• Claridge’s unveils Dolce & Gabbana designed Christmas tree

    by  • November 18, 2014 • Life.Style.etc Loves, News • 0 Comments

    Dolce & Gabbana Xmas Tree at Claridges 2014

    Legendary Mayfair hotel Claridge’s has put the decadent into decoration with its Christmas tree concept this year. Designed by long-time friends and guests of the hotel Dolce & Gabbana, the show-stopping 8-footer, which greets guests in the hotel lobby  was inspired by the fashion designer duo’s childhood memories. Having long been a festive landmark, the Claridge’s Christmas tree attracts visitors and Londoners alike each year, but this tree marks the fourth year the hotel has invited one of its favourite guests to create and decorate the tree in their own unique style.

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    Royal College of Art and Sir John Soane’s Museum collaborate on new designs

    by  • November 13, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Max Warren’s A Brush with Soane

    We love to visit Sir John Soane’s Museum at this time of year – there’s no place quite as atmospheric as the former home of the great architect with its Regency style, wealth of art and antiquities and, of course, its fabulous shop! So now there’s even more reason to visit as the winning designs of a competition set up by Sir John Soane’s Museum in collaboration with the Royal College of Art have been revealed and are on show at the museum.

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    Cecil Beaton works on show at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

    by  • November 11, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’, 1963 (Cecil Beaton) ©The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s

    Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’, 1963
    (Cecil Beaton)
    ©The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s

    A new exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s iconic photographs is opening at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler on Brook Street next week.  ’Cecil Beaton at Home – Town and Country’ curated by Andrew Ginger, delves into the world of Beaton’s three houses – Ashcombe and Reddish in Wiltshire and Pelham Place in London – charting his changing tastes and developing skills as an interior designer over the years. The influential photographer, costume and interior designer, illustrator and diarist had a long-standing friendship with Sibyl Colefax, who became a frequent guest at Beaton’s house in Ashcombe. The display also reunites Beaton’s previously unseen photographs from Sotheby’s with his artworks and possessions.

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