Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an ex-London magazine editor (Grove, The Resident) turned creative brand consultant, who decamped from West London back to the wilds of Devon to rear her two boys, Enid Blyton style. A self-confessed ‘wanderlust writer with a hippie heart’, she is happiest on the move, camera in hand, namely to the beautiful yet impractical French Manoir she is renovating with her husband in rural SW France.
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7 Ways To Protect Your Skin Against Cold Weather

How to give your skin a fighting chance against heating, cold weather and heavy make-up.

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12 Of The Best Quilted Winter Coats

Encase yourself snugly in one of these duvet coats to shield from the cold.

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9 Mindful Buys For January

Nurture your wellbeing and consciously calm your spirit with these mindful purchases.

TECH

HappySelf Journal

Francesca Geens tells us how her business started with one simple idea: to help kids to find joy and happiness offline.

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17 Inspiring Calendars For 2021

Hang one of these gorgeous calendars on your wall and will it to be a better year for everyone.

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9 Dazzlingly Gorgeous Jewelled Flats

Looking for a fancy stay-at-home shoe to cheer up your evenings in? Look no further as we've found nine perfect pairs.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Of The Best Supermarket Vegan Christmas Buys

Catering for plant-based folk this Christmas? These vegan supermarket products are the tastiest we’ve found.

LIFESTYLE

7 Ayurvedic Brands To Know

Meet the brands bringing Ayurvedic principles into their products.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Independent Condiment And Preserve Companies

Pack a flavour punch courtesy of these moreish sauces.

LIFESTYLE

7 At-Home Spa Treatments

Get all the tranquillity factor of a spa without leaving your bathroom.

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10 Festive Nail Trends

Get your glitter on, plus five nail influencers to follow for inspiration.

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9 Tasty And Thoughtful Edible Christmas Gift Ideas

Try your hand at these beautiful, personal and delicious edible presents.

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Mighty Fine Lightweight Knits To Layer And Wear All Year

Shop these super flattering fine-gauge knits, made for layering.

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7 Heavenly Scents For Winter

These gorgeously dark and heady fragrances are on our wish lists for Christmas.

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9 Jolly Plastic-Free Crackers

Want to make Christmas go with a bang? Go crackers for these eco-friendly options.

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7 Winter Skincare Heroes

The heating is on and the weather is beginning to bite. Here’s how to take care of winter skin.

LIFESTYLE

6 Must-Watch Shows To Stream This November

The days are shorter. We’re all staying in anyway. Here’s what to watch on TV.

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Go Gadget, Go: GWG’s Gift Guide For Techy Types

If gizmos and gadgets rock your world, don’t be without our Christmas gift guide for tech heads.

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Beauty Spot: Gifts For Make-Up, Beauty, Grooming And Wellness Junkies

Give the gift of self-care to your beloveds this Christmas.

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Sarah Turner, The Unmumsy Mum

From blogs to bestsellers: the digital world of Sarah Turner.

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7 Super Stylish Backpacks

Backpacks are back in with the fashion brigade. These are our top seven picks.

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Beauty Lowdown: An Essential Guide To Skincare Vitamins

Get the know-how on using vitamins to boost skin health this winter.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Crafty Gifts For Non-Conformist Souls

Lavish presents crafted with love by mindful makers upon your dearest kinfolk.

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7 Hot Picks From Our Favourite AW20 Collections

Nail autumn dressing with these cosy-smart looks from the high street and indie boutiques.

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7 Exceptional Cleansers For All Skin Types

Get skin looking bright, glowing and healthy courtesy of these targeted cleansers.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Super Luxe Properties On The Market To Ogle Right Now

Get an eyeful of the most lavish homes money can buy in Britain right now.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Best Non-alcoholic Spirits

This Sober October, eat, drink and be merry yet hangover-free with these non-alcoholic spirits.

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7 Must-Know Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Invest in these brilliant beauty brands owned by black entrepreneurs.

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7 Completely Perfect Jackets To Wear Right Now

Boiling one minute and shivering the next? These are the trans-seasonal jackets you need right now.

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Hair SOS! 7 Post-Summer At-Home Nourishing Hair Treatments

If you want hair shinier than a conker, here are our favourite post-summer treatments to strengthen, gloss and restore shine.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Statement Wallpapers For The Downstairs Loo

Use the smallest room in the house to make a big statement.

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7 Ways To Nail Dramatic Eyes With A Mask

Is lippie a redundant relic of pre-Covid days? Here’s how to nail a knock-out eye top wear with your face mask.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Of The Prettiest Cottages On The Market

Got your eye on a slice of the good life? Fuel your bucolic dreams with these pretty cottages to buy now.

HOMES & GARDENS

3 Ways & 9 Brands To Nail A Coastal Look At Home

Dreaming of a relaxed barefoot coastal vibe? Channel your seaside interior look, from Cornwall to Ibiza, with our edit.

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8 Mouth-Watering Mexican Recipes

Mexican fare makes ideal early autumn fodder, with plenty of summer flavours balanced by warming comfort.

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7 T-Shirts To Wear Now

They are the hardworking staples of every wardrobe: presenting our all-time top T-shirt brands.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Of The Best Summer Table Linens

Add some dash to your summer table with these gorgeously colourful linen cloths.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Gorgeous Dips To Eat By The Spoonful

Wow guests at your BBQs, picnics and al fresco soirees with these delicious homemade summer dips.

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Cult Beauty Haul: 5 Top New Summer Buys

From cult classics to under-the-radar hero products: our top Cult Beauty buys right now.

TRAVEL

7 of The Best European Cycling Holidays

Fancy exploring Europe by pedal power? Here are the cycle tour companies you need to know.

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7 Of The Best Refillable Beauty Products

Beauty brands are making strides to cut packaging. Try these refillable beauty products and do your bit in the fight against single-use plastic waste.

LIFESTYLE

7 Great Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Here’s something to brighten your smile: safe, effective home products to get your gleam on.

HOMES & GARDENS

How To Tackle Clothes Moths In Your Home

Are your knits being decimated by dreaded moths? Here’s how to combat an unwelcome infestation.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Of The Best Homewares To Source From Europe

Transport yourself to the continent with these stylish artisan buys for the home.

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7 Great New Summer Cookbook Launches

All the mouth-watering new cookery book releases of the season that everyone should own.

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Bobbi Brown, Beauty Queen

The make-up legend unlocks the door for a privileged peek at her digital world.

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9 Of The Best Summer Necklaces For Layering

Chunky chains, beaded chokers and talisman pendant charms: how to layer summer jewellery.

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7 Of The Best Bar Soaps That Won’t Dry Your Skin

Try one of these hand-milled artisan soaps for the sake of your skin – and the environment.

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7 Mouth-Wateringly Delicious Ice Cream Recipes

Get the scoop on these cooling, luscious home-made gelato ideas.