重拾英式貴族生活
Royal Encounter

Celeste_0386

英國近年捲起一陣古典風,對於往日貴族的生活品味份外嚮往。英式牆紙、古董鈕扣沙發、圖案地氈,再加一杯
威士忌,重現舊時英式紳士的日常。由英國倫敦至愛爾蘭各地,重拾上世紀英式風味,見識不同風情的貴族生活。
In recent years, a resurgence of interests is in the Edwardian lifestyle of UK. From classy wallpaper and
antique sofa, to lush carpet and a rich glass of whisky, elements of the old British times are making a
comeback. From London to Dublin, get a taste of the historic British high life.

15724724_1831161233813233_7663645537695908061_o

瑰麗酒店——Vintage Style


Lanesborough 酒店位置就在騎士橋,在倫敦的心臟地帶。酒店位於倫敦高貴地段,於白金漢宮的對面,亦鄰近海德公園、Mayfair 等上流社區,附近還有許多倫敦著名畫廊及名店,令旅客可以隨時遊逛在攝政皇朝風格的瑰麗氣息當中。酒店裝潢融合英國攝政時期的古典建築和現代設計,金碧輝煌,優雅大方。從浮雕天花、水晶吊燈,到牆上的十九世紀畫作和地上的精緻地氈,處處盡見心思。客房向來以全倫敦最優雅馳名,讓人聯想起豪華宅第。所有房間都有著倫敦最高水準裝潢,全部皆由世界著名的室內設計師阿爾貝托.平托設計,配有古董的武器、桌椅、以及不同藝術作品,瀰漫著藝術氛圍。浴室則鑲嵌著頂級意大利大理石,再配上英國香水大師羅亞.多芬專門為酒店訂製的一系列衛浴用品,盡現奢華。華麗的客房中以「皇室套房」(The Royal Suite)最為奢華,佔地 450 平方米,內裡有 7所獨立臥室,一間飯廳,還有自家廚房及兩間客廳,每一角都是匠心獨運之作。

Located at Knightsbridge, across the street from Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, the Lanesborough is erected in one of London’s most noble and historical districts. With numerous galleries and brand name stores, visitors can all be pervaded by the atmosphere of Regency Period.Coincides with the new trend of noble vintage, the hotel is recently renovated with the classic Regency style, stuffing with a luxurious interior in lavish ceiling, Wilkinson chandeliers, 19th-century artworks and exquisite carpets. The hotel rooms are renowned for its ultimate elegance in London, with the interior design by Alberto Pinto. The bathrooms are inlaid with top Italian marbles and place the toiletries customized by famous fragrance expert Roja Dove. Among all, the 450-square-metre Royal Suite is the most luxurious with 7 bedrooms, a dining room, a kitchen and two living rooms.

15289272_1819426498320040_2325047614161722589_o

若說倫敦是小世界,倫敦的酒吧就是小世界中的濃縮版。到酒吧「喝一杯」是英國人工餘飯後的指定動作之一,就連國家主席習近平到英國外訪時,都要跟當時的英國首相卡梅倫到地道酒吧一嚐當地重口味黑麥啤酒。倫敦酒吧文化精彩,細嚐威士忌、淺酌啤酒,各式其式。Lanesborough 酒店酒吧 The Garden Room 和 The Library Bar 亦見瑰麗,木板牆身、實木小桌、舒適沙發,配合長蠟燭,處處展現貴族風采。兩所酒吧均供應陳年威士忌及干邑,最富歷史的一支為 1770 年釀造干邑,比法國大革命還要早。The Library Bar 同時供應一係列的雞尾酒和香檳,最受女士及旅客歡迎。

While the pub culture is so important to England that even China’s President Xi had to share a pint with former Prime Minister David Cameron in a village pub, the Lanesborough’s own pubs are also hard to miss. Decorated with an equally elegant class, the Garden Room and the Library Bar offer some of the best aged whisky and cognac, while the latter also serves various cocktails and champagnes for the ladies’ delight.

buy_shutterstock_146020730

貴族時光Noble Times

亨利·詹姆斯在其小說作品《貴婦畫像》如是說:「在某些情況下,生活中很少有比把時間用在名為下午茶的儀式上更令人愜意的事了。」

飛往倫敦的路程漫長,下飛機後直奔舊城最古雅又最享負盛名之大酒店 The Ritz London,只想在風和日麗時光,還可享受那一頓豐盛的英式下午茶。這是早三個月前預訂酒店時,朋友叮囑一定要同時預訂在金碧輝煌的「棕櫚廳」享用一場看與被看的名人時尚圈指定的下午茶時光。

早在上世紀初,The Ritz London 已特地為英國上流社會設計了這個充滿夢幻感的時尚大廳,那時貴族們都暱稱這裏是他們的冬日花園。中央鳥籠樣式高吊燈下,是一座噴泉拱着的金雕像,四周牆上都是鏡子與鍍金鑲花,映照得大廳格外閃爍,處處是綻放的璀燦花卉,絕對是體驗衣香鬢影社交生活的經典場景。事實上這裏對客人的著裝也有嚴謹的要求,男士要穿筆挺西裝結領𧘹、女仕要穿優雅裙裝,否則你是名人也一概不准入內!這自然是英倫老派紳士及淑女所崇尚的「整齊著裝是對別人的尊重,也是對自己的尊重。」

“Under certain circumstance there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Quote from Henry James’《The Portrait of a Lady 》, pretty much sums up the importance of afternoon tea for a British bourgeoisie.

