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Lucia van der Post has a weekly style advice column, `Ask Lucia`, in The Times . She was the founding editor of the Financial Times`s How to Spend It magazine and has also written for the New Statesman, Departures and many others.
November 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. When it comes to partying, Christmas planning, christenings, even the occasional fete champêtre (posh picnic), we should ‘resist the temptation to think too much about the stress and try to think more about the joy’, says celebrated celebrator Lucia van der Post (Times columnist and author of Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me). What every good-time girl will love about this book is der Post’s balance of extravagant enthusiasm for all things glamorous and life-enhancingly glittery, with sensible unflash-cash-splashing. She makes no apologies for her authentic stylishness, just invites you to share it, too.
Lucia van der Post has dispensed advice on living stylishly for more than three decades, and her common sense, confidence, and wit have garnered her legions of fans worldwide. A bestseller in the United Kingdom, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me offersin van der Posts distinctively warm, aphoristic styleeverything a woman needs to know about living well, with elegance and glamour. Leaving no aspect of a womans life unconsidered, sections include How to Work and Have a Life; Cheap Chic; Ten Easy Main Courses; How to Wear Black; and Love, Marriage, and Happiness.