Michelle Johnson

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By Michelle Johnson | 09 Jun 2021

Come sail away: ocean explorer and filmmaker James Aiken shares his passion for solo adventure on the high seas

When it comes to exploring the high seas, there are few people who can combine the wild romance and environmental urgency of our oceans quite like James Aiken. The single-handed sailor and filmmaker&n... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2021

Review: Solas at The Savoy creates an enchanted evening for al fresco dining

Entering The Savoy never fails to deliver a touch of 1920s glamour. As soon as you turn off the Strand and onto the art deco styling of the Savoy Court, leading to the theatrical European exterior of ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 20 May 2021

Brora distillery reopens after 38-year absence

The word iconic is overused, but what other term could describe the legendary status of Brora? The Highland distillery in Sutherland, Scotland, was sadly closed in 1983, after a 202-year history of cr... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 10 May 2021

Built for speed: an interview with Le Mans record-breaker Phil Hanson

British driver Phil Hanson is just 21 years old, yet the endurance racing champion is already dominating the world of motorsport. In 2020, amid the pressures of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Hans... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 May 2021

When in Rome: an interview with Brioni’s executive design director Norbert Stumpfl

Italian menswear brand Brioni is known for creating chic and stylish suits beloved by the likes of Brad Pitt and Barack Obama. Under executive design director Norbert Stumpfl, the brand embodies ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Apr 2021

Rising to the challenge: an interview with the CEO of Paris' most famous bakery

Poilâne is the most famous bakery in Paris. Its signature loaf is still made from the same sourdough starter that the boulangerie’s founder, Pierre Léon Poilâne, brought from ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Apr 2021

An indulgent weekend at Middlethorpe Hall and Spa – a relaxed, natural treasure in the heart of York

Just two miles from York city centre, there is an oasis of old-world charm in the form of Middlethorpe Hall and Spa. This William III hotel – one of the National Trust’s three Histori... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 12 Apr 2021

The future is now: Meet the 2021 Walpole Brands of Tomorrow

While there’s much to be said for the wellness benefits of the intangible riches we’ve been learning to love during the last year – from self-care to the curative powers of... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Mar 2021

Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann unveils 2021 novelties in the Swiss watch brand’s exclusive webcast – with a little help from George Clooney

Omega president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann unveiled the Swiss watch brand’s 2021 novelties in an exclusive online website on 23 March. Introducing five new collections – each timepiece sh... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 27 Feb 2021

Time and space: Rolls-Royce launches the limited edition Phantom Tempus Collection

Goodwood-based luxury motor company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched a limited-edition collection of its most famous model, the Phantom. The new Phantom Tempus Collection, limited to just 20 exampl... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 25 Feb 2021

Formula One stars Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll celebrate new partnership between Peroni Libera 0.0% and Aston Martin Cognizant

Super premium alcohol-free beer Peroni Libera 0.0% has announced a multi-year partnership with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Str... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Feb 2021

Mark Oleynik, creator of the world's first robotic chef, dishes up the remarkable process behind Moley Robotic Kitchen

Mechanical hands hover over the refined preparation station, whipping up a gourmet-style pasta dish. Perfect al dente spaghetti bubbles away on the stove while the dexterous limbs whisk a ho... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 17 Feb 2021

Spending power: How Henry – High Earners, Not Rich Yet – became the name to watch

Henry turns 30 in 2021, give or take a few years. They have a job that reflects their high level of education – think lawyer, banker, entrepreneur – and pays somewhere between £100,0... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 26 Jan 2021

Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman: “consumers are looking for honesty, consistency and reliability”

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brand... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Jan 2021

Northacre CEO Niccolò Barattieri says lockdown has served as “time to reflect” on our values

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brand... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Jan 2021

The ESSENCE of luxury living: Lucas Bitencourt tells us about his service model for ultra-high net worth clients

Lucas Bitencourt has the world at his fingertips. In his line of work it's a necessity – he is the managing partner of ESSENCE, which caters to the personal and business affairs of 40 b... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Jan 2021

Princess Yachts’ Kiran Jay Haslam on how “the world is reorienting itself around environmental impact”

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brand... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Jan 2021

Steve Buck, MD of Barbour, says online shopping should be as special and personalised for customers as the in-store experience

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brand... Read More