Month: September 2014

Best Boots for Autumn 2014

Although we keep hearing rumours of an Indian Summer, as we head into October we are reluctantly accepting that we have to pack those denim shorts and flip flops away. What will always cheer us up though? A new winter wardrobe! Time to dig out those scarves, chunky knits and coats and pair them with treat yourself to some lovely autumnal boots. We’ve scoured the shops for our favourites in all styles and budgets. After all, a new season must mean new shoes! Here’s our Autumn Boot Haute List… (more…)

Fortnum & Mason: A London Treasure

If you visit the Big Smoke as a tourist you’ll be told by well-meaning friends to check out the London Eye and Big Ben. Perhaps they’ll throw in the Tower for good measure, or maybe Buckingham Palace. Don’t get me wrong, these are important, historic landmarks and well worth a visit. However, if someone asked me where to go in London, I’d put Fortnum & Mason right at the top of the list. (more…)

My Haute List: Jennifer Louise Martin

This edition of My Haute List is by Jennifer Louise Martin, one of our favourite London artists.

With portraits of retro beauties and mixed media pastel wanderlust collages, we were smitten from the first moment we saw Jennifer’s work a few years ago. Our favourites include 60s heroines and some more recent beauties, including Daphne Groeneveld and Lana del Ray. We were lucky enough to visit Jennifer in her beautiful home in Primrose Hill and to hear all about her new projects. The full collection of Jennifer’s paintings are on her website, and Jennifer will be doing an artist’s residency in Vermont, USA in October 2014.

Check out our favourite pieces and Jennifer’s Haute List…


The Palomar, Soho: Superb

It’s not often that the food matches up to the hype in all the many new openings in London. The Palomar only opened three months ago and already it’s near-impossible to get a booking for a few plates of their stellar “modern Jerusalem” tapas. We finally managed to knab a table and it was definitely worth the wait.


Portugal: A luxury retreat in the Algarve

It’s nearing the end of the summer; September in all of its pre-autumnal glory has hit and you’ve still not taken a break. You’re more burnt out than burnt ends and your brain has started to resemble a sieve. What’s a girl to do? Hit the beach, that’s what.

So, off we did trot to Quinta do Lago, a gorgeous Portuguese sanctuary just 20 minutes outside of Faro. We wanted to visit somewhere new, and the promise of early September sunshine, teamed with a short-haul flight, ticked the requisite boxes. We weren’t disappointed.