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6 easy ways to make your weekend even better

In theory the weekend is when you should switch off, recharge and have an amazing time. In practice, it's not always this away. So, we think it's time to reclaim the weekend and start really enjoying it again (even if you have kids waking you up at an ungodly hour). Here are 5 easy ways to do it...…

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Spring 17: it’s all about your sleevage

A short post today as I wrote this last night having tried my first ever spin class. O M G why didn't anyone explain just what a spin class is? Needless to say, my legs don't work and my brain is decidedly wobbly too. So, let's keep it short. Statement Sleeves. They might not be practical, but ooooh they are pretty and a lot nicer to think about than my achey legs. Here's some of my finds....…

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The Antidote to ‘Blue Monday’?

Today is “Blue Monday”. The most depressing day of the year, apparently. (These marketing types really know how to make us feel all warm and fuzzy.) What better panacea than to wrap yourself in something cosy?…

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We want to live here: a contemporary family home in Wimbledon

If there's one thing guaranteed to brighten up a dull January day, it's a house designed by Laura Stephens. Our go-to girl for anything decor-related, Laura is an interior design whizz with a taste for colour. This house in Wimbledon is the perfect case-in-point. Cool, contemporary and decorated in a really soothing palette, young children also live there (I know!), going to prove that you don't have to sacrifice style for the sake of small people. Read on, this one's a treat...…

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My Beauty Story: Alessandra Steinherr, Blogger and Glamour’s Beauty Director

Alessandra Steinherr is something of a legend in the beauty world. She’s a walking encyclopedia of beauty knowledge and a real powerhouse. We grabbed her to talk her new blog, the secret of that amazing skin and her desert island products. Prepare to bookmark her site (and want to order everything she recommends) immediately.…

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Sales 2017: final markdowns and gems to be found

By the end of the sales it can be a bit hit-and-miss as to what you'll find. Shops look like they've been ram raided (Zara is always awful), so avoid them unless you're very brave and stick to online where with second and third markdowns in place, there are some great finds to be had...…

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5 Top Decor Trends for 2017

I don’t want to worry you, but copper is o-v-e-r. As are – look away now – subway tiles. I know: is nothing sacred? However, there are some very promising looking decor trends emerging for this year.…

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New year, new piercings? Shop! 2017’s hottest earring trend

It started, as most of these things do, with the fash-pack, who over the last few years have gone crazy-bonkers for multiple ear piercings. And when we say fash-pack, we're talking magazine editors and stylists in their 30s, 40s and 50s - not whippersnapper 20-somethings as who the hell knows what they're piercing these days. Then, it trickled down to grown-up instagrammers and bloggers, people like the gorgeous @chloelovestoshop, whose new Maria Tash piercings inspired me to leap on the bandwagon (only a couple of years after it started - just call me a trendsetter) and up my ear count. Are you tempted?…

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Shop the Sales for 2017’s Trends

Hello, and welcome to 2017. How’s the head? (Or am I just imagining that everyone else goes out and in fact you, like us, spent it on the sofa and went to bed early? (With a Lemsip, in my case. Rock. On.) If you’re bright eyed and bushy-tailed, why not reward yourself with a spot of Getting Ahead. Here’s how to shop some of 2017’s biggest trends in the sales. (Clever, no?)…