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Sicily on the Silver Screen

Sicily on the Silver Screen

If you’re desperate to escape the winter chill then Sicily should be high up on your wish list. With appealing temperatures all year round, an intriguing history, unspoilt countryside, glorious architecture and a stunning coastline, it really does take some beating. When travelling through Sicily there’s a real sense of déjà vu. […]

by × December 31, 2010 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture

Aware: Art Fashion Identity

Aware: Art Fashion Identity

The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how contemporary artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by more than 30 practitioners including Yoko Ono, Alexander McQueen and Grayson Perry. Divided into four sections. Storytelling which […]

by × December 9, 2010 × 0 comments

Food

Do it delicious!

Do it delicious!

If like me you were pretty far back in the queue when culinary skills were handed out or if a large dinner party brings you out in a cold sweat, you will be delighted to hear about Jessica Seinfeld’s (wife of Jerry) Double Delicious!:Good, Simple Food For Busy, Complicated Lives which follows her first […]

by × November 14, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to now. Japanese designers made an enormous impact on world couture in the late 20th century. Visionaries such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the […]

by × October 15, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog, inspired by American writer Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Beat generation, is an exciting new independent magazine just launched showcasing new talents across the arts.   A platform for new writers, upcoming graphic illustrators, photographers, architects, fashionistas and anyone interested in creativity, Kerouac’s Dog takes readers on a […]

by × October 12, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey’s (or Bailey as he is known to everyone) first ever sculpture exhibition is currently showing at the Pangolin gallery, Kings Cross. Renowned for his iconic photography, here Bailey strips away conventional beauty, and instead focuses on that which lies beneath the beautiful profile: the skull. As Bailey insists ‘I’m not saying I’m a […]

by × October 11, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

For someone who suffers from Lepidopterphobia (roughly translated as a fear of butterflies), it was with more than a little trepidation that I made my way to the Paul Stolper gallery in a beautiful Bloomsbury Street for the opening of The Souls by Damien Hirst last week. Thankfully my fears were alleviated as […]

by × October 10, 2010 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

According to the hotel’s housekeeping records, furniture was found in the corridor, pictures were taken off the walls, and all that remained was a double bed placed in the sitting room. To complicate matters, a houseman had to vacuum three to four times per day since John Lennon liked to […]

by × October 8, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

American Prince

American Prince

Tony Curtis wasn’t just an actor, he was a movie star, something altogether different. Although if you asked Tony how he viewed himself, surprisingly he would say that he was an artist (as in painter) before actor. As a child growing up on the east side of Manhattan, he would […]

by × October 7, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Words are an integral element in Gauguin’s work and I firmly believe that’s why he has always been one of my favourite artists. Long before Warhol boldly decorated his canvases with letters of the alphabet, Gauguin would choose fragmentary texts as titles, either painted directly onto the canvas or carved into […]

by × September 29, 2010 × 0 comments

Food

Chocolates Fit for a Queen

Chocolates Fit for a Queen

Prestat’s hand-finished chocolates have been part of the Royal Family’s private and public life for decades – sailing round the world on the Royal Yacht Britannia and being much sought after at state banquets. There is no better nor more regal introduction to Prestat’s choclates than their opulently packaged Jewel […]

by × September 21, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts & Co has a long history of supporting the performing arts and has looked after the financial affairs of many past clients connected with the arts. Past clients have included Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Chopin and Berlioz. The Coutts family were always  great fans of the stage. In fact links between […]

by × September 19, 2010 × 0 comments