The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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Sweetie Dahling!

So, Patsy and Edina are back on July 1st, trolleyed on Bolly and laced in Lacroix. I can’t wait, and my golden ticket has already been booked at the Electric Cinema, a fitting place to toast London’s naughtiest ladies back to our screens with my feet up, wrapped in cashmere, and with a bottle of…

A smashing, positively dashing day!

I know nothing about horses, gambling or how to wear a hat, but I can be hedonistic, and I enjoy a glass or two, maybe even three, of a certain French drink with bubbles. My lovely friend Hilary invited me into her private “Winning Post” enclosure again, so Mark and I draped ourselves in Best…

London’s Tealightful Teas

Dripping crumpets, rich, tangy and melt-in-the-mouth Victoria Sponge, a warm, orange-scented clotted cream of a scone, and a spicy brew made of leaves from far-flung exotic places such as Darjeeling or Ceylon, … afternoon tea really is the stuff of whipped dreams. The French refer to afternoon tea as “Thé Anglais,” or English tea. It…

A Life in Movies

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon but rather into the silver screen and into a life in movies. Darryl F. Zanuck, the flamboyant 20th Century Fox movie mogul, was barking on the phone to my mother, moments after I catapulted into the world, checking in to see if she was working from the maternity…

An Amalfian Love Story

My Italian memory starts with a train journey from Sorrento to Pompeii at the age of eight. It was a packed and rickety train, winding its agitated way from Sorrento, as hot as a Neoplitan pizza oven. A short, stout and rather ancient-looking Italian man decided to pinch my mother, Shelley, on her jean-clad posterior….

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Obsessed with Jude You’ll need to join the online queue for these tickets when the box office opens at 10am this Monday 16th May, but it will be worth the wait. Jude Law returns to the London stage in an adaptation of the 1943 Luchino Visconti film, Obsession.  It will be playing at The Barbican in April and May…

My Double Date

My first date this week was with Hugh, and the second with Jamie,  although I nearly stood Hugh up.  I went to the wrong cinema, waited half an hour with glass of Pinot in hand, and wondered why there were so few people in the lobby. It didn’t make sense: Hugh Grant and Stephen Frears…

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The Game’s Afoot – Enfants Terribles at Madame Tussaud Coming in July 2016, this immersive adult only experience is run by Les Enfants Terribles. It’s an interactive Whodunit led by actors and set in Victorian England. Using clues you’ll be transported to Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street drawing room, dart around London’s gas-lit streets and amble…

A RIGHT ROYAL CELEBRATION

It’s been a merry week, with London celebrating the Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, St George’s Day and  the 400th anniversary the death of William Shakespeare. London was awash with Union Jack flags, the Dubonnet flowed in honour of Her Majesty, and The Bard’s works were brought to life all over the city.     I took…

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

The American photographer Slim Aarons, who snapped “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places,” is on show at The Getty Images Gallery in Soho until the 7th May.  Aarons’ photos capture the razzle-dazzle and the effortless and understated affluence of the jet set in some of the world’s most glamorous places: Palm Beach, Hollywood,…