From fine art to cartoons, there’s plenty of appeal in Charleroi, says Harriet O’Brien
Lee Broom, £595. This tipple-top piece from the fêted designer is available exclusively in Chelsea's Shop at Bluebird. leebroom.com, theshopatbluebird.com
The Chandelier & Mirror Company, £195. This mirror's swirly patterning makes it delightfully kitsch. 01322 437 112, chandeliersandmirrors.co.uk
Get ready for the day ahead the smart way. Whether it’s an Art Deco design classic or a simple modern style, this selection is beautiful in itself...
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My parents were... My father was a GP, my mother was a teacher and amateur actress. My father was a bit of a storyteller, but the acting influence must have been from her – yes, put it down to my mother.
These days, this hotel in the Lakes is well received. But that wasn't always the case, says Mark Rowe
Previously hidden amid the Barbican complex, the story of the capital's history at last has a decent platform
In design, how many styles persist as an instant visual shorthand for elegant fun and relaxed sophistication more than 80 years after their creation? There's only one answer to that question: the Art Deco of the 1920s and 1930s, whose gleaming chrome, sinuous curving lines and luxurious geometry remain a must-have for restaurateurs keen to ride out the recession.