Category Archives: Art

Calais Grand Theatre + Gustave Malgras Delmas

Gilead’s Calling | The Innate Ordinariness of a Saturday Morning “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” Marilynne Robinson The Grand Theatre, like the Town Hall, was built to belatedly celebrate the 1885 … Continue reading

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The Opal Coast + Calais Beach

Chartered Waters | French Kits | You’re Not From Here The past is a foreign country; sometimes so is the present. Golden crowns glisten upon the jasper sea off the Opal Coast. Waves beat in from an infinitude of azure … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Lavender’s Blue

Striking a Striking Pose Two angles. One designer. Moschino. Zero submission. Such subversion! “You are so uncluttered. You are the Holly Golightly of my life.”

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Masterpiece Preview 2018 + Marina Abramović

Tipping into the Beyond Well life can’t just be one big party. Actually, yes it can. Snapping Sir David Davies and Leonie Frieda at the Irish Embassy. Giggling with The Baroness “call me Emma” Pidding at the House of Lords. … Continue reading

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Royal Academy of Arts London + Senate Room

Well Connected | Café Society A private tour of the soon-to-open new galleries and lecture theatre of the Royal Academy of Arts led by the Secretary and Chief Executive, Charles Saumarez Smith*. But first, morning coffee in The Academicians’ Room in … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane’s Museum + Emily Allchurch

Collage of the Titans After organising a hugely successful and academically driven Irish Georgian Society London work-in-progress tour of Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country home (due to reopen to the public next year), an invitation to breakfast at his … Continue reading

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Bonhams Restaurant London + Tom Kemble

Lots to Eat Its dual address summons up flattering visions of country estates and urban sophistication. Haunch of Venison Yard and New Bond Street. Neither entrance is entirely obvious. The former is through a passageway into a courtyard; the latter … Continue reading

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Ballygally Head County Antrim + Lavender’s Blue

The Mists of Time “And in that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine”

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Lille Cathedral + The Basilica of Notre Dame de Ia Treille

Pointed Arches Circling the Globe Mid 19th century England saw a flowering of Gothic Revival architects: George Gilbert Scott, William Butterfield, William White and of course the Pugin dynasty. Across the Channel, things were pretty pointed too. At the dawn … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + The Irish Times + The Gloss

Russian Unorthodox Lavender’s Blue. A Vision | A Residence | A Blog. Our Gesamtkunstwerk. A decade of collecting and arranging. Irish country house attic style. So where better to celebrate in print than The Irish Times? Better again, The Gloss … Continue reading

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