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How I make it work: award-winning blogger and author Louise Emma Clarke @mumofboysandmabel

Former journalist Louise Emma Clarke has done what most journalists have dreamed of at some point - written a book. More than that, she's also an award-winning blogger and mum of three, who after several years abroad has moved back to the UK. In the midst of writing the follow-up to 'From Mum with Love', she shares her thoughts on writing, parenting, the pressures of social media and trying to make 'it' work.....…

ShoppingStyle

The Perfect Dress?

I consider myself fairly well-placed to ponder the question of what constitutes the perfect dress. The lion's share of my wardrobe is divided between pretty white tops (a topic for another post) and dresses. If I don't know what to wear, a dress is my fallback. If I want to feel zhuzh-y, I'll put on a dress. As soon as it's warm enough, I wear a one every day (and pack a suitcase full of them when I go on holiday).…

Shopping for the Home

Why every home should have a gallery wall (part 1) PLUS 25% off Desenio

Out of all the pictures we've posted on Instagram, gallery walls are always among the most popular. It seems that everyone loves a gallery wall - relatively inexpensive to put together (although you could also go wild), gorgeous to look at and easy to change up by swapping in pictures as you see fit, the only issue is finding the time to hang one....…

ShoppingStyle

Colour Files: Pink

Where do you stand on wearing colour? How about the deliberate colour clash - which is everywhere, so even if you have no intention of sporting it yourself,¬†prepare to see others rocking the look. Shades might be advisable if colour is anathema. We'll start with an easy one: pink.…

Beauty

How to help your skin survive winter

Winter can be hard on your skin. Flaky, dry, red, tender, that distinctive grey winter skin pallor. Fear not - help is at hand. Here are the tried and tested products that keep your glow going even in the depths of winter.…

Shopping

Shopping the Sales – great buys to last you all year

Whether you like to dive in like Tom Daley or prefer to swerve them completely, you can't escape the fact that The Sales are here. Whilst many of you might have dipped your shopping toes into the sartorial waters back on Boxing Day (or before Christmas in fact), there are still great buys to be found - and buys that will carry you happily through this winter and into next season. Here's what we have our eye on... …