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The editors’ exodus



Leandra Medine Manrepeller By Hunter Gatti

Phew, the list of media founders and editors ‘stepping down’ in the wake of racist misconduct gets longer by the hour.

This week we saw Leandra Medine ‘step back’ from Man Repeller, Refinery29 editor in chief Christene Barberich step down from the company she co-founded, Stephen Gan parting ways with Elle, and Condé Nast VP of video Matt Duckor exit the company. (more…)



DIY beauty: How to get perfect feet at home



Margaret Dabbs pedicure set

Teeth, knees and feet. My friend Fiona told me these are the things that go wonky as you get older. My teeth and knees are pretty good and while they’re structurally OK, my feet could definitely do with a bit of a spruce. Nothing drastic, just a kind of ‘scale and polish’ for the pieds!

This is something I’ve been lucky to experience at Margaret Dabbs clinics in the past, widely considered to be the best pedi experience in the UK. But if you can’t get to the clinic, let Ms Dabbs come to you. (more…)



At LVMH, all hands on deck turning scent into sanitiser



LVMH hand sanitiser by Financial Times

I love this feelgood story on how LVMH (granted, France’s biggest company) leapt into action switching its perfume factory into a hand sanitiser production facility during the coronavirus crisis. In a couple of days, the hand sanitisers were available to start distributing to 39 hospitals in Paris (with more to come).

How? It’s all down to quick decision making at the top, plus common business sense. (more…)