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CURRENT MOOD

CURRENT MOOD

This week for the first time I found myself stuck for images for a post. Stuck at home with a fractured ankle and growing fat on the sofa, I’ve had no chance to go and take photos outside. By this point I’ve grown sick of constant photos in my living room and I’m sure youContinue Reading

VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY

“What would you like for Valentine’s day?” – ask The French last night, mentally getting ready to visit shops in town, something he hasn’t done for yonks. “Nothing”- I said. “Is this a trap?”- he replied, anxious. “Co chcialabys distal na Walentynki” zapytal The French wczoraj wieczorem, przygotowujac sie na wyprawe “na sklepy”, cos, czego nie robil cale lata.Continue Reading

RUINART ROSÈ – CHAMPAGNE TO SHARE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

RUINART ROSÈ – CHAMPAGNE TO SHARE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Most of you will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in some way, perhaps dinner in a restaurant or a quiet evening at home for just you two. If you are thinking about what to drink at that occasion I have a suggestion for this year below – but go ahead and have a look on myContinue Reading

STYLE IS REFUSAL

STYLE IS REFUSAL

Coco Chanel once famously said that elegance is refusal and it always puzzled me. Only recently I finally understood what it meant. Or so I think. Coco Chanel powiedziala kiedys ze elegacja oznacza odmowe. Zawsze mnie to zdanie zastanawialo i nigdy nie bylam pewna co tak naprawde ono oznacza. Do niedawna.  Purging my closet at the endContinue Reading

HOW TO STYLE VINYL TROUSERS

HOW TO STYLE VINYL TROUSERS

Whoa, that’s a bit…kinky!- exclaimed Trish when I came to pick her up (little did I know I was walking around with fractured ankle) on Friday. We were going to Mr Bao for a dinner and a round of cocktails. Which is a perfectly appropriate venue for PVC trousers, non? “Wow, nie za bardzo perwersyjne?-zapytala Trish kiedy przyszlamContinue Reading

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

Some time ago I wrote (link) that I am a woman of one scent who has been using Tom Ford’s White Patchouli fragrance for years – and that’s because of my issues with changing a perfume brand. Well I’m delighted to announce that I am now a woman of two scents! :-), thanks to myContinue Reading

LOU DOILLON- THE ULTIMATE PARISIENNE

LOU DOILLON- THE ULTIMATE PARISIENNE

The end of January usually marks a time when I’m lacking inspiration on the fashion front. It’s when I really, really, really want to be in a bikini and denim shorts yet work commitments mean that I won’t go near it for some time.  So it’s in the dead of winter when I turn intoContinue Reading

I DIDN’T BUY CLOTHES FOR A MONTH

I DIDN’T BUY CLOTHES FOR A MONTH

At the beginning of January I embarked on a “frugal month challenge”. It meant no new clothes, no unnecessary purchases and Deliveroo app deleted from my phone. The aim was not so much to save money (although that was a nice byproduct of the challenge) but to get off a consumer merry-go-around. Na pocztaku stycznia podjelamContinue Reading

BIKINIS AND RUM

BIKINIS AND RUM

It feels so surreal shopping for a bikini and shorts when the weather outside suggests a snowmagedon rather than sunbathing at a lido. But it’s a must because with a beach holiday just around the corner I desperately need new summer outfits. So I’m sitting in my warm house (with my back to the rainyContinue Reading

WHERE TO BUY AFFORDABLE CASHMERE

WHERE TO BUY AFFORDABLE CASHMERE

Trish told me once that she’d rather drink white wine than cheap champagne. I’m a polar opposite. I don’t care if I’m drinking Pol Roger or Heidsieck, I enjoy them both, equally. As much as I love sophistication of expensive champagne, I love its cheaper sibling, too. Well, cashmere it’s pretty much in the sameContinue Reading

ONE DAY IN WINTER-  DIARY OF A LONDONER

ONE DAY IN WINTER- DIARY OF A LONDONER

It’s 8pm on Sunday and the Met Office just issued a weather warnings. Blizzard is on the way to London. Well, I do hope my boss is watching this because I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to the office tomorrow. Niedziela, godzina dwudziesta. Synoptycy wlasnie zapowiedzieli, ze sniezyce sa w drodze na Londyn.Continue Reading

CHAMPAGNE SPRING-CLEANING!

