Category Archives: Hotels

Corinthia Hotel London + Dr Tara Swart

Food for Thought Does breakfasting at five star hotels make you cleverer? Yes is the answer, if you’re starting the day in Corinthia London’s Massimo Restaurant at . In a world first, the hotel has appointed a Neuroscientist in Residence. … Continue reading

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Abbeydene House Whiteabbey + Westminster Property Association Lunch + President Trump

Angels Unawares A phalanx of genteel residences, sphinx-like architectural sentinels, guards the east coast of Belfast Lough. Monuments to elaborately espaliered family trees, long forgotten aristocrats and plutocrats, sepia tinted sequins and foxtrots, Elysia lost to rampant suburbia. Sequestered by … Continue reading

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Merchant Taylors’ Hall City of London + The World Boutique Hotel Awards

Guild Secrets | Articulate Laurels | Materiality Tonight’s the night! We’re down at the seat of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, one of the 12 Great Livery Companies of the City of London. This medieval guildhall, protected from the … Continue reading

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Sanderson Hotel London + The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Friday Afternoon Adventures   Sometimes the weekend starts a little sooner than anticipated. We’ve disappeared down the bunny hole to a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party in Sanderson. The hotel where larger than life Philippe Starck first played with surreal scale … Continue reading

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The International Property Awards + The Music Box Southwark

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Gala Dinner “My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen and very special guests…” Taylor Wimpey Central London’s latest scheme has won a High Commendation Prize at The International Property Awards. The awards are sponsored by The Telegraph … Continue reading

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Rathmullan House Donegal + The Tap Room

Aalto Pitch | Lucid Camera | A Play on Words | Studium et Punctum “The Photograph belongs to that class of laminated objects whose two leaves cannot be separated without destroying them both,” Roland Barthes. “Ireland is a staging point beyond … Continue reading

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The Pink Panther + The Goring Hotel London Afternoon Tea

Piece of Cake Sapphires or rubies? To tiara or not tiara? The Lanesborough afternoon tea or The Goring afternoon tea? It’s a close run thing, but The Goring steals the crown. It has the stamp of royal approval. Literally. ER … Continue reading

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Saint Hill Manor + Standen House + Ockenden Manor Afternoon Tea

To The Manor Born | Hearts and Crafts | Strawberry Fields Somewhere between London to Brighton, anywhere lost in rural Sussex, deep in the midst of nowhere lies Ockenden Manor. A Grade II* Elizabethan house, it’s now a privately owned … Continue reading

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Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon + San Jorge Roof Terrace

Summertime Gladness Lisbon’s mercurial mix is intoxicating, and made all the more sparkling by its simultaneous and very definite continental dynamic. John O’Connell, designer of ‘The best room in London’ according to The Times, doesn’t hold back, “Lisbon is like … Continue reading

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Sammy Leslie + Castle Leslie Glaslough

As Time Goes By | The Rear View  John Betjeman, Winston Churchill, Marianne Faithfull, Paul McCartney, W B Yeats and Lavender’s Blue have all been. The great and the good, in other words. In recent years thanks to Sammy Leslie … Continue reading

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