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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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Aneta Podlaska: “To cope with the cold season, make sure you slow down, observe and breathe!”

November 19th, 2013 No Comments

This month, we have chatted to Aneta Podlaska, a passionate Ayurvedic therapist trained under the eye of Dr Deepa Apte, one of the biggest guru of Ayurveda in the UK, about the benefits of Ayurveda and how it can help us stay healthy, happy and glowing this winter. Aneta offers a wide range of ancient [...]

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Wellbeing Guide To UBUD | BALI

October 6th, 2013 No Comments

The German born jewellery designer and the creative director of Ananda Soul Creations, Christina Zipperlen, has been calling Ubud, Bali a home for several years now. Her beautiful and feminine creations breathe passion, love and harmony into our lives. We feel especially honoured to be given a private tour around her popular wellbeing spots of [...]

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Pea & Camembert Soup

September 18th, 2013 No Comments

I don’t know about you but with the arrival of the autumn/winter season, soups are one of our family’s favourite comfort foods. Warming, soothing, satisfying and above all - really healthy! I love experimenting with new flavours or just save food waste and blend the Sunday roast leftovers into something new and delicious. In search [...]

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Let’s Get Back to School

September 17th, 2013 No Comments

From brain food to brogues why September should be an adventure for your mind and a trip down memory lane for your wardrobe.
September is a bitter sweet month. As John Updike wrote in his ode to the late summer month, the breezes bring with them both smells of sun ripened fruit and crisp new stationery. [...]

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Adriana Carlucci: “A beautiful fragrance can contribute to a person’s wellbeing”

July 26th, 2013 No Comments

This month we talk to Ancienne Ambiance’s founder Adriana Carlucci who encourages us to step back in time through the use of fragrance and indulge in ancient-themed luxury goods designed to balance your body and mind…

How did the idea for Ancienne Ambiance come around?
It was a combination of client feedback to our mother company seeking [...]

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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…
Skin Organic Cotton Chemise
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Shine A Light Necklace 28″ Green [...]

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My Top 5 Yoga DVDs For Home Practice

June 27th, 2013 No Comments

At various occasions I have been asked what are my favourite yoga DVDs. There are many and my preferences change but over the last few years I have come across a few that not only continually inspire my own yoga practice but they motivate me as a yoga teacher too. Typically, they suit students of [...]

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