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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!” Advertisements

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Mary Martin London + Irish Fashion

A Pre Raphaelite Reordering

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Strawberry Hill House London + Horace Walpole

The Royal and Imperial Academy’s Study Leave Part I | Crittal Factor | Found Treasures Before the quips of Oscar Wilde there were the quotes of Horace Walpole. Take, “The world is a tragedy to those who feel but a comedy to … Continue reading

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Mary Martin London + Cecil the Lion Dress + Ireland

Worn with Pride “The way we are living, timorous or bold, will have been our life.” Seamus Heaney When it first appeared on the international runways, the now legendary dress created a media frenzy. The Huff Post and BBC World … Continue reading

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Villa Escher + Belvoir Park Zürich

Swiss Heir “You must have good taste!” exclaimed Lucy Worsley over lunch at the Marriott Grosvenor Square London last week. The Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces was looking resplendent in a red velvet dress. She was returning the compliment … Continue reading

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Mary Martin London + Ireland

The Moon Under Water | Ogee Romantic, feminine, elegant, unconventional, dreamy. You are about to enter another world. One of ghostly passageways and arresting narratives. One steeped in fantasy and subliminal presence. A demanding duchess? A languid lady? An actress, … Continue reading

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Crevenagh House Tyrone + Autumn

Beauty Call Astonished by our brilliance in front of behind the camera, the pictures speak for themselves.

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The Marshall Doran Collection + Belleek Manor County Mayo

China in Your Hand Belleek Manor, or Belleek Castle as it’s now called, is unique and we don’t apply that word obliquely. Surely it must be the only example of 19th century Gothic Revival meets 20th century Medieval Revival in … Continue reading

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Villa Patumbah Zürich + Zollikerstrasse

Smoking Hot It’s official. Smoking is good for your wealth. Or at least it was if you happened to be a tobacco plantation owner a century ago. With money to burn from his Sumatra based enterprise, in the 1880s Carl … Continue reading

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Villa Wesendonck Zürich + Museum Rietberg

Overtures in Exile | Canon Balls | Isolde’s Tower Its deep loggias are deliciously Palladian. Vicenza comes to Zürich. Its painted decorations are supremely Pompeiian. Naples arrives in Zürich. Although being Swiss, Leonhard couldn’t resist adding window shutters. The von … Continue reading

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