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Category Archives: London

The long dormant calligraphy enthusiast in me leapt back to life last Friday when I attended a 2 1/2 hr Modern Calligraphy 101 workshop led by Chiara Perano at the London Town Hall Hotel’s photogengic restaurant, Corner Room.  After a few attempts at learning calligraphy on my own through books, I packed all my tracing paper, writing instruments, ink […]

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How did you decide to change careers to become a freelance photographer?  In the twelve months since I left finance for a career in food, travel & lifestyle photography that is the question I get asked most often.  After repeatedly having this conversation via email exchanges with readers, at dinner parties and even to a total stranger while riding the […]

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Afternoon tea is an age-old tradition in England that has withstood the fast-paced nature of the modern world and I’m just beginning to understand why.  I’ve always been a coffee and pastry person, it’s quick, casual and satisfying, but as the days seems so much shorter and a to-do list ever longer, I now see the draw of […]

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We all have slightly different requirements for a great dining experience but usually it all comes down to the basics: the company you keep, atmosphere, service and of course the meal itself.  The Imperial, a gastropub in Fulham, fits the bill for me with an added bonus of having a wonderfully photogenic interior to swoon over.

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