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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...