Close-Up: 24 hours with ... Jo Elvin, Glamour

Name: Jo Elvin

Job: Editor, Glamour

6.45am Drag myself out of bed and hope to have at least showered and dressed before my 18-month-old daughter, Evie, wakes up.

7.00am Nope. Sound of the shower wakes her and I have to kiss all of her teddies before I can carry on.

7.30am Thank God for Fifi and the Flowertots - the only thing that keeps Evie rooted to one spot for more than two minutes.

7.45am Kiss daughter and husband, Ross, goodbye and run up a hill to the train station.

8.30am Meeting with Simon Kippin, the publisher, and the managing director, Nicholas Coleridge, to discuss a television project. That takes ten minutes, which leaves another ten for a good gossip.

9.00am Arrive and check e-mails. One from Teri Hatcher, she has just guest-edited our March issue and wants to know when she can see it.

9.30am Quick flick through internet news sites. And, yes,

10.00am Meeting for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards with Simon, the entertainment editor, James Williams, and the Conde Nast events co-ordinator, Michelle Russell. Promise not to get into a row with security, like I did last year (they started it).

10.30am Look at the clothes rails for stories being shot in LA with the fashion director, Vanessa Gillingham, and the fashion stylist, Sarah Clark.

11.00am Try to read mountain of proofs and approve layouts.

12.45pm Check in with our nanny, Monika. Evie's had a good morning chasing squirrels around the park.

1.00pm Lunch with Jonathan Newhouse. We are both pathetically excited to find ourselves sitting next to Carl Reiner in St Alban.

2.30pm Grab wrapping paper and card for a present for my friend's new baby. Vow to send gift before the kid is 11 years old.

3.00pm Features meeting. Chat always descends into inappropriate territory. Fail to resist the free chocolate that seems to arrive by the truckload to our office every day.

4.40pm Read proofs.

6.30pm Arrive home to find Monika giving Evie dinner. Mildly depressed at all the plastic rubble that has taken over my home.

7.30pm Bath Evie, Ross gives her a bottle and then puts her to bed.

9.00pm Dinner with Ross. It's a can't-be-bothered pasta and pesto with a glass or two of white wine.

10.00pm Try to summon the will to climb stairs and go to bed.

10.25pm Have an urge to get organised and do an Ocado order.

11.30pm Bed.


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