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Copenhagen

I’ve been so busy that I am a little behind on my posts. I was recently in Copenhagen for work and then stayed for the weekend. It was a beautiful (and hot) week with a visit to Louisiana Museum, Arken Museum, the botanical gardens and lots of delicious food with great company. It’s such a fun city!

 

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Amsterdam

I had a great weekend in Amsterdam! A wonderful visit to the Museum van Loon, a canalside house built in 1672, named after the family that lived there from the 19th century. We had good food, walked along the canals and visited the Rijksmuseum.

Museum van Loon

Rijksmuseum

 

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Antibes and Beyond

I just spent a wonderful week on the Cote D’Azur! We stayed in Antibes and went on some great excursions. Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence is a family owned collection which includes work by Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Joan Miro and many more. We then drove to the charming town of Saint-Agnes, perched on the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. I’m already looking forward to my next trip! If you want to see more of my pictures, click here.

 

 

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Ai Weiwei

I just saw a fantastic Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy. The Chinese contemporary artist and political activist has investigated corruption and the Chinese government’s views on human rights for many years. This substantial retrospective includes comments on surveillance, craftsmanship, social media and traditional Chinese life.

It’s worth a visit!

 

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Copenhagen

I had a great couple of days in Copenhagen last week. A visit to the beautiful Louisiana Museum to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, interesting new nordic cuisine and great views of the city.

 

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

I had a wonderful weekend in Paris and a visit to the newly opened Fondation Louis Vuitton. With 11 galleries of different sizes, the building was designed and built by Frank Gehry and inspired by the Grand Palais. The glass building takes the form of sails inflated in the wind and the dynamic structure plays with light. The space and the collection are amazing and definitely worth a visit!

 

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Blenheim Palace

I had a great visit to Blenheim Palace this weekend. Built between 1705 and 1722, the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace was the home of Winston Churchill. Located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, it’s now the principal residences of the dukes of Marlborough. Very recently the Blenheim Art Foundation was created and the first ever exhibition (currently on) is Ai Weiwei, the prolific and social activist artist from Beijing. The grounds of the palace are beautiful, the house is stunning and I now have a new appreciation for Ai Weiwei’s work!

 

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Copenhagen

I just spent a few days in Copenhagen for work and really enjoyed it! It’s a beautiful city and I had a wonderful visit to Louisiana Museum, a contemporary art museum with a great sculpture park, just north of Copenhagen along the shore. It’s a city with interesting architecture, bicycles everywhere and a huge number of cool concept stores. It’s the perfect city for Thames & Hudson books!

 

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Tower of London Remembers

I went to the Tower of London over the weekend to see the poppy installation marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in World War I. There are 888,246 ceramic poppies which encircle the Tower and each one represents a British military fatality during the war. It’s a spectacular, moving and beautiful display!

 

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Bruton, Somerset

I had an amazing weekend in the charming town of Bruton in Somerset. About 2 months ago, the contemporary art gallery, Hauser & Wirth opened a location in Bruton. The multi-purpose arts centre also houses a delicious restaurant featuring locally-sourced produce. We then stayed At The Chapel, which is a beautiful, white, modern space with a bakery, restaurant, bar and 8 bedrooms. The whole experience was wonderful and definitely worth a visit!

 

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