Reviews and recommendations on the best of English brands and experiences

France Travel Review: Évian Resort

During my years of globe-trotting with the luxury press I’ve never heard mention of the destination, Évian-les-Bains or even the abbreviated, Évian, ...

Hotel review: Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

I stayed a solitary night at the Yas Viceroy. What could one learn in such a short space of time? Well quite a lot actually and I really wished I could ...

Restaurant Review: Yamal Alsham at Imperial Wharf

Central London riverside developments can sometimes be soulless places, and a windswept Imperial Wharf is no exception when the sun’s not around, no ...

Philanthropy: Meera Gandhi and The Giving Back Foundation

Meera Gandhi is founder and CEO of the ‘Giving Back Foundation’, a non-profit organisation whose focus is on alleviating poverty, illness and ...

Hotel Review: The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Trooping off a 10 hour flight, I went straight off to attend the Google ‘Big Tent’ gathering with the cream of India’s Tech and Communications ...

Exclusive Cornwall. St Mawes Retreats

If I described a stunning holiday destination with numerous beaches, clear blue waters and average summer temperatures of 19˚C, admit it, you would be ...

Vienna Property: The Goldenes Quartier

Vienna has built an enviable reputation for style, sophistication and quality of life. In fact, it consistently tops the summit of best places to live in ...

LifeBook. The business of family storytelling

I've lost count the amount of times I've had conversations about genealogy and family history and heard the regret tinged stories of others who've ...

Film Premières in London 2008-2013 part 1

Photographer Bernd Talasch has spent many a fractious evening navigating over-zealous security staff and clipboard waving PRs, not to mention the scrum ...

Why Cannes property should be first choice for a second home

Arriving in Nice en-route to Cannes one cannot help but marvel at the blue skies and light, dancing off the water. The shine is accentuated when the ...

Tel Aviv property: Meier on Rothschild

Has Tel Aviv finally arrived as a truly international city? Contrary to a lot of the television news on the state of Israel, Tel Aviv just gets on with it ...

A perspective on English Luxury

Working in luxury media we’re often canvassed as to the meaning of ‘luxury’ as if in some way its definition subtly shifts from year to year like ...

Roast hosts launch of Shekhar Bhatia exhibition

Acclaimed Borough Market-based restaurant Roast has selected the work of leading journalist, photographer and documentary maker Shekhar Bhatia for its ...

Restaurant Review: Tamarind, Mayfair

I remember 15 years ago going to the opening night of Tamarind, then the first and still one of only a few super-slick Indian restaurants in London. It ...