The launch of Gentleman’s Journal Issue 40

Our Summer 2023 issue is out now, bringing you a heady mix of nostalgia and a look at what's coming next with our cover star, Jonah Hauer-King

Our summer issue is here – a combination of both nostalgia and optimism, transporting you back to glamorous, never-ending summers on the French Riviera, while looking to the future in a cover story with talented actor Jonah Hauer-King – a rising star you’ll be hearing a lot more about from now. From a directory of hotel parasols and a spin in an all-electric Mini MOKE, to a style shoot in St. Tropez and an interview with founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner, the only way to read this edition is horizontally, through Persols, or not at all…

In our Portfolio section, we round up where to go, what to buy and how to live this season, including: up-to-the-minute watch news; a vibrant selection of fragrances to pump on your pulse points this summer; Jeff Goldblum’s favourite records; an interview with model of the moment Kit Butler, photographed at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park; how to dress like Steve McQueen (and other titans of understated cool); the art and process of having a bespoke suit crafted with Oliver Brown; off-roading in the sand dunes with the Land Rover Defender 130; and looking back at 20 years of the Bentley Continental GT. Plus much more…

Next up, brimming with wit, scandal and all manner of dinner party-worthy gossip, our House Notes section kicks off by popping the cork on a bonanza year for champagne, before we delve into the 110 year history of the recently renovated Carlton Cannes, which has many tales to tell. We also show you can still wear your jumper over your shoulders like an Italian Count; pay homage to the ‘King of Saint-Tropez’ who captured the heart of Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, Gigi Rizzi; and speak to Sacha Lichine, the founder of Whispering Angel, about what it takes to build the world’s most successful rosé wine brand.

Our cover star Jonah Hauer-King has gone straight from playing Prince Eric in Disney’s new re-make of The Little Mermaid, to a leading role in Sky’s upcoming TV adaptation of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. In our Features pages, Jonah is photographed by Danny Lowe and styled by Catherine Hayward, and we talk to him about why he’s on the verge of an identity crisis and how he’s handling his rise to fame. We also escape for a St. Tropez getaway, in where we shoot relaxed yet refined style for Riviera adventures, and stay close to home for a London-inspired shoot, showing how elegant, easy-going ensembles make city life a breeze. Elsewhere, Joseph Bullmore heads to New York to interview the founder and talisman of Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner, and Harry Shukman finds out what it’s really like to be a high-end crisis manager, saving the reputations of those in the 0.1%.

To round things off, our Society section explores the darker side of the history of the French Riviera as documented in Jonathan Miles’ new book; we go ‘out to lunch’ with popular French chef Cyril Lignac, and speak to Charles Finch about what it’s like to be a film producer, publisher, writer, restaurateur, mentor, super agent, party host extraordinaire and scion of a Hollywood dynasty…

We hope you enjoy the issue.

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