‘I have the simplest tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.’ Oscar Wilde
Where to Go: Bath & Racquets Club in Mayfair, London
Fitness first? Well, yes — but of mind and soul as well as body. The Bath & Racquets Club in Mayfair is the last of its kind, a gentlemen’s health club where social and intellectual nourishment are part of the exquisite service.
Invest: Lotusier Night Kyoto Tea Humidor
Treat your tea leaves with the same respect you do your cigars – by protecting them from the elements in a pristine humidor from London-based Lotusier.
A Rakish Guide to Cocktail Hour
If anyone knows a thing or two about cocktail hour, it’s Grey Goose’s Global Ambassador Joe McCanta, who travels the world serving in the finest drinking establishments. Here are his top tips on mastering the sacred event…
The Oenophile: Last of the Summer Wines
In the first of a new monthly series, Christie’s International Director of Wine, Tim Triptree opines on the delectable ways to extend your summer.
Oscar Wilde and the Joys of Smoking
In his account of the life and times of Oscar Wilde – which is witty and intelligent enough to match the man himself – Matthew Sturgis takes a look at the smoking habits of the 19th century’s most renowned dandy.
Patrón Tequila: Out of the Blue
The Jaliscan highlands provide the perfect conditions for the production of Patrón tequila, a premium spirit that will change the way you think about Mexico’s national drink.
A Rakish Guide to Shooting Parties
Since the 16th century the sport of shooting has been the preserve of British aristocracy. But should you receive an invite to spend the weekend on a venerable estate, you’ll need The Rake‘s guide to blending in.
How To Select Your First Cigar
Relighting our Holy Smokes series, Mike Choi breaks down the elementary bits of information that a new cigar smoker should know, beginning with step one – selecting your first cigar.