V. I. BUYS: Bring the spirit of your favourite restaurant home for Christmas

Spending time with family and friends at Christmas is what the season is all about – and a lot of that involves drinking, feasting and eating out. Now I don’t know about everyone but often even heading to your favourite restaurant with extra family members, kids and the ‘olds can cause a normal early bird supper to turn in to a massive flap. So, why not bring the spirit of your favourite restaurants home with these fab foodie finds? I especially love this… View Post

V. I. BUYS: The 12 Wild & Gorgeous Days of Christmas Giveaway!

There is just some shops that make shopping with kids fun and Wild & Gorgeous is that shop for Miss Marnie and I. Known formally as I Love Gorgeous – selling exclusively girls clothes this September saw it launch a small boys collection too. I admit it not the cheapest of shops but what you get is great quality, beautifully made and most importantly really unique pieces. The styles and prints are designed in house and it’s the quirky details… View Post

V. I. BUYS: A trio of Christmas Day Looks from Simply Be

When I worked at Woman magazine I used to do a lot – and I mean a lot – of reader makeovers. This meant getting readers to come to a studio for a professional makeover – hair, make-up and a new look. And, I often turned to Simply Be to do this. Now, you may have dismissed Simply Be as simply being for plus size figures as in 16+ – which it was when it first launched in 1999. But, today it offers… View Post