Month: January 2015

My Haute List: Tim Melideo

We first woke up to the wonderful world of Tim Melideo when we spied his funky coffee prints on instagram (@timmelideo). Tim was born and raised in LA before migrating to NYC to hone his photography skills at grad school. Currently residing in the Big Apple, you can check out his brilliant work at www.timmelideo.com and his snazzy sartorial choices on his blog www.stayclassicblog.com. (more…)

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Top 5 Places in London for a Special Lunch

A friend recently asked us where she could take a friend who was getting married as a treat for lunch in London. She wanted somewhere with a great room that wasn’t too tiny and with a lively atmosphere, great food (obviously) and something that felt special, but without a huge bill at the end of it. We gave her these recommendations on the basis that some are new, some are classics, but all come with a great lunch option showcasing the best from the menu at an affordable price. These are our top 5 pics if you are taking someone out for a lunch treat in London: (more…)

Top 5 Places to Beat the January Blues

We think January gets a bad rap. Sure, Christmas and its associated twinkles and treasures are fast becoming a distant memory, and the early pay day that we celebrated with glee in December is not quite as much fun now. And yet we don’t mind the bracing Jan chills when they’re accompanied by cerulean blue skies, and no calendar month gives you a better excuse to stay indoors and cook up Nigel Slater’s lamb shanks & Signe Johansen’s Swedish apple & almond pudding.

But if you’re still not convinced and you’re looking for a getaway here are our top 5 places to go to escape the January blues: (more…)

Work Wear for the New Year

As semi-pro online shoppers, we waited anxiously for the sales to start and for our web-baskets to fill with discounted wares, hopefully to arrive the next day (or three…) in a wrapped box, all newly packaged with no make up stains, deodorant marks or questionable odours – the horrendous hallmarks of shopping in sales in the actual stores.

As working gals, we often get distracted by the ripped jeans, the wedge trainers, the leather jackets… everything that is not work appropriate. So this year, we’re trying to behave, be responsible, and to restrict our spending to clothes we can actually wear 80% of the time (but also make up.. shoes.. skincare.. and HOMEWARE (everything from furniture to 1500g candles…) – so not really that strict! Here’s our work-wear edit from what’s out there on the high street – most of it’s on sale now too (does that mean we can buy the jeans?). Everything here has been dipping in and out of our checkout baskets this past week, and we’ve focused on our favourite haunts for smart(ish) wardrobe staples. Let us know if you find any others to tempt us! (more…)