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    Natives of New York

    May 12, 2016

    I was in New York about four years ago for the launch of  Disney cruise ship Fantasy – what a lark that was! – and spent some time with a lovely friend who lives an effortlessly glamorous lifestyle in the Downtown area. She took me to the Ace Hotel which had then just opened and was the epitome of cool – no doubt it’s been replaced at the top umpteen times by now but I still love it. The first thing…

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    Buy a Lady a Drink

    Sponsored post My inbox is full of oddities – people urge me every day to buy everything from coffins to extra large water butts – and I’m sure yours is the same. But when…

    March 20, 2016
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    A lovely day

    Had an unexpectedly lovely day on Saturday doing things that were slightly off the beaten track. We’d thought we’d go to the Royal Academy, but the quite ‘in’ restaurant we were planning to meet…

    January 14, 2016
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    It’s Review Time

    As promised, here’s my review of some of the new products I was given at the Look Good, Feel Better makeover session I went to at the Haven. These are things that I wouldn’t…

    November 23, 2015
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    Where dreams come true

    Gosh, I think the universe must have been listening when I was moaning on last week about running away to Canada. No sooner did I finish my whinge than a lovely email pinged into…

    February 22, 2012
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    Going yogaga

    News from my lovely big brother, who I’m going to promote to US Correspondent (ok, he already has a very important day job, but surely he’d be crazy to turn down this unpaid, thankless…

    November 29, 2011
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    Spend or save?

    I’ve just finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s latest lovely book, Mini Shopaholic – what? It’s research for my novels, honestly – and the result has been that I’ve suddenly reassessed my own spending habits. The…

    September 28, 2011
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    A is for ….

    Things aren’t always what they seem. A dear friend, who spent the summer in France, found herself becoming increasingly irritated by strangely erratic drivers she kept encountering, who were always braking suddenly, failing to…

    September 14, 2011