Michelle Johnson

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

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Jan 2019

How Difference Coffee Co is introducing a new blend of luxury in London

For all the significance coffee plays in our lives, whether it's your morning pick-me-up or an after dinner digestif , it's rare that we really take the time to consider the full scope of a gr... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Oct 2018

On top of the world: Sri Lanka's new Aarunya Nature Resort creates an effortless escape

There is no shrill buzzing of an alarm to wrench me from sleep today. Instead, I wake up with the birds, full of energy, thanks to the sun streaming gently through the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windo... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Oct 2018

What makes the best hotels in the world stand out? We ask the experts

10 years ago, brothers Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien decided to bring their favourite luxury hotels to a digital-savvy clientele by launching the Grand Luxury Group. But their carefully curated hote... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2018

Column: Quaglino's executive head chef Nuno Gonçalves on why restaurants must embrace the rise of veganism

Nuno Gonçalves is executive head chef of Mayfair restaurant Quaglino's – famed for being one of the Queen's favourite London restaurants. Gonçalves previously worked in the... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2018

Four Seasons Private Jet Experience's Javier Loureiro tells Tempus about living the high life

When it comes to ensuring guests get a truly bespoke holiday experience, the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience has a secret weapon in the form of Javier Loureiro, director of guest experience. From ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 26 Sep 2018

Discover Rome from Europe’s largest private art collection at Rome Cavalieri

Whenever I think of Rome, it's never the winding streets, crowded museum tours or touristic trattorias that really stay with me. Instead it's that strange sense of then and now, past and futur... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Sep 2018

Shoe designer Lucy Choi talks rock and royalty with her new collection and why she didn't go into the family business

Shoe designer Lucy Choi has a unique approach to identifying the needs of her customers. The niece of famed haute shoemaker Jimmy Choo says that every modern British woman is a blend of two Kates &nda... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 17 Sep 2018

Artist Nassia Inglessis celebrates creative disobedience at the London Design Biennale

Representing Greece at this year's prestigious London Design Biennale, artist and designer Nassia Inglessis has delighted critics and members of the public alike with the daring, skilfully enginee... Read More

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