Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

When in London

Here’s an idea for Londoners suffering from the winter blues. Why not go and see the Monet to Matisse exhibition of garden paintings at the Royal Academy? Sounds tedious and … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

My latest French discovery

The other day I was strolling through South Ken with Mr Wrong, en route to Peter Jones to return a dodgy plug, when I chanced upon this cupboard-cum-perfume shop next door … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

A chance for Londoners to make a bit of money?

Last night I met a Frenchman. He’s called Philippe Derville. He has a special machine for cutting paper thin charcuterie, a charming wife called Valérie and an exciting business that hails straight from … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daisy loves: Niki de Saint Phalle

In search of the French capital’s hottest ticket, Whostolemycroissant despatched Hackney hipster and queen of Anglo-French style Daisy Evans to Paris via Megabus. She lived to tell the tale and came back … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

A French bookshop in Piccadilly that’s strictly for oligarchs

This is no ordinary book store. The launch party featured Krug champagne, pata negra ham and a sprinkling of celebs. Anne Hathaway, the American actress, was there, as was Kylie Minogue, Hugh … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Saturday’s Telegraph (Weekend)

I find out what Sylvie Guillem, the ballet dancer, gets up to at the weekend. What does she do on her rare days off? What kind of novels does she read? … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lonely nights in Paris

Here are two little-known facts about Valérie Trierweiler: at 23 she had never flown in a plane or seen the Mediterranean. The elegant mother of three who was dumped publicly … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Art of Simplicity – Japan with a dash of Paris

London feels a little empty this August. The French ghettos – areas like South Ken and Clapham – have lost their uniquely Parisian atmosphere. I’m also missing all those sartorial signs … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s a small, small world

Imagine a summer holiday without mosquito bites. Imagine being able to ditch the smelly sprays and lotions, the bed nets and plug-in repellents. Imagine being able to sleep à la belle étoile, … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Is Franglais the new rock ‘n’ roll?

At this time of year the papers are awash with summer reading lists. Oh, là là what a lot of them there are: history, politics, spy novels, biography, sport, love … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amour and the app –in Saturday’s Telegraph

I try out the latest proximity dating app from Paris. Here I am with my co-tester James Innes at Barrio East on Shoreditch High Street at the start of my adventure (James is already … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 of the best French films

As many of the boldest, most original films are French I propose a French movie night at home for the devoted followers of my blog. Wine* is allowed, as is pizza (the … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why the French can’t get enough of H&M Home

I was disbelieving when Delphine, a Kensington mother who has her hair blow-dried twice a week and owns a pair of sage-green Chanel gumboots, told me that H&M, the Swedish clothing … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 2 Comments