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Southend on Sea

When I laid out the plan for my life when I was a kid, London was never on my list of places to live, so it’s safe to say that Essex never even crossed my mind. My first Essex encounter was watching Little Britain’s spoof character Vicky, the vulgar overweight, heavily make-up’d teenager who had … Continue reading

Scent: Carthusia from Capri

In the summer months I am all about those light and fresh citrus scents. Now I can’t say it’s the best ever, but for me Carthusia’s Mediterraneo was my first lemon eau de toilette. I came upon it in their white stone flagship shop on the island of Capri which is a haven for lovers … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea in Mayfair

Finally got around to having a proper spot of tea in London. I have to say the location was unbelievably old-school elegant British and we were seated in a wintergarden. The stale finger sandwiches and outsourced pastries kind of spoiled the all around experience, but the ambience helped. Gotta start somewhere! Here’s to the next … Continue reading