Food for thought

Today we ornament ourselves with goods & services more to make an impression on other people’s minds that to enjoy owning a chunk of the matter. Many products are signals first and this explains why the biggest companies in the world spend so much on branding

— Geoffrey Miller, evolutionary psychologist

Beauty & well-being

AMLY Essential Oil Blends: Sanctuary In Scent

If you love beauty, new launches come along to tease you all the time. But when you have known the brand from its early days and have observed the journey, new additions make your heart a flatter in read more

Culture

Green & Clean Beauty: did we lose our way ?

Like “authenticity”, “community” is a meaningful word, not a marketing slogan. As someone who has been writing about beauty & wellbeing for over a decade, I have been observing the subtle read more

Fashion

The Fall Refresh: new Asquith London collection

Pandemic has put a spanner in the works this year and changed many things for us all. One of them being how and what we dress in, while combining home and work under one roof. As someone who likes to read more

Interviews

Q & A with Tami Blake, founder of Free and True Skincare

Tami Blake wears many hats every day. She is a mother, a licensed esthetician, a certified cosmetic coach, an eco-warrior, an active lifestyle adopter, an adventurer and a beauty entrepreneur. read more

Reviews

Galina Spotlights: Manasi 7 All Over Shine (KAITO)

I don’t know whether it’s the general tiredness & desire to simplify our lives or the fact that many of us continue to work from home, but multiple retail & marketing surveys highlight read more

Kids

Empowering Kids with Mighty Cards

I think we can all agree that it’s not just the adults that have felt the brunt of the pandemic, but children as well. Not being able to go to school or nursery for months, not seeing their friends, read more

Travel/out & about

The art of giving joy: The Connaught Patisserie

The Connaught Hotel hasn’t been immune to the effects of pandemic that continue to cause aftershocks. Yet the team behind the exquisite hotel located at the heart of Mayfair in read more

Women’s issues

Facial massage with Anastasia Achilleos & Westman Atelier

I was inclined to title this post ‘lessons from the elders’ and hope it will become more apparent why, as you read on. Recently my darling friend Anastasia Achilleos, read more