WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH

The Countess of Carnarvon, who lives at Downton Abbey also known as Highclere Castle, finds delight and humour in the people who inhabit her world.

SMOKIN’ HOT!

Boisdale’s resident cigar man runs the rules over some of his best recent Cuban and New World smokes… The 100 point scoring system explained: 10 points for appearance 15 points for construction 10 points for combustion 60 points for…

THE WORLD AS I SEE IT

 Chilean poet, author and film maker Santiago Elordi, takes us on a global journey using art as his passport.

THE GREAT FESTIVAL MYTH

In its final year, we ask Cornbury founder, Hugh Phillimore to sum up fourteen fantastic years of fun filled festivals.

STARTERS’ ORDERS

Colin Cameron talks to the highly successful racing trainer Hugo Palmer about betting well and winning on the day over lunch at Boisdale of Belgravia.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

Intrepid bon vivant journalist Matthew Bell visits Charles Cecil, the American painter and art historian, at his Florence atelier.

SIZE DOESN’T REALLY MATTER

You don’t need a satellite dish on your wrist to cut a dash argues Michael Karam. Today’s men – from astronauts to hedge fund mangers – love their watches. And you can’t really blame them.…

GOODWOOD REVIVAL …IN A SPACESHIP!

Boisdale Life’s Editor-at-Large, Paddy Renouf set off to attend his first ever Goodwood Revival. Slightly counter-intuitively, Paddy drove the brand new Lamborghini Huracán there, courtesy of www.citysupercars.co.uk. The Rolex Drivers Club was his destination for…

SHOOTING ETIQUETTE

As purveyors of grouse, the Boisdale team is periodically invited shooting. We sought out Jonathan Young’s advice on what to avoid. After all he has been Editor of The Field for the last 25 years.…