Category Archives: Architecture

Lavender’s Blue + Frankfurt

Many Mansions John Goodall, Country Life’s Architectural Editor, presented a talk on castle architecture, the second in the European Commission series of lectures curated by Dr Roderick O’Donnell and hosted by Cultural Attaché Jeremy O’Sullivan at Europe House, Smith Square, … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Goldsborough Hall Yorkshire

Princess Diaries One can never have enough chairs.

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Pasaje Defensa San Telmo + Casa Pardo San Telmo

We Cry, We Laugh, We Seek, We Shop “Do you like Chopin?” goes the old joke. “Only in San Telmo,” we sardonically reply. Nobody does shabby chic better than the Porteños – except the Anglo Irish. But they’re another story … Continue reading

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The Kavanagh Building Buenos Aires + Corina Kavanagh

Concrete Idea It’s as close to Brutalism as Art Deco can get. Argentine Irish developer Corina Kavanagh’s eponymous skyscraper, once the tallest in Latin America, boasts no frills monumentality. Designed in 1934 by local architects Ernesto Lagos, Luis María de … Continue reading

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Teatro Colón Buenos Aires + Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka

Linger for a Moment Ana María Martínez, Puerto Rico’s finest vocal export, is known for her dramatic performances. A few years ago, opera lovers at Glyndebourne were treated to rather more drama than they anticipated. The soprano, who was playing … Continue reading

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Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires + La Mansión + Elena Restaurant

Perennials | Alias Graceful Harrods closed in 1999. Praise be then for that other stalwart of longstanding luxury still standing, the standing tall Four Seasons. This being exclusive Recoleta, a Beaux Arts mansion of seven hotel suites around a black … Continue reading

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Recoleta Cemetery Buenos Aires + Eva Perón + Liliana Crociati

To Die For Buenos Aires is sometimes compared to Paris, a touch tenuously at times, but together they’ve had a similarly lucky escape. Le Corbusier planned to bulldoze both cities to create modernist utopias. Thankfully, his plans ended up in … Continue reading

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Colónia del Sacramento Uruguay + The Doors

Bungalow Bliss Colónia del Sacramento, where there’s a dog for every door.

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Colónia del Sacramento Uruguay + Charco Bistró

The Orient Success | River of Silver and Gold The only way to banish winter blues is to swap seasons. Somewhere in the world it’s spring. In a climate changing equator crossing hemisphere jumping move, hello to the Oriental Republic … Continue reading

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Marble Hill House + Marble Hill Beach Dunfanaghy

Untitled | Entitled | Titled Never filler; always killer (lines).

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