Food for thought

‘My Children Are The Greatest Songs I Ever Wrote And Their Melodies Feed My Soul’

— Steven Tyler, musician and Aerosmith frontman

Beauty & well-being

In Praise Of Soapy Bubbles

While nothing will diminish my affection for Bodhi & Birch Bath & Shower Therapies, I have a strong[...] read more


‘Untitled: the real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor’ by Anna Pasternak

Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, has been a much vilified character due to her role in the history of the British monarchy and like many, I had a rather negative opinion of her and was in no[...] read more


Mmaa Social – or the feelgood way to shop

The world seems to be ruled by the people and brands that are constantly selling us something. While older generation seems to be more selective about their purchases, younger generation, driven by[...] read more


Second Chances – how Bobbi Brown decided NOT to rest on her laurels

I think Bobbi Brown is one of those remarkably successful women, who many of us can, at least internally, relate to without feeling intimidated by the scope of her professional achievements. She is[...] read more


Curiosity Gap review: Vanderohe No.1 duo

British skincare brand Vanderohe first came to my attention in 2017, when Olivia Thorpe launched her first skincare baby, No.1 Nourishing Face Serum into the world (since then she grew both her family – she now has three children – and her brand). After using the first bottle of that beautiful blend of plants that was gifted to me, I bought a second one and still hold the serum in high esteem. In actual fact I think that it is better than the cult Vintner’s Daughter Face serum (from both the effect on the skin, as well as the price point, as far as my own personal experience with both is concerned). Last year Olivia had another skincare baby, No.1 Purifying Cleansing Oil, and earlier this year No. 1 Exfoliating Powder humbly stepped into the beauty spotlight. Question is, how do they compare in terms of efficacy to the face serum and do they compliment each other, as part of the daily skincare routine?

‘For me someone receiving the freshest product is more important, than getting more sales’

Vanderohe No.1 Purifying Cleansing Oil, 100ml, £72

A delicate blend of high-grade organic & cold-pressed oils, Olivia also enriched the formula with 100% pure, organic essential oils that together gently deep-cleanse your skin, whilst keeping it smooth & soft. Steam-distilled essential oils will lovingly cleanse the skin, while nourishing & nurturing it with organic Safflower, Sweet Almond, Lavender, Rose Geranium, Eucalyptus, Neroli and Peppermint essential Oils (if you have sensitive skin, please remember to do a patch test first!).

Olivia tries to source  the ingredients for her products from the countries where each plant has optimal condition for growth in order to ensure that the her products carry maximum goodness for the skin. Another element of the formulas is that each ingredient possesses not only skin-benefitting qualities, but mood-enhancing properties too – something that I am sure won’t go unnoticed when you start using the products.

‘We[...] read more


Mii News ‘Q & A’ with children’s author Kieran Larwood

Ever since I can remember myself, books were a big part of my life. Everyone in my family has been a voracious reader and one of my grandfather’s was an illustrator for  one of Russia’s[...] 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[...] read more

Women’s issues

On Spontaneity & Kindness: The Marylebone Project

It all started with me receiving my February Beauty Heroes subscription box with three full-sized products from the British natural haircare brand Tabitha James Kraan.[...] read more