British airways high life auctionhi

Ever wanted to follow the trail of Bruce Chatwin’s journey from In Patagonia? Or learn the secrets of urban beekeeping? Or hear John Simpson’s incredible anecdotes from more than 40 years in journalism? Earn your wings in a British Airways flight simulator? Attend a show at London Fashion Week front row (with, er, me)?

This month sees the launch of the High Life Christmas Charity Auction, raising money for British Airway’s Comic Relief partnership, Flying Start.

The reserve price for all lots is just £50, and you can bid from 9 am on 1 November until 9pm on 21 December at

Conde Nast traveller

It’s rather nice to be back writing for Conde Nast Traveller some ten years later. (I was an editor there once upon a time.) I was commissioned to write a short piece in this month’s Fashion Guide on slogans in fashion.


My book is stocked in Foyles on the Charing Cross Road. Foyles! In a lovely top of shelf stack, not just filed away. I nearly did a little dance of joy between the aisles. If I hadn’t coincidentally bumped into lovely Celine, the book’s editor – what are the chances of that? – I would have done so.


PS Don’t forget to RSVP for the freeeeeee cookery book salon (with cocktails & canapes from Friends, Food, Family) that I am hosting at Kate Spade in Covent Garden THIS Thursday. See you there!

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I wish I still lived in the UK. Then I’d see you on Thursday!

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