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Arts & Culture, Books

California Captured by Marvin Rand

California Captured by Marvin Rand

Mid century modern is one of today’s most prominent design trends – especially in California. Cruise around say, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and you will find no end of shops and businesses offering original, reproduction or imitation mid century furnishing. Around the world decor, design and architecture reflect a renewed interest in […]

by × May 11, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

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

Arts & Culture, Travel

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

There is no doubt that Hollywood is a hotbed of ghost stories. There are several ‘Haunted Hollywood’ tours with an abundance of stories to be told; some perhaps are wish-fulfilment (surely there ‘must’ be stories about Marilyn Monroe!) whilst others seem to have more grounding from genuine tales. What is […]

by × July 11, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

The Culver Hotel & The Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles

The Culver Hotel & The Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles

Whenever we visit Los Angeles we always make sure to include a visit to the fabulous Culver Hotel (see our previous review here). Even when we do not manage to squeeze in a stay in one of their wonderfully atmospheric rooms, we never fail to drop in to either their […]

by × May 29, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

The Culver Hotel, Los Angeles

The Culver Hotel, Los Angeles

Culver City is the perfect place to stay when visiting Los Angeles. This is not something one would have imagined saying a few years ago when it was a somewhat overlooked district that had surely seen better days, but on a recent visit to the delightful Culver Hotel, we wholly […]

by × December 30, 2015 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture

Alex Prager, Face in the Crowd – M+B, Los Angeles

Alex Prager, Face in the Crowd – M+B, Los Angeles

Inspired by the colour images of William Eggleston, self-taught American photographer, Alex Prager, creates scenes using theatrical constructed settings, combined with technicolor palettes. Face in the Crowd, currently on display at M+B gallery, Los Angeles, is her mesmeric new series of work, made up of photographs which detail elaborately staged crowds. […]

by × February 5, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities

Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities

‘All my life I have been interested in adventure and, abroad, I have enjoyed the frisson of leaving the wide, well-lit streets and venturing up back alleys in search of the hidden, authentic pulse of towns. It was perhaps this habit that turned me into a writer of thrillers.’ – […]

by × September 26, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album by Joan Didion

We tell ourselves stories in order to live – Joan Didion – I’ve always been a massive fan of Joan Didion’s writing. Many people associate the author with The Year of Magical Thinking, which garnered numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography in 2005. But my favourite work is The White Album, […]

by × June 18, 2013 × 4 comments

Travel

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 × March 4, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Paris Photo, Grand Palais

Paris Photo, Grand Palais

I never require much of an excuse to hop on the Eurostar to Paris, but an invitation to attend Paris Photo at the Grand Palais 15 – 18 November 2012, certainly provides one of the better ones. From its inception in 1996, it has become one of the world’s most prestigious […]

by × November 16, 2012 × 0 comments

Travel

Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

‘If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont’ – Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures – Los Angeles is one of our favourite cities. But as the second most populous city in the United States, after New York, we can never quite think of it in such singular […]

by × September 9, 2012 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture, Travel

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

A Saunter Around 20th Century Fox

Last week I spent a fascinating afternoon wandering around the backlot at 20th Century Fox. A friend is working on a film there and for me, nothing beats the buzz of a working studio. I’m familiar with most of the studios in England: Pinewood, Shepperton, Leavesden et al, but everything here in Tinseltown is on a […]

by × February 25, 2012 × 3 comments