Michelle Johnson

Michelle has been Editor of Tempus Magazine since 2019. As well as an extensive background interviewing leading figures from the worlds of entertainment and business, she is also interested in travel and the arts.

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Nov 2020

Ahead of the game: top shot Rachel Carrie tells us why it's important to advocate a field-to-fork mentality

Rachel Carrie is one of Britain’s top game shooters and advocates for ethically reared, organically sourced game produce. As well as being a crack shot and familiar face on television, Carrie ha... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Nov 2020

Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué talks challenges, innovation and why it’s time to make a difference

As luxury watchmakers go, Italian-Swiss brand Panerai is still seen as something of a new kid on the block. Although Panerai was founded in Florence in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai – his shop on the... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 13 Oct 2020

Entertainment Mindframe founder Adaire Byerly reveals what the creative mind could tell us about business leadership

It was during her decade-long modelling career that Texas-born Adaire Byerly first realised there was a problem in the fashion and entertainment industries. Experiencing a culture of “ruthlessne... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 28 Sep 2020

Changing the game: how ‘The Playbook’ star Patrick Mouratoglou is revolutionising tennis forever

The day after Serena Williams crashed out of the first round of Roland-Garros in 2012, she turned to French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou. At that time, Williams, now universally con... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 03 Sep 2020

Ruinart’s Second Skin gift case is shaking up the limits of sustainable packaging

The world’s oldest champagne house, Maison Ruinart, has long been pushing the boundaries of sustainable production while perfecting the authentic art de vivre of its champagne. Now, the bra... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 20 Aug 2020

Rolls-Royce’s colour and trim designer shares the secrets of elegant automotive interiors

Often, when we review a car, our focus is on the speed, performance and exterior look. But, according to Sina Eggl, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars colour and trim designer, the interior of a luxury ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Jul 2020

South American vineyard Zuccardi Valle de Uco has been voted the World’s Best Vineyard for the second year running

World’s Best Vineyards, which promotes wine tourism around the world, has revealed its Top 50 list of greatest wine tourism destinations in the world for 2020. The list, created by William Reed ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 29 Jun 2020

Breitling CEO Georges Kern sheds fresh light on the future of watch fairs, timepiece trends and the new meaning of luxury

Georges Kern is a driving force in the world of watchmaking. CEO of Breitling, he has overseen a dramatic modernisation of the brand’s approach to the market, transforming the image of a refined... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 12 Jun 2020

The art of isolation: we speak to the artists and galleries finding ways to bring great works into our homes

Pablo Picasso once said the role of art is to “wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. The Spanish painter, sculptor and changemaker was born in Malaga in 1881, raise... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2020

How the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s transition to digital has proved a triumph of adaptability and creativity

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has long been a fixed point in the British calendar. The world’s greatest garden show, it marks the start of summer for many of us and, with a growing 157,000 vi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2020

How the Ferretti Yacht 500 is marking a trailblazing and stylish new era of design moods for the Italian shipbuilder

Ferretti Yachts has always put comfort at the heart of its shipbuilding. The Italian yachtmaker was founded in 1968 and is known today for its fleet of 50ft to 96ft luxury flybridges and scores o... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 May 2020

How rare whisky expert Tod Bradbury is helping collectors find their passion through virtual tasting appointments

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  While fine wine tastings via Zoom have become the booking du jour during lockdown, I have to admit to at first feeling ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 13 May 2020

Celebrating English wine, Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter tells us about the country’s oldest vineyard

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  England’s oldest vineyard, Bolney Wine Estate, was established in 1972 by founders Janet and Rodney Pratt. What was th... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 May 2020

UK artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans to create their own masterpieces in lockdown

Artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans in the UK to create their own masterpieces while in lockdown, using printed versions of some of his most celebrated works. Gjoen’s Art Therapy... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 May 2020

How classic car collector and rally driver Katarina Kyvalova is inspiring female racers to the podium

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  With a passion for pre-war cars that had unleashed her competitive streak even before she founded the Bentley Belles ra... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 27 Apr 2020

Watches & Wonders: all the best watches from the world’s first all-digital horology show

For any watch connoisseur, the twin trade shows of Baselworld and SIHH have long been hallmarks of the horological world, offering a glimpse into the world of the most prestigious ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Apr 2020

Scents of serenity: the luxury fragrances guaranteed to brighten any mood

There’s something about a favourite perfume or cologne that ignites the happiest memories; reminds us of elegant evenings out, a loved one’s signature scent, or just being ready to ta... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Apr 2020

Breitling CEO Georges Kern unveils three new 2020 watch collections in first online debut

Breitling CEO Georges Kern announced the release of three new watch collections via the brand’s first ever online webcast on 16 April, sending a message of hope to the watch industry during... Read More