The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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London’s Tealightful Teas

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 06:54 amDripping 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…

A Life in Movies

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 06:45 amI 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…

Amalfi, Ravello, Gore Vidal, Santa Caterina

An Amalfian Love Story

Last updated on March 3rd, 2021 at 04:54 pmMy 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…

Book Now

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 12:31 pmObsessed 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…

BOOK NOW

Last updated on February 18th, 2021 at 12:31 pmThe 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…

HOLI COW!

Last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 03:54 pmHoli is an ancient Hindu celebration which is also known as the Festival of Colours. It marks the end of winter and the start of the spring harvest season.  All over India, the day after the first full moon in March, thousands of revellers pour into the…

Oxford and Cambridge, Hammersmith, races, dove pub

A DAY AT THE RACES

Last updated on March 26th, 2019 at 12:57 pmIt’s The Races today. Not Ascot, silly: The Oxford and Cambridge! I’ve always been a Cambridge supporter. Why? It was all about Maurice, the luminous 1987 Merchant Ivory film set in Cambridge, with James Wilby and a floppy-haired Hugh Grant. Cambridge seemed the most romantic place on the planet. I…

HOT CROSS MUM

Last updated on October 23rd, 2017 at 04:25 amIt’s the usual mayhem and madness. School breaks up in an hour, and Mrs Bunny has yet to procure a single Easter egg. With a household diet of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, “I’m on a diet” or “I don’t give a crap as long as it’s chocolate and doesn’t have Marmite…

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