EDGAR on the radio
PODCAST: listen to the latest episodes of The Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8.November 19, 2015
What are you normally doing at 2pm on a Monday? Slumped over your desk at work, surrendering to the post-lunch energy crash, wishing the clock to speed up and bring about the end of the working day?
Not us. We're plugged into The Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8, as EDGAR's editor-in-chief Robert Chilton takes to the airwaves to talk all things luxury with hosts Mark Lloyd, Stef Burgon and Zahra Soar.
Catch up with the previous episodes at the links below. And from now on, stream the show live right here every Monday.
EDGAR learns about the wood, leather and hours of meticulous work that goes into the interior of a Bentley motor car. Plus, a life-changing risotto at Cipriani; new haircare products for guys from Label M; and man wisdom from actor Bryan Cranston.
EDGAR talks travel with Nico Rosberg ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP; has dinner at La Serre; checks out the latest menswear from Gucci (Snoopy t-shirts anyone?) and tries out a new grooming brand from Australia named Grown Alchemist. Plus, a new society, the Turtleneck Club, makes its debut in Dubai, and some man wisdom from Phil Collins.
EDGAR travels to Bali to detox in luxury; tries some hot chips at Weslodge restaurant; samples the new fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier and hears some man wisdom from Elton John.
EDGAR talks travel with pro cyclist Fabian Cancellara; meets a Chinese artist exhibiting stunning sculptures in Dubai, and gets to grips with a Turkish feast at Ruya restaurant. There's the new fragrance from Calvin Klein and wise words on marriage from Jon Bon Jovi.
EDGAR stays the night at Rosewood Abu Dhabi; explores digital domination at a new art exhibition and tries on some O'Keeffe shoes, an Irish brand that's just arrived in Dubai. There's French food at La Mome and a party fragrance from Bulgari, plus man wisdom from Tommy Hilfiger.
In a special edition, EDGAR's October cover star, world-renowned cosmetic dentist Dr Michael Apa speaks about his work, the psychology behind the perfect smile and celebrity patients.
We begin with a staycation at the Waldorf on the Palm, followed by a quick spin around Zurich. EDGAR tries a new boutique personal training studio (don't call it a gym); we sit front row at Harvey Nichols autumn/winter fashion show, and then get some healthy eats at Intersect By Lexus. There's man wisdom from Mo Farah and a luxury fragrance from Amouage.
EDGAR is on the road this week with reports from the iPhone launch in San Francisco and a visit to an art hotel in Zurich. Back in Dubai we squirt Roberto Cavalli's first fragrance for men; learn a travel tip from luxury luggage expert Robert Ettinger; get fit for the Dubai race season and then refuel at new Italian restaurant The Artisan, before hearing some man wisdom from Harrison Ford.
EDGAR takes a trip to the hot destination where celebrities from film and fashion are hanging out this year: Puglia. We also talk pocket squares, muscle building meals and try out a Tom Ford grooming product that aims to keep bushy brows under control. Finally, there's man wisdom from James Corden.
EDGAR takes a tour around Dubai's new Bentley showroom; tries a made-to-measure shirt service and munches the best burger in town. There's also a classic fragrance from Chanel and man wisdom from movie director Pedro Almodovar.
EDGAR reviews the new smash-and-grab outing from Jason Bourne, before dissecting the latest extraordinary timepiece from Italian watchmakers Panerai: the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, which can be yours for just AED 1.5m. We also look ahead to the Rio Olympics, and welcome one of fashion's hottest up and coming stars to Dubai, footwear designer Paul Andrew.
EDGAR asks: should you check your work emails when you're on holiday? Plus, Jamaican food at Miss Lily's; the re-opening of the Paris Ritz and the first Chanel spa in the world; a new fragrance from Sicily; a Marseille seafood festival; and man wisdom to help you succeed in your career.
As the boutique hotel sector continues to boom in Dubai, EDGAR checks into Vida Downtown for a staycation before trying California fusion food at Scape. We talk to one of Dubai's top chefs about his new Turkish restaurant Ruya; and find out what to use after a day in the sun. Plus, we bring you some man wisdom from magazine mogul Jefferson Hack.
EDGAR takes a trip to a new luxury resort in Lake Garda; tries Issey Miyake's classic men's fragrance Nuit and applauds swimmer Michael Phelps as he prepares for his fifth Olympics in Rio. Plus, New York's most exclusive place to live and what Wimbledon champ Andy Murray does to relax.
EDGAR reveals the cover of our new issue that marks the 40th anniversary of Taxi Driver. We talk to a luggage expert about how to pack a suitcase, and try the new fragrance from Italian brand Bottega Veneta. Plus, there's top quality Spanish food at La Luz, man wisdom from Eric Cantona, and the simple pleasure of a new pair of socks.
EDGAR meets the man behind the UAE's first luxury lifestyle brand; gauges the career status of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer as Wimbledon begins; and checks out Dolce & Gabbana's new Dubai flagship store. We also taste Dubai's craziest cocktail at La Serre; try Clarins' new wonder product for men, and talk Coldplay at Glastonbury.
EDGAR takes a look at new smartwatches on the market, tries a dab of Molton Brown's new eye gel, slices into a juicy steak at Porterhouse and takes a look around Harvey Nichols' new menswear department.
Plus, there's man wisdom from former footballer Craig Bellamy.
EDGAR takes a trip to the red-bricked city of Bologna, sees the new Jaguar F-Pace drive up the Burj Khalifa, spots Ryan Giggs in Billionaire Mansion and checks out a deluxe pool table. Plus there's the new fragrance from Paco Rabanne, your favourite sports stadiums around the world and some man wisdom from Jeff Goldblum.
EDGAR reflects on the life of Muhammad Ali; takes a trip to Jeju Island in South Korea and Baku in Azerbaijan, before discussing Nordic cuisine's debut in Dubai. We open the door to the new Bentley suite at the St Regis Hotel; take the train down the world's longest rail tunnel in Switzerland and try the new fragrance from Acqua di Parma.
EDGAR talks supercars, caviar and acrobats at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards; reveals Luis Figo's favourite cities; flicks through Salvador Dali's surreal cookbook, and tries a fragrance from a brand dating back to 1760 before finishing with some wise words from Hugh Laurie.
EDGAR explores the history of the Waldorf Astoria hotel brand, tries out a new skin empowering cream, munches through buffalo wings and fried chicken at Brunswick Sports Club, hands out tips to make a killer best man speech and passes on some man wisdom from football coach Jurgen Klopp.
EDGAR takes a new grooming gadget for a spin, talks about the pay packets of superstar DJs, tries a new Japanese restaurant in Downtown Dubai as well as Novikov's brunch, and then plots a stag do in Dubai.
EDGAR meets the guy behind the craziest car and motorbike customisations in Dubai which have been seen in Hollywood movies. Plus, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt; the new prohibition-themed restaurant R Trader; David Beckham's favourite form of fitness; two summer fragrances go head-to-head, and some man wisdom from Groucho Marx.
EDGAR opens a new French fragrance, explores the world of vermouth at Cocktail Kitchen, talks dream hotels in Palm Springs and Sydney, and concludes with some man wisdom from music producer Brian Eno.