Butterfly hairclips. Bandanas. Some things just shouldn’t get a second chance. But some things we're happy to see recycled — we’re willing to give the likes of plastic bottles, glass and fabric offcuts another chance. These good guys and gals are fighting the good fight in sustainable fashion. Turning waste into womenswear never looked so good.
Pretty sure we've never heard of anything more wholesome than a walking tour looking at the lovely letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter. The cute Georgian details remain hidden in plain sight in our urban landscape. Learn more about the city's history and architecture on the next tour.
Escaping into someone else's world through a book is one of our very greatest pleasures. Doing so from a sun bed, supping a piña colada with nothing else to do all day — well that's the bestest. Yet to pick a holiday library? Young Irish author, Sally Rooney's debut ménage à quatre is well worthy of your shortlist.
What were you doing when you were 22? Louisa Ellis was beating thousands of applicants to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals, going on to compete against 48 chefs from around the country and eventually reaching the final three. Way to make us feel like underachievers, Louisa. She is hosting a one-off evening at Harvey Nichols as part of Taste of the Mailbox weekend, happening Aug 3 to 5. Read all about it.
Defy the unpredictable British summer and bring the inside out, by giving whatever space you've got to call a garden some interiorsy touches. What's that you say, optimism triumphing over experience? Never!
When I signed up to yoga classes at the Glasshouse next to The Village pub in Moseley, my main motivation was to just move a bit more. My Monday to Friday sedentary office job sitch meant my step count barely reached 1,000 most days and a shoulder injury from teenage years was only getting worse.