Having afternoon tea at Ritz London’s Palm Court is a special occasion in itself. Established in early last century, the world-famous tea room, originally named the “Winter Garden”, was specifically designed for British royalty, politicians and celebrities.

ritz london - Deluxe-Suite-lounge-21-close-up-1900w

 

說到名人,來 The Ritz London 隨時也會碰上名門貴冑,若是英女皇來到的話,大家都要行個半屈膝禮,貝克漢姆和維多利亞坐在你身邊的話,你也不用太過緊張,隨意點個頭就可以!這裏總不乏結着絲綢領巾的明星、曳地長裙的女伯爵,在這裏大家都放下傲慢身段,展開春日的微笑!從英式三層下午茶層架最底層的英式鬆餅一路吃上去,塗點德文郡奶油和草莓果醬,人生也好像一直往上流。七、八十款紅茶還有綠茶和黑茶,若果命運總能有這好幾十種選擇有多好!五星級大酒店的悠閒下午茶時間總是教人感到短暫,人生倥偬啊!幸好高貴的下午茶總是可以讓你隨意打包美味的甜點帶走,回到房間還可延續這浪漫的下午!

Under all the gilded mirrors and dazzling chandeliers, all guests are required to dress probably, unless you want to look bad in front of possible distinguished guests such as the Queen or the Beckham couple. Some may see this as a star-spotting activity, but everyone seems to forget their social status and enjoy their own tea, among 7-80 choices of red, green and black, while having the delicous cakes and sandwiches.

尊貴莊園The Prestige Ballyfin Hotel

若追求更尊貴的莊園體驗,Ballyfin 是不二之選。佔地逾 200 萬平方米 (600 英畝),酒店為其 20 間套房的旅客提供貼心及舒適的五星級服務。大宅建於 1820 年代,第一代擁有人 Coote 家族住了一世紀後,因愛爾蘭當時醞釀獨立,政治動盪,業主將大宅賣掉。大宅其後被改建成一所學校,一直營運至 2002 年。經過九年修復,大宅於 2011 年再次打開大門,成為一所高級酒店。大宅是愛爾蘭新古典建築風格的代表作,長長車道的盡頭是大宅門前的石階。大門打開,羅馬馬賽克地板先入眼簾,是 Sir Charles Coote 和妻子 Lady CarolineCoote 在 1822 年從旅途中帶回來的。兩夫妻當時非常富有,昔日的奢華生活在大宅中仍處處可見。而石膏雕刻天花、木地板,和大理石柱,都不及大堂上萬年歷史的愛爾蘭鹿角引人入勝。樓梯旁掛著不同年代 Coote 家族的肖像畫,屋內的銀器、傢俬,通通都是古董。莊園內有不少花園、古木,更有一些饒有特色的建築物,如一座仿中世紀的塔樓。屋內最大的套房逾 100 平方米,而每所套房都盡量還原大宅原先設計,住客就像
置身於古典英式貴族華麗生活之中。晚餐招待就更具氣派,住客先享用餐前酒,再被安排至裝潢華麗的飯廳進餐。住客更可參觀大宅內的酒窖,選擇伴餐良酌。
For an ultimate manor house experience, Ballyfin is probably your best choice. Set in more than 600 acres of country land since 1820s, the 5-star luxury country house hotel is regarded as the most exclusive Regency mansion in Ireland. A former residence of the Coote family followed by many years as a school, it has been restored for eight years before being reopened as a hotel since 2011, providing 20 comfortable bedrooms.From century-old portraits of the Cootes to the grand furniture and antiques, Ballyfin combines magnificence and intimacy with the finest Irish interiors
while receiving guests with a unique Irish hospitality, serving full board in their exceptional dining room without worrying about the slightest detail.

黑啤搖滾盛典Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin

回到首都都柏林,大城市風光與郊外景色截然不同。Temple Bar 是都柏林的夜生活著名景點,酒吧內外的樂手彈奏多首沸騰樂曲,鵝卵石路上氣氛高漲。附近的 Clarence Hotel 更為愛爾蘭著名樂隊 U2 的主音 Bono 和結他手The Edge,以及他們的生意夥伴所擁有。兩位樂手在 1992 年買下當時殘舊的酒店進行改裝,並於 1996 年重新開幕,是搖滾樂迷朝聖的必到之地。健力士黑啤可說是愛爾蘭其中一個最為人熟悉的品牌,都柏林的健力士黑啤廠更不可錯過。距離 Clarence Hotel 僅 10 分鐘的車程,旅客可在廠內了解黑啤的歷史和製作過程,更有試飲環節,學習利用舌頭不同的部位細細品嚐黑啤的深層香氣和味道。參觀中最好玩的環節,莫過於專人指導旅客倒出一杯以頂層濃密泡沫見稱的完美健力士黑啤。完成後,除了手上的免費啤酒外,還會獲發證書一張。
Stepping away from the Irish countryside, Dublin’s vibrant metropolitan offers a striking contrast of the Irish spirit. Regarded as the capital’s cultural quarter, the Temple Bar district is famous for
its brilliant nightlife, where travelers enjoy their drinks in lively music.The nearby Clarence Hotel, bought by iconic rock band U2 lead singer Bono, lead guitarist The Edge and their business partners in 1992, has been refurbished and reopened since 1996 to become a must-see attraction for Rock ‘n’ Roll fans.For dry stout lover, a trip to the Guinness Storehouse is an experience you can’t miss. Being one of the most recognized brand in the world, Guinness offers an intimate tasting experience like nowhere else, while guests can also learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy.
太陽旅遊
提供一站式旅遊、酒店及娛樂訂務服務
查詢熱線:+853 8891 1988
Sun Travel
Provide one-stop tourism, luxury accommodation and worldwide
entertainment booking service with extraordinary style
Enquiry: +853 8891 1988
0
No tags 0