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Archive: 2016

LBD FOR NYE

LBD FOR NYE

I have a big soft spot for little black dresses - I have a rail full of them and they always catch my eye when shopping.  C…

PHNOM KULEN

PHNOM KULEN

Discovering the ancient Angkor temple ruins at Siem Reap is undeniably magnificent, but the crowds are not.  On our last d…

CHRISTMAS JUMPER

CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Last Friday was Christmas Jumper Day so I got out my new favourite festive knit , this soft grey mistletoe intarsia jumper …

DRAKE & MORGAN

DRAKE & MORGAN

King's Cross has been totally transformed in the past couple of years: it's gone from being one of the worst statio…

M&S WINE PAIRINGS

M&S WINE PAIRINGS

Marks & Spencer is possibly the most-loved British brand on the high street.  Founded in 1884 in Leeds, M&S is che…

LIQUID CASHMERE

LIQUID CASHMERE

The latest fragrance in my collection and in heavy rotation is Donna Karan's new Liquid Cashmere Black Eau de Parfum . …

TOSCA

TOSCA

A few weeks ago I attended a performance of the English National Opera 's Tosca at the Coliseum as part of their series…

FRIDAY'S FFFOUND: KISSMAS

FRIDAY'S FFFOUND: KISSMAS

Bianca Balti by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris , December 2011

LANCER SKINCARE

LANCER SKINCARE

I'm currently trying out Lancer skincare  from the acclaimed Beverly Hills dermatologist to the stars Dr Harold Lancer.…

THE LARDER

THE LARDER

A few weeks ago on one of the last days in my old office in Fitzrovia, we nipped around the corner after work for a light, …

REVOLUTION SERIES

REVOLUTION SERIES

I love track cycling . It's one of my favourite sports (plus it doesn't hurt that Team GB is so bloody good at it) …

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: ROCKETTES

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: ROCKETTES

SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP

You can't go to Vietnam without hopping over to Cambodia, and you can't go to Cambodia without visiting Laos - but…

CLOSET LONDON

CLOSET LONDON

Flying the British flag wearing a London-designed, London-made dress in the capital's most beautiful park.

CHOCOLATE AND LOVE

CHOCOLATE AND LOVE

Isn't this the prettiest packaging ever?   Chocolate and Love is an award-winning luxury chocolate company created by …

LOST INK

LOST INK

Introducing... my new favourite dress from my new favourite brand.   Lost Ink is a London-based label launched in 2014, cr…

LAZY MORNINGS

LAZY MORNINGS

Some weekend mornings you can't even be bothered to scramble eggs for breakfast. This weekend was one of those weekends…

AGENT PROVOCATEUR LACE

AGENT PROVOCATEUR LACE

Agent Provocateur is one of my favourite brands. I love the swirly vintage-style wordmark logo, iconic powder pink and bla…

ATRIUM KITCHEN

ATRIUM KITCHEN

This summer I went to the large, newly-opened Atrium Kitchen  overlooking the buzzy Stables Market in Camden for dinner and…

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: LADY IN RED

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: LADY IN RED

Nykhor Paul in Marie Claire South Africa

BARE MINERALS SKINCARE

BARE MINERALS SKINCARE

BareMinerals  is one of my favourite make up brands - I featured the original mineral cosmetics brand on my blog back in …

COSI FAN TUTTE

COSI FAN TUTTE

Last week I attended a performance of Mozart's comic opera Cosi fan tutte at the beautiful Royal Opera House in Coven…

REGENTS PARK PICNIC

REGENTS PARK PICNIC

Ahhh summer.  It already seems like months ago...  One of my favourite things to do is going to my favourite place in Londo…

PLAID COATS

PLAID COATS

It's new winter coat time!  The temperature's really dropped in this past week so I'm going through my knitwear…

UNDRESSED

UNDRESSED

The Undressed exhibition at the Victoria & Albert explores the history of lingerie from the 18th century to the prese…

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

I should have posted these photos early September as there's something slightly schoolgirlish about this outfit.  This …

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: PALM

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: PALM

dreaming of warmer climes...

VINTAGE TEA DRESS

VINTAGE TEA DRESS

The tea dress is one of my all-time favourites.  The nipped in waist and skater skirt is a feminine, flattering shape for e…

NATIVE

NATIVE

Tucked away from the Covent Garden hustle and bustle in the colourful, quirky Neal's Yard sits a brand new foodie gem. …

PROMS IN THE PARK

PROMS IN THE PARK

Two weeks ago my bestie and I headed over to Hyde Park to attend the UK's largest outdoor classical music concert for t…

POLKA DOT DRESS

POLKA DOT DRESS

You know those easy throw-on-and-go dresses you always reach for in your wardrobe time and time again?  This is one of thos…

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: PINK SATIN

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: PINK SATIN

Eva Herzigova shot by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Paris , March 2016

ANGKOR VILLAGE RESORT

ANGKOR VILLAGE RESORT

After a few days in the Cambodian capital , we drove north to Siem Reap to explore the ancient temples, Angkor ruins and th…

SUPERDRY SPORT

SUPERDRY SPORT

After a few months of physio and recovering from knee surgery , it's time to hit the gym.  I tore my meniscus in Januar…

PENHALIGON'S LUNA EAU DE TOILETTE

PENHALIGON'S LUNA EAU DE TOILETTE

Luna is the fresh new floral fragrance from Penhaligon's , inspired by the mythical love story between the Ancient Gre…

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: MERCX

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: MERCX

Poster by Dries Wiewauters inspired by an old Eddy Merckx jersey.  Five copies were made, one for each time le Cani…

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO

When we were over in Los Angeles last November for a friend's wedding, we took the opportunity to drive up the Californ…

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESSES

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESSES

Off the shoulder dresses are everywhere this summer.  An exposed décolletage and bare shoulders is one of the most elegant…

LIKE A BOY

LIKE A BOY

Occasionally - just occasionally - I wear trousers. I've always been a dresses kinda gal, often skirts, but rarely tro…

MAC & WILD

MAC & WILD

Last weekend I wandered into Fitzrovia in the sunshine for brunch at the Scottish restaurant  Mac & Wild  with a friend…

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: GRAPHIC BLACK

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: GRAPHIC BLACK

Ming Xi wearing graphic eyeliner and black nails

HOTEL DE NELL, PARIS

HOTEL DE NELL, PARIS

Tucked away in a quiet street in the 9th arrondissement of Paris is Hôtel de NELL , a beautiful five star in a restored 19t…

SUMMER DRESS

SUMMER DRESS

One of those wardrobe big hitters in permanent rotation this summer is this printed jersey dress from Joules , which I'…

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: BLOSSOM

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: BLOSSOM

YAUATCHA CITY

YAUATCHA CITY

I love dim sum.  When we were in Asia, I was delighted to see various steamed, fried and baked dumplings, buns and rolls on…