The Ethical Christmas Gift List

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, even though for bloggers, Christmas started with the press shows in July. Last year I wrote several gift list posts, including a specific list for beauty fans and another full of bizarre, unusual and downright crazy gifts … [read more]

Autumnal fashion shoot

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I am not claiming to be, nor do I have any desire to become a fashion blogger. This post is taking me totally out of my comfort zone. I won’t bother you with my insecurities and I’m not fishing for compliments. This post was born … [read more]

Battle of the shoes: Heels vs Flats

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I am lucky enough to have a walk in wardrobe (a height restriction applies, so my husband has to duck). When we did our loft conversion it was one of the ‘must haves’. I was inspired by Carrie’s wardrobe in Sex & The City. Knowing I’d … [read more]

OMG, look at my O Bag!

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Last week I met the happiest woman in North London. Marcia Robinson has just brought Italian handbag brand O Bag Factory to the UK and is grinning from ear to ear about it. I can understand why. This time last year Marcia was working in … [read more]

Fashion Dilemmas of the Over-40s

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I’ve just been given an invitation to a bloggers’ dinner party, which I was looking forward to receiving until I saw the theme – I have to go dressed as my favourite Gossip Girl character. I’m 42, I’ve never watched it and I don’t intend … [read more]

Osprey London, a very British brand

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Last week I was invited to visit the Osprey London flagship store on Regent Street, just by Piccadilly station. I was treated to a personal tour of the store, followed by tea and cake served on vintage china. Osprey is a brand I knew nothing … [read more]