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Buy it now: Gifts for guys



Men's gift guide

If shopping for men’s gifts overwhelms you, take my advice and stick to the classics. Forget fickle ‘It’ brands and head to Mr Porter which sells everything from John Smedley socks to BMW cars* and IWC Schaffhausen watches for those with the most discerning, discreet style. (more…)



On trial: Prada Olfactories



Prada Olfactories fragrances

The Prada Olfactories have arrived on counter in the UK and the spirit of Quality Street selection tins, there’s something for everyone. (more…)



L’Objet launches ‘Apothecaire’ beauty



Apothecary by L'Objet

2016 has been the year of diversification. Magazines pivoting into events, fashion bloggers transitioning into travel and lifestyle and, um, tableware brands dipping a toe into beauty. That last one sums up a new direction for L’Objet, best known for stunning desk and homewares and a frequent appearer on my Pinterest. (more…)



Buy it now: Leica Sofort instant camera



Leica Sofort instant camera

It turns out Mr DRG and I were both thinking of getting each other the new Leica Sofort instant camera for Christmas. Clearly a sign we should buy one and share it. This is the camera for the person who has everything – rather unnecessary but lots of fun and very good-looking.

I tried one out last night at a Mr Porter Christmas event. If you’ve ever tried a Polaroid or a Fujifilm instant camera, you’ll know how addictive this is. (more…)