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The colourful story of gemstone mining in Africa

Beautifully narrated by jewellery journalist Richa Goya Sikri, this collection of short stories is a truthful and emotional account of coloured gemstone mining in Africa since the 1960s. The stories have been compiled through personal interviews with the adventurous men and women who have shaped an industry that is now worth US$ 32.38 billion*. Richa […]

Pioneers of the Exceptional – Vacheron Constantin celebrates Harrods’ 175th anniversary

Harrods, the world’s most famous luxury department store, is marking its 175th anniversary with all manner of exciting celebrations and special-edition products. The Swiss maison of haute horlogerie Vacheron Constantin has joined in with a unique Les Cabinotiers watch presented at an immersive experience titled, Pioneers of the Exceptional. From the 19th of June to […]

Four decades of supermodel catwalking

The first black model to feature on the cover of Vogue, Naomi Campbell ranks alongside Coco Chanel and Valentino as one of fashion’s most important icons. After being discovered by model agent Beth Boldt at the age of 15, the south Londoner very quickly saw her life turn into a fashion fairy tale. By the […]

Breaking all the rules

After witnessing the long queues to the Studio Underd0g stand snaking around the London venue for British Watchmakers’ Day back in March, our Editor-in-Chief Julia Pasarón couldn’t resist finding out more about the man causing the disruption: Richard Benc.  Richard ended up in watchmaking more out of chance than passion. With a degree in product design, […]

A bright summer on your wrist

Vibrant, impactful and always fun, pop colours brighten up any look and are a great way to show your personality. Somehow, they have always found their way into fashion and this season, the trend has extended to our wrists. Following the most popular hues this summer, we bring seven striking sports watches, unapologetically bold. Show […]

Highlights of an inspiring summer

The Alps have become as popular in summer as they are in winter. And it is not only nature and sports lovers flocking to the jaw-dropping European mountain range but also those passionate about the arts. All kinds of cultural festivals take place in the region; classical music, jazz, cinema and much more. Here we […]

Award-winning sparkling English wines

One may be forgiven for not immediately thinking of Southeast England when it comes to award-winning sparkling wines. My recent tour of the Gusbourne Estate proved otherwise. Nestled in what can only be described as “the garden of England”, this vineyard delivers a formidable selection of wines to suit every

A story of peacock spiders, seabirds and koalas

The collective actions of animals over millions of years have shaped the planet’s climate to make it habitable for all. Our addiction to fossil fuels has become a smoke screen for this facet of reality. It’s true that humans are the major cause of climate change. However, the solutions aren’t

In pursuit of the Northern Lights

Since the beginning of human history, the elusive Northern Lights have inspired artists and puzzled scientists in equal measure. As we reach the peak of a solar cycle in 2024, chances of witnessing the spellbinding spectacle of the Aurora Borealis dramatically increase. In this article, our Editor-in-Chief, Julia Pasarón, explains


Special tipples for special dads

So many good moments are shared over drink that for Father’s Day this year, we thought we’d use our sources to find top-class original tipples that we believe would make a great present for any dad. Even more so if he decides to open them and invite you to a

Surprise your dad with a gourmet experience in London

Choosing a present for our father can sometimes be tricky but you can’t get it wrong with a gourmet experience, whether it is just you and your dad or the whole family. Here are a few ideas that will surely please even the most sybarite fathers. LUNCH AT CHINESE CRICKET

The right choice to lessen hangovers this summer

As summer rolls in – in Britain quite slowly – barbecues get ready, outdoor furniture dusted off and pubs open their gardens, our consumption of wine goes up a few notches to say the least, and with it, the feared hangovers. By choosing organic wines, not only you are putting

Libators and imbibers go back to the roaring twenties

Scotland’s Oldest working distillery, The Glenturret, is entering a new chapter in its 261 years of history by welcoming a new member to the family, The Aberturret Gin. The gin is named after Aberturret House, formerly the Dower House of the Murray Clan, founder of The Glenturret. This unique London



