All the words in ‘Courvoisier Great Gatsby Pop-up at Harrods’ are fabulous apart from ‘pop-up’, which I’m afraid I tend to associate with cheap, temporary, cardboardy, hipster flights of fancy. Fortunately, the other words here have such strong connotations of cultural longevity that ‘pop-up’ is drowned out. A dark, dark [...]
Go on, admit it. You can’t always reach for a bottle of fine single malt, which means that where needs must, a blend...
Outsize ants crawl over crazy paving at the Klinec homestead’s terrace. The vista in their midst – Medana’s...
Might I point out that sprint has sprung. Isn’t it obvious? Cold wintery nights, grey dull days, bitter winds and...
We stroll up to the front of the hotel, searching for a likely entrance. There’s nothing. We enter the hotel through the revolving door and search the foyer. Still nothing. We find a doorman and discreetly make enquiries about a ‘Luggage Room’. “Ah” he says, sizing us up. “Outside, look for the small, black door to your right – you need to knock”.Read more ›
“Picture the following scene. I’m standing in the top room of a Dublin pub, late on a Thursday night. Nothing that unusual about that, but there’s a coffin in front of me.”Read more ›
The informed and advertising-savvy among you will know the name immediately. Rory Sutherland. Vice-Chairman at OgilvyOne London and Vice-Chairman at Ogilvy & Mather UK, writer, commentator, evangelist of behavioural economics and star of TED lectures; all that and an obvious love of cravats. And now, to top that illustrious career [...]Read more ›