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Picture of the Week: White fleece

Amy Childs: A brash young lady with questionable taste   Our last picture of the week featuring a Range Rover Sport was of one that had been driven by a couple described in the comments section...

Daniel Rosenfeldt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the magician and musician Daniel Rosenfeldt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Stephen Fry.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

Jax Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the financier turned fashion designer Jax Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Love.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

J.Harry Edmiston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks photographer J.Harry Edmiston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The idea that the photographs I take may still be admired long after I’m...

Victoria Spicer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the journalist and equestrian expert Victoria Spicer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Sat nav, usually.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our...

Michael Collins: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks molecular cuisine guru and managing director of Bubble Food Michael Collins: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Passion and creativity.         ...

The battleaxe in the Beemer

Matthew Steeples examines the truth behind Liz Jones giving up on her “rural idyll”   The Mail’s Liz Jones is a waspish woman who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Those who’ve...

Robin Sheppard: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks hotelier and chairman of Bespoke Hotels Robin Sheppard: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Hunger.    “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble...

Oliver Estreich: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks contemporary artist and founder of theNativeSociety Oliver Estreich: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

Video of the Week: The Queen morphs

The Queen’s life in 3 minutes and 24 seconds   This week we must thank Dan Large for having alerted us to an amazing YouTube video showing Her Majesty The Queen’s life in 3 minutes and...

Where Dibnah mucked around

As Fred Dibnah's former home comes to the market, Matthew Steeples is reminded of a true BBC legend   As the nation continues to cringe in horror every time the name “Savile” is mentioned, memories of...

Phoebe Lapine: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the chef, author and BBC America “Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.” contestant Phoebe Lapine: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Food. Friends. Fun.   “Don't...

Sir Benjamin Slade Bt.: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the right-wing businessman and owner of Maunsel House and Woodlands Castle, Sir Benjamin Slade: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Money, power, sex,...

Breakdancing stoats

Charles Mitford Cust tells of the breakdancing stoats at Bears Rock   Apparently the 2012 “Braun Battle of the Year” breakdance championship is underway and the coolest movers are strutting their stuff right now down in...

Sophie Michell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the chef, author and television personality Sophie Michell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force?  "Independence and the life choices that come with it."    “Never...

Stuart Graber: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Stuart Graber, chairman of The Alternative Board London and former managing director of Time Warner International: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Superior...

The Compliment

Kerri Moss Beaumont tells of the joys of being a mother of four who also manages to enjoy life to the max   A few weeks ago, my husband and I were at an end of...

Video of the Week: Total Control

Nicky Haslam adds another string to his bow   Nicky Haslam is a man of many parts. He’s best known as an interior designer and author but over the years, in chameleon like fashion, he’s variously...

I'm Miss World, don't hate me!

Georgea Blakey shares her experiences of Miss World 2012   “Welcome to the holly land of Genghis Khan. The city of green and pleasant cool.”   These are the words written on the side of the car...

Playground victims

Sarah Tucker shares the latest of her “playground politics” experiences   My son started at a new school a few weeks back. Five foot eleven, half of him at 13 he is now taller than me.   He...

Prince Lorenzo Borghese: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the businessman, philanthropist and reality television star Lorenzo Borghese: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Beer and bacon. I need both to function.   “Don't...

Picture of the Week: Going white for Linda

A white van man not afraid to bare his heart     After a mixed response to our last picture of the week, taken from the Mail Online and featuring a “whingeing Brit” pensioner named Pamela...

Trevor Abrahmsohn: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Trevor Abrahmsohn, the founder and managing director of Glentree Estates: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Knowledge and charm.    “Don't get even, get medieval"...

John King: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks John King, the sales manager for No. 11 Cadogan Gardens: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? My parents.    “Don't get even, get medieval" is,...

Nooror Somany: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the Blue Elephant Group’s Nooror Somany: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “Nothing is impossible…. But make sure you feel passionate about what...

