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The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

BRAINSTORM

The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

The brightest and the stupidest in business

August 2, 2017

Madness and Martin

by Matthew Steeples

Martin Shkreli takes to Facebook to share an article supporting him and suggests he’d make an ideal communications director for President Trump   Permanently banned from Twitter, awaiting a verdict in a fraud trial and widely considered one of the most loathed men on the planet, Martin Shkreli could be expected to retreat to Siberia. … Continue reading “Madness and Martin”

July 5, 2017

Meltdown Madoff

by Matthew Steeples

Madoff family finally relieved of their ill-gotten gains; victims now get back approximately 66% of their losses whilst Ruth Madoff goes shopping   Last week, what will hopefully be the final chapter of the sorry saga of the crimes of Bernard Madoff occurred with the retrieval of £17.8 million from the Ponzi schemer’s family’s late … Continue reading “Meltdown Madoff”

June 28, 2017

Breaking a Jacket

by Matthew Steeples

Barings jacket signed by rogue trader Nick Leeson to be auctioned; the original supposedly sold for £21,000 in 2007   An auction of a bright yellow and black trading jacket signed by Nick Leeson – the trader who famously broke Barings Bank in 1995 – is to go live this Friday.   Offered with an … Continue reading “Breaking a Jacket”

May 29, 2017

Best in Britain

by Matthew Steeples

EXCLUSIVE – “Nationally important” Grade II* listed Berkshire mansion in 130 acres for sale for £26 million; its interior is yet to be renovated   A Grade II* listed building capable of being reinstated as one of Britain’s finest country houses has just been placed on the market for £26 million.   Benham Park – … Continue reading “Best in Britain”

May 13, 2017

Staging the Dollars

by Matthew Steeples

Prominent banker attempts to sell San Francisco mansion for a sum 205% higher than it achieved in 1993; it comes with an outdoor theatre   Built in 1904 of brick on a wood frame and subject to a seismic upgrade in 1994, 3444 Washington Street in Presidio Heights, San Francisco was sold for $15.2 million … Continue reading “Staging the Dollars”

May 4, 2017

Stunt Slumps

by Matthew Steeples

As a company run by “flash bastard” socialite James Stunt posts losses of £900,000, we remember previous travails involving him and his wordsmith wife   This morning, the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare reported a company owned by the son-in-law of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, James Stunt, suffered a fall in its net worth from £2.78 million … Continue reading “Stunt Slumps”

April 30, 2017

Advertorial – City Relay

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples takes a look at the services offered by City Relay, a hassle free short-term rental management company   Established three years ago and based in Earl’s Court, City Relay offer the very best guest and host management services for over two hundred apartments and houses in Central and West London.   Primarily focused … Continue reading “Advertorial – City Relay”

March 29, 2017

The Downfall of The Donald

by Matthew Steeples

Could Donald Trump’s ‘Fall of Rome-style’ downfall be triggered by the actions of his very own family?   Donald Trump came to power promising to ‘Drain the Swamp’ of Washington. Thus far he’s made it bigger and though he might think appointing as many cronies and family members as possible to senior positions will protect … Continue reading “The Downfall of The Donald”

March 12, 2017

Chop the Charitycats

by Matthew Steeples

As San Francisco socialite and clothes horse Joy Venturini Bianchi is highlighted to be an American version of her fellow former ‘charitycat’ Lady Meyer, it’s time that charities worldwide were better regulated   In Britain, in 2011, the “Chanel-clad” wife of the former British ambassador to Washington, Lady Meyer, faced criticism after The Telegraph revealed … Continue reading “Chop the Charitycats”

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”

November 11, 2016

Marissa Hermer – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with reality television star, hospitality expert and author Marissa Hermer   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Winging it”.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Bring it on”.   Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who … Continue reading “Marissa Hermer – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

November 2, 2016

Having a Stab at Running a Hotel

by Matthew Steeples

New York hotel where Sid Vicious’ girlfriend was stabbed to death sold for £200 million   If walls could tell stories, those at the Hotel Chelsea on 222 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, New York could produce an entire series. The property has just been sold, The Real Deal revealed, for £203.8 million ($250 million … Continue reading “Having a Stab at Running a Hotel”

October 31, 2016

Esam Sultan – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with international property consultant Esam Sultan   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Frank Sinatra.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Knowing is good, checking is better”.   Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or … Continue reading “Esam Sultan – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

October 23, 2016

Matthew Steeples – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with editor-in-chief of ‘The Steeple Times’ Matthew Steeples   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Gin.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “A fact is not a fact until you’ve checked it’s a fact”.   Kerry Katona … Continue reading “Matthew Steeples – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

October 14, 2016

Trolling Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Gina Miller targeted by trolls and subjected to death threats simply for attempting to prove a point of law on Brexit   Like or loathe Brexit, one should respect the right of others to opinions contrary to one’s own. In Britain, it seems, this is no longer the case and yesterday’s reaction to Gina Miller’s … Continue reading “Trolling Brexit”

September 5, 2016

Berkoff on Sir Shifty

by Steven Berkoff

Actor, producer and writer Steven Berkoff shares his views about Sir Philip Green   I recently watched a group of investigators sitting around a semi-circular table politely asking questions of Sir Philip Green. They elicited either vague responses, unsure responses, or contemptuous responses about him flogging BHS, a once venerable institution, to a somewhat dodgy … Continue reading “Berkoff on Sir Shifty”

August 30, 2016

Nicola Radano – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with Nicola Radano, an Italian fashion blogger and founder of tie producers Spacca Neapolis   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Determination and loyalty.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “One can get rich at any moment, … Continue reading “Nicola Radano – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

August 14, 2016

Board of The Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump offers an opportunity to join his “board of directors” for just $100 – Talk about a joke   Somewhat desperately of late, the Trump family have attempted to flog signed copies of The Donald’s The Art of the Deal for a “campaign contribution” of $184 and even offered a chance to win a … Continue reading “Board of The Trump”

May 22, 2016

Little and Large

by Matthew Steeples

1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 originally owned by a classier forerunner to James Stunt for sale

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