The Accidental Vegetarian

You know that thing hynotists do? That’s how becoming a vegetarian felt to me. ‘When I click my fingers you won’t be able to stomach eating meat, including chicken…’ It wasn’t a considered decision - boom! one day a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t eat those things anymore - but I ...

100% Pinterest

Hands up who’s obsessed with Pinterest? Not just me, right? I have to ration how long I allow myself to play around on there, but one use I find it justifiable to linger for is home décor planning. I used it for choosing my wood burning stove (I went with the cream ...

My Met Gala joy

https://www.facebook.com/PresCEO/videos/1197508136935178/?pnref=story It’s hard to convey how happy this video made me when it sprung out from my Facebook feed this morning – and SPOILER ALERT: PLEASE WATCH IT BEFORE YOU READ ON. I spent yesterday writing my Rules column for next Sunday about the Met Gala. Specifically my outrage at US Vogue ...

Bury my heart at Uniqlo

I recently achieved a new personal best: I left the house in quadruple Uniqlo. Genius drapey jersey pants (navy blue). Navy blue cashmere crew neck. Ultralight down gilet. Navy blue fleece pea coat. With a vintage navy and white polka dot silk square and my New Balance 420s (guess the colour) I ...

Tread softly on your dreams… *

Today I walked into one of my favourite designer consignment shops to see two shelves of newly-landed shoes which would make Carrie Bradshaw drop to her knees. Manolos a go go. Dolce and Gabbana. Louboutins. Gucci. The full fantasy. They’d all been consigned by the same person who turns out to have ...

7 Days of Positive: Day 146 – The future of shopping

These are the perfect white trainers and this is the future of shopping. I discovered the brilliant French online fashion store Sèzane via the excellent website The Pool (founded by my friend Sam Baker, who used to be editor of Red magazine, along with savvy DJ, Lauren Laverne). I loved the offer ...

7 Days of Positive: Day 145 – Vale Mr Corbett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ4_ZQL33Qg Since the news that Ronnie Corbett has died, my Facebook feed has been alive with clips of him with the other Ronnie, Mr Barker, from their famous joint show. I loved that programme at the time and revisiting those clips has been just as enjoyable as watching it fresh in the ...

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