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Insider’s guide to Corfu: with kids or without kids, just go…

One of the world’s all-time favourite holiday destinations, Corfu is the sun-drenched Greek Island famed not only as the setting for Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals, but also as a place of gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and stunning coastal views over the glittering Mediterranean. Inspired by pictures of her ridiculously amazing villa Agnos House (available to rent this summer through Scott Williams), we turned to Interior Designer Looby Crean, who has been visiting Corfu for years and is an expert on what to do and where to go on this most idyllic of Greek islands. If you’re going this summer, read on for her hot tips and to discover how she transformed the house into a stunning home. If not, read on, be inspired and book for next year! You won’t regret it….…

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We Want to Live Here: Lisa of Edit 58’s Amazing London Home

Unknown-4Whilst in the throes of redecorating (some of) my house, I have found much inspiration on the hugely stylish interiors edit58, the brainchild of the lovely Lisa Mehydene. It's a wonderful site: cherry-picked finds from around the world. But it's not just her site which inspires, her Instagram feed @edit.58 is one of the best. She shares snapshots of the incredible London home which she shares with her husband and four-year-old twins, Milla and George - you can imagine how excited we were when she agreed to take us on a tour. And share her genius styling tips. Put your feet up, grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine - no judgment here) and join us on an epic tour. This one's a real treat.…

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Children and Screen Time

Screen time and children. Discuss. "Am I," asked my friend, "being weird and uptight about this?" The scenario: they'd had friends over for the day. The friend's child spent almost the entire day glued to an ipad. There was no requirement for the screen to be put aside to speak to the visitors or play with her children. Then, in the evening, the ipad screen was swapped for the TV screen. In my view: no weirdness here. There are two things which bother me about this: the manners and the excess of screen time. Manners, we'll leave aside for now. Screen time...now there's an interesting discussion.…

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ShoppingStyle

7 of the best off-the-shoulder tops

There I was, ignoring the off-the-shoulder tops which were breeding like the proverbial rabbits on the high street. Giving them the cold shoulder, as it were. And then I bumped into Joanna Hegerty of The Stylist and the Wardrobe at the Hush pop-up shop. She was looking crazily cute in an off-the-shoulder top and khaki cut-offs. And I thought, ‘hmmm, maybe, after all’….…

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Fashion alert: Uzma Bozai’s amazing summer collection

It started with a pair of earrings. These earrings below in fact, which are so gorgeously perfect (tassels, hot pink, what more could you ask for?) that immediately I headed straight to the (unknown-to-me) designer Uzma Bozai's website. And oh my goodness, could the collection be anymore ridiculously lust-worthy? I'm not joking when I say that I seriously want at least 3/4 of it...…

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How to…throw an awesome party

A few weeks ago, Camille, a chic French party planner and founder of A Little Party Box, a fab company specialising in gorgeous themed party boxes gave us 5 great tips on how to throw a children’s party. Not ones to let the kids have all the fun, we wanted in on the action, so we asked her back to tell us how to throw the perfect grown-up party. From flowers to music, she told us exactly how she’d do it….…

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ShoppingStyle

The French bra thing (apparently)

The other day, at school drop off, one of the mums said to me, “Oo, you’re doing that French girl thing. I like it”. And I thought, “Um, whatever this is, I think I might like it.” And then asked her what she meant……

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TLM Edit: Hot new shopping alert

There’s nothing we love more than discovering a new shopping destination – except perhaps an online shopping destination with a fabulously curated choice of fashion and accessories from hot, emerging brands. Step forward Lucinda Robins’ (aka The London Mummy) new website TLM Edit….…

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5 Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

I live in London. I am no stranger to small spaces. One is often squeezed. And I love my little house by the river. (I shall love it all the more when it is free of builders – very nice as they are.) I’m beginning to get a feel for decorating bijou spaces.…