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Daredevil pilots ready for Sam Rutherford’s Vintage Air Rally in South America

Vintage biplanes will go head to head in a race across South America – and you could be joining them

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Designer Tracey Boyd on how fashion follows furnishing at Sonder launch

From fashion to furnishing, designer Tracey Boyd talks her career transformations at the launch of Sonder in Harrods

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Five of the coolest cruises you can take right now

Tempus scoured the seven seas for the most exciting, adrenaline-pumping, fashionable cruise holidays around

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Record-breaking female sailor Dee Caffari on turning the tide at the Volvo Ocean Race

Sustainability, gender equality, diversity... record-breaking sailor Dee Caffari is battling more than just the waves at this year’s Volvo Ocean Race

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2017

Photographer John Stoddart showcases famous portraits at L’Escargot

Renowned photographer John Stoddart will display his most important portraits in a provocative two-part exhibition at London's French restaurant L’Escargot. Black and white images of the lik... Read More

By Tempus | 19 Sep 2017

Meet the three British filmmakers vying for director Tom Hooper's seal of approval

Three of the UK’s most engaging new filmmakers were shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award at a breakfast event at the BFI on Tuesday. The bursary, worth £50,000, wil... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Sep 2017

Tempus Autumn Nations Trophy comes to thrilling conclusion at Guards Polo Club

An exciting weekend at Guards Polo Club, Windsor, saw Emlor C take the Tempus Autumn Nations Trophy final 7-4 against rivals Park Place for the final 12-goal tournament of the season. With some of the... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Sep 2017

Digital Illusionist Tom London brings the Magic Circle to the Tower of London

America’s Got Talent star Tom London enchanted guests at the Tower of London with his unique digital illusions last week, when 50 guests gathered for an exclusive private dinner held within the ... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Sep 2017

The Luxe List: these five nautically-themed necessities are this season's luxury must-haves

The Luxe Listrnrn rnrnWhether you're looking for sensational sailing or five-star launches, The Luxe List is your guide to the best in luxury brands and seasonal must-haves. This we... Read More

By Tempus | 15 Sep 2017

Take a look at the Dolce & Gabbana collection as Smeg launches its new London flagship store

Italian kitchen brand Smeg opened the doors of its new global flagship store in London’s Regent Street on Thursday, with a party that made the most of its new three-storey space amid the heart o... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 Sep 2017

Historic Grosvenor Square location set to open its doors to private residents

London’s historic Twenty Grosvenor Square, once the home of the US Naval Headquarters during World War II, is set to be transformed into 37 luxury private residences in Four Seasons first standa... Read More

By Tempus | 15 Sep 2017

Jeremy Scott kicks off London Fashion Week S/S18 in unique style

Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott launched London Fashion Week’s Spring/Spring 2018 collections with a star-studded party on Thursday at London’s Café de Paris, to celebrate h... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 14 Sep 2017

Ferretti Group’s Stefano de Vivo talks breaking records at Cannes Yachting Festival

Leading yacht company Ferretti Group had a record-breaking turn out at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, premiering six new yachts alongside its 25-strong fleet – the largest... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Sep 2017

We put our noses to the test at Floraïku’s boutique in London's Harrods

Walking into the exclusive Floraïku boutique in Harrods Salon de Parfums, it’s easy to see the rich Japanese influence that imbues the scent collection. Designed to resemble a Japanese... Read More

By Nick Hammond | 14 Sep 2017

Exmoor Caviar shares the secrets to producing this indulgent delicacy

In a quiet corner of Devon, prehistoric fish swim slowly through stream-fed water tanks. It’s a patient existence; these mighty leviathans, up to six feet in length and weighing 50lbs, may take ... Read More

By Greg Williams | 13 Sep 2017

Dive into the deep-sea wonder of the mysterious and often dangerous Silfra, Iceland

I’m in Iceland and, despite it being the height of summer, it’s no more than 15oC. The temperatures of the lakes and rivers are just above freezing, which isn’t ideal for a diver acc... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Sep 2017

Bvlgari and Maserati launch two special edition Octo watches

Bulgari and Maserati are brands that share many passions. Both have Italian roots, a reputation for enduring luxury and, of course, they share an appreciation for speed and time. Fine jewellers Bulgar... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Sep 2017

What can we expect from the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival?

