Travel and Style: London & Oxford
NEW TIPS FOR TOWN & COUNTRY: HIGH CLASS IN LONDON AND A CULINARY HOTSPOT NEAR OXFORD
A romantic weekend for two is hard to imagine better than this combination: two great days in Swinging London and two days in a quiet place that fulfils all dreams of a country hideaway. In London, a stay in the reopened "Belmond Cadogan" is definitely worthwhile. With its only 54 rooms and suites in four connected townhouses at the noble Sloane Street, one enjoys the British understatement of a luxury residence. Pampered by the Scottish chef Adam Handling, who interprets English cuisine in a modern way in the gourmet restaurant of the same name. Double room starting at 527 Euros. The perfect complement: the "Belmond Manoir aux Quat'Saisons" near Oxford. Chef Raymond Blanc has held two stars for 35 years for his world-class gastronomy with the very best seasonal ingredients. He is supported by his mother, guardian of all home recipes, and Anne-Marie Owens, head of his eleven kitchen gardens. Double room starting at 765 Euros, belmond.com
Not to be missed: Chinese Fine Dining in the "Imperial Treasure", the first European outpost of the Asian restaurant collection, imperialtreasure.com.
A must for fashion lovers: the "Mary Quant" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with 120 original models, until 16 February 2020, vam.ac.uk.
GET THE London & Oxford LOOK:
1 Sunglasses "The Affair" made of acetate, by VIU, 145 Euros 2 Red gold ring with amethyst, quartz and diamonds, by FH Trautz, 1690 Euros 3 Slingbacks made of leather, by Dries Van Noten, 610 Euros
With her mini skirts and brightly colored, short patent coats Mary Quant (photo) heralded a fashion revolution in the sixties.