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In a case like yours, the man should sow his wild oats and have as many affairs as he can before settling down, but for a wife he should choose a suitable, attractive, and sweet-charactered girl before she has met anyone else she might fall for … It is disturbing for women to have experiences if they have to remain on a pedestal after marriage.” 

 Lord Mountbatten's Advice to Prince Charles 

For Your Lady.

Louis Cartier, Egyptian Revival brooch, 1923. Lapis lazuli, diamonds, enamel, platinum, gold. Designed around a faience, 730 BC. Egyptian fan, or flabellum, centering a bust of the goddess Sekhmet, depicted with a solar disc and a Uraeus on her head.

Cartier Ad from Illustrated News, London, 1924. The Tutankhamen Influence in Modern Jewellery. Via Sotheby’s

 

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Ferrari 458 Speciale: On Track at Anglesey.

Richard Meaden tests the Ferrari 458 Speciale on track at Anglesey circuit - exploring the car’s limits of grip, as well as going for an all-out lap time.

Villa Daphne - Corfu, Greece

Nestled in its own 1300-sqm garden, on the east coast of Corfu, Villa Daphne is a stylish two-bedroom holiday retreat with its own private swimming pool and fully-furnished terrace. Equally appealing as its outdoor areas, the house’s interiors are graciously furnished in a mix of period and contemporary décor, with soft color schemes that create a feeling of warmth and luxury. A well-equipped kitchen and modern technology features complement the property’s level of comfort.

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