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The High Art of Keith Salmon

We stumbled across Keith Salmon's work at the Arran Distillers on Arran and the above large scale piece drew us in immediately.  Salmon's love for high places and the outdoors is incredibly evident in his...
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Arran: Near but quite far

We come to the island a mixed bag.  A jet lagged group from disparate places, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, the rain drenched American South.  Left feeling hollow by the loss of our beloved matriarch we descend on the...
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5 Italian islands that aren’t Capri

Capri's been done to death.  It's the place to be (which is why it isn't) for the moneyed  hordes have over run it with the clack clacking of teetering heels and braying laughter.  Sure it's...
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Afterimage: My Fathers Birthday

Today is my father's birthday. He would have been seventy. Try as I might I can't see him at this age just as I can't seem to picture myself at seventy. Then again, I'm not sure anyone can really picture...
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The beauty of Gin & Coconut Milk

Its an out island Bahamian classic that is served by the pitcher around regatta time.  Don't let the mixture of gin and coconut put you off. It's incredibly refreshing and should not be reserved solely for...
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Lady Bund & our Shanghai favourite

Bund 22 has to be one of the most enviable addresses in the city.  We think that the staff and group behind the newly opened Lady Bund has an absolute gem on their hands,  Housed in a handsome...
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Fastnet portable Speaker: Very British, Very Lovely

Fashion brand Ted Baker’s surprise entry into serious audio continues apace. Its sweet-sounding and beautifully retro Rockall headphones, which I featured in September, were greeted with near swoons by many...
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The Faroe Islands: Isolated Beauty

Photographer Julian Calverley recently got a job in Faroe Islands, in the Kingdom of Denmark. He used the frequent dead times during the shooting to take some pictures of the surroundings with his...
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The Golden Age of Air Travel

FROM LUXURY DINING TO GLAMOROUS GUESTS AND ACRES OF SPACE, RETRO PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF AIR TRAVEL It's hard to imagine a time when air travel was synonymous with glamour,...
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The 10 Best ski lifts in the world

#1 AIGUILLE DU MIDI – Chamonix, France - Built in 1955, held title as highest cable car on Earth for 20 years - Carries 65 passengers - Highest vertical ascent cable car in the world traveling...
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Stylish Drinking: Art Basel Edition

1.  The Broken Shaker Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta are the forward-thinking mixologists behind the Broken Shaker, a popular pop-up bar that established a permanent home at the Freehand, an innovative hostel...
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Our Top 7 picks for off piste gear

Spending time between Chamonix, Cortina, and Jackson has us thrashing our gear on some of the truly greatest terrain on earth.  This is the setup we are running this year for off piste/backcountry/slack...
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Stylish Drinking: The Connaught Bar

Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, UK IF ALL ENTRANCES WERE THIS GOOD there would be no need for exits. First the doormen - the white-gloved kind - whose "welcome to the Connaught" stiffens your stride and...
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British Zen: The Shipping Forecast

BBC Shipping Forecast When I was a child I would sit in my Grandfather's garden shed (home to all that is manly in Northern England), drink sugary tea and watch him smoke JPS's. We would listen to the...
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Imperial Black Box Set: Resort

      Heading somewhere warm for the holidays?  Imperial Black has you covered with new box sets of our favorite light weight tailored shirting. Travel shirting done right.  All ultra...
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The Art of Holiday Packing

As you know we can be a bit obsessive about things.  The art of packing for travel is no exception. Years of crisscrossing the globe have taught us a thing or two and we are glad to share our methods with you...
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Imperial Black Minimalist Satchel: The new heirloom

  The Imperial Black minimalist satchel is the smallest piece in the hand made luggage collection and also perhaps the best for a first look.  Hand made in NC and featuring Horween leather the pieces...
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Norway: The Passport As Design Object

Norway Turns Boring Passports Into Covetable Design Objects Making the drudgery of travel just a little more stylish. Leave it to some chic Scandinavians to recast a dull travel necessity—the...
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An off season Antibes

  There seems to be a dearth of Russians in town.  Many of the yachts over at Port Vauban have headed off to less blustery climes or are staying put, manned by a skeleton crew.  The market is less...
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Return to Hotel du Cap

Return to Hotel du Cap Bernard Touillon By Richard David Story The Cote d’Azur’s most storied hideaway. Ahhh, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, perhaps...