Tag Archives: London

Eyre today, gone tomorrow.


Bars: I’ve known many, too many to mention. But none quite like the one that for over fifteen years lived at 70 Leonard Street, London EC2. The Eyre Brothers was launched by David and Robert Eyre in 2001, a luxe … Continue reading

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High five to fingers and thumbs (and a wink to the limbs as well)


The ceramics came first.  Last summer I happened upon a friendly neighbour who mentioned that her former-almost-daughter-in-law was involved in setting up an earthy new local venture. Former-Almost had apparently joined forces with like-minded artists to create a ceramics studio … Continue reading

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Rumpelstiltskin, Fatsia and Flourishing Fuchsias


Writing a story about a yard seems unprepossessing by any stretch of the imagination, but bear with me if you would. Because this is in fact a rather touching tale of how an Ugly Duckling Yard grew up to become … Continue reading

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East London: a culinary playground


East London: a place of many textures and many tastes is now inextricably linked – for me – to the sating of a raging appetite for good food and great wine, at friendly places. But how times have changed. In … Continue reading

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Been spoken for: the wedding suit


Tim has lassoed Sassy Amanda, my soon to be married Best Friend. He’s the bow to her arrow – or perhaps with less poetry and more realism, the brake to her accelerator.  Tim is a fine man. Following the success … Continue reading

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