Last Minute Gift Idea: National Art Pass

Still looking for that last minute perfect gift. My tip is the National Art Pass – the gift that keeps giving with free entry to galleries, museums and historic houses for a whole year. Continue reading Last Minute Gift Idea: National Art Pass

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Tomoaki Suzuki - Summer Exhibition RA

Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts

Beauty and wellbeing are a whole body, mind and soul thing as far as I’m concerned. No point slathering on the skincare if you’re not nourishing your mind too. Feeling inspired makes the skin glow and eyes sparkle. Art should be part of your beauty routine! As summer draws to an end (sob sob), it’s the last weekend to catch the Summer Exhibition at the … Continue reading Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts

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#GiffGaffSnaps Instagraming London

I love London and I love walking so when Giff Gaff & Best LDN Walks invited me to join their #GiffGaffSnaps photo walk, I pulled on my walking wedges.  The two-hour Instagram tour takes in London’s most hashtagged locations so you can #selfie in landmark style. We were also joined by Phil Hibberd, who taught the UK’s very first mobile phone photography course, sharing tips on smartphone … Continue reading #GiffGaffSnaps Instagraming London

London: Far from the madding Oxford Street crowds: John Lewis Roof Garden

You could discover something new in London every single day. Yesterday I discovered that there is a roof garden on the top floor of John Lewis on Oxford Street.  It’s so peaceful up there far from the madding Oxford Street crowds. The garden has been designed by Tony Woods, RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2013, whose winning design was based on achieving tranquility … Continue reading London: Far from the madding Oxford Street crowds: John Lewis Roof Garden

Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, Royal Academy of Arts

Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, The Royal Academy of Arts

The 60s were so ridiculously photogenic and I never tire of looking at old black and white photographs so the current Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album exhibition at the Royal Academy is right up my street. Dennis Hopper was more than a pretty (psychotic) face on the big screen. Lesser known (at least by me) is that he was also a photographer and artist. Dennis Hopper, The … Continue reading Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, The Royal Academy of Arts