24 hours in Cologne

I decided to do something a bit different and go and find the cheapest flight out of the UK. And it was Cologne. So I packed the tiniest luggage I ever had for an overseas trip and headed to the airport. Here are a few pictures from the amazing trip. If you go to Cologne…

Little black dress

The feeling when you stand in front of the wardrobe feeling like there is nothing you can wear. Thirty minutes later and with a room full of clothes scattered all over the floor I have grabbed a lifesaver. A little black dress. I added a red bag and high heels. I felt fabulous that night.

Santorini

Santorini is like a white and a blue dream. It is a deep blue sea, black rocks, white cottages, blue roofed churches. And a view. Breakfast with a view, shopping with a view, dipping yourself in a pool with a view… You just cannot escape the view. Leaving Santorini feels a bit like a break…

Wet Weekend…

🙄 When I saw the weather forecast for the weekend I decided not to believe it. And indeed it was another wet weekend in Wales… the problem is that my Jack Russel terrier hates wet weather and refuses to put her paws outside. This weekend I have tasted literally all coffee shops in North Wales…

You must be getting old when you…

Pick a bowl of black olives over a bar of KitKat. Actually enjoy a holiday with your in-laws. Start gardening without receiving pocket money for it. Realise that the latest party you have been to was like in 2015. Sell your sports car and buy an SUV. Fall asleep when watching Mamma Mia. Hold on,…

Good night… Prague Airport

The feeling when you find out that your flight is going to be so long delayed that you will need to tuck yourself in ‘bed’ between closed Costa Coffee shutters and a bunch of airport trolleys. You knock out your third coffee and a box of macaroons, finish another pointless article in a glossy magazine…

Dream big but work even harder.

Most people dream. Some people dream big. Large proportion of them moan. They moan about their life being too hard, they moan about their work not being appreciated, they moan about the weather, they moan about pretty much everything, they switch their laptops at 4:59pm and are in the lift out at 5:01pm. They are…

When you wear a blanket

Sometimes, when a summer in England feels like a winter and you finish your second pot of tea and are about to head outside and a frisky breeze hits you in the face as soon as you open the door, then the only sensible solution is to slip in your blanket parka. Then suddenly walking…

Not a very exciting trip to Bangkok

Bangkok’s got a reputation… so when you tell your friends that you are going to Bangkok, they think you are going to have a crazy time. I have never been into partying so Bangkok for me was about hanging by the pool and trying out noodles in China town in the evenings, riding the tuck…

Back in the office. In Kuala Lumpur

When I left the office on Friday, I did not set my out of office for the weekend. Instead I boarded a massive jumbo jet flight to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai. I packed a laptop and a bikini. I swapped cappuccinos for frappes and sweaters for summer dresses. I ate durian, jelly drinks, curry and…

Chanel Joan Elkayam at Milan Fashion Week A/W 2018

Chanel is one of the people that you meet and never forget. Not very often can you meet someone this talented and determined and so down to earth. So when I met her for the first time a few years ago at Manchester Fashion Week, where she presented her first Fashion Show, I knew she…

The Milan Way

When I first told my husband that we are going to Milan Fashion Week A/W 2018, I have received a slightly nervous yes. As the time approached and flights and hotel was booked, nervousness kicked in. What to wear? For the Milanese the street is the catwalk. The Malpensa airport during the fashion week fills…