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LOVELY LOVELY LONDON…and a Masterpiece Theatre-like Side Trip

By Rose Hartman
Friday, 8/5/2011 3:29 PM

My recent trip to London was nothing less than memorable, from dinner on exuberant Zandra Rhodes' terrace in the East End, to photographing and lunching with the delightful Lady Kingsley (wife of the legendary Ben Kingley) in their charming Spelsbury home (unfortunately, Sir Kingsley was in NY shooting his latest film), catching a Yohji Yamamoto retrospective at the V&A, seminal images of Hungarian photographers (Capa, Brassai, etc.) at the Royal Academy, Toulouse-Lautrec at the Courtauld, Cy Twombly at Tate Modern (highlighted by a small glass vase of white roses to memorialize his passing), securing the last ticket to an Arnold Wexler play at the Royal Court theatre, visiting the witty and brilliant hat designer Stephen Jones in his exquisite boutique, strolling through historic Brick Lane with its sari-filled Indian shops and endless restaurants, enjoying delectable guinea fowl in a quintessential English pub, visiting privately-owned 187-room Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire ... Read More

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