Michelle Johnson

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By Michelle Johnson | 09 Jun 2022

Luxury watch brand Omega celebrates over 100 years of women’s watches in Madrid exhibition

Swiss watch brand Omega has brought women’s watches centre stage in Madrid, as the Her Time exhibition opened in Calle de Larra for two weeks. The exhibition, which has been previously... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 May 2022

A classé of its own: the wines of Château Malartic-Lagravière

On the outskirts of Bordeaux, among the French wine region’s bucolic sloping hills, the feted Château Malartic-Lagravière is on a mission to reinvigorate the region. Founded at the end of th... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 May 2022

Ode to Joy: Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar on the driving emotion elevating the world of jewellery watches

At this time of year, as watch fairs and showcases return once more to fill our calendars, the world of watches can seem like a who’s-who of horology as brands compete to release the most elabor... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 07 May 2022

London Stock: a hidden gem of rich flavour and indulgent dishes

Who doesn’t love a hidden gem? For all we amateur gastronomes, it’s clear there’s nothing better than making a real discovery. And that is exactly what I got when I was invited to di... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Apr 2022

Gordon Ramsay’s new Restaurant 1890 at The Savoy is a masterful homage to a fine dining legend

The year is 1890, and the recently-opened Savoy Hotel is lauded as the first purpose-built deluxe hotel in the UK. Situated along London’s The Strand, it is a magnet for the rich and royal, esta... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 22 Apr 2022

INTERVIEW: Explorer Hazen Audel takes on the Amazon in Primal Survivor

Wilderness explorer Hazen Audel is no stranger to the wild, but his new TV series for National Geographic sees him take on the Amazon like never before. Primal Survivor: Escape the Amazon&nb... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Apr 2022

High performance art: a chat with competitive skier and award-winning designer Andreas Pichler

For many designers, the adage ‘form follows function’ is the beating heart of innovation. But just because a design needs to meet its objective doesn’t mean it can’t also ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Apr 2022

A chef for all seasons: in conversation with Raymond Blanc OBE

The world of fine dining is explosive. The best establishments live and die by their bold flavours and bolder personalities, where the chef is a tastemaker leading with personality, passion and c... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 01 Apr 2022

A prophet for our times: Margaret Atwood triumphs at the Royal Festival Hall

Taking to the stage in an exclusive event at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on 24 March, Margaret Atwood, the prolific award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Feb 2022

The spirit of reinvention at 1857 The Bar

If you enjoy glass of port at Christmas and wonder why we don’t make more of its depth of flavour, sweet taste and versatility the rest of year, you are not alone. Over the last ten years, as ou... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 01 Feb 2022

Alter Ego: a chat with Pauline Ducruet

“Transforming clothes, transforming society.” This is the ethos at the heart of fashion designer Pauline Ducruet’s genre-defying label, Alter. With imaginative tailoring and bold col... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Jan 2022

Junsei review: this outstanding yakitori restaurant is a pure delight for the tastebuds

On the edge of London’s Marylebone is an unexpected gem in the form of Junsei, the debut restaurant of Chef Aman Lakhiani. This Japanese yakitori restaurant is the latest in a series of lau... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Nov 2021

Interview: Donna Air on her emotional new play, Punched, and why she wants to shine the light on important female stories

Actress, presenter and producer Donna Air has always championed causes that empower women, but it was in the pandemic – and a pivotal role in television’s The Split – ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 26 Oct 2021

The spice of life: a talk with Sanjay Anand MBE

From catering for the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace to launching two new fine-dining restaurants in May and June this year – as well as the prospect of his first international ventur... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2021

Facing the odds: the history of Bond and Omega

Bond. James Bond. A name synonymous with suave style and fearless action since Dr. No first hit our screens in 1962. This October, the 25th instalment of the world’s longest runni... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Oct 2021

Chopard releases all new Mille Miglia Bamford Edition to celebrate the classic car rally

Haute jewellery and watch brand Chopard has partnered with Bamford Watch Department to create a special limited-edition of its Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph. Limited to just 33 timepieces, the spor... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Sep 2021

Leica announces 007 Edition camera and exclusive photography exhibition to celebrate the release of No Time To Die

Leica Camera unveils its new Leica Q2 007 Edition to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die. Launched on 8 September and limited to 250 pieces, the special edition camera features... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 01 Sep 2021

Quest for perfection: sitting down with A Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid

German watchmaker A Lange & Söhne is on a mission to make the perfect timepiece. The evolution of each new expression of the brand’s six “families” – the Lange 1, Zeitwer... Read More