After a rough start to the year, what with all that McQueen dress hullabaloo, US First Lady Michelle Obama has come back super strong on her current visit to South America. She has trotted out outfits by Tracy Reece (red African print frock), Naeem Khan (gold shift), Marc by Marc Jacobs...

Michelle Obama, the US First Lady, and her daughters and mother arrived in South Africa last night. I have to say I am excited. What a privilege for all those people who have the opportunity to meet her, be inspired by her and are able to absorb some of that Obama magic. Michelle Obama may be...

Nalini Malani: Mother India, 11/02/2012 - 20/05/2012, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au Aesthetica in Print If you only read Aesthetica online, you're missing out. The February/March issue of Aesthetica is out now and offers a diverse range of features from...

History week happens in New South Wales, Australia in September and the 2012 theme is 'threads'. This year will explore the history of threads and unpick the meaning behind the wardrobes of the past. Happening from the 8-16th September there are some excellent talks and exhibitions across the...

One thing that I always make sure to do whenever I'm in London is to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum. And this time I had the chance to visit two exhibitions that were held at V&A. The first one is titled Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 which explores and documents lifestyle,...

The December/January issue of Aesthetica offers a diverse range of features from The Way We Live Now, which is on at the Design Museum, London, to Anselm Kiefer opening at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, to a look at Danser Sa Vie at Pompidou Centre, which examines the place dance holds in art...

A few weeks back a friend invited me to Merthyr Mawr sand dunes near Ogmore-on-sea a beach we have visited many times but yet had never hear of Merthyr Mawr before. I always get quite excited at the prospect of exploring somewhere new so Mr A and I headed off to what turned out to be a very...

If you ever plan to visit Doha and you appreciate modern art, you HAVE to go to Mathaf . This is my favorite place in Qatar so far. Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. The museum is home to a permanent...

This was a press trip with The Valleys I was recently invited to spend a weekend exploring some of the fantastic things on offer in the South Wales Valleys which I was really excited about especially as I live very close to the Valleys and having the chance to dig a little deeper into what...

not always coped that well with the weather in Wales, not after having spent 19yrs in South Africa and a naturally warm climate with long hot summers and short and mild winters but as the years go by one after another I have really come to love my mothers birthplace, especially being a...

 

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