What to get the people who have everything… It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but here we are. Last year I wrote The Christmas Gift Edit, a list of do’s and don’t for him and her that was surprisingly popular among my network of friends. It was a strange feeling to be…

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WARNING! EXCESSIVE USE OF HASHTAGS AND DRY HUMOUR THROUGHOUT!   Halloween Twenty Seventeen There’s an interesting correlation between the rise of social media and adult Halloween parties, as we transgress towards our impending dystopian future. A sort of hijack of what used to be a fun day for the kids. We’ll take Halloween, you keep Christmas. I…

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Moo-ve over Moleskine, there’s a new player in town. You may have heard about this little company called MOO, best known for their original and high-quality business cards. Perhaps you’ve seen their clever advertising around London, with posters that say “Introduce yourself. Properly. Don’t be a what’s-his-face.” But did you know that MOO began as a…

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Gone are the days of “second up from the top”, or bottom, depending on your income bracket. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening one to truly know what is inside – people everywhere are getting much more savvy about the grape juice. But with so many…

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I’m getting married and decided to do a hen trip with my bridesmaids. What could possibly go wrong? Despite having five of the coolest bridesmaids that ever lived, we caused more mayhem than the guys from The Hangover, minus the drugs and tiger. Forget Bridezilla, I was Bridam Neeson. But what happens in Barca, stays in…

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I am very excited to introduce the third #girlboss in my interview series into the lives and drives of up and coming entrepreneurs. Each month I talk to people who are carving out their own paths in life, boss of their own business or creative venture. While I’m digging the #girlpower, boys are absolutely welcome and…

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Bringing Mexico to the World Each month I’m interviewing rising stars, entrepreneurs in different industries and sectors to share their inspiring stories as well as help us understand what it takes to carve your own path in life. Last month we heard from the Collyer Twins about their quest to become social media influencers, as they explained the…

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A look inside: Social Influencers Miss Portmanteau teamed up with the beautiful Collyer Twins to talk blogging and social media success. They explain what it’s like breaking into the social media world, taking us through some key challenges, career highlights and what’s next in store. The interview is the first in a series that celebrates young entrepreneurs and…

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Specific Advice for General Situations A word to the wise: Make Valentine’s Day memorable, because chances are it will be remembered. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s together or your sixth, casually dating or totally single, here’s some advice in how to handle the day of love this year. My attitude towards Valentine’s Day constantly changes. Last…

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Glögg, aquavit and yahtzee Christmas is celebrated across many different cultures in different ways. This is a little story about my time at a Swedish Christmas party in Portugal. A few Fridays ago I was having one of those days. Mum to the rescue, she came to pick me up and we went to her house.…

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Made to Fit, Made in Lisbon Lisbon-based fashion brand CLEONICE is the name to know. Recent collections include day-to-night and seasonal pieces designed for the urban modern woman and created just for you. Founded in 2016, CLEONICE explores the relationship between clothes and identity, seeking to empower women through fashion and design. The brand celebrates individuality with…

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