Contributors / Chloë Ashby

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Red shoe diaries

As a major Paris exhibition shows Christian Louboutin’s body of work, we talk to the designer about the benefits of owning your own maison, shifts within the fashion industry and how he keeps his label fresh.

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Step up to the plate

Welcome to Monocle’s very first survey on hosting at home (don’t worry about wiping your feet on the way in). Over the coming pages you’ll learn about everything from diplomacy in the dining room to a few fail-safe recipes…


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Little treasures

We’re having children later in life, which (hopefully) means our bank balances are more handsome. The outcome: a lot of money to spend on our kids. And that’s why Le Bon Marché is going all out to lure the smartest big…

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It takes two

The co-owners of Café Altro Paradiso bring different things to the table and it all comes together in this Italian oasis on bustling Spring Street.


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