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.
FOOD & DRINK

12 Fun And Tasty Spring Traybakes

As picnic season arrives, we round up the best traybake recipes to make with and for the kids – or, indeed, just for yourself.

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9 Fresh Spring Fragrances To Wear Now

Spritz these intoxicating new scents to mark the gradual resumption of life as we knew it.

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9 Of The Best Lightweight Spring Foundations

Check out these barely there foundations for great coverage with the lightest of touches.

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12 Breton Tops For Spring

Classic yet fresh, a Breton top will always be in style.

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9 Great Hair Wellness Products

The best products to restore optimal health to your scalp and locks.

FOOD & DRINK

9 Exceptionally Good Bread Recipes

Caught the baking bug? Branch out beyond sourdough with these lovely loaves.

FOOD & DRINK

12 Of The Best Vegan Easter Treats

A dozen delicious ways for plant-based folk to tuck into the treats this Easter.

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9 Great Fashion Fleeces

Thought fleeces were just for geography field trips? A collaboration between Margiela and North Face has made us think again.

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7 Great Waterless Beauty Buys

Get the scoop on the solid beauty products that do less harm to the environment.

LIFESTYLE

7 Best Free Apps for Interior Design

Our edit of the apps and sites that let you mock up your new interior scheme, virtually.

HOMES & GARDENS

Shine On: Lovely Lacquered Home Accessories

Add some gloss and glamour to your home with some on-trend lacquer.

HOMES & GARDENS

15 Spring High-Street Homeware Buys

Freshen up your home for the new season with these cheerful high street buys.

TRAVEL

7 Great Wellbeing Breaks In Britain

Who doesn’t feel in need of a break right now? We’re eyeing up these ones that promise to nourish body and soul.

LIFESTYLE

7 Of The Best Gadgets And Apps To Beat Insomnia

Accursed sleeplessness be gone! Get a good night’s sleep with these digital aids to slumber.

HOMES & GARDENS

Interiors Trend: All Eyes On Bouclé

Get snug with this chic French woollen trend for the home.

TRAVEL

Best of The South-West: Devon and Cornwall

Glorious Cornwall and heavenly Devon are packed with independents to champion. These are a few of our favourites.

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Best Plastic Free & Cruelty Free Beauty Products For An Eco Friendly Care Routine

Worried about the environment and the animals? Check here the best plastic-free and cruelty-free beauty products for an eco-friendly care routine.

HOMES & GARDENS

How To Use Lighting In Your Home To Change Your Mood

We could all use a mood boost right now. Getting the lighting right at home does more than just illuminate – it can totally transform how you feel. Here’s how.

SHOPPING

5 Beauty Trends To Look Out For In 2021

These are the beauty stories set to be big this year.

LIFESTYLE

5 Of The Best Online Shops For Prescription Glasses

E-Opticians are officially a thing. Presenting our top five brands for buying specs from home using AR-tech.

SHOPPING

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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7 Therapeutic Bath Remedies

Wash away cares courtesy of these at-home spa-break style bath remedies.

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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.

SHOPPING

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.

SHOPPING

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.

THE EDIT

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.

SHOPPING

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.