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Yellow Is The Brightest Colour

February 27th, 2014 No Comments

Now is the time to wear a splash of a colour - the antidote to this wettest of winters and an optimistic look to spring.
I don’t know about you, but months of rain, threatening skies, and of course floods have had me convinced the world is an eternal palette of greys and browns. Narnia may [...]

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January Blues

January 9th, 2014 No Comments

Whether you wrap up or step up blue will suit you…
January is a funny month. Family filled holidays and festive overindulgence has long since seen the first month of the calendar year cast as the time of new beginnings. The papers smugly announce how many of our well intentioned resolutions – to lose weight or [...]

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A Gift Is Not Just For Christmas

November 25th, 2013 No Comments

A gift given with real spirit can keep those yule-tide embers burning all year and beyond…
My mum is eternally freaked out by Christmas. No, she’s not the White Witch of Narnia, she just gets overwhelmed by the holiday hubbub and kind of malfunctions - resulting in a kind of anti-gift. “I didn’t know what to [...]

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What Lies Beneath: Keeping Chills at Bay in Style

October 19th, 2013 No Comments

Layering is the perfect way to keep warm and look effortlessly cool as autumn days turn distinctly colder - mystery sub-plot optional.
The autumn chill brought with it spectres of years past. Some of my stuff was taken out of storage; reawakening old memories - Misty annuals and old love letters tied in satin ribbon - [...]

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Let’s Get Back to School

September 17th, 2013 No Comments

From brain food to brogues why September should be an adventure for your mind and a trip down memory lane for your wardrobe.
September is a bitter sweet month. As John Updike wrote in his ode to the late summer month, the breezes bring with them both smells of sun ripened fruit and crisp new stationery. [...]

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Zen and the Art of Holiday Packing

July 24th, 2013 No Comments

Not long ago I read the book “Mommy Dressing” by US writer Lois Gould, recounting her experiences growing up in the twenties and thirties with a fiercely determined, fashion designer mother who travelled to Paris twice a year by sea for the collections:
“Drawers and closets were virtually emptied, their flowing, exuberant contents reduced and forced [...]

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Be Queen of the Surf: Why Getting Wet is the Way to Wellbeing

June 18th, 2013 No Comments

This month saw the death of Hollywood’s movie mermaid, Esther Williams, at the age of 91. Never imitated you’d be forgiven for not knowing Williams - a box office smash in her heyday - who starred in “aqua musicals”, swimming her numbers in sublime underwater solos and duets or in synchronised spectaculars.
In the film ‘Bathing [...]

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Midsummer Dreaming

May 17th, 2013 No Comments

The longest day of the year is almost here, so stop thinking and start dreaming about festivals, flora, fauna and fairies for a feel-good summer, whatever the weather.
The other day I re-watched Jim Henson’s Labyrinth where the young heroine, winds up wandering a mystical maze in search of the little brother she wished away in [...]

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Here Comes the Summer

April 17th, 2013 No Comments

Weddings, garden parties, Royal Ascot - summertime is a cause for celebration, and with The Great Gatsby set to be the film event of the year why not do it twenties style?
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had [...]

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It’s A Small World After All

March 19th, 2013 No Comments

Flower power is changing the face of the urban landscape; creating beautiful spaces for us and places for insects to flourish – it’s time to rejoice in the small things.
Once upon a time a young woman with flame red hair rode her bike through the English countryside. It was the height of summer and the [...]

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