Lifestyle

Chelsea Flower Show Week

As the days gradually start earlier and the dawn chorus deafens me as I prepare for the daily journey to the market, my thoughts are turning to another event that truly heralds the advent of Spring: the Chelsea Flower Show. The Chelsea Flower Show takes place from 24th-28th May on …

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Speed Versus Endurance

As with everything, if an extreme is required in one area than a compromise has to made somewhere else. If speed is the key requirement does a compromise have to made on endurance? For some years I have been working on a design concept called “Endurance” and, no surprise, it …

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Cabin Crew FAQS

I thought I would take the opportunity to answer some questions I am frequently asked by those who are interested in becoming cabin crew and gaining their wings.   How old do you have to be to become Cabin Crew? It is usually a minimum of 18 years, for some …

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Clean as a Yacht Whistle

Ah, the sights and sounds of Spring as yachts near and far make preparations for their pilgrimage to destinations north of Florida and abroad to the Mediterranean. Captain and crew alike are busy maintaining and ensuring the immaculate condition of the yachts, while shipyards are in high gear completing last …

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Luxury Lifestyle Events for 2016

The realm of client hospitality and luxury lifestyle is buffeted by the winds of change as much as any other industry – and it is fascinating for industry stalwarts to observe as trends and tastes shift year on year. Whilst some events remain timelessly popular – particularly quintessential, national events …

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Timezone Hopping and Jet Lag

With spring upon us hopefully many of you are jetting off to sunny climes, one of the questions I am often asked is “how do you deal with jet lag and hopping though multiple time zones?”    It has to be said jet lag is nobodies friend, not even seasoned aircrews, …

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Fewer Staff = Fewer Problems?

Any super yacht will always require a yacht crew to operate and maintain her. For some time there has been a drive to reduce the number of crew on board – “Fewer crew, fewer problems?”. Technically, many systems can be automated. However, service on board and in the villas of …

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The Party Season

So what should you do to make sure your party is a success?

Well the event orders are starting to roll in.  As the evenings become lighter, the weather drags itself away from the winter doom and gloom and everyone wakes up again, we are all out partying once more. Hooray! So what should you do to make sure your party is a …

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The Dubai Boat Show 2016

Having arrived in Qatar a few weeks ago for a project this was a good opportunity to see how the yachting industry here differs from what’s happening in Europe.   It seems local preferences lean much more towards fast day boats from speed boats and ski boats to super-yacht sizes. At …

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