Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cricketing Legend

Come the long days of summer, no English country House would be complete without idyllic images of men in full whites playing cricket – and the Goodwood Estate, West Sussex does not disappoint. With the thatched pavilion and ground situated … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées

Knowledge of an area sometimes does not prepare you for its staggering and unexpected beauty. Thus it was so, for me, with Albi, a medieval town within the Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees. (Flydrive to Toulouse from the UK with easyJet and smooth … Continue reading

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Five things to do in West Sussex & Hampshire

Base camp is the newly-refurbished Goodwood Hotel on the Goodwood Estate and our four other suggestions crisscross over the county boundaries of West Sussex and Hampshire – or as we locals tend to call it, the county triangle! With starting room … Continue reading

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The view from my hotel: Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Flying into Toulouse recently (direct flights with easyJet from the UK to Toulouse-Blagnac), my mission, to find out more about the Tarn area of Midi-Pyrenees, I have completely fallen for the medieval city of Albi.  How could you not do … Continue reading

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Shaken not stirred: Magellan’s Cocktail List – Magnificently Mesmorizing Margherita!

When we were staying at the beautiful Viceroy Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico, recently, soaking in the tranquillity of the ancient and primitive Mayan tropical forest, we came under the resort’s spell and before we knew it, we were jumping behind the bar, mixing up a few devilishly delicious cocktails … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Bob Dylan at The Savoy

Bob Dylan stayed at The Savoy London in 1965, while on tour in the UK and he lived at The Savoy while D.A. Pennebaker filmed the documentary “Don’t Look Back”.  The Beatles, by the way, visited Dylan at The Savoy, … Continue reading

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The Goodwood Hotel: Reborn

For an interior designer of the calibre of Cindy Leveson, of Leveson Design, working closely with an Estate such as Goodwood is, in many ways, like working on the Forth Bridge!  Cindy recalls that she first started her collaboration with The … Continue reading

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