Category Archives: Town Houses

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 + The Doors

A Tale of a Lot of Cities Clifton | Colónia del Sacramento | Birr | Edinburgh | Lille | Lisbon | Paris | Rotterdam. Around the world in 80 doors. Only 72 to go.

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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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Villa Kennedy Hotel + JFK Restaurant Frankfurt

Er | The Autobiography of Things So: 30 up, 20 to go. Cloudbotherers. In 2017 the price of new apartments in Frankfurt rose 25 percent. Hence the haste. It’s upwards and upwards. The Goldman Sachs rush. High cost high rise … Continue reading

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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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