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Old Town Chambers Edinburgh, Luxury Serviced Apartments

3rd April 2018

I was recently in Edinburgh for a few business meetings and decided to make it an overnight stay so I could join friends for dinner. One of my meetings was to meet the interior designer and see a preview of the design scheme for the newest hotel opening in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Grand, which is part of the Lateral City Apartments group. This group currently have 3 properties with the Edinburgh Grand being it’s latest and the other two being…

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Paris Design Week 2018

30th January 2018

At the start of each year, the Interior Design world heads to Paris for Paris Design Week. Paris always delivers a glamorous experience and let’s face it – everyone loves a weekend in Paris – even in January when it’s freezing cold. We stayed in a fab little hotel called Le Saint, perfectly formed, perfectly french and served a damn good late night cocktail. Plus it had this little plant stand just before the lift up to your room, where…

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Exploring traditional Florentine crafts with Silia

18th April 2016
Florence

I’ve had a fascinating few days in Italy. I’m usually there on holiday so going on business is a completely different experience – in a good way! I was hosted by the incredibly chic Illaria Balduino Sartori who is building a luxury brand that fuses modern and ancient techniques to create something new and exciting for the interiors market. There is a lot more about this brand than just the product, so I packed my bags and headed to Florence…

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Exploring Hong Kong

20th March 2016
hong kong victoria peak

After Shanghai, the next stop on my visit to Asia was Hong Kong. I didn’t have a show to attend here, but rather a few introductory meetings with some iconic brands and interior designers. Always one to maximise my time, I didn’t let the weather stop me and got out and about to experience the city too. First stop was the iconic Star Ferry which takes you from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. There were a couple of markets to…

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Fast trains, fab hotels, culture shock and Design Shanghai

11th March 2016
waterhouse on bund

Just two days in Shanghai and so much to report. It’s such a fascinating city, cutting edge modern mixed in with ancient tradition, and layered over that is extreme wealth and normal ordinary life. But it all just works, and that’s the beauty of travelling. You get to see things in a different perspective. Starting with the Maglev train from Shanghai Airport, it gets up to a speed of 430km/hour which means it takes only 8 minutes to get to the…

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