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December 8, 2016

The Guardian Meets Tyne O’Connell

The Guardian Meets Tyne O’Connell, writer. She eats at the Wolseley in Mayfair, London, every day. I stumbled across the Wolseley by accident when it had […]
July 23, 2016

5 Extraordinary Eccentrics

Upon the Restoration of King CharlesII when London was really swinging our national identity was formed by 5 Extraordinary, Glamorous, witty, Subversive women of vision who […]
January 13, 2016
One night in Mayfair Tyne O'Connell

A Night in Mayfair

A Night in Mayfair with Tyne O’Connell I’m out of hospital; rattling with pills, my veins ruined from ineptly inserted catheters. I snuck out as all […]
November 2, 2015

Corsets and Girdles

Beau Brummell wore a corset! Corsets and Girdles – Let the silhouette reign in Mayfair & St James’s – Corsetry for all I say! A girdle […]
November 2, 2015
pink spitfire eccentrics

RIP B. J. O’Connell

I salute you my darling Daddy B.J. O’Connell for your service in The RAF  and your daily unflinching flights in your Spitfire over Germany, France, Italy, […]
September 19, 2015
People Matter

People Matter

People matter & the houses & places & animals that matter to us live within us forever – they run through our blood & our souls. […]
September 19, 2015

ECCENTRIC OF THE YEAR

THE FINALISTS of THE GREATEST ECCENTRIC OF THE YEAR 2015 CLUB PATRON: HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH TYNE O’CONNELL – WINNER  OF ECCENTRIC THINKER OF THE […]
September 10, 2015
Aphra Behn and Mayfair

The Birth of the Dandizette

The Dandizette Movement began as a sartorial Call To Charms, the Dandizette representing a celebration of the new rights and privileges afforded them after King Charles […]
August 6, 2015
Tyne O'Connell at work in her library in Mayfair

When The Dark Nights Of The Soul Close In

When the Dark-Nights-Of-The-Soul close in & possibilities & hope evaporate & the pain takes over, I grapple for memories like this to sustain me. If only […]
January 4, 2015

Countess Ada Lovelace

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF THE ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS – THE POETICAL SCIENTIST COUNTESS AUGUSTA LOVELACE by Tyne O’Connell Countess Augusta “Ada” Lovelace, nee Byron was the […]
January 4, 2015

Suffragettes, Chic Even In Battle

by Tyne O’Connell Suffragettes – Dandizette Heroines The suffragette heroines epitomised the qualities of the feminism of Dandizettes by retaining their elegance and humour even in […]
December 31, 2014

New Year Resolutions of a Mayfair Eccentric – 2015

Resolution: My dedication to Salon Life shall remain as unshakable as a Papal Bull when it comes to my writing. My body may ail, but the […]