I recently went to meet the very charming Mary-Lou Sturridge who used to run The Groucho Club. Her new venture is a restaurant-with-rooms The Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock. Since it’s practically on our doorstep, we’re very excited about this super-stylish new addition to West Dorset and I wanted to find out more, plus it was great excuse to have a nose around before the building work kicked off. Here’s the interview with photos by Katharine Davies.
I have an occasional ‘interiors expert’ column. This is a really fun way to spout about my favourite subject – anything and everything to do with making a home. This column is on vintage and how – used carefully – it brings soul to a home. Curate a collection of pieces you love and inject instant personality to your home. Take a look and let me know if there’s a decorating dilemma you need advice on. CS may 26