McQueen, the documentary based on designer Lee Alexander McQueen, is a searingly honest, funny, sad and thought-provoking film airing on British screens next week (June 8th). Don’t miss it. The life story of this East End boy makes way beyond… Read More Read More
There are easily a dozen paintings in Victoria Miro’s latest sensational show Surface Work that I wanted to smuggle home. Over 50 female abstract artists from across the globe over the past century are shown in this stunning, historical glimpse… Read More Read More
Anyone who’s walked passed Liberty recently will have seen its excellent tribute to the Suffragette Movement’s Smashing Windows campaign from March 1912, where many of the store’s windows were broken. Nine modern women are celebrated, including Florence Welsh, Anya Hindmarch,… Read More Read More
Booked your summer holiday yet? Well how about Austin USA. Austin is steeped in the type of cool vibe you expect more from Brooklyn than the state of Texas and art lovers and creatives flock here in droves to experience… Read More Read More
Our intrepid guest blogger and traveler Elena Bowes has just come back from a glorious trip to India, so just in case you are planning a trip of a lifetime or just need some visual cheer to help you get… Read More Read More
Our guest blogger Elena Bowes has finally moved into her new apartment, but is finding things are a little different from the last time she lived in Manhattan.
Love seems to dictate where I live. I moved to London three… Read More Read More
Our New York correspondent Elena Bowes has rounded up some exciting cultural happenings in the city this autumn, just in case you are visiting, or you’re one of our NYC readers. Not jealous. Nope. Not at all. Over to your… Read More Read More
Our roving reporter Elena Bowes has been in Milan, where she spent an afternoon with a designer you’ll likely never have heard of, yet whose influence is extensive; Mr Stephan Janson. Here he offers up a very grounded view on… Read More Read More
Guest blogger Elena Bowes is turning into our roving art reporter this month, do read her recent post on art in New York if you are planning a trip soon. Today she’s ventured further afield for more cultural kicks.
New… Read More Read More
Our roving reporter Elena Bowes has just got back from another of her trips to New York, where she’s been busy visiting (mostly) art shows currently on in the city. Here’s how she got along.
I just got back from… Read More Read More
Our regular guest blogger Elena is making a big life change for 2017, she’s (semi) moving to New York, where no one does anything without checking an app first. But which ones to use? She shares her tips on the… Read More Read More
For anyone who is thinking about planning a party for your offspring, our guest blogger Elena Bowes has a few words of advice…
Be honest. Who actually looks forward to hosting their child’s 18th birthday party? We’ve all heard the… Read More Read More
Our intrepid guest blogger, Elena Bowes, has visited the Whitney’s exhibition in New York, on Carmen Herrara, one of the oldest living women artists still working. Still painting – and taking a small scotch after lunch – daily, Carmen is… Read More Read More
Part of my recent summer break was spent in New York, where I went to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, tipped off about it by our regular guest blogger, travel writer Elena Bowes. It was a treat to visit, as she… Read More Read More
Apologies, Elena and I had a bit of a techie glitch on her Friday post with images, she visited two shops for us in her New York Like A Local blogpost series, so here is what happened in part two… Read More Read More
Another post from our roving New York reporter Elena, who has found another local gem worth putting on your to-visit list if you are visiting soon.
If you’re in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on the lookout for something eye-catching, unusual… Read More Read More
In this next post from our New York Like A Local series, Elena Bowes visits one of my all time favourite NYC stores, John Derian, tucked away down on East Second Street, an inspirational place for anyone who likes making… Read More Read More
As UK retail sales slide again this month, I’m still pondering what it is we actually want from our shops today. Any retailer reading and wondering the same might do well to think about adding in a bit of ‘being… Read More Read More
Our regular guest blogger Elena Bowes has been out and about discovering hidden gems in New York for us, this week it’s Three Lives & Company, if you are visiting this year, be sure to bookmark this charming little store.… Read More Read More
Guest blogger Elena Bowes went to New York’s Tender Buttons for us this month, I have never been in all the years I’ve been visiting NYC, but next visit, I’m heading straight over……If you’re visiting The Big Apple this year,… Read More Read More
Today’s guest blogger is reader Elena Bowes, a London based American cultural writer who finds herself in New York a lot. She has volunteered to search out interesting stores and events happening in NYC for us, for anyone visiting. Over… Read More Read More
After Jane’s mini-rant last week about how she’s thinking of moving to the seaside, our correspondent Elena Bowes mailed in an update on how her move to New York was going. Regular readers will also remember Sue Evan’s Adventure Before… Read More Read More
Our roving cultural reporter Elena Bowes is back in her home town of New York this week, chatting to curator Natalie Bell of the New Museum about Artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and her new show, Under Song For A Cypher.
If… Read More Read More
If you are looking for some cultural stimulation this summer, we can recommend the new Fahrelnissa Zeid exhibition at Tate Modern. She is an example of another ‘forgotten’ female talent we should all know about. Our roving cultural reporter Elena… Read More Read More
Our guest blogger Elena Bowes is a friend of the super-stylish, grown up retailer Isabel Ettedgui, so when she asked if we’d like an interview with her friend in her new Connolly flagship, we jumped at the chance. Over to… Read More Read More
One of our guest bloggers, cultural writer Elena Bowes, is doing a series of posts on New York stores, since although being based in London, she’s frequently in New York. When I asked why she was lucky enough to pop… Read More Read More
I’ve been away in India visiting middleson, as anyone who follows us on Insta will know as I’ve rather clogged the feed up with pictures. This is my third trip to India, and I’m getting the hang of it. I… Read More Read More