Category Archives: LONDON

HOW TO PLAN A HALLOWEEN PARTY

HOW TO THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY When I was growing up, Halloween was one night a year, you’d carve a pumpkin or a turnip and wear a makeshift witches outfit and off you trotted trick or treating. Now we’ve gone ALL American about it and it practically lasts a whole month with decorations and fancy…
Read more

Londoner’s Guide To Kensington Palace Gardens

Kensington Palace When I first moved to London, I couldn't quite work out where Kensington Palace Gardens ended and Hyde Park started. Google informs me they are separated by water which starting at the Italian Gardens through The Long Water and opening up into The Serpentine which snakes around into a beautiful lake where you…
Read more

Recent Work – Zakti Active Interviews

Recent Work - Zakti Activewear Interviews Zakti Activewear is a relatively new kid on the fitness block which only launched in 2015 with womenswear. Since that, they've added menswear and kidswear plus linked up with former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt to launch a dance inspired collection which debuted with a cover feature and interview in…
Read more

RECENT WORK – DONNA IDA STYLE INSIDER INTERVIEWS

Style Insider Donna Air “People my age might remember... but my daughter wouldn’t have a clue what I was talking about.” Donna Air is talking about Byker Grove, the show that launched her early acting career at the age of ten alongside presenting duo, and fellow Geordies, Ant & Dec. It’s over 20 years since…
Read more

5 Things Gleaned from Michael Sheen

The thing is…I’m not a film expert which, when you’re in a cinema full of movie fans at the BIFA Central Picturehouse watching Michael Sheen being interviewed for Time Out London can be a bit of a daunting realisation. BUT I have seen five Michael Sheen films, oh yes. Well, to be honest I’ve seen the…
Read more

NAKED REVIEW – Open House London

Sometimes in London, it feels like you know ALL KINDS of things you really don't need to. Like when a new hotdog joint is opening, how Pret Sandwiches are ranked from 1 to 50, or how big the waiting list is at a swanky restaurant you're never likely to grace. And in contrast there's LOADS…
Read more

Naked Review – St Paul’s Cathedral London

St Paul's Cathedral, where I'm sitting right now, is literally blowing my mind. The very famous London landmark was built by Christopher Wren and accessoried (shall we say) with intricate mosaics after Queen Victoria called it 'dull, cold, dingy and dreary,' crikey! Inside it is utterly astonishing in size and scale with the dome the…
Read more

Life Hacks – Ace the Chelsea Flower Show by a First Timer

What's a flipping silver gilt when it's at home? Why does a show garden differ from a artisan garden? Do I have to wear white linen trousers to get in? Will they know the only flower I've successfully kept alive is a flaming Katie from Tesco? These are the questions you will face if it…
Read more

TimeOut Tastemaker Reviews London

I am a Time Out Tastemaker. Intrigued? This doesn't (sadly) mean that I work for Time Out writing witty and entertaining copy about London every day, nor does it mean (even more sadly)that I am wafting around Poppy Delevingne style and party-hopping on a sea of champagne and canapés. It does mean that I am…
Read more