Author Archives: Lavender's Blue
Smoking Hot It’s official. Smoking is good for your wealth. Or at least it was if you happened to be a tobacco plantation owner a century ago. With money to burn from his Sumatra based enterprise, in the 1880s Carl … Continue reading
Overtures in Exile | Canon Balls | Isolde’s Tower Its deep loggias are deliciously Palladian. Vicenza comes to Zürich. Its painted decorations are supremely Pompeiian. Naples arrives in Zürich. Although being Swiss, Leonhard couldn’t resist adding window shutters. The von … Continue reading
Shooting Range It’s the museum made for lost Saturday afternoons. Just when you thought the V+A couldn’t get any bigger or better, down a corridor, past five galleries, through two hallways, up three flights of stairs, a new gallery has … Continue reading
Well Insured | A Ulyssean Effort Like all the best photographers writers, or at least James Joyce anyway, we’ve ended up in Zürich.
The Dark Edges Breakfast in England; lunch in Switzerland. Gotta be done. Swiss air. We’re going Dada from Dammsteg to Dammweg.
One Day in Heaven After the fall the banquet will be ready.
Reel of Fortune It’s quite simply London’s classiest hotel so an invitation to a party in the Private Dining Room of The Goring is frame worthy. A promotion from mantlepiece to wall no less. Saturday night turns out to be … Continue reading
Venn Diagram When fashion and interior design collide…
The Collaboration It’s Friday evening and Lavender’s Blue HQ is bursting at the seams: there’s a makeup artist sorting out an assortment of overflowing MML branded bags and suitcases, a stylist hanging dresses and accessories on the resident tailor’s dummy, … Continue reading