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Are You Looking After Your Skin Right? The Handbook Meets Skin Experts Dermacare Direct

Let’s face it, looking after your skin correctly is super important, which is something Skin Experts Dermacare Direct know a thing or two about, so we reached out to co-founder Andrea to find out exactly what we should be doing. Dermacare Direct was launched to inform, educate and advise clients about a wealth of skincare concerns, and offer a range of advanced skin care products and devices to address these in order to obtain, maintain and enhance optimal skin health at home. So if the onset of winter is making your skin so dry it’s hard to crack a smile, […]

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Wade in wellness at Wanderlust festival

Everyone needs a bit of wanderlust in their lives don’t they? I’ve even got the word tattooed on my back – big mistake circa 19-years-old – but I still get excited when I hear the word, which translates to a strong desire to travel. With the world in mind, Wanderlust is the global yoga and wellness festival which includes ground breaking events such as the world’s only mindful triathlon, in partnership with Adidas. The coveted event, which has us yogis doing extra downward dogs in anticipation, arrives in Battersea Park on the 15th September and, as has just been announced, […]

Features

Why We Should All Be Putting This Machine Up Our Vaginas

When my Deputy Editor handed me a pelvic floor trainer saying ‘you probably need to give this a try’, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, or what my male colleague Phil thought must be going on up my va-jay-jay (very little, as it happens: online dating’s a minefield). But I accepted it – out of curiosity not necessity, I would like to stress – and agreed to document my vaginal muscles’ experience in the name of journalism. Look, I’m sure Woodward and Bernstein started somewhere… Elvie is described on their website as “your most personal trainer”, and basically […]

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Health & Wellness

The 7 vegan Instagram accounts we’re loving

Veganism: It’s the veganning of something new and a fringe movement that has very quickly turned mainstream, and it seems Instagram is a great resource for vegans, rapidly being used as a platform to share alternative plant-based recipes, tips and videos of how to re-create colourful and wholly creative dishes. So, if you need some food-spo, social media seems to be the best place to look for some coveted meat-free meal ideas. A peruse through the aesthetic pleasing dishes draws you in to no end, suffice to say picking our favourite accounts was somewhat of a mean feat, and I […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Cookery Classes Helping Those With Cancer

As if battling with cancer wasn’t tough enough, it is thought that 80% of those undergoing chemotherapy will lose their ability to taste, taking away one of life’s smallest but best pleasures. London is a city dominated by food and now of its most iconic restaurants, the 24/7 sky-high, Duck & Waffle has teamed up with charity, Life Kitchen to host free cookery classes across the UK for those living with cancer. Founder Ryan Riley set up Life Kitchen in memory of his mother, Krista, who lost her battle against cancer at just 47 and now with the help of […]

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Ready, (Mind)Set, Go: New Gym Seeks to Help Your Mindset

Your mindset is an important thing…especially when it comes to carrying out mundane office tasks or waking up for work in the morning, or keeping calm when it’s your other halves turn to choose the movie. In these circumstances, and many others, there’s no doubt a healthy mindset helps you to take the bull by the horns. With this in mind (see what we did there?), a boutique fitness club – also aptly named Mindset – is throwing open its doors an accessible five-minute walk from Waterloo Station. The gym has been designed to help its users rejuvenate their mental […]

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“Ommm” Your Way to Equilibrium: Inhere’s Meditation Pods

We’re about to lose our minds up Inhere, up Inhere…No, the space bar on my computer hasn’t stopped working, but rather Inhere, London’s first drop-in meditation studio, has arrived to provide private guided meditation classes and workshops. When we think of meditation more often than not images of mountain ranges, sunsets and the full lotus might cloud the mind. However, you don’t actually have to use up the air miles to find a foreign sunset, as Inhere have created a custom-designed meditation pod launching this month, available for homes, offices, hotels, spas and other areas. We all know offices can […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Barbershop Quintet: 5 Of The Greatest Barbers In London

My regular haircut costs me £5 a pop, my barber and I don’t speak the same language and communicate in in charades and the haircut is pretty mediocre (don’t worry, he’s not going to read this). Turns out, there’s another way to do this. London has some of the best barbers in the world, barbers who turn hair cutting into an art and getting your hair cut into a pleasure. No more wildly gesticulating or sharp intakes of breath when scissors slice seriously close to your ears. Whether you’re after a change, or you’re looking for somewhere for your boyfriend, […]

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Health & Wellness

The Cafe Where You Pay in Kindness

If you think there’s no such thing as a free lunch, well think again, because kindness will soon become the currency for scrumptious snacking. Vegans and vegetarians, might have come across Gosh! in most major supermarkets but this time it’s making an entrance to the London food scene. Gosh! is founded on the philosophy that we should be kind to our bodies, so why not extend that very same message to everyone’s way of life? They are opening a pop-up café that will provide a free snack pot from 11am-3pm, serving Sweetcorn & Quinoa bites, Sweet Potato Pakora and other tasty morsels […]

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Paradise Now: There’s a Wellness Playground Coming to London

Health nut who just wants to act like a kid again? Say hello to Paradise Now, London’s very first ‘wellbeing playground.’ The multi-sensory experience is totally free in Grosvenor’s Eccleston Yards, featuring an urban outdoor spa to take guests on a journey towards post-summer detoxification by using the newest scientifically-proven wellness tricks. Created by visionaries Bompas & Parr, the installation includes things like a huge pink mist waterfall with extracts of raspberry leaf, aloe vera, chamomile and citrus and immersive meditation zone filled with aromatherapy scented pebbles coloured in Baker-Miller pink (a shade proven to reduce anxiety). Other highlights include a […]

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