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Beauty

What We *Really* Want for Christmas…

Do you know what we really, really wish for this Christmas? A Chanel 2.55 bag, perhaps? Or a lifetime’s supply of cashmere? Perhaps a ginormous Net-a-Porter gift card or a suite for the weekend at a swanky hotel? Nope. (Although if anyone does want to get us any of these, do please feel free, you are more than welcome and we will be more than grateful.) What we really want is: more – and better – sleep. To stop stressing. To properly relax (not just pretend to whilst flicking through our phone and our mental to-do list. To enter the new year refreshed, relaxed and – why not? – merry and bright. And now these gifts may actually be within our grasp. And yours too. Oh, and there’s also a discount to be had….…

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#5weekstilchristmas

And all through the house, not a present was purchased… Until now. This will be the year when I conquer the shopping before 24th December (even though last year’s Christmas Eve dash was highly pleasing on the the reductions front). Each week up until Christmas, we’ll bring you present ideas – from ‘just in case’ to ‘hint hint’. We wish you a very merry festive retail experience.…

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10 Fail-Safe Presents

In our dreams we would waft around the snowy streets of a charming market town, cheeks aglow, children frolicking at our feet, whilst we buy presents for our nearest and dearest. (You know, something along the lines of the opening of Little Woman…) In reality, we don’t have time to think about what to eat for supper this evening and have work and domestic admin piling up. So here are our cheats: our top 10, always-a-winner presents….…

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Christmas shopping bonus!

A little addendum to my earlier post… Consider it a gift from us to you. After hanging out with Alex and her boys in the park this morning, C and I popped into Gap (to buy mademoiselle some new tights – now she is 3, I think I have stretched out size 18-24 months long enough) – and discovered that they have 50% off everything in store only today and all weekend. So, obviously, we left with tights, silver shoes, a skirt and the sweetest star-print pyjamas (which aren’t on the website, so I shall instagram them later – C insisted on wearing them to bed for her nap).  Here’s a tiny taster (remember to halve the prices! Although some things are on offer online, too, as indicated…)           Bear mittens, £9.95; sprigged floral blouse, £12.95 (£10.36 online); furry bear hat, £9.95 (or £7.96 online)           Rain swing jacket, £24.95; star ruffle skirt, £14.95 (£11.96 online); Cable knit pullover, £24.95 Buying silver shoes reminded me that I recently fell for these beauties – which I think will look super cool with dresses and grey or navy tights. Image via here…