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  • ‘There aren’t a great deal of things to look forward to in January, but we always have Burns Night’, mused aloud our dinner host, Ranald Macdonald, while welcoming us into the cosy, lower ground interiors of the Old Fashioned Bar at Boisdale of Mayfair, the latest addition to his [read more]
  • While I admit to having have over-indulged ever-so-slightly over the festive period (hic), the thought of doing a Dry January is just a step too far for this particular Belle. I’ve done two rounds of dry nine months in the name of becoming a mother, so the idea of depriving myself of a [read more]
  •   If you’re like me, one of your hands looks permanently like a smartphone and you don’t even know what your palm looks like. It’s not my fault that smartphones these days have become the perfect virtual, personal assistant and thanks to the only ever-improving applications for iPhones [read more]
  • Health Trends: The Truth

    January 16, 2017

    With every New Year comes a new health trend, but what do they all actually mean. And do any actually work? Belle About Town consulted health expert Dr Sally Norton, founder of, on the truth behind the health trends of 2016. This is what she told us…  Super-foods We are [read more]
  • Apps To Declutter Your Life

    January 13, 2017

    Christmas is over and 2017 has finally arrived (about time!). ‘Tis the season of self-improvement, and everywhere we turn there’s a new year new you challenge. You may have already started Dry January, Veganuary or one of the other numerous New Year novelties – but why not try [read more]
  • While we may not have had a white Christmas, it’s looking increasingly likely we will be seeing snow in the coming few days as the Met Office predicts a prolonged cold snap this January, with temperatures frequently falling below zero. Cold weather can be particularly challenging when you [read more]
  • Move(mber) over Stoptober, there’s a new gimmicky month in town – all hail the month of Veganuary… Yep, that’s right, this month is apparently the time to put down the carving knife, kick all thoughts of eggs to kerb, and get down and dirty with some root vegetables. But [read more]
  • It’s fair to say that most people we talk to in January admit to having overindulged over the past few weeks and are ready for a refresh, and we’re no different. So to help us start the New Year on a healthy note, we consulted Sebastian Pole, Master Herbsmith at Pukka Herbs and author [read more]
  • Anyone who lives or has travelled through London King’s Cross over the last decade can’t fail to marvel at its transformation. I was lucky enough to live in Bloomsbury for six years until I moved back to Scotland last summer and Kings Cross was only a 15 minute walk from our former home. [read more]
  • It’s The Fort That Counts

    January 5, 2017

      Unlike many previous years, my own personal Christmas present wish list this year was short and without any particularly hungry yearnings. I guess in my increasing years I’ve sort of acquired everything I need and want. I’ve scratched the lovely handbag itch (just a few times), I’ve [read more]


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