During the festive season the Big Smoke turns from dull skies and industrial skyscrapers into a truly inspirational winter wonderland. There is nowhere in the world that can capture the spirit of Christmas quite like London with its majestic hotels, twinkling fairy lights, cozy pubs spilling...

Big Smoke Oh wow, I really love Butter London nail lacquers. I only have two BLs in my stash, but they are outstanding both in color and staying power. The first one is Big Smoke, a vibrant, metallic deep teal with such amazing brilliance. It is such an edgy, funky, but quite classy color....

Aside from iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Piccadilly Circus, when most people think of London, they imagine certain items and figures that are ubiquitous in The Big Smoke: red cabinet-like phone booths, the uniformed sentries guarding Windsor Castle and the Tower of...

This is the second instalment to our little weekend jaunt to the big smoke for John's birthday, we had an action packed first day and after a restful nights sleep in the hotel we went in search of coffee and something tasty to start the day. Luckily being situated in Soho we were spoilt for...

>> Next year, I'll be embarking on a project that will take me properly beyond the M25, outside of London to go and find fashion scenes, local designers and creators that choose not to base themselves in the big smoke. The rot has set in apparently. Over the summer, a slew ofarticles...

So it's John's birthday this week and even though we both visit London fairly often it is rare for us both to have a day together in the big smoke, let alone for two days without the little man (this is only our 2nd proper night away from him). It was great to have a bit more time to stroll...

>> It pains me to say as a Londoner, who boastfully praises the city for world class vintage shopping, going to Tokyo and happing upon countless vintage stores that could easily trump the Big Smoke on selection, diversity, merchandising and even pricing is a painful affair. Sometimes I'll be...

London Spring appears to have got lost en route to London this year, so if you're headed to The Big Smoke- pack plenty of layers. To perfect the quirky, indie, Brit style take inspiration from British style icons such as Alexa Chung and Kate Moss. For daytime, I've styled a braces skirt...

Last Saturday we all got to spend time together in the big smoke and enjoyed a festive weekend in Chelsea, staying with one of my favourites, Cheval Residences. We often go for the self-catering option when it comes to going away with Holly – it just affords a little more freedom in...

Me in the photobooth So last thursday I was lucky enough to make my way to the big smoke and have a sneak peek at the new AW13 Boden collection at Somerset House and if I could use one word to describe the winter autumn collection it would be - WOW. I am a true lover of summer but in a way...

 

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