features and lifestyle
‘This week I said goodbye to my mum’
Mum was always the first to comment on my columns - so this one is for her.
Why I will always be hopelessly devoted to Grease
Why 45 years on, Grease is still the word.
How loss teaches us to make the most of the time we have
Why you should love the littlest things in life.
‘Miserable’ Neighbours no loss for world’s top fan
First came the shock Neighbours is cancelled, then came the news their biggest fan - my dad - doesn't care.
So what if new age Jane Austen is all bonnets, no knickers?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that studios are never going to stop ripping the bodices out of period dramas so perhaps it’s time fans embraced it, writes Kerry Parnell.
Mamma Mia, Here They Go Again
My review of the new ABBA Voyage in London, for The Sunday Telegraph.
Would you trust an algorithm to choose your next lipstick?
From foundation to hair-dye, I go online beauty shopping, with mixed results...
The Kindness of Strangers
When Kerry Parnell and partner Antony learned their baby son Teddy had a rare genetic disorder their life became a terrifying whirl of hospitals and procedures, their sanctuary in that storm was Ronald McDonald House.
Lose the lockdown luggage: your mind and body makeover
Start 2021 lighter in body and spirit with this complete fitness plan for The Sunday Telegraph
How forest bathing healed my heart
Losing my son shattered my life. But the embrace of trees and green spaces slowly helped me to rediscover joy.
The sex secrets of Jane Austen
On the 25th anniversary of Colin Firth's Mr Darcy, I reveal why Jane Austen was a lot saucier than we thought.
It's been dubbed A-beauty - the Aussie beauty brands doing big business around the world.
Why buying local makes you look and feel great.
Why books can stop you losing the plot
Feeling down or struggling with low-level anxiety? Turns out biblio-therapy could be the answer.
The Dangers To Be Aware Of When Backpacking Down Under
A gap year in Oz is a rite of passage for many women. But many backpackers discover it's dangerous Down Under. My report for Marie Claire.
Underwater travel, vegan fashion and personalised TV: the hottest trends of 2018
From underwater travel to CBD beauty products, my trend forecast for The Daily Telegraph. And yes, it came true!
Why Xennials are different
There’s a new name for the in-betweeners: Meet the Xennials. My trend report for The Times.
How it feels to... come to terms with losing a child
My first-person account on the anguish of losing an infant, after a long and agonising health battle, for The Sunday Times Magazine.
The Harry Potter books saved my life
To mark the 20th anniversay of Harry Potter, I interviewed a generation whose lives were forever changed by Hogwarts, for The Sunday Times Magazine.