Lavender lover…why I adore the reinvention of this traditional fragrance note

The purple plant is in the throes of a reinvention, but it’s not just lavender’s unmistakable scent that’s making it a modern perfumer’s masterstroke. Come back kid Long associated with old-fashioned soap and elderly ladies, I assumed lavender wasn’t for me. I like warm, powerful scents, not airily floral fragrances… View Post

Online dating…how to ace your profile

Whether you’re a Tinderella, Happnista or a Bumbleite, it’s worth taking into consideration a few expert approved dos and don’ts to guarantee your best profile yet… 1. Ditch multiple pouty selfies and go for action shots. You on a hike, diving into the sea, or running a 10k etc. Images that reveal something… View Post

Body basics…do we really need extra protein?

Protein; it’s the fitness and nutrition buzzword that doesn’t seem to be going away; but do we really need to be guzzling protein shakes, scoffing protein balls, or devouring protein bowls post workout like pro-athletes? Or, is the never ending obsession with protein mere marketing bumf to flog more powder… View Post

Water therapy…my Moroccan hammam experience at La Mamounia, Marrakech

Feeling disconnected from the world? Perhaps an age old pastime could be the answer to bringing you back to the here and now. Ancient civilisations such as the Greeks, Romans and Arabians have understood the healing properties and wellness benefits of daily bathing – not only the power of water,… View Post