These supercool trainers by Rose Rankin are top of my wish list. They’re practical enough for the school run and dog walks, but also cool enough that I can throw on a blazer and still look pretty smart. Now… which ones to choose?Read more
Spring/summer 2017 trends has got fashion buyers, stylists, writers and editors in a flurry of excitement. This season with its nod to all things hyper-feminine, interpretations of the 80s, and no-nonsense utilitarian attitude, is upbeat and lots of fun. So we asked some of Surrey’s top fashion boutiques for their pick of what to wear this coming season.Read more
Stylish new Sussex candle brand SevenSeventeen gets its name from the heavenly time when the founders’ kids are bundled into bed and the wine is poured. They cost much less than Diptyque and smell heavenly.Read more
If you love painted nails but never seem to find the time to get to a nail bar, you’re going to love Vivienne Nails, a Surrey-based company supplying everything you need to do your own.Read more
It’s officially spring, so this is the ideal time of year to do some beauty pampering and maintenance. After months of plunging temperatures and fierce central heating coupled with my sheer abject laziness on everything beauty self-help related, I find it’s around now that my nails, hair and skin all need some serious TLC.
So where to start? I asked beauty professional Michelle Holland, from The Nail and Body Boutique in Reigate for some expert advice. And you’ll be pleased to hear that Michelle isn’t going to tell you to get lots of sleep and drink lots of water (tell us something we don’t know *yawn*) – instead, she has some properly useful tips on how to give yourself a winter beauty MOT.Read more
Wowsa, look at this rebrand! That embarrassed finger sweeping into your Vaseline tin can now be a dramatic wave-around and share, thanks to Lulu Guinness’ Limited Edition version…Read more
This little beauty, Vanderohe No. 1 Nourishing Face Serum (£88), is absolutely brand spanking new – you’re literally the first to know about this indie beauty brand that launches on 1 Feb…Read more
These cool, durable messengers, duffels and backpacks are made from truck tarpaulins and seat belts! Check out the shop in Brighton or buy online.Read more
With a nanosecond or two left before Christmas springs upon us like a gambolling lamb – for this is the time of year when hopelessly mixed metaphors are forgiven – I gallop to your rescue with a last minute guide to gifts for your loved ones. Ta daaa!
1. If you’re looking for a gift that will really stand out then consider commissioning a hand-made custom designed rug, like this Sufi prayer rug.Read more
Got a part of you that you’d rather downplay (err, yes!), or an attribute you’re happier to flaunt? Check out the-bias-cut.com, an online fashion boutique I discovered recently with a clever filter system that helps women play to their strengths.
What’s more it’s aimed at over 40s not by patronising us with safe styles, but by curating some lovely pieces from across a range of labels that tick the boxes of what real women have told the founder they’re looking for.Read more