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Talking showbiz & granny pants


From Top of the Pops to tigers in India

It’s a blooming revolution

The art of tea producing and drinking

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Meet the bestselling author of Girl on the Train

We speak to the musical sensation

Rebecca Adlington OBE – who famously swam to a double Olympic gold in Beijing and a double bronze four years later at the London games – gives us the lowdown on swimming for fitness and fun.

One of the world’s greatest perfumers, London-based Jo Malone MBE talks to Jessica Jonzen about her autobiography, her new brand and triumphing over adversity When you think of Jo Malone, you think of luxury. From the clean and unexpected fragrances to the cream-and-black packaging tied with grosgrain ribbon, the name is shorthand for style, comfort and good taste. One rarely thinks of the person behind the brand. The facial therapist…

Sophie Conran

The designer, cook, author and proud fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support talks to Jessica Jonzen about Christmases in the Conran household and her fail-safe entertaining tips Growing up as part of a design and food dynasty, it was probably inevitable that Sophie Conran would end up following suit. The only daughter of food writer Caroline Conran and Sir Terence Conran – who introduced the very idea of ‘lifestyle’ to the…

Lady Kitty Spencer

The niece of Princess Diana and cousin to Princes William and Harry, Lady Kitty Spencer talks to Jessica Jonzen about how continuing her aunt’s charitable legacy keeps her feet on the ground. There are certain assumptions that could be made about Lady Kitty Spencer. From her title and covers for Tatler magazine, to her jet-set lifestyle glamorously captured for her 36,000 Instagram followers, she appears to be the archetypal It Girl. But beyond the parties and front-row seats at London Fashion Week, there is far more…