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PODCAST: listen to the latest episodes of The Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8.November 19, 2015
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 talks about wild travel with author William Dalrymple, and hears from star chef Geoffrey Zakarian about working at New York’s famous Le Cirque in the 1980s. We have a restaurant tip for guys who want to watch the Lions rugby, plus a new Swiss eatery in Dubai. Finally, there’s news on the Rolls-Royce Phantom, grooming from Thierry Mugler and man wisdom from artist Damien Hirst.
EDGAR reviews Wonder Woman; tests the new Wonderboom speaker, and previews a new photography exhibition in Dubai. Plus there’s the new fragrance from Ex Nihilo; food at Folly in Souk Madinat and man wisdom from Guy Ritchie.
EDGAR talks to Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo, and learns more about the UAE sandboarding scene with Dubai-based entrepreneur Simon Hunt. We reveal a new sneaker store in Alserkal Avenue, The Good Life Space; and review a new Chinese restaurant, Maiden Shanghai. There's grooming from Issey Miyake; news of a new barbershop, The Art of Shaving; and finally, man wisdom from the late, great Roger Moore.
EDGAR goes behind the scenes at Bovet watches in Switzerland, before asking why men are scared of yoga with hip LA instructor Michael Wong. There’s design talk from Henry Holland at Index Design Series, plus the strange new superfood in Dubai. Finally, it's grooming as we try the new Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrance and get scrubbed at Jazz Lounge Spa.
Hollywood stars Zac Efron and Dev Patel are the topics for discussion this week. EDGAR also explores a new Dubai photography exhibition of cool celebrities from yesteryear. There’s food talk at Roberto’s; the new men’s fragrance from Davidoff, and man wisdom from entrepreneur James Dyson.
EDGAR goes on a camping trip to Hatta; talks to the architect behind Dubai's new Apple Store; and samples superb Italian food at Quattro Passi. We bring you packing tips from Tumi’s luggage expert Victor Sanz and test the new fragrance from Guerlain. Finally, there’s man wisdom from cricket icon Viv Richards.
EDGAR explores the hipster hangouts in Cape Town, before paying tribute to Le Cirque, the legendary restaurant that has arrived in Dubai. We talk about cheap vs expensive jeans; grooming with historic brand Creed; the wild design of Dubai’s W hotel, and wrap it up with man wisdom from actor Damian Lewis.
EDGAR plans a trip to South Africa; speaks to top chef Virgilio Martinez as he opens his Dubai restaurant; and spends some time on the pass with chef Colin Clague at Ruya. There’s the new men’s fragrance from Bottega Veneta and man wisdom from film composer John Williams.
EDGAR meets Berluti’s master tailor and Sotheby’s expert auctioneer; travels to Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como; and eats on the 68th floor at Morah in Dubai. Plus, we test drive the new fragrance from Abercrombie & Fitch and dish out some man wisdom from Bryan Adams.
EDGAR gets the scoop on two new Dubai openings: a luxury department store Le BHV Marais, and the English style Dukes hotel on The Palm. There’s chat on the Beatles and the Summer of Love, the new men’s fragrance from Dior, and Korean food at Namu. Plus, man wisdom from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
EDGAR talks about the upcoming Borg/McEnroe movie; the Italian food boom in Dubai; and tries a pomade from Irish brand Pomp & Co. Plus, classic cars for sale in Dubai; a sneak preview of the new Viceroy hotel coming to The Palm, and man wisdom from Gordon Ramsay.
EDGAR meets the men behind Suitsupply; talks to art collector Rolf Van Buuren about his new Dubai store; and gets travel tips from supermodel Yasmin Le Bon. Plus, grooming from Bulgari and delicious food at D3’s cool new restaurant The Lighthouse.
EDGAR has news of a new man den on JBR and there’s travel talk with Sailor Jerry ambassador Paul Monaghan, including his top tips for Boston. We try cool burgers at Black Tap and sample a new brunch at Marina Social. Plus, the new fragrance from Jo Malone and some man wisdom from rugby star Will Greenwood.
EDGAR talks to golfer Paige Spiranac about travel and discusses what UAE sights you should show visitors. Plus, sweet treats at Bulgari’s new chocolate shop and news of the brand's Dubai hotel opening in October. We have a review of the hot new restaurant in town, Ruya; the new fragrance from Italian fashion brand Gianfranco Ferre, and man wisdom from 90-year-old screen icon Dick Van Dyke.
EDGAR takes a tour of the world’s most interesting prisons, before getting airborne with the pilots of the Red Bull Air Race Championship who’ll battle it out in Abu Dhabi in February. There’s man food at The Tap House and Copper Dog, plus grooming from Tom Daxon and man wisdom from TV interviewer Michael Parkinson.
EDGAR takes a staycation at Jumeirah’s new boutique hotel Al Naseem, before tucking into plant-based food for dudes with the hot new cook book Thug Kitchen. We try the new fragrance from Salvatore Ferragamo and dish out some man wisdom courtesy of actor Jeff Goldblum.
The first show of 2017 sees EDGAR breaking down the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer; taking a trip around Vienna; and talking to top golfer Danny Willett. We try the latest fragrance from Lacoste and preview the new gent’s steak night at Toro Toro, before wrapping up with man wisdom from Bruce Springsteen.
EDGAR checks into Zighy Bay in Oman; profiles Matt Smith from the hit Netflix show The Crown; and talks to the CEO of top watch brand Audemars Piguet. Plus, Italian food at Armani/Ristorante; the latest fragrance from Issey Miyake; a cool new barbershop in Dubai Marina, and man wisdom from John Legend.
EDGAR comes live from the red carpet at DIFF this week. We talk about movies; our meeting with music legend Quincy Jones; the new Apple Watch Nike+ and the latest Valentino fragrance. Plus, man wisdom from Usain Bolt.
EDGAR checks into the highest resort in the Middle East, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar. Plus, dinner at Dubai’s latest Instagram-friendly restaurant Fish Beach Taverna, the new fragrance from Hugo Boss, and man wisdom from Frankie Dettori.
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.