Brown’s Hotel – Mayfair

Choose a London hotel for under £100 a night and you are hoping the physical basics are covered and you can get some sleep. Have the sheets been changed? Is the shower tray clean? Is the carpet meant to be flecked or does it have crabs? When you double that price, you’re sure the basics…
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Felix Dennis Interview

Felix Dennis has a lot of everything. His fifty-or-so magazines and websites have earned him more money than he can count over the last 30 years. Let’s say $700 million though, give or take the odd $50 million, with plenty of backstory to go with it. The crack cocaine addiction isn’t the interesting bit, it’s the…
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The Best Room In The House: The Greenwich Hotel

It should be like sitting down to watch an action film where the lead role of a New York taxi driving sociopath is taken by renowned bad boy The Honourable Sir Rocco Forte: “You talking to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck would you like to talk to? Concierge finishes at…
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Shoes Made To Measure The 21st Century Way

What is it with shoes? Carrie fantasises over them in SATC. Men spending around 800 to buy a pair at Berlutti in London’s Conduit Street automatically join a club whose members meet up in Paris salons at night to spray Champagne onto their purchases before vigorously polishing them off. And for me, one of my…
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