About us

A website of worldy pleasures from the Financial Times.

How To Spend It has been part of the Financial Times for more than 40 years, first as a single page in the Saturday edition of the newspaper, then as an expanded section and, finally, from 1994, as a large-format glossy magazine. Widely regarded as the benchmark for luxury lifestyle magazines, it is now distributed globally with the Financial Times 32 times a year.

Howtospendit.com was launched in 2009. It has many unique characteristics, including free access to the searchable content of more than 200 issues of the magazine, organised by subject rather than by print edition, plus additional web-only daily postings – blogs, columns, interviews and news – from our award-winning team of writers and editors. In September 2011, howtospendit.com launched a free iPad app (howtospendit.com/ipad). It now has over 275,000 downloads.


Editors and Contributing Editors

  • Gillian de BonoThe Editor

    Our supremo spent 18 years editing lifestyle magazines before taking over the reins at How To Spend It in 1998. Since 2009, she has also championed its digital offerings – but her true love remains a really brilliant headline. The British Society of Magazine Editors has named her Editor of the Year on three occasions, twice for How To Spend It. Luxury: champagne. Extremely well chilled and preferably daily

  • Damian FoxeFashion Fabulist

    How To Spend It’s Fashion Director has been conceptualising and styling the magazine’s fashion shoots for over 15 years. An MA journalism alumnus of Central Saint Martins, he segued into styling after being discovered by the late Isabella Blow. He is rare in the fashion industry for being stylist and photographer on the same shoots. Luxury: an art-deco diamond dragonfly clip to pin on my tuxedo lapel