23 February 2018

Sheer Pink

Toni Garrn in a pink dress, by Guy Aroch, Harpers Bazaar Spain, May 2017 - style blog
Toni Garrn by Guy Aroch for Harper's Bazaar Spain, May 2017
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14 February 2018

Valentine's

Happy Valentine's Day! May your day be filled with love, hugs, kisses... and thousands of flowers (#lowmaintenance). I couldn't resist stopping by The Ivy Chelsea Garden last night for a glass of champagne and a quick snap in front of the prettiest doorway in London.  Anything for the 'gram.

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11 February 2018

Volt, Berlin

Berlin is one of my favourite cities in the world: it's edgy, modern, creative and inexpensive, with a vibrant arts and thriving gastro scene.  I went twice last year, and a couple of times in 2006/ 2007, and I don't think I've eaten a bad meal there.  In December, after a chilly day outside visiting the Christmas markets, we hopped in an uber and headed southeast to the hipster Kreuzberg district for dinner at Restaurant VOLT.

Restaurant Volt, Berlin - travel & lifestyle blog

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5 February 2018

1970

I've wanted one of Bella Freud's iconic 1970 sweaters for ages.  I've admired them on Alexa ChungKate Moss, Poppy Delevingne and the rest of the British fashion set, and toyed with the idea of the black, red - the two original colours - the baby blue, grey, pastel pink, or festive editions in metallic silver or gold.  My boyfriend put an end to my indecisiveness with an excellent Christmas present: the classic, versatile black version, in the softest fine knit merino.  I love it!

Black 1970 Bella Freud jumper on Emma Louise Layla - London style blogger

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1 February 2018

5 Iconic Valentine's Day Gifts

Whether you're single, married or anything in between, get ready for a red and pink explosion from every store window, marketing campaign and advert over the coming two weeks about gifting for that special someone.  I like celebrating everything in the calendar, whether that's having Scottish veal and whisky on Burn's Night (as we did last week at Mac & Wild), getting fried chicken and staying up to watch the Superbowl (this Sunday, folks) or having pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (13 February - mark your diaries!), so I've always celebrated Valentine's Day, either with boyfriends or besties.  If you're exchanging presents this year, I've rounded up the five most iconic Valentine's Day gifts which surely every woman would like to receive...


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