The Wicker Basket

Fortnum & Mason’s iconic picnic hamper With lockdown beginning to ease and the warm days permitting, we are finally able to resume simple summertime pleasures.  One such pleasure that many are taking advantage of is the humble picnic, which can be...
The Reluctant Actor : from football to acting

The Reluctant Actor : from football to acting

John David Washington as Ron Stallworth in BLACKKLANSMAN The Reluctant Actor As a passionate moviegoer I always find recommending my favourite movies to friends and family, a delicate task …. the films I love will not necessarily be as appreciated by them and...
Mojave Phone Booth Tale

Mojave Phone Booth Tale

+1 (760) 733 9969 Mojave Phone Booth Tale Urban legend or not, the Mojave phone booth tale is at the very least intriguing. First, let’s start with a short prologue.  Originally, a phone booth was set up in 1948 in a remote part of the Mojave...
Summertime in the company of Rihanna

Summertime in the company of Rihanna

Rihanna Robin Fenty Summertime in the company of Rihanna Summer is back. It’s official.  Our interminable pandemic spring may have rolled into a precarious summer but the warm long sunny days are here and we can at least rejoice about that.  I associate...
Pleasure and Pain

Pleasure and Pain

Houston Chronicle writer, Kathy Gibson, began her article, Shoe Obsession Disorder: “Contrary to popular belief, Cinderella’s stepsisters were not desperate for Prince Charming — they were desperate for her glass slipper.” Wedding toe-knob paduka,...
Instagram Postcards

Instagram Postcards

Oursin, Paris created by designer Jacquemus & CaviarKaspa I confess. I am addicted to Instagram.  I am not the kind who snaps up this morning’s brunch or posts a « cute » picture of myself in a new outfit BUT I do enjoy discovering new places, new...
The elegant Mr. Hardy

The elegant Mr. Hardy

Pierre Hardy The Elegant Mr. Hardy I have always loved handbags. Don’t ask me why. I just do. It’s my thing. Of all my favorites, there is one I am particularly fond of , the Alpha Clutch designed by the elegant Mr. Hardy. Graphic, elegant, contemporary it...
Take A Seat

Take A Seat

Miniature replicas by Vitra at the Design Museum, London Take A Seat. My interest in chairs goes back to many years ago as an interior design student living in NY. One of the mandatory courses, « Historical Styles », introduced me to periods, styles and the...
China Master

China Master

Li Xiaofeng The China Master While visiting Beijing several years ago, I stayed at the elegant Opposite House hotel. In the beautiful minimalistic lobby of the hotel, my attention was attracted to the artwork displayed notably a series of amazing sculptures. The...
The New Normal

The New Normal

Photograph by Melvin Sokolsky for Harper’s Bazaar Spring 1963 edition. The New Normal ? A harsh reality impacted the fashion industry in recent years. As more and more clothes were produced the less and less expensive they became. The success of ready-to-wear...