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Travel

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel – Boston

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel – Boston

Our arrival at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza was enthusiastically greeted by Carly, the attractive raven-haired hotel ambassador. Sadly she soon got bored with our company, and returned to her basket in the corner of the lobby. For this was an ambassador of the black labrador variety who can be booked […]

by × January 3, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Liberty In Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Liberty In Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Arthur Lasenby Liberty founded his Liberty empire 140 years ago. What began as a warehouse supplying fashionable goods from the Far East, Liberty’s distinctive style and approach (Arthur Liberty’s ambition was to create a new fashion rather than follow the existing styles) soon made it the source and originator of […]

by × October 12, 2015 × 0 comments

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. […]

by × January 4, 2015 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture, Travel

Cruising to Kelmscott Manor

Cruising to Kelmscott Manor

A lovely way to reach Kelmscott Manor – the former country Cotswold home of William Morris – is to hire a motor boat at Lechlade, enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Thames for approx. 90 minutes and then hop off at Kelmscott for a short amble to this gem of a house. William Morris called the village […]

by × August 24, 2011 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Home Page

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

The Aesthetic movement prized the importance of art and beauty above all else and swept across fine arts, decorative arts, literature and interior design. Its key figures included Whistler, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Leighton, William Morris and Oscar Wilde. The Cult of Beauty at the V&A has gathered together many of its masterpieces […]

by × May 15, 2011 × 0 comments