London

Hidden London - and on a budget...

Hidden London - and on a budget...

Firstly, London is packed with enough odd and unusual activities to keep you entertained indefinitely. Secondly, everything’s well within reach because of the incredible London Underground transport system.  And thirdly, many of the ‘hidden’ attractions of London are free or comparatively cheap when compared to the big tourist attractions...

Transported Back to the Regency - the Astonishing Sir John Soane's Museum

Transported Back to the Regency - the Astonishing Sir John Soane's Museum

My favourite piece in the Library, without a doubt, has to be the Astronomical Clock.  Deigned by Raingo in Paris, it has been French polished to a marble finish   It’s a highly complex mechanism. showing an intricate model of the solar system...the rotation of the earth on its axis and the phases of the moon...

Balenciaga - the Master of Couture

Balenciaga - the Master of Couture

Over time, Balenciaga's designs became more linear and sleek - look at Ava Gardner and Jackie Kennedy in his creations, if you want proof of it.  The ground floor of the exhibition (which, by the way, is beautifully curated) is dedicated to his clothes and accessories and if you're a fashion guru you're going to be in seventh heaven...