3 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DATING A FRENCHMAN

3 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DATING A FRENCHMAN

Those of you who read my posts for a while know that I’m married to The French. In his white shorts and navy blue stripy jumper, he is a walking talking cliche about French guys. As my post about dating the French (here ) proved to be one of the most popular posts on this site,Continue Reading

PINKSTER GIN

PINKSTER GIN

The fashion for artisan gin is still going strong and it doesn’t look like it will pass any time soon. Some of my friends now have gin bars, and others are starting collections because of the enormous range of brands and styles, priding themselves for having the rarest and most unusual examples. Last year IContinue Reading

WHOSE BLOG IS IT, ANYWAY?

WHOSE BLOG IS IT, ANYWAY?

This post was going to be about the South of France (I even dressed appropriately) but yet another email Trish and I received today made me change the subject. I can’t decide whether some people are delusional, arrogant or something else. In short, we got yet another “offer we couldn’t refuse”. And what a greatContinue Reading

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE 10 DAY TAMER REVIEW

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE 10 DAY TAMER REVIEW

When I read about yet again “wonder” beauty product promising to tame frizzy hair, I was sceptical. I’ve tried so many products- creams, oils, you name it I probably have it in my bathroom. In a battle my hair v cosmetic industry the loser is my wallet.  So far nothing has worked and I wasContinue Reading

A GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR

A GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR

My favorite past time includes playing fast and loose with my contrary nature. I can’t eat sweets on a diet? Oh, hi box of Catburys chocolates, my long lost friends. Going to the dentist? I’m suddenly hungry, conjuring images of my starved skeleton outside the entrance to Pret. There’s no escaping it- if I can’tContinue Reading

TO MY FUTURE DAUGHTER

TO MY FUTURE DAUGHTER

To my future daughter- I promise to never throw any of my favorite clothes away. One day I will let you borrow them. For a fee. Only kidding, I will let you play in my closet first, try on my high heels and walk around the house with my handbags. When you are old enoughContinue Reading

CONSTELLATION LA RÉVOLTÉE AT MARIE BELTRAMI

CONSTELLATION LA RÉVOLTÉE AT MARIE BELTRAMI

It’s a rainy afternoon in March and I’m in a cab to a jewelry showroom where Marie Beltrami is showing her collection as part of Paris Fashion Week. We cross Ponte Alexandre III with its gilded figures, a symbol of Paris for me and drive past Les Invalides, where the golden dome is gleaming inContinue Reading

SHORTS, SANDALS AND A GLASS OF ROSE – CDR CLOS BELLANE ‘ALTITUDE’

SHORTS, SANDALS AND A GLASS OF ROSE – CDR CLOS BELLANE ‘ALTITUDE’

Have you already broken out your sandals, shorts and sunnies? I bet you have! But have you also opened your first bottle of rosé this year? No? It’s time. Look outside! Spring is in full swing! With the beginning of May beautiful sunny weather arrived, and nature rushed to catch up. Within a week LondonContinue Reading

THREE REASONS WHY I LOVE BEING IN MY THIRTIES

THREE REASONS WHY I LOVE BEING IN MY THIRTIES

I still remember my thirties Birthday. In short, I felt dreadful. I felt that it was somehow my fault that I failed at staying young. I was still a trainee lawyer. I just broke up with someone I’ve been with for a long time and I was back on a dating scene. I felt likeContinue Reading

MONEY WELL SPENT

MONEY WELL SPENT

Its pay-day weekend (yay!) and I’m glad to report that I’ve already spent some of my salary well. On Friday morning, armed with my newly topped up credit card, I swooped on the high-street shops, and hurray! I got back with some wonderful spoils: a handbag, a leather jacket, and an awesome bottle of wine!Continue Reading

THE LONDON UNIFORM

THE LONDON UNIFORM

In Jamaica- told me a stylish friend with whom I discussed clothes in the context of London geography- if someones’s a Big Shot, you’ll know it. Here, you can sit on the tube next to a neurosurgeon and you’d be non the wiser”. I agreed. In Poland- I carried on in the same spirit, youContinue Reading

WHY DO YOU HATE CHARDONNAY?

