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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8 Ways To Achieve Slicked-Back 90s Hair

Chic and practical, wet-look slicked-back hair is both an ode to the 90s and so very SS22.

HOMES & GARDENS

9 Products To Keep Your Home Cool In A Heatwave

Keep your cool in a well-ventilated home as the mercury soars – from high-tech sleep systems to soothing beauty buys.

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12 Sustainable Kids Beach Buys

Hitting the beach this summer en famille? Don’t forget these sustainable essentials in your beach bag.

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7 Savvy In-Flight Beauty Buys

We’ve all missed jetting off to sunny climes. The effect of flying on our skin? Not so much. Here’s how to keep hydrated at 35,000 feet.

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9 Heatwave Beauty Essentials

Keep your cool as the mercury rises with these heatwave beauty kit essentials.

LIFESTYLE

7 Brands Offering Personalised Supplements

Personalised nutrition is coming along in leaps and bounds – but what about personalised supplements? We find out more.

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The Queen’s Top 7 Beauty Brands

Looking for a beauty regime fit for a queen? These are the brands that make it into the royal make-up bag.

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The Queen’s Signature Style Through The Decades

Chart the enduring and trend-setting signature looks of HM The Queen.

HOMES & GARDENS

9 Mediterranean Ceramics For Your Summer Table

Give your tablescape a flavour of the Med with these evocative ceramics.

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9 Hydrating Serums Your Skin Will Thank You For, From £10

Keep your skin quenched this summer with these excellent and hydrating serums.

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Ten Minutes with... Jo Tutchener-Sharp, Founder of Scamp & Dude

The lightning bolts of joy that glimmer through the life of Jo Tutchener-Sharp.

HOMES & GARDENS

How To Create A Bee-Friendly Garden

If you want to attract these precious pollinators into your garden, here’s how.

FOOD & DRINK

May’s Bounty: 7 In-Season Veg And What To Cook With Them

Rejoice: the hunger gap is officially over! Here’s how to cook seasonally using home-grown or local veg that is at its best right now.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Eco Paint Brands To Have On Your Radar

Repainting the house is one of the most pleasing decorative tasks there is. Next time you’re due a repaint, these are the eco paint brands to know.

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Trendwatch: 12 Looks To Dazzle in SS22

From nautical to the new boho, these are the looks we love for summer.

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9 Great Facial SPFs With Skincare Benefits For All Budgets

Protect your face from the damaging effects of the sun with this new breed of ultra-clever SPFs, which not only protect but also nourish.

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12 Spring Fragrances With Green Notes

Waft your way through the season by spritzing these fresh fragrances.

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Ooh-la-la: How To Nail French Girl Make-Up

All the tips and products you need to perfect an undone French make-up look?.

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Trendwatch: 12 Patchwork Pieces For Your 2022 Wardrobe

Patchwork is in right now. Think cottagecore meets old-school Americana meets the seventies; these are the ones we love.

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How To Achieve Glossy Hair

Get the gloss: all the tips and products you need to nail high shine for your tresses.

HOMES & GARDENS

7 Brilliant Brands Like Made.com

Made.com has revolutionised buying for the home, offering Conran-reminiscent pieces for a fraction of the price. If you’re well-acquainted and in search of similar brands to trawl, this is our pick of brands like Made.com.

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The Eyes Have It: The Mascaras Team GWG Rates

Finding the right mascara can be a lifelong project. We recommend our tried and tested highest rated brands.

LIFESTYLE

12 Fun Easter Craft Ideas

Get busy over the Easter holidays with these projects for crafty folk big and small.

FOOD & DRINK

9 Delicious Easter Bakes To Buy

For many, Easter feasting is all about the eggs. But why neglect the many other baking traditions around the festival, whether instead of mainlining chocolate or in addition to it?

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12 Great Make-Up Buys Under £10

Restocking your make-up bag need not be eye-wateringly expensive. These are the beauty buys under a tenner that we rate.

