Your July issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Wednesday, and this month it’s the watch issue featuring Charlotte Reather, Olivia Falcon, Simon de Burton and Kate Finnigan…
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Inside the July watch issue, you’ll find…
Safe Haven: Charlotte Reather meets Clare Milford Haven, the Marchioness changing attitudes to male mental health.
Behind The Lens: Kate Finnigan talks to the co-founder and Creative Director of Ralph & Russo.
A Monk’s Tale: What is the path to happiness? Lucy Cleland asks Gelong Thubten to enlighten her.
Plus: Simon de Burton edits a 30+ page guide to the latest horological happenings; Daisy Finer’s guide to Euro-hopping between Greece, France and Spain; a cocktail with Jonathan Coe; Olivia Falcon’s debut beauty column; and country and town life with Alice Naylor-Leyland.
Our contributors share their views on time…
Simon De Burton
What was your first watch? A Westclox. White dial, white leather strap and a red point on the seconds hand. My father bought it for me one morning from a newsagent’s shop, just as we were setting off on holiday. I was five years old and I still have it.
It’s about time we all started to…Realise that we can do with less. Except for time, of which we need more.
I really need more time in my life to… Do all the things I should be doing instead of working.
If you could turn back time, what would you change? The pace at which the world has changed during the past 20 years – the internet has moved things unnaturally quickly in a way that we’ll all regret.
What was your first watch? My godmother Mary gave me a Mickey Mouse watch when I was seven. I can still see it in my mind as if it were in front of me.
It’s about time we all started to…Encourage more insects and wildlife into our gardens.
I really need more time in my life to…Have full body massages.
If you could turn back time, what would you change?The EU referendum result, of course.
What was your first watch? A white Swatch with neon detail. It was the 1980s, baby! Gifted by my Mama.
It’s about time we all started to… Stop holding on so tight.
I really need more time in my life to… Play polo, tennis, sail, shoot, hunt, ski, swim, hike, cycle.
If you could turn back time, what would you change? The clock, obviously.
What was your first watch? Back in the 1980s, my father gave me a Gucci 1100-L watch – it’s the one that’s set on a gold bangle and has interchangeable coloured bezels. I love it and still have it.
It’s about time we all started to… Make love not war. Kindness is key.
I really need more time in my life to… Unplug, do nothing and just be. London life is so high speed that, this summer, I’m heading to a quiet corner of Herefordshire, where I plan to lie in a hammock with my husband and kids in a cider orchard.
If you could turn back time, what would you change? On a personal level I wouldn’t change a thing – the good, the bad, the ugly – all my experiences have shaped me and, at 45, I feel very happy in my own skin.