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Can Primark's Duck & Dry Xpress boss the £17 blow dry?

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Over the last couple of years blow dry bars have become the luxe beauty saviour we never knew we needed; we've turned from a nation of home hairdressers to bouffanted babes.

The original Duck & the rest

Jazz up your festival season with Kit Neale at Mountain Warehouse

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

At least if Glastonbury is a washout this year we shall have the sunny prints of Kit Neale to keep us upbeat, for the print designer has today launched a new limited edition festival collection at the rest

Meet Your Matte at M.A.C

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Beauty buffs, get your diaries out; this is one pop up you won't want to miss.

Launching on Wednesday M.A.C will be opening a pop up at Old Street Station, inviting budding smoochers to take a the rest

The London members' club changing the way we socialise...

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Three brothers are on a mission to change London’s social scene, launching The Oblique Life; a new members’ club that puts community first and that is redefining what luxury means for today’s the rest

Contiki’s Holiday Wardrobe Clothes Swap

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Millennial travel brand Contiki has discovered that young brits buy an average of five new pieces of holiday clothing every time they go away. With two thirds of these never worn again - and a large the rest

Beefeater Pink x Tonight, Josephine

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Celebrate the power of friendship this Valentine's Day as Beefeater Pink joins forces with Tonight, Josephine new Shoreditch space for a week of workshops, masterclasses and cocktails that are the rest

Beat Blue Monday with Island Poke & Chotto Matte

Monday 21st of January 2019

Apparently today is officially the most depressing day of the year. Yes, Blue Monday is upon us.

This year Island Poké has teamed up with Soho restaurant Chotto Matte however to give us all a the rest

Put your best foot forward at the UK's first gentleman's pedicure room

Monday 14th of January 2019

You read correctly; the UK's first (and only, for that matter) gentleman's pedicure room has opened in Fitrovia.

Aldwyn & Sons finds home in a ‘speakeasy’ style room at the back of the the rest

Your new year's recipe for Lush skin

Sunday 6th of January 2019

I don't know about you, but post-Christmas my skin has been horrendous. A month of burning the candle, overindulgence, cold weather and central heating, too much alcohol and no vitamin D has left it the rest

What to buy an awkward Dad...

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Every year is a struggle for what to buy my 60-something Pa. My parents are at an age where they’ve reached peak ‘stuff’, so I’m loathed to spend money on yet more clutter. He has a million the rest

The gift of a great night's sleep

Sunday 16th of December 2018

I once read an excellent quote that you should always spend money on a good bed and good shoes, because if you’re not in one you’re in the other. A great night’s sleep is such a precious the rest

A tree full of treats

Sunday 9th of December 2018

They do say the best things come in small packages and with a host of beauty brands downscaling their Christmas offering it’s easier than ever to pimp one’s tree to become its very own gifting the rest

Perfect your party season locks at Jamie Stevens Hair

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

‘Tis the season to be ensure one looks fierce under the mistletoe, and given my salon visits also come but once a year, my recent session at the golden fingertips of Nikita, Artistic Director at the rest

Give your breakfast a boost at Joe & the Juice

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Juicing aficionados will be all too familiar with Joe & the Juice already, but with the introduction of their healthiest menu yet their breakfast star is on the rise.

With more plant-based the rest

Celebrate Oliver Bonas' 25th Birthday with 25 Days of Events

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

I defy you to find a millennial home that doesn't feature at least a trinket or two from Oliver Bonas. The fashion and interiors brand has become a subtle powerhouse in recent years, with shops the rest

Get Your Glow On

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

The ultimate wellness space for the modern woman has opened its doors on Mortimer Street and judging by the dreamy interior you're going to want to book a visit...

Fitted with state of the art the rest

Wanderlust Festival comes to Battersea Park

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

There's something special coming to Battersea Park this September as Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to plays host to over 4,000 yogis moving and the rest

Beyond Retro's Massive Garage Sale is BACK!

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Back by popular demand, Beyond Retro are holding a massive garage sale, from 30th August - 2nd September, selling over 15,000 original vintage items at massively discounted prices.

Garage sales the rest

DEFINE yourself AND the kids this summer...

Sunday 29th of July 2018

Active mamas need not sacrifice their workouts while the kiddies are off this summer, with the launch of Define London's Mini DEFINERS classes, launching on August 7th.

Designed for ages 6-11, the the rest

Date for the Diary: 1930s Fashion Photography at the Fashion & Textile Museum

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

The era of glamour and Gatsby, the 1930s has long been a favourite era for fashion and now the Fashion & Textiles Museum is honouring the decade of excess with the announcement of its winter the rest

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