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10 Fashion Picks To Brighten Up Your Autumn

If there’s one thing to look forward to about the cooler months, it’s dressing up and wrapping up. Let’s say ‘hello’ to leopard prints, sparkles, metallics and statement-making accessories. This season is all about mix-and-matching, having fun with different prints and ensuring every outfit has a splash of colour here and there.

Jackets

Make this jacket your statement piece of the season. I would keep it simple with jeans but can also picture it with a black evening dress.

Gold Sequin Bomber Jacket, £40

It isn’t quite winter yet, so this versatile half-jacket, half-jumper is exactly what’s called for. A good one to wrap up in while waiting at the school gates.

Charcoal Grey Asymmetrical Coatigan, £45

Footwear

There’s so much going on with these trainers — faux snake, fur and spots — and I love it. Grab them before they’re gone!

Dalmatian Silver Trainers, £74

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Accessories

A waist belt can really elevate an outfit. Black and gold is a timeless choice. I know I’m introducing it in my autumn trends but I would honestly wear this piece all-year-round.

Gold Knot Black Stretch Waist Belt, £15

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A headband is always a good finishing touch to an outfit, day or night. Plus, don’t let this windy weather get the better of you!

Black Leather Headband, £24

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I’ve picked out a few more statement hair accessories here.

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You know I love anything that adds a pop of colour to an outfit, so these pink chilli earrings are irresistible accessories to any autumnal outfit.

Neon Pink Chili Earrings, £25

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Bags

Rock this messenger bag on your shoulder during the day or carry as a clutch on an evening out. It’s made from soft, Italian leather too.

Lulu Navy Blue Rockstud Messenger Bag, £54

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Loungewear

I know this is such a basic t-shirt but I love the shape of it — especially the capped sleeves. A good one to team with skinny or slim jeans, or pop on with your loungewear.

Blue Cap Sleeve T-Shirt, £30

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I can’t get enough of animal prints at the moment and they’re such a quirky way to bring some energy to your activewear. Slip on these joggers for your trip to the gym or lounge about in them around the house.

Lilac Animal Print Joggers, £45

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Family Life Fashion Little

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… 16 Kids’ Essentials To Keep Them Dry This Season

It looks like we’re in for a rainy few weeks! Summer quickly turned in autumn, didn’t it? Keep your kids dry this season with some of these rainy day essentials. If they’ve outgrown their wellies since the last downpour, now’s the time to click express delivery on some of these brilliant boots. I’ve picked out some reliable macs, umbrellas and waterproof trousers too, so the kids can splash about as much as they like without getting soaked through!

Jump to…

Raincoats

I like Hatley raincoats because they’re well-lined, so they keep your kids cosy as well as dry.

Pretty Alpacas Raincoat, Hatley

£36

Yellow is the classic rain coat colour, so I had to include this one from Hatley too!

Yellow Splash Jacket, Hatley

£45

For something simple — waterproof and windproof — H&M can always be relied upon. This one comes with a practical detachable hood too.

Lined Hooded Rain Jacket, H&M

£18

Frugi always has the most fun and vibrant designs! Plus, their raincoats are made from recycled plastic bottles, ideal for us being more environment conscious.

Puddle Buster Coat, Frugi

From £39

Knights & Dragons is just one of the gorgeous rain coat designs from Powell Craft. I also love the unicorn and robot prints.

Knights & Dragons Raincoat, Powell Craft

£39

I wanted to include a coat with a thicker lining too and I think this White Stuff one is perfect for keeping them toasty and dry.

Rainy Day Mac, White Stuff

£33

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Umbrellas

3D umbrellas with wings, eyes, ears, (whatever they think of next!) are always lots of fun. Brollies Galore has a huge selection of characters to choose from.

Kids Umbrella, Sunnylife

£13

3D Monster Umbrella, Brollies Galore

£14

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I must admit I wouldn’t mind this Hunter one for myself! It’s nice to know that simple, monochrome umbrellas for kids exist. This is a good one for occasions too.

Kids Moustache Bubble Umbrella, Hunter

£28

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We all know it’s never going to look as neat as the one in the product shot but letting the kids decorate their own umbrellas is a nice way to add a personal touch to their rainy day outfits.

Paint Your Own Umbrella, KidMaker

£15

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Wellies

You can guarantee that Muck Boot Company boots will be super comfortable as well as practical.

