Paris: Passage du Grand Cerf

I only learnt about Paris’ historic “passages couverts” (covered shopping arcades) after I had moved to Brussels. I was wandering around Paris, enjoying some time on my own and away from the computer, when I suddenly found myself at a cast iron gate that seemed to lead into a long corridor. This “corridor” was none…

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Polo time!

Am in London and looking out onto the corner of Hyde Park from my room. The sky’s overcast right now… Hope that tomorrow will be sunny as I’ll be at Cowdray Park in West Sussex for an afternoon of polo! This time last year – at The 5th St. Regis International Polo Cup – the sun was…

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Abandoned in Brussels

Behind this wall lies the former premises of Keith & Henderson in Brussels, where high-quality fabric was produced and used to make bespoke suits such as those along Seville Row in London. I pass this building frequently as it is just round the corner from my home and I have always been attracted to the font…

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Fashion through some years

The winter sale has just started this week and I bought five items yesterday. Most of them were purchased at my first stop: Les Enfants d’Edouard, which sells secondhand designer items. I bought a YSL scarf for just 25€, alongside items from Belgian designers Natan Edouard Vermeulen and Ann Demeulemeester. Total cost: 125€ Inspired by my…

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