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alice

Travel

Iceland With Kids

March 1, 2017

The first time I had a hankering to go to Iceland I was 22. My work friend Sarah had just returned from the most incredible trip with her boyfriend, full of stories and excitement for the new country she’d discovered. But I was young and at that age had barely travelled out of Europe: back then I put it on my list of ‘things I am too scared to do’, alongside skydiving, marathon running and giving birth (whoops). Over the years…

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Work

Could This One Productivity Trick Change Your Life?

February 27, 2017
Donna Ida

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to spend the day with Donna Ida at her flagship boutique in Chelsea, working with my lovely client TUSTING on the launch of their (brilliant) new Spring/Summer collection. I’ve long been an admirer of Donna, who is arguably number one in the business of denim. And so I was totally delighted to have the chance to interview her on all things British business for the TUSTING blog. I couldn’t resist asking her the…

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Uncategorized

6 Celeb Inspired Looks

February 25, 2017

There’s nothing worse than hair envy for long, thick hair you can’t ever imagine having! However, there are amazing options available these days for hair extensions that match your own hair colour perfectly, meaning you can have the hair you’ve always dreamed of. With this in mind, here are six celebrity looks to inspire you and to achieve most of these looks. Most of these can be achieved using high quality hair extensions, American Dream extensions are a well loved…

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Interiors

An Ode To The Rug

February 24, 2017
safavieh rug

I‘m a huge fan of the all-white walls at home. For a start, it brings an incredible amount of light into the house. With white walls, no matter what the weather, you can be sure to have rays bounced around at any time of day. No joke, since moving in to an entirely white-walled house I’ve noticed I am happier, feel more motivated and sleep less: the increase in light has had a great effect on my mood. Chloe mentioned…

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Fashion

Fashion Week With Finery

February 22, 2017

It’s incredible to note the way we shop compared with 10 years ago. Back then, shopping was all about magazines and intense days on the local high street with your girlfriends.  I clearly remembering trawling the streets of Cheltenham on heaving Saturdays with almost a primal sense for that night’s outfit, eighty quid in my back pocket and a desire to spend, spend, spend. And often it didn’t matter what I spent on, as long as it was a pair…

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Travel

Vacances En France: Corsica with Al Fresco

February 21, 2017

If like me, you’re a woman (or a bloke) of a certain age, you’ll have experienced the teenage French holiday. You know the one – a soggy long weekend being dragged around the war memorials of Normandy by enthusiastic parents,  museums that seemed to go on FOREVER, a highlight being the visit to buy mega-boxes of croissants from a hypermarket before a nauseating trip home on a ferry. Or maybe you experienced France on a school holiday, a trip that…

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Beauty

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review

February 20, 2017
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review

You know the feeling when you really really want to like something but ultimately it disappoints you by being a bit rubbish? If I was to give you an example, I’d say most of my first dates start out this way. And what also started out this way was my relationship with Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Cleanser. You see, I’d heard such great things about it, again like most of my first dates, but this time from the great Caroline Hirons. And,…

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Travel

Our Single Parent Ski Holiday

February 17, 2017
single parent ski holiday

Having been a single parent since Hux was 6 months old – he’s now nearly five – I thought I’d seen the worst of the solo mum struggles. The routines you have to get into to make sure everything gets done, the logistical nightmares of picking up two kids from different nurseries when you’re working late, the financial juggles you do to make your money stretch far enough… been there, done that, got the baby sick-covered tshirt. It’s certainly true…

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Interiors

A Monochrome Kid’s Room

February 16, 2017
monochrome kids room

When you decorate a new house there are a multitude of features to consider: paint colours, furniture, floor coverings, artwork, soft furnishings, window dressings. Room-by-room it’s a fun process, if not completely and utterly overwhelming. I’ve been working on the kids’ bedroom recently – the final room in the house to get the magic wand of my interior design magic (hah!) waved over it – and it’s been the most difficult one of all to get right. Once storage was…

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Love + Dating

What I Learned About Love (By Getting a Divorce)

February 15, 2017
love lessons from divorce

When you get married at the age of 23 as I did, you think you know it all. About love, life, the universe… everything. I went into marriage thinking I was as grown up as I was going to get, blissfully unaware that one day it would fail, genuinely believing the wedding would fix all that I perceived was wrong with my life. Spoiler: it didn’t. If anything it magnified all the wrongs, highlighted the cracks, displayed the faults: like a…

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Work

We Are Not Sodding Mumpreneurs

February 9, 2017
Mumpreneur

Here are a few facts about me: I am a woman, I am an entrepreneur; a writer, a creative person. I run two businesses (this here commercial blog and a Marketing consultancy), and I do a bit of journalism on the side. I like shopping, keeping fit and travelling. I am also a mum. The fact I have birthed two children from my body has no bearing on the others. I have two awesome kids who I come home to…

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