Post Tagged with: "The Times"

Arts & Culture, Conversations

Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

The Hugh Mendes Conversation

Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

by × November 25, 2019 × 0 comments

Health & Beauty, Travel

One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych has been on our list of luxury five star London hotels to feature for several years now, so a long overdue stay was much anticipated. Located in the heart of Covent Garden – literally minutes from the top West End theatres, a raft of exciting restaurants, and the […]

by × November 11, 2015 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture

The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch, Windsor Castle

The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch, Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle’s Drawings Gallery, The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch is a truly fascinating and rather lovely exhibition which presents a selection of official, commissioned and informal portraits from Her Majesty’s 60-year reign, including work by Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Dorothy Wilding, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz. What makes this […]

by × December 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Portmeirion: The Last Folly of the Western World

Portmeirion: The Last Folly of the Western World

We crafted the above heading from a borrowed quote in The Times. In 1973, this is how the paper described  the beautiful, unique resort – built in the style of an Italian village – in Gwynedd, North Wales. Of course for lovers of cult television shows from the 1960s (including yours truly), Portmeirion is also recognisable from its starring […]

by × January 30, 2012 × 0 comments