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  • Great-brows
    With fair, average thickness eyebrows that are by no means spectacular in their natural state, it’s no secret that I’m partial to a nicely structured, defined brow, and have tried semi-permanent make-up, various salon treatments and an assortment of powders and pencils over the years in search [read more]
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    Within the opening paragraph of M. Scott Peck’s famous self help book, The Road Less Travelled, are the words “once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult”. This I believe applies perfectly to the concept of [read more]
  • A day at the races at Glorious Goodwood
    There’s nothing quite like getting dolled up for a day at the races. And coming up is one of the most iconic events in British racing – Glorious Goodwood. Nestled in the rolling Sussex countryside, Goodwood’s racing history goes back more than 200 years of history since the 3rd Duke of [read more]
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      Famous for her huge beehive and her gorgeous twists on homely cooking, Stacie Stewart, 34, now lives in Brighton with her boyfriend Ryan HOW DID YOU GET INTO COOKING AND WHY DID YOU ENTER MASTERCHEF? I started cooking on a Friday night for my family back home in Sunderland. I cooked really [read more]
  • Our Vodka
    Most of us enjoy the occasional tipple or two, and when it comes to drinking for a good cause, well, there is even more reason to enjoy this favourite pastime of ours. “Good cause” you ask? I too, was thirsty for answers and so I headed to Hackney to quench my curiosity. Arriving in Hackney [read more]
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    Strolling through the Royal Parks is one of the pleasures that highlights our fortune of just being Londoners. Vast arrays of horticultural beauty are punctuated by weaving rivers and glistening lakes, and the wildlife to be found in the centre of our glorious city can sometimes make you wonder if [read more]
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    If you can judge a hair and beauty salon by its opening evening, then ‘The Grand Opening’ of Charlotte Cave Store and Services in Balham has a bright future ahead. Drawing inspiration from Wes Anderson’s acclaimed comedy film ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, I was greeted by concierge Gustave upon [read more]
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    It’s in the news weekly: ‘processed foods are bad for you’, ‘processed are the cause of obesity and heart disease’. But what’s the evidence?  And, what is the definition of processed food anyway? We consulted Dr Sally Norton – an NHS weight loss consultant and surgeon and [read more]
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    You think you know all about the spirit of your choice at your local hang-out venue until Spirits Educator and Master Distiller Will Lowe makes you aware you’ve been merely scratching a surface of a bottle. To quench the thirst for higher knowledge of your favoured spirit, Wine & Spirit [read more]
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    If you have a sore head and struggled to get out of bed this morning, it may not be last night’s glass of wine – you could quite possibly be suffering from a “tech-hangover”. New research has revealed more than one in three Brits suffer from regular tech-hangovers  [read more]


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