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King’s Lynn + The Doors

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Royal Academy of Arts London + Senate Room

Well Connected | Café Society A private tour of the soon-to-open new galleries and lecture theatre of the Royal Academy of Arts led by the Secretary and Chief Executive, Charles Saumarez Smith*. But first, morning coffee in The Academicians’ Room in … Continue reading

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Howth Harbour Dublin + Ireland’s Eye

The Beautiful Changes One word: entelechy. Howth couture: rocking new threads.

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Sir John Soane’s Museum + Emily Allchurch

Collage of the Titans After organising a hugely successful and academically driven Irish Georgian Society London work-in-progress tour of Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country home (due to reopen to the public next year), an invitation to breakfast at his … Continue reading

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Benburb Manor + Benburb Priory Tyrone

Macha’s Twins Benburb Manor in County Tyrone – red brick, chamfered bay windows, high gables – is like a suburban Belfast villa on steroids. It was built in 1887 to the design of the prolific architect William Henry Lynn when … Continue reading

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Glenarm Castle Walled Garden + Catherine FitzGerald

Lawns in Bawns “Kings, princes, and the wisest men of all ages, have some or other of them, taken singular delight in this exercise of planting, setting, sowing, and what else that is requisite in the well ordering of orchards … Continue reading

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Bonhams Restaurant London + Tom Kemble

Lots to Eat Its dual address summons up flattering visions of country estates and urban sophistication. Haunch of Venison Yard and New Bond Street. Neither entrance is entirely obvious. The former is through a passageway into a courtyard; the latter … Continue reading

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Benburb Castle + Wingfield’s Castle Tyrone

Fort Knocks Interventionist or repro? Previous generations had so such qualms. A Georgian house unabashedly cheek by jowl with a towerhouse, that most Irish of scenes. Transoms clash with sashes; battlements upstage parapets. Benburb Castle (sometimes called Wingfield’s Castle) does … Continue reading

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Ballygally Head County Antrim + Lavender’s Blue

The Mists of Time “And in that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine”

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Leonie Frieda + Louboutin

Red or Read “I always wear one primary colour,” quips the Swedish born Belgravia based former model Leonie Frieda. She’s dressed head to toe in black. Now a highly acclaimed writer, Ms Frieda is celebrating her hot off the press … Continue reading

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