Adam Jacot de Boinod

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Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.

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I worked on the first series of the BBC programme QI for Stephen Fry and am an author (SEE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Jacot_de_Boinod). I write for Penguin Books. I wanted to offer myself to your publication for a mild fee (I charge between 20p and 25p a word) with articles on hotels and destinations I have visited the following luxury destinations: LONG HAUL Fiji / Tahiti / Cuba / Mexico / Caymans / Colombia / Argentina / San Diego / Thailand / Antigua+Barbuda / St. Lucia / Sri Lanka / Mauritius / Costa Rica SHORT HAUL Rome / Malta / Iceland / Amsterdam / Paris / Geneva / Mallorca / Jura Valley / Venice / Florence / Marrakech / Dolomites / Exmoor / Lake Como / Swiss Alps / Andalucia / Lisbon / Madeira / Lake Garda+Verona


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  • ROYAL PRIVILEGES AND PREROGATIVES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Britain and London, in particular, is riddled with some of the most peculiar rules and privileges. These are manifested in the many royal prerogatives as well as parliamentary and legal statutes. For example: under a decree of Charles 2nd six ravens must be kept in the Tower at all times (for... Read more

  • OXBRIDGE PECULARITIES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Oxford and Cambridge, along with Sandhurst, the MCC, Eton College, the Garter Ceremony etc., represent a rare zenith of British institutions and elitism. I am fascinated by all the peculiarities of language and unique characteristics of custom that exist at both these pre-eminent Universities. Sub... Read more

  • SAVILE ROW’S FIRST FEMALE TAILOR

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Kathryn Sargent has entered one of the last male bastions namely Savile Row, the tailoring street in Mayfair. Formerly the location for the filming of the Beatles ‘Let it be’ it has recently been modernised by the arrival of Abercrombie and Fitch’s destination store, complete with model assistants.... Read more

  • CUBAN CIGARS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Having visited Cuba recently I am now well acquainted with the great Cuban tradition of cigar making. Cohiba is probably the most well known of cigar brands in history. Much of this cigar brands name recognition however is due to its founders’ cleverness. Romeo y Julieta has a similar history.... Read more

  • LONDON'S GUILDS AND LIVERIES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Scattered around the heart of the City of London and dating back to Tudor times, there are as many as 108 livery companies ... London's ancient and modern trade associations and guilds. Most Livery Companies continue to be involved with their respective trade, craft or profession. Several companies... Read more

  • THE WORLD OF COLLECTIBLES

    London, United Kingdom Arts & Books December 31 @ 12:00am

    “Hard nose investors and passionate collectors make strange bedfellows. True collectors are not investment driven.” Telling words indeed. I am keen to examine this alternative world of investment, the state of the respective markets and the advice given by experts to temper the collectors’ passion... Read more

  • LONDON'S ICE CREAM PARLOURS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Records suggest that the ‘iced cream’ or ‘creamed ice’ was adopted in Europe in medieval times. Such had been the demand for ice that wealthy people built icehouses on their estates. Then, along came Carlo Gatti, a Swiss émigré, settling in Holborn’s Italian neighbourhood, to open a café... Read more

  • LONDON'S CHELSEA PENSIONERS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    Just south of London’s Kings Road and just north of the Thames is the impressive Royal Hospital, home for over 300 years to the Chelsea Pensioners. Charles II founded it for "the relief and succour" of his veteran soldiers and Sir Christopher Wren designed it. There are two categories of Chelsea... Read more

  • WHO IS A NATIONAL TREASURE AND WHY

    London, United Kingdom Cultural December 31 @ 12:00am

    The Queen and Sir David Attenborough have both been part of our lives as a constant for decades and a reassuringly familiar presence. And they are two of a kind, two of a club if you like, in that they represent, as much as anyone our archetypal “National Treasures”. Of course the notion of a... Read more

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