Looking For A Lifestyle-NYC ’13

I have a friend who never ceases to remind me of one of the more memorable lines delivered by Sarah Jessica Parker as whiny, husband stealing Shelley in The First Wives Club “Morty, all I want is a lifestyle, some ambiance and classic eternal good taste!” It came back to me more than a few … Continue reading

Becoming Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame 5.0

Today I left the office early. I slid into my camel-coloured coat, got my knitted cream cap on and topped myself off with a autumnal toned scarf, all orange and chocolate swirls with the lightest skeins of gold threading. The boots, chocolate calf length completed the ensemble. Ordinarily I don’t carry on about what I … Continue reading

New York Chronicles : Day Seven Chasing Joy

Seven days into this still new year finds me two days away from my return to London and resolved to do with today what I failed to do with yesterday. Yesterday I hunted joy in retail and from 1st to 5th Avenue she proved elusive. I found despair, really floor manager at Zara do not ask me … Continue reading

New York Chronicles: Sunday on the Block

So trading the proverbial black dog of a London winter holiday season for the monkey that is New York’s version might make little sense when another option is my hometown is Kingston a.k.a. 26 Celcius. I admit I erred, waited around until it was too late to get reasonably priced tickets and while it is true that … Continue reading