A Slice of Olde England

Eclectic eccentricities, historic locations and tales of yore, a cocktail of intrigue and idiosyncrasies await travellers who venture across England. Discover our choice destinations for an irresistible slice of Olde England…

UK Literary Festivals

Literary lovers rejoice – Autumn’s here, and with it comes a host of literature festivals. Here are some of the best… London History Festival 18 to 28 November 2013 Leading historians deliver talks on topics that have shaped British history. Held in Kensington Central Library and Waterstone’s Kensington, Charles Moore talks about the life and career of …

Style Unpacked: Ben Safra

There’s probably no one on earth more suited to the role of Burberry’s Director of Private Clients for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa than Ben Safra. Born in Belgium to two Belgian Diplomats, he lived across Europe and then the US before landing here in London. He’s fluent in six languages, hangs out with …

How to appreciate steak…

Steak has always been a staple of restaurant menus, but until relatively recently, the only choice diners really had to make was between sirloin and fillet, chips or salad, rare or medium. Now, with restaurants taking their lead from high-end steakhouses like Hawksmoor , and not only crediting suppliers on their menus but stating the age …

The Hawksmoor Guide to Cooking The Perfect Steak

Buy good meat This is the key. Ask the butcher for beef from a traditional British breed where the cow has lived a bit (ideally 30 months plus) and spent most of its time eating grass as nature intended. It’s important that it’s been humanely dispatched and hung for at least 28 days (35 is better). Buy …

Something magnificent at Nicholas Oakwell

If it hadn’t been for the risk of tripping over both my cabat and Hilary Alexander in the dimly lit ballroom, or the fact that the designer knows me and my location of work, I’d have smuggled the chocolate astrakhan jacket and crocodile skirt from Nicholas’ AW13 collection out of Claridges before the show had …