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Artisanne: Baskets, Women, Feminism

I am, as you know, a big fan of a basket. You’d do well not to trip over one in pretty much any room of my house. When Elizabeth de Vise emailed me about Artisanne, the company she set up with her sister, producing ethical, beautiful baskets which also empower local women, she had me at ‘baskets’.…

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Business in Brief: Naomi and Sarah of Seven Seventeen

  So, you’ve got this idea for a business with one of your best friends? Sounds good, right? And, according to Sarah Slade and Naomi Reilly, the founders of luxe candle brand Seven Seventeen, it really is. Oh, and all about timing, hard graft, late night phone calls and DIY delivery. …

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Maternity Leave: How was it for you?

Did you watch The Replacement last night? It tackles the age-old issue of maternity leave and so, in the style of Carrie Bradshaw, we got to thinking: how was it for you? Did you love it? Desperate to get back to the sanity of work? Haunted by the thought that your cover was out to steal your job?  …

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How to build a brand by ME+EM founder Clare Hornby

Work incredibly hard. Be prepared to compromise. Be ever-vigilant for tipping points.  Never really switch off (when it’s your business, that’s a luxury). The seriously impressive – and very inspiring – Clare Hornby, founder of ME + EM (beautifully made, wearable, flattering clothes) shares her road to building this quietly brilliant brand.…

LifeWomen

How to Change Your Life by Helen Cordy of Wood/Grey

Ever been tempted to change your life? Throw in the 9 to 5 for the challenge of running your own business? It could be The Dream – but it’s also a risk. Helen Cordy did exactly that, when she launched Wood/Grey, one of the chicest lifestyle stores we’ve ever seen……

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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.…

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How to conquer your to-do list and get things done?

I need a new way of organising my life. My mind is constantly darting from one thing to another. My to-do list is endless - and I never seem to get the bottom of it. (Sound familiar?) I accept this is par for the course when work, young children and domestic admin collide. You can just about keep on top of it, but then throw in something unexpected, or extra, and it all spins out of control. How on earth do you stay on top of things? How do you get stuff done? I miss that feeling of ticking things off the list.…