It’s official…

I’m super happy that the ‘Rebels Issue’ of Official Bespoke carries two of my latest features – the first pictured above profiling Damen’s unique yacht support vessel Power Play, and the second interviewing the wonderfully enigmatic Emily Penn of eXXpedition.

If you have a rare five mins to indulge in a little light reading, I highly recommend this awesome publication. It prides itself on saying it how it is, good and bad, and leaving all superfluous gloss to the laminate on the front cover.

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Going out with a bang!

The end of 2018 is just days away, and what better way to celebrate what has been a fantastically productive year than with the launch of the December issue of Simply Abu Dhabi which carries a mega 11 features written by myself. It also marks the first issue with my new dedicated yachting section. May 2019 be equally as fun and fruitful with myriad new discoveries and achievements. Happy Christmas to you all, and to all a good night!

Winter is coming!

Cooler climes have arrived and winter is nearly here (in two days, to be precise). There’s nothing else for it. It’s time to jump aboard a yacht of your dreams and dive head first into life-affirming adventure. The 2018/19 issue of FRASER gives you a little taste of what to expect when you arrive…

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.

Legend in her own lifetime

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Talented, inspiring and famed for her curves, Zaha Hadid was a lady of firsts. Covering her last and final venture – the Miami- based One Thousand Museum – in the latest issue of Simply Abu Dhabi magazine, I had the privilege of paying tribute to one-of-a-kind.

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LEGO has it covered

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I simply adore the LEGO front cover of Northrop & Johnson’s spring issue of Navigator. It’s taking all of my adult self-restraint to not break open my children’s LEGO box and start building.

Such a simple, yet clever way of creating an eye-catching cover that gets its readers’ artistic juices flowing before they’ve even turned a page. Navigator, I applaud you.

Lovin’ the look of my two features this issue carries, as well…

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The presses are rolling…

The words have been written, the images collated, the proofs are approved and the presses are now rolling on volume 12, issue 1 2017 of SuperYacht Industry – the first issue with me as Editor. It’s always a proud moment.

Due to be delivered on 4 April, it’s the first of four editions out this year, so if you have any industry related news – yacht launches, milestone anniversaries, ground-breaking releases – be sure to drop me a line, and get it covered with SuperYacht Industry.