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Goodwood Revival 2018 + Richmond Lawn Marquee

Early Autumn The War is over, the party’s begun. It’s a sepia tinted festival for the upper echelons. Goodwood Revival is all about the fashion dancing racing. Every September the West End comes to West Sussex as the Earl of … Continue reading

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Uphagen House + Courtyard Gdańsk

Peace + Tranquillity A burgher’s home originally dating from 1776, Uphagen House in the centre of Gdańsk is now a museum. It has the tall narrow frontage typical of the city and even more typical, an elaborate gable. The rebuilt … Continue reading

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Church of St Peter + St Paul Gdańsk

Bricks + Mortar Another day in Gdańsk, another church. Bombastic architecture for sure, blank walls and blind arches give St Peter and St Paul’s the look of a fortified castle – with a contrastingly fantastical wildly crenellated pitched roof on … Continue reading

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Gdańsk + The Doors

The D Word The Polish word for door is Drzwi.

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Pod Lososiem + Under the Salmon Restaurant Gdańsk

Very Sexy Fish Pod Lososiem translates as Under the Salmon. We decline the 40 percent proof Goldwasser liqueur or we’ll be Under the Table. The building began life in 1598 as an inn and distillery called Der Lachs (The Salmon). … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Sopot

Approaching the Russian Border The geometry of living: infilling a rough mosaic, we like to get around. Move over Budapest, grandeur has a new (to us) hotel.

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Mary Martin Fashion Designer + MML

Beyond the Veil | The In Crowd In haute couture it is called “le mouvement”. In Afrobeats it is called “workin it”. Combine the two and what do you get? A piece of Mary Martin London. Everyone wants a piece … Continue reading

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Inishowen + Lough Swilly County Donegal

Shot in Colour on a Tuesday Afternoon in Summertime Wherein is shown: nothing is ever truly black and white. The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Donegal I, 1833 to 1835: “Lough Swilly, though not the most frequented, is … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Parees

The Summer of Love | You’re a Star | The Guy’s the Limit  A first class lady and a first class carriage and a first class country house.

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Mary Martin London +

Bouquet Crochet Touché Some girls just wanna have fun!

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