my boobs have angered the mountain gods

Cilla Black was the nation's glamorous, no-nonsense aunt. I was really hoping she'd give immortality a go

independent.co.uk — Often when we feel oddly upset about the death of a celebrity we've never met, it takes days to pinpoint the roots of the sadness. I'm getting closer now. It's not that I thought Cilla - no second name required, like Cher, Elvis or Madonna - would live forever, but in her 70s, her aura as a showbiz force of nature was still strong.

Comeback city: Grace Dent joins the hipsters in Detroit

standard.co.uk — Until recently Detroit, Michigan was absolutely no one's must-go holiday spot. It is a city that malfunctioned: a previously splendid, ex-bustling metropolis built on the largesse of a roaring automobile industry; one that gave birth to Motown Records, before shedding three-quarters of its residents and filing for bankruptcy.

When I hit the Lottery jackpot, I'll show all the other winners how it's supposed to be done

independent.co.uk — Shortly after watching BBC3's rather melancholy documentary on Jane Park, the 17-year-old lottery winner who won £1 million, then bought a chihuahua, a Louis Vuitton handbag - the dog later curling a poo into its silk lining - and a boozy extended girls' holiday in Magaluf, I began buying Lottery tickets again.
Aug 01, 2015

Why I will be Britain’s most brilliant Lottery Winner. A column. independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @IndyMagazine: One can get rich gracefully –but it's not compulsory. @gracedent on how she would (mis)behave if her numbers came up independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Grace Dent reviews Sackville's: 'obscene - but sort of London must-do'

standard.co.uk — Obscene isn't a word many restaurateurs hope to see used in conjunction with their new offering, but in the case of Sackville's - of Sackville Street, W1 - I trust they'll understand. They might even take it as a badge of honour.

Why slow down when you can speed up?

iol.co.za — London - For each person chuntering furiously at pictures of 69-year-old Lord Sewel cavorting in an orange bra, seemingly ripped on cocaine, nestling a large vodka, surrounded by jovial ladies of the night - I'll wager there will be others quietly impressed the old boy still has it in him.

There are two ways of growing old - and I’m taking Lord Sewel’s

independent.co.uk — For each person chuntering furiously at footage of 69-year-old Lord Sewel cavorting in an orange bra, seemingly ripped on cocaine, nestling a large vodka, surrounded by jovial ladies of the night - I'll wager there will be others quietly impressed the old boy still has it in him.
Jul 27, 2015

If there are two ways to grow old - I’m taking Lord Sewel’s   - by me for @indyvoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @gracedent: If there are two ways to grow old - I’m taking Lord Sewel’s   - by me for @indyvoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @gracedent: If there are two ways to grow old - I’m taking Lord Sewel’s   - by me for @indyvoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @gracedent: If there are two ways to grow old - I’m taking Lord Sewel’s   - by me for @indyvoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

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It's not just what neighbours do that makes them lovely or awful - it's what they don't do, too

independent.co.uk — My excellent next-door neighbours are leaving. Selling up and skedaddling. Not to a bigger house, but to a smaller house with a bigger garden, because my excellent next-door neighbours are the sort of folk who keep a bounteous outdoors space with verdant lawns, "spare fruit" up for grabs, and an automatic sprinkler which irrigates everything with a soothing, hypnotic hiss.

Matt LeBlanc tiptoes towards middle age in a wholly Hollywood male manner: improving

independent.co.uk — Matt LeBlanc is another year older, but in our hearts he's forever young. Or to put it another way, on reruns the world over, his Friends alter ego Joey Tribbiani omnipresently remains a buff, beautiful 28. He's mistaking Monica's offer of lemonade for a come-hither comment, whipping his pants off in hapless abandon.

Grace Dent reviews the Ivy: 'Beckoning you inside so it can have a snog (with tongues) with your company credit card'

standard.co.uk — The original but recently revamped Ivy restaurant in West Street, Covent Garden is something of a London institution; so much so that when I dined there the other day a roving camera crew buzzed between the tables. 'What do you think makes The Ivy an institution?'

Who can blame the Scottish for trying to distance themselves from the deep-fried Mars bar?

independent.co.uk — It is surely to the chagrin of many in Scotland, as well as Aberdeenshire Council, that they find themselves linked to the deep-fried battered Mars bar. Or "national delicacy, the battered Mars bar" as it's sweepingly referred to, suggesting that just past Gretna Green one will spot hoards of sticky-faced, morbidly obese nougat-addicts, cramming fats fried in fat into shame-free fat gobs.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @IndyVoices: You can't blame Scots for trying to distance themselves from deep-fried Mars bars | @gracedent ind.pn/1Jc7asK pic.twitter.com/VmLPp0ZtLN

Jul 20, 2015

"Saturday night in Glasgow nightclubs filled with beautiful, chiselled, self-tanned sorts," says Grace Dent. Discuss independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Jul 21, 2015

Maybe all Scots don't want to be tarred with the big battered Mars Bar brush independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

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Aug 01, 2015

either put on these glasses, or start eating that trashcan. #RowdyRoddyPiper

Aug 01, 2015

Why I will be Britain’s most brilliant Lottery Winner. A column. independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @ESgoingout: 'Obscene, but a sort of London must-do' – @gracedent on Mayfair truffle restaurant Sackville's bit.ly/1ItuukY pic.twitter.com/yE414EyhUn

Jul 29, 2015

thank you SO MUCH for all your amazing replies about internet romance. (and teaching me what DTF stands for)

Jul 29, 2015

A question for Twitter. Has technology - dating apps, 4G, Facebook etc - killed off the fine art of romance?

Jul 28, 2015

There are two approaches to ageing. I prefer Lord Sewel’s. A column by me for @indyvoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

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