Decorex Sketch

September is a storming calvacade after the languor of Summer months, there’s endless shows, events and a constant instagram fizz of fabulous shots: are you Fashion Week frenzied? LDF? Focus-ed? 100% design? Top Drawer? A Decorative Fair? LAPADA’d? V and … Continue reading

A Week in Provence

Spending time in Provence you reconnect with an eternal good life guided by the seasons and enriched by its extraordinary beauty.  My heart beats to the daily cycle as the sun welcomes a clear-sky dawn before beating down until an apricot … Continue reading

Somewhere over the Rainbow: New York

New York is such a feast of excess : the heady heights that arch you back, the blistering array of architectural styles from luscious ornamentation to streamlined slick, those film-set streets that seem to disappear over the horizon, the shops … Continue reading

Curio Couture

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli crafted an exquisite AW13 couture show  for Valentino stating, couture is celebrated in its essence, it is the maker of dreams, because imagination creates reality. What dreams, what research, what inspiration created this couture-reality. … Continue reading

Deceptive Charms

So I paused in London, surveyed my empty purse and thanked the Lord that the V and A always pulls me off the shop floor  street… There in the furthest reaches of the 6th floor is the smallest exhibition you … Continue reading

Le Vieux, Le Meilleur

So if you were passing through the Luberon, Provence, and you had one pit stop, where would I take you? Well… Le Vieux, Oppede le Vieux.  Here time stands semi freddo, Miss Haversham cobwebs cling to crumbling castles and fairytale … Continue reading