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Dolce Carnevale: Haute Hedonism at the Rio Carnival

The phrase “party of the year” hasn’t exactly ingratiated itself with discerning revellers over the years, referring as it usually does to the kind of shindig at which hoards  of youths gyrate along to music which resembles a persistent car alarm. The annual ball at Belmond Copacabana Palace, however – which takes place at Rio […]

Rare whisky auction prices went nuclear in 2018

Last year UK enthusiasts shelled out an unprecedented amount of money for rare single malt whisky at auction, according to a new report. The analysis, published recently by industry analyst Rare Whisky 101, says that in 2018, for the first time ever the UK’s elite elixir auction market sold more than 100,000 bottles of whisky, raking […]

Ultra-Rare Panerai Radiomir Type A Sells For Around £200,000

If in any doubt over the potential rare timepieces pack as a viable (and fun) investment, consider the €226,000 price fetched by Renowned French Auction House Artcurial for an ultra-rare Panerai Radiomir Type A that once belonged to Rear Admiral Amedeo Vesco Of The Italian Navy – an establishment which, as most readers will know, […]

Robb Reader: The Idle Rocks’ David Richards

When the sun shines in Cornwall – and it will start doing so sometimes in a couple of months – the waterfront inn former F1 boss Richards runs with his wife Karen, at the tip of the Roseland Peninsula, is as gloriously glamourous a place to soak up the rays out  as any ultra-hip Mediterranean […]

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