From our favourite healthy places and spaces to new 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 this August.
Where we are brunching…
- The Avenue
As one of our home delivery organic juice brands of choice, we were thrilled to hear that restaurant Avenue St James will be featuring Radiance Juices on their menu. Not only will their juices make a welcome addition to their breakfast selection, they will also be included in their evening cocktail menu! Get more details: www.avenue-restaurant.co.uk
- The Albion
This month we’ll be heading down to the Albion in Shoreditch for some morning post-workout snacking thanks to the addition of the Frame endorsed nutritionally balanced breakfast options. Curated by Frame resident nutritionist Chris Sandel, healthy new breakfast items include a sweet potato hash with poached organic eggs and spinach and a digestive friendly bircher muesli. www.albioncaff.co.uk
Where we are lunching…
- Raw Press
The more ‘green’ spaces to eat and drink in London the better as far as we’re concerned, so when we heard new cold-pressed juicery and cafe Raw Press would be opening on Dover Street this month, we vowed to be first in the queue! Not only will the guys at Raw Press offer a #skinfood loving and body boosting array of cold-pressed juices and smoothies, for the launch of their food menu they have teamed up with one of our favourite healthy foodies Deliciously Ella to create a menu that you won’t want to miss! In the lead up to the launch we’ve managed to get a preview of two of the recipes that will be making an appearance come opening. View them here and here.
Where we are dining…
- Tanya’s Cafe
Dishing up an array of organic raw meals, beverages and decadent desserts, the recently opened Tanya’s Cafe in Chelsea has been created to offer nourishing sustenance to busy Londoners any time of the day. While green juices and healthy breakfast options are more widely available now, dinner dining can still be a problem. Stop by for a superfood cocktail and raw tacos filled with walnut, mushroom and guacamole – nighttime just a whole lot healthier! www.tanyascafe.com
What we are making…
- Content Maca Fruit & Nut Seed Bread
This August, we’ll be toasting up slices of our gluten-free fruit bread, supercharged with activated seeds and nuts and spiced with cinnamon and maca. Gaining its texture from skin-loving walnuts and buckwheat, this new #contentkitchen staple is high in protein and full of healthy fats and good grains! We currently can’t get enough of it smothered in almond butter for breakfast or enjoyed with a scraping of coconut oil and a shake of cinnamon to accompany an afternoon cup of Content ‘Coffee’. Make up a batch.
Ways we are moving…
We’re counting down the days until the 14th of August where the girls behind Secret Urban Escape will be hosting an evening of Pilates accompanied by live music, healthy snacks and Prosecco. Led by one of our favourite pilates teachers Chloe Hodgson, this alternative Thursday night out is the perfect way to wind down your week. www.secreturbanescape.com
Make the most of the last month of Summer by getting outdoors and in the water! This month we’ll be lapping up the last of the Summer sun at Hampstead Heath’s ponds, taking early morning dips at London Fields Lido and admiring the greenery at The Serpentine in Hyde Park. For a more extensive listing check out Jenny Landreth guide Swimming London (Aurum Press Ltd).
How we are relaxing…
- Evolve Wellness Centre for Gong & Sound Bathing
From water bathing to sound bathing. If you’re not familiar with sound healing then these sessions offered at Evolve Wellness Centre are for you. Reverberating with the body on a cellular level, the gong used to bathe the body in sound encourages a deep state of meditation, to promote healing and imbue a deep sense of inner peace through a rebalancing of the chakras. www.evolvewellnesscentre.com
Where we’ll be meditating…
- Sunrise Rooftop Morning Meditation Sessions in Shoreditch
Led by meditation and mapetry teacher Emma Mills, attendees at this lovely sunrise meditation are guided through a selection of deeply relaxing meditation techniques to make for a balanced and grounding start to the day. Featuring sections on breathing, mindfulness and relaxation for healing, health and happiness these sessions are great for anyone looking to bring some calm into their daily lives. www.emma-mills.co.uk
What we are packing…
Those who of us who suffer from sensitive skin are all too familiar with the frustrating feeling when you don’t have access to your skin suitable products. Luckily for us, Pai Skincare founder Sarah Brown had exactly this in mind when designing the Anywhere Essentials Collection ‘Instant Calm’: “a saviour for sensitive skin types on the go.” Shop the collection.
What we are using…
We can’t get enough of this delicious natural body scrub by Therapi Roques O’Neil – great for boosting circulation and oxygenating the blood – the key ingredients in this unique formulation consist of Mother of Pearl, a gentle skin polisher and Zeolite clay to draw out toxicity from the skin. What we love most about this summer essential is the aromatherapeutic qualities thanks to the addition of May Chang and Pink Lotus which work together to soothe irritability and conjure tranquillity. Get scrubbing.
What we are wearing…
- Here at Content we love a multi-use organic make-up product so couldn’t wait to get our hands on Kjaer Weis’ new Radiance Highlighter that has fast become one of our #greenbeauty bag staples! Thanks to the pretty pearl colour this highlighter is suitable for all skin tones and can be used on lips, eyes, face and body to create instant illumination. Visit us in store and try it out in a complimentary organic makeover this weekend or shop the product now.
What we are coveting…
- Bib & Sola
We love a ‘green’ initiative so when we found out about Bib & Solawe couldn’t wait to give you a glimpse of the creative and conscious work that they do. Through their artfully created carafes, Bib & Sola seek to encourage the wider population to make a connection between the water they drink, the way they drink it and the impact that those choices have on all of our lives, especially at a time where some 900 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. Delivered with the utmost style – 40% of each purchase is donated to The Water Tank Project – a landmark public art initiative building awareness about the global water crisis. www.bibandsola.com
Where we’re holidaying…
- Bom Bom Island Resort
Still yet to plan a holiday this Summer? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city living with a 2 week yoga retreat in the idyllic location of Principe Island in the Gulf of New Guinea. Recently recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve due to its exceptional biodiversity, Bom Bom is the first hotel in Africa to earn a Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification. Surrounded by pristine rainforests, historic plantations and secluded beaches, during your stay you will be treated to twice daily yoga classes and meditation, a diet of locally grown produce such as coconut, cocoa and seasonal fruits (#contentkitchen favourites!) and daily detox friendly breakfasts and dinners designed by Bom Bom’s head chef. Find out more here www.bombomprincipe.com
Where we are going…
- Pura Vida Social Club
We were lucky enough to attend last months Pura Vida Social Club and are excited to head back again this month! Featuring a monthly mix of healthy food, music, contemporary spirituality and sensory exploration created with the intention of nurturing the mind, body and soul – we love to see new initiatives popping up around the capital that encourage a mutual appreciation of living well. www.puravida-socialclub.com
What we are reading…
- The Forager Handbook
Providing a practical guide to the edible plants of Britain – this content coffee table staple by Miles Irving has fast become one of our most invaluable resources at this time of year. Featuring an extensive array of information on the how, what and when of foraging, useful information on ways to use wild plants and sections dedicated to recipes co-written with top UK and European based chefs – The Forager Handbook (Ebury Press) is a must-have for all serious foodies.