If you’re teetotal, just cutting down, or fully throwing yourself into Sober October, going alcohol-free doesn’t have to mean sipping on a flat Pepsi Max from a tap all night. We’ve spoken to cocktail experts for their favourite virgin versions, for you to try at home. Your fanciest drinking receptacle is absolutely necessary, a muddler is optional (but makes you feel the part).
Our happy place is anything that brings together practicality and prettiness. Hair clips are that new thang. No longer just the preserve of school uniforms and girly-girls, they’re on the catwalks and give a real fashion with-a-capital-F look. We’ve got some decidedly purse-friendly picks.
Fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and that increasingly popular subgenre of pyschological thriller with a female descriptor in the title will want to add A J Finn’s debut novel The Woman in the Window to their ‘must read’ list.
Unless you’ve got a sizeable trust fund to rely on, (in which case, can we be friends?) you probably have to work. We spend more than 13 years of our lives at work, on average. So it's not too much to ask that you actually do something you enjoy. Right? Whether you feel a bit stuck in a rut, or are thinking of a complete career overhaul, it's good to talk it through. We spoke to life coach Dr Lalitaa Suglani from Virgin Care Private, who gave us some very actionable actions to help us, and also you.
Dad trainers, you know the ones, bulbous and a bit ungainly, have been a trend we've resisted for a while. But we've finally found ourselves craving a chunky sneaker. If you’re firmly in the pretty shoes only crew, don't worry, we’ve got some far from fugly ones too.