Dreaming back to the magnificent Bar Palladio in Jaipur where Italy meets India. Here owner Barbara Miolini and designer Marie-Anne Oudejans have created a fairytale environment with tented garden seating, turquoise floral murals and delicious textiles. It is the Italian take on India (think Harry’s Bar meets a maharaja’s palace), taken from a picture book from yesteryear. I am a huge admirer of this eclectic … Read More An Italian Bar in the Pink City
Beaverbrook Hotel is the stunning country residence of the press magnate Lord Beaverbrook. This boutique hotel has all the trademarks of classic British interiors (plenty of chintz, cozy armchairs, grand entrances), but without feeling dusty or stuffy. Interior Designer Susie Atkinson (Soho House) has captured the glamorous era of the 1930s with plenty of florals, lavish textiles and lots of beautiful detail. I am in … Read More A Very Big House in the Country
Some interiors make you feel like you’ve transported to a different era and a more glamorous and dramatic life. We recently stayed in the 15th century Venetian palazzo Ca’ Segredo – a dreamy hotel filled with magnificent frescoes, an imposing marble staircase, huge antique Murano glass chandeliers and gorgeous views over the Grand Canal.