Awww, Shucks

The always delightful Clara who runs Via Marugtta 51 named The Pictorial as a ‘Stylish Blogger’ and bestowed upon us this totally fun Stylish Blogger Award.

Now there are rules to this thing, of which I am only too happy to comply, particularly the first which is to link up to the blog that gave us the award.That of course is Clara and consider this a stern order to VISIT VIA MARGUTTA 51. NOW.

The second is to list 7 facts about yourself. This I am more reluctant to follow through on, but shall:

1.) I paint. Not particularly well, but I paint nonetheless. My grandmother is a gifted portrait artist and some of my earliest memories are of her teaching me technique on quiet weekends at her house. I had dreams of being as good as she is, but as it happens, I just… paint.

2.) I speak French. C’est-à-dire, je parle francais. J’ai appris le francais il y a quatre ans, et je suis un francophile absolument. Mon jour idéal est ecouter des chansons d’Edith Piaf avec une bouteille de vin est un plat du fromage. 😉

3.) I live in LA but my heart is back in England. My old flat was off the High Road in Chiswick, West London, on the floor above an Italian restaurant called That’s Amore. Whenever I’d locked myself out of my flat (which happened often) they’d let me sit, have a glass of wine and watch them make Margaretta pizzas. (Wonder if they’re still in business…)

4.) I’m a hypocritical vegetarian: I don’t eat meat but I own leather boots.

5.) I hate popcorn.

6.) I’m a proud 80s Child and my first crush was on Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran at the ripe age of 5. God… that eyeliner.

7.) I correct grammar for a living. I know that sounds frightfully boring, but it’s for a film magazine which is kinda fab. However, I would much rather chuck it all in to work under the table somewhere France.

And, finally, naming 7 Stylish Bloggers upon whom merit the title. That’s just plain cruel. Most everyone I know merits the title! (Least of all me!) But the rules mandate seven, so here goes nothin…

Angela’s The Hollywood Revue

Riikka’s Harlean’s Heyday

Brandie at True Classics

Kate Gabrielle’s scathingly brilliant Scathingly Brilliant

The elegant Viv and Larry

The Lady Eve Sidwich


the lovely Paris Atelier


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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

5 thoughts on “Awww, Shucks

  1. Thanks for the nice words, Carley 🙂 Uhm, cool you speak French, I just took some courses, but I love it. I like your ideal day, French style 🙂
    About your job correcting grammar…you shouldn’t visit my site, because my English is so poor that you can die 🙂 But I’d like to work correcting Spanish grammar.
    Can you upload a picture of your paintings?

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