• LA eating guide: 5 Los Angeles daytime dining spots for casual American grub
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    Laura Pearson-Smith

    LA eating guide: 5 Los Angeles daytime dining spots for casual American grub

    The USA does food well! When in Los Angeles, happy indulge yourself by enjoying these five casual dining options for an amazing daytime meal.

  • A local's guide to Transylvania: The region's best kept travel secrets
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    Carla Vadan

    A local's guide to Transylvania: The region's best kept travel secrets

    There's so much more to my dear Transylvania than Dracula and blood sucking vampires. This region of my country is beautiful, its people are kind, the landscapes are breathtaking, the food is a dream, there are amazing festivals and, well, you should just see it for yourself.

  • 10 fictional women in literature who are eternally enigmatic
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    YBN Style

    10 fictional women in literature who are eternally enigmatic

    The best literary pieces are eternal because the message they bring never dies or because the characters born out of the stories we remember, just as we would remember old friends. While some we never forget because they made us laugh or fall in love, there are some female literary characters whom we can never forget because they are eternally enigmatic. A door left to slam shut will not go by unnoticed, once we read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain because it will remind us of Clavdia Chauchat making her “noisy entrance” into the hall and taunting Mann’s protagonist while doing so.

  • Rainy weather recipe: Toffee apple crumble
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    Rosanna Briguglio

    Rainy weather recipe: Toffee apple crumble

    On those cold rainy days, bake yourself something sweet to warm right back up. As one of my favourite cold weather desserts, this recipe is a little twist on the classic Sunday lunch staple but makes for a much tastier dish and will impress family and friends alike.

  • Puzzled by collagen anti-ageing skincare? Here's all you need to know
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    Laura Pearson-Smith

    Puzzled by collagen anti-ageing skincare? Here's all you need to know

    Collagen is a type of structural protein that’s found naturally within skin. Alongside another structural protein named elastin, the two work like skin scaffolding. With healthy collagen and elastin, skin appears plump, voluminous and youthful.

  • 3 quick Valentine's Day cards to make today for your loved one
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    Laura Pearson-Smith

    3 quick Valentine's Day cards to make today for your loved one

    A handmade card means so much more than a shop-bought one, but most of us don’t have a lot of time to get creative. These three DIY Valentine’s Day cards have that personal touch, but they’re very quick and simple to make. Scissors at the ready!

  • 3 easy braids to bring life back to your second-day hair
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    Rosanna Briguglio

    3 easy braids to bring life back to your second-day hair

    When it comes to hairstyles, we often get stuck in a rut with the same hair routine day in and day out. Mix it up by trying a new and easy look on your second-day hair. Braids are a great way to keep your hair looking good all day without having to bother re-doing it every five minutes.

  • Why wearing a hijab is my choice - and only mine
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    Liyana Aris

    Why wearing a hijab is my choice - and only mine

    Wearing a hijab is my choice. Being the clothes-hoarder that I am, I started collecting scarves – especially printed ones – when I was 20 years old. None of my scarves were used to keep my neck warmer even on the cold winter days.

  • Feeling blue? How to survive this seemingly everlasting winter
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    Samantha Simmonds

    Feeling blue? How to survive this seemingly everlasting winter

    Although Blue Monday is long gone, a lot of us are still feeling a bit blue this winter. To cheer right back up again, why not forget that restrictive ‘new year new you diet’ and that ‘quitting social media for good!’ resolution. Instead, use these science-backed life hacks to favour cookie cramming, bubbly glugging and early morning workout avoiding for lazy lie-ins and Snapchat. Moderation is key, but it beats the alternative, right?

  • Borrow from the boys: 7 outfits to steal from your partner's wardrobe
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    Liyana Aris

    Borrow from the boys: 7 outfits to steal from your partner's wardrobe

    Instead of treating yourself to a whole new wardrobe this season, why not borrow from the boys?

  • 5 ways to volunteer with your kids this holiday season
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    YBN Style

    5 ways to volunteer with your kids this holiday season

    I have two daughters, ages 5 and 8, and thankfully this year they are really beginning to understand how important it is to think of others during this festive period.

  • Quick DIY Christmas cards: Personalise those shop-bought cards
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    Laura Pearson-Smith

    Quick DIY Christmas cards: Personalise those shop-bought cards

    In a world of email, WhatsApp and Twitter, getting a handwritten Christmas card in the post is a pleasure, and a tradition that we need to keep going. Christmas is a great time for crafting and getting creative, but it's wishful thinking that we'll be able to find the time to make our own Christmas cards, let alone over 40 of them.

  • Spruce up your sprouts: Curried Brussels with mango chutney recipe
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    Samantha Simmonds

    Spruce up your sprouts: Curried Brussels with mango chutney recipe

    Brussels sprouts. They’re a non-negotiable when it comes to Crimbo dinner, but how many of us actually enjoy them? According to a recent survey, they’re the third most hated food in Britain and just under half of us actively abhor them.  But are they getting a raw deal? We honey-roast our parsnips, glaze our carrots, braise our cabbage and… boil our sprouts. Side-serving of mush, anyone? Last year, my family quite literally got a raw deal, when we decided to microwave the little blighters in an attempt to circumvent the ‘mush’ situation. ...

