Facing our regular Sunday Q&A session this week is Jill Wanless, Editor of
Clique Magazine. The recently launched printed magazine and free app is the snazzy new shopping revolution taking over our iPhones as we type. We get the download on the innovative magazine from Jill herself; who shares with us her favourites in beauty, Christmas essentials and a few inspirational words about fashion too.
Sunday Brunch Spot:
Bistro Bruno at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell.
Chef Bruno Loubet makes the most amazing beetroot ravioli and a mean Yorkshire pudding!
Bliss out treatment:
An Ayurvedic massage I had when on a trip to Varkala in India earlier in the year. My little hotel was on palm tree lined cliff top, overlooking the ocean and the treatment was more like an ancient ritual with hot oil pour on my head and body. Having something so blissful in such a peaceful place felt really rejuvenating.
Natural red wine from the Loire, I spend a lot of time there and have found many favourites. One in particular I love is a Chinon from a very small vineyard in a courtyard called Clos de Maulevrier by wine maker Marc Plouzeau
Saturday Night - Dancing till dawn or takeaway and a movie?
Home in front of the fire with a good action movie and a home cooked dinner.
My Top Five Products on The Urban
Favourite day of the week and why:
I Love Saturdays as its total me time. After a little run with my dog in the park to wake up, I meet a friend and do a yoga class in Dalston which specialises in Sivananda Yoga. It's an hour and a half of breathing and relaxation exercises, which totally puts you in the zone for the week ahead. Then we go to a great little Vietnamese round the corner for Pho and a catch-up. Followed by a pedi in a little nail bar on Kingsland Road and a wander down Redchurch Street to my favourite shop, Labour & Wait, where I can always convince myself I need another enamel milk pan!
Top general health tip:
Eat well and be good to yourself. Good food and good wine are two of life's greatest pleasures and providing you eat fresh ingredients and get a bit of exercise you shouldn't have to count calories.
My biggest beauty belief:
Keeping your face out of the sun will make you look younger. I always wear a hat and shades on holiday and at least a factor 30 on the rest of my face and it works!
Fashion to you is…
A cycle of inspiration that keeps the clothing industry ticking along. Style is something entirely different, that cannot bought. It's a natural expression of yourself, many woman are fashionable but very few are truly stylish.
What is Clique magazine all about and what inspired its creation?
Clique is a fully shoppable magazine where the items featured can be bought straight from the page. It's the first magazine that's designed to be used with your mobile phone; you simply download the free Clique app and scan any picture to unlock hidden content, share things with friends, watch videos, get a discount and pre order your favourite items. And the best bit is it's totally free, all you have to do is sign up via the website
A few things that everybody needs to have at Christmas:
Friends and family, a log fire, sheepskin rugs on comfy armchairs, red wine flowing, a big kitchen table to gather round and a cashmere onesie.
2014 will hopefully be the year I…
See lots of woman all across the UK sign-up to and enjoy
One thing I will miss about 2013 is…
The great summer. I can't remember it ever being so sunny in London; it put everyone in such a good mood.
What are the last three things you bought on your bankcard?
Lunch at The Union on Greek Street, a
Whistles dress and a cake from Selfridge’s food hall for a prop at a shoot