Annalisa Barbieri

Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women

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Lost in love's labours

Annalisa Barbieri woke up one morning and couldn't find herself. The diagnosis? Loss of Sense of Self. It's what happens to women in relationshi ps, however nice their men. Here's how to stop it happening to you

Fishing: Minkies, buzzers and savage casts the choice for reservoir rods

Annalisa Barbieri on fishing

The intelligent consumer: The appliance of science

Cleanse, tone and moisturise - Thirtysomething skin needs special care. Annalisa Barbieri finds high-tech serums to counteract those mid- life vices

The beauty parlour's Madame Mop

CLEANSE, TONE AND MOISTURISE: What to do with dull, pimply, wintry- grey skin? Annalisa Barbieri gets her gloves on and starts scrubbing

People in fashion: A walk on the mild side

The glorious muddle that is Shelly's is finally cleaning up its act. Annalisa Barbieri talks to the low-key figure behind Britain's funkiest shoe shops

Down by the riverside in salmon country

THERE ARE hundreds of places to fish for salmon in Scotland - this is just a taster. Fishing for migratory fish is not allowed in Scotland on Sundays and, on some waters, you can't fish for trout or grayling on a Sunday, too. But the good news is that you don't need a rod licence.

Getting hooked on the sport of queens

Annalisa Barbieri had always dreamed of fishing for salmon in the River Tay and joining the ranks of successful female anglers...

How to stay peachy soft in zero degrees

Nourishing unguents for the winter months, selected by mistress of the bathroom cabinet Annalisa Barbieri

Wave goodbye to bad hair days

Your definitive guide to the ultimate hair gunk, compiled by Annalisa Barbieri

Ready to wear: Dressing for breakfast

It was a bit of a worry, what to feature on this week's page. Mindful that we would all be a little too full of Christmas fayre, I didn't want to have lots of tight clothes that would make you all feel guilty about having eaten so much...And what could be more comforting than...bed clothes and bed jackets. What happened to bed jackets? Bring back these glorious items of clothing I say, they are so glamorously tacky, and remind me of saucy, gin-soaked sea side land ladies. I think we should all start wearing them again and an ideal place to look for them is charity shops. Don't forget to wear mules and invite the milkman in for a cuppa.
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