Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley


Mark Hedley is Managing Director of Threadneedle Media, the publisher of Square Mile, Foodism, Escapism and HEDGE magazines. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 18 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing the title. Originally, he began his career as a photographer but rapidly realised, like most great British sportsmen, he was more suited to sitting down. He has a passion for fine wine, fast cars and luxury travel – none of which he can afford, so it’s just as well he became the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine.

Mark Hedley's articles

Why Montblanc Explorer Ultra Blue is the scent of the summer

Montblanc Explorer is already one of the most popular scents of the last decade. And the new Ultra Blue version is a timely continuation of its story

"I had to get my bayonet out..." Levison Wood on a life of adventure

Professional adventurer Levison Wood has pushed himself to the limit for more than 20 years taking on some of the world’s toughest environments and surviving to tell the tale. But how did the modern-day explorer cope in lockdown?

Andrew Cooper: "Modelling is a disjointed career"

Andrew Cooper has been in the modelling game for more than two decades. He’s shot for the biggest brands alongside some of the brightest stars. Now he’s turning his sights to a new grooming range for men

"Its vibrancy grabbed my attention like nothing before": Meet Chris Albrecht from Bouchard Finlayson

Chris Albrecht is the winemaker and cellar master at Bouchard Finlayson. This boutique South African winery makes some of the best pinot noir and chardonnay in the country. Chris explains how…

"We have a healthy amount of strong female winemakers." – Elunda Basson, Steenberg Vineyards

Elunda Basson is the new cellar master at prestigious South African winery Steenberg Vineyards. She talks us through how she got there – and what's coming next

Z marks the spot | Harry Winston Project Z15

The new Harry Winston Project Z15 has been unveiled – and is a whimsical testament to both timekeeping and another period in time…

The new Tudor Black Bay Ceramic is the coolest (yet geekiest) Tudor yet

Tudor has been studying for its Metas certificate – and with the new Black Bay Ceramic has passed with flying colours

Sam Heughan: "You can’t beat the top of a mountain for a wee nip"

Outlander’s Sam Heughan may be better know for his on screen antics, but we’re big fans of his side hustle – The Sassenach ‘Spirit of Home Edition’

"There is an incredible energy in creating brands" – Billy Walker, The GlenAllachie

In March, The GlenAllachie was chosen as The World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards. Billy Walker is the industry legend who made it…

Why The Milestone Hotel is Kensington's most charming hotel

The Milestone Hotel overlooking Hyde Park is full to the brim with character and charm – and the best Old Fashioned this side of the Atlantic

Highlights: Vacheron Constantin “Les Collectionneurs” 2021

From 7 June - 8 August, Vacheron Constantin’s latest Les Collectionneurs series will be in London, offering horological gems from the mid 20th century

"I even served drinks for the Queen" – William Lowe, MW and Master Distiller at Cambridge Distillery

William Lowe went from serving cocktails to the Queen to making premium gin fit for a king. The Master of Wine and Master Distiller explains how he built Cambridge Distillery – and what’s coming next

"I arrived on a Wednesday and never left." – Lawrence Cronin, Tenuta di Arceno

From California to New Zealand, Lawrence Cronin has worked all around the world. But as winemaker for Tenuta di Arceno, he’s finally at home in Tuscany…

Duke + Dexter partners up with Playboy for its most subversive collection yet

British shoe brand Duke + Dexter is never one for playing it safe. This Spring, it’s teamed up with Playboy for a collection of limited-edition shoes and accessories

"Wine for me would is more than a profession" – Giovanni Mazzei from Il Caggio

Giovanni Mazzei is the man behind one of the most exciting Chianti Classicos created in the last decade. We meet the winemaker who is taking the sangiovese grape to new levels

The vintage watch icons you need in your collection

With good reason, the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet grab the headlines at vintage watch auctions. But what’s on the vintage watch market that you can pick up right now?

The Drop | Maserati Levante Hybrid

Maserati’s march to electrification continues with the brand new Levante Hybrid

Tudor | Collections 2021

The new Tudor watch releases for 2021 are just as exciting as we’d hoped for – with new materials and colourways aplenty. Anyone for silver and taupe?

"It is a vision that I will never forget" – Tristan Le Lous, Château Cantenac Brown

Where Scotland meets Bordeaux, and tradition meets sustainability: Château Cantenac Brown is not your average French winery. We meet its new owner, Tristan Le Lous

The Land Rover Defender has been turned up to eleven

This is the fastest and most powerful production Land Rover Defender ever made. Oh, it can also go off-road, too