Category Archives: Design

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. Advertisements

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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

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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

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Rare Le Secret Champagne + Expérience Paris

A Revolutionary Idea Possibly the best excuse ever to visit Paris, France. Rare Champagne, the multiple award winning Champagne, and Mellerio, the oldest jewellery dynasty in the world (founded in the 16th century), have combined their exceptional talents, refined excellence … Continue reading

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Boutique Hotel Awards +

Quite Simply The Universe’s Most Glamorous Hospitality Awards Gala Dinner  How the great poses? “We do it all the time!”

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Lavender’s Blue + Fashion

Venn Diagram When fashion and interior design collide…

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Lavender’s Blue +

The Anticipation Off the red eye from Barcelona, Mary Martin’s on her way. Full entourage alert! In the top London fashion designer’s own catchphrase, “This will be amazing!”

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Preston Rock Garden + Brighton + Hove City Council

Take Two On either side of the busy Preston Road which connects the Victorian suburb to the Regency town are tranquil horticultural attractions: Preston Manor Walled Garden and Preston Rock Garden. Brighton + Hove City Council own both sites. The … Continue reading

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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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Clarance Hotel Lille + Lavender’s Blue

Unique Boutique Ok, it’s a feeble excuse. But since Lavender’s Blue have once again been asked to sit on the Nominations Committee of the World Boutique Hotel Awards, we simply had to hop on Eurostar Business Premier to five star … Continue reading

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