Carl Friedrik & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has teamed up with Carl Friedrik to gift three of our readers a Swanfield leather card wallet, Walton MacBook Air case 13” and The Carry-on suitcase each. To enter, simply go to http://friedrik.co/pzlw and subscribe to Carl Friedrik’s newsletter. The competition runs from 18th October to November 1st. The three winners will be announced…

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Restaurant Review – Hakkasan, Hanway Place, London W1
Food

Among the bustling side streets of Central London on a typical rainy Thursday in autumnal London, lies a hidden gem with a glittering red sign emblazing the word ‘Hakkasan.’ A Michelin star restaurant created by Syra Khan and Alan Yau, founder of Wagamama and Yauatcha. As you enter the door and you’re greeted with the…

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Dubai Wonder, Myrna Ayad, By Assouline

An international port city and desert oasis, Dubai is one of the most important metropolises in the Middle East. With modest beginnings in the industries of pearl diving, fishing and trade, Dubai has since eclipsed its historic origins. The most populated of the seven emirates united by founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in…

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Can The Benefits of the Digital Economy Reach all Segments of Saudi Society? Written By Patrick Cooke, Managing Editor, Oxford Business Group

Thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout, we were able to send field staff back to Saudi Arabia in August after a pandemic-induced period of absence. Apart from the natural sense of excitement at finally being able to hold face-to-face meetings with partners old and new, our new team has reported a sense of…

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The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Publish The Shortlist for the 2021 Business Book of the Year Award

This year’s shortlisted books, selected by the nine distinguished judges (see below) are:  The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources, by Javier Blas & Jack Farchy, Random House Business, Cornerstone (UK), Oxford University Press (US)  Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, by Patrick Radden…

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Acclaimed Chinese Restaurant Hakkasan Celebrates Twenty Years With Anniversary Set Menu

Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant group Hakkasan are delighted to announce the arrival of a special celebratory set menu, available at all Hakkasan locations nationwide – including Mayfair and Hanway Place in London – to celebrate the restaurant’s twentieth anniversary. Since the first Hakkasan opened in Hanway Place in Summer 2001, the brand has opened 14 restaurants…

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I-MAGAZINE Interviews Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi of JGM Gallery on Collecting Contemporary Art
Culture

Australian-born Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi is the founder of JGM Gallery, the London-based leading specialist in contemporary British & Australian Aboriginal art. JGM Gallery offers a rolling calendar of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is in Battersea, next to the Royal College of Art. Jennifer’s art career started in her hometown of Melbourne, where she…

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Savile Row Tailor Huntsman Unveil New Autumn / Winter 2021 Collection

The iconic Savile Row tailor, Huntsman, today unveils their new A/W 2021 collection. Luxury and versatility define this capsule collection of tailored separates and suiting, with an emphasis on technical fabrics and sustainable practises within menswear, to create a capsule wardrobe of timeless classics that combine performance and comfort with impeccable style. The collection is…

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Global U.S. Polo Assn. Powered By Its Authentic Connection to the Sport of Polo, Written By J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing

Polo, one of the oldest sports in the world – also referred to as the “Game of Kings” – is full of thrills, teamwork, technique and true sportsmanship. The first recorded games in history were in China and Persia and the very first polo club of modern times, the Silchar Polo Club,  was established in…

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Fortnum & Mason Hosts Museum-Worthy Exhibition, Mined from Frank Cohen’s Collection Until October

For the first time in over three centuries of trading, London store Fortnum & Mason is hosting a museum-worthy exhibition, a showcase of modern and contemporary British art, mined from the collection of ebullient collector Frank Cohen. Sometimes dubbed the ‘Saatchi of the north’ or the ‘Manchester Medici’, Cohen’s colourful press cuttings have sometimes obscured the fact that…

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Royal Piano Restorer And Conservator David Winston to Sell Private Collection of Rare Pianos, September 23rd 2021 via Auction House Dreweatts
Culture

Dreweatts auctioneers is to thrilled to offer the private collection of David Winston, Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. The collection includes 26 exceptionally rare and important pianos dating from the 18th century to present day. This landmark sale will take place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Amongst those expected to achieve…

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The Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, By Lord Hylton

On 26 May 2021, Mr Mark Lowcock, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs briefed the UN Security Council on Syria.  He made four important points:  water shortages; the economic crisis; protection for civilians; and access for humanitarian aid. Water is the most fundamental issue for drinking and irrigation, but also for electricity and food supply.  The…

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A Gastronomic Landmark and Nightlife Hotspot in the Heart of Mayfair, NOBU Berkelely Street
Food

A name that is synonymous with masterful techniques, confident Japanese flavours with a hint of Peruvian influence, and picture-perfect presentation, Nobu Berkeley ST is the place to see-and-be-seen in Mayfair NOBU’S NAMESAKE Nobu Berkeley Street is the second London venture from world renowned Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in conjunction with partners including Robert de Niro…

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How Zoom Became a Litmus Paper For Cybersecurity Mistakes, With NordVPN Teams, CTO, Juta Gurinaviciute

The susceptibility to threats soars in times of crisis. What pivotal aspects companies forgot in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic? One of the biggest checkmarks that lots of companies missed is cybersecurity. According to various sources, around 80% of CISOs admit having sacrificed it in an effort to enable employees to work remotely. Some…

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Interview With Crowberry Capital Founding Partners: Hekla Arnardottir, Helga Valfells, Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Vincent Abrams, Editor-in-Chief at I-MAGAZINE interviews the founders of Icelandic Venture Capitalist Fund who are leading the way in gender diversity. Tell me more about Crowberry Capital? Crowberry is an early-stage Venture Capitalist fund which invests in technology start-ups across the Nordics. We are passionate about technology and invest in people that build cutting-edge global…

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Could Business Success Be as Simple as Having Fun at Work? By J. Allen, Founding Partner, Masters Alliance Consultancy

The decision to understand markets, customers, competitors, and our own organizations in different ways, followed by the will to change them for the benefit of all, is the entryway to a new level of engagement, excitement, and—yes—fun at work! It’s the battle, the competition, that is so exhilarating and so attractive. It’s the strategic outthinking…

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Inspiring Interiors, By Stephen Clasper, Interior Designer and Bespoke Furniture Maker
Fashion

Few things are more important to high net-worth individuals than their homes. They’re private places to retreat from their busy professional schedules and to spend precious leisure time with friends and families. Financially, they represent considerable investments and important, long-term assets. Given this, it’s hardly surprising that people are increasingly investing in the interiors of…

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Montblanc, Inspire Writing, By Assouline

The pen is said to be mightier than the sword—an adage extolling the power of communication, of words, their democracy, their universality. Everyone can wield a pen to express their point of view and emotions, to assert an impact on the world. Writing enables people to leave traces of their lives, to tell their stories,…

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Baroness Shirley Williams, The Biography, By Author Mark Peel
Books

During a discussion marking the death of Margaret Thatcher in April 2012, the journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil turned to Shirley Williams, the Liberal Democrat peer and former Labour Cabinet minister, and asked her why Thatcher had beaten her in the race to become Britain’s first female prime minister. It was a pertinent question because…

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A New Breed Of Investor, Susannah Streeter, Senior Investment and Markets Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown

Throughout history youth rebellions have come in many forms, from the riots across Europe in 1968 to the Arab Spring uprisings and the environmental protests that have erupted around the world. Armed with placards, chants and slogans, young people have massed in towns and cities attempting to change economic policies and entire regimes, with varying…

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