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February 6, 2017

Sex and the Single Zillionaire

by Matthew Steeples

Belvedere, CA home of late tech billionaire and author of ‘Sex and the Single Zillionaire’ Thomas Perkins for sale; he entertained amongst others Sophia Loren and Rupert Murdoch there   Thomas Perkins (1932 – 2016) had it all. Born in New York, this Harvard University and MIT graduate made his fortune in Silicon Valley, California … Continue reading “Sex and the Single Zillionaire”

February 4, 2017

Win a Manor House

by Matthew Steeples

Wing of North Lancashire manor house offered in a prize draw   An Internet marketer named Dunstan Low paid £435,000 for the east wing of a Grade II listed Georgian manor house in the Lune Valley in Lancashire in 2011 and claims to have spent £150,000 renovating it. He has repeatedly tried to sell the … Continue reading “Win a Manor House”

December 5, 2016

Daphne McKinley – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by Matthew Steeples

A 20-question interview with businesswoman and founder of the Sean Edwards Foundation Daphne McKinley   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My guiding force is my son Sean who drives me forward since his death to make real changes in motorsport in order to stop unnecessary deaths.   “Don’t get … Continue reading “Daphne McKinley – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

December 4, 2016

Partnering With Pickett

by Kathryn Fensterstock

Kathryn Fensterstock reports on a party to celebrate Pickett’s new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for London   On 16th November, to mark becoming an official charity partner of the Mayor’s Fund for London, Pickett hosted a drinks reception and raffle in Mayfair’s Burlington Gardens.   Guests, including Sotheby’s director Joanna Booth, Cristina Maxson, the … Continue reading “Partnering With Pickett”

December 2, 2016

James Pimentel-Pinto – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by Matthew Steeples

A 20-question interview with mobile and tech channel pioneer James Pimentel-Pinto   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Erik Estrada – Ponch in the popular television series CHiPs.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Live and Let Die”.   Kerry … Continue reading “James Pimentel-Pinto – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

Crook Bankrupt

by Matthew Steeples

PR man of fat Australian Clive Palmer who wanted to rebuild RMS Titanic goes broke; appropriately his surname is ‘Crook’   In 2013, a larger-than-life Aussie gave a press conference at The Ritz, London after hanging out with a now deceased jailbird Astor scion in New York. He tastelessly announced he was rebuilding the RMS … Continue reading “Crook Bankrupt”

November 26, 2016

Trump to Profit from Presidency

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump claimed he would not profit from being President; it seems that was just another of his lies   Braggart and President-elect Donald Trump was very keen to announce he wouldn’t take the £456,000 ($569,000, €537,000 or درهم‎‎2.1 million) salary and expenses that goes with his new job, but now it looks as if … Continue reading “Trump to Profit from Presidency”

November 25, 2016

Going Solo

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times’ debate ‘Should London go it alone and become the new Monaco?’ provoked heated discussion   On 22nd November at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair, The Steeple Times gathered a panel that was expected to include the controversial columnist Katie Hopkins. She was kept away because of flooding on the train line she’d … Continue reading “Going Solo”