That time of year came round again: Paris Photo in November. My aim and my desire was to eat at Septime, No 15 in the ranking of the world's top restaurants and tucked away in...

A new luxury mindset is emerging. Out goes the starchiness of traditional luxury and in comes 'liberation' luxury. It's all about being curious, flexible and footloose – a feeling that put me on a...

I spent one night and two days in Paris this spring. The one night was at Hotel Amastan, near Le Grand Palais, in the 8th district. I kept on telling people I was staying at...

As humans we are tribal. Our ultimate fear is rejection. Often, we pull away from people before they reject us; it feels less ‘messy’, 'safer' and we are more in control. It was November. I...