Hedgehogs in the Garden

Late the other night, I thought I heard the crunch of leaves underfoot in the garden. When security light came on, I was seriously concerned that we might have a burglar prowling around… Continue reading

The Alpes – A Spiritual Retreat

Originally posted on Becoming Madame:
It’s been raining in Paris today. When I read the screen as I type those words it makes me feel like I’m talking about the Asian Monsoons. Rain…

Hello, Autumn!

After one of the hottest and longest summers, autumn has finally arrived in the U.K. I love nothing more than a stroll through the frosty, crisp piles of leaves that autumn scatters across… Continue reading

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Lauren Bacall, the last goddess of the silver screen, has passed away. I never had the honour of meeting her, but I do have the great honour of being named after her. She… Continue reading

Van Cleef & Arpels, NYC

Very many thanks to my kind friend, Steven, for sending in these gorgeous photos of the Van Cleef & Arpels store in New York. These wonderful images brightened up my week no end, and… Continue reading

Royally Photobombed

Jay Taylor was taking a selfie with a friend at the Commonwealth Games, and guess who cheekily popped her head into shot?

Spotted: Dita Von Teese

Here’s a quick pic of Dita Von Teese looking stunning at LAX airport this afternoon. She’s wearing a gorgeous green 1940s style coat, teamed with vintage cats-eyes glasses and killer lipstick. Perfection.

My Grandad in the First World War

Originally posted on John Knifton:
My grandfather had a very eventful journey through the First World War. He joined the Canadian Army on June 12th 1916, and fought at Vimy Ridge, Passchaendale and…

A rose in bloom