Sophie Anderson’s Boho-Chic Handwoven Bags

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

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…

How to make the perfect bouquet, by Nikki Tibbles

Since she opened her iconic shop in 1993 in Westbourne Grove’s Turquoise Island, a very…

In the Presence of History: Interviewing French Resistant Raymond Aubrac

When Raymond Aubrac passed away aged 97 in Paris on the 10th of April, France…

American Senators and Yellowcake: Libya 2004 with Saif Gaddafi

Admittedly, this topic has got nothing to do with anything remotely “chic” or “London”, but…

Kate Middleton: the Princess From the People

With her Marlborough college education, Sloaney wardrobe and millionaire parents, Kate Middleton isn’t really what…

London, Gastronomic Capital of the World: the “Rosbifs” Revenge

For many French people, British gastronomy has long been summed up by the 1967 comedy…

London Fashion Week : Partying with LOVE at Liberty

Should we rename LFW “London Party Week”? Well, Ok, it might be an exaggeration, as…

How Difficult is it to Make English Friends as an Expat?

Dear English Friends… You might be slightly surprised, but the word that goes around in…

Celebrating her Légion d’Honneur with Designer Nicole Farhi

Undeniably one of the most successful and glamorous fashion designers in London, French-born Nicole Farhi…

The Accidental Londoner… or How I Fall in Love with London

Given the nature of this website, I thought it would make sense to start a…

Pavilion of Art & Design London (14-18 October)

Now in its third year, the Pavilion of Art & design London makes a welcome…

Biologique Recherche: Haute-Couture Beauty

At £25,000 for six months -that’s nearly £4,200 per month- Biologique Recherche’s bespoke beauty regime,…

Harrods Pet Spa: the Ultimate Chic Destination for Very Important Pets

Harrods new Pet Spa, which opened earlier this month, has just propelled animal grooming to…

Chanel’s Trompe l’Oeil: welcome to the new tattoo-chic trend!

Tattoos, however trendy they might be, are not usually that chic… But it might change…

So SPA, the French spa experience in the heart of Saint James

Housed within an original listed building between Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus, this luxurious London…

Interview with Lyn Harris, the Most French of English Perfumers

Perfumer Lyn Harris (44), who trained in Paris and Grasse, founded company Miller Harris in…

Interview with Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss Spa, Soap & Glory and FitFlop

As the founder of three super successful brands -the Bliss spa chain, cheep and cheerful…

Interview with Beauty’s insider Kathleen Baird-Murray

Kathleen Baird-Murray is the author of How to be Beautiful, a Beauty Guide for the…

Shaggy Chic: Designers Dogwalk for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Doggy style has never been so chic! With the likes of Stella McCartney, Mulberry and…