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Stuck working from home? Join your new work wives, Editor-in-Chief of Stylist Lisa Smosarski and Alix Walker, Editor-at-Large, for practical tips and plenty of distraction...


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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 79 Ratings

Stuck working from home? Join your new work wives, Editor-in-Chief of Stylist Lisa Smosarski and Alix Walker, Editor-at-Large, for practical tips and plenty of distraction...


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    Special Episode! Thriving from home plus festive gifts for your colleagues...

    Special Episode! Thriving from home plus festive gifts for your colleagues...

    In this one off special, hosts Lisa Smosarski and Alix Walker revisit working from home during the pandemic and the changes we are making to our working world.
    They are joined by Elizabeth Uviebinené, podcaster and author of Slay in Your Lane and Loud Black Girls, and Fiona Thomas, author of Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss, to discover their expert tips on how to thrive whilst working from home.
    Alix and Lisa also shine a spotlight on Stylist’s new mental health initiative, Work It Out,discover the ultimate work-from-anywhere kit and the editor of Stylist Loves, Gemma Crisp, brings some festive inspiration and her best shopping buys for your colleagues this Christmas.
    Lisa Smosarski - @lisasmosarski (Twitter and Instagram)
    Alix Walker - @alixkwalker1 (Instagram) @alixwalker1 (twitter)
    Elizabeth Uviebinené - Slay In Your Lane
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/slay-in-your-lane-the-podcast/id1507952186
    Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slay-Your-Lane-Black-Bible/dp/0008306303/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1606139427&refinements=p_27%3AElizabeth+Uviebinené&s=books&sr=1-3
    Loud Black Girls
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/loud-black-girls/id1343574966
    Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slay-Your-Lane-Presents-Black/dp/000834261X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1606139427&refinements=p_27%3AElizabeth+Uviebinené&s=books&sr=1-1
    Twitter - @lizuvie
    Instagram - @ElizabethUviebinene
    Pre-order her new book The Reset: Ideas To Change How We Work And Live
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reset-Ideas-Change-Work-Live/dp/1529347432/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1606139427&refinements=p_27%3AElizabeth+Uviebinené&s=books&sr=1-2
    Fiona Thomas - Depression In a Digital Age
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depression-Digital-Age-Perfectionism-Inspirational/dp/1912478501/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=depression+in+a+digital+age&qid=1606139745&sr=8-1
    Out of Office: How to ditch the 9-5, be your own boss and become self-employed with a freelance business: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Office-Ditch-Your-Boss/dp/1789561248/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Fiona+thomas&qid=1606139776&sr=8-1
    Twitter - @fionalikes
    Instagram - @fionalikestoblog
    Home Office Kit - Logitech.com
    Stylist’s Work It Out Initiative - https://www.stylist.co.uk/series/work-it-out
    Mind - Mind.org.uk
    NHS mental health support - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
    Christmas Gifts For Colleagues
    Stylist Loves - https://www.stylist.co.uk/emails
    For your boss
    Gail's Bake At Home cinnamon bun kits, £16 for nine - https://gailsbread.co.uk/order/bake-at-home-kits/638-bake-at-home-cinnamon-buns.html
    For your work wife
    Pair of initial letter earrings from Florence London via The Drop by Stylist
    8mm in gold or silver, £28 - https://thedrop.stylist.co.uk/drops/05-11-2020/products/big-letter-earrings-gold-or-silver
    4mm in gold, silver and rose gold, £23 - https://thedrop.stylist.co.uk/drops/01-10-2020/products/little-letter-earrings
    For your under £15 Secret Santa
    The Good Patch, £12 for four, John Lewis - https://www.johnlewis.com/the-good-patch-rescue-patch-x-4/p5140310
    For your team
    10-20cm Mini Swiss Cheese plant, including a pot - from £7, Patch Plants - https://www.patchplants.com/gb/en/
    For your...
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    • 54 min
    Ep 10. I May Destroy You star Weruche Opia, the psychology of rule breaking and lots of lovely cocktails

    Ep 10. I May Destroy You star Weruche Opia, the psychology of rule breaking and lots of lovely cocktails

