XXIV 2021i

Every year XXIV takes time out with 24 thought leaders and celebrities from the worlds of fashion, food, finance and more

  • The Beamish International founder is a proud member of the ‘5am Club’ with clients around the world, so making precious family time is key for the former financier
  • Beamish likens whisky to other passion investments, such as classic cars and fine wine – ‘knowing what you’re buying and when to do so is crucial’

She cultivated an eye for fashion as a buyer for Givenchy, Celine and Lane Crawford, then launched her own business, Lab of Fairy Tales, which in 2021 moved to new premises on Hollywood Road

Former Royal Air Force pilot Nathan Jones talks Invictus Games success, his social enterprise promoting mental fitness and why Bremont Arrow is his favourite watch


Ando’s chef on planning ‘to the second’ at his Hong Kong restaurant, craftsmanship, the importance of time off … and his Audemars Piguet Code 11.59

In 2021, she took her business up a notch with her first eau de parfum and, now based in Hong Kong, the fragrance entrepreneur juggles work and family with her trusty Cartier Santos on her wrist

She’s an entrepreneur behind two wellness brands, an NGO founder and the MD of a wealth management company while being a mother of three – so how does Belinda Koo do it all?

Coral Chung’s Italian luxury brand pioneered the convertible Maestra Bag beloved by celebrities, but she also knows the importance of taking a digital detox

The co-founder of Hong Kong-based design studio Deft, Lampard has worked on big development projects across Asia – but still makes plenty of time for his family

Her EternityX platform works with the likes of LVMH, L’Oreal, Peninsula Hotels and P&G, and in three years has opened offices across China, and in Australia and Singapore

The museum houses memorabilia from classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Jaws, with more than 13 million items dating back to the 1920s – curator and programmer Jacqueline Stewart gave us a tour

She’s been busy with cosmetics brand Fancl and Gourmet Dining Group, which recently opened Ami and Wood Ear – but always makes time for fitness, faith and family

Johnson moved to Hong Kong in 2012 to work at Goldman Sachs, then opened his own firm MJ Capital – but found his family connection ‘a hindrance’ as he ‘tried to forge [his] own path’

Her clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood, Belmond and The Hari Hong Kong, and she’s worked with the likes of Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck – so how does she balance it all?

While many companies took a more conservative approach during the pandemic, Stallard chose to open new locations in Hong Kong and Los Angeles – while juggling his fitness schedule and family time

Katya Virshilas is known in Britain as a dancer, choreographer and TV personality, and now she is adding a sting to the Hong Kong scene with Ballroom Bees

In a world that’s increasingly dominated by big and fast retailers, Philip Law’s collection of designer art toys, vintage automobiles and high-end watches reflect his passion for luxury and beauty

Business is thriving in Hong Kong for Habitat Property founder Allan, so how does she still manage to find time to swim, hike and send her sons to school before work?

The Earl of Snowdon has seen the auction house pivot online during the pandemic, bringing deals in cryptocurrency, sales of NFTs – and sleepless nights of email

The entrepreneur and jewellery designer founded the brand L’Dezen, which boasts celebrity fans like Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Sofia Vergara …

The singer, actor and husband of Anita Yuen has seen out the pandemic in the mainland with his family, but he is concerned about how it has affected his teenage son’s social skills …

It’s largely believed that time is whisky’s core tenet, as ageing spirits in casks gives the drink its distinctive taste – but can modern distillers really short-cut the process?

Young creatives like cheongsam maker Ranee Kok and the trio behind @streetsignhk are among a generation of forward-thinking artisans breathing new life into traditional forms