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Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Just in case you hadn’t yet noticed, we should point out that Palm Springs is one of the hottest spots in California right now. A whole bunch of new downtown developments have given an extra boost to a desert resort that was already well on the up, and everyone seems […]

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Arts & Culture, Fashion

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

A Queen does not dress to impress. Having no social superiors she does not need to. Visitors to this year’s Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are in for a sartorial royal treat. Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe will see an […]

by × July 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans’ approach to image-making is fascinating in its non-hierarchical approach to both subject and theme. This, along with his constant desire to push the boundaries of photography as an artistic medium, makes him one of the most interesting and innovative artists working today. A solo show at the Serpentine […]

by × July 25, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

‘I want there to be a human presence without having to depict it in full’ – Cecily Brown Located mid way on the short stroll between two of St James’ art heavyweights – Christies, King Street and White Cube, Masons Yard – are the two spaces of Thomas Dane Gallery. It is […]

by × July 24, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

The Pullman Hotel Liverpool

The Pullman Hotel Liverpool

Location, location, location! OK, Liverpool is not a particularly large city, and it isn’t difficult to be within a reasonable stroll of most city centre attractions, but the best place to stay is surely on the waterfront. And that is most definitely where the Pullman Hotel Liverpool is situated; its […]

by × July 20, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

“It’s the instantaneous light. If you get it right then you get it in the total present tense – that’s what you’re going for, that’s eternity.” Alex Katz The new Alex Katz exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries is a combination of two distinct series of work representing two aspects of […]

by × July 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

‘Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future’ – Biennial Guide If this summary makes this years Liverpool Biennial sound rather complicated, well, actually it is. And that is not all; when you add […]

by × July 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

‘When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs’ – Georgia O’Keefe This is the largest exhibition by Georgia O’Keeffe ever to take place outside America, and the first retrospective in the UK. Given too that there are no works in any British collection, […]

by × July 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

The Mandeville Hotel, London

The Mandeville Hotel, London

The Mandeville Hotel occupies a fantastic position smack bang in the centre of Marylebone and just minutes from Christopher’s Place. You really couldn’t ask for a better London location. And the icing on the cake: Maison Christian Lacroix has waved its magic wand over the fifth floor of the hotel, […]

by × July 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Summer Exhibition – The Royal Academy, London

Summer Exhibition – The Royal Academy, London

It is somewhat difficult to ‘review’ the latest Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Pretty much every gallery is hung by a different curator, and whilst it is interesting to see what they have done, it is a challenge to look at it as a collective whole. The show should rather be […]

by × July 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Food, Health & Beauty, Travel

tibits Restaurant London

tibits Restaurant London

It is not that many  years ago a vegetarian option in a restaurant was just an salad or omelette and chips. We have come a long way since then, but it is still surprisingly hard to get good and varied vegetarian and vegan food. Most establishments will have a token […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

George Shaw: My Back to Nature – National Portrait Gallery, London

George Shaw: My Back to Nature – National Portrait Gallery, London

“The longer I spend here, the earthier and more profane the collection gets. Even the religious paintings eventually get down from their high horse and meet you on your level. It’s all sex, death, bowls of fruit and flowers, and the odd landscape. That may sound somewhat dismissive, but it’s […]

by × June 28, 2016 × 1 comment