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Ready for the weekend? Fill your weekend with a bit of drama with our pick of the best theatre, dining and art experiences

Nelson Mandela, Natalie Dormer and Alain Ducasse are the big names this weekend

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Artist Ewan David Eason goes for gold with his new living exhibition at 45 Park Lane

The Mappa Mundi artist exclusively tells Tempus about the very personal secrets hidden in his collection and embracing technology

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We take a closer look at Ferretti Group’s seven stunning new launches

Ferretti Groups made waves at this year’s yacht festivals – but how do their seven new vessels stand up to an in depth look?

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Renzo Rosso on why money is no object when it comes to his fashion empire

Diesel and OTB Group founder Rosso says standing out from the crowd is about more than luck

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Bill Bensley’s newest resort in Vietnam is a re-education in luxury

The JW Marriott Emerald Bay takes us back to school in the paradise island of Phu Quoc

By Tempus | 16 Oct 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch meditates over his favourite cocktails at his London Film Festival afterparty

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch ended his London Film Festival appearance in style this year, with a Friday-night afterparty at 100 Wardour Street’s luxurious side bar The Den. Celebrating his n... Read More

By Tempus | 16 Oct 2017

The Luxe List: these five cutting edge products provide the ultimate in luxury living

The Luxe ListrnrnThis week, our essential guide to the month’s finest seasonal must-haves focuses on precision and innovation, bringing us one of the most exciting products in sup... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 13 Oct 2017

Ready for the weekend? Here’s our pick of the best things to see, eat and do in London

If you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of choice on offer each weekend, then Tempus has got the round-up for you. This weekend, we're looking at the best restaurants and events that London h... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 12 Oct 2017

Jets, yachts, supercars: is fractional ownership for you?

It’s said that the wealthiest people are also often the thriftiest. In current economic climates, owners of luxury vehicles such as superyachts, jets and cars have been seeking fresh ways t... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Oct 2017

Editor's Letter: Tempus' latest issue shows you how to make money from the luxury world – and how to spend it

Welcome to the Wealth edition of Tempus, our essential guide to how to make money from the luxury world – and how to spend it. This issue sees us focus on the latest smart investments – fr... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 09 Oct 2017

Legends of the deep: we've found the 5 finest nautical watches you can buy

If, like us, you love to dive then you'll know just how essential the right underwater watch can be. No regular diver would dare enter the water without a reliable timepiece – but ... Read More

By Scott Manson | 09 Oct 2017

Sky high dining: Tempus finds out why Londoners are flocking to Aviary

The night began badly, if I’m honest. The presence of a mobile café outside the front door of the prestigious Montcalm Hotel was the first disconcerting moment. Fair enough, London’... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Oct 2017

Tempus taste-tests Wilton's restaurant's indulgent new Oyster Master Class

In the heart of London’s St James’s, Wilton’s has been serving up British seafood classics to its elegant patrons for 275 years. The restaurant was founded by George William Wilton, ... Read More

By Shaun Prince | 05 Oct 2017

10 surprising investment tips for a smarter return

There are countless books, blogs and white papers detailing all manner of dark arts around the world of investment. But what if some of the best advice was also the simplest? Whether it’s your f... Read More

By Tempus | 05 Oct 2017

Take a tour of Princess Yachts' award-winning 35M luxury superyacht

Plymouth superyacht manufacturer Princess Yachts has taken us behind the scenes of their award-winning M Class range with a new film taking a tour of the 35M superyacht. The film, directed by Rob... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Oct 2017

New Heesen superyacht takes ‘Home’ three awards at the Monaco Yacht Show

Debuting at the Monaco Yacht Show, Heesen’s newest luxury superyacht Home was met with praise from all quarters as it swept up three awards for its innovative design. The 49.8m vessel won the MY... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Oct 2017

The Luxe List: five must-have items to roam the riviera in style

The Luxe ListrnrnThe yacht show season may be sailing for the horizon for another year, but there's still time to bask in the chic riviera style that encompasses these exclusive events. ... Read More

By Lucy Allen | 29 Sep 2017

The simplicity of arbitrage: Investors bruised by recession could find these investments to be a safe haven

We’re still suffering the aftershocks of a recession that struck over a decade ago – one which affected most investment models and in turn created losses. The public suffered in different ... Read More

By Jay Boisvert | 29 Sep 2017

A beast unleashed: Tempus test drives the new Jaguar F-Type SVR

It’s a cold Tuesday morning and the rain is beating down on London. What could possibly brighten up this typically depressing British summer’s day? The delivery of a brand new Jaguar F-typ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 28 Sep 2017

How ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau’s son Jean-Michel is saving the oceans

The son of world-famous French oceanographer and aqua-lung inventor Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau was born in Toulon in 1938 and followed in the family footsteps by becoming a marine conserva... Read More

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 Michelle Johnson | 21 Sep 2017

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

A six-week air rally featuring only vintage aircrafts from the early 1900s will take to the skies in March, leaving the runway at Ushuaia at the tip of Argentina – also known as ‘The ... 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 | 19 Sep 2017

Designer Tracey Boyd on how fashion follows furnishing at Sonder launch

Luxury furnishing designer Tracey Boyd joined contemporaries including Kelly Hoppen MBE last week at the launch of Sonder Living’s newly opening space in London’s Harrods, where her eponym... Read More

By Scott Manson | 19 Sep 2017

Five of the coolest cruises you can take right now

Yes, you’ve read that right. Sea cruises have finally moved on from the traditional stereotype of being for the newlywed or the nearly dead and instead have become, if not achingly hip, then at ... 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 MJS guests at the Tower of London

America’s Got Talent star Tom London enchanted guests at a private Tower of London event with his unique digital illusions last week, when 50 guests gathered for an exclusive private dinner... 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 Rachel Ingram | 11 Sep 2017

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

She’s sailed around the world an impressive five times and smashed a hoard of ‘female first’ records, but sailor Dee Caffari’s greatest challenge is yet to come. The Volvo Ocea... 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