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Get straight to the point this season – polka dots really are spot-on...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 29 August

A Second White Wedding?

Dear Thomas, What do you think about an elaborate white wedding for a couple in their 50s where one of them has been married before and whose first wife, who is still...


Eastern promise

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The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 22 August

New Junk Mail

There's no need to wait for your beau to treat you. Treat yourself with one of these sets...


The history of dieting


1558 The Art Of Living Long by Luigi Cornaro – one of the world’s first bestselling diet books – was published. From his late 30s, Cornaro restricted himself to 400g...



Natural Fabrics

Whatever the occasion, top off your outfit in style, says Katy Pearson

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 15 August


Dear Thomas, I know it was rather last minute, but I’m surprised that one of my girlfriends turned down my offer of a free holiday quite so readily. The friend I was...


Miami ice

Keep your cheeks glowing through the chill with these stylish and snug essentials...


The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 8 August


Dear Thomas, Some friends have very kindly invited us to a villa party in Italy this summer. We were rather surprised when two of the other guests asked us if we’d like to...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 1 August

First World War

In a few days, on 4 August, we will mark the Centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War. To commemorate this historic anniversary, I delved into The Lady archive...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 27 June

Cycling Etiqutte

Dear Thomas, I just have to tell you about a rather magnificent triumph I achieved last week. I stopped a cyclist who was riding on the pavement. ‘This is for pedestrians,’...


Review: Gazelli

Tucked away behind Holland Park tube, in a rather chi chi mews, in the exclusive and cavernous Josh Wood Atelier, you will find a plushly appointed treatment room that has...


Pretty in prints

Use of pattern is the perfect way to make a real impact this summer. From big and bold to soft and subtle, here's our pick of the best patterned pieces...{igallery...

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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




What the stars have in store for you this week.Aug 29 - Sep 4

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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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