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The George Seaton Conversation

The George Seaton Conversation

George, can you tell us how the Liver Birds Flying Home musical first came into being? It was a chance remark. My dear friend Barb Jungr and I were walking down Hardman Street in Liverpool with the magnificent Liver Birds atop the Liver Building visible on the skyline. Looking at them […]

by × March 19, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Kenneth Womack Conversation

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

Ken, you have written several books about The Beatles. Was a biography about their producer, Sir George Martin, a natural next step? Was it always something which you had planned to do? Writing about Sir George was indeed a natural step in my progress towards understanding the Beatles’ art. After […]

by × March 12, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

You are now well known for your multi-disciplinary art installations, often based around music. Your latest work is ‘Sky in a Room’ now showing at the National Museum of Wales? Can you tell us briefly how this came about and what we can expect? This is a piece that has been […]

by × March 1, 2018 × 0 comments

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Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

by × February 20, 2018 × 0 comments

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Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one of those places that you will inevitably find on all the ‘Places to See Before You Die’ lists. A delightfully compact and scenic medieval city it is also blessed with a location to kill for: bounded on one side by the Salzach river and on the other a fortress-topped […]

by × February 15, 2018 × 0 comments

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Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

A pair of six foot long monitor lizards clamber over giant granite boulders beside the beach, forked tongues flashing; Hornbills, reminiscent of pre-historic birds from a school textbook, squawk loudly and sweep through heavily scented frangipani trees; fruit bats dangle like strange fruit over the tropical gardens and macaque monkeys […]

by × February 1, 2018 × 0 comments

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Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

by × January 20, 2018 × 0 comments

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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

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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