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Inside the Jo Malone London Townhouse… at Christmas (collection preview)

A very festive invitation arrived this month from the lovely team at Jo Malone, promising a sneak peek at this year’s Christmas collection. London is only just starting to feel autumnal, so I hope this doesn’t feel too early (OK, it is a tad…), though I know many of you will be as excited by… Continue reading Inside the Jo Malone London Townhouse… at Christmas (collection preview)

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Rose Beauty Essentials

The rose is a true embodiment of beauty, and it’s known beauty benefits are plentiful. A natural astringent with skin-soothing properties, this delicate bloom is also highly prized for its unmistakable scent. No wonder, then, that it features in so many of our beauty products. These ones are blooming marvellous…

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Five Floral Fragrances for Spring

Spring is in the air and with it you might just catch the scent of blooming peonies, wistful wisteria, or honey-sweet blossom. Florals are in their abundance at this time of year and, it also being the season of new beginnings, what better excuse to discover a few new fragrances, with notes of all your… Continue reading Five Floral Fragrances for Spring

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A Spring Beauty Refresh

A few Sundays ago, I was passing through one of my favourite neighbourhoods in South Ken and, to my surprise, spotted the first of this year’s cherry blossom buds, just beginning to turn a rosy shade of pink. Despite the wintry London weather, it was a little signal that spring is just around the corner…… Continue reading A Spring Beauty Refresh

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An Evening of Beauty with Trinny Woodall

It’s not often that an opportunity presents itself for an introduction to a beauty brand by the entrepreneurial woman behind it. So, when style columnist and all-round fashion expert, Trinny Woodall, invites you to her South Ken HQ for dinner and a play with her newest venture, Trinny London, there was only ever one way… Continue reading An Evening of Beauty with Trinny Woodall

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Christmas Gift Inspiration 2017

A little Christmas gift inspiration to solve those gift-giving dilemmas… from the person who has everything (and more, probably), to the one who is deserving of your sincerest gratitude. Or, for simply delighting in a spot of self-gifting… What to gift: Christmas 2017. Perfume: The New Classic It has been 15 years since Chanel has launched… Continue reading Christmas Gift Inspiration 2017