From our favourite reads to hot events on the agenda that we don’t want to miss (and you shouldn’t either). This months list will give you a taster of some of our favourite beauty, kitchen and wellbeing finds in the lead up to Summer.
ESCAPE: If you’re still in need of some holiday inspiration then look no further than Wellbeing Escapes, featuring the best holiday getaways to rejuvenate the body from the inside out. Check out their top picks for destinations in the UK and Europe here.
ENLIGHTEN: We love this list of the ‘10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon’. Whilst all the points are equally as important, 3 that we will be taking particularly into consideration this month are the following;
- You live the life you create for yourself – “Your life is yours alone. Others can try to persuade you, but they can’t decide for you. They can walk with you, but not in your shoes”
- It’s not other peoples jobs to love you; it’s yours – “Today, let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as incomplete as you think you are. Yes, let someone love you despite all of this, and let that someone be YOU.”
- Some people are simply the wrong match for you – “You will only ever be as great as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go of those who keep bringing you down. You shouldn’t force connections with people who constantly make you feel less than amazing.”
Read the rest of the list here.
WEAR: We’re currently coveting the range of fitness wear on Hip & Healthy. for a modern take on ballerina chic we’re loving the versatility of this Pepper & Mayne Striped Body, perfect for stretching it out at the gym or paired down with casual separates for an effortless off-duty look. Or for all our sustainable fashion loving followers, check out the Lole Savasana Tank; an organic, eco friendly crossback that is as luxurious as it is practical, making it the perfect addition to any yogi’s wardrobe.
Festival Beauty: With festival season already underway, if you’re yet to stock up on your portable beauty non-negotiable’s now is the time! Later this month we’ll be sharing with you our must have festival products but in the mean time here are our absolute essentials:
Dr Bronners All In One Mini Liquid Soaps – we love the multi-functionality of Dr Bronner’s products, believe it or not the peppermint version can even be used as a toothpaste!
Green People Sun Lotion and Hydrating After Sun Lotion – Perfect for protecting and soothing sun-exposed skin.
One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser – This trial size of this cult foaming cleanser works for body and face and proves a little cleansing goes a lot further than you think!
TREAT YOURSELF: to one of our signature cellulite treatments that combines massage, acupuncture and cupping to stimulate detoxification and shift fluid build-up that can contribute to the appearance of stubborn cellulite. Find out more here.
If you’re prone to oiliness as the weather warms up, book yourself in for a well-deserved Detox & Decongest Facial by Pai Skincare – featuring sebum balancing Himanthalia Sea Algae, calming Sea Fennel, and vitamin rich Rice Water to purify and rebalance oily and congested skin. Find out more here.
PROTECT HAIR & SKIN: With John Masters Organics Summer Protection Kit, featuring their Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Argan Oil and Green Tea and Calendula Leave-In Conditioner Mist to ensure both hair and skin stay healthy all Summer long.
BODY BEAUTIFUL: We are excited to have the Tata Harper Body Lotion back instock. Renamed and with an updated formulation the Fortifying Body Lotion is set to be a summer essential for sun-kissed skin.
EAT WELL: If you’re already familiar with Retreat cafe’s Parsons Green location but are yet to head to their second Soho residence now is the time! Featuring the same Retreat favourites in the airy, light and welcoming space that is Kingly Court, Retreat’s central location is buzzing with smoothie guzzling yogi’s and healthy foodie’s alike. This weekend, head to triyoga for an early morning yoga class and follow with Retreat’s signature Spelt toast with avocado and their ever-so-popular ‘Bring on shavasana’ smoothie and get your weekend off to the right start. Find our more here.
DRINK WELL: Born from a mutual love of the healing benefits of whole foods, The Pressery is London’s first raw and organic almond milk supplier providing this nutritious and alkalising alternative to dairy milk to deli’s and coffee shops around London. Free from preservatives, additives and artificial sweeteners, the almonds used are soaked to encourage the unlock the beneficial enzymes and vitamins to further increase their nutritional value. Head over to the website for suppliers and stockists.
JUICE WELL: At The Juice Well! – the much anticipated cold-pressed juicery to recently open its doors in Soho. Founded by Joe Cross who discovered the healing benefits of juicing when attempting to overcome their own debilitating illnesses, their nutritional philosophy is simple and honest; be more mindful and eat more plants. Featuring a range of fruit and vegetable based juices, dairy free milks, alkalizing tonics and nutrient rich snacks and treats, The Juice Well is our new favourite stopover for nourishing fare when we’re in a pinch. Check them out here.
TRAVEL WELL: Healthy eating whilst traveling can sometimes be tricky, but with the right snacks on hand it makes it a whole lot easier to stay on track. Our current carry-on essentials are Amazing Meal Sachet’s, Sacred Raw Chocolate, Punch foods Superseeds, LoveRaw Cacao & Spirulina bars and Raw Health Flax Pumpkin Crackers.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PLANTS: We can’t wait to get down to Kew Gardens Summer Festival ‘Plantasia’ that launched this month and runs through to September. Featuring barefoot garden walks, Tai Chi sessions, a gin & tonic garden, plant family croquet and horticultural displays, this festival is top our our Summer to-do list. Find out more here.
BE MINDFUL: Bring a sense of calm and balance to your everyday and take one of London Mindful’s 8 week Mindfulness Course which utilises an evidence-based model scientifically proven to help people cope better with stress, depression and anxiety. The next one begins on July 10th. Find out more and book your place on the course here.
SAVE THE DATE: In celebration of the launch of fashionable foodies Hemsley & Hemsley’s first cookbook The Art of Eating Well, we are excited to have the book available instore and online for launch. With a host of mouth-watering recipes created to reset your body and banish cravings for high sugar and processed foods, the Hemsley’s are adamant that the meals featured are so tasty, it is easy to forget that the purpose is rooted in wellness and nourishment.
Let us know if you have come across any other events we would love!