Historic British Homeware
In the second edition of our look at the Historic Furniture and Homeware retailer, who for over 200 years have been firmly placed at the forefront of British furniture retail and even more astonishingly have called the same piece of prime real estate home for most of that time. OX Magazine takes a look at Heal’s current lighting and accessory designs...
Wedding Venue Hosts First Ever Fictional Wedding
Award-winning venue The Tythe Barn in Launton is inviting you to step inside its gorgeous 14th Century barn to experience its very first pretend wedding day...
from Bianca Elgar
March heralds not only International Women's Day on the 8th but also Mother's Day on 31st. OX favourite, Bianca Elgar, has created a new campaign in celebration of all the women in our lives: strong, independent, funny, wise and beautiful. It's currently showing on Bianca's website and social media and features three generations of Oxford residents.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March marks International Women's Day and is also the month in which the Literary Festival transforms our city into a veritable salon of word and thought. Who better to channel than one of the few truly iconic writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Feminist, writer and lover of makeup.
The 7 Types of Love
Often I find myself writing poems, reading quotes, watching films like The Notebook and pining over the idea of love from a significant other. Now, I'm not sure I've ever even been in love before, but I know that I miss it, if that's even possible.
Leading online florist Serenata Flowers have analysed their UK wide customer data uncovering the most romantic men across the UK.
When it comes to matters of the heart, romance is very much alive and kicking in the UK, with three quarters of Brits admitting to being self-confessed ‘romantics.' Research by norma&dorothy has found that no matter how old we are, romance still plays a key part in Brits' lives, with 74% of all people describing themselves or their partner as being ‘romantic'- and it seems we still value the simple, traditional ways to show our love.
A Fashionphobic Boy Gets a Lesson in Style
When the opportunity came to be styled at the retail cathedral that is John Lewis, I was all a flutter. I might as well have been asked to commentate a football match in Elvish. Will they take one look at me, choke on their espresso martinis and nonchalantly escort me to the escalator? Toby Hambly gets a personal styling with John Lewis.
“You know when it's a really shit winter and everything's dark and dismal? I think we all go through the winters of our lives at different times — whether that's anxiety, depression or whatever. But then spring comes, and shows that after all the dark there's light. You just have to get through that shitty time. Spring will come, you will bloom, and it will be beautiful. I love living in that space, where there's the possibility of something new. Right now I'm going through some stuff. But it doesn't define me, it will all pass, and it will all be wonderful again. Spring is always coming.”
Following a tip-off that the February edition would be a riot of romance I racked my brains to conjure a suitable icon. I'm not about to pretend there weren't many real-life figures who sprang to mind, but the difficulty I faced was the way in which the (usually) women associated strongly with romance are portrayed...