Category Archives: Design

Lasarte Restaurant + Monument Hotel Barcelona

Nonsense and Sensibility | Homage to Fromage | Striptease Déu n’hi do! Lavender’s Blue is a release of pure joy. Visiting a metropolis to explore just one neighbourhood concentrates our minds. A new tourism. We’re on it like a Jane … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Hotels, Luxury, People, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Casa Amatller Barcelona + Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Sweet Dreams are Made of This To describe Modernisme as Catalan Art Nouveau underrates its roots but it’s a fair starting point. The style originated in the 1870s when Barcelona was enjoying industrial prosperity and expanding beyond its medieval walls. … Continue reading

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Art, Design, Developers, Town Houses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hide Restaurant London + Ollie Dabbous

Number 85 Piccadilly Bookended by the Fox Club and the former In and Out Club (a shroud of scaffolding is due to be removed imminently to unveil the capital’s most hotly anticipated new hotel), Number 85 Piccadilly was also once … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Design, Luxury, People, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portonovi + Boka Bay Montenegro

Portonovi + Boka Bay Montenegro “Just as if I have returned to town from the most beautiful fairytale of my childhood.” Sophia Loren The great Italian actress is a fan. Roughly the size of Northern Ireland but with less than … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Design, Developers, Hotels, Luxury, People, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cats + Kotor Montenegro

Feline Fine | Lavender’s Green Our guide is the exquisite Liset Kuhar who is Peruvian by birth. “I came to Montenegro and fell in love with it. That happens a lot when people come to this country!” We’re in Kotor, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Design | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Lazure Hotel + Marina Herzeg Novi Montenegro

Azure Allure It looks like a palace you would come across in Veneto, with lower wings stretching out from a central block. That’s not entirely coincidental. It may be located next to the medieval town of Herceg Novi in Montenegro, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Design, Hotels, Luxury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The House of Lavender’s Blue + Attitude

The Final Show Our magnus opus. Crescendo. An operatic high. We’ve got attitude and Attitude have got us. In a world exclusive, Lavender’s Blue the interiors (and a flash of beyond – how’s the garden?) are revealed in all their … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Luxury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The House of Lavender’s Blue +

Heirlooms and eBay Encountering beauty through the Tuscan glow of our evanescent world, sidestepping the modish whilst fleeing complex status, in a reordering of hierarchies we’re decluttering our very existence.

Posted in Design, Luxury | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann + Angélina Restaurant Paris

A Tale of Two Citizens “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Gore Vidal Midday in Paris. Printemps is the Harrods of Paris | Le Bon Marché is the Liberty of … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Hotels, Luxury, People, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mellerio Paris Platinum Handbag + Fingernails

Les Nouveaux Jeunes Sometimes you just gotta have matching fingernails and accessories. “Mellerio jewellery is bespoke. We make whatever you want,” says Director of Communications Diane-Sophie Lanselle with suave understatement. “We’ve made jewellery for all the grand aristocratic families.” This … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Luxury | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments