Emma Forbes, broadcaster and semi-finalist in Celebrity Master Chef, chooses her favourite sites.

Emma Forbes is one of the nation’s best loved broadcasters and personalities. She has appeared on numerous television shows in the past few years, and impressively made it to the semi-finals of BBC1’s Celebrity Masterchef last year. She also regularly stands in for Steve Wright in the afternoons on BBC Radio 2 with co-host Mark Radcliffe. Emma launched Forbes Style in September 2010 and since its launch, it has become an influential lifestyle destination online, continuing to evolve with a dedicated channel on YouTube.


Gower Cottage Brownies – I am always googling for delicious foodie things that can be delivered. I got a ‘tip off’ that these were the best brownies ever. So I found the site and sent off for some. Literally they are heaven. Beautifully packaged, lovely cosy site, easy to use and in some ways I wish I had never tasted them as they are addictive.

Gift Library – This is the best. Gifts to suit all price ranges from £6 to whatever you want, but a genius selection of things from the quirky to fun, to coffee table books – you name it – for any age range too. Everything is beautifully delivered. A truly efficient site.

Weather.com – To be honest, I am a self-confessed weather freak. I just love hot weather and have the sad pastime of sometimes googling places I would like to be, just to see the weather there. And compare. If I am going on holiday though – this is the most accurate. Trust me I have tried them all.

Howopia – A brilliant idea. The ‘how to guide’ to so many things – from the simple to complicated, and for someone like me – a necessity. Saves having to ask my husband mid-meeting how to do something when I can get a really easy step-by-step guide.

Shopbop – American clothes website. Just love its stuff - all the things that you can’t get in the UK and the what’s new page is always a joy to see. It delivers to the UK in just 3 days. Admit p&p is quite expensive but it's cheaper than flying to America to go and buy.

Victoria Health – Love, love, love buying on this site. Brilliant for everything you could possibly need in your makeup bag, bathroom, medical kit – you name it. They are right on the mark with all the latest products, great descriptions and I get my vitamins from here too. The company has a great buyer.

8th February 2011