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Gartenhotel Theresia – Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

Gartenhotel Theresia – Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

For us the biggest selling point of any ski hotel has to be a ‘ski-in ski-out’ location, and when the local area also happens to be one of the largest linked ski regions in the country then we are most definitely sold. We were very excited indeed to visit the […]

by × February 5, 2019 × 0 comments

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The Cow Inn at Dalbury Lees – The Peak District

The Cow Inn at Dalbury Lees – The Peak District

Not too long ago a night at an English pub was something to be studiously avoided. Most likely it would mean being consigned to a stuffy room up a back staircase, and a breakfast at a pub table with a whiff of stale beer. Things are now hugely improved with […]

by × January 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

The Nobis Hotel – Copenhagen, Denmark

The Nobis Hotel – Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a place of hugely varied appeal. It is a richly historic city packed with architectural gems with, at its heart, the worlds longest shopping street. Proud to be green there is always open space by parks or water – it is criss-crossed by canals and on the shores […]

by × January 2, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Mildred Shay was an American film actress of the 1930s. Although never a Hollywood leading lady, this never stopped Mildred living like one. The eldest daughter of a wealthy lawyer, Shay came from a comfortable background of West Palm Beach old money, and when she was 19 years-old, the family […]

by × December 17, 2018 × 0 comments

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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