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The voice of an angel

British soprano Carly Paoli talks to Lisa Marks about her Italian heritage, her love of Judy Garland and her new role as an ambassador for jewellery brand FOPE.  Carly Paoli is known around the world for captivating audiences with her angelic voice and heartfelt performances. Born and raised in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the 35-year-old’s meteoric rise to […]

The world’s most famous luxury department store celebrates 175 years of retail magic

Arguably the most famous luxury department store in the world, Harrods is marking its 175th anniversary with all manner of exciting celebrations and special-edition products. From its iconic teddy bears to its renowned Festival of Lights, there are many highlights in store for customers throughout the year. Embodying the very essence of luxury, tradition and […]

All you need to know about the most precious of green gems

Emeralds are the birthstone of May, the month-long association with peace, serenity, and the renewal that comes with the changing of the seasons. As such, they are associated with love, hope, fertility and rebirth. They formed in the belly of Earth as far back as three billion years ago, when our planet was a water […]

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 Mandela, the Prince of Wales […]

The new king of hyper-horology

Grand complication watches are fascinating horological pieces. If nothing else, they carry many complex mechanical functions that often are made to share elements (for example day, date and month in a calendar) and fit into one tiny machine. There is also the fact that a lot is learnt in the research and development of the […]

Outdoor pursuits in the heart of the Tyrol

Although most people associated Kitzbühel with skiing, this beautiful medieval town in the Tyrol is as exciting in summer as it is in winter. Amidst its stunning alpine backdrop, Kitzbühel bustles with all kinds of outdoor activities, that allow visitors to feeling invigorated by sport amidst the natural beauty of the area. Here we bring […]

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

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

Gourmet

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

Mad cooking in the heart of the Black Forest

Chef de cuisine Viktoria “Viki” Fuchs is the sixth generation to run the Romantik Hotel and Spielweg restaurant in Germany’s upper Münstertal. But she’s doing it her way – with sister, Kristin; husband, Johannes, and a fresh, Asian twist. “Wild boar dim sum,” says Viki of the meal guests request

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Lifestyle

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

Skincare products worth persevering with

As holidays end and the festive glow fades away, many of us find ourselves looking in the mirror and realising that there is a price to pay for the Christmas excesses. Redness, dry skin, and opaque complexion are just a few of the consequences of a couple of weeks of

Business

Chitra Stern, co-founder, Martinhal Group

Chitra Stern possesses that calm charisma often seen in experienced business leaders. Proud but modest, she plays down the enormity of what she and her husband, Roman, have achieved since they undertook their first real-estate project and hotel in Ireland. “The hotel belonged to my husband’s family,” she explains. “It

Leading leaders

Andrea Scherz comes from a long line of hoteliers. His grandfather took over Gstaad Palace, which, under Andrea’s leadership, is thriving. His talent and ability were first recognised by the industry when he was elected to the board of Swiss Deluxe Hotels. And in January 2022 he was appointed Chairman

Bugatti explores the principles at the heart of luxury

Bugatti’s first Luxury Summit, held at Château Saint Jean in Molsheim (once home to Ettore Bugatti himself) on the 14th of June, was designed to explore trends in luxury – present and future. Guest speakers included experts and CEOs of leading luxury brands, and the compere and host were Rebecca

Science

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

Conservation

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

Philanthropy

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 –