FROM THE ARCHIVE: Life of Pie


To celebrate British Pie Week we’re harking back all the way to the glory days of the final issue of SmartLife International (again), out a year ago this month, when myself and my then glamorous assistant and Deputy Editor Sam Corrigan set about pairing pies and fine wine. As you do. Sadly the Wills andContinue reading “FROM THE ARCHIVE: Life of Pie”

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Camping It Up


First published in SmartLife International volume 11 issue 3(also known to fans of the printed word as ‘The Last One’), as thoughts turn to summer holidays here’s a helpful little piece on extreme camping. No, not ‘glamping’, because that’s a term that belongs to piss-poor chick lit, the kind of magazines that encourage you to ‘stealContinue reading “FROM THE ARCHIVE: Camping It Up”

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Porta-Potty


Way back in the days when I used to preside like some grand monkey king over the luxury lifestyle bible (and one of 2010’s ABC certified top selling UK men’s magazines, apparently) SmartLife International, we ran a story on the Moto GP races in which the name Portaloo was mentioned… in idiotic referrence to aContinue reading “BLAST FROM THE PAST: Porta-Potty”