Style

The Hero Pieces your Winter Wardrobe needs….

You want your clothes to work hard, to fit with your existing wardrobe and to be worn a multitude of ways. You also don't want to spend a fortune buying a whole new set of winter clothes when you have lots of great ones already. In short, what you're looking for are hero pieces that will update your wardrobe for winter 2018, feel amazing to wear and fit seamlessly into your life....…

Style

Leopard or Snakeskin: which animal print tribe are you?

Not so long ago, animal prints were about as stylish as me building a Celtic Roundhouse in the woods on a drizzly Wednesday (don't ask), but these days they are ALL the rage. Leopard print has been a Front Row favourite for a few years now, but this season it has prowled into the mainstream, managing to straddle that tricky divide of being 'on-trend', but also a classic. Snakeskin, on the other hand, has been in the sartorial woods for a little longer. Lesser spotted than leopard, it's now having its turn in the spotlight and is beloved by serious fashionistas and those looking for a new take on the animal trend. With both prints offering some serious style points, which print tribe are you?…

LifeWomen

Blogging versus Instagram

Blogs versus Instagram: do you really need both? Are blogs still relevant? Is there any point to blogging any more? Does anyone really have time to read them? Isn’t it all about instagram these days?…

LifeWomen

The Simple Things

Last week I was forcibly reminded about the pleasure to be found in the simplest things. …

Style

Why Autumn is the perfect time to party….

With Strictly back on TV and the nights drawing in, late September heralds the start of party season. While summer is all about long, light evenings, low-key beauty and laid-back dressing, autumn/winter is when you can up things a notch with a little more eyeliner, perhaps a red lip (don't you love how fashion people say 'lip' rather than 'lips'?) and a fabulous outfit. Going out is just that more fun after dark, isn't it?…

Travel

Is Beaverbrook the UK’s best new hotel? We think so…

A weekend, even a night away, without the kids is equivalent to a week in the Maldives these days. So restful, so good for the soul and so essential, I think, to keeping you sane and letting you feel like 'you' again, that it should be prescribed to overworked, dog-tired adults everywhere. And, if you only have one, maybe two nights 'off' a year, then you've got to make them count right? You've got to go somewhere really, really this-is-incredible special to make the most of it. Which is where Beaverbrook, a beautiful new country hotel in Surrey comes in...…

ShoppingStyle

AW18: 4 Key New Season Buys

Whilst it's still officially holiday season, it is also (in fashion parlance) the new season. And, as much as we love the summer, we're also willing to be diverted by the thrill of the novel, shiny and as yet unworn. So here are 4 key new season buys (which will work now and into AW). …