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New York’s real estate power brokers: Part I

Oliver Estreich’s New York real estate power brokers   In the first of a series, Oliver Estreich profiles New York’s top realtors. He begins with Joan Swift, James C. Cox Jr. and Emily and Elizabeth Beare.   Joan...

Allard Marx: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks strategist and businessman Allard Marx: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Caterine Axelsson’s daily smile.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble...

Samuel Whiting and Lucas Alexander: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the duo behind the Heart of House music label, Samuel Whiting and Lucas Alexander: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Dedication to the...

The tribes looking for CFS

Sarah Tucker goes in search of the ten tribes paying homage to a centenary of flower power at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show   Yesterday I attended the press day for the 100th anniversary of...

Picture of the week: An image of Cliff Richard that will scare children

An image that should come with a health warning   There’s not much to say about our picture of the week, other than it should come with a health warning. The image, a spoof mockup of...

Brave Rebekah

Could the failure of the makeover of Merida be a positive sign for Rebekah Brooks?   Merida, Disney Pixar’s heroine in Brave, has had a makeover. Notwithstanding the new look, however, she still looks like Rebekah...

Fooling Fogle

Ben Fogle suggests that he could have been poisoned by a Russian spy   Ben Fogle’s rise to the middle realms of “fame” is something I’ve always found puzzling. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an affable...

Douglas Chadwick: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks private investor and chairman of the Saltydog Investor Douglas Chadwick: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The thoughts of Jesse Livermore. He was...

Zach Matari: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks singer Zach Matari: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Passion.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s...

Video of the Week: Diddy does Downton

P. Diddy ‘stars’ in Downton Abbey   In a Funny or Die spoof rapper Sean Coombs (AKA Puff Daddy, Diddy and P. Diddy) announces his favourite show is Downton Abbey. “Yes, I am an Abbey head,...

An overcharged world

ASmallWorld charges £75 to remain a member   What a joke. ASmallWorld has bombarded the few that remain interested with a missive demanding £75 per annum to be a member.   As a certain billionaire I used to...

Closeted in Chanel

Lady Meyer applies to build a “closet wing”   The wife of the former ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer, once described as “Chanel-clad” by The Telegraph, has applied to The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to...

A disc most relevant

Don’t Forget To Catch Me   We saw this today and just felt it ought to be shared.  

Andrew Hancock: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist Andrew Hancock: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “The increasing sense that time is speeding up”.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in...

Alexandra Foley: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks public relations guru The Hon. Alexandra Foley: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My nanny.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble...

Ben Falk: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks entertainment journalist, author and teacher Ben Falk: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Generally being pessimistic and then being extra pleased if something...

Debbi Clark: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks photographer Debbi Clark: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My son Luke with his eccentric ways and my daughter Sophia who keeps me...

Morgan Delle Piane: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks experimental disc jockey and background actor Morgan Delle Piane: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? All the virtues.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is,...

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

The Steeple Times asks actor John Challis, best known for playing Boycie in “Only Fools and Horses”: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Marlene is my guiding...

Kipton Cronkite: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks art curator, advisor and advocate Kipton Cronkite: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I surround myself with those who remind me not to...

Laurence Benson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks entrepreneur Laurence Benson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I fear a 9 to 5 office job. I cannot run far enough away...

Kathy Lette: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author Kathy Lette: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I only write because it’s cheaper than therapy. Therapy and revenge. You can always...

Sasha Reid: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author, designer and band manager Sasha Reid: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Anything is possible”. I love knowing that you can take a...

Marina Cowdray: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist and sculptor Marina Cowdray: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Accepting each moment as it appears.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in...

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

The Steeple Times asks designer Sophie Rossdale: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? An inkpot and a computer.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

Zuleika Parkin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist and gallery manager Zuleika Parkin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Joy, art and love.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our...

Francesco Paolillo: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks high jewellery expert Francesco Paolillo: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My guiding forces are the everyday challenges that I face and my...

Edward Thomson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks estate agent Edward Thomson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Honesty and integrity.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Jersey Budd: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks singer-songwriter Jersey Budd: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Music, love and happiness.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Hofit Golan: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks TV presenter and model Hofit Golan: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Know what makes you happy and build your life around that....

Christophe Choo: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks realtor and television personality Christophe Choo: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? That’s a great question. The first thing that comes to mind...

Moving on

A monthly round up of the moves of the newsworthy   Fishing around   Poissonnerie on Draycott Avenue, popular with the likes of Sir Michael Caine and Sir Roger Moore, is for sale through Miles Commercial. The...

Bird on a wire

Sarah Tucker tries out Britain’s scariest new attraction   80mph, approximately a mile long, 700 foot above a mountain lake, under clear blue skies in Snowdonia: Today, I became Wonder Woman for 55 seconds.     It took me...

Paul Johnson Calderon: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Paul Johnson Calderon: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Wit, cunning and sheer will.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

Stephen Bowman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks bass-baritone singer Stephen Bowman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Gravity mainly, followed by a healthy fear of dying young. Avoiding skydiving tends...

Jules Knight: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks actor Jules Knight: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Vino, feminae et Carmen.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Jess Black: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist and animal rights activist Jess Black: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I think humour. Life is so blah when taking too...

Diego Bivero-Volpe: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks nightlife entrepreneur Diego Bivero-Volpe: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a tough battle.   “Don't get even, get...

Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks financier Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I was tempted to put something rude that would be true enough, but there’s...

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

The Steeple Times asks thrice Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Sir Winston Churchill and all he stood for and...

The truth's stranger than fiction

The “Devil’s Advocate” is jailed for 14 years   Bogus lawyer Giovanni di Stefano was jailed for 14 years yesterday after being found guilty of nine counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, eight counts...

Jackie Branston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks concierge Jackie Branston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Inner strength.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto....

“Where are they now?” – Monica Lewinsky

What has become of the world’s most famous intern Monica Lewinsky?   Monica Lewinsky, it seems, is making a return to public life. The world's most famous intern was spotted at the birthday party of Heather...

Alan Miller: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks fund manager Alan Miller: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? It’s a four letter word. It’s Gina, not the four letter word you...

Pass the Chablis

ASmallWorld gets even more small minded   When it started in the same month in 2004 as Facebook, the social network ASmallWorld was ahead of the game. Founded by Erik Wachtmeister with the help of such...

Reader offer: Free tickets to Comedy Punch

Ten free pairs of tickets to Comedy Punch   Terina Denny, the MC and organiser of the popular Fulham comedy night, Comedy Punch, is offering ten pairs of tickets (worth £14 a pair) to readers of...

Alex Preston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author Alex Preston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Books, cooks and good looks.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

David Reuben Jr: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks emerging market investor David Reuben Jr: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I try to follow the “Golden Rule”. Treat others the way...