With blue skies, peaceful tides and 600 yachts lining the Vieux and Pierre Canto ports, Cannes Yachting Festival kicked off its 40th anniversary in true Riviera style. From 12 to 17 September, the mos... Read More

By Dominique Afacan | 12 Sep 2017

How to shop, play and party at this year's Monaco Yacht Show

September is superyacht show season, and while there are much-anticipated events happening everywhere from Cannes to Southampton, the Monaco Yacht Show, which runs for four champagne-fuelled days from... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Sep 2017

Fashion's favourite artist Donald Robertson launches new book with Assouline

Touted as fashion’s favourite artist, Donald Robertson is launching an exclusive pop-up shop from 15 – 19 September at London’s Maison Assouline bookstore. The pop-up is celebrating ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Sep 2017

England polo star Malcolm Borwick on the future of the sport

Malcolm Borwick is one of the best-known names in polo. His 20-year career has seen him captain of the England team, play beside Prince Harry at his Sentebale Charity Cup and forge a nine-year ambassa... Read More

By Tempus | 08 Sep 2017

Inside the luxury Dubai properties available to buy in BitCoin

As cryptocurrency becomes ever more desirable and respected within the luxury marketplace – with the leading currency BitCoin breaking through $4,000 in August – Baronness Michelle Mo... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Sep 2017

Ten Trinity Square launches an innovative new port in the storm

Nestled on the second floor of London’s Four Seasons Hotel is Ten Trinity Square Members Club, an intimate new space that is taking its cues from its location’s grand legacy as the former ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Sep 2017

The Louvre art gallery prepares to put Abu Dhabi in the frame

The Louvre Paris is one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world, so it is no wonder that when France and Abu Dhabi first decided to partner on a cultural project in 2007, this would be the... Read More

By Scott Manson | 06 Sep 2017

Explore The Marylebone, London's ultimate secret retreat

Think of a grand London hotel and the obvious candidates spring to mind – The Dorchester, The Ritz, The Connaught, and so on. Fine places all but if you’re looking for somewhere a little m... Read More

By Tempus | 06 Sep 2017

Spice up your brunch with Nobu Shoreditch's new Sunday menu

Forget artisan sourdough or eggs and avocado, Nobu Shoreditch is revolutionising London’s brunch craze with a Japanese take on the trendiest of weekend meals. Served at the Japanese restaurant a... Read More

By Tempus | 06 Sep 2017

Jimmy Choo celebrates soaring profits ahead of Michael Kors takeover

Bespoke shoemakers Jimmy Choo have announced that the luxury brand’s profits have soared by almost three times, as it prepares for it’s takeover by US brand Michael Kors. The company, foun... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 Sep 2017

Singer Noah Francis Johnson on his soulful new sound and his mentor Quincy Jones

It would be easy to say that singer Noah Francis Johnson has lived a varied life. From becoming world freestyle dance champion to training to be a priest, and almost becoming a professional boxer befo... Read More

By Scott Wheeler | 05 Sep 2017

Fine art photographer Tony Kelly on his unique signature style

Tony Kelly has been described as ‘the Irish Fellini of photography’. By turns cinematic, stylish, theatrical and sexy, Kelly’s fine art collection is a blissful brew of colour and gl... Read More

By Tempus | 04 Sep 2017

Editor's Letter: cruise into September with the latest in sun, sea and superyachts

As the summer draws to a close, superyacht season reaches its zenith. September is a pinnacle month on the luxury events calendar and it’s one of our favourite times of year for one key reason &... Read More

By Tempus | 04 Sep 2017

Italian classics lead the way at Salon Privé supercar show

Classic car fans were in top gear last week for the 12th annual Salon Privé supercar show, one of the world’s biggest automotive fairs showcasing unique and vintage cars against the stunn... Read More

