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Sammy Leslie + Castle Leslie Glaslough

As Time Goes By | The Rear View  John Betjeman, Winston Churchill, Marianne Faithfull, Paul McCartney, W B Yeats and Lavender’s Blue have all been. The great and the good, in other words. In recent years thanks to Sammy Leslie … Continue reading

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The Violet Hour + Anne Davey Orr

The Violet Hour + Anne Davey Orr First there was London’s hottest hotelier. Then there was Ireland’s most charitable chairman. Hot on their high heels comes the polymathic Anne Davey Orr. For once, Lavender’s Blue are lost for words. Maybe … Continue reading

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Pont Street + No.11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel

Beautiful as a Story “Architectural fashion is often a reaction to what went immediately before. There’s even a perceptible difference between Pugin the father and Pugin the son’s work. The second generation architect’s designs are more rationalised,” observes artist and … Continue reading

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