James Durston
Associate Editorial Director
James Durston is a 20-year career journalist and has covered many beats and stories, from finance and travel to fine wine and, now, luxury lifestyle. He currently helps run SCMP’s STYLE magazine/website and Specialist Publications department. His claim to editorial fame: a magazine he once edited called Potato Business World once featured on the UK TV news quiz show Have I Got News For You.

The leading planemaker’s new business fleet will provide more room and extend flying range, saving travellers dozens of hours a year – but is it more sustainable?

His career has taken him across the continents to interview winemakers, visit wineries and, of course, taste wine, sometimes up to 50 a day – but how did he get started?

Taking stock: Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath is one of India’s youngest billionaires – and he’s already pledged to give away a quarter of his fortune


Leather seats, crystal wine glasses, a TV room, a double bed plus an ocean of time saved – what’s not to love about private business jet subscriptions as a new way to fly?

Experts Jeannie Cho Lee, Asia’s first certified Master of Wine, co-owner at Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Bruno Borie, and Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski on what makes a wine collectible

Stock up your fine wine cabinet this season with Ginsberg+Chan’s top 6 bottle recommendations to spice up this year’s festive gatherings – cheers to that!

This May 8, Hong Kong’s top restaurants, hotels and bakeries offer plenty of ways to spoil mum, whether she’d prefer sipping Veuve Clicquot or enjoying an all-you-can-eat feast

Merging French technique with fine Japanese ingredients, chef de cuisine Oliver Li presents both a seasonal omakase menu and craft menus

Bonham’s Sir Michael Caine: The Personal Collection Sale sold of many mementos of his long screen career, with the Hollywood icon’s 18k gold Rolex Oysterquartz setting a new world record

Wine critics say buy the big names like Bordeaux, burgundy and champagne, understand what makes them collectible – and above all, make sure to drink and enjoy your collection!

If it’s a break from routine you need, then it’s time to think outside the box with these escapes that put the accent on wellness, the outdoors, family fun or outright luxury-to the-max

Hikikomori trend is widely known in Japan, but receives little attention here, where up to 2 per cent of the population may be withdrawn. Confucian societies are seen as more susceptible because of parental pressure and peer expectations.

They may not all be deluxe spa experiences, but they’re certainly cheerful: we step inside the wonderful, stimulating and aromatic world of Hong Kong foot massages