By Tempus | 04 Sep 2017

Lewis Hamilton breaks Schumacher's pole record at a wet Monza GP

British Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton took a record-breaking victory at the Italian Grand Prix on 2 September, when he took his 69th pole position – breaking the record previously set by Mi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 01 Sep 2017

Royal Salute’s master blender Sandy Hyslop on why whisky cocktails are making a comeback

Sandy Hyslop first began blending whisky in 1983 on the east coast of Scotland. Since then, his expertise has seen him become one of the foremost master blenders in the country, working as a master bl... Read More

By Tempus | 01 Sep 2017

Inside Seiko’s new Knightsbridge boutique

Brompton Road’s newest storefront is bringing one of Japan’s coolest exports to London for the first time. Seiko’s new Knightsbridge boutique is nestled in the heart of the city&rsqu... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2017

How Olympic shooting champion Peter Wilson is inspired by Mo Farah

When he retired in 2012, Olympic Double Trap champion Peter Wilson truly thought he’d hung up his guns for good, having achieved both a gold medal at the London 2012 Games and a world record tit... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2017

De Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi reveals his latest collection

Carat, cut, colour and clarity. These four words sound like the ingredients to an easy recipe for perfection and yet for an expert jeweller, like Fawaz Gruosi of de Grisogono, finding a flawless diamo... Read More

By Tempus | 31 Aug 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales: the royal who redefined luxury

In the 20 years since Princess Diana’s death she has been remembered for her tireless charity work – from working with HALO to end the risk of landmines to reducing the stigma of HIV ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 30 Aug 2017

Rock & Rolls: take another look at Roger Daltrey's bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith

Driving a rock star’s car may sound like a hair-raising experience for any music-loving motor head, but owning a bespoke vehicle – and a Rolls-Royce at that – that’s been desig... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 29 Aug 2017

Pianist Fabio D’Andrea on making classical music come alive

Fabio D’Andrea is one of Britain’s brightest young composers and pianists. His aim is to bring classical music to a contemporary audience and he has been highly acclaimed by critics &ndash... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 25 Aug 2017

‘Snatch’ stars Luke Pasqualino and Tamer Hassan reveal their real life “bromance”

Luke Pasqualino is no stranger to the big guns, having played musket-wielding hero D’Artagnon in the BBC’s The Musketeers and a soldier in Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, but when joini... Read More

By Scott Manson | 25 Aug 2017

Is Devon returning the ‘English Riviera’ to its former glory?

There was a time when British seaside resorts such as Eastbourne and Torquay were the Ibiza of their day. Granted, glitter cannons, all-night parties and lithe, gym-cut young things swigging magnums o... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Aug 2017

Olympic champion Peter Wilson shoots to thrill at Tempus Holland and Holland event

Olympic gold-medallist Peter Wilson showed he is firmly on target for Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday evening, when he wowed celebrity guests including 2017 Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi, presenter Anthe... Read More

By Adam Hay-Nicholls | 24 Aug 2017

Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman guides us in taking vintage cars around the Le Mans circuit

There’s an almighty racket in the distance, and it’s thanks to Coldplay. Specifically, the band’s bassist Guy Berryman. The instrument he’s tuning up, though, is his silver Fer... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Aug 2017

Tonino Lamborghini unveils new luxury Android smartphone

Tonino Lamborghini, heir to the Lamborghini family renowned for their luxury sports cars and cutting edge technology on the roads, has unveiled the details for his eponymous lifestyle company’s ... Read More

By Mark Southern | 23 Aug 2017

Detox your holiday at Spain’s Healthouse Las Dunas

Healthy eating fans may be familiar with Naturhouse, the innovative nutritionalists, responsible for revolutionising the way four million people around the world eat. The brand made its name for its h... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 23 Aug 2017

Martina Navratilova on how Serena Williams could beat her Grand Slam record

Regarded by many as the greatest female tennis player of all time, Martina Navratilova's reputation precedes her. Having held the world number one position in women’s singles for a total of ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 22 Aug 2017

