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The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

It is not often one gets an offer to stay in hotel in a medieval tower. As this one was also a member of the wonderful Design Hotels Group and naturally therefore featured interiors in ultra modern style we quickly accepted. The Gombit Hotel is in the northern Italian city of […]

by × February 24, 2017 × 0 comments

Travel

C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

Following closely on the heels of our review of the B2 Hotel in Zurich we move through the alphabet to the C-Hotel and Spa. We guess the C stands for Colzani – the owners of this tight family-run operation, but it could also be for Como, the spectacularly scenic lake […]

by × February 21, 2017 × 0 comments

Travel

The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

Woodstock is of course most famous as the location of the iconic Music festival back in 1969. Except it never actually hosted it at all – the event was planned for there but eventually took place some 60 miles away at Yasgur’s Farm, near Bethel. What Woodstock has hosted, and […]

by × December 11, 2016 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

The Hotel Giraffe – New York City

The Hotel Giraffe – New York City

So often top hotels do not fulfill their potential. A fabulous property in a perfect location is not necessarily a good hotel. Poor service obviously can spoil any stay but so can something like excessive extra charges – these extras can span anything from morning papers to wifi (surely the […]

by × December 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans’ approach to image-making is fascinating in its non-hierarchical approach to both subject and theme. This, along with his constant desire to push the boundaries of photography as an artistic medium, makes him one of the most interesting and innovative artists working today. A solo show at the Serpentine […]

by × July 25, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

‘When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs’ – Georgia O’Keefe This is the largest exhibition by Georgia O’Keeffe ever to take place outside America, and the first retrospective in the UK. Given too that there are no works in any British collection, […]

by × July 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wall Street, New York, 1915, Paul Strand ©Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation

Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century

This month, the V&A presents the first retrospective of the American artist, Paul Strand, in the UK for over 30 years. Revered as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Strand carved out such a unique path, that his work is looked upon as the blueprint for the […]

by × March 30, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

David Lynch, William Burroughs and Andy Warhol, The Photographers’ Gallery

David Lynch, William Burroughs and Andy Warhol, The Photographers’ Gallery

A photography show consisting of  three very different American iconic artists, already renowned in their separate field of writing, filmmaking and art, is always going to be an intriguing combination. But when the photographers in question are David Lynch, William Burroughs and Andy Warhol, the creative bar is immediately raised. […]

by × January 30, 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

Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style, National Theatre

Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style, National Theatre

I’ve always been a huge fan of Norman Parkinson, and distinctly remember having a large poster of Young Velvets, Young Prices on my bedroom wall as a teenager. It was shot in 1949 on the roof of the Conde Nast building, for Vogue. I’m still enraptured by the sheer beauty and […]

by × March 18, 2013 × 0 comments

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Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

One of the favourite books in my Christmas stocking this year, was Grace Coddington’s memoir. My ever thoughtful beau – knowing that I had missed Grace’s London book signing last month – arranged for a personally dedicated copy to be shipped over from New York, making it even more special. […]

by × January 5, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The Little Black Jacket, Mini Palais

The Little Black Jacket, Mini Palais

The Little Black Jacket exhibition, consisting of one black tweed Chanel jacket and 109 of Karl Largerfeld’s favourite muses, has finally landed in its spiritual home: Paris. After a global six month tour: Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, New York, Tokyo and Sydney, the iconic jacket – a […]

by × November 19, 2012 × 0 comments