Archive for February 2010

If you are anything like me, you will find occasional makeovers at make-up counters useful for advice, applications and new buys. But on this occasion it was the fact that Newby Hands, the wonderful Health & Beauty Director at Harpers … Read more

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Every woman should know that face massage helps with keeping the skin supple, gives our faces a healthy glow, boosts the circulation and helps to sculpt the face and keep the lines less obvious. I have read about the benefits of … Read more

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When I was a teenager and living in Moscow, one of my favourite movies was a Russian version of Sherlock Holmes, with Vasylyi Livanov as the formidable detective and Vitalyi Solomin as the faithfull side-kick Dr. Watson. When I heard that … Read more

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Winter is almost over (well, I want to hope so!), so why would I want to write about cashmere? Well, because Banjo & Matilda kept me stylishly warm all winter but they also make beautiful pieces to wear in spring … Read more

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Not all Russians like ballet, but I think most of us are born or raised with the appreciation of this beautiful and fluid art. When I was growing up my favourite uncle, Mikhail, danced in the Bolshoi and I can … Read more

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If you are like me and like pizza as an occasional treat, then Pizza Express’s new collaboration will offer your taste buds something new. Their menu is full of choices but their guest chef, Francesco Mazzei, takes it even further … Read more

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When my generation was in nappies (and not of the Pampers kind) computers weren’t as mainstream as they are now. What a difference a decade (or two) makes. My little guy got his first laptop (a toy one!) aged one … Read more

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For the last few years the one thing that really wakes me up in the morning is coffee and I only drink  Illey because it tastes great and smells of roasted coffee beans like no other brand does. I try to … Read more

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There is a new Russian guest in London but I think this one will be very welcome to stay…. Last week, without much fanfare, a small Russian delicatessen with a european decor was open in Knightsbridge. It stocks sweets, that … Read more

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You can be very good with your hands and use them to fix things, when they break down around the house or apartment, but there comes a time when the job needs to be done by a professional, unless you want … Read more

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