As the niece of Jimmy Choo, you can safely say that Lucy Choi has shoes in the blood. A London-based designer who opened her first standalone store last year, she is renowned for her beautiful, hand-crafted pieces that manage to combine style, comfort and glamour. As the woman behind some of the best-dressed feet in London, we bet her wardrobe is pretty darn special too….
As you know from Natasha’s post a few weeks ago, pink is one of the colours of the season. And whilst the idea of dressing yourself in a hue most commonly associated with Disney princesses and Barbara Cartland might not initially appeal, this blush coloured top certainly should. Arguably more flattering than a stronger or more pastel pink, it is an incredibly flattering colour that should suit most complexions and has the added attraction of attention-seeking ruffles that turn an everyday top into something rather special. £39.99 Mango.
There are few things I love more than a gorgeous boutique hotel. They’re almost up there on a par with my children (I’m kidding, I’m kidding…or am I?!) Which is why, I am extremely excited about the prospect of these three new beauties opening this Spring. Two (The Pig at Combe and The Painswick) come from bonafide leaders in the boutique hotel field, whilst the third (Thyme) looks so darn lovely, we are sure it’s a classic in the making. And, what’s that? An opening offer for one of them of £99 per night? Yup, it’s too good to ignore….
As the mother of three children, Natasha Ascott is a firm believer in the idea that ‘there is no such thing as bad weather just the wrong kit,’ so much so, that she founded her fab company Muddy Puddles on it. “We are driven by the mission to get kids learning outdoors all year round,” explains Natasha. To do this, they make high performance waterproofs, wellies and ski gear for 0-12 year olds, which is as stylish as it is practical (yes, really – do check it out – today is the last day of the sale, although from Thursday a big ski offer with 60% off ski jackets starts). Juggling a 4-day working week with the needs of a young family, we were keen to find out how she manages her work/life balance. From ‘relating’ to each other rather than just ‘existing alongside’ each other and the fab question she always asks her children at the end of the day, Natasha tells us exactly how she does it….
I remember when I was first pregnant, my husband and I merrily thought that twins would be a great way to get the whole pregnancy and baby thing over in on go. HA. Like two babiest at once wouldn’t have sent us over the edge. Fortunately, Marie-Claire Dorking is far more of a wonder woman that I am. Freelance writer/editor, founder of Skribe London and mother of five-year-old twins, Leo and Maeve (find her on Twitter @MarieDorking) – we’re thrilled/awed to discover what she’s learned about parenting two small people, simultaneously.
Do you ever have days when you look at your wardrobe (no matter how full – ahem) and think, “Meh”? When you put on your default outfit and think, “it’s fine. It’s fine.” This is where I’m at right now. So when an invitation popped into my inbox offering me a session with a Topshop Personal Shopper (hey people, do you know it’s free?), my response? ‘Sign. Me. Up’.