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Irving Penn: How to style your home with fashion photos

Irving Penn: How to style your home with fashion photos

Nothing like a warm spring evening with a glass of wine at a gallery listening to the experts talk - about fashion and art. The two go well together and Marlborough Gallery's latest exhibition made me think of this: Irving Penn: How to style your home with fashion...

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How to create a garden atmosphere indoors

How to create a garden atmosphere indoors

One of my all time favourite rooms in my first London apartment in 1995 was the living room because of its breezy look and outdoorsy feel. So here's how to create a garden atmosphere indoors with tips on mixing outdoor and indoor furniture and accessories. I searched...

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How to Sow and Grow your own Sunflowers and Marigolds

How to Sow and Grow your own Sunflowers and Marigolds

It is almost half a century (time flies) since I tried to grow flowers or tomatoes in a pot from seed to final product. Back then we used those plastic trays with wet cotton wool and seeds neatly placed in long straight lines. After a few days, by some miracle, a tiny...

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Wonderfully weird and worthy world of Vogue Scandinavia

Wonderfully weird and worthy world of Vogue Scandinavia

The fourth edition of Vogue Scandinavia is here and it looks as if it could be the last edition I invest in. As a Scandi, it represents a world I don't recognise. And it seems quite divorced from the Vogue brand I've come to know over decades in Great Britain. But...

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Affordable Art Fair returns with Colour and Verve

Affordable Art Fair returns with Colour and Verve

Even if you've got millions to spare on a Picasso or Basquiat, the Affordable Art Fair returns with unmissable bargains and investment pieces for the keen talent spotter. It's one of our favourite events in London and every season we can't wait until the doors...

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How to pick stylish Heaters for the Living Room

How to pick stylish Heaters for the Living Room

One of the first things I check out when viewing a property is the heating system - if it's gas heated it gets replaced first thing after moving in. So how to pick stylish heaters is already infinitely easier. Gas and some fireplaces and systems are both unsightly and...

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10 Things We Look Out for when Viewing a Property

10 Things We Look Out for when Viewing a Property

One of the first of 10 things we look out for when viewing a property to buy is the ceiling height. We just do...because we love high ceilings with all their interior decor potential. It's so easy to fall in love with a new property and get carried away with our...

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Art for Youth Mall Galleries returns to London

Art for Youth Mall Galleries returns to London

As the British Prime Minster went on TV to announce more Covid doom and gloom, Art for Youth Mall Galleries returns to London just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace and Downing Street. Art for Youth is an annual private view which appears to thrive away from from...

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How to find amazing Interior Pieces in Charity Shops

How to find amazing Interior Pieces in Charity Shops

It's the easiest thing in the world: furnishing and decorating a home on an unlimited budget. But when funds are a little tight it's a different and more challenging story. That's where How to find amazing interior pieces in charity shops can help. Here we show you...

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Scandi Vibes at the Affordable Art Fair post Lockdown

Scandi Vibes at the Affordable Art Fair post Lockdown

The Affordable Art Fair has returned with fanfare after lockdown and the re-opening in Battersea this autumn was the best ever. Lots of colour, abstracts, celebrity portraits and photographs as well as ceramics and sculpture on display - and for sale from between £50...

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Hjem – Traditional Danish Cafe in the Heart of Kensington

Hjem – Traditional Danish Cafe in the Heart of Kensington

"One of the things people seem to like about this place is that they can sit here and chat to us," says the founder of one of Kensington's best kept secrets, Hjem, a pretty coffee shop in London's royal borough. Indeed so, the young couple at the table next to ours...

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Noma is Best Restaurant in the World – again

Noma is Best Restaurant in the World – again

Extraordinarily, Noma restaurant in Denmark has done it again - won the Best Restaurant in the World. Famous for its eccentric menu - some claim roased ants are part of the plate decor, which may just be another myth - the Scandinavian eaterie has claimed top spot for...

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The Queen and Meghan Markle by Peter Blake at The Arts Club

The Queen and Meghan Markle by Peter Blake at The Arts Club

Peter Blake pulled no punches at his private view at The Arts Club and placed pictures of The Queen and Meghan Markle (now duchess of Sussex) by eachother, in prime position. He has been described as the godfather of British Pop art, not least thanks to his Beatles...

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Gillian Ayres at the Marlborough Gallery in London

Gillian Ayres at the Marlborough Gallery in London

Joy to be back on the arts scene after lockdown! London's Marlborough Gallery in Mayfair was among the first with a cool private view, lots of ice cold white wine and a refreshing collection of the late Gillian Ayres' large-scale paintings and works on paper. Ayres'...

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Farrow & Ball belongs to Denmark following sale

Farrow & Ball belongs to Denmark following sale

IT's just too gorgeous! The most brilliant and quintessentially British paint brand, much mocked for its high price point and many shades of grey, has been sold to a Danish company. Farrow & Ball belongs to Denmark following the sale to Hempel. And how we welcome...

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The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

For months we've been looking forward to seeing family and friends again, but as lockdown finally looks as if it's coming to an end fear strikes... Are we ready to face the world again? On closer inspection, quite a few things are not tip top presentable in the...

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How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

If there is one interior accessory we Scandis associate with Hygge it's probably the cushion - here's how to create hygge with gorgeous cushions. Cushions are not only there to look smart on the sofa but also give comfort - they help us feel cosy at home and add style...

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