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The Lady's ladies of 2014

DEBORAH, DOWAGER DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE The daughter of The Lady’s former general manager David Mitford, ‘Debo’ was the last of the Mitford girls, and her death this year...

First Impressions


What are you working on at the moment? I am doing the BBC Strictly Christmas Special, but I can’t dance with Flavia because she’s doing her show, Dance ’Til Dawn. I also...

Knit Your Own

Gyles Brandreth on jumpers

It was in the 1950s that I first started knitting. As a cub scout I was awarded a knitting badge as proof of my skill. In the 1960s, at school and university, I wore...


How to be brilliant

India FordEver wondered how A-list celebrities seem to effortlessly captivate everyone as soon as they walk into a room? It may come as a surprise to learn that this...


Turkish delight

With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, Istanbul is one of the most fascinating destinations for a short break. It’s hard to take a bad photograph of the unique...


A Butler's Guide to: Christmas

Use string to hang up your Christmas cards. You go into people’s homes these days and they either have modern card holders, or their cards are crowded on window sills....


James Martin

TV chef James Martin

Sausage and mash with beans, my mum’s cheese scones warm from the oven, and my grandad’s homemade pickled onions: all these come to mind when I think about home comforts....

On The Market

On The Market… A place in the sun

A place in the sun

1 Gardenia, St James, Barbados: $50,000,000 This luxurious beachfront estate sits in three acres of landscaped gardens, has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and enjoys...


My Penguin & Other Animals

Zookeeper for the day

It’s a bright winter’s day in London. But instead of sitting at my desk at The Lady’s headquarters in Covent Garden, my first job this morning is to clean out… the zebra...


Mapp and Lucia

Mapp and Lucia

In a cobbled street before a tall Georgian house called ‘Mallards’ a man stands waiting. Over his arm is a dainty basket lined with a pretty cloth. Big blue lights look...


Save our Chruches

Save our churches

If you are visiting London, I can highly recommend a trip to see Wesley’s Chapel, the great Methodist church built just outside the City by John Wesley, one of the founders...


How to beat stress

1) Take control of Christmas so it doesn’t take control of you. Buy presents early rather than leaving them to the last minute. Set a budget and stick to it.2) Make a...

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    Florist in Oakamoor, StaffordshireThe Florist position, is to learn from our exciting team. Working in the house completing all flower arrangements and plant ups as the season dictates. Working on commercial projects for our sister business, and some visits to[…]

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    JOB DESCRIPTIONHands on Housekeeper/Cook In Hampstead, North London A busy household based in North London is looking for a well presented, discreet, trustworthy and highly experienced Housekeeper/Cook.The successful candidate will be required to run the house to the highest standards[…]

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Daily tip from the lady archive

"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw



Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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