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Viscount + Viscountess Mersey + Bignor Park Sussex

Downy Grass with Tufts of Alpine Flowers | Catch the Slow Train to Dawn Bignor Park is quite simply the most romantic place in the South Downs. Not just the dream of a house, all shell pink walls and shuttered … Continue reading

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Cavanacor House + Cavanacor Gallery Donegal

Weathering Well An anaemic sun blurred against a bleached sky casts no shadows over the house or garden. Close the cast iron gates and the 10 acre estate folds in on itself. Set back from the coast, it’s a rural … Continue reading

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Lady Colin Campbell + Castle Goring Sussex

You Might As Well Live “Yawnsville, dahling, yawnsville!” Known – among many things – for her catchphrases, Lady Colin Campbell is never ever dull. And she doesn’t tolerate dullness in others. Certainly not in her castle in Sussex, at any … Continue reading

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The Salt Room Brighton Afternoon Tea + The Duchess of Bedford

Chips off the Old Block  Henry James: “Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. There are circumstances in which, whether you partake of the tea … Continue reading

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Trevor Newton + Dartmouth House Mayfair

The First September The new year really starts each autumn. As the first golden leaves fall, where is it possible to see The Wallace Collection, Sir John Soane’s Museum and a swathe of Parisian hôtels particuliers in one room? In … Continue reading

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris + La Cour Jardin

Up and About in Paris and London | Garden of Eatin’ | Another Political Party We fill the lacuna  Lunch where? Paris. C’est le weekend. We’re Ivy’d out midweek although the Soho and Tower Bridge Brasseries’ zucchini fritti and truffle … Continue reading

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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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Clifton + The Doors

Saturday Lunch So many Ivys, so little time.

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Lavender’s Blue + Townley Hall Louth

Thrill of the Chaste An immaculate concept, a late Georgian flowering. Townley Hall in County Louth came about in the closing years of the 18th century. Incredibly, the house was the first private commission for the 34 year old architect … Continue reading

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Colebrooke Park Fermanagh + Golgotha Dining Room

Stag Party

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