For centuries, dogs can be seen in art to have played an essential part in the lives of royalty and the nobility. For example, the Pekinese was owned exclusively by Chinese royalty. The Bichon Frise rose to prominence in France during the Renaissance before becoming a favourite of the Italian and Spanish nobility. Continue reading “Popular Royal Dog Breeds – Is Your Dog Blue-Blooded?”
The Earl of Burlington’s £300 Million Shopping Arcade
Burlington Arcade in Mayfair is a historic London landmark that offers visitors an iconic luxury shopping experience. The elegant covered walkway is lined with dozens of designer boutiques. Like its neighbours, the private members’ clubs of St James’s, the arcade is a familiar haunt of individuals with noble titles and deep pockets.
If you’re keen to indulge in a designer shopping spree or are looking for elite Christmas gifts, Burlington Arcade could be your ideal destination. This 19th century innovation, which attracts four million shoppers annually, paved the way for modern shopping malls. Continue reading “Burlington Arcade – The Earl of Burlington’s £300 Million Shopping Arcade”
When you think about James Bond, the famous British secret agent created by novelist Ian Fleming, what springs to mind? Fast cars, daredevil escapades and martini cocktails (which must be ‘shaken, not stirred’) are all familiar to this suave gent. So too are crisp shirts, jackets, waistcoats and trousers. There’s even a guide devoted to his smart attire: Bond Suits. Continue reading “Why Savile Row Suits Are the Finest You Can Buy”