• Aloe! Is it me you're looking for? 22 Feb 19

    With its tough and prickly exterior that belies its soft and soothing interior, aloe vera is a wonder plant when it comes to natural healing. It’s been valued for cosmetic and medicinal purposes... Read More

  • Makeup and Mend 22 Feb 19

    Help from hot water:   If mascara is starting to run out, tightly secure the cap and place it into a bowl of warm water for a couple of minutes.  The heat softens the dry mascara in the bottle... Read More

  • Right on the Nose 8 Feb 19

    Scent is incredibly evocative. Our olfactory system is located in a region of the brain where memories are stored, which means our conscious recollections become even more powerful and emotive when... Read More

  • An Ocean of Optimism 25 Jan 19

    Coral is set to be huge this season. This warm and vibrant shade will be seen all over spring/summer fashion collections (as presented on the catwalks last autumn), and is a clear favourite in the new... Read More

  • Take the Veg Pledge 25 Jan 19

    Ingredients: for the harissa & miso marinated aubergines… 2 tbsp red miso paste (such as Miso Tasty Red Aka Miso Cooking Paste) 1 tbsp maple syrup 1⁄2 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 tsp... Read More

  • Decorating for Love… 25 Jan 19

    Floral Flourishes The most traditional way to decorate a venue, flowers offer endless possibilities for dramatic design. Flower walls can provide show-stopping backdrops, flower arches make... Read More

  • Body Positive 28 Dec 18

    I hardened my heart against the very idea of #AFitterMe… until I talked to Darren Glenister, whose brainchild (bodychild) it is. I’d heard plenty about this 12 week programme on the grapevine... Read More

  • Looking Forward 28 Dec 18

    The start of a New Year always brings with it good intentions, talk of a ‘fresh start’ and, for many people, a review of their goals and ambitions. So, why is it that by February it’s back to... Read More

  • Go Cranberry Crazy 7 Dec 18

    Cranberries, those deep-red winter berries, have become synonymous with the Christmas table. They’re full of goodness, and their tart, fresh flavour works perfectly with the sweetness of turkey... Read More

  • Keep Calm, it's only Christmas 7 Dec 18

    ‘Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it,’ observed American clergyman Charles R Swindoll. That makes sense – but knowing it’s so isn’t always enough. How can we... Read More

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