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Family Travel

Zara Simon’s insider guide to Ibiza with kids

If there’s one person who knows about Ibiza as a family-friendly destination, then it’s jewellery designer Zara Simon. Holidaying there for the last 21 years – first as a child, and now with a child – she knows almost all there is to know about what to do and where to go with kids in tow. *Warning* This will make you want to book a holiday RIGHT NOW….…

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DoHealth

Want to feel happier and healthier in 15 minutes a day? Read this…

Imagine a way of living with no diets, no deprivation, no starvation, no insane exercise regime, no misery, no crazy promises. Just this: when you feel good, you look good. That when you treat your body well, and fuel it properly, you enjoy food and you enjoy life. Think small daily changes and YES, you can have chocolate. And wine. And a life. This is a philosophy – and an approach – which breeds happiness. This is The Feelgood Plan, devised by personal trainer Dalton Wong (the man who hones the bodies of Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Game of Thrones Kit Harington) and health writer Kate Faithfull-Williams. Want to get in on the action? Read on for our exclusive extract……

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StyleStyle around the World

Style around the world: How to dress like a Swede

Ever since we started our Style around the World series, I’ve been desperate to find someone to give us an insight into Swedish style. And now (drum roll please) we’ve found one…Born and raised in Sweden, but based in London, Gabrielle Spang is the founder of ScandiMini, a fab online boutique (and shop in Brook Green) focusing on the kind of super-stylish Scandinavian childrenswear that we love (we’re talking laid-back, relaxed, age-appropriate…) As someone who has lived in both countries, we thought Gabrielle was the perfect person to talk to about the differences in Swedish and British style, not to mention give us her thoughts on why Brits are just so Scandi-crazy at the moment. From the quintessential Swedish look to the top children’s Scandi brands, Gabrielle opens her little Swedish style book……

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ShoppingStyle

5 Essentials for Off-Duty Style

My life is divided into two halves: one half in which I drink coffee whilst it’s hot, read The Times on my ipad, talk to grown-ups all day and dress for myself; the other half is dedicated to spending time in parks/at playgroups/making gingerbread men/singing The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round ad infinitum if desired/pretending to be a cat or a ‘mummy monster’, and dressing, if not for my children, then in attire suitable for hanging out with them. But I still want to look stylish. Here’s what I wouldn’t be without……

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BooksDoFamilyLife

The Truth About Parenting in LA by Breaking Dead author, Corrie Jackson

Corrie Jackson is one totally brilliant woman. A former journalist, she’s worked at Harpers Bazaar, Grazia and GLAMOUR – where we met and jobshared before she moved to Los Angeles, California with her husband, James, and little boy, Arthur, for a two-year stint of sunshine. And she wrote a book, Breaking Dead, which is published as an e-b00k NOW and is entirely gripping (so much so that you’ll totally ignore your own children to race through it). Oh, and she landed a book deal when her baby girl was eight weeks old. As you do. She talks babies, book deals and LA-la land……

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CompetitionsStyle

Watch to Win! Your chance to win an amazing outfit from Hush!

You know how much we love Hush, right? The clothes are just so darn covetable and comfortable, it makes dressing a joy. So, we were beyond excited when they asked us to be part of a very special competition to celebrate the launch of their seriously hot new beachwear range. To be in with a chance of winning an outfit from their new collection, all you have to do is……

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HomeShopping for the Home

Hot home update: 7 black and gold table lamps to lust after

It’s funny how you can go your whole life without particularly thinking about something and then suddenly, one day, wake up desperately wanting that aforementioned thing so much, you can’t possibly imagine your life/living room/lunch without it. Which is exactly how I currently feel about Greek Salad and rather more interestingly, black and gold table lamps……

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FamilyLifeRelationshipsWomen

5 things I’ve learned about parenting by Nathalie Christen-Genty, founder of Melijoe

She may be a chic Parisian entrepreneur, but Nathalie Christen-Genty is also a hands-on mother to 5 (yes 5!) children. With a busy job as founder of Melijoe, an online designer kids’ fashion boutique with a great edit of boys and girls clothes from designers such as Little Eleven Paris and Stella McCartney, a husband who works in London during the week and yup – those 5 children (Mathis, 13, Antone, almost 12, Mélie, 5 1/2, Néva, 4 1/2, Mahaut,  1 1/2) to look after, she has one serious juggling act on her hands. With her children ranging in age from toddler to early teen, she’s had 13 years experience of parenting, making her the perfect person to ask what she’s learned about being a mother….…