oh, to be in england...
For most people, traveling to Europe on business is just that – business.
But when we make our annual antiquing pilgrimages, business truly
becomes a pleasure. This time around, we spent more time in England
than France, visiting old friends and favorite dealers, and finding
some new keepers along the way.
“This is for money, right?” |
We flew into Gatwick
in early April and immediately headed south to the charming
village of Tunbridge
we checked into the astonishing Hotel
du Vin. Built in
1762 as a private residence, the thirty-five-room hotel
simply defines English country. But the best part of staying
there was the Havana room just off the restaurant. After
dinner, we would retire there for a glass of brandy, a
fine Cuban cigar (you just can’t keep Carol away
from a good cigar) and a friendly game of snooker. We felt
like the Lord and Lady of the manor.