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Talking luxury travel trends with YachtTalk by Heesen Yachts

Talking luxury travel trends with YachtTalk by Heesen Yachts

We might be back to just dreaming about travel for the time being, but it was an absolute pleasure to jet off to Eindhoven recently to represent Tempus for a wonderful episode of YachtTalk by Heesen Yachts, joined by Geordie Mackay-Lewis of Pelorus and series host Charlotte Kan. In the episode, we chat about how travel has changed since the Covid-19 pandemic, noting that people are more eager to experience unique journeys, and travel more purposefully while using convenient options such as private jet travel to avoid the crowds. While this seems like a contradiction, yachting offers an exciting opportunity in the world of environmental technology development whereby companies are banding together to change policies, develop less damaging propulsion and fuel systems, and investing in ocean conservation in order to ensure the seas are available for their customers. In addition to purposeful travel, and why sustainable yacht technology is so exciting, we also speak about why time is the ultimate luxury. Watch online here: https://www.heesenyachts.com/yachttalk/

Fashion designer Pauline Ducruet looks to the new year in Tempus Magazine issue 77

Fashion designer Pauline Ducruet looks to the new year in Tempus Magazine issue 77

As we look to the New Year, Tempus is celebrating the rise of wellness, resilience and authenticity that are inspiring new trends in every sector of the luxury world. It seems that never before have we been so united in the improvement of our quality of life. At the start of the year – and in no small way inspired by the trials of the pandemic – Google searches for “self-care” rose by a whopping 250%. With more people taking an active interest to empower themselves in their health care –both physical and mental – it is becoming increasingly clear that wellbeing starts from within. This can be seen in the rise of mindful wellness trends and activities offered in the world’s best resorts and in the wide range of treatments – from sensational sound baths to olfactory indulgences, all designed to soothe the soul – that are gaining ever more popularity with those in the know. Self-improvement goes hand in hand with self-expression and, as we learn to take better care of our health, wealth and wellbeing, so too are we learning to embrace authenticity at every turn. Few understand this better than our cover star, 27-year-old fashion designer Pauline Ducruet. The stylish entrepreneur learnt the power of dressing for confidence and self-expression from her mother, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and grandmother, iconic actress GraceKelly. Now, she is creating fashion for every body, with sustainable pieces defined by colour, fabric and attitude rather than conforming to gender expectations. Pauline tells us about her inspirations, and ambitious design ethos, in our exclusive cover story. As we set about designing this issue, it became clear that this sense of self-expression, authentic storytelling and desire for self-improvement is everywhere in the world of luxury – from the increasing popularity of responsible travel to rise in environmental investment, electrification in the automotive industry to the art of haute horology – we all want to make a real and positive impact on the world. And that, more than anything, is a resolution worth celebrating as we ring in the new year.

Burlingtons Magazine issue 06 celebrates a season of start-ups with its new edition

Burlingtons Magazine issue 06 celebrates a season of start-ups with its new edition

The Autumn 2021 issue of Burlingtons Magazine is now available to Burlingtons Group clients, Club Members and more. The sixth issue of the quarterly publication is a celebration of the post-pandemic start-up boom, full of features about businesses old and new, exclusive interviews and entrepreneurial advice from international experts in their fields. The magazine's cover star, Alistair Muscat, founded Malta-based wealth management company Integra Private Wealth in 2009. Now, Integra is joining Burlingtons Group, expanding the Mayfair private services brand's offering for its high-net-worth clientele. In the magazine's exclusive cover story, Alistair shares how he measures success and his advice – to focus on the relationships with one's clients, rather than the returns – is a welcome surprise. Elsewhere, Burlingtons' head of corporate Paramjit Sehmi takes us through what every entrepreneur needs to know to lay the foundations for start-up success, Kobre & Kim's Polly Wilkins shares the key elements of managing your business' reputation through tough times, and interior design legend Kelly Hoppen looks back on her remarkable career. We also bring you regular features such as Ask Boris – our resident bulldog and investment expert – and take a look at the superyachts of the season. Burlingtons Group CEO Deborah Mills writes: "Burlingtons Group is now out there in the global market, and gets stronger and stronger each quarter, with huge thanks and appreciation needed to be given to our own Burlingtons Magazine and the incredible team that helps us deliver it. We are proud to think that the Burlingtons brand, reflected through our magazine, is synonymous with elite service and the personal touch."

