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“Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have really outdone themselves with their latest venture, The Artesia Hotel. Everything about the space is curated, comfortable, and quite simply, lovely. I felt so taken care of there. I never wanted to leave.”

— mobiography, June 10, 2016

 

"The Artesia Hotel is such a profoundly genuine place. If I could personify it, I’d say Artesia is an artistic city girl who dreams of one day retiring in the countryside. She wants to make guests feel like they’re stepping into her dream home, a commune that’s an amalgamation of all the things she loves, but with roots still firmly in the heart of London.”

— mobiography, Travel Blogger, March 4, 2016

 

"Before it was The Artesia Hotel, the Kensington Warehouse stored some of London’s finest chocolates and confections. Hotel co-owners Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have kept the atmosphere sweet, but have mixed in an air of sophistication that’s alluring and comforting.”

— enjoy dartmoor, October 29, 2015

 

"Before it was The Artesia Hotel, the Kensington Warehouse stored some of London’s finest chocolates and confections. Hotel co-owners Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have kept the atmosphere sweet, but have mixed in an air of sophistication that’s alluring and comforting.”

— enlight, October 29, 2015

 

"Before it was The Artesia Hotel, the Kensington Warehouse stored some of London’s finest chocolates and confections. Hotel co-owners Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have kept the atmosphere sweet, but have mixed in an air of sophistication that’s alluring and comforting.”

— enjoy dartmoor, October 29, 2015

“The Artesia Hotel accomplishes what most modern boutique hotels fail to do: be immaculate and humble at the same time. The staff is welcoming and the guests are open to making new friends. And with interesting performances at Refill nearly every night, The Artesia Hotel has made an excellent contribution to the local artistic community.”

— the express, JANUARY 7, 2016

 

"The attention to detail here makes you think you’re stepping into an artist’s villa. There’s a ton to do in the hotel, but the staff encourages you to explore things off the beaten path. You feel like the locals are letting you in on their secrets.”

— Manor Magazine, JULY 16, 2015

 

"You know what it’s like, you’re enjoying a beautiful sunset that looks perfectly picturesque so you take a quick snap on your smartphone. Only a photograph never seems to do justice to the scene in front of you.  

Photographing sunsets and sunrises is notoriously difficult to get right, and Instagram is full of blurry orange skies that are a bit lacklustre.

You might think you need to invest in an expensive camera to really capture all the colours and drama of a good sunset, but artist and photographer Jo Bradford doesn’t believe so. She takes incredible images with her smartphone, posting them on Instagram for her 43,000 followers, and now she’s released a book – Smart Phone Smart Photography –  all about simple techniques for taking better pictures with iPhones and Androids. Use some of her pro tips to make your holiday shots the envy of your own Instagram followers. 

Smart Phone Smart Photography by Jo Bradford is published by CICO Books, priced £12.99. Text and photography, Jo Bradford 2018. Available from April 10.

— PRESS ASSOCIATION, MARCH 21, 2018

 

"Before it was The Artesia Hotel, the Kensington Warehouse stored some of London’s finest chocolates and confections. Hotel co-owners Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have kept the atmosphere sweet, but have mixed in an air of sophistication that’s alluring and comforting.”

— BBC Spotlight, October 29, 2015