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David Linley + Highclere Castle

Inside the Box Thanks to a certain Sunday evening wind down from the wild weekend historisoap, Highclere Castle is as recognisable as the Houses of Parliament. Golden Bath stone Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite pilasters framing corner turrets ascend to … Continue reading

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Jean-Christophe Novelli + Home House

London’s Most Exclusive Restaurant Ding dong. It’s Lavender’s Blue’s Christmas lunch. Where to, where to? Our second stately home, of course. Homely Home House. Anthony Blunt’s former home; raffish types clearly in the past. Home is where the heart is and … Continue reading

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Royal Mint 2014 Chinese Lunar Coin + Wuon-Gean Ho

The Whole of the Moon Like a scene from the movie Night at the Museum, the V+A is transformed as darkness falls. A rainbow of lights sends the angels in the architecture spinning in infinity to the melody of a … Continue reading

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Robert O’Byrne + Thomas Heneage Art Books

A Knight in London  A life in sound bites and superlatives; there’s no hiatus in the hyperbole. Friday evening. Thomas Heneage Art Books is back to back with aristos and aficionados. It’s the launch of Robert O’Byrne’s brilliant biography of … Continue reading

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Ely House + The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus

Bram’s Lullaby Lavender’s Blue visit one of Dublin’s grandest and most historic houses. Following a herculean £5 million restoration, Ely House has never looked better, adapted and ready for its fourth century of continuous use. Now that’s what we call … Continue reading

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