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A national treasure

In the same year – 1999 – that this magazine was experiencing the excitement and trepidation of launching itself on the market, the Royal Opera House was facing similar first night nerves:  the re-opening of the iconic Covent Garden building [...]

November 24, 2013 Music, Travel and Leisure

Bay View Villas – In the bosom of nature

Portland, Jamaica, almost paradisiacal, with its picturesque coastlines, breathtaking views of the sea, cloud-caressed mountains, long, meandering rivers and sparkling waterfalls, is a nature-lover’s dream, located on Jamaica’s northeast coast. And in all of this natural magnificence is a magical [...]

November 23, 2013 Travel and Leisure

Downe House: A school for independent girls

Downe House is an independent boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18. Our aim is to help students to develop as individuals, building their skills and confidence so that they leave us ready to maximise their potential beyond school [...]

November 22, 2013 Independent Schools

Investment Special: Why London Central Residential Bucks The Trend- By David Alexander, Personal Finance Reporter

Diamonds, gold, prime London residential property; why are they so sought-after? Why do they persistently rise in value? Why do they continue to appeal to global investors?  It’s simple: they are coveted and they are scarce. Prime London Central (PLC) [...]

November 19, 2013 Property

The opening of Novikov Restaurant & Bar in Mayfair’s Berkeley Street just over a year ago not only gave London three great new spaces in which to sate its hunger and thirst, but saw owner Arkady Novikov, the Russian restaurateur who changed the face of dining in his home nation, go international.

It was back in 2008 when Novikov, whose multimillion empire now encompasses over 50 restaurants across Moscow, first set his sights on London. “I spent many, many months looking for the right place,” he reveals. “I was like a fisherman, [...]

November 19, 2013 Food & Drink

Kaiser Partner is an award-winning, family-owned wealth management group and private bank that combines tradition with a modern, forward-looking business model

Our roots are strong and stretch back to 1931. With a head office in Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein, and offices in Zollikon, Switzerland, we bring together a leading trustee firm, a private bank specializing in asset management, an investment advisor [...]

November 19, 2013 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

“Merchant Taylors’ is an exceptional learning community that provides a first class education in a humane and civilised environment

We value breadth of achievement as much as success at the highest level. Of greatest importance to us is that boys grow to be independent and free-thinking members of a diverse community and that, as they progress through the School, [...]

November 19, 2013 Independent Schools

Investments; a Classic Decision

On the 12th of July at the Bonhams Auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed, a Mercedes Benz W196 Grand Prix car, once driven by the legendary racing driver Juan Fangio, sold to an anonymous bidder for £19.6 million. This was [...]

November 19, 2013 Motoring

A Place in the Croatian Sun

For centuries, the city-state of Dubrovnik guarded its independence fiercely – and no wonder. The ancient stone walls of the Old Town encircle streets of unparalleled beauty and elegance; the terracotta roofs shelter artistic treasures to match any in Europe; [...]

November 19, 2013 House & Home

At Home in the Peloponnese

Sunrise in the Peloponnese…slivers of amber sunlight stream across the surface of the Argosaronic Gulf and the cloudless sky drains the black of night. The early morning call of a Great Crested Grebe ripples around the hillside coaxing the landscape [...]

November 19, 2013 Travel and Leisure