Mandolyna Theodoracopulos

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Mandolyna Theodoracopulos executive edits Taki's Magazine from London. She writes for Gstaad Life and was previously managing editor and columnist at Hamptons magazine. She also works full-time as an interior designer.


Relationships

¡Viva Holy Matrimony!

¡Viva Holy Matrimony!

December 25, 2013

People have a lot of hang-ups about marriage. People tell you how hard

Commerce

Keeping Up With the Diamonds

Keeping Up With the Diamonds

December 11, 2013

Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds! Girls love them. Jewelers love them.

Afternoon Delight

You Are Where You Eat

You Are Where You Eat

September 01, 2013

I never much thought about ordering regional specialties until an American

Vile Bodies

Club Life

Club Life

September 13, 2012

Are you a clubman? Have you ever been a member or do you intend to apply for

Politics

It’s My Party and I’ll Leave if I Want To

It’s My Party and I’ll Leave if I Want To

September 05, 2012

I have never voted for a Republican Party candidate despite being a registered

Vile Bodies

The Perv Behind the Badge

The Perv Behind the Badge

May 01, 2012

Being at the mercy of a person in uniform can drive a reasonable person to

Commerce

Scrubbing Your Way to the Top

Scrubbing Your Way to the Top

March 01, 2012

Fortunately I am not one of the newly unemployed. But if I found myself jobless

Immigration

The Inmates are Running the Asylum-Seekers

The Inmates are Running the Asylum-Seekers

February 17, 2012

During the summer of 2008 I spent several days on the Greek island of Patmos.

Fashion

Valentino: The Sartorial Superstar

Valentino: The Sartorial Superstar

January 31, 2012

Long before a well-known French shoe designer immortalized women’s feet with

Multiculturalism

Vive la Confederation Helvetique!

Vive la Confederation Helvetique!

January 27, 2012

The human urge to migrate seems as strong as ever. People have been trekking

Home Front

Happy Holidays?

Happy Holidays?

December 25, 2011

Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas! At least it’s usually merry for those of us who

Beau Monde

Vive les Nouveaux Pauvres!

Vive les Nouveaux Pauvres!

November 18, 2011

Luxury is thought to mean having what one wants. Luxury is living opulently in

Beau Monde

My Cures for the Summertime Blues

My Cures for the Summertime Blues

August 24, 2011

When I was growing up we used to go to Southampton on Long Island during the

Cultural Caviar

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche, Part Deux

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche, Part Deux

August 05, 2011

In Part One of this guide, I encouraged the newly rich not to wear white. Many

Cultural Caviar

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche

A Manners Guide for the Nouveau Riche

July 26, 2011

Last week I found myself in Ibiza, where the car of choice is an economical

Under the White Flag

Too Sensitive For Our Own Good

Too Sensitive For Our Own Good

May 24, 2011

What kind of society touts free speech and then shuns dissenters who dare to

Under the White Flag

Kill or Be Killed?

Kill or Be Killed?

May 05, 2011

When bad guys are taken out in real life like they are in the movies, I am

Royal Watch

Back on With Their Heads, Please

Back on With Their Heads, Please

December 17, 2010

The Queen of England announced she was “absolutely delighted.” The Prince

Bitch, Please!

Go Away Perez Hilton, and Take Your Purse With You

Go Away Perez Hilton, and Take Your Purse With You

September 19, 2010

So you’re here and you’re queer. Get over it. You’ve made your point and

High Society

Paris Hilton is a Naughty Girl, and Other Felonies

Paris Hilton is a Naughty Girl, and Other Felonies

September 01, 2010

They say she’s an heiress, but I say she’s more like trailer trash. She

Lit Crit

Plimpton, Me, and the Night

Plimpton, Me, and the Night

August 27, 2010

The afternoon has gently passed me by The evening spreads it’s sail against the

Travel

Greece My Love

Greece My Love

August 18, 2010

The idea of being cooped up on a boat with nowhere to go, at the mercy of a

Feminism

We Haven’t Waited This Long for Olivia Munn

We Haven’t Waited This Long for Olivia Munn

August 04, 2010

Sometimes being a woman in a man’s world gives you the advantage. Yet even in

High Society

The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

July 13, 2010

Until recently, I had never heard of Liliane Bettencourt, the sole heiress to

Hollywood

Poor Little Lindsay Lohan

Poor Little Lindsay Lohan

June 14, 2010

In a way, Lindsay Lohan reminds me of myself and some of the kids I grew up

Environmental Snafus

The Big Deep Garbage Heap

The Big Deep Garbage Heap

May 28, 2010

Like most people, I love the sea. Though I often fear what lies beneath–more

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