La La Land looks set to sweep the board at the Oscars, but is this tale of a jazz pianist falling for an aspiring actress as good as everyone says it is? Trying to express my feelings towards La La Land is like once again being a teenager and tryingContinue Reading

There is more nonsense written about gold than any other asset class, says Simon Smith I say that with real conviction because I’ve read a lot of it and experienced it first-hand. Like the time, for example, I was on TV during a time of crisis, and another guest toldContinue Reading

Experience the romantic side of the UK with this selection of beautiful city breaks What hallmarks a city? Is it the hustle and bustle of the industrious citizens overflowing from buildings, pavements and trains as they go about their business? Or is it the meandering tourists, disrupting the flow ofContinue Reading

Recreate a concert in your home with these high-end speakers DALI EPICON 8 SPEAKERS Standing 126cm tall and weighing in at almost 50kg each, you will have to get the lads round to help you install these Epicon 8 speakers from renowned Danish audio manufacturer, DALI. These floorstanding speakers wereContinue Reading

How can you be sure you are not buying a fake watch? Working in the pre-owned watch market, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, ‘how can I be sure I’m not buying a fake and how do I spot one? As is often the case, thereContinue Reading

Woody Allen has a midlife crisis in Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen’s 1977 film, Annie Hall, is widely regarded as one of his best, with Allen’s writing delving deeper into the psychology of human relationships, and life in general, than ever before. Often defined as his definitive movie in terms ofContinue Reading

Finished with the rigours of the pitch, but still in need of that competitive edge, these rugby aces found shooting sports to be their outlet You meet a lot of retired sportsmen in the shooting field. It seems to have a natural attraction for them. From David Beckham looking dapperContinue Reading

Forget expensive gym memberships or faddy diets: the best way to ring in 2017 is with a New Year’s resolution to grow your wealth This is not an article that will magically turn you into a successful investor like Warren Buffett while ensuring you do not go bankrupt like DonaldContinue Reading

In the world of luxury cruising, hotel barging is a niche concept, but one where passengers can glide through secluded landscapes in style Although the term ‘barging’ may conjure up images of narrowboats or coal lighters, hotel barging is a world away from these scenes from our industrial past. Indeed,Continue Reading