Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

The French view on 1. husbands 2. lingerie

There was a great deal of brouhaha on Twitter over my interview in last week’s Sunday Telegraph of Davina McCall, the warm and funny one-time presenter of Big Brother. La … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 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

In Saturday’s Telegraph (Weekend)

I’ve written about Konga, a dance fitness craze that’s not remotely French. It’s hot, sweaty and frenetic for one thing and it comes from Australia of all places. But here’s a thing: while … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walking in high heels – in Saturday’s Telegraph

In Saturday’s Telegraph Weekend I learn how to strut and swagger in a pair of perilously high platforms bought in Paris in a moment of madness. With me holding my hand is the … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

French lessons from Inès de La Fressange

Here’s an admission: I have a girl crush on Inès de La Fressange, the French model, aristocrat and fashion designer. Inès is the former muse of Karl Lagerfeld and widely … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is this man the French wine industry’s secret weapon?

Over cappuccinos in my local café I learn many things from Célian Ravel d’Estienne. The first is that the Champagne glass known as a coupe was modeled on Madame de … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Need a French wine merchant, or a computer expert? Then ask Caroline Frankel

When I meet the co-founder of Almost Essential she’s a vision of Paris chic in a Gucci leather jacket, patterned Zara trousers and high-heeled Prada shoes with peep toes. Art lovers, all … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chloe Macintosh

A devotee of Touche Éclat, chocolate éclairs and the oyster bar at Sheekey’s, Chloe Macintosh is co-founder and creative director of the online furniture company Made.com. She grew up in Paris where … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment