Category: Accessories

Timepieces that travel well: the top 5 trends in men's watches for 2015

Timepieces that travel well: the top 5 trends in men’s watches for 2015

Face it fellas, you like your arm jewelry as much as the ladies like their bling. And if there’s one truly indispensable accessory that every man of distinction has to have, it’s a classic, well-made, wristwatch. Any guy who says that he would never buy or wear an expensive watch probably isn’t being honest with […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

If you haven’t already seen it, my last special feature reported on our stay at Stone Lodge, the gatehouse to the beautiful Combermere Estate in Shropshire. During our week there, we enjoyed some fantastic weather for the time of year and there were a few new items we were able to trial, and you will […]

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it's mishandled when you travel

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it’s mishandled when you travel

If you’re a frequent traveller – and perhaps even if you’re an infrequent one – chances are that at some point you’ve had a problem with your luggage. Perhaps it’s been dropped, hurled about, left out in the rain, emerged on the luggage carousel torn or half open, or perhaps it’s not even emerged at […]

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

As many of you may recall from my introduction to 4K photography last month, I have been trialling the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera and its 4K capabilities. The camera allows me to shoot HD video at the rate of 30 frames per second, with each frame providing me with a high resolution photograph that can […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest published trip was to a beautiful luxury self-catering townhouse in the seaside town of Weymouth in the UK (you can read all about it here) where we had a very pleasant stay whilst attending a national sailing event. As with most of my travels, it threw up a new opportunity to trial a […]

Lady's Carry On Packing List

The ultimate lady’s guide to packing only a carry-on

We’ve showed you how a gentleman can pack a bag, and now it’s time to focus on a lady’s guide to packing only a carry-on. While much of the advice for packing remains the same for a woman as it does for a man, there are a few key differences. We still recommend rolling versus […]

The ultimate gentlemen's guide to packing only a carry-on

The ultimate gentlemen’s guide to packing only a carry-on

With more restrictions, both in price and size, on checked bags, packing everything into a carry-on is not only sensible but also preferable for a gentleman on the go. Not to mention, packing only a carry-on allows you to stroll off the plane and on to your destination without waiting for your bags to spin […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest published trip was to the UAE and the Maldives (you can read all about it here) where we spent a few nights in Dubai, followed by a heavenly stay at JA Manafaru on the northernmost atoll in the Maldives. The trip also served as a great opportunity to try out a few new […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

Those of you who read about our trip to North Cornwall will know already that we had a great week, and were spoilt with both wonderful accommodation and some great weather. On my last trip we tried out just three new items – an advanced backpack, a high quality travel organiser and an app that […]

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

If you have an interest in photography, you’ll be familiar with the name Sigma.  Although the company lends it name to a range of camera models, it is best known as a manufacturer of quality lenses. Some of you may recall that earlier this year I road-tested the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro | Contemporary lens on […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

This post is a continuation of our new, regular series of quarterly fashion round-ups, both for him and for her. For her, see this post, and for him, read on. Greens and blues have been dominant across many of the SS15 collections and statement stripes are also said to be in vogue. Whether you’re looking to adopt […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

As many of you will have already seen, I had an amazing time on my last trip to Tokyo and Singapore. I was able to pack so much into the week, which was great, but also able to trial a few more travel-related items which I share with you here in my latest ‘tried and […]

The easy way to check on your duty free purchase allowance

The easy way to check on your duty free purchase allowance

It’s well known that when entering a country you must declare goods that you have purchased overseas, but keeping a detailed record of each and every item can be hassle when all you want to be doing is enjoying the trip. Actually, though, it needn’t be… thanks to today’s technology, the task of recording all […]

The smart new luggage that syncs with your smartphone

The smart new luggage that syncs with your smartphone

Wouldn’t it be good if your luggage could weigh itself? Or if it could lock and unlock itself depending on how close you are to it? Or if it could charge your phone or other devices? Or if could send you a reminder if you accidentally left it somewhere? Or how about if you could […]

9 must-have travel photography accessories

9 must-have travel photography accessories

Travel photography allows you to hold the world in the palm of your hands and to capture the rare beauty of the world in all her finery. Whether it’s shooting the lavender dusted fields of Provence or catching the last fingers of sunlight over the spires of Florence, you want to make sure that you […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On one of my latest excursions, I did back-to-back trips to London and Marrakech. In London, I was working on an assignment for American Express, putting a piece together about some iconic viewpoints from venues around the city, whilst in Marrakech I was attending a luxury travel conference but also enjoying a little free time […]

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