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Buenos Aires + Milión

Where the L? “I will return and I will be millions,” Evita promised. Easy tigress. Milión will do. Cryptic love. What a darling house. Such extravagance of void. A triple height gallery like the inside of a wedding cake. A death defying stairwell. The hôtel … Continue reading

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Evita Museum + Buenos Aires

The Newest Argentina She’s the original icon, in every sense. It’s fitting that Museo Evita is in a gorgeous 1920s mansion that once housed her social foundation. An architectural requiem. Nostalgia in marble. Hypnotic melancholic melodrama, food to the spirit: … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Lavender’s Blue

Luxury Has a New 

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Marble Hill House + Marble Hill Beach Dunfanaghy

Untitled | Entitled | Titled Never filler; always killer (lines).

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Deal Town Kent + The Black Douglas Coffee House

East Coast Cooler It’s the last weekend of summer. As the train meanders past the chalky White Cliffs of Dover we come over all Vera Lynn. Altogether now: “There’ll be love and laughter; and peace ever after…” Although it’s hard not … Continue reading

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The Violet Hour + Eves

The violet hour. That time for reflection. Duality of role emerges as a theme. Lavender’s Blue have interviewed an hotelier + MD | a Chairman + social campaigner | a publisher + artist. Isn’t it about time to feature an … Continue reading

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Brighton + One

Kind Hearts and Minarets

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The Merrion Hotel Dublin + Paul Henry

Paint the Town Bed Oh yeah baby. Bring. It. On. It’s the five star hotel with a museum standard art collection. Peter van Lint’s Pool of Bethesda; Sir John Lavery’s Portrait of Eileen Lavery;  Louis le Brocquy’s Woman in White: you … Continue reading

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The Morrison Hotel Dublin + Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Shadows and Highlights All in the name of research, you’ll understand. No really. We – the Delphic Oracle of hospitality – have been asked to nominate candidates for the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The next ceremony is less than eight months away: … Continue reading

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Medeiros e Almeida House Museum + Café

The Shock of the Old and the New It’s the Van Loon Museum of Lisbon: historic interiors with contemporary interventions. A strictly guarded circuit ensures visitors view all three floors, six centuries, 27 galleries and 2,000 objects in a mannerly … Continue reading

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