  • Vegan Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
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    Shannon Blanks

    Vegan Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

    As the snow settles on window ledges, holly wreaths hang in doorways and fairy lights twinkle in the moonlight, Christmas is here once again. During this wonderful time of year, big traditional meals full of meat dominate the menu but as a recently turned vegan, what are you suppose to do? No need to worry as a vegan Christmas can be just as good as a traditional one and the one discussed here will make all your meat-eater friends envious. ...

  • Transform your work clothes into Christmas Party Queen
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    Carla Vadan

    Transform your work clothes into Christmas Party Queen

    Christmas will always be my favourite time of the year. The hope of snow for a White Christmas, a warm cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, Christmas morning filled with presents and delicious food, and that inner peace the season brings. Working late hours, running out of time, and on top of that you’ve been invited to the after-work Christmas party.

  • Inspirational free prints to brighten your workspace
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    Catherine Leask, Blogger

    Inspirational free prints to brighten your workspace

    The winter months are fast approaching and now the clocks have gone back it’s suddenly dark a lot quicker, and seemingly colder too. Who else goes into night mode sooner than they should and wants to cosy down when they should still be getting stuff done? Here are some beautiful FREE prints you can simply download/save, print and frame, for a super cute, inexpensive and very Pinterest way, to brighten your #girlboss work space to get stuff done! 

  • Coolest hats, scarves and gloves this Fireworks’ Night
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    Laura Pearson-Smith, Style Blogger

    Coolest hats, scarves and gloves this Fireworks’ Night

    We are well and truly into winter now and the nights are particularly chilly. When you are outside watching a sparkling sky this Firework’s Night, you’re going to need to wrap up warm. These cool hats, scarves and gloves are both cosy and fun - perfect for one of the brightest nights of the year. Please stay safe this 5th November and go to a regulated public firework display only.

  • 10 must-have leggings for comfort and style
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    Geneve Anderson, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

    10 must-have leggings for comfort and style

    What was initially perceived as an obscure one-off trend in the mid-2000s has evolved into a staple piece found in most women’s wardrobes these days. Leggings with statement graphic prints as well as with ventilator cut-out details are slowly emerging as popular choices besides classic plain black ones. While there is still an ongoing debate on whether or not they should fully replace trousers, there is no denying that leggings have fulfilled the needs of women.

  • Instagram’s best last-minute DIY Halloween costumes
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    Laura Pearson-Smith, Style Blogger

    Instagram’s best last-minute DIY Halloween costumes

    Here are some incredibly easy, last-minute DIY Halloween costumes to make you look like you have your life in order.

  • 10 pumpkin recipes that make us glad it’s autumn
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    Samantha Simmonds, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

    10 pumpkin recipes that make us glad it’s autumn

    Yup, it’s October. Yup, supermarket shelves across the country are groaning under the weight of piles of little orange globes. Not doing Halloween chez yours this year? Then you could be forgiven for leaving them there.

  • Hot trend alert: Ruffle your way into autumn
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    Lisa Thompson, Lifestyle Blogger

    Hot trend alert: Ruffle your way into autumn

    From Givenchy to Lanvin, ruffles have been popping up here, there and everywhere since the Spring/Summer’16 catwalks. The good news is: ruffles are going nowhere! They hide a multitude of sins, especially approaching Autumn where our bodies turn from a potato into that of a hibernating hamster that seems to store every ounce we put on preparing for us for the cold.

  • DIY Halloween card ideas
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    Laura Pearson-Smith, Style Blogger

    DIY Halloween card ideas

    Halloween is just around the corner and it’s a great opportunity to get crafty. Get your glue stick out and send your loved ones a handmade greeting with these spooktacular tutorials.

  • 10 Ways Pumpkin Leftovers Could Make You More Beautiful
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    Samantha Simmonds

    10 Ways Pumpkin Leftovers Could Make You More Beautiful

    Believe it or not, pumpkin flesh exfoliates, hydrates and protects your skin - all at the same time. Whilst its essential fatty acids deliver a hydration boost, vitamins A and C get to work on those ageing free radicals and alpha hydroxy acids boost cell turnover, revealing a brighter, more radiant you.

  • Naomi Campbell: Celebrating three decades in fashion
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    Raissa Coulibaly, Fashion Blogger

    Naomi Campbell: Celebrating three decades in fashion

    Naomi Campbell is turning heads more than ever before as she continues to strut and work the hell out of every single designer show she walks on. Now evidently Campbell is still one of the most requested individuals for designer shows as the melanin beauty shares the catwalk with this generation’s favoured models. Naomi Campbell was first spotted by Beth Boldt whilst window shopping in London.

  • Meet Marc Jacques Burton: Usain Bolt and Zayn Malik’s favourite jacket designer
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    Feed My Fashion Ego, Fashion Blogger

    Meet Marc Jacques Burton: Usain Bolt and Zayn Malik’s favourite jacket designer

    In my time as a fashion contributor, stylist assistant and freelance writer it has been an absolute pleasure to report coverage of the catwalk shows and fashion insiders work who inspires me to be in the fashion industry. During his career Marc Jacques Burton has worked in the London luxury nightlife industry and founded lifestyle brands Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Tonteria as well as his own shoe brand extending to leather jackets. Will IAM (Left) wearing MJB Black Leather with zip and fur hooded detail.