WHY DO YOU HATE CHARDONNAY?

Anyone who ever worked in the wine industry must have heard these sentences hundreds of times; “I hate Chardonnay” followed swiftly by “But I love Chablis!” Well, Chablis is 100% Chardonnay so what is so terrible about Chardonnay that so many hate? I blame two things- : bad reputation and too much oak, and theContinue Reading

SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE

SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE

I used to see them in Vogue, those grown up, sophisticated pieces. Austere, paired back elegance, blink and you miss it but then you wouldn’t miss a woman wearing them. There she is on a photograph, quietly confident, her face chiseled by shadows and light. Perhaps you won’t remember what she was wearing but youContinue Reading

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

If you remember this jacket from Paris & I story back in March, your memory serves you well. March came and went in a wirlwind of preparation for Paris Fashion Week, shopping (I was not allowed to set up a camp at Selfridges), traveling and all that jazz.  We are in the middle of April (just aContinue Reading

BEAUTY BY IULIANA- FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AT CLOUD 9 CENTRAL

BEAUTY BY IULIANA- FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AT CLOUD 9 CENTRAL

As I sit in a patch of sun having my morning coffee, I feel happy. Almost suspiciously so. Not that there isn’t enough in my life to be happy, but you know, it’s Monday…I put to down to the arrival of spring. Curiously, the same thing happens the next day. And the following. That weekContinue Reading

DEVILLED CRAB

DEVILLED CRAB

Recently I hosted a house warming party. I told you before (here) about the champagne cocktail I was trying out to serve that evening. I’m very happy to say that it went down very well and my guests loved it! I prepared some delicious food for my guests as well. Because I was serving champagneContinue Reading

3 PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR LIFE

3 PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR LIFE

There comes a point in a girl’s life where she’s assembled her personal #squad. But not as you know it. An accountant (yawn), a business coach, a great assistant- that’s her professional life sorted. But there’s also a different crew altogether. Beauty enablers and fashion accomplices, she calls on them to make her look andContinue Reading

HOW TO HAVE BIGGER LIPS- A NEW NON INVASIVE LIP TREATMENT

HOW TO HAVE BIGGER LIPS- A NEW NON INVASIVE LIP TREATMENT

There’s a new kid on the block and we are all obsessed here. It involves bee stung, pillowy lips in 10 minutes sans lip injections. How does this sound to you? I’ve been introduced to the treatment in Face Gym (I wrote about Face Gym here and here) when I booked in for a laser to firm upContinue Reading

BUNCH OF CAMELLIAS

BUNCH OF CAMELLIAS

This is what happens when a Londoner’s let loose in Paris. Let’s not pretend, shall we? It was too cold for walking around anyway and truly, I’ve tried. Ended up in a cab to Le Bon Marche that day. Seduced (with the rest of fashion world) by Chanel slingbacks and experiencing “the shortest horror story-soldContinue Reading

FRENCH 75 CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL- HELLO WEEKEND

FRENCH 75 CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL- HELLO WEEKEND

It’s Friday – and so hello weekend! I’m looking forward to catch up with friends I haven’t seen for while. After really busy couple of months I’m finally back on track and everyone is back in London after Easter break. So tonight we are planning drinks in Covent Garden at Radio Bar at ME HotelContinue Reading

GIRL CRUSH- MAJA WYH STYLE

GIRL CRUSH- MAJA WYH STYLE

I basically have two moods- obsessed and uninterested. At the moment I’m obsessed with a super cool style of a German blogger, Maja Wyh. If you don’t know her yet, do look her up (here) but be prepared to spend a crazy amount of time on her blog and Instagram feed. You know how it is,Continue Reading

HAPPY EASTER !

HAPPY EASTER !

I hope that the Easter weekend will be sunny and relaxing for all of you. May this Easter bring you all lots of joy, happiness and of course, tons of chocolate! Last week I went to a little wine tasting of Portuguese and Italian wines coming on the market this spring. There were a fewContinue Reading

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