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 month’s list will give you a taster of some of our favourite #organicbeauty, kitchen and wellbeing finds this September.
The Content Organic Shopping List of Soil Association Certified Food and Snacks
In celebration of the The Soil Association’s #OrganicSeptember we thought we’d share with you a list of our favourite Soil Association Organic food brands and products to lend you some inspiration. So whether you’re challenging yourself to an entirely organic September or simply looking for some new things to try – print out our handy shopping list for your next grocery trip. Get the list here. Visit the Soil Association website here – www.soilassociation.org
Know Your Wine
Here at Content we are passionate about educating ourselves and others on the origins of our skincare, home-ware, food, clothing and all that’s in between which is why the book ‘Natural Wine’ by Isabelle Legeron is a vital part of the #contentkitchen cookbook collection. With many conventional wines exposed to pesticides in vineyeards and sulphites and additives in cellars, Legeron offers us an alternative, exposing us to the natural, sustainably farmed and additive-free alternatives fermented from organic or bio-dynamic grape juice, just as nature intended. With an introduction to over 140 of the best natural wines to try, if you do enjoy the odd glass or two this guide is essential. www.rawfair.com
Waste Not, Want Not
With 7 million tonnes of edible food and drink thrown away each year, according to Love Food Hate Waste, an initiative founded to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste, encouraging us to take action by employing some practical tactics to ultimately lead to less waste, less cost and a better environment. For ideas, inspiration and to find out more visit there website here – www.england.lovefoodhatewaste.com
A Festival For The Mind
Designed to inspire, challenge and provoke, The Observer’s one day festival ‘Ideas’ will feature talks, debates and performances from some of the worlds leading thinkers. From chefs, campaigners, musicians, environmentalists and many others, subjects will range from technology, art, science, food and much more. www.observer.theguardian.com
Inspired by heritage Margate’s sea bathing machines, Haekel’s have fused this age-old invention with a state of the art sauna and treatment room to create a mobile spa experience with the sea acting as a plunge pool. Designed to create interesting jobs for local practitioners, we love this idea and think we should all pledge to their Kickstarter account now – only 6 days to go! Find out more – www.haeckels.co.uk View the Kickstarter Campaign http://kck.st/1qSS8jW
Celebrating all things #organic this month, we thought we’d take the chance to celebrate our favourite British Beauty Brands who use certified organic ingredients.
- If you haven’t already heard, this month will see the exciting launch of Skin & Tonic, a Hackney based brand offering simple, natural and clever formulations designed as an antidote to gender biased, overly-complicated skincare and beauty products. Read our overview of the brand here or meet the founder in our exclusive interview.
Another Great British Beauty brand we can’t get enough of (and we’re sure you’ll agree) is Pai Skincare. So for all you Pai fans out there we have something exciting in store for you this Organic September…
- Book the certified organic Pai Skincare Facial from September 8th and receive a #organicbeauty discount and a gift of one of the new Essential Collections! Book a one hour facial for £50 and choose from the Restore and Rejuvenate Facial and receive a free Instant Calm Collection or book the Detox and Decongest Facial and receive the Perfect Balance Collection. Numbers are limited so book now on 020 3075 1006 and quote ‘Sept Content Treat’ at booking.
If you’re yet to see the Serpentine Pavilion be sure to plan a visit before it closes next month. Designed by Chilean Architect Smiljan Radic, the semi-translucent, cylindrical structure rests on large quarry stones and resembles a shell – a celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city. www.serpentinegalleries.org
Green Kitchen Travels
Launching on September 15th the countdown begins to the new Green Kitchen Travels, the second cookbook from two of our favourite plant-based chefs and bloggers Green Kitchen Stories. Filled with recipes inspired by their worldwide adventures, the people they have met and the ingredients they have discovered along the way. Traditional recipes have been cleverly adapted to form the healthy dishes the book entails. The majority of recipes are gluten-free and vegan. www.greenkitchenstories.com