Anna Galbraith is a 24 year old features writer. Although currently based in West London, her heart still stubbornly beats for the Lancashire-Cumbria border on which she was born, and continues to straddle uncomfortably in the tones of an indiscernible accent.
Anna's career in journalism began in 2018, when she became a staff writer for the luxury men's lifestyle magazine, Gentleman's Journal, and where she continues to contribute features covering everything from grooming and fashion to fine dining and profile pieces. Her experience across this breadth of topics has swiftly taught Anna that she dislikes the idea of becoming a specialist writer, and relishes any opportunity to stick her teeth (often literally) into any weird and wonderful project that excites her.
However, if you were to press Anna for her specialism, it would be her borderline-creepy biographical knowledge of the life and work of Dame Emma Thompson — whom she has written (thus far unanswered) fan letters to since she was 15. Alongside freelance writing, Anna has experience as a proofreader, copyeditor, campaigner and journalist and she would love to hear from you, should you have any projects, pieces or features you would like to collaborate on.
She also sincerely apologises for the excruciating self-indulgence of writing this bio in the third person. Who does she think she is.
Emma Thompson came onto the film scene during a time that left little space for women to feel and act beyond what was already set out within classic literature. To combat this, she started rewriting these characters herself. Anna Galbraith looks back on the actor and screenwriter's influence over the past three decades.
On the release of the hotly anticipated Downton Abbey film, we meet one of its stars for lunch on a rainy London afternoon...
We are precisely 7 minutes and 43 seconds into our conversation when Rob Diament, gallerist and co-host of the Talk Art podcast tells me, "Tracey Emin wrote to me last night to say that she's really proud of what we're doing.
Interview with the actor Eamon Farren
Interview with the actor Jack Lowden
Interview with the actor Matthew Macfadyen
Sitting handsomely dressed in a light blue, brushed-cotton shirt and stirring a cup of hot water and lemon, Michiel Huisman looks perfectly at home amongst the chic surroundings of the library at The Soho Hotel. But then again, the 39-year-old actor has mastered the art of looking perfectly at home just about anywhere.
If it were possible to anthropomorphise the City of Bath, I imagine you'd be presented with a figure not unlike Audrey Hepburn. Agelessly elegant, magnetically beautiful, and damn near impossible to take a bad photo of (even in the October rain).
Wine & Fine Dining
We head to the Royals’ favoured hotel to see if its new restaurant is worth its Cornish salt...
There is something inherently romantic about a distillery: the effervescent glow of bubbling copper stills, the exacting standards of the master distiller, and the holding out - with all the impatience of a young lover - for the perfect moment for maturation.
Tribute piece and restaurant review for the iconic Bellamy's restaurant
Having heard amazing things, we skipped lunch and headed West, ready to buckle in for a tasting menu that requires serious stamina.
Restaurant review of Michelin-starred La Clarence, Paris
We've rounded up our favourite brands who are looking to the nuances of their local botanicals to create spirits with a little help from the sea...
A print feature investigating the meteoric rise of Whispering Angel rosé
Exploration of the history of Japanese sake wine
Art & Design
American artist Brendan Murphy on social media, society and the importance of art on the eve of his new Maddox Gallery exhibition
As the international art fair kicks off London’s cultural season, we take a behind-the-scenes look at LINLEY’s Alba Collection…
A curation of the 50 most influential people in London’s art and design scene, including interviews with five significant industry figures.
In the world of premium art curation, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
The writer Joan Didion once said of hotels that they "have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service." And, for the art aficionados looking to experience something entirely unique, this shortlist of hotels promise to make good on Didion's claim.
There is something inherently romantic about a fountain pen. Perhaps it is the simple act of putting pen to paper in a digital age, or perhaps it is the sincerity of signing a signature with a tool perfectly crafted for your stroke.
Interview with the Chief Designer at Land Rover on what it takes to stand apart from the crowd
Books & Literature
Everything you need to craft the ultimate ‘anti-library’
From the long-anticipated return to Gilead, to the first-hand account from the journalists who cracked the Weinstein case — these are the literary releases to invest in this season
The Michelin-starred chef shares the books that will forever grace his shelves...
The legendary fashion designer gives us his curated library of the books which have most inspired him...
The legendary photographer on the books that have most influenced him
Rejoice! The season of beach breaks is well and truly upon us. The time has come to switch your suit and tie for a pair of swim shorts, and your morning commute for a plane ride.
Separating the wheat from the chaff to bring you the kitchen manuals worth their salt
Grooming & Style
When it comes to maintaining a grooming routine, it's easy to let old habits die hard. With a dizzying number of serums, shampoos and scrubs promising to sculpt a more handsome man out of you, we know that the thought of giving your bathroom cabinet an update can only serve to worsen your crow's feet with stress.
Advertorial for the legendary fragrance house, Floris
It's 2019 and the times, they are a changin'. A-list actors donning everything from glittering harnesses to full-blown ball gowns topped best-dressed lists this awards season - and the global market for male grooming products is estimated to be worth over $60bn by 2020.