Category: Travel

123 PARIS – Evening Standard Travel hotel review, 12 Dec 2005

It’s all about looks at Le 123, the boutique hotel that slinked into Paris in June – so much so that on the guest questionnaire, five of the eight sections are concerned with whether or not you approve of the décor. Having previously transformed the three-star Hotel Lorette, architect-designer Philippe Maidenberg has been given free reign to have his way… Read more →

MASSERIA CIMINO HOTEL REVIEW – Mr and Mrs Smith, May 2010

Savelletri di Fasano, Italy, 29-31 May 2010 White and rust are the contrasting colours of the Masseria Cimino. White for the walls and furniture inside and out, the raised boulders that form the swimming pool and a TV room so completely devoid of other colours that it feels like we’re watching Italian gameshows in heaven. The rust appears in the… Read more →

DEEP SOUTH TRAVEL FEATURE – Evening Standard, Feb 2011

On the afternoon of December 4, 1956, someone was smart enough to press the record button when Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley all happened to be in the same room, jamming and jawing at Sun Studio in Memphis. It was a musical summit meeting historic enough to spawn a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar… Read more →