Friday, 7 September 2018

Notes from Rome - TripAdvisor doesn't always get it right

Certain rituals are honoured when travelling to foreign lands. Checking you’ve got your passport, when you’ve already padded down every..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 8 June 2018

Notes from Marrakech

In theory, if EasyJet flies somewhere, it’s likely to be bastardised by “stag” parties, screaming children who turn out not..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 4 May 2018

Review: Monet & Architecture at The National Gallery

Think of Monet and you may find that your mind naturally gravitates towards water lilies. Unsurprisingly so – the French..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 30 March 2018

Jolly good fun - a review of Charles II: Art and Power

While the world watches the outstanding Charles I exhibition at the RA (King and Collector), the exhibition dedicated to his..

By Constance Watson

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Restaurant review: Le Caprice

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By Constance Watson

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Charles I: King and Collector, a magnificent royal exhibition

‘A subject and a sovereign are clean different things’ declared King Charles I at the scaffold at Whitehall Palace on..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 5 January 2018

'Reflections' at the National Gallery: Review

If there are two people that bear grisly resemblance to how we all feel right now, they are Giovanni di..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 11 December 2017

Restaurant review: The Other Naughty Piglet

There are certain elements of ‘fine dining’ that make the ‘experience’ somewhat nauseating. The first is of course the phrase..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 13 November 2017

Dalí / Duchamp: a review

Salvador Dali, I fear, may be considered a ‘fashionable’ artist. One of the most vacuous things about the art world..

By Constance Watson