Monthly Archives: June 2012

Scone-troversy at Royal Ascot!

Perfectly serene, immaculately attired, be-hatted Britons, sedately enjoying this most Royal of occasions at Ascot can sometimes turn into ferocious warring tribes when it comes down to a very contentious issue.  The reason?  Well, The Savoy London‘s delicious scones for … Continue reading

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Colour & Innovation – Sèvres Porcelain Collection

The circular Card Room of Goodwood House – so called after Edward VII as he loved playing cards there – contains a rare collection of Sèvres porcelain and is thought by Rosalind Savill, an authority on Sèvres and the former … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Fred Astaire with his sister Adele at The Savoy

Dancer, choreographer, actor & movie star, Fred Astaire features in the sixth of our Vintage Photo Series, with his sister, Adele.  Fred’s stage and film career last over 76 years during which he starred in 31 musical films.  As Gene … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #5 – The Sassoon Presidential Suite, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai

One of the most prestigious, luxury hotel suites in Shanghai, the Sassoon Presidential Suite occupies the entire 10th floor penthouse of Fairmont Peace Hotel, where the hotel’s creator and former owner, Victor Sassoon, once lived. An entrepreneurial businessman and hotelier … Continue reading

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Letters, signs and notices

Since re-connecting with the world via my photographic lens last year, I have begun to notice and appreciate the wit, style and beauty to be found all around us – from the most upmarket frontage to the more mundane everyday … Continue reading

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The French League for the Protection of Birds celebrates 100 years

Outraged by the massacre of puffins by hunters in 1912, Lieutenant Hemery was moved to create an organisation that would promote the protection of birds across all the regions of France, thus the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) was born. Having gone … Continue reading

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Goodwood’s Astute Visionaries

From the First Duke of Richmond to the current heir apparent, the family have always had an eye and instinct for untested talent.  Goodwood House started life as a hunting lodge and over the generations has grown into the Estate it … Continue reading

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