The magic of soap-making with Organic Freak

Soap-making is an ancient craft that is very much alive in our day and age, even though some of us are replacing soaps with liquid hand washes[...] read more

Review of PLANT bodywashes and Q & A with Holly McWhorter, one of the brand’s founders

What’s the best way to start a day? Are you more of a cup of water with lemon or a let me smell the coffee first type of person? Do you jump off the bed or do you prefer to linger for as long[...] read more

In-conversation with Tata Harper: on beauty, balance & motherhood

In the last couple of weeks Tata has been on the tour of Europe, presenting new product launches and catching up with retailers and her customers ( more of which later ). Her schedule has been relentless,[...] read more

The extraordinarily multi-talentented artist Jessica Zoob

I won’t try to pretend to have an educated view on art ( my university degrees are in banking & journalism )but I love going to art exhibitions and learning something new about the world, the artist and the perception that art gives us. For me, it’s not about the artist being well-known or being heralded by the press and art critics, it’s to do with the artist moving your soul, bringing some kind of emotion ( hopefully positive, rather than negative ) to the surface & giving you pause for reflection. A few years ago I saw the most beautiful paintings by the artist called Jessica Zoob at Medici Gallery in Central London. The paintings were as dramatic, as they were colourful and the memory of them continues to linger. Then one day last September, an interior designer friend of mine Davina MerolaSpace Alchemy Interior Design LTD ) mentioned Jessica’ exhibition

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