“When I was working at London’s ES Magazine, I had an addiction to Net-a-Porter so serious I had their sleek, black bags delivered to the mail room downstairs instead of directly to my office, for fear that my bosses would find out just how much time I spent on the site shopping. This Gucci tunic is something I’d pair with knee-high boots and picture myself wearing in Rome in the 1960s.”
“Fernandez bathing suits have been my go-to for years. I love their fun patterns and flattering retro design, which means that I can actually still wear a bikini after having had two children and eaten lunch.”
“This shop is a book-lover’s paradise. You can easily—and very happily—while away a few hours here looking at their wares. The salespeople have always actually read the books. This new January fiction bundle looks like the perfect thing to settle down with for a long winter ahead.”
“Harvey Nichols’s buyer seems to know exactly what I’m looking for and what is completely impossible to resist even when I don’t. I usually say I’ll spend just 15 minutes, only to find that two hours later I’m still in their very spacious dressing rooms trying on everything in sight. I hope parties return this year so I can wear these sparkly shoes to them.”
“The women who started Maisonette all have children themselves, and it shows. The site is well-organized, easy to navigate, and fantastic for presents. I have boys, but if I had a girl, I’d definitely dress her in this Supergirl T-shirt.”
“My father taught me how to play poker when I was eight years old on family vacations. We used matchsticks for bets until I graduated to quarters. I taught my boys how to play—they’re total sharks—and we play on winter weekends.”
“In terms of improving quality of life when you travel, Rimowa suitcases are the golden ticket. The lozenge-like carriers roll so gently that you barely have to push them, and they seem to perfectly flatten and fit whatever you pack. We have four in the family, and I’m thinking of adding more.”
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