Lifestyle...

If music be the food of love...

... scrap that, I'll have the food. And the drink. I'm happy to chat to people about incredibly expensive watches (actually, interviewing the mercurial, charismatic Maximillian Busser of MB&F while he was on a mobile halfway up one of the Alps – possibly Mont Blanc – was really memorable... a great guy). And even writing about bespoke suits and upmarket brands has been fun for someone who is as fashionable as herpes. Still, it all puts food on the plate, to bring us back to where we started... 

Vintage posters

With their vibrant colours, inspired designs and insights into an often-vanished world, classic travel posters are gaining in popularity among collectors

Interview: Mazimillian Büsser

An interview with the charismatic wünderkind who created the iconoclastic, some would say, eccentric Swiss brand

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan’s rural childhood is reflected in his earthy cooking that is at once hearty yet accomplished and refined.

London restaurants

In a city boasting 79 Michelin stars, Tripadvisor’s 2017 list of its top London restaurants might just surprise you. Forget about going to Gordon’s place, and never mind a meal at Heston’s...

La Femme - Liz Taylor

Surely the last of the greats from Hollywood’s golden age, Liz Taylor lives on long after her death, famed for her smouldering sensuality, her tumultuous personal life and her lifelong love of Bulgari...

Interview: Aqua Kyoto's Jordan Sclare

Jordan Sclare, executive chef at aqua kyoto on his Jewish childhood, why working for Ramsay was a living hell and the spirituality of Japanese cuisine

Burlesque

If you thought burlesque was all busty women in basque and suspenders you’d be right. But only partly...

Boisdale

Some Scottish-themed restaurants can be a pain in the haggis. Not the classy Boisdale...

Modern Pantry

The bottom line, that is - at a crunch-defying £22 for three courses, the Modern Pantry is a paean to value and flair...

The Steaks are High

Well, they are if you opt for the opulence of the third-floor restaurant at Gaucho’s impressive flagship London restaurant on Swallow Street...

The Tower and the Glory

For the decade after it opened, Le Pont de la Tour was one of the princes of London restaurants, before a period in the wilderness. Now it’s back...

Hedge - Blueprint Cafe Review

There are those who disapprove of the retail ethic that Sir Terence Conran brings to his restaurants. They’ve never eaten at the impressive Blueprint Café, says Eugene Costello

Hedge - Fox Club Review

If you need a bolthole in central London, the Fox Club in Mayfair has it all, says Eugene Costello – funky, contemporary and exceptionally well located