Food for thought

‘Racism is never surprising, but it’s always disappointing’

— Justine Ervin, husband of model Ashley Graham

Beauty & well-being

Boxwalla ‘Moonlight & Silver Sleep’ Beauty Box

As women’s interest in beauty, irrespective of the age, only seems to grow, so does the amount of beauty products and subscription boxes, making it even more difficult to decide what your skin[...] read more


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


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


Rosalena Skincare: In-conversation with Helena Chapman & Maja Griffith

My first meeting with Helena Chapman & Maja Griffith, founders of the British natural brand Rosalena Skincare, happened during London Fashion week[...] read more


Lesson learnt from my son & his teacher: the miracle of R.J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’

Sometimes miracles take place right under our noses without us taking notice, but when we do, a sense of surprise seems overwhelming. My son has been reading R. J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’[...] read more


In the spotlight: Berezka Lab Day & Night serums

As promised in my recent Insta video, this post is dedicated to a Russian ‘first’ – and no, I am not talking about President Putin. I mean a luxe natural skincare brand Berezka[...] read more


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

Porridge, coffee and things that matter in life

This December saw me make my annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Helsinki and after a full-on year of all kinds of tribulations, I couldn’t wait to hug my friends and enjoy a slightly different[...] read more

Women’s issues

Crystal Bed Chakra Treatment review at Emma Cannon clinic

I have known Emma Cannon, acupuncturist, fertility specialist, mother of two and an accomplished book author for many moons. I saw her for acupuncture when I was expecting my daughter[...] read more