Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell

A recent London jaunt brought me to the eccentric but beguiling Zetter Townhouse. Ideally sited, being well away from the more ‘touristy’ parts of London, yet literally just a few minutes walk from the nearest tube and only a leisurely 20-minute stroll from Blackfriars Bridge and the Embankment, Zetter brings a bit of Christmas cheer and log-fired…
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Stay Classic, San Diego

As the train continued its leisurely progress south it swung inland towards Anaheim and the overall aspect out of the panoramic windows changed from stunning ocean views and beautiful beaches to a distinctly more industrial hue. And to be fair – compared to the incredible coastline near Ventura and Carpentaria this bit of the track…
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Barbara Whoosh: Dave Unwin Continues His Californian Capers

“Mr Unwin – we’re ready to board now” said the steward in American Airline’s excellent Admiral’s lounge at Heathrow. “Just let me finish my manicure and I’ll be right with you”, I replied. Well, as a LUSSO lifestyle-loving modern metrosexual male you wouldn’t have expected me to go on a road trip without first getting…
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A Real ‘Sovereign of the Skies’

King Air. Even the name suggests a certain regal air of superiority, and when Brian Jones of NAC at Oxford told me that the only C90GT in Europe was stopping by and asked whether I would I like to fly it, you can be sure that I didn’t need asking twice. When photographer Steve and…
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Dave Unwin – The Breitling Jet Team

As though connected together, the five sleek jets pivot perfectly around the horizon as a single rolling entity. We pull up into a loop, the G comes on strong, and for a second I wonder if I’m going to regret not wearing a G-suit. Sliding seamlessly into the next manoeuvre, with the five jets holding…
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Automatic Pilot

Flight Editor Dave Unwin swaps his flying suit for driving gloves and takes a Porsche Cayenne GTS down to the Goodwood Revival. When Porsche UK offered me one of their big, brutish Cayenne GTSs in which to pop down to Goodwood, I was certainly intrigued. Having been a Porsche aficionado over the years and driven…
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LUSSO’s Flight Editor Dave Unwin on Why Buying Your Own Jet Is Actually Rather Sensible

Why own your own aircraft? Well, if you subscribe to the old adage that time is money, then Europe’s antiquated transportation system is probably costing you a small fortune. Let’s face it, surface transport in Europe is becoming ever more impractical. The roads are reaching gridlock while the rail network is suffering from years of…
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Flight Test: Dave Unwin Reviews The TBM-700

Scything through the summer sky at 5 miles a minute, I was profoundly impressed at not only how civilised the TBM is, but perhaps even more importantly, how easy it is to fly. “Although with its wood-and-leather interior, Club-Class seating and air conditioning pack, the -700 may not appear to be a pioneering aeroplane, in…
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