“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. A popular song (now phrase), etched into our subconsciousness since the 1949 Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and made even more famous when Marilyn Monroe sang it in the movie version in 1953. Late last year I had the privilege of meeting┬ámany dazzling new best friends at Ryder […]


Earlier this summer I was invited to visit the D’Auchel atelier to get an insight into the world of bespoke leather goods. To be honest, I have always been more interested in shoes than bags and never took any vested interest in leather goods. However, when they told me that each bag by D’Auchel is […]