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We’re big scarf lovers in our house and I mean that literally. Mr DRG has so many, they’ve been assigned their own chair and I couldn’t survive the winter months without one of my many jumbo neck warmers to keep the chills away.

I like my scarves as wide as possible as I can’t bear any cool air blowing down the back of my neck. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Meet the Small Maple from Mulberry



Mulberry Small Maple

There’s a new Mulberry bag that seems to be following me around. After I wrote about the Mulberry Maple in June I’ve recently come across it’s smaller, neater younger sister.

The Mulberry Small Maple (£675) comes in a beautiful grained leather in lots of classic colours including this porcelain blue, a fiery red and a rich chestnut brown they call ‘oak‘. (more…)



How to wear tomboy dresses



Tomboy dresses

I don’t write about dresses much in my book The New Garconne – How to be a Modern Gentlewoman, but there is a small mention and I’ve noticed a recent uptick in dresses suitable for non-frou-frou girls. (more…)



Top three beauty box sets



Decleor Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap gift set

As British Beauty Blogger likes to point out, beauty box sets aren’t just for giving away, they’re a good opportunity to try a new line or stock up on favourites at a more affordable price. Three recommendations I can make – Decleor, Aesop and Omorovicza.

Decleor sent me its Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap set (above and below), which I was very happy about as I’ve run out of my Aurabsolu Awakening Cream (more…)