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

Galina Recommends: facial massagers

Pandemic highlighted a lot of things for many of us. We all rediscovered long-forgotten hand-washing techniques our grandmothers taught us; our love for de-cluttering, baking, binge watching favourite 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 Bloomeffects Founders

Launching into the beauty marketplace was increasingly challenging even before pandemic started its unfortunate read more

Reviews

Galina Reviews: Nourish London Antioxidant Peptide Face Mist

Dr Pauline Hili, founder of beauty brand Nourish London, knows much more than most about efficacy of ingredients in skincare. Organic skincare expert with over 30 years of 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