CHAMPAGNE SPRING-CLEANING!

January is a financially tough months. Most of us find ourselves a bit broke after Christmas spending bonanza. Some decide to do a “dry January” to give our bodies a change to recover (hello liver, still holding up?). I was a good girl in December and didn’t went overboard on partying & drinking front soContinue Reading

THE STORY OF A CERTAIN PAINTING

THE STORY OF A CERTAIN PAINTING

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when an image suddenly caught my attention. It was an image of a painting by Norbert Goeneutte “The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow”. Under a moody Parisian sky dark figures in Belle Epoque clothes were wandering down a snowy street. Przegladajac zdjecia na Instagramie zauwzylam jedno, ktore natychmiastContinue Reading

UME NO YADO, YUZU SAKE – A REMEDY FOR WINTER BLUES

UME NO YADO, YUZU SAKE – A REMEDY FOR WINTER BLUES

Every morning for the last couple of weeks I have stood by my kitchen window with a mug of coffee, watching the rain or snow falling from the sky and counting the days until south-east Asia trip. I can’t wait to leave rainy London behind and spend some time in Thailand enjoying the sun andContinue Reading

IN SEARCH OF PERFECT DENIM

IN SEARCH OF PERFECT DENIM

For all that noise about 90’s revival, I still haven’t found anything resembling denim I used to wear as a teenager. Cigarette leg, stiff, strictly no stretch and very boyish- Wranglers were my favourite. I used to wear it with branded tees and sneakers (ahem). Przy calym tym halasie zwiastujacym powrot mody do lat dziewiecdziesiatych,Continue Reading

JANUARY MORNING MAKE UP ROUTINE

JANUARY MORNING MAKE UP ROUTINE

The alarm goes off at 7:30. Then at 7:35. Then at 7:40…you get the picture. Those cold, dark January mornings are the most difficult on the getting up front. For five blissful years as a freelance, I’d get up with The French at 8:00am, have a breakfast and a coffee with him and after aContinue Reading

FAB TAIWANESE FOOD IN PECKHAM – THE AMAZING MR BAO

FAB TAIWANESE FOOD IN PECKHAM – THE AMAZING MR BAO

Mr Bao opened only last year but it’s already famous, and that’s not surprising because the food is absolutely fabulous. Located in Rye Lane, Peckham – an area just few years ago considered one of the worst in London and now rapidly turning into a new Shoreditch with an amazing food scene – this littleContinue Reading

CONSUMER CULTURE

CONSUMER CULTURE

“Have you bought anything in the sales?- asked a friend recently. I haven’t. This year’s sales came and went without me buying a single item. Kupilas cos na wyprzedazach?- zapytala ostatnio przyjaciolka. Nic. W tym roku wyprzedaze zdarzyly sie beze mnie.  Normally, a self-confessed shopaholic, I would be in and out of Selfridges, trying to snap upContinue Reading

SO HERE IT IS, MERRY CHRISTMAS

SO HERE IT IS, MERRY CHRISTMAS

Happy Christmas girls! I hope you will have a wonderful time filled with love, light and laughter with your family and friends. PS. I’m taking a little time off so there won’t be new posts next week. I’ll be back on 3 January 2017. See you next year!

THE END OF 2016

THE END OF 2016

So 2016 is coming to and end. In just over a week we will start a new chapter with new hopes and dreams, and perhaps some new year resolutions. Do you feel relieved 2016 is almost over? This has been the most unsettling year I remember. I was born during a huge political upheaval inContinue Reading

MEET SASHENKA

MEET SASHENKA

If you ask any successful entrepreneur why did they start their own business, there’s really only one answer. It’s not the money (although of course ultimately we are all in business to make money) or fame or even hating your boss. The answer is this- because if I didn’t do it, I would regret itContinue Reading

BREAKFAST BURRITO AT SATURDAY MARKET

BREAKFAST BURRITO AT SATURDAY MARKET

This is my Saturday routine: wake up, have a shower, drink a really quick cup of coffee, grab my shopping bag, husband/bag carrier/photographer and I’m off to the market. It usually works like this:  first breakfast! Thus my first steps go towards the Route 66 van for their absolutely wonderful breakfast burrito. It’s been myContinue Reading

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