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    Culture Whisper’s etiquette for art-lovers

    Could we be getting grumpy in our old age? Recently, Londoners seem to have been queue-barging, talking and laughing in all the wrong places, so we decided to let off steam with our very own guide to etiquette for arts lovers. Want to share what drives you mad at theatre, cinema, concert hall and the […]

    Harper’s Bazaar

    While web editor at Harper’s Bazaar I very irregularly wrote a blog and contributed restaurant and beauty reviews (treatments comped are the hardest earned…)

    You can read some of my pieces for Bazaar here.




    Keep the home fires glowing, Ocado life, January 2013

    When he walks into the room (even if he’s only been away for five minutes) does it make you happy? Is sex as essential as eating and sleeping? Does a bear hug feel better than a four-handed Thai massage in the Maldives? Is his heart where your home is? Then, my dear, you’re in love.


    The good divorce, Harper’s Bazaar, November 2012

    Being left is hard. But so is doing the leaving. When I separated from my husband of 13 years to be with the man I’d been having an affair with, I weathered a storm of pain, anger, disapproval and disbelief. Hardest to bear was the reaction of my husband and my children, then 10 and […]

    Mini city guides for

    Since August I’ve been compiling stylish, high-end city guides to London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and other rotating world cities for Winkreative, the publishers of Monocle.

    Click on the links below to see previous editions: mini city guides, August 2011 mini city guides, September 2011


    Slow sex, the Independent on Sunday, September 2011

    According to a new book sweeping America, the secret to intimacy is to take your time

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    Freud once confessed that, after 30 years of research into the feminine soul, he was no nearer answering the question: “What does a woman want?” It is, if you’re […]

    Transcendental meditation, the Independent on Sunday, July 2011

    For years, it has been ridiculed as a 1960s embarrassment. Now Transcendental Meditation is back in a big way. So were those hippies on to something all along?

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    Remember M-People’s euphoric 1995 top ten hit telling us to ‘search for the hero inside ourselves’? In the […]

    The brilliant dermatologist who fixed my rosacea, the Daily Mail, August 2011

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    Turning 40 is never great. When I hit that particular milestone four years ago, however, I could at least console myself that my years of bad skin were well and truly behind me. In my teens and twenties I’d been a victim of spots and breakouts that […]

    The path to fifty, Psychologies, October 2011

    The approach to this landmark birthday can be shaded by apprehension, but our fifties may well be marked by fresh creative energy and freedom – with a little preparation, this could be your most fulfilling decade yet


    ‘I’ve never been bothered by landmark “zero” birthdays,’ says my friend Linda. ‘But the big 5-0 feels […]

    I like to move it, High50, July 2011

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    I love dancing. Always have. Back in the day I was considered hot stuff on the dance floor; and while I don’t now shake my booty with the same uninhibited enthusiasm (it’s undignified, unfortunately) I still think one of the best natural highs available is a song you love, […]