Kids Half Pull-On Wellington Boots, Muck Boot Company

£55

These wellies look pretty easy to slip-on and ankle height might be more comfortable for your little one to walk in.

Kids Ankle Wellies, JoJo Maman

£17

I love that these are fleece-lined and elasticated at the top — perfect for keeping toes cosy.

Red Slip-On Waterproof Boots, StartRite

£29

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These stylish wellies from Polarn O Pyret look super-durable.

Stripe Kids Wellies, Polarn O Pyret

£28

Other Essentials

A rain mac by itself doesn’t cut it on those autumn country walks. Pack some Puddle Buster trousers to keep them dry and your car seats mud-free  when you whip them off post walk!

Puddle Buster Trousers, Frugi

From £28

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Don’t give them chance to complain about cold (or wet!) fingers with these rain-proof mittens.

Fleece Lined Rain Mittens, H&M

£9

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Something for you too…

Navy Poncho 3.0, thepeoples.co

Reversible leopard print jacket, TLM Edit

£60


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Fashion

12 Fun Men’s Holiday Shirts That He Will Actually Wear

Add a splash of colour to your man’s wardrobe with a colourful summer shirt. Bright shirts don’t have to be reserved for holidays: I can picture these making a stylish appearance on evenings out, relaxing in beer gardens, and at family parties, taking charge of the BBQ. Wear buttoned up or tone things down with an unbuttoned, plain white tee underneath look. Pair with denim or light and neutral shorts or trousers.

Indigo Island

I love the light and relaxed feel of Indigo Island shirts. They’re fun without being over-the-top and wacky.

Curacao, Indigo Island

£75

Sicily, Indigo Island

£75

Pink House Mustique

This banana tree print has me dreaming of hot summer days on faraway beaches… preferably somewhere in the Caribbean with a rum cocktail in-hand.

Linen Shirt Banana Tree Pink, Pink House Mustique

£129

Linen Shirt Guava Dazzling Blue, Pink House Mustique

£129

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Frangipani

I can’t resist the contrasting colours on this Frangipani shirt. If your man isn’t into pink shirts, aqua with pink details could convince him otherwise. The Wham Bam Boo shirt is bold but brilliant! 

Aqua Caribou shirt, Frangipani

£75

Wham Bam Boo shirt, Frangipani

£75

Hoboko

Soft colours are just made for summer. The shades of pink on this Hoboko shirt are effortlessly stylish. The cornflower pattern on my second choice is subtle but fun.

Pink flower shirt, Hoboko

£35

Cornflower shirt, Hoboko

Beaufort & Blake

For something more mellow, Beaufort & Blake has some uber-cool classic linen shirts. How do they make a casual shirt look so smart and chic?!

Chillerton Classic Pink Linen Shirt, Beaufort & Blake

£79

Chillerton Classic Navy Linen Shirt, Beaufort & Blake

£79

Joseph Turner

Start building your man’s linen shirt collection from Joseph Turner. Linen is the most lightweight and breathable material you’ll find for summer.

Long-Sleeved Linen Shirt, Joseph Turner

£45

Long-Sleeved Linen Shirt, Joseph Turner

£45

Sandfish Clothing

I love the attention to detail on the cuffs and collar of this shirt. It comes in blue or lime: which one will you choose?!

Olly Shirt, Sandfish Clothing

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Fashion

12 Breastfeeding-Friendly Summer Dresses

I love a light and flowy number in summer. These dresses perfect the July heat and especially practical if you’re breastfeeding. Someone asked recently what brands and styles I could recommend for post-pregnancy, so I’ve picked out a couple from TLM Edit and some I’ve spotted across the internet. As always, the shops are teeming with gorgeous summer outfits but not all are made equal. If you’re breastfeeding, you need something with shoulders you can slip on and off or with buttons that can be easily undone. Here are my favourite no-hassle dresses to help you look fabulous this summer with baby in tow.

For the weekend

Electric blue and purple midi dress, TLM Edit

£54

I can’t resist a floral print in summer and this blue and purple midi is flattering in all the right places. The V-neck gives easy access for feeding your little one.

Electric blue and coral oriental dress, TLM Edit

£76

My collection of boho maxi dresses just gets bigger and bigger. This electric blue pick just does everything right: it nips in at the ribcage and gives the illusion of having long legs!

For your luxury staycation

Endless Nights Maxi Dress, Free People

£88.00

Free People has so many casual and chic maxi options. I picked this one for its V-neck and front-tie detail. It’s practical, very flattering and comes in three colours: black, tangerine and mint.

