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Weekend treat? The pre-spring collection from Hush has dropped

You know how much we love Hush, right? Eminently wearable, always stylish and a staple part of both our wardrobes, it really is a great brand. So, the good news is (on this oh-so-wet Friday in January) is that the pre-spring collection has just dropped. With delicious spring colours (just the thing to cheer you up on a gloomy day), there’s a great mix of old updated favourites and new must-haves – all of which are as wearable now as they will be in our-soon-to-be-lovely Spring. Need a Friday pick-me-up? This is where you’ll find it.….…

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting: Marina Sevier of Marloe London

Alex and I are all too conscious that the relationship between ‘baby essentials’ and ‘style’ is a tenuous one. I remember dispatching my mum to buy emergency ‘tiny baby’ babygrows for my little girl and she came back marveling that it still held fast that pink was for girls and blue for boys – and that the cutesy factor was off the scale. Imagine a world where baby essentials were all gorgeous, utterly covetable – and useful long after your babies have grown. Welcome, then, with open arms, Marloe London, set up by new mamas Marina Sevier and Chloe Riddell. Yearning after something more sophisticated, they’ve produced the softest bamboo and organic cotton muslins in ice cream shades (I have my eye on the ombre dip-dyed ones). They can be draped over prams (or indeed chairs and sofas), used as picnic rugs, a swaddle, as a stylish means of breastfeeding modesty, even draped around your neck as a scarf. Because something you use every single day for months (even years) should be as stylish as possible. We love them. And we’re delighted that Marina (mama to Uma, 2, and Leo, 5 months) has agreed to share her 5 Things… with…

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Interiors ideas: let’s start with the living room

Having recently moved house (just before Christmas, why on earth did I think that was a good idea?) I am now in full-on interiors mode. Curtains, blinds, shelves…you name it, I’m probably thinking about it. And, the first room I’m planning, well, that’s the living room, which is why I’ve hit Pinterest hard searching for inspiration….…

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You mug

What’s that you’d like a tea? Or a really strong coffee? Well, step right this way, we have the mug just for you…..…

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5 things I’ve learned about parenting by Myleene Klass

As one of our most popular series, ‘5 things I’ve learned about parenting’, always offers an interesting insight into how other parents tackle the challenges, highs and lows of motherhood. And so, we were thrilled when musician, presenter, designer of the Baby K range for Mothercare and mum to two girls (Ava,8 and Hero, 4), Myleene Klass agreed to talk to us. From the realisation that she’ll never have a lie-in again to living in the ‘now’, Myleene talks us through the five things she’s learned about being a parent……

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Time to book a holiday? 3 great villas for a sun-filled summer escape

Looks good, huh? Maybe just a teensy bit better than what you’re doing right now? (*stares out of window at the grey rain-sodden sky and returns with a sob to her computer*) If so, why not make it a reality? With the weather being quite frankly unreliable, I am seriously craving proper sunshine and when an email about hot new villa company Oliver’s Travels popped into my inbox, I was all over it like a skinny fashionista at the Chanel sample sale. With 2000 properties on their books and clients spending an average of £39 per person, per night, the villas aren’t only gorgeous (we’re talking converted windmills, trulli and glass houses), but also not break-the-bank expensive and great for big family gatherings or groups of friends travelling together. Here are 3 that I’m currently dreaming of….…