Our pick of the best new watches for 2019. The Patek Philippe 5235R in a rose gold case, with a two-tone graphite and ebony black dial and vertical satin brush finish. Made by Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research Division.
International eXcellence Yachting
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde
"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." William Makepeace Thackery
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" Martin Luther King Jr.
"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." Abraham Lincoln
"We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life." Steve Jobs
An auction of Irish and international art to be held in Dublin at the end of April at the Royal Dublin Society, saw preview viewings held in New York, London, Cork and Dublin early this April with 161 lots to go under the hammer - featuring works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Georges Braque and
"The beautiful things of the earth become more dear as they elude pursuit." Thomas Hardy.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio looks good in the photographs, but what struck me was how much better it looked in the flesh, or steel. It has a presence and style that most SUV’s fail to match and perfoms like a sports car.
McLaren 720S Spider and 600LT Spider premiere at Shanghai Auto Show as McLaren Automotive celebrates 1,000 cars and five years of success in China
“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterised by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” – Dalai Lama
An Eclectic Collection of Latin American Craft: From Designer Bowls To Tequila
The Boodles Tennis At Stoke Park
25th June - 29th June 2019
This is a big fixture on the British social season calendar and a proper summer garden party.
Glow All Out: Beauty Tips For A Black Tie Ball Or Glamorous Party
The new Princess R 35 yacht brings Pininfarina’s car design expertise to the sea. This is a worthy rival to the Italian maker Riva and looks set to win many fans of Italian supercars such as Ferrari and Alfa Romeo over to the water.
Creating an entirely new and modern take on the Ferrari sports prototype concept is both an ambitious and complex undertaking. But it was in this spirit, and with very specific input from the client, that the new Ferrari one-off, the P80/C, was conceived.
‘Where is the art in a meme, anyway?’, I found myself asking while researching and filming my BBC4 documentary How to Go Viral: the Art of the Meme. I guess the answer depends on whether, for you, the word ‘meme’ evokes ‘internet’.
At 8 am a slant of car hacks emerged from the Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa on Lake Windermere to crawl tentatively into a convoy of Jeeps, made up of a mix of Sahara's, Overlands and Rubicons in a rainbow of colours.
I was warmly greeted by Brendan as I ambled out of Dublin airport security.
Bloody hell, the Vantage is impressive, a real leap forward for Aston Martin.
What a blessed, fertile, cultured and cultivated island Madeira is. This ‘island of eternal spring’ was a ‘paradise of naturalists’ with its exoticism attracting Thomas Cook and Joseph Banks.
Danesfield House and Spa evoked 50's movies as we cruised up the steep winding hill through the gardens in the Aston Martin Vantage, before stopping at a tree lined drive dominated by an imposing gothic clock tower.
Last night IX Magazine attended the official launch of the new Lexus sponsored film “Takumi - A 60,000-hour story on the survival of human craft” at Japan House in Kensington for a special screening with the director, writer and Kirie artist Nahoko Kojima.
Eighty Percent of yacht activity takes place in 20% of the world's oceans. Only 5% of what is beneath the world's oceans has been seen, let alone experienced.
Automobili Pininfarina’s ground-breaking Battista luxury electric hypercar will be revealed in three different beautiful specifications at the World Premiere of the all-electric hypercar in Geneva on 4th March at 20:30 (CET).
Ferrari has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta.
I would have loved to see the look on the old guys face, comfortably oblivious of his surroundings, safe in his generic eurobox, as we exited the roundabout side by side, me on the V-Strom, cranked over will a full set of luggage. ‘Round the outside, hard on the gas, then off in to the distance.
It’s been a surreal season this London Fashion Week. I set out with one agenda and finished up with quite another, which illustrates perfectly the joys of being freelance and having to be prepared for anything.