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Blue and white tie midi dress, TLM Edit

£64

For versatility, this dress gets first prize. Throw on over your swimsuit at the beach, slip on with some trainers during the day or don with some heels in the evening. The tassel and tie detail gets points for practicality too!

Green tunic midi dress, TLM Edit

£76

Tunic dresses are the best option if you’re after something light and loose-fitting. The floral blue and yellows make this my favourite choice to garden parties and summer soirees.

For the office

Kyla ruffled midi dress, Melissa Odabash

£238

I love the relaxed feel of this dress with its simple ruffle and button details. Pull on some espadrilles and pair this with a straw bag. Adjust the shoulder straps and unbutton the front to make things most comfortable for you.

Lyon broderie cotton dress, Hush

£95

Broderie anglaise is such a pretty and timeless pattern. I’d usually opt for this sort of pattern in white but this yellow shirt dress from Hush is just so eye-catching and summery.

For your summer soiree

Dress with bow details, ZARA

£18

Zara always gets it right when it comes to simple and effortless style. I love that this dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is super breathable.

Off-shoulder boho midi dress, TLM Edit

£76

Off-shoulder dresses are an easy go-to for post-pregnancy style. Show off your shoulders and collar bones with this eye-catching boho midi — and slip off easily when baby needs a feed.

Santorini tiered maxi dress, Free People

£258

This dress has me dreaming of holidays, sunsets and long summer nights. I like the puff sleeves and chest tie details.

For making a statement

Ivory print double v maxi dress, Topshop

£50

I know this one has a pretty low V so might not be for everyone but the green leaf print on ivory is just irresistible. Have you seen the sleeve detail? This is a summer statement dress!

Julie off-the-shoulder floral cotton dress, Dodo Bar Or

£213 (was £356)

This dress captures the essence of flower power. The reds, oranges and browns are straight out of a 70s vacation and I love it. Huge earrings and strappy sandals are a must.

Speaking of holidays… have you booked your summer staycation yet?

Fashion

Swimsuit Season – A Round Up of Flattering Swimwear

It’s swimsuit season, finally! While it’s still unclear whether exotic getaways will be an option this year, that’s no reason not to relax by the pool on a luscious staycation (hold tight, I’m working on a top holidays close to home post!). With the shops only recently opening up again, there are some amazing deals on, well, everything! But I can’t resist picking up a new bikini or swimming costume when the summer season hits.  These are my absolute favourite picks from across the internet.

Plunge shape enhancing swimsuit, Next

£35

I don’t think leopard print will ever go out of style and this Next swimsuit with its plunging neckline is super-flattering.

Floral zip front plunge swimsuit, Marks & Spencer

£13

It was so hard to pick from the M&S Swimwear collection because there are so many gorgeous choices (and they’re all selling out so quickly!). I like the soft blues and pinks along with the zip detail on this one.

Tummy control wrap bandeau swimsuit,  Marks & Spencer

£12 (was £28)

I prefer to wear white towards the end of the summer so this M&S number is just perfect, especially because of its reinforcement around the tummy area.

Edge colour block shaping swimsuit, Figleaves

£50

Figleaves specialise in flattering figures, so I have no doubt the lines of this swimsuit are cut to flatter! Plus, who doesn’t look chic in black and grey?!

Black Elasticated Scuba Sponge Swimsuit, River Island

£36

River Island isn’t one I usually think of for swimwear but the black and gold contrast on this one really caught my eye. We all know black is slimming, so why not have fun with it too?

Lumière colour-blocks metallic swimsuit, Oseree

£208

Oseree are a French swimwear brand I’ve got my eye on, as colour-blocks are so on-trend right now. It’s so cool that they have a mini-me collection for kids too. 

Martha maillot navy, Casa Raki

£180

Keep things close to home and sustainable with this one-piece from the London designers at Casa Raki. The colour is so classic and the frill around the middle is perfect for highlighting the slimmest part of your body.

Double strap textured swimsuit, Whistles

£65 (was £75)

Want to make a statement with your swimwear? Red is always the way to go. This Whistles costume has such a classic shape to it. I love it.

Blue printed halterneck swim dress, Sainsburys

£18

Finally, if you’re after something cute that’s magically flattering around the waist and upper thigh area, Sainsburys swim dresses fit the bill. 

