Film: Drive

I watched Drive the other night and OMG, what a great film! True, there are plenty of moody close-ups of Ryan Gosling chewing on a toothpick but Drive is more than that. It has a great soundtrack; great cast; and…

Au Pere de Nico: Chelsea’s swinging restaurant from the 60s and 70…

During the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, Au Pere de Nico was the Chelsea restaurant to be seen in. Its crowd was made up of Society as well the “Court Crowd” who were actors that made…

Meeting Novelist Stephen Benatar and London Riots

Read my latest blog post in The Notebook Magazine, here.

One Day by David Nicholls

I finished reading One Day by David Nicholls over the weekend and OMG, I love this book! Why? Apart from being such a fantastic and well told story, it also shook my world and reminded me of something very important. What? You’ll…

Tea Dance at the World’s End

It was such a fantastic sight to see the World’s End come to life yesterday with its Tea Dance, which was part of Chelsea Theatre‘s Sacred InTransit programme. People had travelled across London, locals stopped to join in and I…

King’s Road Rocks … It sure does!

So last week I celebrated my first Twitterversary with a competition and fabulous prizes from the amazing Aubrey Doyle Bar and Restaurant at The Kensington Hotel. And all the my Twitter followers had to do was tweet me why they think…

Event: Gabriella Ellis at Juju

On Wednesday night, the place to be was at the KingsRoad.co.uk party at Juju, winner of Best Bar 2011 at The London Bar and Club Awards. KingsRoadRocks reports from the front line. In the past Juju has also won an Outstanding Mixology…

A.A. Milne lived close by?

Have you noticed the Carol Reed Blue Plaque on King’s Road or Alfred Hitchock’s on Cromwell Road? I love these filmmakers! And many more folks who have lived in Kensington and Chelsea. They include Oscar Wilde and Captain Scott, Bram Stoker (and…

Cult of Beauty at the V&A!

The Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A ends on 17th July; today if you’re reading this on Sunday. I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum on the penultimate day of the exhibition, leaving it to the last minute and…


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