The second part of my Grenson factory visit, I interviewed creative director Tim Little, a advertising man by trade who came into the shoe business after failing to find his perfect pair of dress shoes. He is the man responsible for reviving Grenson and breathing life and humour into the brand.
How did you get into [...]
Just at the end of last year I headed up to Northampton to visit the Grenson factory. Northampton has been associated with footwear and shoemaking for hundreds of years, records show a Cordwainers street back in 1200. Alison, Grenson’s PR, sent me instructions on how to get there but I decided to cycle (small aside, [...]
I’m still on a high from a blissful weekend spent in Copenhagen visiting the amazing Fiona aka #goonsquad, with Sarah and Helen. I have been known to rant on about how much I hate minibreaks, the totally tourist aspect makes me cringe HARD, so it was a delight to be taken around the city by [...]
‘Where are you? Btw we’ve been upgraded to a SUITE’. One Aldwych recently offered me the chance to stay in their hotel, I’m fairly familiar with the place as it’s just opposite Somerset House so perfect for Fashion Week meetings/industry types-spotting. I invited my sister along as a late birthday treat and from her text [...]
Last week I was invited to Glyndebourne to photograph some of the amazing people who attend the opera and there were some brilliantly dressed operagoers, but you’ll have to wait till next week to take a look.
Walking around the grounds of Glyndebourne is exciting enough in itself, I’m not green-fingered to say the least and [...]
You may remember my post about Margate a few weeks back and what a lovely day out it was. One of the highlights of the day was a trip to the Shell Grotto, a weird mysterious underground grotto covered in shells symbolising flowers, penises and uteruses which supposedly lay uncovered for centuries until a Victorian [...]
When I was a kid we used to break up long Toulouse summers with a week or two in Biarritz, it’s a mix of surfer vibes -it’s one of the first places in Europe that people started surfing- with a glamourous history that is still very much in evidence through the high-end boutiques and hip [...]
When I was invited to Kildare Village I was lucky enough to stay in the Fitzwilliam Hotel just off St Stephen’s Green in central Dublin. The location is incredible and the rooms are really, well, roomy.
I always sleep well in hotels and this was no exception, a giant bed with the softest sheets and downiest [...]
One of the nicest things about going on holiday is making plans to see everyone when you get back. I was a bit apprehensive about coming back to a London in full Olympic mayhem, but catching up with friends and family and Danny Boyle’s ridiculous, mind-boggling, amazing Opening Ceremony has made it one of the [...]
Just got back from holiday with lots of exciting things to blog and ideas for work, but first up here’s a little pie chart of all the thoughts that have been clanging round my head for the last two weeks like trainers in a washing machine. Liked this one? Check out all ridiculous mental jamz [...]