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Spring Health Check – My visit to the Dentist Gallery

I have a confession, my phobia of needles extends to doctors and dentists in particular. As a result, I haven’t been to see a dentist in years – in fact, I don’t have one. I figured it was time I manned up so as part of my spring health check , I teamed up with tooth paste brand Arm and …

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A Greener 2017 starts with Ecover Limited Edition Washing-up Liquid Bottle

Happy New Year guys! This year, one of the things I look to improve on is being greener, and more environmentally friendly so I thought this is the perfect post to start the year. Late last year, Ecover launched a limited edition washing-up liquid bottle as part of its on-going commitment to the health of the ocean and people. The …

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Eccleston Square Hotel Cocktail Hour

I was at Eccleston Square Hotel, a designer Georgian hotel in London Victoria recently to try the new cocktail hour, which offers 3 solid hours of happy hour (5pm – 8pm) with half priced cocktails (£4.75). I found the hotel itself to be very impressive! It’s a grade-two ‘heritage status’ building, the former home of Princess Victoria, run by a …

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Having fun at home is the new going out!

It’s official, staying in is the new going out! Homebodies everywhere have been vindicated by a new research which states that, more and more of us are choosing to save money by creating our own (cheaper!) nights out by staying in. Yes, having the fun come to your door saves money and is more fun because it’s in the comfort …

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Christmas gift guide

Neurotic, stressed and panic buying has been my Christmas shopping tradition for as long as I can remember. This year, I’m taking the Zen approach to Christmas. Making sure Christmas shopping is completed at least a week before Christmas and ensuring that any gifts I buy will be meaningful and useful. So here are my Christmas gift ideas: Natural Empathy …

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Calvin Klein Home: Spring 2014 Bedding

Calvin Klein 2014 Bedding: Last week, I was at the ME Hotel in Strand to check out Calvin Klein’s 2014 Home and Bedding collection. With the ME’s luxurious rooms as the setting, the collection which was inspired by elements found in nature stood out as polished and luxurious with delicate accents. Here’s a sneak peek of the Montauk which is …

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Top tips for achieving a perfect fit.

Sewing Tips from Simplicity: Searching for the perfect fit can be a tricky task, with many high street outfits not catering for the fact that women come in different shapes and sizes. Inspiring fashion lovers to embrace the current sewing revival and create beautifully fitted garments is Wendy Gardiner- sewing advisor to sewing pattern experts, Simplicity. Here are figure flattering …

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How to find and master a sewing machine.

Sewing Machine Tips from SIMPLICITY: For novice sew-istas looking to take their sewing skills to the next level, here’s our second instalment of sewing tips with SIMPLICITY‘s sewing specialist Wendy Gardiner, offering  handy pointers – from finding and mastering a sewing machine to making essential finishing touches and perfecting seams. Finding your perfect sewing machine: If you are looking to …

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Coopers #RIVERFOOD.

New food event on the Thames: Pop ups, food events and enjoying a beautiful sun filled day on the Thames is what summer’s all about so calling all foodies to the launch of Coopers #RIVERFOOD. The Coopers #RIVERFOOD will take place aboard one of the oldest boats on the Thames, the MV Royalty, and will bring together a wide variety …

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Sewing Tips for Beginners

Sewing with SIMPLICITY: With many of us drawing inspiration from the recent TV programmes focusing on creative crafts, we’re now on the cusp of a major sewing revival in the UK! For readers hoping to make a start on their own creative projects – from bespoke Summer fashion creations to soft furnishings for the home – we’ve called on Wendy …

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