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Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Bohemianism is a way of life. A state of mind. An atmosphere. It’s about living richly and irreverently, beyond convention. It’s about being uninhibited, unbuttoned, creative and free. – The Bohemian Manifesto Petit Ermitage is a proper hidden gem. After an exhausting 11 hour flight from London, this quirky boutique […]

by × January 16, 2018 × 0 comments

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Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

We were delighted to arrive at our cosy log cabin; stepping over our slate and stone threshold in to the living room where red lamp shades hung over the dining table, and wrought iron table lamps sat on hand carved stands. We quickly got the log fire burning and settled […]

by × January 10, 2018 × 0 comments

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Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

We have always eagerly anticipated a stay at the Majestic Kuala Lumpur and on this Malaysian trip we eagerly inked it in to our schedule. Just a little farther down the Malaysian peninsula lies Raffles Singapore (see review here) – a fabulous time-travelling capsule of turn of England circa 1900 in a modern […]

by × January 3, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

The coastal region around the Spanish French border is a particularly beautiful and scenic area, and as with Provence the combination of scenery, quality of light and Mediterranean colour made the area a magnet for artists, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. Just on the French side of the border […]

by × November 23, 2017 × 0 comments

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La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

Francis Ford Coppola is pretty damn good at trilogies. The Godfather series was probably the best in film history, whilst we think that the three resorts that he owns in Central America, as part of The Family Coppola Hideaways are the very best in the region. Having previously visited Turtle Inn […]

by × November 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

The Erratics – Darren Harvey-Regan

The Erratics – Darren Harvey-Regan

Darren Harvey-Regan is an artist who forces us to question our perception of reality. Working between sculpture and photography he looks at the line which separates the object and its representation. He presents these side by side, and indeed we also have The Erratics also presented both as a Photo Book […]

by × November 10, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Anyone familiar with the work of Wim Wenders may suspect that he has more than a passing interest in photography. In two of his movies in particular the use of Polaroid cameras is a vital part of the narrative: in the road movie Alice in the Cities there is a photo-obsessed protagonist […]

by × November 7, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

Do not come to the latest Barbican Gallery exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real expecting a straightforward show of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. This is rather more than that and all the better for it. This is an exhibition where, in the words of Jane Alison, the Barbican’s Head of Visual Arts, […]

by × November 3, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Joshua Greene Conversation

The Joshua Greene Conversation

Joshua, with your own photography, what subject matters are you drawn to? I do love architecture, gardens and flowers, food, and people. Basically, I love following the light. Can you tell us a little bit about your company, The Archives, a company committed to the restoration and preservation of photography, and […]

by × October 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Belize is a part of the world of which Francis Ford Coppola is clearly very fond. Three of his Hideaways are tucked away in this part of Central America – Turtle Inn sits on the beach in Placencia (review here), Blancaneaux Lodge is high in the forests of the Mayan Mountains, whilst the last of the […]

by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × October 19, 2017 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture

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 […]

by × October 17, 2017 × 0 comments