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Orientalism & Chinoiserie architecture around Europe

Barcelona, Potsdam and Brighton are all home to some important and extensive Orientalism & Chinoiserie architecture around Europe.

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Blanch House – boutique hotel in Brighton, England

Brighton seemed to me to be full of boutique hotels—probably why it’s so popular with the gays (or maybe I have that the other way around?)… Anyways, the perennial favorite Blanch House which…

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Hotel Pelirocco: rock & roll hotel in Brighton

On my trip to Brighton I didn’t stay at the Hotel Pelirocco but I did go to the bar one evening to enjoy a cocktail (or two). The stylish boutique hotel isn’t located…

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Cupcake decorating in Brighton

One of the things I didn’t get to do much of last year while traveling was baking and cooking. I don’t spend much time in the kitchen, but on my recent trip to…

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Inside the Spirit of Chartwell—the royal barge for the Queen’s Jubilee

On my recent trip to Brighton with the England Tourism Board, I also had the opportunity to visit a few Royal sites in London. My knowledge of the British monarchy is pretty slim…

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From Berlin to Brighton for the weekend

Last weekend I had the chance to escape Berlin and visit Brighton for the first time. The last time I was in England was already over 5 years ago, so I was long…

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