Category Archives: Town Houses

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires + La Mansión + Elena Restaurant

Perennials | Alias Graceful Harrods closed in 1999. Praise be then for that other stalwart of longstanding luxury still standing, the standing tall Four Seasons. This being exclusive Recoleta, a Beaux Arts mansion of seven hotel suites around a black … Continue reading

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Algodon Mansion Hotel Buenos Aires + Gerhard Heusch

High Flyers, Adored  Thankfully the money’s kept rolling in (and out) so it’s another suitcase in another bedroom. Stretching a rainbow tour of beauty. The art of the possible. Rest assured, not any old bedroom. Suite dreams in Buenos Aires’ … Continue reading

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Lisbon + The Doors

The Passages of Time Lisbon, where even the doors are hot.

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Ilchester Place + The Irish Georgian Society London Chapter Summer Party

A Narrative of the Time of Nero The 20th century redevelopment of the leafy Holland Estate has provided London with some of its most sumptuous neo Georgian homes. The style pendulum is in full swing, from Queen Anne meets Lutyens … Continue reading

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The Irish Georgian Society + 20 St James’s Square Westminster

Adam Fine House It’s a bit like painting a Siamese twin onto the Mona Lisa. And plonking a hat on her head. That’s what happened in architectural terms more or less (mostly more) at St James’s Square off Pall Mall. … Continue reading

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Comme Chez Soi + Hotel Amigo Brussels

Sprouting Brussels There are more painful ways to start the weekend than breakfasting on Sally Clarke’s bread rolls aboard Eurostar. Especially if it is preceded by dining at her eponymous restaurant the night before. Dinner was a set menu held … Continue reading

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Origin Gallery Dublin + Noelle Campbell-Sharp

Change of Art Several of her famous original social set including a former Taoiseach are dead but Noelle Campbell-Sharp is well and truly alive and kicking ass. The Charlie Haughey era is history but Noelle is the very present face … Continue reading

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l’Écrivain Restaurant + Baggot Street Dublin

Did the echo quickly fade or do you recall as well | We used to meet on Baggot Street beside the old hotel A Michelin starred restaurant named after the French word for ‘The Writer’ is an appropriate choice to hook up … Continue reading

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Henrietta Street Dublin + Lavender’s Blue

Writers’ Block Lavender’s Blue, 2015, “It’s a permanent film set, a black and white photograph, a frozen moment in the decline of the Ascendancy – squares of cobwebbed glass blind to the 21st century.” Christopher Hussey, 1979 1939, “There can … Continue reading

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Lady Colefax + Belgrave Square

Social Twirl More epicurean shenanigans. It’s barely midday in London – but it’s almost midnight in Shanghai. Cakewalk-o’clock. Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder, so we’re off to join fellow sophisticates for a G+T at the O+C. And maybe prawn … Continue reading

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