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Abbeydene House Whiteabbey + Westminster Property Association Lunch + President Trump

Angels Unawares A phalanx of genteel residences, sphinx-like architectural sentinels, guards the east coast of Belfast Lough. Monuments to elaborately espaliered family trees, long forgotten aristocrats and plutocrats, sepia tinted sequins and foxtrots, Elysia lost to rampant suburbia. Sequestered by … Continue reading

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The Violet Hour + Anne Davey Orr

The Violet Hour + Anne Davey Orr First there was London’s hottest hotelier. Then there was Ireland’s most charitable chairman. Hot on their high heels comes the polymathic Anne Davey Orr. For once, Lavender’s Blue are lost for words. Maybe … Continue reading

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Sion House Sion Mills + Celia Ferguson

We’re Marching to Sion Daphne’s, South Ken: voluminous pneumatic crowns all round at Astrid Bray’s moliminous blown up festive dinner party. ‘Twas the season. A party out of the top drawer, as F Scott Fitzgerald or Evelyn Waugh would’ve said. Grilled squid … Continue reading

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The Durdin Robertsons + Huntington Castle Clonegal

Carlow Sweet Chariot Every view of this multifaceted castle unveils a different vein. The gunpowder grey entrance front: rectilinear massing and rhythmic rows of windows. The steel grey driveway elevation: 12th century abbey ruins and pointy dormers between turrets. The … Continue reading

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Country Life + Mayfield House Portlaw

Lips Unsealed “If I was my house, I would sue you for libel. How dare you call it eccentric!” Hazel Dolling about Lissan House If art is anything you can get away with then architecture is whatever is there. The … Continue reading

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