Wellbeing

Time for Some Clean Sleeping

Time for Some Clean Sleeping

| February 1, 2017

You might think that clean eating is the best way to get your health back on track, but how’s your sleep? Backed by Gwyneth Paltrow in her new book, Goop Clean Beauty (Goop.com), she swears that her youthful glow and slim physique are down to a good night’s sleep. She says: “Sleep plays such a […]

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The Importance of Optimism

The Importance of Optimism

| February 1, 2017

Many people see positivity as a genetic trait – something they are either born with, or not. In the same way that we might talk about our eye colour or height, many of us will describe ourselves as naturally optimistic or pessimistic. However, your brain can change! In the same way that we can train […]

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Learning to Unlearn

Learning to Unlearn

| February 1, 2017

Unlearn – a relatively new concept which many of you will have seen in a recent advert for a car – the advice being to let go of what you know. But actually it is something we could all try to understand and practice. There are of course many different types of learning and usually […]

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Travel

British and French Luxury Combine at Sofitel St James

British and French Luxury Combine at Sofitel St James

| February 1, 2017

London beckoned us again this month, along with a little shopping (well you can’t come to London and not do a little retail therapy), and the compulsory glass (or two) of Champagne at Searcys Champagne Bar, we were heading to Sofitel St James. Originally built as the opulent headquarters of Cox and Company Bank in […]

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Relaxing on a River Cruise

Relaxing on a River Cruise

| February 1, 2017

Perhaps you like exploring historic cities on mini breaks, or usually you enjoy escorted tours taking you from destination to destination and treating you to a wealth of history and culture, or perhaps you enjoy the exemplary service and the advantage of only unpacking once on an ocean cruise ship. You can enjoy all of […]

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Sunshine and Serenity  at Le Jardin des Douars in Morocco

Sunshine and Serenity at Le Jardin des Douars in Morocco

| February 1, 2017

After weathering cold winter nights and long dark days, we‘re all feeling the need for a little sunshine, which is really easy if you’re happy to pop on a plane for a 10 hour flight to the Caribbean, but what about somewhere a little closer to home?   We’ve found the perfect place – with […]

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Food & Drink

Chicken and Rice with Broccoli Pesto

| February 1, 2017

“A delicious recipe to keep you warm on a cold winters evening”   Ingredients 1 cup jasmine rice 2 small heads broccoli, florets removed and blanched 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan 1/4 cup almonds 1 clove garlic 1 tsp kosher salt 8 bone-in […]

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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

| February 1, 2017

“Not only is this dish savoury and sweet, it’s also seriously healthy”   Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 (425g) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp each cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked (or regular) paprika Pinch of sea salt or lemon juice GARLIC HERB SAUCE 1/4 cup (60g) hummus Juice of […]

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Brocolli Quinoa Casserole

| December 27, 2016

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa 4 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock, or water 2 tbsp pesto sauce 1/2 tsp celtic salt 2 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch 2 cups fresh organic spinach 16oz mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 12oz fresh broccoli florets 3 green onions, chopped   Method Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C […]

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Seeing Red!

Seeing Red!

| February 1, 2017

Daytona and Dino; 250 and F40; GTO and California – names and numbers that, as any self-respecting petrol head will know, can only mean one thing: Ferrari. This year – 2017 – marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars, an event that will be marked by an incredible display of 20 of the greatest […]

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Brighten Winter with the New Mazda MX-5 Artic

Brighten Winter with the New Mazda MX-5 Artic

| December 27, 2016

Mazda are hoping for things to turn a little Arctic this winter with the launch of their latest special edition version of the award-winning MX-5 convertible. On sale from next month (February), the new Mazda MX-5 Arctic aims to brighten winter days with its free-of-charge Blue Reflex Metallic paint and contrasting bright silver design cues. […]

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The Champion Edition

The Champion Edition

| October 31, 2016

To celebrate the success of Marco Wittmann securing yet another DTM driver’s title at the season finale at the Hockenheimring, BMW is launching the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition. The new edition model consists of top-class motor racing technology for drive and suspension as well as a specific design that mimics the DTM racing cars […]

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