Food for thought

‘Experience the gentleness & severity of nature against your skin, and feel grateful for the preciousness of the life force.’

— Shoukei Matsumoto, Shin-Buddhist monk

Beauty & well-being

Eco chic beauty: Botanika Box by Alice and White

The popularity of beauty boxes, in all shapes & sizes, doesn’t seem to be subsiding, but few deliver the ‘wow’ factor that lingers in the atmosphere, as you continue trialling[...] read more

Culture

In-conversation with chef & food writer Olia Hercules, author of Kaukasis & Mamushka

I was indirectly introduced to food writer, chef & stylist Olia Hercules by my photographer friend Aneta through Olia’s first book, ‘Mamushka’, that[...] read more

Fashion

The Fold flagship in Chelsea

Its always fascinating to observe a trajectory of a brand, be it in beauty or in fashion, and see how things evolve over months and years. Having been charmed by a British clothes brand Fold[...] read more

Interviews

Beauty brand in the spotlight: Naya

Creating a beauty brand is never easy, least of all now, when consumers are fickle and the beauty marketplace heaving with activity. Yet when you are young & determined, the world is your oyster,[...] read more

Kids

Galina Loves: ‘The House With Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson

Having children brings with it a lot of hard work, but more importantly, their appearance in our lives brings lots of joy & renewed curiosity about learning, exploring, discovering & doing things[...] read more

Reviews

Soul Medicine with Denise Leicester

While I love music in all of its forms & listen to it at home, when walking or travelling, I somewhat tend to ‘rebel’ against it during the yoga or meditation practise, preferring the[...] read more

Politics

100 days of President Trump IQ2 debate in London

It’s always fascinating to see political debates in public, garnering emotions that rule over people taking part, whether on stage or in the audience. Last night’s Intelligence[...] read more

Travel/out & about

Galina Likes: Ayurvedic day of health, fashion & yoga with Ananda & Asquith

Last week, just a few days before my extended family was due to arrive for a reunion, I started my day in the peaceful company of renowned practitioners from the Ananda[...] read more

Women’s issues

Galina Loves Books: ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover

I don’t know, if I read fifty books annually, like Bill Gates is rumoured to, but I can’t imagine my daily life without reading a few pages, something that is as important for my brain,[...] read more