GUCCI WORLD

GUCCI WORLD

There comes a day in every girl’s life when she looks at her high heel collection and thinks-nah, today is a flat shoe kinda day. W zyciu kazdej dziewczyny przychodzi dzien kiedy rzuca okiem na swoja kolekcje obcasow i decyduje- nie, dzisiaj, kochane. Christan Loubouting once said that he hates the concept of comfort. AllContinue Reading

BEST BUYS ARE OFTEN UNEXPECTED

BEST BUYS ARE OFTEN UNEXPECTED

The best buys are often unexpected. I went to Paris in March (Paris Fashion Week) and on a cold, windy day I ended up in Le Bon Marche River Gauche. Najlepsze zakupy to czesto te niespodziewane. W marcu odwiedzilam Paryz (Paryski Tydzien Mody) i pewnego zimnego, wietrznego dnia znalazlam sie w domu towarowym Le Bon MarcheContinue Reading

URBAN GYPSY

URBAN GYPSY

Polite notice: due to recent setbacks my summer beach body will be postponed for another year. As usual, your patience is appreciated. Szanowni Panstwo: z powodu niedawnych opoznien w diecie MZ (mniej zrec) moja letnia figura zostanie przelozona na przyszly rok. Dziekuje za wyrozumialosc. Instead of bikinis, there will be tassels, fringes and kaftans galore.Continue Reading

A STUDY IN CARAMEL

A STUDY IN CARAMEL

Hello long summer days! It feels so great to be able to put the suit away (adios amigos, see you tomorrow morning) and change into something stylish for the rest of the evening. Nareszcie lato! To wspaniale uczucie kiedy po poludniu moge odwiesic do szafy garnitur (adios amigos, do zobaczenia jutro) i przebrac sie wContinue Reading

WINE MYTHS BUSTED

WINE MYTHS BUSTED

I picked up The Guardian a couple of days ago and the first thing I saw on my app was super funny article titled “The 10 best Euro myths…” of course relating to the EU referendum – the only subject everyone is talking about, well… maybe except the football. But this article sparked an ideaContinue Reading

BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

When my mother in law told me a few years ago that she used to be into nail art before she had children, I just shrugged my shoulders. What do you mean, no time to do nails? Surely, nobody is that busy! Alas, I’m having to eat my words now. I haven’t seen a manicuristContinue Reading

ESPRESSO MARTINI

ESPRESSO MARTINI

How many times have you finished a meal and felt full to bursting, yet still felt a lingering, subtle dissatisfaction? Like something was missing … although even the thought of a single bite more (forget about managing a big pudding) made you feel mildly sick? Well I may have a solution to this problem inContinue Reading

THE RULES OF PLAY

THE RULES OF PLAY

I don’t think The French expected ever to see that. He came home the other day to the sight of me sitting on a sofa, drinking beer and watching football. -What is it?- I handed him a piece of paper after he collected his jaw from the floor. -It’s a household policy- I explained- effectiveContinue Reading

AN AMAZING SALAD NIÇOISE

AN AMAZING SALAD NIÇOISE

It’s summer and bikini weather is rapidly approaching, so it’s the prime time (or rather more like the last bell…) to start losing of some of this winter fat. Many of you have already started, I’m sure, but some of us aren’t that forward thinking or driven so we are taking a baby steps towardsContinue Reading

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

I don’t believe in diets. I’ve ever been on one- the infamous now Ducan diet. I’ve lost weight- lots of it, along with my will to live. The weight crept back up after about a year leaving me with a whole lot of clothes I was never going to fit back in. After that, dietsContinue Reading

TUESDAYS ARE FOR BUSINESS

TUESDAYS ARE FOR BUSINESS

To say I’m freaking out is an understatement. A while ago I told you about celebrating a successful first year in business and now the time has come to take my company up a notch or two. Actually, make it three. Oh, OK I’m planning a world domination. The question is- how to go about it? TheyContinue Reading

BEAUTIFULL WROCLAW

BEAUTIFULL WROCLAW

Stepping out of the plane in London last Monday night I experienced a bit of thermal shock. Barely three hours earlier I was in Poland, bathed in glorious sunshine and relishing a temperature of 30°C. I know for many of you Poland and Eastern Europe generally is associated with terrible cold – everyone has heardContinue Reading

WE NEED TO TALK

WE NEED TO TALK

I’ve lost my shopping mojo and it’s not a joke. With Summer technically just around the corner (someone please asks Summer to stop running on Parisian time), I still have a small issue of appropriate wardrobe to sort out. Normally, I would plan my seasonal wardrobe like a military operation with emphasis on planning andContinue Reading

(NOT SO) SUPRISING ANTI-AGING EFFECT OF FACE REFLEXOLOGY- BEAUTY BY IULIANA

(NOT SO) SUPRISING ANTI-AGING EFFECT OF FACE REFLEXOLOGY- BEAUTY BY IULIANA

I have a confession to make. A few months ago I stopped going to the salon for manicures and pedicures. Time became such a precious commodity that the hour or so I have, I’d rather spend being pampered/anti-aged/relaxed by my beauty therapist, Iuliana. It’s my luxury, that time I spent at hers every other week. ThanksContinue Reading

CURRY JUNKY

CURRY JUNKY

Yeah that’s me. I’m a total addict when it comes to Indian food. I know it’s probably not so good for me but I just can’t say no when an opportunity arises to have a curry. Recently I discovered a new place called Ganapati in Peckham and so far their food beats any other takeawayContinue Reading

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

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