"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke

The Senior - Issue #1

Summer 2019

A fortieth birthday and a holiday provide all the necessary components for the Senior's Big Bang moment.  Cry "Oooo" and "Ahh" and hope no one gets hurt as the amateur firework show starts poolside, fuelled by inspiration, a need to be creative and martinis, always martinis.  Never underestimate the power of the three martini lunch either - the only generation to go to the moon were the generation that put the three martini lunch on the table.

August, 2019

In 1952, at the age of 44, whilst on his annual 2-month holiday at Goldeneye in Jamaica Ian Fleming wrote the book Casino Royale - simultaneously inventing the character James Bond.  In an interesting twist, Fleming eponymously named Bond after a bird-watcher and the author of a book on his bookshelf "Birds of the West Indies - a guide to the species of birds that inhabit the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and Bahama Islands”.

YOLO Journal

14th September, 2019

Yolanda Edwards and Matt Hranek are the binary stars of a modern publishing resurgence.  Like Ray and Charles Eames, Eleanor and FDR, Krasner and Pollock it's unclear however who is the real genius

The Contender

14th September, 2019

David Coggins is a writer of such prolific talent that he scares me to publish my own inconsequential rambling.  As well as being the author of some wonderful books on men's style and general good conduct his website inspired this publication. His writing 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.

1855

August, 2019

Every man needs a hobby.  Since 2008 I've been drinking my way through some of the world's best wines in a pursuit to drink every wine on the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux.  Wine is one of the great gifts to humanity and has punctuated my own life since I first discovered its charms.

14th September, 2019

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.

Wonderful marketing video campaign by yachting giant Camper and Nicholsons

14th September, 2019

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

Succession

14th September, 2019

Succession is grand, compelling viewing.  Like Shakespeare but with better dialogue.

Orlebar Brown

14th September, 2019

The best looking thing in swimwear since Claudine Auger.  I originally purchased a pair of Orlebar Brown sky Setter swimshorts to replace my Casino Royale Grigio La Perlas.  Somewhat less revealing and more befitting my Connery-esque body hair.  Orlebar Brown have recently begun offering limited edition Bond-inspired capsule collections too because who wants to be Daniel Craig in Skyfall when you can be Connery in Thunderball.

The Best a Man...

August, 2019

The film Jaws, whilst undoubtedly a classic, will indelibly blemish, if not completely extinguish, the joy of open sea swimming for the rest of your life. Whilst the line “we’re going to need a bigger boat” will amusingly grace your fishing trips or visits to Scott’s, you'll never be able to experience blissful relaxation whilst swimming serenely at sea without hearing John Williams’ bloody score in your head every time an un-rhythmic wave of saltwater stirs against your skin...

The Cartier Tank

August, 2019

As an optimist in extremis I've already got an incredibly well-researched list of those elements I'll buy when my impending lottery win actually happens.  The fact that I've been carefully planning my future lifestyle as a lottery winner means I've already saved myself many wasted years and eventual dissatisfaction when that moment finally arrives.

Fin!  

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