"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke
THE SENIOR COLUMN
A modern day scrap-album of inspiration, ideas and general internet finds. These are a few of my favourite things
I'm a huge admirer of car video website Petrolicious. A particular favourite of mine is this video featuring Bruce Meyer. Bruce is the epitome of a car guy. Apparently his motto his "Buy the best example of what you want, and pay whatever it takes. That way, you cry only once.”
The beauty of a good novel is that it can crystallise the imperfect or perfect times we might go through in life until they might between a front and back cover. Sport (to its fans at least) can capture and communicate those moments in mere seconds
David Coggins is a writer of such prolific talent that he scares me to publish my own inconsequential ramblings; his website is invariably imbued with thoughts or phrases that will enrich your outlook on life or at the very least make you want to take up fishing
WM BROWN PROJECT
A Negroni-drinking, Dunhill-lighting, Partagas-smoking, Land-Rover-driving, Rolex-Leica-snapping, Weber-barbecuing, Barbour-wearing, Sinatra-singing, Petrossian-consuming, book-and-magazine-publishing visionary - Matt Hranek is a modern day Hemingway
Yolanda Edwards and Matt Hranek are the binary stars of a modern publishing resurgence. Like Eleanor and FDR, Krasner and Pollock it's unclear however who is the real genius
FATHER AND SON
Don Draper is widely regarded as the second best person in advertising behind the visionary who came up with the Generations campaign for Patek Philippe. The campaign reached its peak with this video
Still elated by a recent trip to the Patek Philippe Museum I was excited to see Christies publishing this great article about history of the Patek Philippe Nautilus
QUEEN OF SERENE
10,000 sq ft of serene perfection. An exercise in taste and restraint. Rose Uniacke's Pimlico masterpiece
My daughter's favourite restaurant. Who knew taste was genetic? Location of the annual Daddy-Daughter-day
You don't become a father-of-five without a healthy level of optimism. Like Chevy Chase day-dreaming of his pool - I'm just waiting for my bonus.
RaLPH LAUREN HOME
I have a Pinterest board dedicated solely to this property (and the Double RL Ranch too). Ralph's Bedford study is perhaps the most perfect room I've ever seen.
LIFE AT THE TOP
I had long been enamoured by the photo shoot Harpers Bazaar did of Tommy Hilfiger's electic apartment atop the Plaza. Architectural Digest went one better and produced this video
Cy Twombly for the instagram era. A man overflowing with prodigious aesthetic talent and energy which he pours onto canvas, floors, walls, tablescapes...
NOILLY PRAT PAIRING
Perhaps it was because I was on a fast day but Noilly Prat's suggestions for food pairing had me salivating. Looking forward to trying Original Dry with oysters
MORE COMING SOON - OPEN TO RECOMMENDATIONS