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Friday column: Happy Christmas 2018

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 21st December 2018

The Christmas tree is up, festooned with decorations and, thanks to our wonky wooden floor, leaning at a jaunty angle. One of my favourite moments of the festive season is opening the cupboard under the stairs and hauling out the dusty ragbag of baubles, hearts, stars and angels we’ve collected over the years. They all have their own history, from the glittery heart my daughter’s teacher Annie gave her in ...keep reading

Friday book review – The Parisian’s Return by Julia Stagg

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 20th April 2012

Ever since I first set eyes on the House With No Name, I’ve been addicted to reading books about France. Recently, as well as re-reading Francois Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse, I’ve whizzed through Je t’aime la Folie by Michael Wright and, of course, Karen Wheeler’s wonderful trilogy about hanging up her high heels and moving across the Channel. And this week I’ve discovered another author who’s brilliant at bringing the intricacies ...keep reading

Friday book review – Tout Soul by Karen Wheeler

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 2nd March 2012

From Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence to Michael Wright’s J’aime la Folie, I love books about people who’ve thrown up their safe lives in the UK and started exciting new ones in France. But the writer who really strikes a chord with me is Karen Wheeler. She’s the former Mail on Sunday fashion editor who hung up her high heels and fashionista life and moved to a house in ...keep reading

Interview with Karen Wheeler – author of Tout Sweet, Toute Allure and Tout Soul

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 1st March 2012

Whenever I worry about my whirlwind decision to buy the House With No Name, my run-down farmhouse in the south of France, I quickly turn to my growing library of books by other people who’ve done pretty much the same thing. My absolute favourites are the three books that former fashion editor Karen Wheeler has written abouthanging up her high heels and moving to a small village in rural Poitou-Charentes. ...keep reading

How to dress in summer

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Looking summery and stylish when the temperature soars is a tricky feat to pull off. Suddenly exposed to a few sunrays after months of drizzle and cold, most of us look as though we’ve never encountered summer before. Apart from a handful of style icons like Alexa Chung and Natalie Portman, we haven’t got a clue what to wear during the summer months. I certainly haven’t. I’ve worn black tights ...keep reading