I have just spent the week in Paris and I am in love.  I never tire of wandering round the streets of Paris,  with no agenda, just seeing where my feet take me.  My favourite area is the Marais, where we always stay.  There is...

Time for my next in the series on my fellow Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon members.  This time I'm introducing Claire Coles.Claire is a textile artist, specialising in making large embroidered couture wall papers and panels.  She draws with a sewing machine in the same way as...

Resistance to the power of flowers if futile.  There is something about how they can cheer you up even on a grey day, it's hard to be sad looking at flowers.I'm sitting here writing this as the weather veers between pouring rain and bright sunshine...

One of the greatest joys of being a member of the Perrier Jouet Arts Salon is getting to know the other members, they're all very distinguished people and also a lot of fun.So I'm starting a series over the next few months introducing the other...

It seems myth and legend are undecided about owls, some think they are the harbingers of misfortune and death (Shakespeare and the Romans) and some that they are wise, sacred and a good omen (mostly the ancient Greeks).I'm mostly on the side of the good,...

    

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