Family & Friends


August 18, 2007

I had been in LA only a month but that was all it took to encounter one very bad haircut. So when I saw someone with gorgeous hair I asked her where she got it cut – Jessica Tingley at Frederic Fekkai was her answer. That was enough for me to go to the salon. Jessica was more than enough to keep me coming back. Instantly we hit…

Apifera Farm

April 3, 2006

If you dream of country life, or like the idea of a simple world coming to life with real stories but have neither the time or ability to make it a personal reality, then might I suggest a really good way to live vicariously: Katherine Dunn. A woman who tells the most incredible stories with words and in pictures has captured my heart and imagination for years but…

California Girls Trip

September 27, 2005

On Tuesday afternoon she arrived in simple jeans, t-shirt and flip flops and I with tired eyes and a drained personality. Little did we’d know that this trip would change us both enormously. The first order of business after leaving the airport was to fuel ourselves at Whole Foods for lunch before hitting the Pacific Coast Highway for our two nights in Santa Barbara. After with drinks and…

Auntie isn’t grown-up

August 21, 2003

To my nieces, who are 2 and 4, I am simply �Auntie.� I am by far the favourite. When I go to visit I am treated like a rock star; there is yelling, screaming and lots of hugging going on. I never buy them toys, I don�t spoil them and I don�t talk like a little kid. All I do is simply listen and play with them. I…


June 26, 2003

There are many reasons why I love her – her quirkiness, her humour, her kindness, her loyalty, her talents, her heart. But one of the biggest reasons is because for over ten years, my best-friend Emily has continuously inspired me with her fearlessness, a quality you don’t find in many people. She’ll try anything – not to prove something to someone but to see what she can do…

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