Gstaad

Make no mistake: the Top Gear brouhaha is cultural warfare

28 March 2015 9:00 am

It’s a famous quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one that Elton John should ponder (when he’s not out shopping, that…

Once upon a time I was very proud to be Greek. But no more

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Gstaad A naked, very good-looking young man skied down the mountain evoking shrieks of laughter and admiration from the hundred…

At 78 years of age, I can’t keep up with the young shuss-boomers any longer

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Gstaad Once upon a time clergymen saw mountain peaks as natural steeples leading them ever closer to God. Doctors considered…

The missed New Year opportunities I would have rowed the Atlantic for

10 January 2015 9:00 am

 Gstaad The very end of 2014 laid an egg, and an expensive one at that. I missed David Tang’s bash…

Six decades and two chat-up lines

23 August 2014 9:00 am

 Gstaad In this freewheeling Swiss village of the 1950s, the unconventional was the norm and monumental drinking commonplace, but the…

The week that tripled the size of my liver

1 March 2014 9:00 am

 Gstaad Walking into a dinner party for 50 chic and some not-so-chic people in a nearby village last week, I…

Bicyclists in burkas

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Gstaad The Swiss canton of Ticino is holding a referendum on a burka ban, and it is about time, too.…

If all left-wing academics were as nice as John Sutherland, Taki would tolerate Hush Puppies

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Just before I left Gstaad for the Greek islands I went to dinner at Eugenie Radziwill’s, whose other guests included…