The Londoness


Born in Paris.

Made in London.

Teller of London Tales.

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Follow me and my London Blog for a capital round-up of London's historical, quirky and unusual places. Visit some of city's best museums and galleries, get a supreme peek at Royal London, and grab a seat next to me as I eat my way around London's restaurants.

How to be dandy in London and shopping for men

How to be a Dandy in London

The British Dandy is still alive and well, and if you look closely, you’ll see them dotted all around London, especially during the Summer Season.  A male friend of mine took me on a “man about town” weekend together with some other beaus and Berties who work for her Majesty’s pleasure. From chucking cheese soufflés…

Sideshow, Musical, London, Theatre

THEATRE REVIEW: Sideshow & Amadeus

Sideshow at the Southwark Playhouse The Southwark Playhouse is the go-to venue when I am looking for quirky and slightly off-beat productions. Last year it played host to the wonderfully eclectic Grey Gardens, starring Sheila Hancock, and is now staging the colourful and moving musical, Sideshow, on until the 3rd December. Sideshow comes to London…

Falling in Autumn

As Summer prepares to retire and the long days start to wane, it’s time to banish the summer’s end blues and prepare for my favourite time of year. Russet-coloured river walks, pumpkin pie, cosy, crackling fires in my local pub, conker games, and rain, rain and more rain: roll on Autumn in London! Revolutionary Ode…

Algarve, Golden Triangle

This Shore is More

Mykonos may be alluring, Ibiza tantalizing, and St Tropez may have the ultimate swagger, but the Algarve in Portugal is my port of call for dreamy, charming and authentic. And the light: at sunrise, it’s luminescent with shades of cotton candy and bluebells; at sunset, it dissolves listlessly into a canvas of tangerine and ink….

Kids-London-Summer-BFG

London for the Little Darlings

Oh dear, it’s the summer holidays which means one thing: M and M, or Madness and Mayhem.  Your little ones are catapulted from the school classroom back into your living space for a full six weeks of delightful chaos. This is my first July in London for fifteen years. I’m lucky enough to have an office…

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…

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…

Amalfi, Ravello, Gore Vidal, Santa Caterina

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….

Book Now

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…

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