Made in Margate: What to see & do

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Botany Bay Since buying a house in Margate (and the ongoing media obsession) I have been inundated with requests for recommendations for visiting DFLs and beyond. So, to avoid repeating myself on a regular basis, here is my guide to … Read More

Sliders To Strive For

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I’m touching wood heavily as I write this next bit of the next sentence, but I’ve never suffered from back problems. I think it’s because I do yoga and haven’t worn heels for ages, but I’m not foolish enough to… Read More

Dries Van Noten: The Film

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Dries Van Noten is one of my favourite designers and my love for him was truly confirmed when he featured an array of older models in his 100th runway show. Over nearly three decades he has built a thriving company,… Read More

Life & Style Icon: Lyn Slater

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Having see Lyn Slater in the latest Mango advert, I was fascinated to know more about her. A professor of social studies at Fordham University in New York, she also writes the Accidental Icon blog and describes her style as,… Read More

Couple Goals from Bonpon511

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A  Japanese couple who have been married for 37 years and wear matching outfits every single day, have become social media stars. The couple go by the name of Bonpon511 on Instagram which rumoured to be a fusion of their… Read More

See this: Enter the Dragons

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The menopause isn’t usually the subject of comedy in fact type the word into your search engine and you’ll get a barrage of remorselessly bleak advice about incontinence, lack of libido, depression and HRT, couched in florid, scare-mongering language.  It’s… Read More

Flower Making at VV Rouleaux

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The world has gone mad for events and workshops, everywhere you look someone is encouraging you to sign up to learn about this or make that. It’s all about ‘experience’ now, not just shopping or product. Which, frankly, couldn’t have… Read More