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Bare legs and blue lips

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 10th December 2014

My winter uniform doesn’t vary much. When the weather turns Arctic I dig out my old Jigsaw coat, scarf and Brora fingerless gloves. And that’s just for when I’m inside. For walks along the beach I’ve been known to wear two coats – they admittedly make me look the size of a house but at least I’m warm. The other essentials are black woolly tights from Marks & Spencer – bought ...keep reading

The new Marks & Spencer ad – and dressing for middle-age

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 8th September 2012

Thank goodness Marks & Spencer has seen sense and ditched those annoying ads starring Dannii Minogue, Myleene Klass and Twiggy in favour of a campaign featuring professional models. The new line-up ranges from 20 to 56 in age and from the curvy to the slender. Actually, the oldest model is the most stunning of the lot. With her long grey hair, high cheekbones and glowing skin, Yasmina Rossi is like ...keep reading

Hopelessly addicted to tea – and my own special Teapigs blend

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 26th June 2012

From PG Tips to M&S’s Empress Grey, I’m hopelessly addicted to tea. I drink about eight cups a day, and very often have two on the go at once. When we cross the Channel to France I make sure I’ve got a few packets of tea stashed in my luggage because French tea just doesn’t taste the same at all. And when I gave up alcohol in the New Year, ...keep reading

Queuing for a free Hummingbird Bakery cake

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 28th January 2012

The queue of expectant customers snaked out of the shop, along the pavement and right round the corner. The occasion was the opening of The Hummingbird Bakery’s fifth London shop and they were giving free cupcakes to the first 1,000 customers to visit. News had spread fast via Twitter and Facebook and the mood was very party-like for a chilly Friday morning in January. I had a meeting near Angel ...keep reading

Pret A Manger goes to Paris

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 14th January 2012

The most memorable lunches I’ve ever eaten have been in France. From a posh restaurant lunch in a medieval hilltop village near Cannes to a freshly baked baguette and some brie de meaux under the plane tree at the House With No Name, le déjeuner in France is special. It’s certainly not something to be gobbled at top speed in between phone calls at your desk. When my daughter started ...keep reading