Tempus 76 exclusive: Meet the scene-stealing Aston Martin fleet starring in No Time to Die

Tempus 76 exclusive: Meet the scene-stealing Aston Martin fleet starring in No Time to Die

Against a stormy evening sky, a small fleet of Aston Martin supercars lines up in the forecourt of Oxfordshire’s historic Blenheim Palace. This photoshoot is the most ambitious that our independent flagship title, Tempus Magazine, has produced thus far – a feat that unites the entire fleet of Aston Martins driven in the upcoming James Bond blockbuster No Time to Die. Although the Palace is closing to visitors for the evening, the few stragglers who spot this spectacle (or hear the purr of powerful engines) try to hang back to snap a picture or two – it doesn’t get past the notice of our ad hoc security, who are as determined as we are to keep this surprise under wraps. See the DB5, DBS Superleggera, V8 andValhalla captured in their full, scene-stealing glory in the magazine, out now. Earlier in the day, those same palace visitors may have seen our crew tearing along the countryside in 007’s off-road vehicle of choice – the all-new Land Rover Defender – for our second exclusive shoot of the issue. No Time to Die stunt and racing driver Jessica Hawkins takes us through the death-defying cinema sequences we can expect from this all-terrain behemoth. Getting this issue into your hands has been a rather action-packed journey in itself. As I write this letter, we are putting the final touches on a magazine that has been 18 months in the making. It was originally planned to coincide with the 25th Bond film’s April2020 release date, until March saw the world shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. No Time to Die was rescheduled for November 2020 – a date that would godown in infamy at Vantage HQ as, just a week before Tempus went to print, it was pushed back once again to April 2021. Finally, the film settled on its final release date: 30 September 2021. Proving the old adage that patience is a virtue, James Bond fans can finally sink their teeth into what promises to be the film of the year – not just Daniel Craig’s swansong but also the introduction of Lashana Lynch as cinema’s first female 007, Nomi. The trailer alone has us on the edge of our seats, and we look forward to sharing this issue with you all. Tempus is an award-nominated luxury lifestyle magazine published bi-monthly by Vantage Media. It is distributed in five-star hotels, private members’ clubs and transport lounges (including BA Lounge at Heathrow T5 and the Eurostar Business Lounge) across London and beyond.

Tempus 75: British craftsmanship takes the spotlight in Tempus Magazine’s new issue

Tempus 75: British craftsmanship takes the spotlight in Tempus Magazine’s new issue

Nestled in an inconspicuous Georgian terrace in Kew, there is a powerhouse of English craftsmanship in the form of Boss & Co. London’s oldest gunmaker was founded by Thomas Boss in 1812 and soon gained a reputation for creating exquisitely handcrafted guns and rifles. Thomas had, like his brothers, inherited his skill and passion from his father William, who had himself moved from Leicestershire to Birmingham at 15 to apprentice as a gunmaker. Today, Boss & Co still makes all of their guns bespoke and by hand; each one an exceptional creation for their customers, who may wait three years or more for a shotgun to be finished. That focus on heritage craftmanship is not to say, however, that Boss & Co is stuck in time. The brand’s newest gun, the 1812 Edition, is the world’s first ever ambidextrous over-and-under side-lever shotgun, and is designed to last for generations. Eager to explore this heritage, Tempus Magazine visited theBoss & Co factory for an exclusive cover feature – the star of an edition packed with stories of craftsmanship, heritage, innovation and ambition. Tempus is an award-nominated luxury lifestyle magazine published bi-monthly by Vantage Media. It is distributed in five-star hotels, private members’ clubs and transport lounges (including BA Lounge at HeathrowT5 and the Eurostar Business Lounge) across London and beyond.

Celebrating a year of publishing Burlingtons Magazine

Celebrating a year of publishing Burlingtons Magazine

I am so proud to celebrate Burlingtons Magazine's first birthday with our wonderful new issue. Launched by Vantage Media in July 2020, Burlingtons Magazine is the business and lifestyle magazine for the Burlingtons Group, an international private services company headquartered in London’s Mayfair. Bringing together stories from the worlds of law, real estate, private office and luxury lifestyle, Burlingtons Magazine is a quarterly magazine that redefines business titles by combining beautiful image-led design with fascinating insights from industry experts. Burlingtons Magazine contributors comprise a unique mix of top luxury journalists, Burlingtons Group members and international business leaders. In its first year of publication, Burlingtons Magazine paid tribute to the late Sir Stirling Moss, delved into the impact of Brexit one year on, examined the sustainable credentials of shooting season and explored the history of Britain’s national parks. ‍Kicking off our second year, swimwear design mogul Melissa Odabash celebrates her honorary MBE with our exclusive cover interview, in which she sheds light on her extraordinary career and tips for timeless beach style. We also talk space travel with milliner and creative visionary DavidShilling, and find out why the private jet trend is taking flight. Burlingtons Magazine is available to clients and club members of the Burlingtons Group, as well as a targeted distribution to businesses and private residences in Mayfair. Burlingtons Magazine is published by Vantage Media. Find out more at burlingtons.group/magazine

