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Blonde hair is cheugy — welcome to the era of the brunette

Jessica Benjamin has the new hues to ask for, and the stylists’ top tips on how to go dark

Jan 14, 2022
Wine and spirits

Best mezcals that are delicious in a cocktail or neat

Known for its smoky smoothness and margarita magic, mezcal is having a real moment

Jan 11, 2022

What to wear, read, watch and listen to through January

Memes! Podcasts! Must-see TV! Jessica Benjamin digests the zeitgeist — and presents her guide to surviving the bleakest month

Jan 7, 2022
The Escapist

Celebrate in style! Best Christmas packages at London’s finest hotels

Staying in the capital for the festive period and fancy treating yourself? Let Joanna Taylor and Jessica Benjamin point you in the direction of the best hotel offerings around town

Dec 21, 2021

Shop Wright: the pop-up shop joining forces with big name artists

Jessica Benjamin meets founder Lucy Wright to find out more about her Christmas pop-up and what lies in store for the future

Dec 17, 2021
The Reveller

Happy matesmas! The best private-chefs, delivery boxes and party pads

Looks like it’s a Christmas with friends, then... From private chefs to VIP dining rooms, Team ES trials the chicest ways to celebrate

Dec 15, 2021

How to style your festive dinner table by Martina Mondadori

There’s tablescaping and then there’s Martina Mondadori’s tablescaping. Jessica Benjamim talks festive styling (no tinsel, no crackers) with the Milanese interiors maven

Dec 10, 2021

How to have the most sustainable Christmas ever

Eco-tinsel, borrowed baubles and shopping hyper-local — this year, make Greta proud. Jessica Benjamin has your ultimate guide to rocking around the (rental) tree

Dec 8, 2021
The Escapist

House of Gucci filming locations: High-fashion mini-break, anyone?

As House of Gucci hits cinemas, let Jessica Benjamin be your guide to its super-glam locations

Nov 26, 2021
The Escapist

The ultimate destinations for super-luxe travel

Sometimes a twin-bed with breakfast included just won’t cut it

Nov 12, 2021

The new queen of north London: meet Mrs Conte

The new Tottenham manager’s other half is a mysterious figure. As the Contes prepare to move to London, Jessica Benjamin has a cheatsheet to the newest WAG in town

Nov 5, 2021

Big dick energy — the enduring appeal of Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Kaia Gerber, Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor - and now maybe Kim Kardashian? There’s something about Pete Davidson that makes him irresistible

Nov 5, 2021
The Escapist

The best city breaks within an hour of London

When a person is tired of London, are they really tired of life? Or do they just need a minibreak in a different town?

Nov 5, 2021

My London: Little Simz

The singer tucks in to pounded yam at Enish, would like to throw a huge block party and says you should take your date rock climbing

Oct 22, 2021

How the worlds of beauty and gaming are colliding

From Balenciaga to Gucci, more and more brands are putting gaming at the heart of their beauty campaigns. Jessica Benjamin reports

Oct 22, 2021

My London: Arinzé Kene

The actor beds down at the Ham Yard Hotel, meditates in Hackney Downs and is a big fan of east London’s stick men street art

Oct 1, 2021

Introducing the new A-list odd couples

Wait — Emma Watson and Philip Green’s son?! Jessica Benjamin has the lowdown on this cuffing season’s most unlikely unions

Sep 30, 2021

Why the upper midriff is the new power area

It’s not the abs and it’s not the cleavage – so what’s going on with the new skin-flashing trend?

Sep 27, 2021
The Escapist

Inside The Londoner: the world’s first ‘super-boutique hotel’

The world’s first ‘super-boutique hotel’ is something to behold, finds Jessica Benjamin

Sep 24, 2021

The dos and don’ts of going #instaofficial

As Adele goes public with her new boyfriend, Jessica Benjamin on the rules of love in the time of social media

Sep 21, 2021