The Cartier Tank Remains a Timeless Icon

It’s over a century old, but the Cartier Tank will forever be one of the most iconic watches. In December 1916, France was mired in the First World War. In Paris, which was not too far from the front lines, the 41-year-old Louis Cartier was living at the Ritz Hotel on Place Vendôme, a few…

The Amiga 500 helped kill the arcade

It was 1983 and I was sat on my ZX Spectrum 48k, helping Horace cross the road to a ski shop, when my friendasked me, “Why doesn’t this game look like the ones in the arcade? Why doesn’t it look… better?” Too young to be able to give a technical answer, I just shrugged. It…

Chef Massimo Bottura Says Dubai’s food waste must be curbed

Here’s a measure of how bad food wastage was getting in Dubai… the government was running out of landfill space in which to dispose of it. Tonnes of perfectly edible food was being buried in the ground. A report from the Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this year revealed that in…

Countryside Pursuits – Four Seasons Hampshire

The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire offers visitors a slice of quintessentially British country living, with outdoor activities and a stately abode that brings aristocratic living to present-day lords of the manor. The English country gent is one of the great sartorial looks – traditional, refined and well-cut but with a workable, everyday, effortless appearance. Where…

How the shawarma gave birth to tacos al pastor – and why fusion food is here to stay

From Tresind and Farzi Cafe to All’Onda, Tamba and 99 Sushi, “fusion” restaurants con­tinue to pop up through­out the UAE. How­ev­er, while it’s one of the key trends ad­ver­tised by mod­ern res­tau­rants, fu­sion cui­sine is noth­ing new. In fact, fu­sion is the ba­sis of most pop­u­lar cui­sines. Chef Wolf­gang Puck, who runs Santa Mon­i­ca res­tau­rant…

Why are pumpkin spice lattes so addictive?

First made available to the public in 2002 in a handful of North American stores in Vancouver and Washington, DC, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte started as an experiment. The coffee chain’s product manager, Peter Dukes, spent months developing a new seasonal drink in the Starbucks laboratory. Despite the pumpkin-flavoured drink not being the most…