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A favorite revisited: The Lost City of Z

Revisiting a favorite: The Lost City of Z By RICH COHEN What drove the British, from the start of the age of empire to its closing chapters in the 20th century, to all corners of the...
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Man in the kitchen: A Moroccan tagine done our way

Is there anything better than a slow cooked, unctuous dish as the weather turns cold?  Tagines are perfect for this and our traditional lamb version is just the thing for an Autumn Saturday.  Ingredient...
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Our top 10 cities to get lost in

Lost Cities were real, prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation that fell into terminal decline and whose location was later lost. Most lost cities are found, and have been studied extensively by...
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Men of Style & Story: Bryan Ferry

Is there a musician who wears a suit as well , or has aged as elegantly as Bryan Ferry?  From the earliest of days with Roxy Music to his current status as crooner (and CBE) there have been few mis-steps...
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Inspiration in an English Autumn

We do love our English Summers but the Autumn holds a special place for us.  We know that winter is coming and that the day will soon be bitterly cold  with afternoons becoming oppressive and darker...
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A driven pheasant hunt in high style

  Is there anything more Autumnal than getting out into the storied English countryside and participating in a driven shoot?  Lovely company, beautiful guns, and a flask of Laphroaig at days...
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Figurado fever hits Havana

Torpedo cigars Figurado fever is gripping Havana, with high-profile launches and special editions of these once‑niche, fully flavoured torpedo-shaped cigars     Question: when is a...
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Join the Black List and never be left wanting

Imperial Black shirts are made in the smallest of batches just outside of Venice.  Leather goods and accessories are hand made in North Carolina.  Once gone they are gone, never to return.  Don't be...
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10 Reasons why James Hunt is cooler than you

1. His race-day ritual included throwing up, partially because of pre-race jitters, but also because of the previous evening’s carousing. 2. Throughout much of his career, Hunt dedicated the right...
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Jodphur and the Citadel of the Sun

Azure or golden – take your pick. Jodhpur’s best-known sobriquet is the Blue City, and Mehrangarh, the storied fort that towers above it, is called the Citadel of the Sun; and this ancestral stronghold...
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The Tools of the Trade

  A world has been spent roadside, seat lifted up, unfurling an old tool roll as we try to figure out the latest gremlin in a wounded Ducati.Triumph,MV Agusta,BMW,Guzzi _________...
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Maxwell Hazen’s Exquisite Bespoke Motorcycles

Means of transport? Or rolling work of art? The lines between the two are decidedly blurred in the case of the creations of 33-year-old New Yorker Maxwell Hazan, who, as well as having a degree in...
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Imperial Black: Madeira, Comfortable Luxury

The latest in small batch shirting from the Italian Workshop.  The much lauded Imperial Black tailored fit with a softer collar and cuff. A true comfortable luxury.   Pliny's "Purple Islands" and...
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Madeira: Sleep walking through geography

    We can't make up our mind.  One minute it's Hawaii then Tahiti, the American West, no it's vaguely European......Madeira exists in a strange dreamlike state.  As unteathered as it is...
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Tea & Tradition at Reid’s Palace-Madeira

Before becoming Prime Minister for a second time in 1951, Winston Churchill wanted to retreat somewhere ‘warm, bathable, comfortable and flowery’ where he could paint and work on his war memoirs. A friend...