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Peony & Blush Suede

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

Jo Malone's new fragrance, Peony & Blush Suede is like a woman running down Kensington Church Street to catch the 52 bus.

The Shopping Credit

Bicester Village

When I save money on a necessity, I give myself a shopping credit. Then, when those fabulous shoes walk in, I buy them guilt-free.

Grey Matter

Grey Explains

Finally, someone to explain the occasional trivial, yet complex, things in life.

The Fit French

Woman Eiffel Tower

Everyone in Britain has their own stereotype about our neighbours over the Channel, but there is one you can't dispute.

A Gift For the Heart

Hh

The personalised T-shirt: It's such an obvious, easy gift for the right person. All you need is something, well, personal, to put on it.

Accessorising Men

Mont Blanc Leather Bracelet

Ask any woman and she'll confirm: it's the accessories that make an outfit. This is true to a lesser extent with guys, but it's the case with them, too.

The Ultimate Mulled Wine Recipe

A Cup Of Mulled Wine

Two years ago we ran an article from The Guardian on making the perfect mulled wine. The recipe is so good that it's worth revisiting every December.

HOT LIST

What Exactly is Cage Fighting?

Every time I drive to Lakeside for a little big box shopping, I drive past a depressing nightclub that offers, among other things, cage fighting. I don't know what cage fighting is, and in case you don't either, here follows a little lesson.

Bargain Hunting at the Royal Exchange

Yesterday I ran errands at the Royal Exchange. Travel-sized Jo Malone Perfume for me (not a bargain), Tiffany charm for a new baby (definitely not a bargain). Then, walking past the afternoon coffee (not Champagne) clutch, I noticed the Paul Smith Sale Store.

Eton For the Masses

So good was our Eton Mess at The Hind's Head, that at our last dinner party, we decided to give it a go. To make the situation even more serendipitous, we found the exact recipe from Heston Blumenthal on The Times Online.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

Peony & Blush Suede

Jo Malone's new fragrance, Peony & Blush Suede is like a woman running down Kensington Church Street to catch the 52 bus.

A Cup Of Mulled Wine

The Ultimate Mulled Wine Recipe

Two years ago we ran an article from The Guardian on making the perfect mulled wine. The recipe is so good that it's worth revisiting every December.

David Thorne's Spider

All Hail David Thorne

That's what my friend wrote in the subject line of the email. Clearly I've been living under a rock. Who is this David Thorne?

Mont Blanc Leather Bracelet

Accessorising Men

Ask any woman and she'll confirm: it's the accessories that make an outfit. This is true to a lesser extent with guys, but it's the case with them, too.

Orient Express

Concorde, Queen Elizabeth 2, Orient-Express

When I was 19 and impressionable, I decided this was my travel holy trinity. I imagined I would take the QE2 from New York to Southhampton, hop on the Orient-Express whilst in Europe, then fly Concorde home.

Woman Eiffel Tower

The Fit French

Everyone in Britain has their own stereotype about our neighbours over the Channel, but there is one you can't dispute.

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