Michelle Johnson

By Michelle Johnson | 05 Apr 2019

As the V&A launches its landmark Mary Quant exhibition, we find out how the designer became the face of a generation

Dame Mary Quant is synonymous with the Swinging 60s. Credited with popularising the miniskirt and inventing hotpants, the British designer was also the first to use PVC fabrics for her ‘wet look... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 03 Apr 2019

Chakra Kensington aims to heal from within with its elegant Indian cuisine

It's an unfair stereotype, but Indian food is often considered more accessible than it is elegant, thanks to the wealth of the brilliant mid-range restaurants that London has to offer. Enter Chakr... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 02 Apr 2019

Born to be wild: Joanna Lumley on how she is bringing the focus back to nature

Joanna Lumley is a national treasure. Yes, it’s a phrase bandied about with alarming frequency, yet with a career spanning 50 years as a BAFTA-winning actress, author, presenter, model and activ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Mar 2019

Vikings actor Elijah Rowen on his role in Sky drama Curfew and why he embraces negative feedback

Dublin-born actor Elijah Rowen has been tipped as one to watch since his breakout role in hit series Vikings, and now the 25-year-old rising star is proving his mettle with a supporting turn in Sky On... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Mar 2019

As Colombia becomes the must-visit destination of 2019, boutique hotel CannĂșa shares why sustainability is key

For 50 years, Colombia has been largely off limits thanks to a civil war that only officially ended in 2016. But now the country – including the once-infamous capital Bogóta – is be... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Mar 2019

Great Hotels of the World shares why these independent destinations are mixing big business with luxury leisure

Trends in luxury travel often focus on the destinations or activities that are growing more popular, but experts have also seen changing trends in the people enjoying these choices. Great Hotels of th... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

The luxury living trends attracting investors to London from around the world

While questions abound about Brexit deadlines, strength of the pound and city expansion, the one thing investors can be sure of is the value of bricks and mortar. At least, that's the message... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

Back in vogue: this year's most surprising luxury travel destinations

When it comes to this year’s top luxury travel destinations, don’t expect to see the usual suspects on any expert’s list. While exclusivity has been the most steadfast trend of recen... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Feb 2019

Experience island paradise without the plastics as Barbados announces landmark ban

The Caribbean island of Barbados has banned the importation, retail, sale and use of single-use plastic in a landmark effort to protect the island's natural resources and marine life. The remarkab... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 07 Feb 2019

These three luxury hotels are helping film fans keep Oscar season all year round

When it comes to Oscar-worthy hotels, the bright lights and high glamour of Los Angeles is the natural choice – but it's not just an influx of celebrity guests and Golden Age-style bars... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Feb 2019

As new private members’ club The Court prepares to open, Harry Mead shares his vision

When entrepreneur Harry Mead decided to launch private members' club The Court, he had a vision to redefine the typical club experience by collaborating with some of the biggest names in hospitali... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Jan 2019

The five essential private jet adventures that will take your holiday to new heights

Round-the-world trips were once the remit of gap-year backpackers, but as the trend of private jet tours continues to rise, the concept is enjoying a much-needed face-lift, with bespoke private jet ho... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Jan 2019

Time to fly: pilot Matt Jones on preparing to travel the world by historic Spitfire

When pilots Steve Boultbee and Matt Jones founded the Boultbee Flight Academy 10 years ago, they hoped to share their love of the classic Spitfire aircraft with the masses. Now, their Goodwood academy... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Jan 2019

Letting his art do the speaking, Conrad Jon Godly unveils his first UK exhibit in Mayfair

Artist Conrad Jon Godly is bringing the spirit of the Swiss alps into the heart of London as his new exhibition, To See Is Not To Speak, is unveiled at the JD Malat Gallery Mayfair on Friday 25 Januar... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Jan 2019

Born Free announces Living with Tigers appeal with the sale of Shere Khan necklace

Born Free founder patron Joanna Lumley is redefining the term ‘statement jewellery’ as she models award-winning jeweller Catherine Best’s unique Shere Khan necklace in aid of th... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Jan 2019

Explore breathtaking culture and community with Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

In recent years Sri Lanka has become the destination du jour for trendy travellers thanks to its miles of sandy beaches, dramatic surf and scenic train routes but, high in the central hills, the ancie... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Jan 2019

Taking centre stage: Judith Hill on her new album and remembering her bond with Prince

Judith Hill is no stranger to stadium tours. The California-born singer-songwriter cut her cloth as a backing singer for Grammy-winning stars – and musical legends – including the late sin... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Jan 2019

Avenue's red-blooded menu brings a shot of Manhattan to St James

Nestled amid the high end St James' boutiques and restaurants, it would be easy to see Avenue restaurant as yet another business dining experience. In fact, the New York-style restaurant has had s... Read More

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