From the best healthy places and spaces to new and exciting discoveries in beauty, kitchen, world and wellbeing, this month’s list will give you a taster of our favourite finds this October.
EAT – Looking for a change for Winter from the ever-popular courgetti? Recently we’ve been enjoying a new green alternative that boosts immunity (start eating it now!) –
Sea Spaghetti! We love the Cornish Seaweed Company’s. Try it out for yourself in this recipe for a delicious Carrot and Sea Spaghetti Salad. Get it here. www.cornishseaweedco.com
SIP- If you love your tea, then you’ll love Teatonics range of ‘life-enhacing’ teas featuring plant-derived ingredients specially selected for their positive nutritional effect for mood, cognition, metabolism and digestion. We’re loving their debut blends ‘Laid-Back Botanicals’ designed to soothe body and mind with the age old benefits of of hops, elderflower, chamomile and lavender combined with the cleansing, digestive power of green rooibos; and their ‘Mind-Awakening’ Blend featuring grapefruit, citrus peel, peppermint and rosehips to mobilse metabolism and help you to feel focused and energised. www.teatonics.co.uk
INSPIRE – Developed by British MD Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, addictions, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder alongside diseases of the gut such as Crohn’s and Celiac disease and chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the Gaps Diet features an extensive collection of recipes and extols the philosophy behind the Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS) healing protocol that has been shown to offer an effective means of relief. www.chelseagreen.com
Two more additions to the Content Cookbook collection this month come from a few of our favourite plant-base chefs and feature an entirely new selection of vibrant vegetable delicacies!
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More makes a welcome addition to the plant-based repertoire we’ve already adopted from Plenty. Organised by cooking method – Plenty More makes it even easier to make Meatless Monday’s a welcome weekly occurrence. www.ottolenghi.co.uk
Filled with recipes and anecdotes inspired by their travels around the world, the second addition to our cookbook collection is the latest from Green Kitchen Stories, Green Kitchen Travels is inspired by the food and ingredients they have discovered during their travels and adapted to their own style of healthy vegetarian, mostly vegan cooking. www.greenkitchenstories.com
NOURISH – Struggling to work out what’s causing your ongoing skin concerns? Combining the best from the worlds of nutrition and organic beauty the new CONTENT: Skin Nutrition Treatments aim to treat stubborn skin problems from both the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. With treatments created to clear, soothe and hydrate – we’ll help you to explore the lifestyle and dietary factors that help or hinder healthy skin . Launching soon! Find out more here.
TAKE CONTROL– Launched late last month were two products from Pai Skincare that we had been excitedly anticipating for years! Targeted to those prone to blemishes and those prone to redness or rosacea, we’ve experimented using the anti-redness on cheeks and anti-blemish on spots and results have exceeded our expectations! Find out more about our experience and an overview of the serums here.
CLEANSE – This month it’s all about the ‘double cleanse’ and what better way to embrace this skin-loving ritual than with Tata Harper’s two new cleansers; the Nourishing Oil Cleanser and the Purifying Cleanser perfect to use in your own at home ritual – word is it’s the regime that Tata herself has been using! . If you’re yet to hear of the cleansing method taking that #greenbeauty experts swear by for achieving the purest complexion, if you’re curious to what the method entails head over to this week’s #ContentRitual where we reveal how to master the art of the double cleanse.
EXPLORE – Or for something for a leisurely Sunday try a Fox & Squirrels walking tours. Created for those passionate about experiencing London’s vibrant culture, history and creative scene in a unique and exploratory way, Fox & Squirrels walking tours are top of our to-do list while the weather still allows! With walks dedicated to the various ‘scenes’ that inject London with its culture-heavy credentials – walks catered to fashion, art and food cultures alike are divulged by Londoners who are experts within each respective field. www.foxandsquirrel.com
MOVE – In need of some liberation, love, clarity or rapture? Jane Kersel’s unique yoga classes are designed to individually address these four areas. We love Jane’s focus on ‘working in’ as opposed to ‘working out’, with a philosophy rooted in a mantra of Ekhart Tolle: “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place”. www.janekersel.com
A while back we expressed our love for ‘Letters Of Note’ – a curated collection of letters featuring an archive of beautifully handwritten notes that transported us back to a time before bills and bank statements made for the only form of ‘mail’ to populate our letter-boxes. Intercepted by the same creator, recently we can’t get enough of List Of Note, a collection of ‘lists’ chronicling one of the most defining practise of human kind – list writing. Featuring a collection of 125 of the world’s most fascinating lists, here are a few of our favourites…
- The very list that inspired ‘List Of Note’s’ creation, this handwritten to-do list by Johnny Cash features 10 ‘Things to do today’ that reads like a conversational dialogue between his pen, paper and mind.
- We’re big fans of the Great Gatsby so when we stumbled across this letter from its renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald we just had to share it with you. Addressed to his 11 year old daughter, Fitzgerald’s letter is comprised of 3 endearing lists; ‘Things to worry about’, ‘Things not to worry about’ and ‘Things to think about’ featuring all things a girl on the verge of teenage-hood should know.
- Founded in the 1920’s, The Anti Flirt Club was created by Alice Reighly to protect women from the embarrassment of car-cat-calls. We love the clubs list of ‘rules’ that offers practical advice on how to, or how to not respond in the instance of an unwarranted flirt!
- We love author Henry Millers list of 11 commandments featuring some useful pointers we could all adopt in our day-to-day lives. With an emphasis on living in the present moment, these two points particularly resonated with us.. “Dont be nervous, work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.” “Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.”
- If you’re a Nick Cave lover like us, you’ll know that each and every one of his songs is as descriptively articulate as the next. So how does a lyricist procure such an exceptional vocabulary? By keeping a handwritten dictionary of course! Featuring a list of his favourite words, we’ve been delightfully intrigued by Nick Caves most invaluable tool
CREATE – Experiencing a rise in popularity in France, colouring-in for adults is now being used as a calming activity to tackle stress and anxiety. Still not convinced? Check out this beautifully designed colouring-book by Mille Marotta whose illustrated world of animals, birds and plants that grace the pages of Animal Kingdom have been inspired by her upbringing surrounded by all things flora and fauna. www.batsford.com
WEAR – Whilst Swedish fashion house H&M have been embracing environmentally friendly production methods for a while now, last week the brand launched their first ethical denim collection, Conscious, featuring a range of classic denim shirts, high waisted, skinny and boyfriend jeans and an indigo jumpsuit we can’t wait to get our hands on – all manufactured with low energy consumption and minimal water waste. www.hm.com
We all love a little online shopping especially when we come across initiatives with an ethos like the-acey, our new website crush – this virtual fashion boutique features an innovative selection of consciously created clothing brands mindful of their environmental outlay and the people behind the products they produce. We love! www.the-acey.com
www.ottolenghi.co.uk, www.greenkitchenstories.com, www.tataharper.com, www.janekersel.com, www.milliemarotta.co.uk, www.hm.com/gb/