We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

Arriving at 31 Rathbone Place, the home of Lima in Fitzrovia, I’m told, after some confusion as to who I was and why I was there, to make my way downstairs, where I should find Virgilio Martinez . Descending from the long white, naturally lit restaurant to the dark blue basement area with its own…

The Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

The Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

Since its world-premiere at the International Exhibition of Modern and Industrial Decorative Arts in France in 1925, Art Deco has permeated countless creative spheres: from fashion, jewellery, art, and especially architecture. During the late twenties to the early thirties, London quickly became a hotspot for Art Deco architecture. From the impressive news buildings on Fleet…

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…