Soho Farmhouse: the Countryside, but Not as You Know It

If Carlsberg did farms, they would probably look like Soho Farmhouse, the latest outpost of…

Bryan Batt, the Most Flamboyant of All Mad Men

Mad Men aficionados will remember Bryan Batt (52) as Salvatore Romano, the smooth, flamboyant and…

Maître Choux, the Tasty Brainchild of Michelin Pastry Chef Joakim Prat

Trendy gourmets like nothing better than a contemporary twist on a much loved classic. In that regard,…

Nick Jones: Master of the Houses, Emperor of the Private Clubbing

Since opening in 1995, Soho House has become the epitome of cool, urban chic, redefining…

Les Gourmets des Ternes, French Retro Gastro at its Best

Fans of molecular gastronomy and other experimental recipes might chock in their aerated sous-vide hollandaise or…

Carnival Weekend: It’s Mojito Time!

Who doesn’t like a mojito, the 500-year old mint and rum cocktail invented by pirates…

Leslie Caron: on Fred Astaire, the English and Praying Not To Win an Oscar

Beautiful Leslie Caron (83) was the French ingénue who conquered Hollywood in 1951 when she…

Maison Assouline: a Corner of French Luxury on Piccadilly

Since I discovered Maison Assouline last April, this marvel of a lifestyle store/bookshop/collectors’ dream has become…

Cocktails in the City, Summer Edition 2015

An al fresco two-day festival of cocktails, with 20 of London’s most exciting bars gathered…

Tartufi & Friends: Truffle Heaven in London

“The diamond of the kitchen”: that’s how famous 19th-century French gourmet Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin called the truffle,…

Playback: Party Like It’s 1995!

Remember the Nineties (of course!) and all that goes with it:  from the grunge/hip hop/rave scene…

Week-End in Magical Istanbul, the Most European of Oriental Cities

Exploring the largest city in Europe in one weekend may seem ambitious. However, if you…

House of Peroni: a Taste of Dolce Vita in Brick Lane

Granted, Brick Lane might not immediately bring to mind the sweet life of Italy. However, things…

Sophie Anderson’s Boho-Chic Handwoven Bags

If ancestral South American craftmanship mixed with a trendy London vibe sounds like a recipe for…

Review: Festival No.6, the Most Beautiful of Them All

Last September, I tried for the first time No.6, a boutique festival set up in…

Tulum, a Boho-Chic Mexican Paradise

It may well be one of the most tired cliches in travel writing, but Tulum really…

Temporary Jewellery Tattoos: 2015 Festival Must-Have

I don’t like tattoos, which probably puts me in the minority nowadays, when they seem…

Nicolas Anelka: the Talented “Enfant Terrible” of Football

The talented French Chelsea footballer is as famous for his brilliant game on the field…

Danai Gurira: Actress, Playwright and Campaigner

To her legions of fans, Danai Gurira (36) is primarily known as “Michonne”, the formidable…

Pierre Hermé, the “Picasso of Pastry”, on the Art of Macaroons

Nicknamed “The Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine, Pierre Hermé (51), whose delicate cakes, chocolates…