50 SHADES OF (DOWNPIPE) GREY

After we’d finally finished doing our house renovation last year (several months later than anticipated and two days before Christmas, and after painting after work until 2am on too many occasions), I vowed I would never pick up a paintbrush again. Or, so I told myself. Six months later and I am itching to get…

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JUNE’S THEME: PUPPY LOVE

Saturday was one of the happiest days of my life. For years I have aspired to have three things in my life that I’ve always, for some unknown reason, felt (rather irrationally, with no grounding whatsoever, and knowing full well that it is not the material things inline that count) will complete my life. The…

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Happiness Boosts

Sometimes a little pick me up, in the form of a little indulgence or a little extravagance, is just what I need to raise my happiness levels. Here are my current faves: Listening To: Pandolly Podcast The Times’ style columnist, Pandora Sykes, and Dolly Alderton have teamed up on this new podcast mulling over topics ranging from…

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33 FOR 33: IT’S TAKEN ME 33 YEARS TO LEARN…

Today is my 33rd birthday and it got me thinking about the last 20 years and what I wish I’d known at the time. Here are 33 nuggets, one for each year: Sun In is not a good idea. Plucking your eyebrows similarly. There was a mean boy comment about a “monobrow” when I was…

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A LITTLE OFF TRACK AND SNACKS

May was my Happiness Project’s month of effort. How have I got on? Not that well…

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HONESTLY HEALTHY SUPPER CLUB

On Friday evening a girlfriend and I headed to the recently opened Farmacy  in Notting Hill for a supper club hosted by Natasha Corrett of Honestly Healthy. The food that Natasha cooks is super healthy, based on alkaline food principles and is…deep breath… gluten, wheat and cow’s dairy free. These aren’t my usual dietary parameters (a meat…

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A DRESS TO IMPRESS: FLOWERS & LACE

I LOVE DRESSES. I have no embarrassment in admitting that I own two pairs of jeans, perhaps, three. I own no trousers at all. Not one pair. Or leggings (except running leggings). I am a dresses girl through and through, whether a jumper dress, work dress, occasion dress, summer dress, dressed up with a heel or…

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