Beauty & the Dirt
Beauty & the Dirt is an upscale lifestyle website for women, covering travel, celebrity, food, fashion, make-up and luxury. I write regular stories about cars and motoring.
I was lucky to be invited to drive the third-generation Audi TT on beautiful Scottish roads. Click here to read the story
Launching Febreze Car to deal with the smells life throws at it.
Audi A3 Cabriolet - let the sunshine in
Why can't I get a headscarf to stay on?
Audi R8 V10 - what a super car
I was thrilled to get my backside into Audi's supercar, as seen in the Ironman films...Read More
Volvo V40 brought order to my world
The Volvo can almost drive itself. I thought I'd get annoyed by its bossiness, but quickly began to rely on its safety and convenience features.
Prowling in the F-type Jaguar
I'd been looking forward to this for a very long time – and I loved being able to push the 'Loud' button.
Fiat 500L & 500L Trekking
What's the best car for a vintage fair? When I took a stall at the Bath Antiques & Vintage Fair, I chose a Fiat 500L. It was a good choice, but there was a Godzilla of a fault in my immaculate planning...
Renault has looked for every aspect that might discourage someone from buying an electric car and addressed it when designing their cute and affordable new electric mini.
Read the full story here.
Audi RS 6 Avant
Audi has a band of celebrity 'ambassadors' including Gwyneth Paltrow (left), and they took us to the polo fields pounded by the royals on pony-back to drive the RS 6 Avant.
The MX-5 has been one of my favourite cars since it first appeared in 1990. I had a blast testing the MX-5 Club in Florida.
Range Rover Evoque
The Evoque is a guilty pleasure, I shouldn't like it and I don't - I love it. I can't afford a Victoria Beckham Special Edition, though.
Bentley Continental GTC V8
Barbara Cartland told me that she used to go to Brooklands race circuit because she loved the Bentley Boys. Me? I'm definitely a Bentley Girl. My first was a 1952 MkVI Countryman with Coachwork by Radford, for a story in Classic & Sports Car. It was some years before my next: a Continental GT in Nevada. I tootled around in Ann Arbor, Mich for four days in another and they almost had to break my fingers to get the keys back. At least they instead gave me a set of an Arnage which I drove to Niagara Falls for our anniversary and wrote about in the New York Post. More recently I took a Continental GTC V8 out for a spin on a beautiful day following a factory tour in Crewe. Here's the story for BATD.