Tempus 74: Sir Mo Farah shares his Olympic hopes as the countdown to Tokyo begins

Tempus 74: Sir Mo Farah shares his Olympic hopes as the countdown to Tokyo begins

After 15 months of lockdown the coming months feel like a summer of sport is about to take over the hearts and minds of us all – whether that's the Euros 2021 or the delayed Tokyo Games. With that in mind, it was an absolute privilege to speak to Britain's greatest athlete Sir Mo Farah about his decision to defend his Olympic long distance title. Speaking to Sir Mo as part of his partnership with Swiss-British watch brand Arnold & Son, we also got to see a very stylish side of the athlete, before exploring the up-and-coming young stars making their Team GB debut. To read more, my full editor's letter is below: "When it comes to leadership advice, you can’t really beat words of wisdom from a gold medal-winning athlete. An Olympian’s success is there for us all to see, though we mere mortals can only guess at the level of planning, training and discipline that goes on behind the scenes in the years between victories. But the tried and true concept of ‘no pain, no gain’ is not always the mantra we want to hear when it comes to reaching our own goals. How refreshing it was, then, to speak to the inimitable Sir Mo Farah for the opening of our Olympics special feature. A humble titan of British sport, Sir Mo’s level of success is almost mindboggling, but his passion for his craft – as well as the joy he finds in his new partnership with British-Swiss watch brand Arnold & Son – shines through in our interview with the sporting star on page 34. While he tells us about his hopes to defend his Olympic title in Tokyo, it is his calm attitude and cool composure that I found most inspiring. “My approach is to keep things simple,” he tells us. “Every race, I just go out there to do my best and nothing more than that.” At last, a winning mindset that we can apply to almost any part of our lives, from getting that bit further on our morning jog to reaching even our wildest aspirations. It will certainly inspire the young British sporting stars hoping to make their Olympic debut at this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Games; we introduce you to some of the most exciting new faces in Team GB on page 42. Elsewhere in the issue, we dive into the new world of virtual reality with the help of “phygital” art concept The ARX (28) and a look at how designer fashion is jumping on the digital bandwagon (30) – for those not yet au fait with the exciting world of NFT investments and blockchain “skins”, these fascinating features will likely leave us all feeling like we’re one step closer to living in The Matrix. Our artistic focus continues with a celebration of the Sarabande Foundation’s latest exciting designers (64), an exclusive interview with Michelin-star chef Andrew Wong (80), and our exploration into the fine art of automotive coachbuilding (22). As we head into summer and celebrate this period of renewal after a tumultuous 15 months, we look forward to setting new challenges and goals that will take us to the next level of our own successes – all just one race at a time."

Tempus 73: the king of diamonds Fawaz Gruosi returns to the wonderful world of high jewellery

Tempus 73: the king of diamonds Fawaz Gruosi returns to the wonderful world of high jewellery

The spring season is upon us and, despite the iffy weather, the world of fashion and jewellery is full of bright colours and summer style. In our new issue of Tempus Magazine, we dive into the world of Fawaz Gruosi – the former De Grisogono chief now launching his eponymous boutique in Mayfair – as well as Italian tailoring, supercar trends and expedition yachting. Read my welcome letter in full, here: "Welcome to this new edition of Tempus, with features full of the joys of spring and pages bursting with optimism. If we’re completely honest, it was coincidence that saw the timing of this issue meet so perfectly with the new easing of lockdown measures, and yet
it was our unshakeable faith in the good days to come that guided our journey into the brands and personalities that fill this issue. And here we are! Ready to enjoy the buzz of London’s hospitality as our favourite boutiques, restaurants and – just on the horizon – theatres throw open their doors once more. For so many of us, the opportunity to experience a world outside our bubbles is a welcome one (and we’re certainly not going to complain about a glamorous al fresco evening or two), but it’s also an opportunity to get back to ourselves, as we integrate the self-discoveries of a tumultuous year back into a more normal day-to-day. The question, then, as the world of luxury fights to capture our reawakened desire for experience and adventure, is what do we want to take with us? For our cover star, Fawaz Gruosi – known as the king of diamonds and perhaps the most influential man in jewellery – the answer is very simple: our individuality. Having recently launched his own eponymous boutique in Berkeley Square, Fawaz has lofty goals – he is determined to make precious amber as popular as he did black diamonds during
his time at the helm of luxury high jewellery label de Grisogono – and says that his goal is always to do “something totally different” but that is still aligned with his “DNA”. Fawaz’s focus on creating unique designs is mirrored in our investigation into the “secret services” offered by our favourite luxury brands, from champagne to fashion, who are meeting our desire for hyper-personalisation head on with exclusive members’ club-style experiences. The travel world, too, has cottoned on to our need for individualisation, with savvy hotels offering everything from drastically new wellness programmes to work-from-anywhere facilities, so we can better mix business and pleasure. And, of course, the Covid-19-inspired health and wellbeing necessities that design legend Jean-Michel Gathy says will encourage a new wave of seamless architecture and design in the world’s best hotels. Elsewhere, we speak to 21-year-old Le Mans champion Phil Hanson about what it takes to be a record breaker, explore the world of whisky with The Last Drop MD Rebecca Jago, and head online to check out the latest novelties from the second annual Watches & Wonders fair – before turning to the UK’s up-and-coming retail brands that will delight and inspire as stores reopen. With all this and more, we hope you enjoy the issue."

