Peruvian star chef Virgilio Martínez

For even the casual diner, it is no secret that Peruvian cuisine has become a big deal over the past decade, and in recent years the UAE has seen a number of ­excellent Peruvian establishments open their doors. Now, the chef of Peruvian cooking is launching a ­restaurant in Dubai. Virgilio Martínez is the chef/owner…

Zinedine Zidane: What I’ve Learned

I have an affinity with the Arabic world. I have it in my blood, via my parents. I’m very proud of being French, but also very proud of having these roots and this diversity. Diversity is a great advantage for any family. Children who have parents of different nationalities speak different languages and learn from different cultures.…

A better bunny

There’s a misleading idea that the Playboy Playmates have nothing going for them. Sure, we’ve all met the pretty girl who’s dumb as a box of hair and dull as a weekend in Sharjah, but we’re frankly delighted to report that Jessa Hinton – Miss July 2011, has a lot more going on other than…

Nifty Scent

Olivier Polge, one of the top “noses” in the business, and the art of creating fragrances. There’s a theory that if you want to seduce a woman, then wear the aftershave her father wore when she was young. The thinking is based upon smell being one of the greatest triggers for memory and how the…

The Smarter Cut

Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO OF Zegna group on the ethos of a classic Italian Brand. Here’s something you may not know. Tom Ford suits are actually made by Zegna. The Italian brand has been making them since 2006 and when the deal was initially struck, Ermenegildo Zegna tellingly described this as collaboration between “the unique creativity…

Pele: What I’ve Learned

At the 1958 World Cup our opponents didn’t really know much about us as there was very little television back then. My goal in the quarter-final is quite famous, but I spoke to my friends at the time and they had only heard the goal on the radio. People wanted to see it but TV was…

Striving for Sophistication

Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey discusses tourbillons, upholding tradition and competing as one of the smaller watchmakers. So what is the benefit of more than one tourbillon in a watch? One tourbillon was designed for the pocket watch, so the idea is like if you are driving in your car and you got a…

Classical British

Giles English, co-founder of Bremont watches on how to stand out in a crowded market. How did the new Codebreaker watch come about? Every one or two years we come up with a special limited edition watch. About six years ago we created a watch called the EP120, made with parts from the famous World…