Living the ex-pat life: Tula Goodwin on bringing up a family in Singapore

Ever fantasised about packing up your life and moving halfway across the world? Well, Tula Goodwin, co-founder of the VogelGoodwin PR agency, did just that. Having moved from London eight years ago, she now lives in Singapore with her husband Henry and daughters Daisy (8), Agatha (nearly 6) and Margot (nearly 4). So, is it all as exciting as it sounds or are there challenges being so far away from home? From luxurious hospital rooms to jumping on a plane to head to Bali, Tula tells us all about life in Singapore...…


Have a great weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? As you read this, Natasha will be enjoying her last few days on holiday in Cornwall (fingers crossed for sunshine!), whilst I am planning a low-key weekend at home (fingers crossed for sunshine!) Next week we are having a bit of a break (long summer, brains fried), so we'll see you the week after the Bank Holiday weekend, probably slightly in shock that September is around the corner!! In the meantime, we hope you have a brilliant week, and if you're looking to do something, then perhaps you could...…


W&W on Alex & Alexa

When boutique children’s site Alex & Alexa invited us to join their Collective, we were v flattered to be asked, and then jumped at the chance.…

Why we love Hush’s amazing AW collection…

Last week we had a preview of the Hush AW collection – and it’s really good. I know, it’s midsummer and you really aren’t in a jumper frame of mind right now. But we know that Hush is one of your – as well as our – favourites. So really, it would be remiss of us not to tell you it’s online today and give you our edit, wouldn’t it? …


Eat this: foods and supplements to make your skin look better

Honestly, I am the last person who preaches about what you should eat. How could I when I mainline chocolate like a junkie and was last seen snacking on pom pom bears whilst making friends with a bottle of Whispering Angel? But, *groan*, I'm not an idiot. Well, not a ginormous idiot and I do know that healthy foods and super-supplements can make a real difference to how you look and how you feel. In what has become this summer's bid to make my skin look better, I've done some in-depth research (i.e. asked someone else) into the best foods and supplements to take to make your skin look plumper, healthier and younger than ever. Thankfully, that person is the fab Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders, part of the brilliant Cooking Them Healthy team who knows all there is to know about super-charged eating....…

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How to have children and a stylish home

We are thoroughly of the opinion that your children should not take over your home. Have them, by all means; welcome them into the fold. We just don’t want to see evidence of them everywhere. When Chloe from Marloe London sent me these pictures of her living space, my first thought was, “but where is the child-related debris?” (Okay, “I really like that yellow chair” came first, but that was hot on its heels.) So I asked Chloe – who runs Marloe London with her friend Marina – to explain to us how she achieves this magical effect of vanishing of her children.…


5 of the best scrubs without microbeads

Rub-a-dub-dub, we love a good scrub (your skin really thanks you for it), but what we don't love are all those tiny little microbeads that pollute the seas and kill all the fish. Definitely not cool. So whilst many face and body scrubs do contain microbeads, many - very good ones, in fact - don't, which means that you can happily carry on exfoliating safe in the knowledge that you are one totally eco-friendly beauty queen. Here's our pick of the best...…


Win a fabulous cashmere jumper from Wyse London!

Wyse London is one of our favourite new discoveries. A small London-based label which specialises in cool, contemporary cashmere, we adore the flattering cut and the gorgeous designs, which suit - well, just about anyone. Because we love Wyse and because we love you, we have one beautiful cashmere jumper worth £175 up for grabs...…

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My Uniform: A Style Album’s Emma Thatcher

Emma Thatcher is one half of A Style Album, the blog she curates with her friend, Louise Redknapp. We love their work (their warmth and friendship makes A Style Album a very inviting place to visit) and their style, which you can follow via Instagram (@astylealbum; follow Emma @emmarosethatcher). We caught up with Emma to talk working with a friend, her new favourite brands and late-night shopping (she’s definitely our type of woman…).…

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How to make the most of your outdoor space (even if it’s tiny)

Small garden? Me too. And yet we’re currently spending nearly all our time out there. I started this post with my feet in a homemade tent (complete with tea towel “curtains”) and ended it perched next to the open doors as darkness fell and the (solar-powered) lights strung in the apple tree started to glow. Use it wisely, and even the smallest outdoor space turns into an extra room in the home. Here’s how to make the most of yours……