• Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

    Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

    Francis Ford Coppola is clearly a man who does not like to rest on his laurels. Aside from being a master filmmaker, he owns flourishing wineries, a literary magazine (Zoetrope), a group of restaurants, a pasta & sauce business and a hotel chain, all marketed under The Family Coppola brand. Two […]

  • Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

    Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

    Now that Frieze, Frieze Masters and the PAD art & design fair are packed up, we can move our attention to what else is going on in London this month. October is always chock-a-block with inviting exhibitions, it is hard to know what to recommend first. The Tate Gallery seems […]

  • Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

    Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

    Mixing ski resorts and film is not a new idea. Sundance is not only Robert Redford’s amazing festival but the name of his Utah ski resort. Telluride and Aspen in Colorado both have impressive skiing and renowned festivals, whilst Banff in Canada devotes its own to Mountain film. Les Arcs […]

  • Kiluandi Kia Henji

    Frieze London 2017

    October is the very best time of year to see art in the capital. The city is abuzz with the latest blockbuster shows – 2017 brings Jasper Johns as well as Duchamp / Dali to the Royal Academy, Jean-Michel Basquiat comes to the Barbican and Rachel Whiteread is showing at the Tate. […]

  • Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

    Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

    Downtown Seattle sits in a spectacular location right on the edge of the Pacific ocean, with a compact centre that is filled with more than its fair share of skyscrapers. On a hillside at the ocean edge the cities buildings actually seem to rise straight from the waters of Puget Sound. The city’s […]

  • The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

    The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

    The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions is the must-have book that every Marilyn fan has been waiting for. Milton H. Greene (1922 – 1985), already very well respected for his fashion photography for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met […]

  • The Jupiter Hotel – Portland, Oregon

    The Jupiter Hotel – Portland, Oregon

    Where should we stay in Portland, the self-styled capital of cool? A luxury hotel or an international brand somehow don’t seem appropriate in a city whose maxim is ‘Keep it Weird’. This is after all a place where beard trimming shops seem to outnumber barbers, weed is legal and music […]

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Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Francis Ford Coppola is clearly a man who does not like to rest on his laurels. Aside from being a master filmmaker, he owns flourishing wineries, a literary magazine (Zoetrope), a group of restaurants, a pasta & sauce business and a hotel chain, all marketed under The Family Coppola brand. Two […]

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Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

Now that Frieze, Frieze Masters and the PAD art & design fair are packed up, we can move our attention to what else is going on in London this month. October is always chock-a-block with inviting exhibitions, it is hard to know what to recommend first. The Tate Gallery seems […]

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Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Mixing ski resorts and film is not a new idea. Sundance is not only Robert Redford’s amazing festival but the name of his Utah ski resort. Telluride and Aspen in Colorado both have impressive skiing and renowned festivals, whilst Banff in Canada devotes its own to Mountain film. Les Arcs […]

by × October 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Kiluandi Kia Henji

Frieze London 2017

October is the very best time of year to see art in the capital. The city is abuzz with the latest blockbuster shows – 2017 brings Jasper Johns as well as Duchamp / Dali to the Royal Academy, Jean-Michel Basquiat comes to the Barbican and Rachel Whiteread is showing at the Tate. […]

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Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Downtown Seattle sits in a spectacular location right on the edge of the Pacific ocean, with a compact centre that is filled with more than its fair share of skyscrapers. On a hillside at the ocean edge the cities buildings actually seem to rise straight from the waters of Puget Sound. The city’s […]

by × October 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions is the must-have book that every Marilyn fan has been waiting for. Milton H. Greene (1922 – 1985), already very well respected for his fashion photography for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met […]

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The Jupiter Hotel – Portland, Oregon

The Jupiter Hotel – Portland, Oregon

Where should we stay in Portland, the self-styled capital of cool? A luxury hotel or an international brand somehow don’t seem appropriate in a city whose maxim is ‘Keep it Weird’. This is after all a place where beard trimming shops seem to outnumber barbers, weed is legal and music […]

by × September 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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Franco Grignani : Art As Design 1950-1990 – The Estorick Collection, London

Franco Grignani : Art As Design 1950-1990 – The Estorick Collection, London

In a peaceful square in the heart of Islington, the Estorick Collection is easily overlooked but well worth a detour. This is one of London’s most delightful and interesting smaller galleries. Featuring only Italian modern art it not only holds a regularly changing exhibition schedule, but also houses one of the […]

by × September 21, 2017 × 0 comments

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Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington State

Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington State

“Diane, 11:30 a.m., February Twenty-fourth. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life.” With these words FBI agent Dale Cooper entered the iconic world of Twin Peaks over twenty […]

by × September 15, 2017 × 0 comments

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A Tour of Twin Peaks

A Tour of Twin Peaks

As Twin Peaks: The Return ended on Sunday evening, it left many of its fans feeling bereft. David Lynch and Mark Frost’s supernatural murder-mystery was an utter masterpiece. Season three broke as much new ground as the original Twin Peaks, Seasons One and Two, did back in 1990/1991. Although aired […]

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Glazebrook House Hotel – Dartmoor, Devon

Glazebrook House Hotel – Dartmoor, Devon

One of the first things that you will no doubt notice stepping in to Glazebrook House is the stuffed flamingo and an emu skeleton that stare serenely at each other across the richly decorated lobby. You will also spot a glass-topped boat propellor as a table, an ornate birdcage and […]

by × July 19, 2017 × 0 comments

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The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

The New Sackler Courtyard at the V&A London

Do you remember Spiral, the £100m Daniel Libeskind proposal for the Victoria & Albert Museum? Hugely controversial it proposed the insertion of a pile of tumbling and intersecting cubes in to the space now occupied by the new Sackler Courtyard. One critic noted that Libeskind’s wonky pile looked like “the Guggenheim […]

by × July 14, 2017 × 0 comments