Your November issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands this Friday, and this month it’s the ski special.
Our Jewellery & Watches supplement comes with this month’s magazine, too – your insight into the luxury jewellery industry and the best of the best when it comes to jewels, edited by Avril Groom.
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Inside the November ski special, you’ll find…
Amanda Mann: Marcus Scriven meets the woman renowned for marrying a British mercenary, where she shares her latest artistic venture
A Great Escape: C&TH’s motoring editor Jeremy Taylor heads to the German Alps in true Steve McQueen style…
Hand-rolled Tales: Nick Hammond indulges his cigar-induced encounters and details how smoking has helped shape his travel memories
£1m liquor: Alice Lascelles delves into the wonderful (and high-priced) world of exceptional Whiskey
British Shoemakers: Matt Thomas explores the art of traditional shoe making
Your Guide to the Ski Season: We welcome our first ever ‘on Piste’ guide to the slopes with editor Felix Milns at the helm, giving you the low down on where to stay, eat, après ski and more
José Pizarro: The esteemed Spanish chef shares his special guide to Seville
Plus: Emeli Sandé on her dream destinations, Toby Huntington Whitely as our November ‘Rurbanist’, Huntsman’s creative director shares his style secrets, and we give you the ultimate men’s seasonal style update, plus much more…
Some of our contributors share their man crush and greatest adventures…
Who was your male role model when you were growing up? Robert Smith for music and poetry, Bryan Robson for sport and bloody-minded determination. I have a split personality.
What is it to be a modern man? A delicate balancing act.
Who would you most like to smoke a cigar with? Ernest Hemingway, talking Cuba on the veranda of Lookout Farm, his Finca home in Cuba.
Where do you go to have fun on the ski slopes? All over the world!
Who was your male role model when you were growing up? Probably some strong, silent type from a TV cowboy movie. I used to love Westerns – still do – and spent hours dreaming of drifting from town to town with only a six gun for a friend. Funny thing is, I’ve only ever ridden a horse once.
What is it to be a modern man? A lot easier than it was to be a historical man, I suspect! I know we like to moan, but we’ve never had it so good.
Who would you most like to smoke a cigar with? Jimmy Stewart. My favourite actor and, according to all I’ve read about him, a lovely man.
Where do you go to have fun on the ski slopes? The nearest bar! Skiing has thus far escaped the scrutiny of the Hammond household.
Who was your male role model when you were growing up? Clement Freud. He was impressively fat and seemed always to be eating. Obviously, recent disclosures have ripped the gilt from that particular gingerbread.
What is it to be a modern man? I must ask one.
Who would you most like to smoke a cigar with? Bill Clinton. Obviously.
Where do you go to have fun on the ski slopes? Essex. Doesn’t everyone? The Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre – just 25 minutes from Rayleigh Karting Stadium – irresistible après ski.
Who was your male role model when you were growing up? Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. They represented strange glamour, weird genius and escape from suburbia!
What is it to be a modern man? It is to be conscious, caring and careful.
Who would you most like to smoke a cigar with? David Hockney. He’s a big, unreconstructed smoker, a great wit and an all round legend. I’d also ask for style tips.
Where do you go to have fun on the ski slopes? To Chel-Ski in London. Less air miles, warmer, safer and a great Alpine bar!
Jewellery & Watches
Jewellery & Watches is an annual C&TH supplement displaying the best in British luxury jewellery.
Avril Groom has vast experience writing about luxury and fine jewellery for several leading titles including FT How To Spend It and the Telegraph among others. As editor of C&TH’s annual jewellery and watches supplement, she looks at the best new jewellery and watches through a very British lens.
With leading contributors including Annabel Davidson, Ming Liu, Timothy Barber and Turi Lovik Kirknes, this glossy luxury guide is published with the November issue of Country & Town House as the perfect showcase for world’s finest luxury brands to reach the top end of the London market in plenty of time for Christmas.
Highlights in this issue include:
In ‘Entente Cordiale’ Annabel Davidson explores London’s love affair with Cartier
In ‘Beyond Bond Street’ Ming Lui discovers why Jewellers aren’t phased by Brexit
All this and more in the November issue of Country & Town House and Jewellery & Watches magazine, out Friday.