The new series of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has landed on Netflix and that means the return of the world's best-dressed warlock. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the master of boho chic: Ambrose Spellman. The once house-bound warlock, played simply brilliantly by British actor Chance Perdomo, spent most of the first series draped around the Spellman house and mortuary dressed in a collection of dressing gowns, smoking jackets, vests and loungewear which brought an un
Winter has landed and that means we are well into Negroni season. I know the Negroni - an equal mix of Campari, sweet vermouth and gin - often has summer connotations due to its Italian heritage and use as a pre or post-dinner tipple in the Mediterranean, but its strength of flavour makes it the perfect cocktail for hiding away from the cold in a cosy bar, preferably with a sofa and a fire. Some people like to shake a Negroni, but personally I prefer it stirred with a large b
The sun is out and pretty soon lots of people will be heading for a couple of drinks in the sun with friends. But I have a tip for you this year: put down the beer and rose, there is something new on the horizon. I have written about the fact that vermouth is the next big trend for the drinks industry, but while S and I were in Madrid the other week we discovered something new - vermouth hour. This is basically the Spanish version of the aperitif or cocktail time. It is taken
I think I've stumbled across a new style icon without really realising it. The silver screen has offered us a fair few sartorial leaders over the years. Names that spring to mind include Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair - and everything else, Anne Hathaway's Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, Audrey Hepburn in everything, Cary Grant in North by Northwest, the casts of The Talented Mr Ripley and Call Me By Your Name and all of the various James Bonds. But there is on
I'm turning 31 today. I figure in the last three decades I must have learned something useful on top of the multitude of interesting but somewhat impractical academia. So here goes, I am going to get all Baz Luhrmann on my experiences and see what I can come up with. Take responsibility for your actions Always carry cash Don’t take flowers to a first date Worrying achieves nothing It is better to be told to "stop" than "go" Get out of your comfort zone If in doubt, dress up A
"Grateful for the grind." The words, which sit atop Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Instagram page, are more than a throwaway remark. They are a mantra for a man who has worked from being broke and sleeping in a car, to making an unpopular debut in professional wrestling to becoming the industry's biggest star and then transitioning to Hollywood superstardom. Now the head of his own production company, one of Hollywood's most successful and bankable assets and the main face in po
There are a few irritating situations in life where you cannot help but be annoyed - bad drivers when you are in a hurry, knotted headphones, "Press 1 for..."
No one likes being in these situations, but often there is nothing individuals can do to avoid them. But that is not always the case. Take this all-too-common crime against society: holding up the queue at a bar or coffee shop.
There is no excuse, and I mean no excuse, for being the person at the front of a bar or cof