22 Nov 2014
The London List #Beauty

The London List #Beauty

London as a city gets better and better, for so many reasons.

Samuel Johnson got it right, ” when a man is tired of London he is tired of life.”
I believe him, I am sure it is true. The more I discover, the less I know and the more curious I am becoming.

One of the many wonderful ways to pass the time in London, after the galeries, the historical sites, the museums and hopefully a royal “spot” is to explore the specialist boutiques that are opening up all over town.

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What Is In Your Christmas Stocking?



Christmas and the stockings need to be filled with the fun and the fabulous.

I like to include something sweet, something scented and something personal. Something that you might not find for yourself.

It doesnt matter how old you are, there is nothing more wonderful or festive than a Christmas stocking.

19 Nov 2014
The Art Of Focus

The Art Of Focus

The art of focus.

How do we stay focused, how do we find focus?

How much focus do we need to achieve our dreams? Even the everyday requires a solid focus.

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18 Nov 2014
A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

Can you believe it? I am 6 in blogging years and I don’t even feel all grown up yet.

Life has changed beyond recognition since we moved countries and I put pen to paper in My French Life.

One moment in time can definitely alter a life in ways that can never be forseen.

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16 Nov 2014
Provencal Split Personality

Provencal Split Personality

I had a revelation as I waited in the local bank in Saint Rémy de Provence. Banking, a task that would normally have my impatience cranked up to the highest level. I have developed “Provencal split personality”. What is Provencal split personality? And yes, I made this term up. 

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13 Nov 2014
The Beauty Box

The Beauty Box

Beauty is something we women think about often. I do anyway. It’s not a question of vanity, it’s about pleasure. Beauty is a ritual for me.

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6 Nov 2014
Showpieces… Burberry

Showpieces… Burberry

Is there anything more British than Burberry? Show me some double breasting, fine tailoring and a patch of plaid and nothing speaks “Old Blighty” more.

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4 Nov 2014
Parisian Women And 5 Simple Beauty Rules

Parisian Women And 5 Simple Beauty Rules

Simple beauty rules seem to me to be what Parisian women follow. I know that I admire the way many Parisian women look and dress. Most of all I admire their natural appearance, their ability to look beautifully groomed but never overdone.

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3 Nov 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #8

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #8

Cecil Beaton, The 1968 Sitting – Queen Elizabeth II, White Drawing Room One of the best kept beauty secrets and one of the most difficult to come by is grace. The art of grace or the state of grace, whatever it is called I find grace a tough one to master.

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1 Nov 2014
Khaki By Annie Liebovitz

Khaki By Annie Liebovitz

Annie Liebovitz for Vogue The Winter Weather Essential shot by Annie Lieboviz makes me want to get my khaki working. Khaki parka style jackets are doing the rounds and I for one am super happy.

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30 Oct 2014
Helen Mirren, The New Face Of L’Oreal Paris

Helen Mirren, The New Face Of L’Oreal Paris

The beautiful Helen Mirren has been chosen as the UK ambassador to L’Oreal Paris. L’Oreal Paris have described Helen Mirren as , “brilliant, irreverent, beautiful, sexy and quintessentially British.” She is all of those.

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