In London, Evan Evans Tours partners with Red Carnation’s Rubens at the Palace. Take a picnic to the Garden at Buckingham Palace, ten minutes’ walk from the hotel. For the first time, Buckingham Palace invites the public, 9th July through to 19th September. Wander freely along winding paths, experiencing the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London. Marvel at the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees. Evan Evans has necessary tickets, and the hotel provides such typical picnic fare as finger sandwiches, home baked scones and Royal inspired pastries. Entrance is via the Royal Mews, directly opposite the hotel.
In New York, Sotheby’s evokes England’s literary past with its current exhibition, through next Wednesday, 9th June, highlighting a handwritten manuscript of Emily Brontë’s poems, with pencil edits by her sister Charlotte. Not surprisingly, this carries an estimate of $1.3 million to $1.8 million. It will later be included in a sale of over 500 manuscripts, letters, rare first editions and other artifacts from a number of canonical authors, including the manuscripts of two of Scotland’s greats, Robert Burns’ First Commonplace Book and Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy. The sale overall features what is known as the Honresfield Library, a private collection assembled by two Victorian industrialists that vanished from public view in the 1930s.
In Paris, influencers and luxury-lovers alike are waiting with bated breath for the imminent opening of Le Cheval Blanc. Hear the brand’s cities boss on podcast, below