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Big Smoke Tavern
Barnes, London
Cosy little talk shed on the outskirts of the Big Smoke.
Interests: country music, running, baking & cookin', noteworthy fashion & style, home improvement, craft-making, poetry, beer, Barnes, Bramblecoon, banjo sounds, news and interviews
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Thanks Kindra. It's nearly the one year anniversary of the Royal Wedding. Maybe after the Queen's diamond Jubilee this summer they'll have a baby!
HI Gillette. Thanks for your comment. These jeans were in stock a while ago, but Melanie may be able to tell you if she still stocks them and you will soon be able to order off her website. http://www.melanieboutique.com
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2011 on Melanie Boutique is here at Big Smoke Tavern
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My only claim to anything News of the World-y is a story I wrote in 2008 as a staff reporter for a London-based news agency. It was about gigantic eco-offensive sunlamps used at Emirates Stadium to keep the pitch green all year round. Click here to read before it's taken down, unless the NOTW website gets archived into what we can only guess will be the Sun on Sunday. Bummer is though, there's a big typo in the headline. So despite the work that went into it (read below) I bury it in my cuttings. My story got sold, rewritten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Big Smoke Tavern
That's the American in you! Glad you liked the post. Happy Fourth!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2011 on Ummmm........Gatorade at Big Smoke Tavern
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ta-dah! Swim label Paolita has turned a bit of styling into a style for next year: the turban headband. This is wicked news because when Paolita first came on the scene in my life in February, I loved the bikinis, I loved the cut-outs, I *worshipped* the beach hoodie in blush - and it was all buy-able. But when I asked the designer Anna Paola Papaconstantinou about how I'd go about gettin myself one of them latin-looking turban headbands she told me all casual like that she'd tied some spare fabric onto the models last minute just before the show.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at Big Smoke Tavern
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Hi Keely, what a lovely comment, thank you. The dress is very important and can set the tone for your whole wedding. Make sure you get the dress you want and feel comfortable in. The pearls across my hand are my rosary beads I was holding, my parents gave them to me for my first communion when I was 7yrs old. Enjoy this time ahead of your wedding and on the day savour every moment - it's over in a flash. Colleenx
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In February I covered the lively season launch of new swim and beachwear label PAOLITA by Anna Paola. Click here for a refresher. Now to celebrate the label's first birthday PAOLITA is throwing a Pop-up Shop Beach Party all day on Thursday May 19 at a boutique near Marble Arch (see below). If you've not heard of Paolita yet, you soon will. The label is on the verge of summer season editorial KA-BooM. I've just been thinking about how to describe Paolita and came up with haute chic. Anna Paola's resumé includes working at Alexander McQueen's McQ label and designing... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Big Smoke Tavern
I look like Grace Kelly in my wildest dreams and w/ a bloody good makeup artist...and not anymore. But thanks Dad, glad you enjoyed the post and hopefully Carolyn the Magnificent will too :)
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And she wore her hair half-up half-down like I did. We both carried a dainty bouquet of small white flowers. When I got married in November 2007 I thought it would be about a year and a half before the majority of brides stopped wearing strapless and started wearing long-sleeved lace designs. Years ago I worked in fashion forecasting and that's pretty much how long it takes for a bold shift in looks to take hold. But the strapless wedding gown kept going and going strong...until Friday. Obviously Grace Kelly's 1956 gown, designed by Hollywood costume designer Helen Rose was... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Big Smoke Tavern