Designs for a Modern Life?

To la Poisonnerie de l’Avenue, where courtesy of a generous friend, we dined on a feast of melt-in-the-mouth asparagus - followed by a succession of beautifully presented seafood dishes, reminiscent of Elizabeth David five decades ago. My oeufs a la neige (which predictive type keeps trying to turn ‘beige’) au ... Read More...

Feeling, flying and fashion

It's London Fashion week, voluptuous mutations and pilots who sound like Roger Moore for Susan this week... Perhaps you can help me? I am trying to think of a suitable caption for this photograph. Incidentally, the logo on the front of the man’s sweatshirt says ‘Dope Chef’. I love living in the swirling ... Read More...

Hard Times in France

This week Susan has been battling the snow, a cold, and the French - but all in her usual stylish way... “If Britain leaves the European Union, the other members will be cheering,” whispered Lolo in her throaty southern French tones.  We were at the launch party for a new Zumba academy. I’d ... Read More...

Feel the Width

Susan sees signs of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius... According to astrologer Shelley von Strunckel, 2013 will be a ‘year of hope’ – though not necessarily for men. Women are becoming more powerful, and this year will be a ‘tipping point’ in our bid for supremacy. It’s not just ... Read More...

In the Soup…

Susan Muncey is our trendspotter-about-town, and this week she's dealing with soup, soap, and a "cornucopia of hair, teeth and beards" at a Harvey Nicks launch party... Sometimes, the things designed to make our lives easier have completely the opposite effect. Take my new food processor – the mini Magimix, designed ... Read More...

Give a Dog a Bone?

Susan Muncey has been delighting us since The Dabbler's inception with her Saturday Retroprogressive column, which brought to light all manner of curious and wonderful developments in the world of style and design. But what we really want to read about, of course, is Susan herself and her life as ... Read More...