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

The benefits of plants: Saskia Flower Essences

We live in a truly abundant world, where nature is generous with its gifts and teachings, if only we took the time to notice, learn and appreciate them. Eating seasonal foods instead of the same ones[...] 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

Beauty brand in the spotlight: Naya

Creating a beauty brand is never easy, least of all now, when consumers are fickle and the beauty marketplace heaving with activity. Yet when you are young & determined, the world is your oyster,[...] read more

Kids

Galina Loves: ‘The House With Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson

Having children brings with it a lot of hard work, but more importantly, their appearance in our lives brings lots of joy & renewed curiosity about learning, exploring, discovering & doing things[...] read more

Reviews

Galina Reviews: Amly serum collection that combats the negative impact of modern living

As someone who has been writing about beauty products for many years I am not easily surprised when it comes to new concepts or launches. While my attention remains razor sharp, few products make it[...] 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

Customer service – how much does it matter ?

Since coming back from the summer holidays, where shopping wasn’t high on my agenda, I dived straight into online retail, but came back for air with mixed emotions. The question that I keep on[...] read more