Fashion Food

20 Small Businesses Who Need Your Support

I have been feeling the pinch on the my online boutique for the last month. To begin with I thought it was the non stop rain (my new Spring/Summer collection isn’t great under an umbrella), then the paranoia kicked in – maybe it was my business and it’s not as untouchable as I thought it was. However the fog has cleared and there is no doubt it is due the uncertainty in this current time.  If you don’t know whether you are going on holiday you aren’t going to buy a beach dress!

Speaking to friends and small business owners, it’s clear that alot of businesses have been affected. So, today I want to draw your attention to a few great ones.. A few who are struggling through no fault of their own and they don’t deserve to go under! If it’s impossible to support them now as you can’t book a holiday/go on a retreat/sell your house, please book mark them for when it gets back to normal. And it will!!!

FOOD 

Alex Barker Catering 

I can personally vouch for Alex and her team that she is sure knows how show up at a party. The food, her staff and service are excellent and I now just need to to have a big party so I can use her.

Archie’s Food 

William (his middle name is Archie) catered for my press launch. They were fantastic. Read more here and then pop in to their quarters for lunch in Fulham – yum!

Eight Food  

Started by Hattie from Top Hat Catering  and two pals, Eight is all natural family freezer food delivered to your door. Use TLM20 for 20% off your first order.

Duck Pond Markets

Artisan markets in and around London that sell local, ethical and sustainable products.

Hullabaloo

Kids chocolate with 75% less sugar. We are going to need as many things to bribe the kids with so atlas make it healthier whilst also supporting an independent rather than a giant!

CLINICS & WORKSHOPS 

Kate Evans Style 

Kate has a membership where you are able to watch styling videos, read blogs and join live Q&A sessions where you can ask her all your questions; all these elements are designed to help you understand what colours will work for you, as well as the cuts, styles and fabrics that will flatter your body shape. This way you will be able to shop with knowledge, making the process more effective, less expensive and therefore increasing your self confidence

Black Swan Osteopathy 

With clinics in the City, Islington, Canary Wharf and London Bridge – they specialises in sports injures and reaching your physical potential through osteopathy. Bookings for them are down 85% this week but they are offering video consultations so please contact them for more info.

TRAVEL

Fish & Pips Travel 

I am sure you didn’t miss my coverage of our wonderful trip to Meribel in December with Fish & Pips in one of their luxury chalets. So when I heard the news on Friday that the ski season was cutting short I really felt for them and all their wonderful & loyal workers. Skiing might be over for this year, but there will be a time to book a summer holiday (like Menorca, Mallorca, Croatia or Crete) – so please do it with these guys!

Seventy Ten Travel 

Ed and hi steam are my go for ideas of where to go on holiday.  Efficient and informative, they are a great travel company so have a look for when you are going to next book.

Summer & Winters Private Travel

With experience in the 5* hospitality field, from hotels and private members clubs, to luxury chalets and villas, Julia really knows how to get the best property for your budget.

RETREATS

Bump & Mind Retreats 

Pregnancy and hypnobirthing retreats

& Breathe Wellbeing

Covering retreats for post natal, menopause or with your young children, this is a wonderful business that will allow you to unwind and reconnect with or without your babe in tow.

CHILDCARE

Likeminders

With social gatherings and events closing, it’s hard for babysitting agencies, however if you do need extra help over the coming weeks or if you have to work, Likeminders are a national reputable company that will be able to help you out.

BOOKS AND STATIONARY 

Addison Ross

This is a wonderful business that you can upload photos straight from your albums dn they will be delivered to you or a loved on in a frame of your choosing. Perfect for Mothers Day or just to print out some of those fab photos you have been meaning to and never get around to doing it! Use LONDONMUMMY for 15% off

Ellie Good Stationary 

Ellie is a wonderful artist who creates ‘happy & sustainable’ things. She has had a few markets cancel and obviously trade shows are ominous so she would really like to boost her online business. Please take a look, I especially love her selection box of 40 cards for all occasions.

Tickled Moon 

If you are stuck at home, this is a perfect time to order a personalised book for your little one or even a home bound Grandparent. I love the Birthday Boo!

APPAREL 

Indian Summer 

A gorgeous lifestyle boutique on the Fulham Road that also sells online. Thankfully, as it would dreadful if anything happened to them – it’s one of my favourite shops!

Team Beachware 

You may not have a summer holiday planned at the moment, but when the weather turns in the UK and the sun comes out, please look at Team Beachwear for gorgeous matching swimwear for the whole family. Yes all of you can be in the same fabric swimwear!!

