The most fabulous mother-son duo

In this age of Kardashianism, the family that slays together stays together. And according to fashion insiders, the newest lot to offer some familial fun is Peepy and Mother Lee who have been causing a fashion storm on social media. Whether they are rocking pearls, draped in blinged-out jewellery, sporting prints, carrying matching Birkins, complementing each other in kimonos or twinning, this mother-son duo is … Continue reading The most fabulous mother-son duo

Does The Ivy live up to the hype?

Having been to the Kensington Ivy, I was excited to visit its sister outpost in Soho. The Ivy is branching out in various locations across London, and what makes this venue special is that it incorporates Soho’s party vibe by having a DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, giving the place a fun edge. Interiors The 7,500 square foot space has a restaurant, bar area, … Continue reading Does The Ivy live up to the hype?

What inspired Matisse to paint?

A new exhibition at the Royal Academy, London gives a first-hand look at some of the inanimate objects that the great French artist Henri Matisse collected and that played a fundamental role in his works of art. Some of the objects displayed were his two silver chocolate pots and a beautiful wooden 19th century Venetian chair, which it turns out Matisse was obsessed with when … Continue reading What inspired Matisse to paint?

Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

The latest entrant in the ever-expanding dining out scene in Mumbai is Hispanic hot-spot, Luca. It’s a first of its kind in the city, promising a range of Mexican, Caribbean and South American delights with a well-stocked bar. Interiors A life-size painting of Frida Kahlo taking a drag greets you at the entrance, setting the mood for its bohemian interiors. Bright orange walls, Aztec design … Continue reading Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

The one to watch for after Gone Girl!

Sinister and full of unnerving twists, Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel Eileen which was on the Man Booker shortlist last year will have you spellbound. Not surprisingly, it’s caught the eye of top Hollywood producer Scott Rudin who plans on making a screen adaptation. Nothing is what it seems in this novel. ‘I looked like a girl you’d expect to see on a city bus, reading some … Continue reading The one to watch for after Gone Girl!

A Michelin starred French brasserie

Les 110 de Taillevent is the Gardinier family’s sleek London outpost of the revered two star Michelin restaurant in Paris. ‘110 wines by the glass’ as the name translates is their speciality, making this a vino lover’s paradise. Interiors Designed by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, the restaurant exudes a warm and chic brasserie style décor emphasising rich earthy tones much like the wines being served. Beautiful … Continue reading A Michelin starred French brasserie