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The Wish List

Above: 1 Shard gold and garnet cuff, £7,500, Annoushka, 2 D’amour diamond bracelet, from £27,000, Cartier, 3 Paloma Picasso Olive…

30 Nov 2015

Property: town mouse or country house?

What you could buy in London – and elsewhere for the same price

30 Nov 2015

The best of Notting Hill – now in Shepherd’s Bush

It isn’t just Westfield that has transformed W12

30 Nov 2015

Interview: Paddington Bear on immigration and buns

From deepest darkest Peru to Elstree Studios: Olivia Cole talks to Paddington Bear

26 Jul 2015

A toast to grape Britain

A Prosecco shortage? Maybe try Grape Britain.

23 Jun 2015

The Wish list

Classic leather straps

23 Jun 2015
A young family plan their time in Margate, 1955

Return to Dreamland

How Margate got it’s groove back

20 Jun 2015

Let’s build bridges

Give Thomas Heatherwick £175m and he’ll turn London into Venice.

20 Jun 2015

Snap election

Andrew Parsons’ behind the election curtains.

20 Jun 2015
A Frank Gehry building at Paddy McKillen’s architectural theme park in Provence

The house collectors

Gathering bricks and mortar, rather than oil and canvas.

20 Jun 2015

Buck fizz

Surely it should be OK to dislike Champagne?

20 Jun 2015

Snobbery with violence

The ginger-haired man in the three-piece suit had been standing at the bar all night, ordering gin and tonics in a proprietorial…

28 Mar 2015

From Fettes with love

Ian Fleming went to Eton in the autumn of 1921 and left, aged 17, in 1926 for a crammer in…

28 Mar 2015

Screen princess

Sarah Gadon has been in no fewer than three David Cronenberg films. She was cast in A Dangerous Method, his…

28 Mar 2015

To write a bestseller I had to become a woman

It’s remarkable the efforts some authors will make in order to achieve literary fame. Take the American writer James Frey.…

28 Mar 2015

Glass distinction

Was it the Russians? The Saudis? Or Elton John, who once received a florist’s bill for £293,000? Someone’s to blame…

28 Mar 2015
Dahlia’s design for a plane bed

Wings of desire

When Lewis Carroll created Alice’s wonderland, he sent his diminutive heroine down rabbit holes and through looking glasses and in…

28 Mar 2015

Turn on, tune in, cash out

I’m what you call a Sixties person. I still believe in sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll, and radical…

28 Mar 2015

The Wish List

Above. Clockwise from left: Sea urchin spine necklace, £525, Patrick Mavros; Daisy Tryst ring, £21,500, Theo Fennell; Chrysoprase Amulette de Cartier,…

28 Mar 2015

Seeing the light

‘Everything is going to be alright’. Walking my children to nursery along east London’s then ungentrified Lower Clapton Road, I…

30 Nov 2014
Lotus has now made the car that featured in The Spy Who Loved Me a reality

Future Shop

Believe it or not, the concept of the future is a recent phenomenon. Sure, the past offers up one or…

30 Nov 2014
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

What shall we tell Oscar?

It’s close to midnight on a Saturday evening in September at the Hudson hotel in Manhattan and spirits at the…

30 Nov 2014

Shelf defence

You’d be forgiven for thinking that bookshops only ever close down. More than 500 have shut since 2005, leaving fewer…

30 Nov 2014

Please look after this bear

You adapted very well to life in London — were you concerned about how you might get on working in…

30 Nov 2014

The Pick-up artists

You know how it is. You’re on holiday in the south of France, soaking up the rays and the fizz,…

30 Nov 2014

Mars in his eyes

Would you follow Elon Musk to the Red Planet?

30 Nov 2014