Paris

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 Tempus | 17 Jan 2022

Animal magnetism

Contemporary photographic artist David Yarrow’s series of new photographs captured throughout the Covid-19 pandemic is a tribute to both the Wild West and the best of modern cinema, showcas... Read More

By Tempus | 31 Dec 2021

Five of the hottest new hotel openings for 2022

It's coming to the end of another uncertain year, and whilst travel has been rocky, it hasn’t stopped brands and developers from designing for the future and so the new year in sight comes w... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 22 Nov 2021

The world's best travel destinations to spend Christmas this year

To some people, the idea of leaving the confines of their house - let alone their home city or country - for Christmas is a completely alien and terrifying prospect. But how many times have you s... Read More

By Sara Darling | 06 Nov 2021

REVIEW: The Franklin Hotel, London

"SW3" has a magical ring to it. It conjures up images of joyful times spent admiring the Christmas windows at Harrods, ice skating in front of the Natural History Museum or taking ... Read More

By Tempus | 05 Oct 2021

Courtship and comfort: the best five-star hotels for romance

Let's face it; after a year locked in a house together, those couples who braved the never-before-seen, warts-and-all elements of their relationship deserve a romantic break to rekindle the fire t... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diamonds to go up for sale

Most diamonds come with a story. Some were gifted as a wedding present; others were handed down through generations as a family heirloom; and some carry such an opulent mystique that they symboli... Read More

By Tempus | 20 Sep 2021

Hôtel Madame Rêve to launch in Paris in October

With the announcement that the Louvre's beautiful yet long-neglected post office building in central Paris is set to reopen as a spectacular five-star hotel this October, upcycling never... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2021

INTERVIEW: bespoke jeweller Benjamin Hawkins talks exclusively to Tempus

Benjamin Hawkins is one of the London jewellery scene’s best kept secrets. His eponymous fine jewellery brand was quietly founded in 2016 when, after training in gold smithing and fine diamond w... Read More

By Tempus | 28 Jul 2021

Knightsbridge Circle launches world's most expensive concierge service

Luxury lifestyle and travel management company, Knightsbridge Circle, has announced that it will be launching a new Elite Tier membership, priced at £100,000 per year – making it the most ... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Jul 2021

Lighting the way: the porcelain and light installations that are transforming interior design

Great lighting can transform a room, and the sculptural quality of a fine chandelier has long been known as the ultimate in statement lighting. For Romanian interior artist Andreea Braescu, however, t... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Jun 2021

Arnold & Son CEO Bertrand Savary shares the quintessentially British design ethos driving the brand’s collectible novelties

Known for its stylish aesthetic and unique dials, Arnold & Son describes itself as a Swiss watchmaker with English roots. The brand’s heritage dates back to 1764, when Cornish watchmaker Joh... 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 Juliet Herd | 18 May 2021

Return of the King: an interview with Fawaz Gruosi

If ever a party brought to modern minds the era of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, it would be high jewellery brand De Grisogono’s annual extravaganza at the legendary Hotel du... Read More

13 May 2021

Why is the UEFA Champions League one of the world's most luxurious competitions?

Week after week, football pundits claim that Harry Kane will leave Tottenham Hotspur if they don’t play Champions League football. While that’s not untrue, people who don’t follow th... 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 Tempus | 28 Apr 2021

Rolls-Royce and Hermès unveil one-off bespoke Phantom Oribe

Iconic car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and luxury goods house Hermès have teamed up for a one-off custom edition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe, commissioned by Japanese entrepre... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 24 Apr 2021

Wedding belles: bridal powerhouses Vera Wang and Pronovias Group team up to make the perfect match

Vera Wang has designed wedding dresses for some of the world’s most famous women, including Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys and Hailey Bieber. Now, the doyenne of bridal wear has t... Read More