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30 White Blouses to Make Your Heart Happy

If you follow us on Instagram you may know I have a *something* of a weakness for white blouses of the be-frilled and pretty persuasion. Indeed, were I to be required to select a Mastermind subject, these tops might be it.* I am often asked about where I find them (here, there and everywhere) and so have - after MUCH prevarication - collated an edit. Without further ado, I give you 30 of the best blouses available right now.…

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Lockdown Literature: Lose Yourself in a Book

Week, err, six, is it? How are we all doing? I am less 'keep calm and carry on' and more 'grit teeth and get through it'. If ever there was a time to escape into a book, this is it. Here's my tried-and-tested comfort reads and some brilliant new forthcoming books in my lockdown reading list. …

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Get your Sparkle On

Yes, it's still November, but party season is peeking around the corner. 'Tis the season to get your sparkle on. And nothing, but nothing, says festive dressing like a sprinkle of sequins. …

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The Knit Parade

All hail sweater weather. Preferably bright, sunny days with the perfect degree of chill in the air, thank-you-very-much. In tribute to crisp, pink-cheeked days, we bring you a round-up of the best knits around. The greatest knits, if you will. (Sorry.) …

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Are you ready for leather?

Who is up for a pair of leather trousers, then? Or a skirt? Or if you want to play safe (and it's so mainstream, it really is safe) a leather jacket? We're hoping you're saying yes to all three, as this season, leather (or faux leather) is what you should be wearing...…

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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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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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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.…