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Monday 19 March 2012
ON the five hour flight from London to Tel Aviv, serious-looking men in black clothes made their way to the back of the aeroplane to pray. The man next to us asked our opinions about the conflict as he bought me a coffee.
Monday 19 March 2012
THEY say you’re either a Tel Aviv or a Jerusalem person. Jerusalem is everything Tel Aviv isn’t: ancient, hilly, and, above all, deeply religious.
Friday 16 March 2012
SAVILLS yesterday posted a nine per cent increase in full year profits to £40m after a boom in London prime residential property and strength in China helped to offset a stagnation in commercial activity in Europe.
Friday 16 March 2012
THERE’S nothing emerging about Barbados. Barbados has arrived. It arrived a long time ago. But in a property environment where the hot new thing has lost some of its appeal over the past five years, tried and true is sometimes best.
Friday 16 March 2012
KITCHENAID ARTISAN MIXER £419 selfridges.com A most-lusted-after for many a kitchenista, this gorgeous retro mixer packs major power, mixing big batches fast. LIBERTY HOUSE SILK AND VELVET CUSHION £145
Friday 16 March 2012
HEAD OF LETTING, AYLESFORD
Friday 16 March 2012
MINT Polo In The Park, taking place this year on 8, 9 and 10 June is London’s ultimate summer networking and socialising event.
Friday 16 March 2012
■ Over 30,000 people enjoy the fun-filledweekend at MINT Polo in the Park ■ Teams are traditionally sponsored by top city firms, hence the name City Friday
Friday 16 March 2012
On Friday 8 June, the Ultimate Club Package offers private or shared tables of 8, 10 or 12 ■ Veuve Clicquot Champagne reception with canapes at The Hurlingham Club
Thursday 15 March 2012
Kendal Gapinski chooses the best super-compact netbooks on the market Asus Zenbook UX21E £849
Thursday 15 March 2012
YAHOO has recently gone to court. Its case: a software patent claim against Facebook, a distinctly profitable social network on the cusp of floatation and at the very centre of the social web.
Thursday 15 March 2012
MOTHER’S DAY, lest you forget, is not just for your own mother. It’s also for the mother of your child.
Thursday 15 March 2012
● Take Mum for a brunch with a difference: tasty street food from Bombay, Delhi, Madras or Calcutta at Les Portes des Indes.
Thursday 15 March 2012
As the Olympics come to town it would be easy to forget that there are dozens of other top sporting corporate packages available across London throughout the year.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Chelsea are clearly a club in transition on the pitch and off it: they are hatching plans for a new stadium. However, Stamford Bridge is not ready for the scrap heap just yet if its corporate hospitality is anything to go by.
Thursday 15 March 2012
AHEAD of Fulham’s home derby game against Chelsea at Craven Cottage on 9 April, the club are offering a two hour voyage on a luxury river boat with food provided by Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts event team.
Thursday 15 March 2012
ARSENAL’S executives boxes are among the best in world football. The dining experience offers a four-course buffet served with drinks before watching the action from a private balcony.
Thursday 15 March 2012
EXECUTIVE BOX From £4,500+VAT for 10, 12 or 15 guests. Four-course buffet served with drinks - private balcony for game.
Thursday 15 March 2012
The theme of the entire HPA Gaucho International Polo 2012 event is a “White Jeans Party”.
Thursday 15 March 2012
MINT Polo in the Park is once again holding a three day celebration of international polo at Hurlingham Park, Fulham. The event made its debut in 2009 and has since then become a popular event on the London sporting calendar.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Most tennis fans would relish the chance to see the world’s top players slug it out in a setting such as the 02. The 2012 Barclays ATP tournament in London in November follows last year’s massive success.
