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Mark Ellwood

British-born, New York–based Mark Ellwood has lived out of a suitcase for most of his adult life. Mark writes regularly about luxury, including cocktail culture, for the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Departures and Condé Nast Traveler, where he is a contributing editor.

He has interviewed the world’s oldest supermodel (she’s 75 and counting), trekked to a $10bn art island in rural Japan that looked like a Bond villain’s lair (he brought his own white cat) spent a weekend in an all-psychic town (and yes, they did know he was coming, because he called)

Favorite assignments have included misbehaving in the nightclubs of Maputo in Mozambique with Europe’s twentysomething jetset, watching the cowboy poets of Wyoming rap by the campfire, and spending a weekend trawling through the menswear stores of Tokyo trying to find something large enough to fit.

Mark is also the author of Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World, which explores our culture’s snowballing obsession with deals and discounts, from Prada to Primark.


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