September / October 2013
If you've been feeling that the newspapers, magazines and websites that you read don't quite get you - well, that's why we set up Spear's. Spear's has been described by Ben Goldsmith as 'a cross between Forbes and Vanity Fair' - and that's a pretty good place to start.
Spear’s is a multi-award-winning wealth management and luxury lifestyle media brand. Our magazine, which comes out every two months, is read by the most successful people in Britain, from heirs and entrepreneurs on the Sunday Times Rich List to London's top lawyers and bankers.
Contributors have included HRH The Prince of Wales, entrepreneur Luke Johnson, Anne McElvoy of The Economist and dandy-about-town Nick Foulkes. We regularly cover topics like private banking, innovative philanthropy, the art market and luxury travel, all written for grown-ups.
What will be the ultimate impact of coronavirus on airlines? In his cover story John Arlidge explains how the pandemic has ravaged the aviation industry, and what might happen next. Expect some Covid-necessitated changes to shape the business of flying and our experiences of travel for a long time to come. In a difficult year, opportunities to take pleasure from experiences, places and objects have never felt more valuable.
We assess the evolution of the catwalking, air-kissing world of high-fashion, and we also unveil the latest edition of the Spear’s Luxury Index, profiling 50 innovators shaping our idea of what it means to live well. We also have an exclusive story about one lawyer’s landmark efforts to take HMRC all the way to the High Court in a fight back against the UK Tax Man’s enforcement of Fatca.
Elsewhere, we examine a branch of economics that seems to argue that a magic money tree could exist, if only politicians would believe in it; we speak to the historian Rutger Bregman; get behind the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost; and the updated Jaguar F-Type; experience the very best of Lake Como and spend a quiet moment of reflection with the green-fingered Monty Don. And that’s just the highlights…