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12 Great Hats For Wedding Guests, From £30

Remember that wide-brimmed hat Andie McDowell wore in Four Wedding and A Funeral? Cut a similar dash as a wedding guest with this crop of fabulous head architecture.

LIFESTYLE

How To Nail Your Wedding Make-Up

From city to country, whatever the ambiance of your wedding, you’ll want your make-up to be at its best and to stay put all day. Here’s how.

LIFESTYLE

9 Word Games Like Wordle

Have you caught the Wordle bug? Now let your little grey cells loose on these brain-teasing word games too.

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7 Delectable New Spring Cookbooks To Try

There’s nothing like a new cookbook to rekindle our enthusiasm in the kitchen again. These are our top seven new tomes of the season.

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Hot New London Restaurant Openings In 2022

We really can’t wait for these ones to open.

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9 B Corp Beauty Brands To Know

Trust in the ethics of the beauty brands you buy from by looking for a B Corp certificate.

HOMES & GARDENS

Paper Palaces: 10 Of The Best Sites For Buying Wallpaper

Many home owners shy aware from wallpaper when decorating, either through lack of DIY skills or fear of bold prints. It’s time for a re-think.

FOOD & DRINK

12 Wonderful Winter Salad Ideas

Salads aren’t just for summer. Here are some of the nourishing and delicious winter salads we love.

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9 Of The Best Bronzers And Highlighters To Transform Dull Winter Skin

Pep up winter skin with this pick of complexion transforming highlighters.

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9 Fragrances For Valentine’s Day From Cult Beauty

Say it with scent this 14 February thanks to a little help from Cult Beauty’s next-day delivery service.

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15 Of The Best Cleansers Under £20

Keep your skin in tip-top squeaky clean condition with these affordable cleansers.

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9 Stylish Loungewear Sets

Stay in or step out in style with this crop of luxe loungewear.

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12 Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Treat your paramour this Valentine’s with a gift that won’t cost the earth.

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9 Of The Best Body Products For Smoother Skin

Get soft and silky skin long before the moment to ditch trousers and tights and bare all arrives.

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Vegan Skincare Brands To Clean Up Your Skincare

If you’re ditching animal-derived products this month or for good, these are the beauty brands you need to have on your radar.

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9 Lentil-Based Recipes To Try This Veganuary

If you’re going vegan, lentils are your friend. Warm, comforting and filling, these are the tasty lentil recipes to try this month and beyond.

LIFESTYLE

9 Of The Best Muscle Relief Products

Soothe your hard-working muscles after a good work-out with these alleviating rubs.

LIFESTYLE

7 Of The Best Running Podcasts And Apps

Tune into these great running podcasts or download these apps to keep your goals on track.

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9 Immunity-Boosting Recipe Ideas

Give your body the boost it needs through the mid-winter with these recipes to support your immune system.

LIFESTYLE

9 Cool Christmas Craft Ideas

Keep little hands and minds engaged this festive period with these fun crafty ideas.

LIFESTYLE

Box Sets To Lose Yourself In Over The Twixtmas Lull

The week between Christmas and New Year is made for box set marathons. These are the ones you need to commit to.

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9 Of The Best Journals, Diaries & Planners For 2022

A new journal full of beautiful blank pages holds a tiny world full of possibility. These are the planners that will be running our lives come 2022.

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The Long And The Short Of It: How To Grow And Maintain Long Hair

Does your hair refuse to grow beyond a long bob? Encourage long locks with these styling tips and conditioning products.

TRAVEL

7 New Hotels Opening We Can’t Wait For In 2022

We hardly need much encouragement to get excited for foreign holidays. But these new hotel openings are whetting our appetites for wanderlust more than ever.

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3 Fool-Proof Party Make-Up Looks

Christmas parties are go! If you are in the market to make up for last year’s washout, take note of these festive looks to add some shimmer and shine to the whole affair.

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