Dancety 

Dancing is free and a great thing to do in isolation so even if you can’t go to your class or group, you can buy your next dance outfit here! Great for kids and all the essentials like ballet shoes. Don’t buy items like these from Amazon PLEASE! This is the owners livelihood!

TECHNOLOGY 

Lemongrove Productions 

Ed & Charlotte took all my iPhone videos and curated them into DVDs (or on a memory stick if you prefer. Being at home is the perfect time to get things like this ordered and these guys re the best to do it – no human contact needed. (But when things are normal again, I urge you to let hem interview your family for a lifelong keepsake)

INTERIORS

Holly Maclean 

At Holly Maclean each product is lovingly hand made by Holly Maclean from her London based studio. 10% of all profits will be donated to the Cambodian charity, School On A Mat. This charity provides free education to poor and remote villages within Cambodia

Jo Deakin China 

Another start up that I really want to see thrive is Jo Deakin and her beautiful fine bone china painted in charming vibrant colours. A lovely Spring gift especially Mothers Day or Easter!

The Bower Collective 

Earth’s best natural household products in plastic-free and reusable packaging, delivered on repeat to your home. A perfect change to make in your home!

Please try and think and think of the small guys.

Remember, if you don’t use it, prepare to lose it! xxx

 

 

Fashion Places Travel

Our Stay in Fish&Pips Luxury Chalet in Meribel

Happy New Year! Slightly stumped how to share one of the best weekends I have had in years, without sounding like a boastful txxxxr. Well, here goes! Within my usual style of sharing brilliant businesses and brands with you, it’s now time to turn my hand to a wonderful company, Fish&Pips who we went skiing with to Meribel Village before Christmas.

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To get you up to speed, Fish&Pips are two lovely ladies, who out of a shared love of special places to stay, friendly service and delicious, freshly prepared food have become the luxury escape experts for both chalet and Summer holidays.

Holly & Philippa

Otherwise known as Holly Chandler (the ‘Fish’!) and Philippa Hartley (the ‘Pips’!), they go back a long way and are life-long family friends.

After we’d finished university at Edinburgh and Brighton (respectively) it became clear that our visits to career advisers had told us nothing in comparison to what our next few seasons in the Alps would teach us. It’s what we love, and it’s what we do best. Through many years of working together in the Alps and holidaying with various chalet companies, we know what works, what doesn’t, what’s important and what isn’t.

MERIBEL VILLAGE

Alex and I were lucky enough to be invited to stay in one of their 13 different chalets in Meribel Village in the Three Valleys.  (FYI, they have 6 catered chalets, 6 self-catered and 1 serviced)

Meribel Village

I know, we couldn’t believe it either!

INFORMATIVE & FRIENDLY STAFF

We were met off the plane in Geneva (only 1.20hr flight from Gatwick) by one of the lovely Fish&Pips drivers who swiftly drove us up the mountain to our chalet.

LUCINDA IN THE SNOW

Despite driving in the dark, his confident driving put me at ease on the winding roads, which I must say is a rarity driving through mountainous regions.

On arrival we were greeted by chalet girl Carla, who was very welcoming and smiley.

Carla

All of their team members are welcoming and friendly whilst remaining professional and attentive. They have a wealth of local knowledge about the resort so were able to ask lots questions about the conditions, the resort and the chalet.

Speaking of the Chalet – wow. Alex and I actually got the giggles at how luxurious it was. Chalet Baita , one of their catered chalets, has recently been designed to a very high spec.

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The communal living area was cosy and inviting with beautiful views overlooking the pistes (and hot tub on the left!)

Living Rom

Our bedroom was very ‘alpine chic’. There was also a noticeable amount of storage – something that is usually lacking when unpacking bulky ski stuff!

Master Bedroom

NEVER GO HUNGRY

After we freshened up, it was time for some bubbles and canapés.

Hand Picked Wine

Handmade from scratch by brilliant Chef George, The Mini Croque Madams were a taste sensation!!! Everything is sourced locally so have failed trying to recreate them at home!

Croque

All of their catered chalets have professionally trained chefs working in them. They have a partnership with The Abinger Cookery School and Adam Byatt who owns the Michelin starred Trinity Restaurant in Clapham Old Town.

Salmon

There’s no chance of going hungry, with a wide choice of breakfast options (7 breakfasts in total, of which 2 are continental) and each evening you have canapés followed by a 4 course meal for 6 of the nights that you stay.

