2021 Newsletters


Friday 17th December: Helena Morrissey on How to Own the Room, personalised pyjamas, the value of “ugly coping” and my Christmas wish: supreme indolence

Friday 10th December: Yrsa Daley-Ward, an unmissable book deal, Christmas jumpsuits and a skiing Santa

Friday 3rd December: Oversized blush, Sondheim, tam-o’shanters and Dame Eileen Atkins on How to Own the Room (yes!)

Friday 26th November: Lady Gaga on shuffle, Christmas cocktails, feminist fashion and my new radio play

Friday 19th November: Unwanted immobility, new audio treats, the best pandemic mindset and Christmas jewellery

Friday 12th November: Greetings from Paris, radio play joy, Anthropologie Christmas gifts, Salma Hayek and Au Revoir, Tristesse

Friday 5th November: Accidental climate activist Anne Taylor on How to Own the Room, uncanny family resemblances, Schitt’s Creek and ultimate Paris addresses

Friday 29th October: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover on How to Own the Room, Evanna Lynch and the world’s most fabulous woman

Friday 22nd October: Non-alcoholic quarantine mojitos, Mel Robbins, Squid Game, a great short story collection and The Battle of the Leopard Shoulder Pads

Friday 15th October: Nayna McIntosh on How to Own the Room, Squid Game, Christmas cushions, big belts and great skincare

Friday 8th October: Fun Bobby, Four Thousand Weeks, Cathy Rentzenbrink, amber fragrances and a ton of cake

Friday 01 October: PepsiCo ex-CEO Indra Nooyi on the podcast, literature in translation, some ill-advised bargains and how to support End Violence Against Women

Friday 24th September: Bowie sweaters, shopping second-hand, my life in cupcakes and Dame Jenni Murray on How to Own the Room

Friday 17th September: New series of How to Own the Room podcast with… JACKIE WEAVER: How To Have the Authority (and Read the Standing Orders)

Friday 10th September: Our feral cat Julian’s £2.5k injury, the best afternoon tea in London, some late summer reads and a bit of ooh là là

Friday 30th July: Bittersweet endings, the sit mat of dreams, ultimate FitFlops, best summer fragrance and a bit of Shakespeare

Friday 23rd July: Chantal Coady, beach blouses, summer ponchos, Jerry Seinfeld and all the tow floats you need

Friday 16th July: Pool slides, lavender fields, summer fragrance, Barb and Star (again) and Dame Stephanie Shirley on How to Own the Room

Friday 9th July: Paula Hawkins on How To Own the Room, drunk Danish men and the redddest of red lipsticks

Friday 2nd July: Beauty writer Funmi Fetto, the bronze body balm from paradise, Malibu Rising, two Netflix recommendations and a flash of Brazilian fashion

Friday 25th June: Pandemic brain, Lorraine Candy on How to Own the Room, a diary worthy of J-Lo, In the Heights and the disco clutch bag of dreams

Friday 18th June: How to Own the Room is back: Series 13 launches with a double download. Plus: lipstick sealant, summer festivals and the perfect white dress

Friday 11th June: Sittingsuits from Norse Supply, Nomadland, Cruella, Mare of Easttown, Sophia Loren and a Malibu-based coconut cocktail

Friday 4th June: Vote for How to Own the Room at the British Podcast Awards! 🥳🥳🥳

Friday 28th May: Norma Kamali on How to Own the Room, Michael Lewis and the great New Orleans pilgrimage, watermelon daiquiri and the ultimate ridiculous eye pillow

Friday 21st May: Hollie McNish on How to Own the Room, Midnight Diner, the ultimate jumbo storage bag and top picks for reproduction vintage fashion

Friday 14th May: Anya Hindmarch on How to Own the Room, the best shampoo in the world, Barack and Bruce, summer dresses and The Handmaid’s Tale for the 21st century

Friday 7th May: Annaliese Dodds on How to Own the Room, the three best lipsticks in the world, Kate Grenville and the perfect French sweater

Friday 30th April: How to Own the Room with Isabel Allende, more on Martha Beck, open air theatre in London, a time to languish and… the best post-its

Friday 23rd April: Martha Beck on How to Own the Room, celebrating grumpy people, the joy of the jumpsuit and Nora Ephron documentary Everything Is Copy

Friday 16th April: Nicole LePera on How to Own the Room, the best poetry and art on Instagram, great English lidos and Ukrainian sourdough garlic buns

Friday 9th April: Yewande Akinola on How to Own the Room, Sharon Stone’s extraordinary double life, The Beatles’ Something and cooking with Kelis

Friday 2nd April: New How to Own the Room with Mel Giedroyc, truly beautiful underwear, a pinch of Stanley Tucci… and Katharine Hepburn’s brownie recipe

Friday 26th March: How to stay Zoom-sane, cheery cherry blossom cake, Beyoncé on a blouse, cowboy boots and Lift As You Climb being super-empowering!

Friday 19th March: Inner Voice on How to Own the Room, Beauty Pie Instagram Live, Iris Apfel, twenty years of failure and a hot tattooed silver fox (no, not me)

Friday 12th March: Storytelling Masterclass on How to Own the Room, the ultimate interiors fix, caffeine detox, cheap baubles and the most wonderful weird French film

Friday 5th March: New edition of Lift As You Climb, How to Own the Room mini masterclasses, the joy of the Do-Not-Do-List and glitter lipstick

Friday 26th February: It’s the end of the month, let’s party! With Vivian Gornick, “visiting cakes”, Cobra Kai and Charlotte Tilbury

Friday 19th February: Outdoor swimming, mask-scarves, comedy, Joan Didion and… remind me what I came here for?

Friday 12th February: Virginia Woolf refusing to be distracted from what really matters, Shahira Fahmy on How to Own the Room, mental health and the Queen on a silky blouse

Friday 5th February: Ru Paul’s must-read, The Writer’s Room, cashmere loungewear, fragrance discovery sets, Taco Tuesdays and sh*t sandwiches

Friday 29th January: What’s happening in Russia, Katie Piper on How to Own the Room, alcohol-free drinks and the last chance bobble hat

Friday 22nd January: New podcast download, Alan Arkin, meditation, yoga, Mary Gaitskill and beauty pick-me-ups

Friday 15th January: Reading Recommendation Special: Elena Ferrante, independent book shops, feminist inspiration and Victoria Hislop’s One August

Friday 8th January: New How to Own the Room podcast series, what to read in 2021, some lines of beautiful poetry and a little retail therapy

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