Dumbbells & High Heels is an online, luxury lifestyle magazine for women who want to have it all when it comes to their health, beauty, style, career, relationships, self-love and empowerment.

We aim to entertain, educate and enlighten professional women in their 30s, 40s and 50s who love to indulge in the finer things in life.

When we say “luxury”, we actually mean: Sunday brunch with a girlfriend; getting a fresh mani; curling up with a great book; spending the day in pajamas and binge-watching Netflix; baking a batch of homemade gluten-free cookies; catching up with a bestie over a latte; sleeping in on a Saturday; trying out a new face mask; buying a pair of designer heels or taking part in a solo yoga retreat on a tropical island. Whatever it is, we say go for it!

We believe our audience is comprised of strong, independent, smart, successful women who want to have it all when it comes to happiness, fulfillment, health and a life well-lived.

Therefore, our goal is to provide a credible, reliable resource that not only uplifts and empowers our readers, but also connects us to them through a mutual love of fitness, fashion and beauty.

Whether it’s a new organic juice cleanse, the hottest fitness craze, a great self-help book, a delicious, sugar-free dessert or a life-changing beauty treatment, we’ve got it covered. And we back it all up by putting everything to the test while chatting with industry experts and citing the latest in scientific research.

In addition to providing interesting and newsworthy content, Dumbbells & High Heels also strives to create a sense of community and sisterhood. We believe in fostering conversations on real-life issues as a way to support and empower one another to become our best “self”.

We also know you (our readers) are brilliant, busy women, which is why we are so committed to uncovering the facts and delivering them to you in this reliable, information-packed resource. In a nutshell, we dig up the dirt so that you don’t have to.

On a more serious note, although we know that beauty stems from the inside, we also believe in taking good care of ourselves. When we eat well, exercise regularly, and occasionally trade in our sweats for stilettos, we have the energy, confidence, strength and stamina to accomplish so much more.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy our online publication. If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you an abundance of health & happiness


The D&H Editorial Team


Laura Jackson

Founder & Chief Content Creator

Welcome to Dumbbells & High Heels.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Our goal is to inspire you to step into your power and become the best version of yourself by integrating self-care practices into your life.

Our concept is simple: we combine personal development with wellness and beauty. We believe that when you look and feel your best, you will have the confidence, strength and stamina to conquer anything that comes your way.

Our Mandate:

We dare to be different: We create content that’s inspiring, empowering and uplifting. Our goal is to break through the stereotypes, moulds and unrealistic ideals that leave us feeling powerless. Instead, we choose to use fashion and beauty as a form of self-expression to enhance our best features and improve our self-confidence.

Self-love is a true art: We believe “self-love” is a conscious daily effort that takes practice, consistency, hard work and dedication. Once you master this skill, your life will begin to transform. You will discover and align with your true purpose; attract the things you want with ease; learn to find joy in the mundane; no longer sweat the small stuff; improve your relationships with others and get beyond the barriers that hold you back from reaching your highest self.

Self-Care isn’t selfish: When you take care of “you” first, you are better able to serve others. Self-care is about eating healthy, engaging in daily exercise, getting enough sleep, practicing yoga, meditating, staying well-hydrated and embracing anything else that makes you feel beautiful, confident, powerful and uniquely you. Whether it’s spending the day at the spa, putting on a pair of high heels, wearing bright red lipstick or getting into downward dog, we say go for it! Do whatever it is that makes you feel like the goddess you were born to be.

We’re real people with real-life advice: We admit, we’re a little bit obsessed with tracking the latest fashion trends and trying out anything new like an organic juice cleanse or a ballet-inspired barre class. And we equally love when we discover a life-changing beauty treatment; a delicious recipe for a savoury gluten-free dessert or simply getting lost in a great book. Our goal is to provide you with advice that leaves you feeling empowered, inspired and totally zen.

We wear our journalism hats: To ensure our content is accurate, informative and timely, we conduct interviews with leading industry experts, cite the latest studies from scientific journals and share anecdotal stories from real-life women. From time to time, we may also give you some “sisterly advice” when it comes to must-have beauty products, our go-to shopping destinations, great reads and podcasts, the best meditation apps, workout tips, delicious recipes and more!

We are a sisterhood: In addition to providing interesting and newsworthy content, we strive to create a sense of community among our readers. We believe in fostering conversation around real-life issues as a way to support and empower one another to become the best version of ourselves.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy our online publication. If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Wishing you an abundance of health and happiness,

The D & H Editorial Team

Dumbbells & High Heels is a new movement that was created to empower women to live their best life without fear of judgement. This new-age magazine is all about authenticity, female empowerment, self-care, self-love strength, self-confidence, feminism, sisterhood and collaboration.