What I did this summer

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Margate harbour arm at sunset After what seems like the longest summer ever, it’s good to look back and reflect on just how lovely it has been to bask in the sunshine and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.… Read More

More retail to get excited by

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Paper plates, wooden cutlery and sandwich paper taking picnics to a whole new level at Japan House I dont often get excited about shops – all that consumerism and stuff etc leaves me cold – but recently I have seen… Read More

Retail is NOT dead!

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Retail is on its knees, restaurants are closing faster than you can say avo on toast and we’re all going to Hell in a handcart because of Brexit/Trump etc – or so the press would have us believe. And if… Read More

Tippi Hedren x Gucci

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 Tippi Hedron in The Birds Tippi Hedren who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s  films The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964) and is Melanie Griffith’s mum and grandmother to Dakota Johnson, looks stunning in the new adverts for Gucci jewellery and… Read More

Middleagedmum.com: Lives for sale

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Ren Bannister (Eva Chen’s daughter) It’s not news that social media can have a negative impact on mental health – particularly for young people – but recent studies have found that Instagram rates as the worst above other platforms. The… Read More

Things I have loved in April

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Trinny Woodall Everyone remembers Trinny Woodall from the early naughties and the dreadful What Not To Wear, where Suzannah Constantine and Trinny offered up ‘style’ advice. It regularly had me shouting at the tv as the so called style guru/posh… Read More

Hula hooping at 96

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 Hula Girl is a short documentary by Amy Hill and Chris Riess that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Highlighting how the Hula-Hoop wasn’t in fact invented by two male entrepreneurs from California, but Joan Anderson, an Australian maverick… Read More

Greynnaisance, Renaissance and Goldie

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Fashion is a fast paced industry that constantly looks to the future and re-invents itself. So it’s surprising how behind it is in terms of gender, diversity and age. Despite people like me (trend forecasters) highlighting the ever changing landscape,… Read More

The pursuit of Craft

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In a world where we are constantly doing lots of things at once, the dream is to do one thing well. Especially something creative. Fantasies about slowing down, living by the sea and devoting time to the pursuit of creativity… Read More

Healthy Ageing Events

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The Clapton Laundry My lovely friend Ashlyn Gibson is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to getting things done and bringing interesting people together. She also happens to have one of the loveliest , most stylish homes… Read More

Some magazines to love

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Growing up without the internet and only three channels on the tv, meant magazines were a monthly visual & editorial treat providing all the need to know information and styling inspiration our generation could want. Nowadays I rarely buy womens… Read More

Autumn Joy

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Borough Market Autumn Festival October is my favourite month of the year. The impending chill in the air, opportunities to layer clothes and wrap up, lighting candles and fires, making soup, Halloween and Bonfire Night, the changing light and the… Read More

Frieze colour 2017

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Not wanting to dumb the art at Frieze down or anything, but does anyone else feel a little bit cynical about some of the so called art and the insanely rich people buying it? It can feel like more of… Read More

Burberry at Old Sessions House

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I’m not usually a huge fan of Burberry clothes, as they feel too commercial in a hideously expensive way. But its most recent collection was quirky and refreshing, blending its heritage pieces with eccentric knits and unexpected fabrics. I love… Read More

Middleagedmum.com: Adulting

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As 20 something daughter gets ready to go back to university for her final year – we have that back to school feeling for the very last time. This time next year, she will be an actual adult doing actual… Read More

Things to Love in September

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Katherine Hamnett by Chris Floyd The Return of Katherine Hamnett 1980s fashion icon Katharine Hamnett, is back and not before time, as we are in dire need of some activist fashion that comes from the heart, rather than some not… Read More