Sarah Hanson's illustration of celebrities with 'invisible' homes
©Sarah Hanson

How to make your home ‘invisible’

Privacy is perhaps the greatest luxury anyone can buy, hence the trend for properties hidden from prying eyes and online searches

View of the American Impressionist-inspired garden at New York Botanical Garden’s Haupt Conservatory
©Robert Benson Photography

Gardens that made an Impression on US art

An exhibition at New York Botanical Garden celebrates the influence of gardening on American Impressionism

Robin Lane Fox

‘The Privy Garden, Hampton Court Palace’ by John Spyers ©State Hermitage Museum
Albums bought by Catherine the Great depict the English landscape architect’s years at the Palace

Mark Henderson, champion of British craft

The chairman of tailor Gieves & Hawkes on his battle to reignite craftsmanship and its uneasy relationship with capitalism

Should men learn to dance?

Perhaps children should be taught the waltz, the cha-cha and the jive rather than social studies or graphic design

A 10-bedroom château as well as several cottages on the edge of the city of Bordeaux, with 60 hectares of vineyard, producing about 400,000 bottles per year, €22m

Ripe time to buy a vineyard in Bordeaux

The cost of buying a chateau has barely moved since 2008

Clerkenwell Green and St James’s Church
©Roberto Herrett/Getty Images

Clerkenwell bucks central London trend

Home to alehouses and architects, the area’s raffish reputation is central to its appeal

©Filippo Bardazzi, Laura Chiaroni/SooS Chronic

Head of a Florentine winemaking dynasty

Lamberto Frescobaldi on the family’s ties to Dante, Cromwell and Henry VIII

View of Rock from Porthilly
©Malcolm Balmer

Cornwall’s Rock on a roll

Village is a hotspot for wealthy Londoners drawn to its gastro and sailing scenes

‘The Privy Garden, Hampton Court Palace’ by John Spyers
©State Hermitage Museum

Catherine’s Courtly love for Capability

‘Lost’ sketches unearthed at the Hermitage depict the landscape gardener’s years at Hampton Court

Mykonos town at dusk
©Michal Krakowiak/Getty Images

Mykonos: Greece’s most resilient market

The glamorous island has remained popular with the international jet set throughout the financial crisis, helping to limit price falls


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