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Getting my groove on in Bermondsey

Bermondsey is a part of London with which I am totally unfamiliar. A few years ago, I went to a dinner party in one of those uber-cool apartments where kids are personae non gratae. I spent the evening entranced by the twinkling Shard, which appeared to sit just above the flat and which would ebb…

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START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery

It’s time to rev those arty engines and get over to the START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery. Now in its fifth year, the annual art market is promoting 50 artists from over 25 countries, providing a unique platform for emerging young artists and galleries. Launched in 2014, START was the brainchild of super-collectors…

From Selfie to Self Expression, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, Art, Queen

Art Review: Selfies at the Saatchi

I wonder how Van Gogh, Kahlo and Rembrandt would feel about sharing an art gallery with Tracey Emin, Kim Kardashian, the Queen and a macaque monkey? For the next two months, they are in bed together in the Saatchi Gallery’s new exhibition: From Selfie to Self-Expression. I admit that I walked into this with some…

A Blazing Beauty: Kipling’s India

I could have easily given up all my worldly rupees and even a piece of my soul for some of the artwork on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, “Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London.” There were no magic carpets here, but it certainly felt like I had flown…

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,…