The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

Apple Watch with mother

Stuff your fancy earrings…this gift makes Caroline Bondy look cool to her kids

The Wish List

Timeless watches

Forget the fashion for flat shoes, high heels empower short women like me

51 per cent of women prefer flats, but heels are still vital to many

Georgie Lane-Godfrey edges past Camilla at the finish

Let’s throw kosher to the wind… and go veggie in Israel

Who needs meat when the alternative is so muscular?

Surrey’s new rich

What happened to the quiet, leafy county Daisy Dunn once knew?

The fight for Notting Hill

Some locals are determined to preserve its soul in the face of bankers, MPs and planners

The wish list

Stunning pearl jewellery

Taki with Joan Collins at El Morocco

The King of Clubs

El Morocco, lined in zebra-stripes and known as Elmo’s to New York insiders, was the ultimate in glamorous nightspots, says Taki

Stilettos, feminist? You’re fooling yourself

I have a pile of press cuttings about women who maim people with shoes; there have been 150 violent crimes…

The fox: Friend or foe?

When you see a fox, what do you feel? More than any other animal in Britain, the fox can elicit a…

Heady times as the great hat revival takes off

Everyday headgear is no longer the exclusive realm of the eccentric and attention-seeking

The Wish List

Time is money… so why not mark its passing with a classic heirloom watch?

A festival for the fable-minded

The annual shindig at Port Eliot in Cornwall mines a rich local seam of myth and eccentricity

Is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

It’s scruffy and scary, but things are looking up

The new Fiat 500 is overpriced and oversugared

It’s been improved in some ways, but really, this is like a Walls Cornetto to real Italian gelato

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

The Wish List

Sparkling jewellery

Not only fools and horses

Peter Robins on the rapid rebranding of Peckham

Fasten victim

Harry Mount asks why he now has to struggle to find a three-button suit

Live blog: The Oscars

Sunday 28th February, from 11.30pm

Apparently, I’m the Basil Fawlty of the English country house

Thanks to personal and insulting attacks on TripAdvisor, I’m thinking of giving up the personal tours of my home I have been providing since I was 15 years old