T&T 20 | Marie Kondo and Dominique Loreau

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This Tuesday, Sophie and I are in conversation about the best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo and L’Art de la Simplicité : How to Live More With Less  by Dominique Loreau. Both books have had phenomenal success and developed a cult following, and Sophie and I were curious to read them to see how much we agreed with their principles and to what extent we found them applicable to our own lives.

In this episode, we’re having a frank discussion about our initial reactions to both books, what we found useful and thought-provoking about Kondo and Loreau’s ideas, and also what we did not enjoy.  We round up our chat with some actionable steps we’re already putting into practice from both books.

Marie Kondo and Dominique Loreau | Tea & Tattle Podcast

As always, too, Sophie and I are sharing what happy moments have made us ‘Jump for Joy’ lately, as well as some of the comments, useful suggestions and feedback from you, our listeners. Don’t miss my book suggestion in this week’s ‘Culture Corner’ section, as well as Sophie’s tip for if you happen to find yourself in the King’s Cross (London) area.

Listen to hear our thoughts on the internationally best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo and L’Art de la Simplicité: How to Live More With Less by Dominique Loreau.

T&T 19 | Pride and Pudding


Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle episode here or on itunes. This Tuesday, I’m delighted to be joined by the utterly charming Regula Ysewijn (aka Miss Foodwise) to discuss her marvellous cookbook, Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings. Jamie Oliver describes Regula’s debut cookbook as a ‘very tasty masterpiece,’ and it is […]

A Chat With Brita Granström


Photograph © Diana Pappas via  Brita Granström website.  I’m thrilled to publish this interview with the fabulous artist, Brita Granström, whose work I discovered last year (and have been coveting ever since!). I went to Brita’s exhibition at the Tanner & Lawson gallery in Chelsea and was completely charmed by her gorgeous paintings featuring domestic interior scenes, […]

A Touch of Colour


Happy Friday! It’s undeniably grey at the moment, so I thought I’d do a little list of some colourful things that have been almost as good as some vitamin D and have been keeping me cheerful lately. The David Hockney Exhibition at Tate Britain I went to see the Hockney exhibition last Friday with my […]