Suite Jewels

Now isn’t this a genius idea? ¬†Guests staying at the Berkeley Hotel in London can borrow from the hotel’s “fashion trunk“, filled with chic vintage jewelry and accessories from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s while in town. ¬†{Think navy Chanel clutch from the 70’s or a mod 60’s Courreges bracelet!} Extra bonus: if you can’t bear to take off the ring, keep it…after paying for it, of course!

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I love the beautiful cookbooks from Yotam Ottolenghi, but somehow I think my at-home creations don’t quite live up to the food in his London restaurants. That was why I was so excited to see that the Ottolenghi online store is open! Now everything from blackcurrant mini meringues to apricot and passion fruit jam to macadamia and coconut fudge can be yours – without the trip to England!


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My Week with Marilyn

Have you heard about the new Marilyn Monroe movie starring Michelle Williams? I have to say, I’m very curious to see if she pulls it off!

Set in the summer of 1956, the movie is based off of a set assistant Colin Clark’s account of an idyllic week spent introducing the actress to jolly London and making her forget the circus of Hollywood.

I’ll definitely be watching! Will you?

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London Brights

London is all about gorgeous, poppy colors and great prints for Spring 09…. I’m in heaven.

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