Author Lucy Shaw

A wine scribe with a penchant for poetry, white truffles and purple velvet, Lucy spends her days imbibing the finest wines known to humanity at tastings, and her evenings doing much the same at wine dinners. When not being wined and dined, she enjoys exploring London’s clandestine debauchery dens, ambling around art galleries and watching foreign films.

Travel
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“Theo’s nose is deep in the dirt. Frantically circling a small patch of land, tail wagging feverishly, it seems like he’s on to something. Silence descends upon the group and we all rush to the scene, keen not to miss the moment.”

Travel
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Lucy Shaw heads for the Pampas, to the estancias and bodegas for some asado with the gauchos. If you’ve no idea what any of that is, read on…

Hotels
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“A flute of fizz in hand, I recline on a sun lounger and drink in the view – it’s midnight in Paris and mere metres from me, Gustave Eiffel’s latticed legacy is twinkling manically…” Lucy Shaw savours the finest the French capital has to offer…

Spas
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“I’m face down on a low-slung wooden bed in white pyjamas, limbs being pulled in all directions like a marionette puppet.” Lucy visits the Asia Gardens, Alicante…

European
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“Launceston Place in Kensington is best known for being Princess Diana’s favourite restaurant. Tucked away in a pretty townhouse on a quiet street far from the madding crowd…”

Travel
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“While traditionally associated with red trouser-wearing old men, Cognac has undergone a welcome transformation.” Lucy Shaw finds gold in a glass off the coast of France…