Amongst White Clouds at Hong Kong’s W Hotel

Anna Bastiaenen gets her feet wet on the roof tops of a monsoon soaked Hong Kong. Luckily, she has a nice roof over her head to compensate.   You catch a glimpse of it on the ascent, as you pass by the Barker Road, where China’s richest spar for the swanky condos: the famous Hong Kong…
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Bremont and Chivas Collaborate On the ‘Chivalry’ Watch

This year’s Chivas ‘Made for Gentlemen’ collaboration is with the (usually) aviation-themed watch company Bremont. It’s a good fit in more ways than one: Bremont, like Chivas, was founded by two brothers, both passionate about craftsmanship and investing in the details that matter. After a visit to the Strathisla distillery where they met Chivas Master Blender…
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Satchel Perfect Day

Have our bovine friends ever been sacrificed for such a noble cause? Other than a Hawksmoor steak, the answer is ‘no’. Time was, when all a gentlemen needed for transporting his paraphernalia was a wallet and a deep pocket. Maybe a weapons bag, if you go back to ancient Budo times, or a sporran, which…
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Bentley’s Bold Cologne

Did someone say “dark and throbbing?” There’s a small and elite club of brands that have the ability to cross seamlessly over into the luxury goods’ world. So much so, they’ll release an aftershave that can actually transform the quintessence of an already legendary brand into an elegant and confidently manly, fragrance. Defined by it’s…
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Any Given Sunday (As Long as it’s This One)

With an average price of $4,042, the Super Bowl XLVIII tickets are the most expensive they’ve been for six years. It’s shaping up to be a good one. Will Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning destroy the formidable Seahawks defence? Will New Jersey shut down George Washington Bridge in a fit of ‘what exit’ rage? Will it SNOW?…
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Push the Button: New Renault Clio Ad

In quieter moments I find myself wondering what happened to French temptress Nicole and her disapproving father, Papa, stars of the inexplicably popular Renault Clio adverts throughout the 90’s. I just found out they’ve been jumping out on unassuming car buyers in Waltham Forest. As it hits the grand old age of 23, Renault Clio…
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Gallic Charm

With Renault and the Caterham Group joining forces to build a new sports car under the renowned Alpine title, interest in the original 60’s sports car has received a fresh injection – with a growing appreciation for a car which found fame as a result of its rally pedigree in the early 1970’s. And to…
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Bentley Unwraps New Collection in Time for Christmas

Seasonal affective disorder is absolutely, definitely a thing. But there is a silver lining lodged in the icy grey clouds that are descending upon us. As the winter nights draw in, Bentley has unwrapped its new collection in time for Christmas. Presenting a selection of desirable and hand crafted gifts – including the timeless Bentley…
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