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We want to live here: an architect’s stunning Sussex home

If there's one person who knows about creating the perfect kitchen, it's an architect who has designed their own. Having bought their dream house in the Sussex village in which she grew up, Sarah Breeze was able to do just that, extending the already beautiful house to create a stunning kitchen for her and her family. …

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Autumn Shopping List

September (to pararphrase MacNeice) has come. It is theirs whose retaility* leaps in the autumn, whose nature prefers jumpers with sleeves and boots worn with midi dresses. It has blown in with gusto this week, but there are up sides to autumn - one of which is a wardrobe overhaul. Here's what's on my imaginary shopping list. …

DestinationsTravel

Dream holiday: The Ile de Ré

As Autumn arrives in a flurry of torrential rain, it seems the perfect time to bring you this promised post: an update to my Ile de Ré guide. We went back to one of our favourite places this summer and it was as lovely as ever. We used to be frequent visitors, but veered towards Corsica for our holidays the past few years. But now both children are keen cyclists - and one in particular is a chap in need of almost constant movement - it was the perfect time to revisit the utterly glorious island of light.…

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The 5 wardrobe essentials to take you into the new season and beyond

As late summer rolls into September, it's time to turn your attention away from strappy dresses and sandals, and towards clothes that will take you seamlessly into the new season. All being well, you should already have these items in your wardrobe, or maybe just one or two gaps to fill....so you don't have to worry about spend, spend, spend. This isn't trend-chasing nor the thrill of the new, it's about classic styles that look contemporary and can easily be adapted to the season ahead....are you ready?…

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How to Write Your First Book by Helen Whitaker, author of The School Run

It's hard to believe that Helen Whitaker wrote her first novel, The School Run on maternity leave (how?) and finished it whilst juggling a full-time job and a toddler (how?). We're in awe. Obviously I'm thrilled she did it (she's a fiercely funny writer) and delighted to have here on W&W. Here are Helen's tips on how to write your first book (short answer: there are no shortcuts, you just have to write) plus the books which have shaped her as a woman and a writer.…

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The Ultimate Holiday Dress?

Super speedy post as it's (still) the school holidays and therefore FULL ON, but if you're yet to head off to sunnier climes (or perhaps you've been and are going again? In which case, I salute you), please allow me to wave the kaftan dress under your nose.…

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Natasha’s Ile De Ré Holiday Packing List

With three weeks to go, I've been thinking about my holiday packing list. We're taking a late holiday this year - heading to one of my childhood haunts - the Dordogne - and then onto a place we've been to many times, but this is the first time with both children - the really rather ridiculously pretty Ile de Ré.…

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We want to holiday here: Lary in the Scottish Highlands

Instagram is a funny old beast, but it can introduce you to fantastic feeds to follow and places to visit. Emily Salvesen's The Muddy Mummy is one such feed and her beautiful Scottish cottages (available to rent through air b'n'b are definitely ones to visit. We got the lowdown on Lary, the biggest of her stunning cottages, her decorating style and why the Highlands should be on everyone's must-visit list....…

DestinationsTravel

A New Girl’s Guide to Winchester

One of the nicest things about moving to a new place is showing visitors around your new neighbourhood - I loved it when Alex came to visit for the first time. I thought I'd do the same here. So here's my new girl's guide to Winchester - welcome! (You might want to make a cup of tea - it's a long one...) …