Retro-chic gifts for Father’s Day

Nostalgia seems to be influencing everything these days, from fashion to accessories, homeware, interior design and even travel destinations. The allure of a rose-tinted past blended with contemporary touches has given place to the rise of a retro-chic culture that we are bringing you here in the form of a

Navigating sexual pleasure as adults

Despite having more access than ever before to information, everyone in the UK seems to be massively uneducated about sex. Erotic events company House of Vixens’ Creative Director and founder Sophie Cohen explains how we can become far better informed about our sexuality as adults.  Navigating the subject of sexual

Gifts for St. Valentine’s that will hit the spot

There is a reason – well, actually many of them – why jewellery is considered an excellent gift for almost any occasion. From a practical point of view, jewellery is durable, versatile, and always comes in pretty packaging. From a more romantic angle, jewellery pieces often become heirlooms that are


The beautiful mind driving Bovet into the future

The vice president of Bovet, Audrey Raffy, is most definitely a rising star in the watch industry. Her cosmopolitan background, natural intelligence and exceptional qualifications are the tools with which she is taking the company into the future, navigating one of the most competitive sectors in luxury. Audrey has Lebanese

The making of a master

In a studio-workshop at the bottom of her west London garden is a white jeweller’s workbench that was built for Sabine Roemer by her uncle Werner when she was 15 years old and deeply committed to becoming a jeweller. At this bench, she has created framed animal artworks for Nelson

Taking Britain for a ride

After meeting at university and becoming best mates, Seb Inglis-Jones and William Stirrup swore that one day they’d run a business together. In 2018, they made good on their promise and became the proud names behind one of the finest examples of British manufacturing: Maeving motorcycles. I meet Inglis-Jones as


Quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics (QM) is the study of matter and energy at the microscopic level. QM makes bizarre predictions about how matter works. For example, quantum entanglement occurs when two or more particles become correlated such that measuring the state of one instantaneously affects the state of the other, even if

A physiotherapist’s view on the importance of good posture

With the rise in desk-based jobs and digital dependence, our posture often falls victim to the demands of the workplace. A sedentary lifestyle, prolonged hours hunched over screens and poor sitting positions have led to a significant increase in back and neck problems among working professionals. As an extended-scope practitioner,

A Nutritionist's Guide to Autumn Care

As the crisp autumn air sets in, it’s not just our wardrobe that needs a change; our skin and hair also require extra care and nourishment. As a nutritionist, I’ve witnessed the profound impact that diet can have on our outward appearance. In this article, I’ll explore how to support


Changing the economics of deforestation

In 2019, I visited northern Peru to travel to an area of rainforest that had, at one time, seemed destined to disappear. I was part of a team supporting a successful conservation project in the Amazon, known as the Alto Mayo REDD+ Project, set up in 2008 by Conservation International

Creating circularity and ‘second life’ products

As we are seeing such severe changes in climates across the globe, it is time for us to question our consumer and shopping habits. We should look for brands that are creative, sustainable and committed to be positive agents of change in what concerns the future of our planet. Circularity,

Eco-conscious companies turn to beekeeping

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article on the plight of bees, and one of the questions I asked was what people in metropolitan areas such as London could do to promote this cause, so following a chat with our Editor-in-Chief, we decided to do a follow-up piece


Louis Vuitton rewards independent genius

Anyone who knows a little about the time, dedication and passion it takes to become a watchmaker, would understand why Raúl Pagès, winner of the first-ever Louis Vuitton Watch Prize for Independent Creatives, was reduced to tears as he approached the stage to receive the coveted prize from Jean Arnault

Bulgari and Save The Children celebrate their enduring partnership

With the world so often in turmoil, it’s often the children who are the most vulnerable, and that gives even deeper meaning to the long-running partnership between Bulgari and Save The Children. Since 2009, the time-honored Italian jewelry house has stood side-by-side with the children’s charity, and they have chosen

Bicester Village and Collagerie Art Shop support local charities

Christmas shopping can be a daunting experience not suitable for the faint-hearted. Aware of how off-putting the idea of wrestling other shoppers for the last must-have item and queueing at tills can be, Bicester Village invites its customers to a very different experience. In collaboration with Collagerie Art Shop –