Past(a) Conquest

A third Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open in Tokyo. Florence, Beverly Hills… and Tokyo. Later this month (28 October to be precise), Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open on the top of the Gucci Namiki flagship store in Ginza. Because, hey,  you can do that sort of thing…
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Chocolate. Bar.

The new, limited edition Macallan Harmony Collection kicks off under the influence of chocolate. Let’s be honest. Whisky and chocolate is not an uncommon pairing. It has, however, come a long way since we all choked on one of those little bottle-shaped chocolate liqueurs hanging from the Christmas tree. In what’s perhaps its most refined…
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Going On Holiday Atoll?

Let’s face it. This last year and a bit have not been the best for travel. They’ve also been the most confusing in memory with lists and traffic lights of various hues, frequently contradictory advice and testing requirements that changed place to place and week to week. There is, however, always the Maldives. Off the…
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Buying Time

Some of the finest names in watches come up for auction this November at Dreweatts. James Bond author Ian Fleming declared that “a gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” Quite how that applies to the private collection going to auction at Dreweatts in November remains to…
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Over Ice & Over Here

We still can’t get to America but this may be the next best thing… The American Bar at The Savoy is reopening its doors today (4th October 2021). London drinkers, you can breathe that sigh of relief. The oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain, the American Bar is also arguably the most iconic, from the…
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The Sea, The Sea

Chelsea’s acclaimed seafood restaurants spreads East… In an interesting twist of restaurant fate, Chelsea’s celebrated seafood specialists The Sea, The Sea are expanding to Hackney. We’ve seen many a hip pop-up start East and move West, of course, this is the first time we can remember seeing the opposite journey. Overseen by executive chef Leo…
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Green List, Blue Lagoon

Travel is, understandably, limited right now. On the plus side, that means we’re looking at alternative destinations for breaks. Such as… Iceland? According to the old advert, mum’s gone to Iceland. Mum, frankly, may have been ahead of her time… Unlike many destinations, Iceland is on the green list for travel and, while not the…
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Drinking Tales

When whisky and literature meet in a unique (and Lalique) manner… The Macallan know a thing or two about special editions. They currently hold the world record for the most expensive whisky ever sold – a bottle of their Fine & Rare 60 year old sole for $1.9m at Sotheby’s in 2019. And today, August…
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Hawksmoor Annual Charity Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Hawksmoor charity dinner in aid of Action Against Hunger. Over the last eight years, Hawksmoor has welcomes a succession of acclaimed chefs to cook at their annual charity dinner, raising over £625,000 in the process. Former guest chefs include the likes of Selin Kiazim, Pierre Koffmann, Skye…
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Full Circle

The world’s most personal concierge service? Quite possibly… As the world reopens – possibly temporarily, probably intermittently – we all need a little help. For some that will be making head or tail of the travel restrictions. For others, that will be a way of finding Super Bowl tickets, securing the ultimate yacht in Monaco…
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