Archive of ‘Travel & Culture’ category

India Travels: Nicobar

So the name on everyone’s lips across the Arabian Sea is Nicobar, a gorgeous new fashion and home label set to define the ‘modern Indian voice’ by the geniuses at Good Earth (an iconic Indian home-store). The new label combines a whimsical aesthetic with contemporary pieces inspired by India – think diaphanous Kurta style dresses with inky blue […] Read more…

Modern Magic at Versailles by Olafar Elliasson

Whilst we are dreaming about 17th century Versailles – something entirely magical is happening in 21st century Versailles. Each year the Palace (of Versailles) holds an exhibition on its grounds by a major contemporary artist – this year Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson – best known for bringing a colossal sun into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for […] Read more…

New Show! BBC 2 Versailles

Versailles anyone? Based on life in the French Court during Louis XIV’s reign and his strategy for strengthening his hold on the country by the moving of political stronghold from Paris to the then tiny village of Versailles. The show’s luscious production reportedly cost 20 million, was partly shot in shot in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens […] Read more…

5 Star Luxury at Limewood

The month before Christmas, with our babysitter [my mum] rudely on holiday for what seemed like forever and us holding our eyes open with matchsticks, the three of us [including toddler] threw our cares to the wind and checked into heaven on earth – Lime Wood in the New Forest. A 5 Star Babington House-esque boutique […] Read more…

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