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By Rory FH Smith | 03 Jul 2021

Driving vision: the meticulous world of custom cars

Bespoke is an overused term in the automotive world. Sift through the sales literature of any high-end carmaker and you’ll find the word peppered about like it’s going out of fashion. In r... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 30 Jun 2021

Sporting greats: the activity centred luxury European resorts

With the world cautiously emerging from various lockdowns just in time for the summer, travellers are desperate to explore places old and new, soaking up the sunshine and atmosphere that a luxury reso... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Jun 2021

Why wine tourism is the future of travel (even if you don't drink)

It goes without saying that travel is widely considered by most to be a means of escape from normal life. But living through a global pandemic watching travel opportunities dry up has brought thi... Read More

By Nicky Morris | 10 Jun 2021

A home away from home: Formula E star Mitch Evans shares his love for London’s restaurant culture

Mitch Evans, one of Formula E’s rising stars, lets his racing achievements speak for themselves. Having found his passion for karting aged six, the Jaguar racer went on to be the youngest driver... Read More

By Tempus | 27 May 2021

The most luxurious villas for hire in Europe

If you've spent any time online recently, you might have noticed the growing trend of travel articles carving out niche holiday ideas for a post-pandemic world. Whether it's recommending the b... Read More

By Judy Cogan | 25 May 2021

The secret service

Luxury is built on a foundation of secrecy. The high-end and unattainable will always be alluring, whether bound to the satisfaction of topping the waiting list for a rare and exceptional watch, or th... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 17 May 2021

A spirited history: a chat with rare tipple hunter Rebecca Jago

In 2017, during an extensive restoration of his ruined barn, a French cognac distiller tore down an unassuming, hastily built stone wall – one of many that comprised the rustic old building... Read More

By Tempus | 27 Apr 2021

The Future of Ski: 2021-22 season predictions from Bramble Ski and Haute Montagne co-founder Natasha Robertson

With lockdown still in full swing across much of Europe, it appears that the moment has passed for a decent run on the slopes this year, and many chalet and tour operators have been left in the lurch ... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Apr 2021

An extraordinary life: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, died at Windsor Castle on the morning of Friday 9 April. At 99 years old, the duke was the longest serving royal consort in history, carving ou... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Apr 2021

Watches & Wonders 2021: the best timepieces from the Geneva watch show

Watches & Wonders, the extravagant watch showcase formerly known as SIHH, drew to a close on Tuesday after an action-packed five-day extravaganza which saw some of the most spectacular design... Read More

By Tempus | 29 Mar 2021

The best edible gifts for Easter 2021

Easter falls just weeks before the UK businesses begin to open up again after the pandemic, meaning that a Sunday roast at your favourite country pub will unfortunately be off the cards. So ... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 10 Mar 2021

The Agave Trilogy pt. I: tequila

In this three-part series, Tempus is putting the more ubiquitous tipples of whisky and wine to one side and instead taking a look at some of Mexico's finest agave-based spirits, whi... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 09 Mar 2021

European Detour: France

With international travel now a very real possibility in 2021 after a lengthy delay, holidaymakers are already gearing up to take to the European mainland for the post-pandemic trip of a lifetime. But... Read More

By Tempus | 05 Mar 2021

Working from Paradise: the best luxury hotels for a 'workation'

2021 is forecasted to see a movement of freer professionals. With tech-giants such as Microsoft and Google leading the way, many companies are now considering implementing "WFH" as... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 04 Mar 2021

European Detour: Spain

With international travel now a very real possibility in 2021 after a lengthy delay, holidaymakers are already gearing up to take to the European mainland for the post-pandemic trip of a lifetime. But... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 27 Feb 2021

Scents and sensibility: Les Senteurs director Chris Hawksley tells Tempus about the power of perfume

In 1984 Betty Hawksley had the revolutionary idea to open a perfumery in London that stocked no big-name brands but, instead was devoted to the creations of small, independent fragrance houses. With h... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 23 Feb 2021

Detours and fine dining: the history of the Michelin Guide

In 1900, brothers André and Édouard Michelin were scratching their heads trying to think up a solution to a familiar business problem. Their fledgling eponymous tyre company had been running for 11 ... Read More

14 Feb 2021

What makes the Cheltenham Festival such an exclusive meeting?

The Cheltenham Festival is an annual National Hunt meeting in horse racing which is seen as the most important week of the year in the sport. 28 races take place across four days, all of which have a ... Read More