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January Blues

January 9th, 2014 No Comments

Whether you wrap up or step up blue will suit you…
January is a funny month. Family filled holidays and festive overindulgence has long since seen the first month of the calendar year cast as the time of new beginnings. The papers smugly announce how many of our well intentioned resolutions – to lose weight or [...]

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A Gift Is Not Just For Christmas

November 25th, 2013 No Comments

A gift given with real spirit can keep those yule-tide embers burning all year and beyond…
My mum is eternally freaked out by Christmas. No, she’s not the White Witch of Narnia, she just gets overwhelmed by the holiday hubbub and kind of malfunctions - resulting in a kind of anti-gift. “I didn’t know what to [...]

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Zen and the Art of Holiday Packing

July 24th, 2013 No Comments

Not long ago I read the book “Mommy Dressing” by US writer Lois Gould, recounting her experiences growing up in the twenties and thirties with a fiercely determined, fashion designer mother who travelled to Paris twice a year by sea for the collections:
“Drawers and closets were virtually emptied, their flowing, exuberant contents reduced and forced [...]

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The 10 Hottest Feel-Good Summer Sales Items

July 18th, 2013 No Comments

The summer is in a full swing and so are the summer sales. Here are just some of the gorgeous pieces we have discovered as we tried to hunt down the best bargains that will make you look and feel good…
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Shine A Light Necklace 28″ Green [...]

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Be Queen of the Surf: Why Getting Wet is the Way to Wellbeing

June 18th, 2013 No Comments

This month saw the death of Hollywood’s movie mermaid, Esther Williams, at the age of 91. Never imitated you’d be forgiven for not knowing Williams - a box office smash in her heyday - who starred in “aqua musicals”, swimming her numbers in sublime underwater solos and duets or in synchronised spectaculars.
In the film ‘Bathing [...]

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Tom Gartside of Carrot Banana Peach: “Be deliciously different this summer”

June 18th, 2013 No Comments

It’s summer! And this means one thing – colour! Lot’s of bright colours, particularly in your wardrobe. We love delicious yummy colours in the summer yoga & fitness wear collection by Carrot Banana Peach. This UK-based eco-centric brand has launched a new collection in their signature hybrid natural-based sustainable fibers made from; aloe vera, banana, [...]

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Midsummer Dreaming

May 17th, 2013 No Comments

The longest day of the year is almost here, so stop thinking and start dreaming about festivals, flora, fauna and fairies for a feel-good summer, whatever the weather.
The other day I re-watched Jim Henson’s Labyrinth where the young heroine, winds up wandering a mystical maze in search of the little brother she wished away in [...]

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Here Comes the Summer

April 17th, 2013 No Comments

Weddings, garden parties, Royal Ascot - summertime is a cause for celebration, and with The Great Gatsby set to be the film event of the year why not do it twenties style?
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had [...]

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It’s A Small World After All

March 19th, 2013 No Comments

Flower power is changing the face of the urban landscape; creating beautiful spaces for us and places for insects to flourish – it’s time to rejoice in the small things.
Once upon a time a young woman with flame red hair rode her bike through the English countryside. It was the height of summer and the [...]

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Celebrate Women With Beauty

March 8th, 2013 No Comments

It’s International Women’s Day today. A day to celebrate a devine feminine energy around the world and each and every woman - her beauty, strength, efforts and entire being.
There are many ways to recognise this day and we are sure you’ll find your own way to contribute. However, we felt particularly inspired by the following [...]

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