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Packing – Making your own rules

RETURN TO JOURNAL Packing - Make your own rules OPULENCE • The Journal • Aug 18 Gone are the days when a toothbrush and a spare pair of socks (or bottle of your favourite tipple!) suffice as holiday essentials. When it comes to packing for your summer break everyone steps forward with advice. Pack the shirts [...]

Leave the wedding list in style

RETURN TO JOURNAL Leave the wedding list in style OPULENCE • The Journal • May 18 It was a groundbreaking concept, back in the day, when Marshall Field’s, the Chicago-based department store, introduced the wedding list. For the first time couples could select exactly what they needed to set up home. In those days, silver, china, [...]

Glamour on the go

RETURN TO JOURNAL Glamour on the go OPULENCE • The Journal • Feb 18 In the fifties Christian Dior famously proclaimed, ‘grooming is the secret of real elegance. The best clothes, the most wonderful jewels, the most glamorous beauty don’t count without good grooming.’ These days Dior’s motto still holds true. Attention to personal grooming is [...]

Have crown, will travel

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RETURN TO JOURNAL Have crown, will travel OPULENCE • The Journal • Nov 17 Royal travels are rarely simple, spontaneous affairs. Did you know that the Queen’s travelling retinue runs to 34 people? This includes staff from the Master of the Household department, her private secretary and his deputy, a secretary for each of those secretaries, [...]