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Africa Fashion Week London 2019 + Mary Martin London

More Than Many Sparrows “Mary Martin London stole the 5pm show with a colourful menswear collection.” Africa Fashion Week London official spokesperson Multi award winning fashion designer Mary Martin took the capital by storm at this year’s Africa Fashion Week … Continue reading

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Queen Diambi Kabatusuila Tshiyoyo Muata of the Bakwa Indu People of the Luba Empire Kasaï Democratic Republic of Congo + Lavender’s Blue

Remember Us This Way In the midst of the boldness and brilliance that is Africa Fashion Week London, Her Royal Highness Queen Diambi arrives peak afternoon with Her Royal Entourage. The African Queen graciously shares her wisdom: “It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Grange Estate + Festival Hampshire

Cono Sur   It is one of the greatest flowerings of Greek Revival architecture in Europe. Yet it wasn’t purpose built: it’s a radical remodelling of an earlier building. This is the story of how a Restoration house in rural Hampshire … Continue reading

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Mary Martin London + Mary Martin Men

Apollo “My God is my foundation in whom I serve,” declares fashion designer Mary Martin. And what God given talent she possesses – in reams! Electrifying the catwalks, flooding the fashion spreads and raining down pure glamour on clients in … Continue reading

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Pullman Dining Car + Great Western Railway

Pirates In another of life’s satisfyingly alliterative moments, we’re punch happy on the Pullman from Paddington to Penzance. Great Western Railway calls it “one of Britain’s best kept secrets”. This is the West Country’s very own Orient Express. Starched linen, … Continue reading

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Carrigart Hotel Donegal + Soufflé

Fair Dos | No Bother  “The Carrigart Hotel was dead fancy! It really was The Place To Go To. They even served soufflé!”

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The Atlantic Drive Donegal + Downings

Existential and Pragmatic Reality So many peninsulae, so little time. Nowhere does the magnetic draw of Donegal pull more strongly than Downings and its radial route of suspense, The Atlantic Drive. Ethereal expanses of shining sand, at once quotidian and … Continue reading

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Daphne’s Restaurant South Kensington London + Bamford Haybarn

Some Like It Very Hot Macaronis and cheese anyone? That’ll be our movie. Moving on, we’ve got the hottest table in the coolest restaurant on the hottest day of the year. More Sahara than Siberia. Hot in the city. While “Daphne” … Continue reading

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Le Détroit Restaurant Calais + Serge Clabault

Crickets and Cockerels The country lanes around Calais are lined with wild roses and poppies framing fields of barley and corn. This coastal restaurant in Hauts de France region though is named after the small town of Le Détroit in … Continue reading

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Museé des Beaux-Arts + Conquête Urbaine Calais

Calaisfornia Dreaming On a summer’s day. Liberal Christian philosopher Marilynne Robinson speaks: “What is the errand you came to flesh upon? It’s yours, not somebody else’s. Do you know what I mean? And it’s beautiful, and it has much potential … Continue reading

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