‘I have the simplest tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.’ Oscar Wilde
Finca Cortesin: Suite Escape
How has luxury resort and spa Finca Cortesin made a name for itself as a destination in its own right? The Rake takes a trip to one of Andalucia’s most beautiful properties to find out.
Uncommon Scents: Oud Oil
The surprisingly sensual oud oil has made its way into many major perfumiers, and despite its rarity is a staple scent on many a gentleman’s dressing table.
An Ode To Quo Vadis Soho, London
How does Quo Vadis measure up to Soho’s saturated streets of eateries? Max Olesker recalls why this is a place that has him returning time after time.
Alfresco 64 – A Chivas Bar: Taking Luxury to New Heights
The highest whisky bar in the world has just opened in Bangkok – but is the sky really the limit? The Rake finds out.
Georg Jensen Cocktail Set: The Impractical Choice
The therapeutic ritual of office drinking is heightened by a charming cocktail set atop an equally charming drinks trolley.
The Beauty of Bourbon
With bourbon sales on the rise, The Rake felt that it was high time for a thorough reappraisal of one of America’s best inventions: the dark stuff.
Le Bernadin by Eric Ripert, New York
Matt Hranek rediscovers an old favourite in New York’s famous Le Bernadin restaurant – and finds more to love there than ever.
Holy Smokes: How To Enjoy Your First Cigar
“The cigar is something that commands respect. It is made for all the senses and all the pleasures; for the nose, the palate, the fingers, the eyes. A good cigar contains the promise of a totally pleasurable experience.” – Zino Davidoff.