So, Princess Eugenie surprised us all and went for the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara!  Well, when you have so many royal tiaras to chose from – what’s a girl to do?! #firstworldproblems As we all know a girl can never have enough diamonds. That’s one of the reasons why, when…

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Recently I had an operation on my arm – an ulnar nerve decompression to be exact (don’t google it like I did – you cannot erase those sorts of images from your mind!). While I was cocooned on my sofa with multiple boxes of chocolates recovering, I quickly became bored…

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With the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her fiance Jack Brooksbank merely days away, its no surprise that magazines are wildly speculating about what the blushing bride will wear, including on her head. Yes, I too have fallen pray to tiara mania. While reviewing the many royal tiaras that Eugenie…

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I’ve always loved historical portraits. I think it comes from the fact I love royal history, and you can’t really study monarchs without considering the images they portrayed in their propaganda-esque portraits (just think of Elizabeth I).  I also find it totally fascinating you can practically stare into the eyes…

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When I say Appleby, most people will automatically think of the famous horse fair that is held in the town the first week of every June. However, there is another side to Appleby – an historic one. There was been a settlement near the current town since the 9th Century,…

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