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

In Praise Of Soapy Bubbles

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

Culture

‘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

Fashion

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

Interviews

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

Reviews

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[...] read more

Kids

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

Hawthbush farm – where Amly heartbeat lives

Arriving in Lewes on the train straight from London makes you shift gears downwards almost instantly, as fresh air hits your lungs & you notice people moving with less urgency. It wasn’t my[...] 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