The Essential Journal September Issue 

As America sets to make one of the most crucial presidential decisions in recent memory, The Essential Journal got access to the man who has documented Barack Obama's monumental term in office. In a rare interview the official White House Photographer Pete Souza talks his defining moments, global travel, and what President Obama is really like.

Silverberg Opticians are exclusive stockists of the Tom Ford Private Collection

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Paul Smith:
The Story

Sir Paul Smith’s introduction to fashion was a consequence of fate. Read More

The Many Faces of...
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Japanese Whisky is Having a Moment. 
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Hail, Clooney!

We spoke exclusively to George Clooney about starring in the latest Coen Brothers film

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The Essential Journal talked to the RIBA's Head of Awards Tony Chapman to reveal what contributes to a winning design and the challenges of deciding it.