COMPETITION: Win A Stay At The Four Seasons And A Tumi Suitcase With Road Rivals

Seriously aggressive super-vehicles and the most sublime luxuries collide when two ultra-competitive men take to the road. Road Rivals will be ‘Go’ on your TV screens tonight, 9pm on the Travel Channel and there can only be one winner… Or can there? We think it only fair to open up the competition to our discerning readers – which…
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Four on the Bloor: The Four Seasons, Toronto

The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I the LORD am your God. – Leviticus 19:34.  It’s initially hard to see how a deep knowledge of the Jewish Torah would lead to major…
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Hilly Street Blues: A Cynical Brit in Silicon Valley

Here I am, a cynical Brit in Silicon Valley, surrounded by optimistic Americans who are seemingly pushing the boundaries of software and hardware engineering. All in the service of making the world a better place. Or at least, a better connected place. Meanwhile, over six thousand miles away in Italy, Ferrari are focussing on the…
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Palazzo Tornabuoni, Florence

Evolution is often invisible. Because of the dead-ends that are necessarily pursued in the quest for those next great steps forward, what feels like an advance could ultimately turn out to be just another dodo. A recent stay at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence made me think that this particular innovation in the way the…
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Winning The Pools

From art deco lidos in Miami to the futuristic bird’s nest of the Park Hyatt’s pool in Tokyo, I wanted my swimming – which I think of as an aesthetic, as much as an athletic, pursuit – to take place in suitably picturesque surroundings. I had seen a photograph of the swimming pool at the…
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