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6 Aug

The Lanesborough

*A version of this story appears in Harper's Bazaar Interiors Fall 2017 Issue Proudly placed between two royal parks facing Buckingham Palace and London’s fashionable arts district, The Lanesborough Hotel is a modern tribute to British elegance. Walking into the stately Lanesborough Hotel is akin to taking a step back in time… with a high tech twist. Gone are the crowded streets of central London; here is a place where butlers suited in grey bespoke suits open doors in a well rehearsed choreography of smiles and bows, where original artwork that rivals London’s galleries decorate the walls. Before you brush the hotel off as a traditional, buttoned up experience, it’s worthwhile to get to know why The Lanesborough continues to be a...
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17 Nov

The Colonnade

My husband and I were walking near Little Venice in a hidden corner of Maida Vale in London, talking about the Grace Kelly movie Dial M for Murder, when we happened upon this little hotel that looked like it could have been the setting of the famous Alfred Hitchcock film. From ladies having afternoon tea in the gorgeous little courtyard to the Grace Kelly reference, I vowed to stay there for a night. Turns out, we were in for a treat. Walking into the hotel is like taking a step back in time. How amazing is this lobby? Especially that knight in shining armour standing  guard near the window :D Rather than feeling stuffy or OTT, the decor comes across as quirky. Rather than...
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8 Aug

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Location, location, location. Steps away from Hyde Park, Harrods and trendy Sloane Street, the five star Jumeirah Carlton Tower is an elegant hideaway in Knightsbridge that is fit for a modern day princess. It's the first hotel that sprang to mind when I consulted the gorgeous UAE-based fashion designer and social media star Tamara Al Gabbani about her favourite hotel in London. Like her, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower is all about luxury, class and warmth. Sweet Suite That park view terrace really steals hearts. It's one of the reasons Tamara loves this city hotel. You can get the same view from your bedroom window if you book early enough to nab a park view room. The interiors are all cream and brown leather...
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