About Last Week... Fashion Week Tears....and the aftermath

posted on: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A strange thing happened last week. Well, was it strange or just sad? I suppose I can look back on it now and put it into perspective somewhat. At the time, however, I couldn't stop crying. Never before, in my ten years working with Fashion Foie Gras, had I felt more offended. Although, I still don't know how that's happened with an industry that might as well have a majority share in the practice of eating disorders. I guess I've just been lucky to avoid the outright prejudice for so long. I'm not what the fashion world wants and never have been. I'm the anti-fashion blogger. I represent the national average and that scares the shit out of almost every single person that runs a fashion label, but I'll never truly understand why. 

FFG Eats: Kerridge's Bar & Grill, The Corinthia, London

posted on: Saturday, 9 February 2019

FFG was a guest for lunch at Kerridge's.
Tom Kerridge has opened London's latest culinary experience with plates like nothing the world has ever seen before. There is a pig pie that will quite literally leave you on a high that was yet to be discovered by food. With my first bite, I swear I could hear angels singing. Ok, maybe that's a bit extreme. However, one struggles to find a word worthy enough for praising this truly unique mouthful. And that was just the beginning of our dining experience at Kerridge's Bar and Grill in The Corinthia Hotel. 

Shopping Edit: Lobsters in Fashion

posted on: Friday, 8 February 2019

You've seen my shoe design, you know my obsession with lobsters is a real thing! That's why every season I do a bit of a round up for shopping lobsters in fashion and this season is particularly special as my own design gets to be a part of that roundup. The only problem here is that my shoe isn't out for another month! But there are so many lobster styles out right now, I couldn't wait another month to do the roundup. So, let's just earmark the shoe to mention again later. It's on your radar. For now, let's concentrate on what lobsters you can buy here and now! 

FFG Travels: The Lanesborough, London

posted on: Thursday, 7 February 2019

I was pretty lucky in the advice I received when I first moved to London, from friends and family that had come before me. I was given tips on navigating the tube, suggestions on where to go for a great cup of tea, and was told that the hotels in London should become my hangouts. That last piece of advice confused me to no end. Why on earth would a hotel be a hangout? Remember, I'm a girl from the Carolinas. I don't think I stepped foot in a luxury hotel while living in the USA. I didn't grow up in NYC where many girls spent regular weekends at The Plaza enjoying tea and cakes. I didn't spend my formative years in Los Angeles where brunches were weekend happenings in skyscrapers overlooking the ocean. I was a Carolina girl. Country Clubs, high school football fields, Caribou Coffees and Bruegel Bagels were our regular "haunts." Hotels weren't even on the radar. But, arriving in London, the "scene" was completely different. People ate Michelin starred dinners in hotels, had afternoon teas in hotels, drank fancy cocktails in hotel bars and held meetings with fancy coffees in highly decorated corridors. All new to me. But, relevant here today as my very first hotel meeting was at The Lanesborough in December 2002. I was fresh off the plane from America and as green as they come. I walked into The Lanesborough with eyes as big as saucers and a jaw that was practically dislocated, it was so ajar. I realise I run the risk of sounding like a country bumpkin saying that. I was not. Let me be clear. I was simply not used to this much history, decadence and tradition all existing in one space. Remember, I grew up in a relatively young country. London is, and always will be, next level.