Win The BAFTA Nominee Gift Bag

If like us, your BAFTA invitation got lost again in the post this year, then fear not as you can still fool your friends into thinking you were there. As the Official Champagne and Wine Partners to BAFTA, Champagne Taittinger and Villa Maria wines from New Zealand continue their love affair with film and are offering one…
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Val Deserving

Skiing’s come a long way from flammable onesies and rubbery fondues. These days it can be just as much of a gastronomic adventure as a sporting one and nowhere offers a better luxury luge than snow sports mecca, Val d’Isère. Via Lusso’s extensive knowledge-gathering network we can reveal everything you should be getting up to when you’re not on the…
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Off Their Hostess Trolley – SWISS Air Collaborates On Michelin-starred Inflight Meals

SWISS, the world’s most refined and assiduous airline have put a Michelin chef to work on their catering. Thomas Patterson has the tedious task of sampling (and a light and a whistle for attracting attention).   Ah, the inflight meal – is there anything more unappetising than the tinfoil-topped airline dinner, with its mystery meat served…
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Bamford Watch Department Launches It’s New Heritage Series

Few aficionados can spare the time to search for their ultimate must-have vintage Rolex, the one without scratches, the perfect coloured dial, and the exact size to fit the wrist. Imagine being able to find the model you’ve been dreaming about without having to search through hundreds of timepieces that don’t really match up to one…
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Milles Better: The Ultimate Swiss Watch Shop Swings Back Into Action

Richard Mille’s revamped flagship Geneva boutique has returned bigger and even chromier. To honour the store’s re-opening the Swiss watchmaker has created a limited edition run of 15 handsome timepieces, each one encased in its own winding box designed with Geneva’s cityscape outline.   As we’ve come to expect from the high performance watch brand,…
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Sicily’s Finest

The Fattoria Corleonese is heaven on earth in the heart of a bustling working estate. (Think parfaito homemade cheese, olive oil and luscious tomatoes which the owners leave you as a welcome.) It’s in the middle of the Sicilian countryside – near Corleone – with views of hills, meadows and avenues of pines and eucalyptus…
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New Whisky Resolutions

The onset of Winter chill thinly veils an excuse to seek out new whiskies, although in all honesty I’d have to be set on fire before considering turning down a wee dram.   A crisp Winter morning and aboard the 90 year old Thames barge ‘Will’, I eye up the coal fire both warily and…
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Hand to Hand Combat: Bamford’s Commando Series

When you’re pummeling the opposition in the face, all in the service of saving the world, do so with ultimate punctuality.   When George Bamford set his sights on his latest concept, he had one thing in mind: to create a series of watches special enough to pay homage to the world’s deadliest troops, the Commandos;…
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The Bit You Don’t Get

Next time your beloved tells you to get on your bike and finally put up those box shelves for the nursery, you can indulge in the ultimate visual pun.   Let’s face it, few moments are more emasculating than having to ask another man to assemble your wardrobe, but finally it’s OK to accept DIY…
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McLaren 650S Spider Road Test

It’s 9:00am, late July. The British summer has been kind this year, the clouds charitable in their absence, the sun unusually conspicuous. Today, it’s wet. We’re on our way to McLaren, Woking. The incessant torrent is relentless, and visibility on this particularly drab, grim day is laughable. Or not. It’s Friday, the ABS-reliant commuter mafia…
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