Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

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…

New Book! The Making of Home

“In 1900, a young girl in a strange land was asked by a resident why she wasn’t content to remain in their ‘beautiful country’, but instead longed to return to the ‘dry. grey place she came from. She was astonished. She wanted to return there, she said simply, because there was ‘no place like home’ […] Read more…

Indoor Weekend Activity : The Barbican Conservatory

This Easter weekend isn’t looking as sunny as we all had planned – but as a Londoner well-versed to seasonal disappointments I have a well thumbed and visited list of indoor activities at my disposal! Last Sunday finding myself very alone with a toddler due to Dave’s delayed flight from San Francisco (we were hoping to […] Read more…

A New Look for Waterstones!

Earlier this week on my way back from the Heals Modern Craft Market, I walked down the busy main drag of Tottenham Court Road with my eyes darting all about the place as usual – trying to drink in the ever-changing landscape of retail on that side of town. Tottenham Court Road has never quite been […] Read more…

City Break: Long Weekend in Lisbon

I have just returned from a short but sweet first trip to a city that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Lisbon – Portugal’s capital city boasts a year round Mediterranean climate [it was a cat in the sun stretching 20 degrees this past weekend] old world European charm with cobbled streets and traditional […] Read more…

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

New Christmas Opening: Anthropologie Marylebone

Nothing signals the beginning of Christmas in London more than a sparkly new store opening – last year excitement was at its peak with US Homeware brand West Elm which filled a lonely corner of Tottenham Court road with joy and American charm. This year a new Anthropologie joins its Regent Street and Kings Road […] Read more…

Autumn Exhibition: Rembrandt The Late Works

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to the press preview of ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’ at The National Gallery which opens to the public today. Each time I visit one of our city’s beautiful museums I never fail to be astounded by the sheer grandeur and rich detail of our galleries. The National […] Read more…

The Dean, Providence

Who amongst us hasn’t fantasised about the bookish glamour of elite American colleges and dorms characterised in Hollywood films and TV sitcoms? I know for me it’s the functional but homely interiors featured in these narratives that really set off my daydreaming – nestled in a quintessentially American university campus with green and sprawling lawns […] Read more…

Faye Toogood NY Times House Tour

  I have written about London stylist Faye Toogood many times on my blog, I hugely admire her work and was lucky enough to have worked with her whilst I was an intern at The World Of Interiors many moons ago. She is also a lovely lady! Over the years she has developed an amazing […] Read more…

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