Claire Felicie – a Face can tell a Thousand Stories

We explore Claire Felicie’s new series. They say a face can tell a thousand stories and it’s not happy or animated faces that are the most telling. It is the simple expressionless expression that is the most revealing. It’s the imprint that life leaves upon the faces we’re born with. Stories of loss, sorrow or … Continue Reading

Review: Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s Theatre, London

If I had to choose a genre to read for the rest of my days it would be the work of  twentieth century American playwrights; Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee and Alfred Uhry. This inexplicable love affair began 6 years ago when I read Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, followed by … Continue Reading

Book Review – The Sense of an Ending. Julian Barnes

The Man Booker Prize is the most prestigious and enduring accolade in literary fiction. Julian Barnes is considered one of the finest authors of our generation. Having made the Booker Prize shortlist on three previous occasions, it was 27 years later and fourth time lucky for him with his latest offering in the form of … Continue Reading

Halloween- Sailors and Showgirls

The theme for Halloween at Beach Blanket Babylon was Sailors and Showgirls.       Dinner was accompanied by a ghoulish Cabaret singer and people dancing to the beat of Matthew Williamson’s impromptu rendition of ‘Like a Virgin’.   It was the most glamorous of Halloween’s – feathers, sequins and heels – not a splatter of fake … Continue Reading

Preview – Tyler Shields and Maximilian Wiedemann Exhibition

Imitate Modern was exhibiting the work of Tyler Shields and Maximilian Wiedemann. Tyler is a celebrated LA based celebrity photographer. Think of someone young, hot and famous and he’s shot them. Maximilian is a talented graffiti artist and his work has a modern Warhol-esque feel. He produces bold vivid canvases stamped with witty satirical one-liners.   … Continue Reading

Hermes Ballet and Banquet – Royal Opera House, London

Yesterday we attended the  Royal Opera House for a contemporary dance piece followed by a four course banquet for Hermes’ UK customers.  The sight was one that cannot easily be explained. Suspended from every inch of the ceiling were the most beautiful long-stemmed flowers and blooms in the most vibrant of shades. If you listened closely, amongst the chatter, … Continue Reading