Tom McLoughlin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks private aviation entrepreneur Tom McLoughlin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   7th January 2013: When we published this interview on 16th August 2012, we were unaware of the real identity of Thomas McLoughlin....

Roberto Marziota: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

The Steeple Times asks Roberto Marziota: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Constancy and meeting my customers’ expectations.    “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

Rex Leyland: What's on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks Rex Leyland: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? My guiding force is fairness and loyalty.    “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble...

James Dove: What's on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks barrister James Dove: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The Bar Code of Conduct.  Only kidding. Don’t tell the Bar Standards Board.   “Don't get...

Frankie Dettori MBE: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks Frankie Dettori MBE: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

Hospitality’s game changers

Sixteen rising stars in hospitality in New York by Oliver Estreich   In the first of a series, we profile the up and coming achievers working in hospitality in New York:   Miranda Mancuso: A lifelong New Yorker and...

Lord Alton: What's on your mantelpiece?

“The Steeple Times” quizzes Lord Alton about what’s on his mantelpiece   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “The still small voice of calm” (from the Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier).   “Never regret,...

Playground Mafia

Award winning journalist, presenter and novelist Sarah Tucker examines the mafia of the playground It's getting worse. I wrote the (fictional) novel The Playground Mafia in 2006 and since then have had requests for interviews...

An interview with Lyndon Ogbourne

Claire Rubinstein interviews Lyndon Ogbourne for “The Steeple Times”   Last week, Claire Rubinstein made Emmerdale fans envious when she interviewed the soap’s former baddest boy at Sette restaurant in Chelsea.   Over lunch, the pair chatted about...

Peter Burrell: What's on your mantelpiece?

In the first of our mantelpiece series, we pitch twenty questions to Peter Burrell, a racing supremo who also co-owns Sette restaurant with Frankie Dettori MBE   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your...

Gina Miller: What’s on your mantelpiece?

“The Steeple Times” quizzes leading philanthropist Gina Miller about what’s on her mantelpiece   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Life is short, so don’t live in regret.  “Never regret, never explain, never...

Bruce's best

Profile: Designer to the stars Bruce Oldfield OBE   Between the 26th June and 31st July, Bruce Oldfield is holding a sample sale at his Beauchamp Place showroom where he will offer a selection of couture...

Life on the wire

Nik Wallenda crosses the Niagara Falls   Yesterday, watched by over a billion people worldwide, Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodNwQwW42c Watch Nick Walenda finish his Niagara Falls...

Prospering Paris

Profile: The genius of self-promotion that is Paris Hilton   At a dinner party last week, my guests gasped in horror when I said that I view Paris Hilton to be a genius. Their faces turned...

The worthy Mr Waites

Profile: Sculptor Edward Waites   Continuing my series of profiles of up and coming talent, it was a pleasure to recently meet the extremely talented Suffolk based sculptor Edward Waites.   A specialist in animal sculpture, 24-year old...

Keep your oar out Oldfield

Profile: Trenton Oldfield: the man who temporarily halted the 2012 Boat Race   “Why are the right such angry people?” asked @NotAGateway, the shared Twitter account of Deepa Naik and her boyfriend Trenton Oldfield yesterday afternoon.   In...

Bringing out the Branston

Profile: The very well connected Jacqueline Branston   Jacqueline, Jackie to her friends, Branston is a lady described by the Who’s Really Who author Richard Compton-Miller as being one that: “hears, sees and says nothing.” Discretion...

Bricking it

The case of Samantha Brick   This probably will be one of the shortest pieces I ever write, as, frankly, I don’t want to give Samantha Brick any more publicity than she’s already brought upon herself.     Brick,...

Keep flying

The suicide of Andrew Embiricos   I was saddened this morning to read the news that my friend Andrew Embiricos (1985 – 2011) had committed suicide.   Andrew, the grandson of Rita Heyworth, was witty and positive and...