Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me: A Guide to Living with Impeccable Grace and Style

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Da Capo Press, Oct 21, 2008 - Design - 382 pages
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Lucia van der Post has dispensed advice on style and living for more than three decades. Her subtlety, taste, common sense, confidence, and witty, aphoristic style have garnered her legions of fans, a must-read weekly style column in the Times of London, and a longtime perch at the top of UK lifestyle journalism. Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me —a bestseller in the UK upon publication in fall 2007—is van der Post's warm, intimate guide to living stylishly through personal elegance, grace, and glamour. Leaving no aspect of a woman's life unconsidered, the browsable sections include How to Wear Clothes; How to Look Good; How to Work and Have a Life; Love, Marriage and Happiness; Perfect Presents; and Home, Sweet Home.
 

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Contents

How to Dress
3
How to Dress for Work
13
How to Be Glam
19
Party Time
26
Up Up and Away
34
Underpinnings
48
Ones Chapeau
54
Handbags
64
Get Organized
195
What Is a Home?
203
and Match
213
Paint
220
Bedrooms and Bedding
226
Bedding Front
235
Flowers
241
Decluttering
247

Jewels
70
TShirts
78
Specialist Help
81
Get Rid of Unwanted Clothes 86 Cleaning Alterations
87
Why It Matters
93
Makeup
114
Teeth
121
Legs
128
The Nonsurgical Facelift
134
Health
141
Massage
146
Scent Around the World
152
Love
159
Money
168
On Being a Daughter
174
FOUR
181
Its Not All Bad News
189
Room Doctors
255
Paris Puces
267
Eating Well
277
Ten Dead Easy Starters
287
Some Ideas on Drinks
294
More Useful Web Sites
303
For the New Mother
310
The Wedding Present
317
Web Sites for Kids Presents 321 For a YoungBoy
323
Plants and Flowers
329
EIGHT
337
Venue
343
Drinks
349
Christmas
356
How to Deal with Some Modern Dilemmas
363
Acknowledgments
369
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Lucia van der Post, the founding editor of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It magazine, writes a weekly style column for the Times of London. A mother and grandmother, she lives in London.

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