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Titanic Hotel – Stanley Dock, Liverpool

Titanic Hotel – Stanley Dock, Liverpool

Entering the grounds of the is rather like arriving at an imposing Victorian prison. Castellated turrets resembling giant chess pieces guard the entrance and exit of a large cobbled courtyard that lies before a formidable looking redbrick building. Some five stories high and once a rum warehouse the building sits […]

by × December 14, 2018 × 0 comments

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Myconian Utopia Relais & Chateaux

Myconian Utopia Relais & Chateaux

Over the years, Mykonos has become synonymous with the ultimate luxury Greek island experience. It first became a playground for the international jet set back in the 1960s when Aristotle and Jackie Onassis were regular visitors. Since then it has become famous for its VIP shopping, nightclubs, and parties, but […]

by × November 23, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Olafur Eliasson: Experience  – Phaidon

Olafur Eliasson: Experience – Phaidon

Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen to Icelandic parents and is officially referred to as Icelandic-Danish, but it seems clear that his Icelandic heritage, as well as frequent stays on the island, has been a powerful influence on his work. Anyone who has visited Iceland will know that the locals […]

by × November 19, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Bristol Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Bristol, UK

The Bristol Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Bristol, UK

Any regular visitor to Bristol will know that the only place to stay is as close as possible to the harbourside. This is the most attractive and vibrant part of town, now largely pedestrianised, where luxury flats sit comfortably alongside converted warehouses and workshops. These house a wide variety of bars, […]

by × November 7, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Aegialis Hotel & Spa – Amorgos, Greece

The Aegialis Hotel & Spa – Amorgos, Greece

The 1988 cult classic The Big Blue directed by Luc Besson, is regarded as one of the most visually stunning films ever made, mostly due to the natural beauty of Amorgos where much of the filming took place. Re-watching the film recently spurred us in to action – we just had to […]

by × October 31, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture – Phaidon

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture – Phaidon

For the launch of this spectacular new publication from Phaidon we were kindly invited on a tour of some of London’s major Brutalist landmarks. Starting at the Barbican on the Southbank and proceeding via a series of impressive landmarks like Centre Point and The London College of Physicians it was […]

by × October 23, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The China Crisis Conversation

The China Crisis Conversation

China Crisis are currently on tour around the UK and Ireland, including dates in New York, where you will be performing the entire album: Flaunt The Imperfection live, plus other hits. The album was released in 1985 and produced by the late, great Steely Dan co-founder, Walter Becker. Why did you […]

by × October 12, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Frieze London 2018

Frieze London 2018

As soon as Frieze makes its annual appearance in Regents Park everyone knows that it is time to check out the London art scene. The annual schedules of the galleries – both commercial and public – are all heavily weighted towards the Autumn and the most important names carefully lined […]

by × October 9, 2018 × 0 comments

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Hotel Le Delta – Le Grand Bornand, Haute Savoie, France

Hotel Le Delta – Le Grand Bornand, Haute Savoie, France

If only the biggest and best resorts of the French Alps were much closer to Geneva. This is surely a recurring dream for anyone making the tedious haul up busy roads to the big names of the Tarentaise – resorts like Meribel, Val D’Isere and La Plagne. If only there […]

by × October 2, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The George Moore Conversation

The George Moore Conversation

How did the idea for Paul Is Dead first come to you, and were you aware of the Paul McCartney conspiracy theory beforehand? My friend and co-writer Ben mentioned the conspiracy theory to me during a taxi ride home after a night out. I’d never heard of it before! I […]

by × September 17, 2018 × 0 comments

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Boston Harbour Hotel

We have always thought that the best airport arrival is at Venice Marco Polo. A few moments out of the terminal and you are on spectacularly scenic water taxi ride across the lagoon. Well what do you know? We have just discovered that pretty much the same experience is available […]

by × September 10, 2018 × 0 comments

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Helen’s Tower  – Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland

Helen’s Tower – Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland

Helen’s Tower, here I stand,  Dominant over sea and land Helen’s Tower (1860) Alfred, Lord Tennyson As we take in the mightily impressive views from the top of Helen’s Tower we discover why the great poet was inspired to write his poem. An impressive 360 degree panorama encompasses the city of Belfast, […]

by × July 31, 2018 × 0 comments