Food for thought

‘As a writer, I feel I have a responsibility to educate. If you’re fortunate enough to have people listening to you, you think about what you are going to say’

— Jodi Picoult, writer, Red Magazine

Beauty & well-being

Let It Glow: in time for festive season Ellis Faas launches Glow Down & improves packaging

It’s heart-warming to see a brand respond to customer feedback, particularly when it leads to creation of even better product. Ellis Faas, a make-up artist and founder of synonymous[...] read more

Culture

A Case Of Instagrammable Bullying

I didn’t plan to pen this post, but an event that took place last month on Instagram and the gentle nudging, first by by my husband and later a friend, who made it her  mission to convince me[...] read more

Fashion

The Fold flagship in Chelsea

Its always fascinating to observe a trajectory of a brand, be it in beauty or in fashion, and see how things evolve over months and years. Having been charmed by a British clothes brand Fold[...] read more

Interviews

Curiosity Gap Spotlight: Ra Oils & interview with the founder Frida Jonsdottir

Judging by the recent volume of write-ups in the press about acne, a skin condition that used to be associated with teenagers, seems to be affecting more and more adult women and men. British Vogue[...] read more

Kids

How to help children de-stress: The HappySelf Journal

As a mother of two school children, I am very much aware of the pressures that they face nowadays, pretty much from pre-school. With every passing year the demands, targets, expectations placed on them[...] read more

Reviews

Autumn Mist: a new launch from Dafna’s Personal Skincare

As summer seems to be deeper embedded in our minds and autumn settles in comfortably behind our windows, Dafna’s Personal Skincare launched a facial mist that promises to be skin[...] read more

Politics

100 days of President Trump IQ2 debate in London

It’s always fascinating to see political debates in public, garnering emotions that rule over people taking part, whether on stage or in the audience. Last night’s Intelligence[...] read more

Travel/out & about

Going Back To Its Roots: GOOP Pop-Up Lands in London

Ten years after Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a blog called ‘Goop’ about her London life (at the time she lived in Belsize Park, was married to[...] read more

Women’s issues

Life Lesson For Modern Times

We live in the age when speed, technology and algorithms rule, yet having grown up as a child without computer, mobile and social media, I know that my generation has a different, possibly more grounding[...] read more