Thursday 15 March 2012
The Boisdale Enclosure is one of the most elite hospitality offerings at any British Racecourse and will be limited exclusively to 180 guests on Investec Ladies Day; Friday 1 June and Investec Derby Day, Saturday 2nd June – the first event of the
Thursday 15 March 2012
THE hospitality at Royal Ascot for 2012 includes the Furlong Club – an area exclusively for Grandstand admission customers, which overlooks the final furlong.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Yes sir we do have a swimming pool but I’m afraid you cannot swim in it because there is a car in it.” And so there was, a new Porsche Boxster, slap bang in the middle of the swimming pool at the Kube Hotel in St Tropez.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
FASTEST BENTLEY EVER IS PREVIEWED
Tuesday 13 March 2012
THE GOVERNMENT will back up high loan to value mortgages worth up to £500,000, it announced yesterday, as the scheme was attacked as ineffective and economically dangerous.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
REAL estate professionals have delivered the most upbeat forecast on house prices since May 2010, with predictions of a stable market in the next three months.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
ZOROKOVICH 1917 vodka looks very cool with its retro Soviet-meets-pop-art label.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
THE phrase “Girls Night Out” has a chick-lit girliness to it, but the series of three dinners hosted under that name at One Lombard Street this week is anything but pink and girly.
Monday 12 March 2012
The government has launched a new mortgage indemnity scheme that is designed to allow first-time buyers to step onto the property ladder and boost the construction industry.
Monday 12 March 2012
THE WEAK jobs market in the City is partly responsible for a decline in central London rents, new research suggested this morning.
Monday 12 March 2012
THE GOVERNMENT will today launch a scheme designed to make new-build homes available to more first time buyers. The NewBuy programme will use an indemnity fund and government guarantee to back up 95 per cent loan-to-value mortgages.
Monday 12 March 2012
ABU Dhabi’s struggling developer Aldar Properties may merge with local rival Sorouh Real Estate in a state-backed tie-up that could create a company worth $15bn (£9.6bn) in assets.
Monday 12 March 2012
After hours of anticipation, I finally caught sight of it – right in front of our jeep. Romantically backlit by the pinkening sky, a tall G&T with glinting ice cubes and a slice of lemon. Sundowners on safari. Best idea ever.
Monday 12 March 2012
Boutique boltholes in Bath (and beyond)
Friday 09 March 2012
IF you’ve got the cash, you’re unlikely to spend it better than on this Grade-II listed former water tower – if originality alongside opulence is your bag.
Friday 09 March 2012
Tubby Tub Bath Price on request www.albionbathco.com Utterly adorable, unique bath that you can pop in the smallest of bathrooms or your bedroom in a corner.
Friday 09 March 2012
SALES DIRECTOR OF DOUGLAS & GORDON
Friday 09 March 2012
Film THE RAVEN Cert: 12A **
Friday 09 March 2012
SKETCH in Mayfair is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style with a metamorphosis courtesy of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Moncler Cyprienne coat £505www.matches.com Isabel Marant khaki Owen linen coat £320www.liberty.co.uk
Thursday 08 March 2012
Founders of Rous Iland members’ Boutique, www.rousiland.com
Thursday 08 March 2012
ALTEC LANSING IMT320 INMOTION SPEAKER SYSTEM £37.50, www.amazon.co.uk
Thursday 08 March 2012
At this moment, your brain is being bombarded with data. Not just from the conventional five senses, but with information about your balance, hunger, the positions of your limbs and the urgency of your next bowel movement.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
IN 1980, the original Fiat Panda was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro to be a small, cheap and cheerful, no frills utility vehicle.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR J
Tuesday 06 March 2012
British house prices dipped 0.5 per cent in February, largely offsetting January's 0.6 per cent rise, data from mortgage lender Halifax showed.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
WE settled into our indecently capacious seats, placed our drinks on the sidetables and leaned back, sighing with satisfaction.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
HEAD SOMMELIER AND MANAGER OF LUTYENS RESTAURANT WITh spring on the way, my thoughts have turned to warm weather wines. But I wish people would think outside the Sauvignon Blanc box. If you like SB, shake it up a bit with these grapes:
Tuesday 06 March 2012
THE AUBIN CINEMA

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