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A life of luxury

Model and luxury lifestyle blogger Ella Catliff is in love. She’s fallen for London, especially the south of the river. We asked her to share how she spends her time in London, and why she’s excited for the future of the city

Ella Catliff, founder of fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog, La Petite Anglaise

Ella Catliff, founder of fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog, La Petite Anglaise

So, Ella, what is it you like so much about London?

Where to begin? The architectural landscape of London is such a rich and fascinating one. I love the contrasts between traditional and contemporary architecture, as well as the myriad of different styles of buildings within both of those broad categories.

The most obvious architectural change has been the extensive construction of hyper-modern high-rise buildings, especially in the City and along the Thames.

 

When you’re not blogging, what do you do?

I love a wander from High Street Kensington through South Kensington to the end of the King’s Road, stopping anywhere and everywhere that takes my fancy. Followed by a long lunch at Ivy Chelsea Garden along the way. There really is nowhere quite like it.

 

So, how’s London improving for a luxury lifestyle blogger?

The past couple of years have seen the area massively expand its offering, with the opening of shops ranging from luxury brands like Chanel to Sloane Square’s giant J.Crew store, Rag and Bone and Club Monaco.

 

Any top tips or hidden gems to visit?

Three Little Birds in Brixton is a great place for lethally strong rum cocktails and Jamaican-inspired bites, whilst Boqueria is my go-to place for great tapas.

 

Are you excited about the future of the South Bank?

I’m really looking forward to seeing the development along the river at Nine Elms. It’s incredible how dramatically an area can develop in a very short space of time. I’m really excited to see how the riverside areas change and new businesses, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars spring up.

Ella Catliff at Embassy Gardens

Ella Catliff is the founder of fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog, La Petite Anglaise. She’s worked with French Sole x Liberty and Bulgari Harrods, Swarovski Atelier during Paris Haute Couture Week, and Maserati GB.

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