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Creative Florist Extraordinaire: Tony Marklew

For me flowers are simply one of the most beautiful natural wonders. The variety, scent and aura are unsurpassable. A girl’s heart beats faster when she is given flowers! Pure delight! I often call Tony Marklew the ‘Flower King’ because he has created some of the most stunningly beautiful flower installations I have seen. I am so fortunate to have had Tony make wonderful arrangements for special events and my

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My Summer Survival Beauty Kit

The golden sun toasted days are here. Bikinis and sun hats out! Here’s my essential Summer beauty guide of my favourite summer products. Kerstase Elixir Ultime Oil My hair always fries in the sun! The best cure I have found for protection from the sun’s rays is Kerstase Elixir Ultime Oil. It is a nourishing hair oil that is perfect to use on wet or dry hair and it leaves

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Parisian Treasure Hunt At The Flea Market

Marché aux Puces: PARIS Marche aux Puces is renowned throughout the world for being the largest flea market. It attracts literally millions of antique, vintage and curios lovers. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure and it’s such fun looking. It is exciting and atmospheric – a bazaar for the bizarre and a blast from the past. Being an avid vintage shopper and designer, the random eccentricities on view set

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Hotel Plaza Athénée: Avenue Montaigne Paris

Paris and romance go together like Champagne and oysters and coffee and croissants. When my husband has the idea of visiting Paris, I am always super excited! Being a designer, I am mesmerised by the beauty of the boulevards designed by Georges-Eugene Haussmann. Neoclassical wonders! There is no better place to stay to take in the essence and beauty of Paris than the fashionable and elegant Hotel Plaza Athénée. This

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Floral city escape

Restaurant: Petersham Nurseries, Richmond For a break from the hustle and bustle of central London, Petersham Nurseries is the perfect getaway for a charming and healthy lunch. Set in the heart of Richmond, this idyllic hidden gem combines restaurant, tea house, shopping boutique and a garden nursery overflowing with flowers and plants. Every angle of the nursery is picture perfect and #instafabulous. On entering the glasshouse, you find yourself in a

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De Beers Jewellery: Dinner and Diamond Soirée

The De Beers flagship store on Old Bond Street, London, was the perfect setting for the exquisite diamond extravaganza dinner hosted by Andrew Coxon. The store, full of the most beautiful flowers, had been transformed.  The hue of wondrous pastel pink and white flowers were paired superbly with the utterly stunning array of De Beers diamonds. Following a champagne reception and having tried on some monster sized rocks, we sat

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Le Coucou Restaurant: SoHo, New York

Having been in and out of New York quite frequently in the last few months, Le Coucou remained top of my list of restaurants to go to. Both the Plaza and Mercer hotel concierges “Top Table” recommendation was Le Coucou and both warned me “Let us know plenty in advance, if you want a table there!” Luckily, whilst staying at the Baccarat Hotel, their amazing, whizz of a Conciege was

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The Crystal Palace

Baccarat Hotel: NYC Having just flown in from sunny St Barts, I was looking forward to a few days hitting NYC’s museums and shops – and most importantly – staying at the newly opened Baccarat Hotel. The Baccarat is a crystal dream, fully kitted out with Baccarat glassware, from breakfast-ware (or even toothbrush holder!) to nightcap and everything in between. Yes, it was a dream, the Baccarat Hotel is exquisitely

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My guide to Sydney’s best healthy lunch and brunch spots. #NOMNOM

Indigo – Double Bay Indigo cafe is a lovely little spot for coffee and brunch tucked away in the middle of Double Bay, a buzzing and glamorous part of Sydney. It’s well worth hitting the shops and the beautiful fashion designer boutiques, after a delightful healthy brunch at Indigo. Icebergs – Bondi Beach Iceberg is a must! It’s a culinary treat with the most breathtaking views of Bondi beach. Its

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The Children’s Trust Christmas Concert: Cadogan Hall

Christmas is my favourite time of year. A time of caring, sharing, merriment and joy! It is a time for reflection, counting our blessings and thinking of others. I was introduced to The Children’s Trust Charity by my brother and sister-in-law who have been supporting the charity for years. They invited me on a tour of the Children’s Trust for children with brain injuries at the purpose-built therapy centre at

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