Headphones: Bose Quietcomfort 20.
Grooming brands: Aesop.
Luggage: Horizn Studios.
Jet lag remedy: In theory a jog on arrival. In practice, Ambien and red wine.
Most-used app: WhatsApp closely followed by Instagram
Magazines: The Economist; Monocle; Conde Nast Traveller.
Newspapers: The Guardian; Times (UK); New York Times.
Airlines: BA and American: I’m sucked into the whole points thing so pretty much anything OneWorld. I’ve flown Emirates a few times recently and really liked them, especially their cocktail menu in Business Class. In Europe I really like easyJet. Ryanair aren’t that bad if you think of them as a flying bus not an airline.
Airports: Singapore (Changi). Every other airport in the world sucks balls.
Restaurants: For a treat in London — Chiltern Firehouse, but I’d rather just go out for a cheap and cheerful curry like at Ravi’s in Dubai. For a great ‘greasy spoon’ breakfast in New York I’d highly recommend La Bonbonniere.
Bars: I like a mix of really old-school British pubs and swanky cocktail bars. More often than not I just end up in two of the former near my flat in Hampstead (London); The Stag or The Gipsy Queen. If pushed on a bar, I’d say Dukes in St James’s for a Martini.