Articles by: CELLOPHANELAND*

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Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

As a destination the French Pyrenees is probably not high on many skiers must-do lists. There are no big interlinked ski systems, high altitude resorts, exclusive hotels or celebrity endorsements. Glacier skiing areas do not exist and you won’t see any famous ski racers because the World Cup circuit does […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Stanley Donwood – There Will Be No Quiet

Stanley Donwood – There Will Be No Quiet

Stanley Donwood is a multimedia artist who is, most famously, the preferred collaborator of the band Radiohead and the author/subject of the latest artistic publication from Thames & Hudson. Some of their recent titles feature Francis Bacon, Paula Rego and Quentin Tarantino. Can Donwood’s work stand up to scrutiny in […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

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Frieze London Art Fair 2019

Frieze London Art Fair 2019

The ‘game’ for reviewers at every annual iteration of Frieze London is to try a spot some sort of a trend. The fair itself tried to supply a hint of its own thoughts with a section set aside for textile art.   At CELLOPHANELAND* however we do not buy that […]

by × October 9, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

At CELLOPHANELAND* we always try to bring you hotels which offer something extra special. Maybe somewhere with an extravagant history, a truly spectacular location, luxurious service or a magnificent building, Occasionally we have the fortune to find a property that seems to tick almost all every box. The Posedonion Grand Hotel […]

by × October 7, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Presents The Golden Stone Years: A Tribute To Brian Jones

Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Presents The Golden Stone Years: A Tribute To Brian Jones

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely passing of Brian Jones who was often referred to as ‘The Golden Stone’. Born in Cheltenham in 1942, Brian was the founder of The Rolling Stones, and gave the band their name, taken from the track Rollin’ Stone Blues from a Muddy […]

by × August 29, 2019 × 0 comments

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Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

‘If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont’ – Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures – Los Angeles is one of our favourite cities. But as the second most populous city in the United States, after New York, we can never quite think of it in such singular […]

by × August 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel in Singapore, is one of the few remaining great nineteenth century hotels in the world – how lucky we are still to have it. Hence it was with great trepidation that we revisited the hotel after its latest, two year long, renovation. Over $150 million in petrodollars – courtesy […]

by × August 13, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford is a formidable voice in the record of 20th century British art. Alongside a deep scholarly knowledge gleaned from his studies at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute as well as art critic for The Telegraph, Bloomberg and Spectator, he has developed long and fruitful relationships with very […]

by × August 7, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The State Dining Room. 
Credit: Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: Queen Victoria’s Palace

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition: Queen Victoria’s Palace at this years Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, will tell the story of how the young monarch turned the unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of […]

by × August 1, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Manchester International Festival 2019

Manchester International Festival 2019

This year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF19) which ran from 4 – 21 July, was one of the city’s most exciting and compelling to date. Beginning with Yoko Ono’s Bells For Peace: the artist encouraged people to join in the free event at Cathedral Gardens, by each bringing a bell and ringing […]

by × July 29, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The westbury Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Dublin. Briefly explore the centre of Dublin and you will quickly realise the prime area to stay. Somewhere close to the verdant expanse of St Stephens Green perhaps, near to the vibrant creative quarter and nightlife of Temple Bar, within strolling distance of the historic Trinity College and Dublin Castle whilst having easy access to the shopping of Grafton Street.

by × July 23, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

If ever there was a perfect show for the National Portrait Gallery, then surely this is it. In gallery after gallery we see Cindy Sherman in all her guises and disguises – she occupies hosts of characters from enigmatic film stars to ageing flappers, via Renaissance royalty and vulnerable models. […]

by × July 18, 2019 × 0 comments