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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.…

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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)……

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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.…

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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!…

Style

Leopard Love

It's no secret that Natasha and I are fans of leopard print, but then again, who isn't these days? A contemporary classic that's never out of style, all those old Bette Lynch connotations have been banished and leopard is so acceptable, it's now considered a neutral. Here's how to wear it for winter 2017...…

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Me + Em: The Autumn Edit

What's better than updating your wardrobe for the new season? Updating your wardrobe with pieces that don't shout about what season they come from - thus establishing themselves as true friends.…

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Style File: Rae Adam of FWP By Rae

If you're on Instagram, then you are bound to have seen the 'It' tops of the season worn by super-stylish Insta-queens such as @DoesmyBumlook40? - amazing wine-inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts by Rae Adam of FWP by Rae. Not only are the logos brilliant, the cut and feel of the organic cotton tops are fantastic. Having met the lovely Rae, I can vouch for how stylish she is and having fallen in love with her brand, wanted to know more about her style and her exciting new designs...…

Family

How to take pictures of your family (and love the result) by photographer Andrea Thomson

Taking pictures of your nearest and dearest, should be easy, right? You're comfortable with each other, you spend a lot of time together, you love each other...then why is it, that whenever you pick a camera up everyone stops what they're doing and acts like a rabbit in the headlights or turns on the jazz hands and poses as if they're on a shoot for Vogue? Gorgeous, natural pictures are always the best, but can be the hardest to take. Which is why we turned to brilliant Edinburgh-based photographer Andrea Thomson (who takes amazing family pictures) for some tips. If you've ever wanted to take a good photo, then read this....…

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Needle Knits’ Founder Lizzie Burckhardt on building a brilliant brand

Needle is destined to become one of those great British brands: covetable, luxe knits that are high quality, thoughtfully designed, perfectly made – each one a wardrobe enhancer. Founder Lizzie Burckhardt talks frankly about going in feet first, finding the perfect partnership (and the perfect name), surviving mistakes – and combining a new business with a new baby (think zero maternity leave). …