Oris chief Ulrich Herzog tells us why his new timepieces are looking to the future

Oris chief Ulrich Herzog understands the statement that the perfect timepiece can make. CEO of the Swiss watchmakers since 1982, Ulrich has weathered the storms of the Quartz Crisis to refocus en... Read More

By Dominique Afacan | 22 Aug 2017

How women are revolutionising the superyacht industry

There are now almost 300 female billionaires in the world, compared to 11 back in 2000. More still sit in the ultra-high-net-worth bracket, and yet yachting can still feel like a man’s world. Fl... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Aug 2017

Superbike Championship stars Keith Farmer and Jack Kennedy take top spots at Cadwell Park

Keith Farmer and Jack Kennedy went head to head at Cadwell Park on Sunday as they fought for first place in the latest Superbike Championships. The race was fraught with action as two crashes and tech... Read More

By Claire Zambuni | 21 Aug 2017

How to find the perfect bespoke jacket for the shooting season

The start of the grouse season is heralded as the Glorious Twelfth, a key date in the British countryside calendar, when some of UK’s most affluent, experienced and well- connected shots head to... Read More

By Shaun Prince | 21 Aug 2017

Welcome to Grenada’s world famous Grand Anse beach

Lovingly known as the “spice isle”, Grenada is famous for its nutmeg and cocoa plantations, but there’s more to the island than spice and chocolate. The island is bursting with flavo... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 21 Aug 2017

Zara Tindall shares her training regime for the Tokyo Olympics

Zara Tindall MBE is the one of most famous faces of British equestrianism. For years the Queen’s granddaughter has dominated the British eventing circuit, winning accolades such as BBC Sports Pe... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Aug 2017

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium will partner with the Roux family and Levy Restaurants

Tottenham Hotspur and its official catering partner Levy Restaurants UK have announced the Roux family will be bringing its world-renowned fine dining experience to the club’s new stadium. ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Aug 2017

Artist Pauline Amos tells London to 'Pity the Meat' in her immersive new performance work

In east London’s Stolen Space Gallery, Pauline Amos is quite literally climbing the walls to ready the outline for her new, immersive work of performance art. By the 24 August, Pauline’s e... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 17 Aug 2017

Heaven scent: we try Penhaligon’s bespoke perfumes

The perfect perfume is the finishing touch to any lady’s outfit and should be considered just as important as her accessories, if not more so. Just as a tailor sculpts an outfit to the natural c... Read More

By Peter Dean | 16 Aug 2017

Rosé on the rise: why we’re all drinking pink

It used to be a perennial problem come the Grand Prix. You’d secured your usual berth in the superyacht marina at Monaco, with a perfect eye-line of the new chicane. All your guests had made it,... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Aug 2017

Artist Conrad Shawcross’ St Pancras ambitious installation honours the station's past and future

Moving gracefully above the thousands of commuters who rush daily through London St Pancras International train station, The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in Blue) is artist Conrad Shawcross&rsquo... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 15 Aug 2017

The three flying cars set to revolutionise our roads

Los Angeles. The City of Angels. Or for many, a more accurate synonym would be The City of Traffic. While not as sexy, this is a more realistic view of one of the most famously congested cities in the... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 15 Aug 2017

Exclusive interview: Vikings star Gaia Weiss on her secret passion for ballet

There’s more to Vikings star Gaia Weiss than just her beauty. Although the talented actress has captured hearts with her natural good looks, 5ft 9in height and flowing blonde locks, the Parisian... Read More

By Mark Southern | 14 Aug 2017

Discover the blue skies of Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nestled into a natural cove on the North-east coast of the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar, the Essque Zalu hotel has the most wonderful spectrum of colours. It doesn’t stop surprising you fro... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 10 Aug 2017

'Fearless' Freddie Hunt on his father James, fame and pushing the racing limits

As the son of 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt, Freddie Hunt is used to the pressures and privileges that come with being part of a true racing legacy. And although he says that sense of burde... Read More