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LOST IN PIXELS: FINDING YOUR DREAM CAMERA

LOST IN PIXELS: FINDING YOUR DREAM CAMERA

Buying a camera is an investment – it’s not a flip decision made at lunchtime in between choosing a sandwich, a birthday card or even a pair of shoes. It takes time, money and (worse still) technical know-how, in order to  get the right one. 3 things that many of us don’t have. Thankfully for...
How to get the perfect tourist snap (in time for the Royal Wedding)

How to get the perfect tourist snap (in time for the Royal Wedding)

With only one week to go until the Royal Wedding, I enlisted the help of Jessops camera specialist, Nicky King, to help me brush up on my photography skills – so that come April 29th I could return from Wills’ and Kate’s big day with more than a touch of sunburn and an’ I Love...
Royal Wedding fever

Royal Wedding fever

I told myself  that I wouldn’t get caught up in all the Royal Wedding hullabaloo… and yet here I am thinking about how I’m going to spend the day… do I go to Hyde Park, or hold a street party? What will Kate wear? Will she get to have flowers in her hair or will she...
THE 2 DAY BRAND EVENT - NOW ONLINE!

THE 2 DAY BRAND EVENT – NOW ONLINE!

On your marks, get set – SHOP! The 2 Day Brand Event is online now and due to start tomorrow in  store. And with huge discounts on our favourite brands, including Bobbi Brown, Creme de la Mer, Biba, Warehouse, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Aquascutum (phew!) and many more – we’ve started loading our virtual shopping baskets...
The 2 Day Brand Event - Starts Online at 5pm Today

The 2 Day Brand Event – Starts Online at 5pm Today

Get set to shop in our 2 Day Brand Event. It starts exclusively online from 5pm today and then in stores this Thursday and Friday. There's 10% off Bobbi Brown and Creme de la Mer; up to 20% off Kurt Geiger and Paul Smith; up to 30% off L.KBennett and Diesel and many more brilliant...
6 Things we learned from the Ideal Homes Show

6 Things we learned from the Ideal Homes Show

On Friday, I made like a roving reporter and hit the UK’s biggest consumer event, the Ideal Home Show. Armed only with a camera, a bottle of water and my trusty iphone (essential for timely tweets!) – I battled the crowds to discover what’s hot and what’s not in the world of home interiors. Here’s...
IN THE HOT SEAT: SUSAN COLLIER & SARAH CAMPBELL

IN THE HOT SEAT: SUSAN COLLIER & SARAH CAMPBELL

It seems that this year, design sisters Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell have much to celebrate. Not only does 2011 mark their 50th year as textile designers – it also sees the launch of an exclusive new interiors collection for Linea at House of Fraser. Last week, we caught up with the award-winning duo to talk...
The Great Pancake Debate…

The Great Pancake Debate…

American or British? Savoury or sweet? Classic lemon & sugar or indulgent chocolate? The pancake debate was raging in my kitchen last night as the other half and I ate ourselves into a sugary, pancake-fuelled stupor. And, dear blog readers, it was all in the name of research – so we can bring you a...
Barista quality coffee in only 25 seconds – hallelujah!

Barista quality coffee in only 25 seconds – hallelujah!

It’s Friday, we’re all feeling a little bit tired and fuzzy and we could really do with a  steaming hot, pulse-racingly amazing espresso. One with a smooth texture, nutty taste and enough caffeine to take us from bleary-eyed drones, to intellectual eagles of the office…So we’re not asking for much then… Luckily, the arrival of...
Tropical cake recipe: the way to a colleague's heart!

Tropical cake recipe: the way to a colleague’s heart!

It’s not often you get a whopping home made triple decker birthday cake land on your desk at work…but that’s exactly what happened to me last Friday. The maker of said cake? Why our multi-talented Fashion & Beauty Editor Sam of course. Inspired by the pink Kitchenaid her parents bought her for Christmas, she quite literally...
Catch of the Day: squid, salmon (and Jim)

Catch of the Day: squid, salmon (and Jim)

Inspired by Hugh’s Big Fish Fight and keen to check out a pre-Valentine’s Day gift idea, my better half, Jim, and I embarked on a ‘Catch of the Day’ cookery course yesterday. Our plan was twofold: 1. Learn how to cook some sustainable seafood (as an alternative to cod and haddock) 2....
50s Interiors: Get the Look

50s Interiors: Get the Look

In case you’ve been hiding in nuclear bunker, the '50s trend in interiors has shot into our consciousness in recent months – due in no small part to the late '50s/early '60s décor seen in Mad Men. The gorgeous simplicity of the era appeals to all and is really easy to re-create in your home. Sanderson,...