• Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

    Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

    – The human mind will not be confined to any limits. – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832 Last week we attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation UK at the Curzon Mayfair, the […]

  • Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

    Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

    Kaiser Karl was originally published in French last year by Editions Albin Michel, and was a bestseller. To mark the first anniversary of Karl Lagerfeld’s death, the English version has recently been published by ACC Art Books. Written by Raphaelle Bacque, a respected investigative journalist, the book reveals the man […]

  • El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

    El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

    The forested heart of Costa Rica is dominated by a line of impressive volcanoes. Turrialba and Irazu tower over San Jose and the coffee-growing Central Valley region (see our review of Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose) whilst just a little farther north is the Volcan Poas and the National […]

  • Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

    Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

    The Hotel Grano de Oro  is by far our favourite place to stay in San Jose. Located in the heart of the country’s capital city, this historical gem is named after the country’s most famous product, which is of course, coffee. ‘Grano de Oro’ literally translates as ‘Golden Bean’, an […]

  • Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

    Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

    Steve McQueen is now familiar to us for his critically acclaimed films for cinematic release; most specifically the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013) but he has also made Hunger (2008), Shame (2010) and Widows (2018). Less widely known, was that well before this, McQueen was a highly regarded visual […]

  • Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

    Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

    Every January, and there is only one place in the world that we want to be: the Sundance Film Festival. Frequently listed amongst the world’s best, it has the advantage of taking place in the scenic heart of the Rocky mountains, always with a photogenic dusting of snow at this […]

  • Dora Maar – Tate Modern

    Dora Maar – Tate Modern

    Henriette Théodora Markovitch, otherwise known as Dora Maar, perhaps had the misfortune of being one of Picasso’s many muses and the subject of one of his best-known, and well-loved portraits, Weeping Woman (1937). As such her own work as an artist has largely been forgotten and overlooked. The Tate is […]

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Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

– The human mind will not be confined to any limits. – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832 Last week we attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation UK at the Curzon Mayfair, the […]

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Arts & Culture, Books, Style

Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

Kaiser Karl was originally published in French last year by Editions Albin Michel, and was a bestseller. To mark the first anniversary of Karl Lagerfeld’s death, the English version has recently been published by ACC Art Books. Written by Raphaelle Bacque, a respected investigative journalist, the book reveals the man […]

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Poas, Costa Rica

The forested heart of Costa Rica is dominated by a line of impressive volcanoes. Turrialba and Irazu tower over San Jose and the coffee-growing Central Valley region (see our review of Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose) whilst just a little farther north is the Volcan Poas and the National […]

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Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel Grano de Oro – San Jose, Costa Rica

The Hotel Grano de Oro  is by far our favourite place to stay in San Jose. Located in the heart of the country’s capital city, this historical gem is named after the country’s most famous product, which is of course, coffee. ‘Grano de Oro’ literally translates as ‘Golden Bean’, an […]

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Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

Steve McQueen is now familiar to us for his critically acclaimed films for cinematic release; most specifically the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013) but he has also made Hunger (2008), Shame (2010) and Widows (2018). Less widely known, was that well before this, McQueen was a highly regarded visual […]

by × March 5, 2020 × 0 comments

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Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

Zermatt Resort & Spa – Midway, Utah

Every January, and there is only one place in the world that we want to be: the Sundance Film Festival. Frequently listed amongst the world’s best, it has the advantage of taking place in the scenic heart of the Rocky mountains, always with a photogenic dusting of snow at this […]

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Dora Maar – Tate Modern

Dora Maar – Tate Modern

Henriette Théodora Markovitch, otherwise known as Dora Maar, perhaps had the misfortune of being one of Picasso’s many muses and the subject of one of his best-known, and well-loved portraits, Weeping Woman (1937). As such her own work as an artist has largely been forgotten and overlooked. The Tate is […]

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Mollie’s Motel & Diner – Buckland, Oxfordshire

Mollie’s Motel & Diner – Buckland, Oxfordshire

Having just celebrated its first birthday, Mollie’s Motel & Diner has been a huge success in reviving drab UK roadside stays. With a nod to 1950s Americana, it’s fun to hear the words ‘motel’, ‘drive-thru’ and ‘diner’ in this pretty but sleepy corner of the Cotswolds in Buckland, Oxfordshire. It’s […]

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Photo: Milton H. Greene

Always Audrey: Six iconic photographers. One legendary star.

From Audrey Hepburn’s debut on Broadway in Gigi to her last film, Always, six iconic photographers have opened their archives to share images of the star – many published here for the first time. Always Audrey by ACC Art Books is a magnificent homage to an actress who is a […]

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Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

‘To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It’s a place of extraordinary beauty devoted to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service is homegrown and available to all’. […]

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Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures – Los Angeles

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures – Los Angeles

During this year’s Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, LA, Tom Hanks announced to the audience and viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum will open on Monday14 December, 2020. Tom Hanks will be a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum  campaign, […]

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The Ghost of a Flea
c.1819
Graphite on paper
200 x 153 mm
Private Collection

William Blake, Tate Britain

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the largest collection of work by William Blake (1757 -1827) in the UK for a generation. Tate Britain have mounted an exhibition which brings together over 300 remarkable and rarely seen works. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake created some of the most […]

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