Life

Are we telling the truth?

Last night, Natasha and I received a message from somebody questioning our integrity. She had 'suspicions' that we weren't disclosing paid-for posts, gifts and partnerships and wanted to confront us about it. So, the question is, are we telling the truth?…

Beauty

What We *Really* Want for Christmas…

Do you know what we really, really wish for this Christmas? A Chanel 2.55 bag, perhaps? Or a lifetime’s supply of cashmere? Perhaps a ginormous Net-a-Porter gift card or a suite for the weekend at a swanky hotel? Nope. (Although if anyone does want to get us any of these, do please feel free, you are more than welcome and we will be more than grateful.) What we really want is: more – and better – sleep. To stop stressing. To properly relax (not just pretend to whilst flicking through our phone and our mental to-do list. To enter the new year refreshed, relaxed and – why not? – merry and bright. And now these gifts may actually be within our grasp. And yours too. Oh, and there’s also a discount to be had….…

Style

Party Dressing: Sorted

Party dressing isn't what it used to be. Not because we've abandoned the brief dresses of our youth (we were more of the jeans-and-a-pretty-top generation) but because we have less chance to get dressed up, so we make more of it when we actually do. Nice dress for dinner with girlfriends? Absolutely. Jumpsuit and fabulous heels for a 40th? Bring it on (this is what Alex wore to my 40th and very fabulous she looked in it, too).…

Travel

A Christmas Escape/Escape Christmas?

For the last couple of years, my husband and I haven't given each other a present as such, but instead used the money we've 'saved' on a weekend away. And with hotels like these, who wouldn't want a night in one as a present?…

LifeWomen

A Confession…

…I am a woman conflicted. This sounds far more dramatic than it actually is – but I am. Why? The age-old work/family debate, am-I-doing-the-right-thing angst has me lying awake at night.…

ShoppingStyle

Christmas Shopping: Part 1

  We have been beavering away building our Christmas gift guides for you – but here’s a little taster (and it’s all about you)……

BooksDo

Your 2018 Reading List: Part One

One of the questions I am most asked by my friends is ‘what should I be reading?’ Today, I am happy to answer that by providing your new reading list: the best books of 2018. I am even more thrilled that it’s also my reading list, as it comes courtesy of the wondrous Helen Whitaker.…

ShoppingStyle

Statement sweatshirts, cool cashmere and jewellery to make your heart skip a beat…

Regular readers will know that I have a little sideline The Alex Edit selling a curated selection of some of my favourite accessories and fashion that I've discovered through Wear & Where and my job as a journalist. With temperatures dropping and party season almost upon us (yikes!) I wanted to tell you about a few pieces that will not only make your heart beat faster, but may also solve some of your present buying dilemmas!…