Handbag designer Charlotte Jamme reveals she moved to Vietnam after suffering blood clots

Charlotte Jamme, 47, founded Mia Tui, a brand of stylish travel bags, in 2011. She lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Philippe and their two children, Amelie, 14, and Mia, 13. I’ve never been a ‘handbag girl’, though I do remember buying my first, at 14: a tan bag by Jane Shilton — it’s probably quite ugly now, but I loved it. I’d saved up all my money to buy it. It was a defining moment of feeling like a grown-up. But I never thought I’d design my own. Handbag designer Charlotte Jamme, 47, had her lightbulb moment while sharing a jacuzzi with other ex-pat mothers Everything changed in 2004, when I’d just met Philippe. I woke up one day and couldn’t breathe. He called an ambulance and I found out I had blood clots on my lungs. It was a real wake-up call. I realised life is too short not to take risks. So, when Philippe got a job in Hong Kong only four months into us dating, I went with him. We had both our daughters there, before moving to Vietnam in 2008. As a result, I was travelling a lot between Vietnam, Hong Kong and the UK. It was hard work with two small children. I had a giant Tesco bag, which I’d constantly be rooting around in — it drove me mad! Then, in 2010, I ...

There really is nothing more satisfying than putting on a pair of comfy slippers after a

There really is nothing more satisfying than putting on a pair of comfy slippers after a long day of work. Throw those bad boys on, kick your feet up on the recliner, and bam, you’re in a temporary paradise. Well this is all contingent on your age, we suppose, but you get the point. Every man needs a solid, if not spectacularly comfortable slipper to come home to. But not everyone likes the same slipper, of course. There are plenty of different styles that could particularly tickle one’s fancy. We’ll take a look at a variety of men’s slippers that should check the boxes for anybody who enjoys some good old fashioned comfort. But if you’re one of those people that wear their shoes until the moment they go to sleep, then you should probably stop scrolling. If style is the name of the game, then the UGG Men’s Ascot Slipper might be tailor-made for you. These 100% genuine leather slippers are lined with dyed sheep’s fur originated in Australia for superior comfort. The UGGpure wool insole and lining helps naturally wick away moisture and, combined with the molded rubber outsole and water-resistant suede upper, makes these slippers great for both indoor and outdoor use. If you’re jus...