Fashion news editor Julia Hobbs is taking time out from her iPhone this Lent: “I’m quite eager to get my hands on the new Nokia 3310.” Ubers to the gym and unnecessary packaging on food, fashion and beauty products are banished for the next 40 days, too. What about something to do instead? “I’m going to take a daily meditative walk during my lunch hour”
Meanwhile, retail editor Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey is taking up speaking to one stranger a day. “Someone the other day stopped to tell me they liked my shoes and we ended up having a really good conversation, just because she had the balls to be very un-British and speak to a total stranger. It can only be a good thing to talk more.”
Editorial assistant Elizabeth White is going to try “cooking a new recipe from a cookery book at least once a week (I have lots of lovely books but rarely use) and ballet classes,” but giving up “more than two coffees a day (restrict myself to 1 in the morning) and snacking between meals.”
For jewellery editor Carol Wootton, it’s the chocolate or wine that has to go “depending which I get offered first today.” And for associate picture editor Cai Lunn, it’s anything sugar-related – alcohol-included.