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The Revue, March 2020

By Lena Dystant

Jul 13, 2022

The Revue, March 2020

The Revue returns for March with a fine selection of things to eat, read and gaze upon across the globe, from icons of contemporary architecture, to a North London cheese and wine hangout - we’ve got you covered.

SEE: Guido Guidi, Moon Faces, Large Glass Gallery, London 

Large Glass gallery hosts an exhibition of work from famed Italian photographer Guido Guidi. Best known for his landscapes capturing unfamiliar scenes across rural corners of his home country, this selection of work takes a completely different direction, looking instead to the night sky for inspiration. Moon Faces, created between 1968-99, illustrates the artist’s fascination with both the moon and the light it casts, ordinary scenes made extraordinary by shadow and reflection. Catch the exhibition, and find more of Guido Guidi’s work in a small selection of books currently stocked at Drake’s Savile Row store.

Until 17th April, 392 Caledonian Road, London N1 1DN

DRINK: Tabac, Tufnell Park, London

A former tobacconist, Tabac took over this compact space on Fortess Road, Kentish Town, in 2019, two doors down from its sister venue, restaurant Patron. A cosy French bar that gets just about everything right: soft lighting, great music at the right volume and good people behind the bar, Tabac is best known for its generous wine pours and a very moreish ‘St Germain’ cocktail. If that’s not enough to tempt you in, there’s a top selection of cheese on offer and a truffle salami that might just change your outlook on life.

16 Fortess Road, NW5 2EY, London

STAY: Dá Licença Hotel/Gallery, Alentejo, Portugal

The Portuguese countryside may not receive the same intense exposure as the Loire Valley or the Basque Country, for example, but that’s no reflection on its beauty or diversity of landscape. Take Alentejo for example. A vast south central region, it boasts incredible locations both on the Atlantic side and further inland, and yet remains relatively under the radar. Dá Licença, a hotel and gallery on the site of a former olive mill, finds itself in the northeast of this 10,530 square mile stretch of land. Renovated in 2013, lime washed walls play backdrop to artwork and furniture collected over decades by owners Victor Borges and Franck Laigneau. Overlooking rolling hills and lush farmland, this peaceful stop off is the ideal base to explore this underrated region. 

Outeiro das Freiras, Santo Estêvão, 7100-580 Estremoz


READ: Herzog & de Meuron 001-500, Simonett & Baer

An in-depth tribute to the work of a prolific studio, Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron are celebrated in this incredible tome, featuring 500 projects from across the globe. Each copy bearing a unique rainbow-hued cover, this limited edition release examines big name and lesser-known builds, from Tate Modern to Puerto de Santa Cruz, Tenerife. 

An edition of 2,800, available to order now.

VISIT: 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London. 

The former home of architect Erno Goldfinger (Trellick Tower, Alexander Fleming House) 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, reopens for 2020 this March, offering visitors a chance for some up-close snooping in this self-designed property. North London is home to a range of incredible modernist properties, and this particular location has been under the care of the National Trust since 1995. Completed in 1939, the house contains some incredible Goldfinger-designed furniture alongside his personal collection of art and objects from the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Bridget Riley and Max Ernst. 

Open Wed-Sun, 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH




PRODUCT FOCUS: Brown, Navy and Green Overcheck Wool-Cotton Jacket

A 50/50 linen and wool mix, this classic Italian-made jacket takes the traditional brown and navy check up a level with a flash of green, courtesy of a windowpane overcheck. In an easy to wear soft-shouldered cut, cooler fabrics are matched with an unlined finish making this one a year-round favourite.

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