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editor's letter
Years ago, when editing another magazine, I met a young woman who had recently had a huge lottery win. Not millions, but a life-changing hundreds of thousands. It’s the dream, right? But she confessed, guiltily, that it had made her miserable. She knew it was a privilege. She knew that she never had...
I’ve just realised that I should be loving being single. I am growing a beard. When you are with a man, you have to worry about going out for lunch with him in daylight (unless you live in Norway and it’s winter), and a silver whisker hair glinting. When you...
Elizabeth Day modesty
In times of crisis, it’s important to focus on the important stuff. And by this, of course, I mean the nurturing of a wholly inappropriate crush. During this coronavirus pandemic, I found myself being strangely drawn to one particular individual. It wasn’t the chisel-jawed star of the Netflix boxsets I...
sinkie
Are you following the latest crazy hashtag trending on Instagram? At #sinkie you can share snaps of your kitchen sink surrounded by flowers, cleaning utensils – even pets. And right now we’re more than happy to gaze at them. So let’s clear out the dirty dishes and fill our excess time with interior design at its silliest. Mix...
spring palettes
Then look no further than these multicoloured multitasking palettes. Your social life might be somewhat on hold right now but you can still get spruced up for an online meet-up. And so to palettes and an easy way of doing a bit of a make-up update and bringing in new light (and shades). I’d particularly like to rhapsodise about...
Alice Liveing and mum Sarah
Top fitness influencer Alice Liveing’s path to success hasn’t been a smooth one. She’s survived an abusive relationship, battled body issues and copes with online bullying on a daily basis. Throughout it all, she says, her mum Sarah has been her greatest support. Alice’s story Alice Liveing, 27, first found fame...
YOU’s resident astrologer Sally Brompton reveals your horoscope for 6th-12th April 2020. So, what does the week have in store? SCORPIO 24 Oct-22 Nov As much as you want to have a good time you know there are more important things at stake at the moment. The cosmic setup is liable to...
jet plane
Private members’ club playdates, bespoke designer wardrobes and a personal bodyguard... Sadie Nicholas gets a peek into the rarefied life of a billionaire’s child. When personal bodyguard Leanne* arrived to meet her client one afternoon, she was informed of an impromptu change of plan. The chauffeur would not be driving them...
I have a long-running dispute with my husband, Michael Mosley, about his cycling, which seems to me to be rather reckless. On a number of occasions I’ve followed him on my bike as he weaves precariously through London traffic, carving up buses and taxis. I worry for his safety. Yes,...
Lucy with son Jack
The death of a child is devastating, but imagine you’re then expected to return to work just days after your life has been ripped apart? That’s been the reality for many bereaved parents – until now, thanks to one mother’s tireless campaign. Just 12 weeks after the life-shattering loss of...

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