I-MAGAZINE Interviews Justin Lunny, Founder, Ionic Cars

What was your inspiration for ionic cars? I have been a car enthusiast for as long as I can remember.  My grandfather was a motorcycle dispatch rider in the Second World War, and was involved & thankfully survived Dunkirk, he had a passion for motorcycles, and motor-based exhilaration was always in me.  My mother successfully…

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The Women of Westminster, by Rachel Reeves MP
Culture

In the one hundred years that women have taken seats as MPs in the House of Commons, vast progress has been made for women’s rights both within and outside of Parliament. At the beginning of 1919, no women MPs sat in the Commons, despite legislation being passed in the previous year enabling women to serve…

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Interview With Nicolas Bos, President CEO at Van Cleef & Arpels, The Seven Seas Collection

The French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels is recognised all over the world for its exquisite and poetic jewels. Nicolas Bos, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, talks about the new collection, inspirations for the distinct jewels and the signature style of the Maison and his vision for the House. What guides the style of Van Cleef & Arpels and its creations? What aspects of design,…

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Assouline’s ‘Amalfi Coast, by Carlos Souza’

The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163 — a narrow, winding, cliffside route that while unsettling to traverse,…

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Review – La Réserve Hotel and Spa, Paris

When it comes to very grand hotels, there is no more competitive arena than Paris. Eight hotels in the city now carry the French government-sanctioned “palace” status, the better-than-five star classification introduced in 2010 and granted only to hotels that “symbolise excellence and perfection”, to whose ranks the venerable Ritz and Crillon will surely be…

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The Shadow Solicitor General for England And Wales, Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds MP on Clement Atlee

Clement Attlee bestrides the twentieth-century history of the Labour Party. Its greatest constructive achievements are his government’s achievements. The British welfare state, including the National Health Service, the nationaliz-ations, independence for India, and the Atlanticism of his government’s foreign policy were all central pillars of British politics for many years after his government left office.…

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The Changing Face of Cardiff, by Jerald Solis, Business Development and Acquisitions Director at Experience Invest

The face of Cardiff has changed dramatically in the past thirty-two years. From Lord Crickhowell leading charge with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation (CBDC) in 1987, to the ambitious new-build projects in the city centre, Cardiff appears to be in a constant state of change. Whilst the priorities of Cardiff’s regeneration have…

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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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Amal Clooney, International Human Rights Lawyer, on Representing Former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed

Amal Clooney was a prominent international human rights lawyer long before she acquired a famous name from her husband, Hollywood actor George Clooney, she discusses the plight of her client Mohamed Nasheed, the former president, Democratically elected, of the Maldives, islands in the Indian Ocean, he has since been granted asylum in the UK. The…

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Interview With Scottish Actor Craig McGinlay

I read that you studied sports science at the University of Stirling. You then became a rugby player, fitness coach and then model. How did you get into your career as an actor?  I played rugby in a world cup at under 20’s level in Italy. I then studied a Masters Degree and stayed in sport…

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The Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair, London

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences on Piccadilly in London’s Mayfair, is a stylish 5-star boutique Hotel, offering comfort with a luxurious touch. Overlooking Green Park, the hotel has a very natural feel, from the views over the park to the visually stunning vertical garden, running up the corner of the building. This “natural” feel is…

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Interview with Yossi Eliyahoo (co-founder) and Stephanie Pearson CEO at The Entourage Group

THE ENTOURAGE GROUP is renowned for creating internationally acclaimed food and beverage concepts across the world. Its wide range of expertise has been cultivated extensively through years of hospitality management, operations and fine dining experience. CEO Stephanie Pearson, originally from the UK, and husband, Founder and co-owner Yossi Eliyahoo, have raised the standard in the global hospitality sector, since…

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The Importance of Hospitality, by BBC Home Editor, Mark Easton
Culture

The phrases ‘corporate hospitality’ and ‘hospitality industry’ make me uncomfortable. They seem to come from the dictionary of double-speak, loaded with contradiction that threatens to pervert our civil society. Hospitality must never be commercial or industrial – quite the reverse. It is generous and intimate: present in the sincerity of a smile, the twinkle of…

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Interview with Chris Ducker, Author, Entrepreneur

You coined the term ‘Youpreneur’, which is also the title of your recent book ‘Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Futureproof Business’. What does ‘Youpreneur’ mean? A Youpreneur is someone who builds a profitable business based around themselves, their experience, their personality, and…

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Lord Soley – ‘The Impact of The Increased Use of Referendums On The Functioning of Representative Democracy in The United Kingdom’

I have been increasingly concerned over the use of referendums in the United Kingdom. I do not like referendums. I think Britain functions much better under Edmund Burke’s representative democracy model, where MPs and Governments can be thrown out if the electorate so wish. By and large, referendums do more harm than good. There are,…

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