Burlingtons Magazine 04: Stepping into spring with the best of London and beyond

Burlingtons Magazine 04: Stepping into spring with the best of London and beyond

In Vantage Media's fourth edition of quarterly contract publication Burlingtons Magazine, we are in the mood to celebrate the spring season. Join Burlingtons in celebrating the return to eating out with our round-up of some of the finest and most diverse restaurants in London, while also taking the opportunity to peruse some of the most exciting luxury ‘toys’ on the market in our supercar feature. In this issue, after months of planning, we are delighted to introduce our client's newest launch, Burlingtons Real Estate, expanding their offering of development and property opportunities to clients in Prime Central London and beyond.

I also spent some time with Quantum Group founder and philanthropist Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM, to talk about his journey from SAS commander to leadership expert – and how his Compass For Life Foundation is helping disadvantaged children in the UK realise their goals for the future. Burlingtons Magazine is a quarterly, 80-page lifestyle magazine designed to inform its affluent readers about a range of topics covering legal, real estate and private office, as well as bringing the best of business and lifestyle products from Mayfair and beyond.

Tempus 72: How Norway's dramatic landscapes are inspiring the world's most exciting buildings

Tempus 72: How Norway's dramatic landscapes are inspiring the world's most exciting buildings

Our first issue of Tempus of 2021 is a celebration of the world's most exciting design and architecture. In our cover story, we take a tour of Norway's untamed landscapes that are the inspiration behind Snøhetta designer Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. Read my editor's letter in full, below: "Is it just me, or has this been the longest January on record? Already, 2021 is shaping up to be another eventful year, from the UK’s Brexit deal coming into play to the US presidential inauguration – and all while we continue to roll out vaccinations against Covid-19 amid another national lockdown. No, it has not been the rush back to normal that many had hoped for but, if anything, this slower move back towards to what-once-was is proof that something seismic has changed in our communities and our outlooks. Even as we put the finishing touches on this, our first issue of 2021, it is clear to the team at Tempus that the world of luxury has no intention of losing its new, personal focus. Because that is what we now demand. Authenticity and storytelling have become the buzzwords of the season but, as we have delved deeper into the emerging trends and fabulous launches that you will find in these pages, we have discovered a real and enduring connection between the exterior quality of the things we want and how that affects our internal wellbeing. Simply put, the material is becoming spiritual. Apollonia Poilâne – owner of Paris’s most famous bakery – encapsulated that feeling perfectly in our interview. “My job is to feed people both body and soul,” she says. With that ethos as our inspiration, we have brought together the trends and expertise that will inspire you from the outside in, whether you’re making plans for your dream paradise island getaway or ocean adventure later this year, upgrading your supercar transport for leisure drives or transforming your interior world to add tactile comfort and contemporary style to your home. The inimitable designer Dame Zandra Rhodes also adds a splash of colour to our bedtime routines as she tells us all about her new collaboration with Savoir. In our exclusive cover story, too, we speak to celebrated Norwegian architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (founder of Snøhetta) about how the country’s Viking sagas and wild landscapes have inspired his architectural style – one that aims to enhance our experience of nature – from the glass-fronted Reindeer Pavilion in Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park, to his submerged restaurant concept Under, which graces our front cover. Take a thought-provoking tour of Thorsen’s Norway. Elsewhere, we explore the physical and mental health benefits of martial arts, the multi-sensory delights of unique fragrances, the best cigar lounges that London has to offer after lockdown, and the joy of vintage watches. With much more to discover within these pages and online at tempusmagazine.co.uk, we hope this issue serves as inspiration as you plan those special moments in the months to come." Enjoy the issue.

