Henry Mitchell Temple from Annabel’s on Anish Kapoor and anchovies

As co-founder of Annabel’s Wine Bar and husband of Paris Georgia co-founder Paris Mitchell Temple, Henry Mitchell Temple has a front row seat to the best in style and hospitality. We asked him to dish on more than his favourite dishes.

Annabel’s Wine Bar

My personal style can be defined by
Workwear. I like a lot of Japanese brands too.

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The last thing I bought and loved was
My Sonos system. Listening to music at all times anywhere in our home is the best.

An unforgettable place I visited was
Tel Aviv

Next place I’d like to go to
Mexico or Brazil. I would love to visit the Luis Barragan house in Mexico City.

On my wish list is
A Ruth Buchanan artwork.

The last thing I added to my wardrobe was
A chunky Marni knit sweater.

The designer that inspires me is
Dieter Rams.

Dieter Rams

My favourite app is

An indulgence I would never forgo is
A glass of wine and a bowl of pasta with a splash of good olive oil.

If I had to limit my shopping to one neighbourhood in one city it would be
Daikanyama, Tokyo.

My style icon is
Probably music composer Ryuchi Sakamoto.

Ryuchi Sakamoto

The best book I’ve read in the past year is
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

I can’t miss an episode of
Curb your Enthusiasm.

Curb your Enthusiasm

In my fridge you’ll always find
Tomato confit or anchovies.

My favourite place in my house is
The dinner table.

The people I rely on for my wellbeing are
Paris has all the beauty secrets.

My favourite website is

The object I could never part with is

A gadget I can’t do without is
A wine opener.

The one artist whose work I would collect is (if price is not an issue)
Anish Kapoor.

Anish Kapoor

The last meal out I had that truly impressed me was
Anything from Bar Celeste.

The podcasts I’m listening to
The Daily (New York Times)
The David Chang podcasts
NTS Radio

The best gift I ever received was
A commissioned Andrew Barber painting of our view at the Coromandel.

The grooming product I can’t live without is
Nasomatto Black Afgano cologne.

Nasomatto Black Afgano cologne

The last music I downloaded was
Evening Star by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno (I bought the vinyl record too).

I have a collection of


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