Another lady appeared in our household last year and she comes under the name of a Jaguar XJS. So now there’s more competition for Hannah and I (Laurie's daughter). The boy does love his cars, especially this one. So much so a bucket and cleaning kit came on holiday with us.
I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden products for years, starting with their iconic Eight Hour Cream becoming an essential part of my makeup kit at twenty years old. With this in mind I was excited to meet the people behind the brand. Time for a refresh, see what they’re up to
A few weeks ago I listed my all time favourite movies. Now I’m back with a selection of foreign movies. In the last ten years, world cinema has made a massive impact on film-of-the-year lists. It seems that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy.
Maybe it's a coming of age thing but we can't get enough of linen right now. Something that we once felt was reserved purely for a frumpy holiday trouser or a Joanna Lumley two piece at best is now taking over our wardrobes. Be it an oversized shirt or a button front dress, linen is our summer fabric of choice. A boyfriend blazer is our favourite way to wear it when teamed with a simple white tee and jeans.
I first discovered these nifty creations when attempting to cover some gold fish bathroom tiles when I was renting my first London apartment. For less than a fiver they glide on to existing tiles with no glue or sticking and peal off in a second leaving no residue at all. Perfect for a quick DIY hack when you want to spruce up some tiles without replacing them or breaking the bank.
Silver Lake Drive is a new exhibition of American photographer and filmmaker, Alex Prager. Tracing Prager’s remarkable career over the last ten years of over 40 photographs including her trademark, large-scale Technicolor photographs alongside her complete film works. You'll get to see Prager’s distinctive works cross the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded through her subject matter.
We have a new Sky Atlantic series for you. If you’re in the mood for voluntarily adding more darkness into your life, then you have to watch Sharp Objects. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
Each summer the Royal Academy is jam-packed with contemporary art made by internationally renowned artists and exciting new talent. This year, Grayson Perry RA and his committee of fellow artists have handpicked over 1,300 artworks in an array of mediums. This has to be one of my favourite art gallery events. It really does inspire you to do something creative and it also gives you the chance to own your own piece of affordable art.
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