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My Top 5 Autumn Buys

September 22, 2016
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I’m going to put my hands up now and say: I’m not really an Autumn person. A steadfast summer girl, I’d be happy if I got to spend my years – all year round – in shorts, flip flops and tshirts. To me, covering up in woolly layers feels unnatural… and often itchy. Not my favourite thing… give me a beach over a mountain any day. And so, to ease myself in to the harsh realities of crispy leaves and…

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Things I’ve Learned About Holiday Packing From New York Women

August 1, 2016
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There are a few things you’ll notice when you enter what feels like the parallel universe that is Brooklyn, New York. Number one: you’ll feel like you’re on a TV, or movie set. From the skyline you’ve so often admired on Friends and Sex and the City to the coffee shops and bars of Girls, there really is no vibe like it. You might round a corner and bump into Lena Dunham or Alexa Chung (has happened) – it’s a truly…

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Blue For Summer

June 23, 2016
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We all know I’m on holiday this week, spending time sunning myself and, oh yeah, I guess entertaining the kids on the sunny island of Kos, Greece. I had a very slim luggage allowance of 20kg (ouch – I normally struggle to fit all the bits I need into 30kg) so I’ve been working really hard to pare down my holiday wardrobe to the bare essentials. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m in Greece, or if I just love…

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Watches for Dad this Father’s Day

June 16, 2016
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There aren’t many classier things in this life than a lovely watch. I’m not talking a Real Housewives of Beverley Hills-esque bit of Rolex bling here either, but an beautiful piece that is all the more sophisticated. I’m thinking Breitling, I’m thinking Bremont, I’m thinking Cartier. I’m thinking Swiss-made, beautiful leather, classically gorgeous watches that’ll last a lifetime, then another, then another. The kind of watch that gets passed down from generation to generation, each one telling a great story…

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My Number One Baby Tip

May 18, 2016
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It’s funny that, now I’m a bit older, I can see the whole baby experience through slightly wiser eyes. OK, ok. So I might not be wiser. Will I ever be wiser? Probably not. But I do think that, over the last six and a half years of pregnancy and motherhood, I have learned one or two things about babies and children. Some of it I’ve forgotten, cheers sleep deprivation. Some I’ve tucked away in the darker recesses of my…

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The Summer Stripe

May 12, 2016
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It’s summer time! Or so I believe. And trust me, the next person to mention anything about snow, hail or rain, or any other weather condition not associated with summer, is going to get chinned. I’m not entirely sure what ‘getting chinned’ means, but it sounds violent enough to convey how menacing I’d like to feel in this  situation. You have been warned. Anyway, like it or not, I say it’s summer – at least in terms of my wardrobe. Yep,…

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Welcome, HomeSense Milton Keynes!

April 6, 2016
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My friends and I were discussing our obsession with interiors recently. Akin to our love of fashion in our early twenties, our preoccupations with cushions, wallpaper and lampshades has over-ridden our desire to buy the latest dresses and shoes. We all wondered why, until we came to the conclusion that EVERYTHING looks good in our homes, whereas not everything looks good on our pregnancy-ravaged bodies any more ;) There’s no scary strip-light changing room moment when shopping for a new lighting…

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Mecca Has Landed | HomeSense Milton Keynes

March 22, 2016
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Everyone remembers their first TK Maxx experience. My local store was in Cheltenham, a quick hop and a skip away (i.e. a 1hr 20 minute bus) from the village where I grew up. As a teenager it was a veritable treasure chest. My school friends and I would spend hours digging through the rails, searching for bargains to wear to the next school disco. Finding big names for small prices in there still gives me a real thrill, only a…

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A Faux Easter

March 22, 2016
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My children are usually with their dad over Easter, so I like to celebrate with them the weekend before. I let them have one Easter egg – chocolate nazi that I am – and buy for them an otherwise special treat that we can play with together. We dress up nicely, have a glass of wine (me, not them) and feast on spring treats like lamb and strawberries. It’s like Christmas, just slightly warmer. I had grand plans for our…

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The Art of Hygge

November 24, 2015
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When winter comes I really get into the whole hibernation thing. You know what I mean? Scented candles, blankets, red wine, pillows, Netflix, stew with dumplings. Think of the inside of Father Christmas’s house crossed with a Diptyque x Habitat x Le Creuset concession and you’re just about there. Until this year I thought the big love I had for hibernation was laziness more than anything. Like, really Alice? You spend your evenings in leggings and big socks cuddling up…

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The Numinous x Selfridges Astrolounge

October 30, 2015
The Numinous x Selfridges Astrolounge

Ever since my marriage broke down nearly three (!!!) years ago I feel like I’ve been on something of a spiritual journey. It’s been very much an unconscious thing, as if I’ve been hunting down my position in the Universe. I’ve never been religious at all but it’s become important to me to work out why things in life happen, what our purpose is on this planet and what I can do to be a good person in this life.…

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