It is hard not to notice the piles of wood, the shelves stocked full of books, tools, CDs and, of course, the skeletons of the violins themselves. Their simple elegant designs, all curves and decorative flourishes, are not yet finished, but still resemble a work of art even at thisContinue Reading

For an antidote to these digital times take a look at the games below for some winter’s night inspiration. Board games and card games are a tribute to the playful inventiveness of human history and have the uncanny ability to evoke a sense of gleeful nostalgia in even the mostContinue Reading

The debate about the future of formalised experiences and fine dining is akin to Brexit; three commentators, four opinions. Many critics have stated repeatedly that several high-profile closures – including Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus in 2016 – combined with a general consensus that consumers prefer ‘casual dining’ is  evidence enough thatContinue Reading

Thinking of spending the kid’s inheritance this autumn? Then why not take a look at our list of inspirations below? While the hopeless romantics among us may disagree, there are just three little words designed to send flutters through the heart of any man: cars, cigars, guitars. What else couldContinue Reading

These superfoods promise to improve both your mealtimes and your health in one fell swoop. Kale It may have become ubiquitous in trendy London restaurants, but not everyone has gotten on-board the kale bandwagon. Time for that to change though, because kale is a great source of calcium, iron andContinue Reading

His contemporary approach has transformed a traditional 16,500-acre estate into a high-end hospitality experience, but Lord Cowdray is determined to continue focusing on his vision to keep his family estate on the map as an international destination, while celebrating its history and heritage. CALIBRE: Why do you think people areContinue Reading

Made famous during the Battle of Trafalgar, the HMS Victory is often regarded as Britain’s greatest warship, says Peter Goodwin. When she was launched in 1765, the 104-gun HMS Victory was the ultimate warship design of the Georgian era. Many years later, as Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the BattleContinue Reading

How to get the most out of photographing your city break. Your passport and boarding card are safely stowed, the bags are checked and weighed and most importantly the camera is charged up and ready – it is time to fly! The proliferation of cheap city breaks around Europe –Continue Reading

With rumours of vinyl’s demise greatly exaggerated, the wider music industry is adapting once again. Barnaby Dracup delves into the vinyl renaissance. Despite a panicky music industry throwing the baby out with the bathwater in its headlong rush to embrace emerging digital formats, it was the small independent labels thatContinue Reading