Mastering the Art of Sophistication | Part 1

Sophistication lies in the smoke and mirrors of what you say and how you act. To kick off my mini series on mastering the art of sophistication, I will be taking some inspiration from the Dictionary of Joanna Lumley, sharing the…

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Mastering the Art of Posh Drinks

‘Remember when it was acceptable to fall down the stairs of *insert crummy club you attended at 18*?’ my friend asked the other day, horrified at the thought of our younger years, as we tentatively walked down the steps of…

Mastering the Art of Justification

If there’s one area I’m skilfully talented in, it’s the art of justification (yes, it’s an art form and it’s about the only one I’m good at, so don’t question it). A get-out-clause for any guilty pleasure or indulgence, excuses and…

Mastering the Art of Having Less

Ha! Got you fooled there, didn’t I?! What a ridiculous name for a title! Whoever said ‘less is more’ clearly hadn’t discovered the joys of handbags (in fact, it was probably a man, aka that strange species who often claim…

Weekending, the verb

Weekending, as is the newly coined verb, goes something like this: eggs royale at brunch, light shopping in Selfridges, cocktails at some bar where the DJ is pals with Alexa Chung and an acute Sunday hangover that can only be…