    In this final episode of season one, Alix and Lisa reflect on the best tips of the series, Weruche Opia – star of hit TV show I May Destroy
    You – discusses finding fame in lockdown, editor of Stylist Loves, Gemma Crisp, shares lots of home cocktail inspiration and Lisa and Alix dig into the psychology of rule breaking...
    Episode links:
    Working From Home
    Graham Allcott, Productivity Ninja - https://www.grahamallcott.com
    Sarah Ellis, Squiggly Careers - https://www.amazingif.com
    Matt Rabin, Chiropractor - https://www.mattrabin.com
    Russell Amerasekera, Executive Coach - https://www.pearlsandpoison.com
    Anna Whitehouse/Mother Pukka, author, presenter - http://motherpukka.co.uk
    Stylist Loves: Cocktails
    https://niococktails.co.uk
    https://shop.createcocktails.com
    https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/2515/negroni-sbagliato
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/tequila-paloma
    http://www.barnotes.co/recipes/gordon-s-breakfast
    Sign up to receive Stylist Loves recommendations emails:
    stylist.co.uk/emails
    Rule Breaking
    Download the full article / digital issue of Stylist by search for Stylist in the app store and downloading issue 515
    Weruche Opia
    https://www.instagram.com/werucheopia/?hl=en
    I May Destroy You
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jyxy/i-may-destroy-you
    Eating, Drinking, Doing
    Dishoom deliveries - https://www.dishoom.com/order-online/
    Petersham Nurseries Picnics - https://petershamnurseries.com/stories/petersham-picnics/
    Sparkling Water Maker - https://www.aarke.com
    Black bean quesadilla - https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/spicyblackbeanquesad_92202
    Fortnums Sparkling Tea - https://www.fortnumandmason.com/products/fortnum-s-sparkling-tea
    Lungs at The Old Vic - https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/lungs-in-camera

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    • 54 min
    Ep 9. Deborah Frances-White, lockdown burnout and futurology

    Ep 9. Deborah Frances-White, lockdown burnout and futurology

    Guilty Feminist Deborah Frances-White shares her tales of life in lockdown, a futurologist shares her insights on our offices, homes and cars of the future, how to avoid burnout whilst working from home plus lots of lovely alfresco food ideas from Georgina Hayden...
    Episode 9 links:
    Section one: Working From Home
    https://www.lsnglobal.com
    https://www.thefuturelaboratory.com
    Section two: Stylist Loves
    Georgina Hayden - https://www.instagram.com/georgiepuddingnpie
    Section three: Lockdown burnout
    LinkedIn research - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/challenges-home-working-why-we-must-protect-mental-chris-o-sullivan/?published=t
    World Health Organisation guidance - https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/burn-out/en/
    How to avoid lockdown burnout - https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/careers/lockdown-burnout-working-from-home-stress-work-life-balance/384038
    https://www.stylist.co.uk/tag/burnout
    NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
    Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk
    Section four: Deborah Frances-White
    The New Normal - https://play.acast.com/s/newnormal
    https://deborahfrances-white.com
    Section five: Eating, shopping, doing
    Jamie Oliver pizza dough - https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/pizza-dough/
    Nyetimber Classic Cuvee - https://iconicwines.co.uk/products/nyetimber-classic-cuvee-nv-gift-boxed-75cl
    Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas - https://www.netflix.com/title/81054700
    Riding House Café - https://ridinghouse.cafe/rhh
    White Claw Seltzer - https://www.whiteclaw.com/
    David Shrigley Art Exhibition - https://privateviews.artlogic.net/2/08230f5254dbe93105fe3e/

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    • 52 min
    Ep 8. Laura Whitmore and her tie-dye obsession

    Ep 8. Laura Whitmore and her tie-dye obsession

    In this week's episode, we talk to entrepreneur Bianca Miller, sleep expert Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan, and Laura Whitmore shares her obsession with tie-dye. We'll be discussing the future of office-life, how to get that elusive good night's sleep, whilst Lisa and Alix explore how their friendship has developed over a 10 year span...
    Episode links:
    Section one: Working From Home
    http://www.drnerinamuses.com
    https://drnerinawebinars.com/
    https://www.stylist.co.uk/tag/sleep
    Section two: Stylist Loves
    OpenLearn from the Open University - https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
    Masterclass - https://www.masterclass.com
    Art Splash London - http://www.artsplashlondon.co.uk
    Bianca Miller - https://www.biancamiller.uk
    LinkedIn Employment Clinic with Anna Whitehouse and Bianca Miller -
    https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6666290789297070080/
    Self Made Business Mastermind Programme - https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/
    LinkedIn Learning - visit the LinkedIn blog for more information on the free learning pathways currently available
    Two suggested streams - Marketing for small businesses; Sales secrets for small businesses.
    We Are The City Webinar Series - https://wearethecity.com/play-back-webinars-virtual-events/
    Love it or Leave It Life - www.loveitleaveit.co/coaching
    Section three: Work Friendship
    Stylist Digital Edition - https://www.stylist.co.uk/people/stylist-magazine-app-apple-store-digital-edition/374270
    #lovelettertomyfriend
    Section four: Laura Whitmore
    Castaway podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/castaway/id1481997309
    Section five: Eating, shopping, doing
    Ice lolly recipe - https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/desserts/slideshow/ice-pops-popsicles-paletas-recipes
    Frose recipe - https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/frose-frozen-rose-wine
    Cold Brew Tea - https://www.teapigs.co.uk/collections/cold-brew-teas
    Ciate nail stickers - https://www.ciatelondon.com/products/the-cheat-sheets

