"Our first date was seven hours," 37-year-old Haifa tells me. "It was a beautiful spring day and we walked along the river, stopping at a pub for a drink in the sun and then on to a restaurant for pasta. We talked about dreams, dating and our shared love of burrata," she added. This might sound like the perfect start to a new romantic relationship but Haifa’s afternoon wasn’t with a potential partner – it was with a possible new friend.
One young woman’s on her emotional reunion with her 97-year-old grandmother in a care home after a year apart
Being unable to see our loved ones has undoubtedly been one of the hardest parts of lockdown, but that separation has been felt even harder by those with family in care homes. Now that restrictions are easing, one young woman tells Stylist about her emotional reunion with her 97-year-old grandmother.
While the ancient art of astrology dates back thousands of years, the practice has had a revival in recent times. Interest has soared in the social media age as many more people turn their backs on traditional religion yet still seek spirituality and higher knowledge. ‘Modern Mystic’ is one of Pinterest’s top trends for 2021 with searches for Zodiac Sign Facts up six times.
Thanks to the school, college and the workplace, we often end up forming friendships with those of the same age. It’s natural to stay close with people in our cohort as we grow old in tandem, sharing life experiences along the way. However, expanding our social circle beyond this — whether that’s with someone younger or older — has a whole host of life-enriching benefits.
SPF: hardly the sexiest of skincare topics but indisputably the most important. Yep, it’s another step in your skincare routine but sun protection is one you can't afford to skip. There's no point investing money and time in expensive and elaborate routines if you're not going to follow the most basic principle. It's true that 90% of skin ageing is caused by UV exposure, and false that you're exempt from daily SPF just because you live on a small, rainy island.
Tap through Instagram stories of late and chances are you’ll spot a soothing clip of an incense stick satisfyingly burning into a trail of smoke. Once seen as a naff nineties trend (relegated to the same category as potpourri), incense has had a revival in recent years with luxury labels like Gucci and Tom Dixon, and indie brands such as Earl of East and Fenix, bringing it to a new audience.
Investing. The word itself conjures up Wolf of Wall Street scenes i.e. sterile offices filled with shouty men in suits flitting between multiple screens. However, thanks to the abundance of accessible information available online – be it TikTok, YouTube or the bounty of free courses – and a breed of new modern banking platforms, investing has garnered a younger generation of fans in recent years.
How many beauty products do you have? An overflowing bathroom cabinet full? Extras lurking on every bedroom surface, at the back of your wardrobe and in any tote bag you can find, perhaps?
With resale and rental offering a more sustainable solution to fashion’s waste problem, Elizabeth Bennett investigates how the childrenswear market is adapting a more circular economy.