Danièle’s diary: Mimosa trees and the start of Spring in London

This is the nicest, most superbly fragranced Mimosa tree and I have been watching it grow in Pimlico since 1995! Every year I await early March to see it in bloom. Over the years I saw so many trees growing near Grasse in France where I worked as a natural nose in the Perfumery. But this particular Mimosa tree is fantastic. Mimosa signals the start of Spring for me and is also a very nostalgic… Read more »

Danièle’s diary: Book launch with His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, at Clarence House

A friend kindly sent me the photos of James and I at this event in March. We had a wonderful day with the other guests of their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, at this special reception The Prince of Wales hosted at Clarence House to launch his new book, ‘Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated’. It was a highly enjoyable and successful event, particularly so as an exceptional limited edition of… Read more »