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Fiona McKenzie Johnston
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Fiona McKenzie Johnston lives in Notting Hill with her husband and two children, Sholto and Esmeralda. She is a journalist and editorial consultant, and writes freelance for a number of publications including both UK and Russian Conde Nast titles and Sunday Times Style.
Fiona McKenzie Johnston lives in Notting Hill with her husband and two children, Sholto and Esmeralda. She is a journalist and editorial consultant, and writes freelance for a number of publications including both UK and Russian Conde Nast titles and Sunday Times Style.

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The Diamond Connection
While I'm not entirely of the opinion that diamonds are a girl's best friend, they're still pretty high up on my Top 100 list.  (I used to spend hours composing and reordering what makes me happiest: Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles, Rainbow the...

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Decorating with Horses
From the age of say eight, to the age of twelve, my approach to decorating was simple:  I blue-tacked posters ripped from Pony Magazine to every spare inch of my bedroom walls, hung every rosette won on Smokey/ Misty/ Cloudberry/ Rainbow along the picture r...

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Visions of India
The television serial of The Jewel in the Crown was largely responsible for a significant proportion of my Gap year - namely the portion of time spent in India - which for me was the beginning of a love affair.  I was therefore on tenterhooks awaiting India...

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Out of Africa
So, I was drifting around the Home/ Craft/ whatever trade fair at Olympia on Sunday, feeling faintly uninspired by everything I was seeing when I, by chance - and I mean really by chance because I had been going to skip that corner - discovered a stand that...

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All Tomorrow's Parties
We celebrated the New Year, as we nearly always do, with our friends Lara and Mark.  They give great New Year's Eve parties, one reason being that supper is guaranteed delicious.  Both of them can cook, and I mean really cook.  And every time I eat at their...

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Living with Light
It is around this time every year (post-Christmas, still the school holidays) that I cast my eye around my lego-strewn and Peppa Pig assaulted home, and despair.  I know that underneath it all there's a nice sofa and a lovely rug and some very beautiful cus...

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House & Garden's Fifties House
"If the Sixties was the time Britain threw off the shackles of grim, post-war austerity then the Fifties was the decade we began picking the lock," writes Terence Conran in the foreword to the latest tome that makes use of Conde Nast's remarkable archives: ...

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Dries Van Noten's Amazing Carpet Catwalk
Dries van Noten This is the finale of the Dries van Noten Spring Summer 2015 catwalk show that took place in Paris earlier today (today being Wednesday.)  And while yes, the clothes are lovely, can we please talk about that carpet?!  Which is by Argentinian...

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Fantasy Interiors (aka my Decorex wish list)
I meant to go to Decorex on Sunday, but then Sholto got invited to a party, and these days, I'm all about tailgating my children's invitations.  I used to compare their parties to the 7th circle of hell.  I now think that they're the best kind of entertainm...
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