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19 Greek StreetThursday, November 26 2015

Remy Martin pop-up Greek Street

As you must know, I have been part of the Remy Cointreau family for almost a year now, and was delighted to receive an invitation to meet Remy Martin, the more spicy (—and dare I say it, without risking the wrath of my fellow feminists—masculine) older sibling of my favourite lady liqueur, the zesty Cointreau.

Passing the doors of the ephemeral club at 19 Greek Street, I was led up to The Atelier on the third floor. Here, an intimate group was introduced to the wonderfully rich-tasting flavours of the XO Excellence cognac, paired with decadent foods like dark chocolate, figs, truffles and aged parmesan.

The interactive tasting, which involves sight and touch, as well as taste and smell, left me with a powerful crush on this silky eau-de-vie. Did I just graduate to adulthood?

Credits

La Maison Rémy Martin is open from 4pm – midnight, 3rd–27th November.  To apply for membership, visit lamaison.remymartin.com.  

Hotel BachaumontMonday, October 26 2015

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What better way to introduce the new travel section than to share my latest discovery? A gem of a hotel, shining bright like a diamond in the most convenient of quartiers, and a firm favourite on my richter scale of cool-hangs. Neatly sandwiched between the world-famous rues Montorgueuil and Montmartre, arguably two of the most pleasant streets to wander in Paris, this overnight option in the 2e arrondissement has everything—from premier patisseries to must-visit vintage stores— all within a ten-minute walking radius…

A suit to travel inWednesday, October 7 2015

A suit to travel in border - Paul Smith

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Twenty fifteen’s very own Big Brother/Eye of Sauron (formally re-christned Instagram for political reasons, namely hide true intent to destroy civilisation) tells me that Paul Smith’s presentations have been pretty high-octane of late.

Just to be clear, that is not high-fashion jargon for pop-bright clothes parading at super speedy catwalk mph. No, high octane means high octane. As in, extreme sport daredevils, roped in by the brand to give your traditional fashion week presentation an extra spin. Spin being the correct way of putting it, as cast “models” were in this instance professional BMX athletes bouncing off the walls, or world-class olympians pirouetting around the room.

Now, Sir Paul’s 360-degree approach to designing is hardly news. His support of art, sport, music, film, and even the science industry is what gives his own line such resonating depth and that quintessentially British quirkiness we all love. He is a true character; one that merges all his interests to create an end-product that will never have you tempted to hit the snooze button.

So although this unconventional way to show off his clothes may not come as a real surprise, be assured, there is a method to the madness –beyond scoring a few more likes than the rest of us on Instagram that is. Here it is: Paul Smith has designed a suit that is meant to be lived in. Run and catch the tube in. Dance-until-dawn-when-after-work-G&Ts-get-ever-so-slightly-out-of-hand in.

A suit, in his own words, to travel in.

And because I have no imagination whatsoever (and would rather not dig out the old ice skates –my team won silver in the French Synchronised Skating Championships back in 1999! Would I make this up?), I took the old genius literally, and opted for this rather standout plane outfit on my way back from NYFW.

I slept like a baby, business class aiding.

Sadly though, no paps waiting on the other end to immortalise, so I went for the usual self-promotional tool. Instagram, look what has become of us (me!)…

But my, don’t that two-piece look good!

 

 

Blazer: Paul Smith || Pants: Paul smith || Top: Bella Freud || Sneakers: Feiyue

In collaboration with Paul Smith.

Palme d’OrMonday, May 25 2015

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Maje One Piece || Maje scarfBefore I took off for sunnier climes and red carpet adventures, the Maje team invited me in-store to discover the brand’s summer capsule. Hoping to catch some rays, I opted for a gold one-piece and rainbow-fringed scarf (beachwear provides the perfect excuse for colour!). Unfortunately, the weather was less than favourable in the South of France, so the Gypset collection and I had to take a rain check. The rooftop pool at Shoreditch House might just be the perfect spot to debut these skin-baring pieces. To be continued… In collaboration with Maje.

City sailorSaturday, April 25 2015

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For one can never own too many striped tops.Or roll necks, for that matter. —Top: Finery London || Jeans: MIH || Boots: Acne || Sunnies: Celine Bag: Chloe

Credits

Photography by Eva K Salvi.