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If you're already subscribed to this beaut of an e-magazine, Legally Blonde-style snaps all round, you are now entered into our competition to win a £500 gift card for Resorts World.

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Houston's House & Hübsch

Just like us, Birmingham-based Houston’s House are Scandinavian design lovers. They sell lovely Hübsch, a Danish homewares brand that embraces the magic of the seasons. And we wholly recommend you do the same.

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Ayur-what-now?

"If you're feeling cold, put a jumper on. And if you're feeling warm, take it off." Welcome to the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, explained at its most basic level, by best-selling author, chef and holistic hero, Jasmine Hemsley

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At home with a Design Hunter

Helen Powell is Design Hunter. Her eye for contemporary, minimal design has earned her awards, plaudits and loyal followers, the latter in their tens of thousands. She’s based just down the road in that there Leamington Spa, so we had a chat with her about all things house, home and dog. Join us for a nose around chez elle and apply her teachings IRL, like some interior design sensei.

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Umbrellas

The forecast? Rainy and dark. For the next five months, probably. For those of us that have a predilection for drier and warmer seasons, we're on the wrong side of Christmas. Beat the rainy blues with the most practical of accessories, the parapluie.

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Glimpse

A Nespresso machine, industrial-feeling interior, 'gram-worthy lighting and the mini-bar we want next to our bed. Nope, there isn't a new hotel in town. But good-looking Glimpse opticians has moved in to Great Western Arcade and our editor, Laurie, and dep ed, Katy, have tried on every frame. There's CCTV footage and everything.

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A movement with a message

Wear your beliefs on your sleeve, chest, and ears. We’ve rounded up some wordy wardrobe fodder that are more than a message alone – and the makers donate a % from each sale to a worthy cause.

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Tiles

You know that hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors? We have this thing with floors, walls and friezes. Honeycomb shapes, geometric prints and splashes of watercolour are the order of the day.

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Thirty minute Moroccan meatballs

Recipe books make us smiley. Converting dishes from the page into plates that reach our table is a harder ask. So here's a shopping list, recipe and some encouraging feels. Truck Stop Kefta (pictured) is a homey feeling plate of Moroccan comfort.

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A Space Odyssey

Art is hecking pricey, wallpaper is a huge commitment we’re not willing to make just yet, and mirrors are too easy an option. Pretty up your biggest, window-free wall with these Pinterest-worthy alternatives. 

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Books

Each of these books is an invitation to slow down and enjoy the best things about autumn. Long meals with friends, fires and creating a cosy house when the days are short and the nights are long. 

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Knitwear

Every year we bemoan the end of summer. And then we remember woolly clothes exist, and things don’t seem so bad anymore. Nothing quite compares to the joy of a winter jumper or slouchy scarf, so we scoured the High Street and beyond for your new fave knitted everything.

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Autumn Candles

Hygge is old news and lagom never even really happened. But cosiness will always be in favour this time of year. Forget the log fire, these are our favourite scents to make home cosy (and at a fraction of the cost).

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