Burlingtons Magazine 03: A new dawn for the UK and speaking with lawyer to the stars, Brian Eagles

Burlingtons Magazine 03: A new dawn for the UK and speaking with lawyer to the stars, Brian Eagles

This week, Vantage Media introduced Burlingtons Magazine's third edition. Published on the eve of Brexit's completion, this issue delves into the fascinating history of the EU and our evolving relationship with Europe. This winter edition also delves inside the world of maverick jeweller Theo Fennell just in time for Valentine's day, and explores the British beauty brands to keep your skin feeling supple in the winter weather. It also features expert advice from Deutsche Bank, Venture Risks, and the Burlingtons Group team themselves. I was also fascinated to interview Burlingtons' lawyer Brian Eagles. As a lawyer to the stars – including Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor – his life is one that could be played out on the silver screen. Burlingtons Magazine is a quarterly, 80-page lifestyle magazine designed to inform its affluent readers about a range of topics covering legal, real estate and private office, as well as bringing the best of business and lifestyle products from Mayfair and beyond.

Tempus 71: Celebrating sustainable style for the New Year

Tempus 71: Celebrating sustainable style for the New Year

It's our last issue of Tempus for the year! It's been a challenging 12-months for all of us, but I'm so pleased that we were able to end the year with our exclusive sustainable menswear fashion shoot. The Covid-secure photoshoot, shot by Ian Gavan at Blakes Hotel, starred Oliver Cheshire wearing a selection of big name brands and Savile Row tailors who are all making steps to a more planet-friendly fashion industry. Read my final editor's letter of the year in full, below: "When the Oxford English Dictionary announced its 2020 Word of the Year, it came as no surprise that this unprecedented year had earned not just one word, but a whole list of new phrases and portmanteaus – from Blursday (a day of the week indistinguishable from any other) to Covidiot (a person who disobeys pandemic guidelines). But amid the list of Corona-related phrases there is some relief from all the doomscrolling (another OED winner, meaning compulsively scrolling through bad news on the web or social media). More positive phrases show the cultural strides taken towards social equality (Black Lives Matter) and sustainability (net zero), while a clutch of digitally inspired neologisms – like Zoombombing and unmute – reflect the rapid digitalisation of our work and social lives since March. Just as our language has evolved over the past 12 months, so too has our appetite for a more meaningful, post-opulent form of luxury. According to our canvassing of some of Britain’s biggest brands – in our first annual British Luxury Review – a year of uncertainty has accelerated our desire to seek out experiences and companies that make a positive impact on the world, improve the lives of their employees and customers, and create objects of true beauty that are designed to last (page 26). Their insights are confirmed by Helen Brocklebank, CEO of luxury trade organisation Walpole, who predicts we will not only recover from the year’s many trials but that the challenges of 2020 will be the catalyst for a creative renaissance – read Helen’s column on page 16. Another major trend predicted for 2021 is the continued growth in sustainable practices. It’s fair to say that combatting the climate crisis is no longer the remit of NGOs and social enterprises alone, as our cover story shows. Our exclusive menswear shoot, starring model and designer Oliver Cheshire, gathers some of the most exciting luxury labels to uplift any gentleman’s New Year wardrobe. Better still, each of the brands featured are moving away from fast fashion in favour of a new production model that celebrates traditional craftsmanship as it moves towards a zero-waste standard. Head to page 40 to see more. Elsewhere in the issue, we bring you a trio of architectural intrigue: rock legend Lenny Kravitz shares his design collaboration with Steinway & Sons (18), Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tells us why community-led property developments are here to stay (84), and yachting designer Adriana Monk reveals her philosophy of design in motion (88). Tempus also looks forward to all-new travel trends on page 70 as well as the independent boutiques encouraging us to shop local (56). While our gaze may be fixed on the year ahead, we haven’t forgotten the joy and hope of the festive season to come. In a year where spending time with our loved ones is, more than ever, the greatest luxury of all, that doesn’t mean we can’t treat them (or ourselves) with a few stocking fillers! Don’t miss our special extended Luxe List (10) for a curation of gifts to help you round off the holidays in style. Before we collectively say goodbye to 2020 and settle in with our Christmas bubbles (another OED winner), all that’s left to do is wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year."