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EMBRACE THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Embrace the Winds of Change I was out in the garden not too long ago, picking up the broken twigs and branches, left in the wake of Storm Doris. This got me thinking about the cycle of life. Again. It fascinates me to observe Mother Nature making change happen, in…

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Vintage Home Ideas

 The Golden Age of Hollywood in the Comfort of Your Own Home The vintage glamour and glitz of the Hollywood Regency style isn’t reserved solely for those with the view of the Hollywood Sign. Characterised by elevated and sophisticated décor and an opportunity for bold self-expression, this style has charmed…

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide By Claire Hastings Don’t worry, there isn’t any holiday that is approaching. But, we are going to take a lucky guess and say that you have probably forgotten about a b-day, anniversary or something similar that is approaching, right? And you are probably super tired of…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in your Home

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in your Home By Emma Joyce There’s an old saying that goes: “What goes around, comes around”, and as old as it is, it’s proven to be true, at least when it comes to fashion and design. We witness the return of some old…

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Interior Inspiration: Blocking Out

Interior Inspiration We all need some colour in our lives, particularly when the weather is oh, so bleak…. I have been admiring some projects of late that have embraced a monochromatic scheme (not to be confused with black & white). James Turrell’s quote articulates my feelings on these spaces: “I…

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Travelling with kids??

Thinking about going travelling with kids? Casey hill has some very useful first hand experience and tips to pass on.

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Creative Organisation Hacks That You’ll Adore!!

Creative Organisation Hacks By Stacey Cooper Raise your hand if you identify as a mother, businesswoman, cook, laundromat and cleaning lady. Now that we’re all here, I’d like to start by saying that as a successful businesswoman with a slight control freak mannerism, I really love to keep things in…

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From Healthy Interiors to a Balanced Life

From Healthy Interiors to a Balanced Life Do you believe in Feng Shui? The ancient Chinese art of harmonizing everyone with the surroundings has deep roots in the belief that harmony in your environment will help you find harmony within. Your living space is a mirror of what is going…

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6 Drugstore Makeup Must Haves! Part 2

6 Drugstore Makeup Must Haves: Part 2 Here’s part 2 of my Drugstore makeup essentials. Part 1 HERE.  It’s not often I find products I love so much that I re-purchase, so when I do, I know it’s a must-have. In my professional makeup kit my products are all high-end,…

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Christmas Cool

Christmas Cool  I am a lover of real christmas trees. I love the smell, the look, even the pine needle in the foot doesnt phase me…however, I know not everyone is able to have (or indeed agrees) with having, a real christmas tree. So I have found some beautiful alternatives…

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When Design becomes Art.

When Design Becomes Art. The appreciaition of Art is in the eye of the beholder. So when design becomes art is this also a matter of subjectivity? Or is there an element of freedom, creativity and complexity which leads one item to become so unique that it encompasses both design…

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Top 5 Healthy Eating Recipe Books

Top Five Healthy Recipe Books Eating healthily should be a priority for everyone; however, often the whole thing seems complicated or even boring. A good healthy recipe book or two will show you that healthy eating can be easy and fun. Here are my top five suggestions:  Plenty More by…

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Microbeads – The Problem •The Alternatives • The Solution

Microbeads – The Problem • The Alternatives • The Solution It’s that time of year when our skin is starting to look a little flat, our tans are starting to fade, and we want to even out and brighten our complexions ready for Autumn. Our hands reach to the back…

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5 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves: Part 1

5 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves: Part 1 It’s not often I find products I love so much that I re-purchase, so when I do, I know it’s a must-have. In my professional makeup kit my products are all high-end, it’s what people want to see when I do their makeup and…

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Autumn Makeup Trends

Autumn 2016 makeup trends Whilst we still are making the most of the last of the British summer weather, it’s time to look ahead as Autumn is here.. (22nd September to be precise). Looking at the Fashion Weeks for Autumn 2016 there’s two clear routes you can take for the…

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A Selfless Good Deed

If you’re between the ages of 30 and 50 (and live on planet earth) chances are you’ve seen the FRIENDS episode where Joey bets Phoebe there’s no such thing as a selfless good deed… A few months ago a photographer I follow on Instagram started posting photos of her time…

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The Best Sex I’ve Ever Had.

The Best Sex I’ve Ever Had. From what I remember… A real man. Funny, feisty and fucking gorgeous.  I met him snowboarding last year at Big Bear when I went on this party bus annual trip called The Winter Snow Show. Dolls, if you need to meet man come on…

Flashback Friday • In Search of Beauty

By Alex Silver   It is soon to be ten years ago that I embarked on a cultural adventure that would forever re-define and re-ignite my love of beauty. Packing up my comfortable and established London life, my new-born baby daughter and I commenced our travels; which would eventually span…

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Tonia Buxton • The Real Greek Cookbook

  The Real Greek Cookbook Eat• Healthy • Together Book Review The Real Greek the popular London Restaurant Group are finally sharing their trade mark dishes in this wonderful Cookbook. They reveal the recipes of some the dishes from their delicious menu!! Tonia Buxton the food writer, nutritionist, gourmet cook, presenter…

Girl About Town • Skin Essentials

Girl About Town • Top 6 Skin Essentials. London can really give our skin a battering, leaving us in need of giving our skin a little helping hand. Here are some products that will make your skin feel baby soft and leave you glowing along the way. CASMARA Hydra Algae…

Top 5 book picks for Summer Holiday reading

Top 5 book picks for Summer Holiday reading! Not Working by Lisa Owens When Claire Flannery leaves her unsatisfying job to seek her true vocation she quickly realises just how daunting that task actually is. She quickly becomes distracted and falls into a routine of competitions, disrupting friends’ dinner parties…

Girl About Town – Pretty eyelashes in a flash

Girl About Town – Pretty Eyelashes in a Flash. In a perfect world we would all be born with beautiful long lashes, but luck is in, as you can easily create the perfect lashes from the comfort of your own home. With so many brands and methods on the market,…

Environmentally friendly interior – minus the wooden pallets!

Environmentally friendly interior – minus the wooden pallets! I am, among many, someone who believes that we must do more to help the environment but guilty of not actually doing enough…I decided to look into environmentally friendly interior projects and materials available with the hope of making myself (and you!)…

Girl about Town • Pop to Paris for a romantic weekend!

Pop to Paris for a romantic weekend! London is a magical city, but with Europe on your doorstep, it is a shame not to enjoy the wonderful delights it has to offer and with low cost flights or the Eurostar, it has never been easier to do so.  Paris is…

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Drive Safely – A Date With A Douche bag

My flat mate, Stephen, was working as a writer’s assistant for a TV show and when filming was done he invited me to the wrap party in Hollywood. It would be the whole cast and crew, director and producers. “Hmmmm…maybe…” I said “It’s open bar,” he said. I said, “I’m…

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Space within Space

Interior Design Inspiration: Space within Space by Alexa Page There is something about interior architecture which involves a ‘box in box’ which excites me. This is partly the allure of a possible secret hideaway,which is externally visible and makes me want to explore further. I also like the fact that…

Book to movie releases

Chicks Picks • Book to Movie releases   Whisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker) Release Date – 22 April 2016 Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and…

Chicks Picks – Top 5 Books for Toddlers

Top Five Chicks Pick Books for Toddlers Books can teach toddlers about words, sentence structure and help them to better understand different concepts. That’s why it is so important to read with little ones. However, choosing from what’s available can be pretty daunting. Here are five books I would recommend…