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Frames, facades, finials and flourishes: the buildings blog


I have a window fetish. There, I’ve said it. Mullions or muntins* of different widths make my hair stand on end; clean lines bestow calm and order to even the most carelessly designed building. Simply put, both God and the Devil … Continue reading

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First impressions: the prêt à porter (re)collection


The black lace skirt with flesh tinted lining, a pale yellow silk blouse, one richly floral Chinese dress and a pair of black suede heels. These represent a handful of perfect pieces that hold memories, some momentary others momentous but … Continue reading

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Sicily and the art of slow


Mr Smart, Head of Art is ultimately responsible. Chatting last term to Beautiful Boyfriend (mine, not his) he recommended as the starting point for our imminent vacanza, a swanky Palazzo apartment owned by a Countess he happens to know. Palermo … Continue reading

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Carry On Construction: the modular home and merchant banker


My PR consultancy closed its doors some time ago, so I was surprised and pleased to be approached last November by a trio of Gentlemen to whom I had been recommended for management and media services. Flattering indeed. The Gentlemen … Continue reading

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