The mind’s eye

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Have you ever seen something so incredible, you can’t quite believe your eyes? Where reality and fantasy become one, differentiated by a few infinitesimal details that may or may not be there? If the answer is yes, then you will already recognise the above, and if not, then feast your eyes on hyperrealist art, and let the disbelief begin.

To read my article in full, visit Navigator magazine online.

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A view from Port Vell

“Barcelona is a fountain of courtesy, shelter of strangers, hospice to the poor, land of the valiant, avenger of the offended, reciprocator of firm friendship, a city unique in its location and beauty.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote, 1605

From friends and colleagues to superyachts of splendour, the MYBA Charter show 2018 – its 30th anniversary no less – was an event to remember. A raft of vessels rich in character and beauty, each possessing a wealth of hidden delights above and below the water line, occupied the waters of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell last week. My trip may have been short, but my list of discoveries is long, from engine room splendour to the life of the aquatic. Barcelona, you beautiful host, I will be back.

New trends and end of eras

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Isn’t she a beaut! The front cover of April 2018’s Natural Beauty News is all about the phenomenal male grooming category, which is at last achieving some tangible disruption in the world of natural beauty. Jam-packed with insightful opinion pieces and trend watches, this latest issue is a bitter-sweet one for me; it opens the door on a flurry of new growth in the market, but it closes on my much-loved stint as Editor.
I’m sad to say goodbye to the publication after so many years at the helm, especially one that started out in life as a nugget of an idea I had over 10 years ago, but I fully understand and support the team at Diversified’s decision to lead their editorial from in-house, especially now that they have Rosie Greenaway on board at NP, who is doing such a fabulous job.
It’s been a real pleasure working with both my Diversified family and colleagues in the wider industry, and I, of course, remain a strong advocate of the natural beauty sector and all that it stands for. It also goes without saying that my wings are now free to explore new territory ‘conflict of interest’-free, so if any brands in the beauty sphere require anything editorial, I welcome you to get in touch.
So long NBN, I wish you well.

Surfing the wave

She sure is a beauty. Issue 13 of FRASER, that is. if you haven’t sneaked a peak just yet, click here for some insight into the world of elite brokerage, ocean projects, and inspiring craftsmanship. It’s all there, encapsulated in one beautifully designed and passionately written publication. I’m proud to be editor of this.

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NEW! Managing Editor of Superyacht 25

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My feet have only just landed on British soil after an exceptional 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, and they’ve hit the ground running headlong into one of my exciting new book projects – Superyacht 25.

Launched at MYS, produced by The Superyacht Group, and supported by MB92 to celebrate their joint 25th anniversary, the luxury coffee table book will highlight the most iconic personalities in the industry, the most memorable superyachts, and the favourite anecdotes of those who have shared the past 25 years in the industry.

Have your say and vote for your idols, inspirers, peers, and firm favourites by heading to the dedicated website page, and clicking on the link to vote. Hurry, the countdown has begun!

http://www.superyachtnews.com/superyacht25/?vote

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