That’s not forgetting the afternoon tea upon returning from skiing…

Afternoon Tea

and a cheeseboard each evening…

cheese board

and we were packed off with a home made energy bar each morning!

EXCELLENT SUPPLIERS & PARTNERS

Their pre-holiday care and concierge service is also what sets them apart. They work with an amazing bunch of suppliers and will recommended and help organize anything you might need during their stay from Ski School or childcare to transfers and massages.

I want to give a special mention to the guys at Marmalade Ski School After a few hours of private lessons with them, my style and confidence improved.

They are also wonderful with kids. Ok, my kids weren’t with us – I could just tell they would be great!  They can turn their hands to expert skiers who want to go off piste to beginners straight out of nappies.

Marmalade

(and well versed with jokers – as above!)

Slide Candy were a brilliant boutique company that fitted our boots and ski’s in the comfort of our chalet. I have never had such a comfortable feet on the slopes!

Meribel

TOP RESTAURANTS

It was lovely being in a resort with experts who knew where to go (and how to get there!)

I especially enjoyed our lunch on the piste and the fun company of the instructors and Fish&Pips ladies.

Lunch

APRES SKI

It was especially spoiling to have a long lazy lunch with no responsibilities  to deal with afterwards, like the usual picking the kids up from school… I ‘may’ have got a little carried away with the apres ski one or two nights on the Genepi but we were there for the opening nights of the Folie Douche and Lodge Du Village so needs must.

Lodge Du Village

ECO PLEDGE

Another notable aspect of Fish&Pips is their pledge to reduce their environmental impact reduce consumption and waste, educate others and plant more trees. They have joined forces with the amazing team at ‘One Tree At a Time’ to do so to help make the chalet industry greener and we want to set a template for others to follow.

SUMMER TOO!

Fish&Pips can also look after you for your summer holiday too. Stay in one of their hand-picked hotels or beautiful villas in Cyprus, Portugal, Croatia, Menorca and Mallorca and let them look after every detail of your holiday so no detail of your trip is left untouched.

Mallorca Villa Canacati

Now that would be something to look forward to!

For any information, pricing or just initial chat, contact the friendly team at Fish&Pips

Sales and Booking +44 (0) 1306 264005

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Fashion Spotlight

NEW BRAND ALERT : loved by Da (& her Ultimate School Run Trousers)

Loved By Da LOGO

It’s rare to see a new business develop from the get go. Mostly I am sent a new website once it is up and running but not with loved by Da. I have been privileged to see it grow from conception last year when Amanda spoke of wanting to start her own business of all the clothes and accessories she personally loved, to having her first collection LIVE on her amazing website this February.

 

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Amanda (her nickname is Da – hence the Da in her company name) is super stylish and has an ability to put together colours and outfits that only a few women can! Her enthusiasm for what she is doing is tangible too.

 

For me, fashion is just as much about looking good as feeling good and if you can do this with minimal effort and a reasonable price tag you’re onto a winner in my book.

 

 

To kick off she has created The Ibiza Collection – a trio of gorgeous, one size fits all hareem style trousers. Each pair is named after her favourite places in Ibiza, a place she goes to every year.

 

Bora Bora

Kicking off with the Bora Bora’s (as these are the ones I have) the charcoal grey with the neon stripe down the side are absolute beauts. Named after a party bar on Playden Bossa beach, the side stripe is a nod to the neon trend this year.

 

Bora Bora

 

Old Town

These trousers have a vintage lace side stripe on charcoal grey, an ode to her favourite town in Ibiza (vintage – Old!)

Vintage Lace Stripe

 

Talamanca

These are on my wish list too – who doesn’t love a bit of silver & navy blue?

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What I love most about these trousers, is that they are super comfortable and very versatile. Throw them on in the morning for the school run and then exercise and continue wearing them throughout the day and into the evening.

  • Trainers, jacket and scarf on the school run

School Run Style

  • A slouchy t-shirt for pilates/yoga

Loungewear

  • A pair of heels for a night out

Heels

 

  • Pregnant or just had a baby?

Sadly don’t have a photo of this one quite yet!!

Despite juggling a few balls (she rents out her beautiful home for location shoots and has two very active boys to name a few), Amanda has executed a perfect launch and I am excited to see what’s next!

Follow her on Instagram @lovedbyda and Facebook /lovedbyda

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