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Masterpiece London Preview 2016 + London Art Week

Here Come The Men in Red Coats  “Almost 75 percent of Kensington and Chelsea is covered by conservation areas,” Rock Feilding-Mellen duly told us over dinner at Clarke’s Restaurant on Kensington Church Street. He’s Deputy Leader of the Borough. “We’re … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue Opera + Selfridges

Postcode Lottery  It’s our anniversary. Time to celebrate. Christmas – with a little help from Selfridges’ luxury handmade Celebration Crackers – came early to Lavender’s Blue. We’re looking fresh for our 100th and not worn out at all by 1,000,000 hits. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Ireland + Hilton Park

Powers Hilton “The air breathed in is soporific; the distances hold other-worldly gleam.” Elsewhere erroneously attributed to the better known Irish architect Francis Johnston, the core of the current building was most likely designed by James Jones of Dundalk. The … Continue reading

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The Carriage Rooms + Montalto Ballynahinch

Building It Up Developed by an early whim of nature, Montalto is imagined to mean ‘high hill’. A sloping driveway rises past brick huts, a hazily remembered transition of the estate’s occupation by American soldiers during the Second World War. … Continue reading

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