Category Archives: Luxury

Bohemia Restaurant + The Club Hotel + Spa St Helier + Lavender Farm Jersey

Eternally Rhapsodising | Love in a Warm Climate “So here we are…having our lovely cake and eating it too, one’s great aim in life.” Nancy Mitford We’re up Green Street. Chasing stars, potentially flickering, preferably established, Michelin stars. Steve Smith, … Continue reading

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Trinity Restaurant Clapham +

Making a Meal of It Spending half our lives chasing Michelin stars across the Continent it’s easy to forget there’s one shining right on our doorstep. For the last decade. Lighting up the wild (south) west. Not so much up … Continue reading

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The Crespo Family + Le Channel Restaurant Calais

Burgher Joint “Son cadre, ses produits de la mer, ses vins…” Along Boulevard de la Résistance occupying a ground floor unit of a typical modernist Calais beachy block (think Corbu in Corfu) and looking diagonally across to Bassin du Paradis … Continue reading

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Harrington Hall + Harcourt Street Dublin

No.70 Named after Lord Simon Harcourt, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1772 to 1776, Harcourt Street is precisely what one expects of Georgian Dublin. A sheer cliff face of dark red brick penetrated by a grid of rectangular apertures. Doorcases … Continue reading

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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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Titanic Hotel Belfast + Harland + Wolff

Ships in the Night Harland + Wolff’s former headquarters was at the heart of Belfast’s shipyard. That’s where 1,000 ships including many of the world’s most famous ocean liners were designed and built. A Who’s Who of the seas: Canberra, … Continue reading

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Leonie Frieda + Louboutin

Red or Read “I always wear one primary colour,” quips the Swedish born Belgravia based former model Leonie Frieda. She’s dressed head to toe in black. Now a highly acclaimed writer, Ms Frieda is celebrating her hot off the press … 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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Lille + Méert Chocolaterie + Confiserie

Period Charm Lille. A little frayed round the edges. Faded grandeur. A touch crumbly. True chic amongst shabby chic. And on Rue Esquermoise, there’s Méert, the best decorated chocolaterie and confiserie imaginable. What’s not to love?

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The Franklin Hotel Knightsbridge + Anouska Hempel

Franklin Minted To be frank, it wasn’t the hardest decision in the world to while away a wintry Saturday afternoon, yes, the perfected world of a Saturday afternoon, wistfully tucked up in a swanky five star Knightsbridge hotel. Add Anouska … Continue reading

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