Out & About

Made in Margate: What to see & do

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Botany Bay Since buying a house in Margate (and the ongoing media obsession) I have been inundated with requests for recommendations for visiting DFLs and beyond. So, to avoid repeating myself on a regular basis, here is my guide to … Read More

Flower Making at VV Rouleaux

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The world has gone mad for events and workshops, everywhere you look someone is encouraging you to sign up to learn about this or make that. It’s all about ‘experience’ now, not just shopping or product. Which, frankly, couldn’t have… Read More

Top five things to do in Berlin

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Berlin is a laid back, creative city, rich in culture and thought provoking history. The wide streets, filled with cyclists and non aggressive drivers, huge apartments and green spaces, made me question how impossible London has become, as ridiculous property… Read More

What the Heck is Pokémon Go?

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After Jane’s successful post on explaining Snapchat to us all, I thought I’d fill you in on the latest phone-based phenomenon, Pokémon GO, mostly because 1) Pokémon were a huge thing for twentysomethingsons when they were young – remember the… Read More

The older women of the East End

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There’s something about older women in London – they have an attitude and confidence which enables them to stand out from the crowd and take control. They get seats on buses, bring people together to chat in public places and… Read More

Goodhood: My perfect shop

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There is a lot of talk in the trends world about how actual shops will look in the future. A few years ago, in my WGSN days, I was asked about the future of retail – and I said “soon… Read More