Polo Lifestyles now publishing multiple editions each month
Polo Lifestyles is a monthly modern luxury publication curated
around the jet-set and glamorous world of professional polo.

November 27, 2019

Nothing in recent years has divided popular opinion amongst people of African descent more than China’s involvement on the African continent. Whilst some warmly welcome the sorely needed direct investment and China’s business-only approach, others have expressed their concern about the rise of a new colonial power cloaked in the attire of transparent and mutually beneficial partnership and trade. 
The jury is still out on whether China should be p...

October 30, 2019

It is just after 2 p.m. on a miserable autumn afternoon in London’s east end when I rock up to Autograph ABP. I cannot help but laugh to myself in bemusement as I pass an endless stream of fellow Londoners seeking refuge under the awnings of local cafes and restaurants to escape the relentless beating of the rain. 
I laugh partially, of course, because, for me, it is London’s precariousness that makes her so faithful to those who know her well. Na...

August 26, 2019

I recently caught up with an old friend after several months of being unable to meet in person due to the banes of life. Chiefly, our professional careers and various business ventures making a social life near impossible.  Like me, my friend meditates by indulging in a good, hour-long cigar. So, for once, we agreed to catch up at our usual drinking hole at the Mayfair Hotel cigar terrace and unwind. 

After cutting and lighting my privat...

August 26, 2019

Introduction by Josh Jakobitz, Polo Lifestyles editor

What’s in a name? And what is a name worth? While luxury brands clamor for partnerships in the Sport of Kings – titles and presenting sponsorship naming rights – some rising tournaments resist corporate takeover and the diluting potential for decision-making. Certainly, though, polo remains the ultimate brand association in the luxury industry. Many of the world’s best-known polo tournaments – C...

July 31, 2019

It’s an unusually sunny Sunday when I pull into the Sarah Lane studios in Hoxton, East London. 
Quiet, secluded and unassuming, the area on first impression makes for the ideal location for any recluse or artist to get away from the typical hustle and bustle of London’s East End. 
A council estate looms large and defiantly above the studio, perhaps one of the last few relics of an increasingly gentrified Hoxton, which has in recent years been hera...

June 25, 2019

The rise of the female voice and presence in the art world, and the rise in the feminist movement have been inextricably connected over the years. 
As women have pushed for equal representation, influence and power across all facets of society, the art world has been one of the most responsive to this noble, and to be frank, long-overdue campaign for change. 
However, while there has undoubtedly been great traction made where leading galleries hea...

May 27, 2019

On the opening day of the 2019 Venice Biennale, I found myself 707 miles away in the heart of London’s financial district in a meeting, distracted, and utterly miserable at the fact that I was missing out on the most anticipated date in the art world’s calendar, due to the palaver that is Brexit. 
After the meeting finally came to a close after an hour of empty murmurs about big businesses’ concerns and currency devaluations, I escaped to the near...

April 30, 2019

Years ago, I learned of the Mona Lisa effect – the phenomenon in which portraits appear to direct their gaze at the viewer and follow them almost regardless of where they are positioned with respect to the painting. 

My initial reaction upon reading about this effect was one of generous skepticism and disbelief. That was until I visited the Musée du Louvre, and locked eyes with the mythical muse who has captured the hearts and minds of countless s...

November 27, 2018

I can’t recall the last time I came across a piece that spoke so candidly to my soul that I felt it must have been made for me, and for me alone. Indeed, I can’t even recall the last time an artist left me so genuinely stunned by the sheer rawness, and emotionally charged nature of their work, that I remained in a trance for what was only a few minutes, but felt like a lifetime. 

The power of ‘Black Sheep’ by Haitian-Canadian artist, Marie-Genevie...

October 24, 2018

It is said that “The eyes are the window to the soul.”
They never lie, betray, or dismay; often revealing the depths
of our identity that are undiscovered, and even unknown to us. 

As I stare into the eyes of Solomon Adufah’s ‘ Forbidden Knowledge’ portrait, I see beyond the young figure’s skin of black marble, emboldened by the emerald galactic backdrop and wild flora. I see something so ancient and prehistoric, that it seems to transcend time an...

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