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    • 44 min
    Ep 7. Mother Pukka, Katie Piper and Maggie O’Farrell on flexible working and looking after yourself at home

    Ep 7. Mother Pukka, Katie Piper and Maggie O’Farrell on flexible working and looking after yourself at home

    Author, presenter and campaigner Mother Pukka, aka Anna Whitehouse, explains why she wants flexible working for all, Katie Piper shares her favourite self-discovery podcasts and author Maggie O’Farrell reveals what her life is like working from home. Plus Lisa and Alix get to grips with their lack of energy and how to boost yours whilst we continue to spend so much time at home.
    Episode links:
    Section one: Working From Home
    https://www.motherpukka.co.uk/flex/
    https://www.instagram.com/mother_pukka
    Section two: Stylist Loves
    Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People - https://play.acast.com/s/katiepiper
    Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place - https://www.officialfearnecotton.com/news/2018/2/26/happy-place-podcast
    Under The Skin With Russell Brand - https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/russell-brand-395/under-the-skin-with-russell-brand-luminary-exclusive/d55de7eb-6f34-48e6-aee4-48703f8fb675
    The Disruptive Entrepreneur by Rob Moore - https://robmoore.com/podcast/
    Working from home with Stylist Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/workingfromhomewithstylist/
    Stylist Loves
    https://www.stylist.co.uk/emails
    Section three: Energy
    Stylist.co.uk - https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/feeling-tired-all-the-time-exhaustion-fatigue-
    no-energy-causes-how-to-cope/374252
    Section four: Maggie O’Farrell
    https://www.maggieofarrell.com
    Section five: Eating, shopping, doing
    Rhubarb Daiquiri - https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/rhubarb-daiquiri
    The Last Dance - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80203144
    Frozen Nutella Loaf - https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/recipes/quick-easy-dessert-recipes-no-baking/389364
    History Becomes Her - https://play.acast.com/s/historybecomesher/

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    • 46 min
    Ep 6. Stacey Dooley, Squiggly Careers, and leaving-lockdown anxiety...

    Ep 6. Stacey Dooley, Squiggly Careers, and leaving-lockdown anxiety...

    This week in Working From Home with Stylist, career expert and co-author of Squiggly Careers, Sarah Ellis, shares her advice on taking control of your career during a pandemic; Entertainment Director Helen Bownass shares her love-themed TV series for anyone with a Normal People shaped whole in their lives; Stylist’s columnist Billie Bhatia shares her post lockdown fears and TV presenter Stacey Dooley talks about her lockdown work/life.
    Links within this episode:
    Sarah Ellis
    The Squiggly Career book - https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/312/312993/the-squiggly-career/9780241385845
    Squiggly Careers podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/pk/podcast/squiggly-careers/id1202842065
    Love Themed TV Shows
    Love - Love | Netflix Official Site
    The L Word – original series - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FSASJF0
    The L Word – new series - https://www.nowtv.com/gb/watch/home/asset/the-l-word-generation-q/iYEQZ1PFEjmQ5pyfHLVns1
    The End of the F***ing World - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-end-of-the-fing-world
    Never Have I Ever - https://www.netflix.com/title/80179190
    Dawson’s Creek - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B00ET0ZRWS/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
    Post Lockdown Anxiety
    To read Billie’s column download the new issue of Stylist using the new Stylist app, available in all App stores now
    www.anxietyuk.org.uk, www.mind.org.uk, www.nopanic.org.uk
    https://www.stylist.co.uk/tag/anxiety
    Stacey Dooley
    Lockdown Heroes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08bbbxh
    Glow-Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Stars - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071fs3c
    Stylist Loves
    One-pot tandoori chickpeas - https://www.instagram.com/p/B_7j8rTHNk3/
    Cross-stitch - https://instagram.com/stitchedthis?igshid=77vv75yvfzww
    Lyons Seafood restaurant (only available in north London) - https://lyons-restaurant.com
    Fraud Shake - https://www.instagram.com/p/B_qa_UthAiv/
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Mrs_JT ,

Fingers crossed for season 2!

I really enjoyed the Podcast. It was just what I needed to get through the early days of WFH. I really miss it now it’s finished so hoping it will be back for season 2! I enjoyed the general chat, the informative interviews & also the recommendations. Please come back for another season!

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Remote working and virtual team socials

I’d love to be on the podcast to talk about www.virtually-together.co.uk - a hub for activities and entertainment for virtual hangouts, team socials, virtual parties, virtual conferences and more. We have activities from mindfulness and destressing to wine tasting and life drawing!

OPW ,

Well this cheered me up!

I am not adjusting well to working from home, this podcast made me realise I am not alone and made me laugh in these testing times. Thank you brilliant Stylist team!

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