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

Hayo’u Method Highlights Ancient Wisdom of Beauty Tapping

Not the one to rest on her laurels, Katie Brindle, founder read more

Culture

How To Academy: an evening with Amaryllis Fox

Former CIA clandestine service officer, writer and peace activist Amaryllis Fox was born in New York, the daughter of an English creative mother and American economist father. Following read more

Fashion

Gabriela Hearst opens a store in London

Just a few days ago Uruguayan-American fashion designer Gabriela Hearst opened her first European outpost. Located in the former premises of Brown’s Bride, at 59 Brook read more

Interviews

Q & A with Becky Blüh, founder of BLÜH Alchemy

This post has been ‘in the works’ for a while (because a good cake needs time to rise and be baked too) and I am incredibly proud to finally spotlight a very special woman on my website. read more

Reviews

Bare Biology new launch: Skinful

I met Melanie Lawson, founder of Bare Biology, in 2014, just as she was making tentative steps in the wellness marketplace with her innovative product. read more

Kids

Sustainability family living tips

The topic of the environmental damage is becoming hotter by the day, further elevating the sense of dread and nervousness experienced by adults and increasingly by children too. All the more the reason read more

Travel/out & about

French wellness brand Aime pops-up in London

Nowadays more and more of us are starting to make an internal connection between body and beauty. French wellness brand Aime, founded by friends and business partners Mathilde read more

Women’s issues

We need to talk about Boots and the way retailers showcase ‘weight management’

I have been shopping at Boots for as long as I can remember – well, since my teens that’s for sure. I also adore pharmacies – and read more