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  • You’ve had a great night sleep and woke up feeling rested and refreshed, ready to tackle anything that comes your way. The sun is shining and there’s a light breeze outside. Your hair looks like it just came straight out of Vogue and anything you put on makes you feel million dollars. You leave [read more]
  • Do you pocket spare pennies into a savings jar? Do you put away a little extra each month into a secret account? Most likely the answer is yes, most of us do. But do we all tell our partners about it, or are we squirreling away on the quiet in case things are so good one day? Well nearly a quarter [read more]
  • Is your Gucci worth its weight in gold? Is your Vuitton worth more than your pension? Does your Hermes hold more hope for the future than your savings account?! Well it’s possible the answer is yes, as a well-made, good condition handbag of the right design can be a worthwhile target when it [read more]
  • Summer is officially here, and we’re all sweating buckets as we battle the stifling heat. Now I’m never one to complain when the sun comes out – why is it so many Brits whine all year long that we never get a summer then as soon as the mercury rises they fill Facebook with worries [read more]
  • The Arch London Posh Picnic Hampers 2017
    There’s no alfresco feast more delightful than a good old fashioned summer picnic.  And at this time of year, London’s parks are covered with quilted blankets and overflowing wicker baskets.  Nevertheless, if you want to get it right, and not end up with soggy sandwiches and flat fizzy [read more]
  • The savvy shopper can land some absolute steals at a car boot sale. If you’re looking to pick up a few fantastic bargains — not to mention do your bit for the planet by giving someone’s unwanted things a new home — then look no further than your local meet-up. Belle About Town has put this [read more]
  • Father’s Day is generally assumed to be less important than Mother’s Day, which is regarded by retailers as the biggest day of the year after Christmas. The term ‘Mother’s Day’ receives twice as many internet searches as Father’s Day, and one in 10 people even admit to forgetting to [read more]
  •   Many novelists spend months holed up in their studies, imagining what their characters might experience and feel. But author Rosie Vidovix has a different attitude to it – getting out there and actually living the life of her characters. A strong believer in ‘method writing’ she [read more]
  • An Italian feast featuring Parmesan and Balsamic vinegar created by top chefs in the beautiful floral surroundings of Petersham Nurseries? It didn’t take much for Belle to say yes, yes, yes when the invitation to a tasting of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di [read more]
  • Gin & Tonic Dish at Bohemia, Jersey
      It’s no secret that the UK has developed quite a fondness for gin of late. And with World Gin Day taking place today (Saturday 10 June), we decided to set our sights higher than your average G&T and find out how to use the popular spirit while cooking at home. We consulted Steve [read more]


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