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LifeWomen

Meet your new favourite shopping destination (and be inspired by its owner)

As much as we love the high street is for a quick fix, as we get older we like to make sartorial investments. Our secret weapon on such occasions is a boutique where the owners' taste tallies so perfectly with your own that it's as though they've edited the collections just for you. A boutique like Iris, for instance. It now has eight gorgeous branches across London (and a burgeoning website), selling exactly what we want to wear. Co-owner Annie Pollet tells us about building a business, having an eye for a great brand and somehow managing family life on top of that. …

LifeWomen

Life Lessons: 10 Things I Know at 40

Last year, I turned 40. (40! How did that happen? I don't have a problem with the age itself (it doesn't feel like particularly big deal these days - just me?) but where did those years go? I swear I was 27 about five years ago.) I've been meaning to write this for a while - the life lessons I've learned in 40 years, what I know now to be true (for me), and the opening of a new year seems as good a time as any. …

LifeWomen

A Confession…

…I am a woman conflicted. This sounds far more dramatic than it actually is – but I am. Why? The age-old work/family debate, am-I-doing-the-right-thing angst has me lying awake at night.…

FamilyLife

Holiday Lessons

We’re back from our holidays. They flew by far too quickly. Yes, I miss the heat of the sun, the sea, the swimming, the sunset glass of rosé… But what I really miss is hanging out, our little gang of four, and the slowed pace.…

LifeWomen

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. …

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……

Beauty

Beauty Uniform: Philippa Pearne

A beauty editor for ten years, Philippa Pearne knows a thing (or five hundred) about looking good. She reveals the key to amazing skin, “the best mascara ever invented”, and the one secret to true confidence.…

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Sleep, anyone?

Hello, we’re Natasha and Alex and we are obsessed with sleep. Show us a mother of small (or smallish) children who isn’t. I’ve yet to meet one. In fact, I’ve discussed at both a school drop-off and pick-up this week. We just – literally – cannot get enough; even if you are blessed with good sleepers, somehow you’re always left wanting more. Which is why we’re dedicating this week to the pursuit of sleep.…