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You started your career in fashion – what prompted your move into toiletries/cosmetics?
I started to work on accessories such as shoes, bags, leather gifts and gift sets. I was really enjoying the accessory and gifting side of the business, … Read more →
Award-winning interior designer Katherine Pooley tells us about her thought process, influences and her favourite travel destination
What are your key influences?
Having lived and worked in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam, my designs often incorporate elements from my … Read more →
Mary Katrantzou is the undisputed queen of print. She may have taken a hiatus from this trusted formula in the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection she showcased at London Fashion Week, but have no fear; her heart remains loyal to vivid, brightly… Read more →
Have you always lived in West London
No. I was born in Derbyshire and have moved to various places in the UK. Weirdly, my parents lived in Bayswater 30 years ago – just around the corner from where I am … Read more →
The west London-based designer has just finished renovating the home of arguably Britain’s most famous billionaire, Richard Branson.
As expected, this was no two-up, two-down conversion but a complete refurbishment of a magnificent ski lodge in Switzerland. Understandably, the project … Read more →
Katrina’s philosophy is to stock individual products that will last for generations while being ethically produced and traded.
Not many people love their job as much as Katrina Phillips. The interiors guru who lives above her shop in Portobello … Read more →
What inspired you to become a TV presenters’ coach?
London is full of iconic buildings and landmarks that you must see when visiting the Big Smoke. Of course, wandering the streets is the ideal way. However, there are a number of other ways, including from the upper deck of … Read more →
Tucked away in a browned-butter-hued townhouse on one of Bath’s grandest Georgian blocks sits No. 15 Great Pulteney—a brand new boutique hotel jam-packed with curios awaiting discovery. Sprung from the eclectic imaginations of hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor … Read more →