COCC at Anjuna Beach

“I’ll see you after I’m done with COCC”, I shouted at my husband as I beelined towards the door. “You WHAT?!”, he spluttered, emerging from beneath a pile of financial statements. “Whose COCC are you planning to be done with?!” “Noooo”, I corrected him. “You know, COCC – not the anatomical sort. It stands for … Continue Reading

Amber Lounge – Where to Party during the Monaco Grand Prix 2018

Ahhh… It’s that time of year again. We’re talking azure Riviera views, slinky cocktail dresses, legs for days and, of course, that unmistakable din, reminding you that you’re exactly where you need to be – the hottest Grand Prix Party, at Amber Lounge. Monaco’s opulent streets and lavish harbour come alive in May, when the … Continue Reading

Style Your Bookshelf Like a Pro with Taylor Howes

The 5 Step Guide to Accessorising Occasionally I’ll find myself missing those days of blissful ignorance. With a wistful pang I’ll remember a time before interiors, before I knew anything about design, posh candles, bespoke embroidered 2000 thread count bed linen or modern art (my husband still rues the day I uncovered Phillips Contemporary). A … Continue Reading

Meet the Boss – an interview with Joakim Prat

It’s a sultry Friday morning in Central London. As I power through South Kensington to my rendezvous, my phone won’t stop vibrating. They arrive one after another, engorged pulsing tidings of admiration, carnal reveries which don’t belong to this tentative morning daylight. But my friends can be excused. For I have a date with the … Continue Reading

Why the 1990s was Hip-Hop’s Golden Age. We look at the era-defining music and fashion

Rain, hale or shine, my standard get up in ’97 and ’98 was a turquoise blue Tommy Hilfiger puffer jacket, a Hilfiger Ice Hockey shirt, shin length Wu-Wear shorts, Timberland khaki boots and (for reasons I no longer understand) a Wu-Wear neck warmer. I was modelling myself on the legendary New York hip hop group, … Continue Reading

Game of Drones – the Future of Drone Technology

Daniel Dale takes a look at drones and where the technology is headed. When I picture a technician in a factory making remote controlled planes, I picture celibacy. I picture mens’ beady eyes disappearing behind fog on spectacle lenses as they steam up with lust and the heat emitted from soldering equipment. I picture jeans … Continue Reading

Meet the Boss – an interview with Laura Hammett

Meet Laura Hammett – we interview London’s top interior designer There’s something about Laura Hammett. I could see it straight away.  Something different. She is sitting behind the wheel of her Audi on a drizzly Monday morning, telling me about her house. Meanwhile, I’m cloistered in the back of a Paris taxi headed for Montmartre … Continue Reading

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror – the Dark Joy of Dystopia

Whoopi Goldberg playing a carnal soul conduit for Patrick Swayze in the film “Ghost” so that his deceased character can get it on with Demi Moore (thereby opening the door for a dead man to experience a female orgasm) is something I strongly suspect inspired Black Mirror’s themes to do with time, space and identity. … Continue Reading

Top 10 Things We Miss From the 90s

From Friends, to choker necklaces and centre partings, the 90s are back and they’re cooler than ever. The decade has invaded our wardrobes in the form of denim overalls and athi-leisure, and the Spring/Summer catwalks were full of brightly coloured eye shadow and clumpy lashes. But it’s not just the fashion world that’s taking note, … Continue Reading

The Power of Pink

We need to talk about pink. There is a problem with pink and it’s not that little girls love it. It’s that too many adults hate it. Part of the problem with pink, and it’s not pink’s problem but our problem, is that we have been conditioned to believe it only represents the feminine. Not … Continue Reading