As Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announce the birth of their daughter, read our gift guide for new parents

After spending almost all of her pregnancy in lockdown, supermodel Gigi Hadid has welcomed her first child with Zayn Malik, announcing the news on Instagram.

The post shows a black and white photograph of Malik holding hands with the newborn baby girl and Hadid’s caption said: “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.”

Having a baby during a global pandemic has been a trying time for many new parents, especially when it’s usually a time to celebrate with family and friends who want to meet the newborn.

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However, as social distancing measures continue, the usual way of celebrating a new baby has changed from catchups over coffee and a cuddle with the new arrival to a much more muted approach so as to keep each other safe.

There’s never been a better time to get new parents a small

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A Weekend Guide to Hudson, New York

Hudson has long been a favorite among New Yorkers looking for a quick weekend getaway (or a second home, for that matter), thanks to easy train connections and a plethora of vintage and antique furniture stores, art galleries, and cocktail bars to dip into once you’re there. But a new hotel is giving design lovers yet another reason to check in for the weekend: The Maker, which opened amid the pandemic this summer, channels the creative spirit that has defined Hudson for the best part of three decades.

Hudson lies just 120 miles north of the boroughs, and its proximity to the snaking Hudson River and numerous hiking trails also makes it a prime fall destination, with the surrounding mountains turning electric shades of orange and red come late September. Plus, there’s plenty of architecture to take in among the foliage: Queen Anne mansions, Victorian townhouses, and 19th-century warehouses and

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an expert guide to creating your dream space



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If you are trying to find a place to start with your bathroom design, might we suggest right here? We get that designing a bathroom isn’t the easiest of tasks so we talk you through all you need to know, from the very very early planning stage to the (admittedly more exciting) decorating stage.

Whether you’re looking to overhaul your current setup, or simply looking to update a few existing elements in your space, knowing the basics so that you can get it right the first time is a must. So keep scrolling for everything you need to know, and be sure to visit our (truly fabulous) roundup of bathroom ideas when you’re in need of looks to copy and endless inspiration.

How much does a new bathroom cost?

Budget from around £4,000 for a bath, basin and loo combination, and around £4,500 for

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An organisation expert’s guide to the best ever #shelfie

Clean up your bathroom cupboards and sort out your vanity with this handy guide from organisation expert Michelle Hu. From makeup to skincare, haircare and beyond, there’s helpful tricks and storage solutions for every space and product line up.

Shelfies, AKA the beauty version of a selfie, or bathroom shelf selfie. They’re curated, colour coded and organised by category, height and how often you use them, but there is more to these product-storing methods than just being nice to look at.

From keeping your perfume out of direct sunlight and steam (yes, it’s a must-do), to making room for your everyday essentials (including all of the items you’ve been buying since COVID hit) as well as those annoyingly-tall hairspray cans, getting the perfect bathroom vanity should be practical and pretty.

But before you head straight to Pinterest for inspiration, we’ve got some expert tips and handy advice to create the

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As Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom announce the birth of their daughter, read our gift guide for new parents

After spending most of her pregnancy in lockdown, Katy Perry has welcomed her first child with Orlando Bloom, naming the baby Daisy Dove Bloom.

The couple chose to share their announcement via Unicef’s Instagram page, as they are both ambassadors for the organisation.

The post shows a black and white photograph of Perry and Bloom holding hands with their newborn baby. The pop star has a daisy print on her thumbnail to celebrate her new daughter’s name.


The famous pair encouraged people to donate to Unicef in honour of Daisy’s birth, to ensure that “every mother has access to a trained healthcare worker and access to quality healthcare.”

Having a baby during a global pandemic has been a trying time for many new parents, especially when it’s usually a time to celebrate with family and friends who want to meet the newborn.

However, as social distancing measures continue,

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Premiership restart: club-by-club guide to rugby union’s return | Michael Aylwin | Sport

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Position 6th
Slap in the middle of the table, the play-offs are five points one way and Leicester (or relegation any other year) 10 points the other. The arrival of Ben Spencer is the most notable boost since the suspension of play, the retirement of Francois Louw the most significant loss. But Taulupe Faletau has signed a long-term contract and – with Sam Underhill, Zac Mercer et al chomping at the bit – back-row is not an obvious problem area.

Bristol

Position 3rd
The new hawks. Where once Leicester, Saracens and the like used to complain about the constraints of any salary cap at all, now it is Steve Lansdown, Bristol’s billionaire owner, who has resisted the new calls for a tightening of it. Easy to see why. Bristol, nestled in the top four, now unveil Semi Radradra and Kyle Sinckler to their increasingly adoring fans. They reckon Bristol

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A Designer’s Guide to Renovations at Any Budget

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So, you’ve decided to spruce up your space. Maybe you’re starting small: new throw pillows, getting artwork professionally framed and mounted, or finally starting the garden of your dreams. Before you know it, you’re ready to make an even bigger investment in your living space—a fresh coat of paint, new rugs, overhead lighting fixtures you actually like. And if you own your home? Even bigger projects might be on the horizon.

Interior designer KV Harper has been there. As the founder and principal of KEX Design + Build, she’s worked with clients all over the country to turn houses into forever homes (not to mention her own space in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward). Harper got her start in set design, and her firm works on renovation and design projects of all shapes and sizes, from taking a kitchen down to the studs to choosing tabletop accessories that will give

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The Ultimate Guide To Defining Decorating

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Have you ever found yourself asking the question what are the different types of interior design styles? Do you know the difference between traditional and transitional interior design? Maybe you want to switch up your style but can’t decide which direction to go in. Keep reading for Decorilla’s ultimate guide decoding everything you need to know about the top 20 decorating styles for 2020.

If you need more personalized interior design help see how online interior design services can transform your home today.

TRANSITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE

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Transitional living room design by Decorilla online interior designer, Corine M.

Let’s start with one of the most popular styles in the design world today. Transitional design is what we like to call the happy medium of interior design styles. This is the style for you if traditional design is too stuffy, but contemporary is too out of your comfort zone. Transitional is

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What Is Farmhouse Style? – A Farmhouse Decor Guide



A farmhouse decor is inspired from a farmhouse building, including its interior and exterior decoration. Such building can be found in a rural area or agricultural area.

Typically, a farmhouse building is accompanied by another building that’s called a housebarn, in which farmers put their crops and animals. Each country has a specific farmhouse building style.

For example, in United States, a farmhouse is typically built with rectangular floor plan and central fireplace that’s doubled as a heating and a cooking device.

Moreover, the constructions often come from local materials.

Briefly explained, you can understand why this particular style is admired by a lot of interior design fans.

From several reasons, people choose to apply a farmhouse decor to their house because its rustic interior gives a warm and cozy feelings.

Moreover, this decoration style offers a traditional touch on the furniture. If this is the style you’re looking for,

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The Historic Interior Resource Guide

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Thank God for the local “Preservation Hero’s”






Many times a community finds itself in the position of acquiring
a historic property which otherwise would meet the fate of the wrecking
ball. Cudo’s to the group of concerned citizens who rally together and
make the effort to preserve an important piece of history that is
unique to their community.
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 Featured Museum



On
the heights of Georgetown, overlooking the bustling Potomac River port
and, beyond it, a vastly expanding nation, Martha Parke Custis Peter
and Thomas Peter envisioned a family home to reflect their family’s
accomplishments and the aspirations of a new republic. To the east, a
new capital city would take shape, but for now, Georgetown was the
region’s center for society…
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 Featured Artisan


Thistledew Merchantile is a lovely site that sells the historic scissor art by Kim Frey. One of the 2009 artisans
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