Archive of ‘Travel & Culture’ category

Mini Margate + Ramsgate Guide

A few weekends ago – Easter weekend actually – the three of us visited Margate and Ramsgate for the first time and fell in love with it’s vintage seaside allure. Amongst the exodus of Londoners moving to the rapidly gentrifying ‘Kent Riviera’ as it’s fast becoming known – many of our friends have moved down from […] Read more…

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…

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