Welcome to #mamamondays… New Editor Photo, Dorset Cereals & Mahabis

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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Grace & Frankie… Get their fashion looks | V. I. BUYS

I’ve mentioned over here that I’m hooked on Grace & Frankie on Netflix. A show about two women in their twilight years who find themselves living together – in the most amazing beach house, no less – after their husbands admit to, having had affair for the past 20 years – with one another. You need to stick with the first season – it’s currently on it 4th – as it’s a little different to how the rest of the…

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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…

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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…

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V. I. BUYS: The new kids fashion collaborations you need to know about NOW!

I do love kids fashion collaborations – and this season there’s seems to have been a massive wave of them. The partnering of the two well-known designers or brands means you can get something truly unique, a limited piece or just something a little bit more fun than usual. Here is a run down of my favourite kids fashion collaborations hitting the high street and online now or coming soon. These special fashion collaborations for babies and kids are not to be…

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