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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 […]

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Conversations

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

Tim, you were Ms. Taylor’s Executive Assistant for more than twenty years, what a great honour that must have been for you. Can you tell us a little about how this role came about, and how you were first introduced to each other? Working for Dame Elizabeth for all those […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

700 Nimes Road by Catherine Opie

700 Nimes Road by Catherine Opie

Rooms, hallways, closets, rugs, shoe boxes, scents, clothing: what does any of it mean when the body that has helped shape such a world – has given it value – dies, disappears? Those rooms and objects become totems to aura, and that is precisely what the renowned photographer, Catherine Opie, […]

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Fashion

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile museum have mounted the first serious exhibition to showcase the work of fashion designer, Thea Porter. For nearly two decades, from 1968, Porter created clothes made from sumptuous fabrics that drew much of their inspiration from an exotic view of the Middle East. Born in Jerusalem […]

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Arts & Culture

Love Is Enough: William Morris & Andy Warhol

Love Is Enough: William Morris & Andy Warhol

“Art isn’t about what you make but what you make happen.” – Jeremy Deller When artist, Jeremy Deller, was invited by Modern Art Oxford to examine two of his artistic heroes in an unconventional exhibition that draws surprising connections between these two iconic cultural figures, few could imagine the result. […]

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Travel

Copacabana Palace, Rio

Copacabana Palace, Rio

If the Copacabana Palace Hotel looks somewhat familiar it might just be that it was inspired by two of the ‘grand dames’ of the Cote d’Azur – Nice’s Negresco and Cannes’s Carlton. Built in 1923, it was the first true luxury hotel in South America and before long, like its French […]

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Books

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood is an exquisite, glossy homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. A book that every lover of the ‘golden era’ of film-making should have on their coffee table. Comprising a selection of unpublished essays written by British-born twin brothers, […]

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Arts & Culture, Fashion

Cartier: Style and History, Grand Palais, Paris.

Cartier: Style and History, Grand Palais, Paris.

You know you’re in for a true spectacle, when Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara (the Halo diadem) looks comparatively modest. Cartier: Style and History, currently showing at the Grand Palais, covers more than a century at the house of Cartier. Beginning with the French maison’s birth in 1847 and carrying on […]

by × January 11, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Pearls at the V&A

Pearls at the V&A

‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls’ – Coco Chanel  Pearls, is a collaborative exhibition between the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, which explores the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present day. More than 200 pieces of jewellery and works of art are on display, […]

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Fashion

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

We couldn’t make last week’s press viewing of Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, so took the opportunity yesterday, to spend an idyllic summer’s afternoon strolling around the palace and grounds. This new exhibition showcases gowns from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. By […]

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Travel

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Gatsby’s mansion was modelled after Hotel de Ville in Normandy, that we know. But which building did F. Scott Fitzgerald use as the blueprint for his character’s opulent home? No doubt one of the sprawling estates that litter the Gold Coast; possibly a mansion that once belonged to a Guggenheim, […]

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Travel

The Alpina – Gstaad, Switzerland

The Alpina – Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is no stranger to luxury and glamour, in fact it’s synonymous with both. It has always been the ski resort of choice for high-class society and the international jet set. Elizabeth Taylor, Valentino, Roger Moore, Roman Polanski, Julie Andrews, Grace Kelly and Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone have all owned homes […]

by × March 15, 2013 × 0 comments