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How to make Jamu – a healthy Balinese tonic

How to make Jamu – a healthy Balinese tonic

If you’ve ever been to Bali you will have immediately noticed how everyone seems to positively glow with health. Shiny hair, great complexions and sparkling eyes are the norm, and go hand in hand with the usual big smiles. Aside from living on an island that is close to paradise, you […]

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House Spa at Dormy House

House Spa at Dormy House

Dormy House is not your typical country house hotel. No chintz or swags in sight; rather a beautifully chic hideaway in the Cotswolds that puts not only service, but style, high on its agenda. Over the past 12 months, the privately owned boutique hotel near Chipping Camden, has undergone a […]

by × June 14, 2014 × 1 comment

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Watsu at the Thermae Bath Spa

Watsu at the Thermae Bath Spa

Last week I took time out to visit the Thermae Bath Spa; the only spa in the UK to offer bathing in naturally warm spring waters. A lovely 34 degrees centigrade to be exact. The city of Bath has a long association with well-being, since it’s natural thermal springs were […]

by × February 10, 2013 × 0 comments

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Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire, sits in the most glorious 500 acres of unspoilt parkland in rural Dogmersfield, just an hour’s drive away from London making it the perfect weekend country escape. When I visited a couple of weeks ago, I arrived to a mere flurry of snow which in a […]

by × February 3, 2013 × 1 comment

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Transforming Lives From Within Benefit Gala Dinner, David Lynch Foundation UK

Transforming Lives From Within Benefit Gala Dinner, David Lynch Foundation UK

Last week I was delighted to attend the Transforming Lives From Within benefit gala dinner; the first of its kind for the David Lynch Foundation UK at the Underglobe, a quite magical space under Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was first set […]

by × December 1, 2012 × 0 comments

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and certainly always one of my favourite things to do when visiting the country. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Although it’s location looks like a […]

by × November 9, 2012 × 0 comments

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MediCinema

MediCinema

One of the charities closest to my heart is MediCinema. This brilliant organisation installs and manages permanent state-of-the-art cinemas within hospitals, screening the very latest film releases for patients and their families. The cinemas are built to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs and hospital beds for patients, many of whom are critically […]

by × September 5, 2012 × 0 comments

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Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

The ascent to Strawberry Hill is one of the most thrilling rides ever. Leaving the oppressive heat of Kingston behind, winding upwards through the narrow roads, lush green vegetation and occasional hairpin bend of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains to an elevation of 3100 feet above sea level, is quite a journey. […]

by × August 17, 2012 × 0 comments

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Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

– The human mind will not be confined to any limits. – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832 Last week we attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation UK at the Curzon Mayfair, the […]

by × May 2, 2012 × 0 comments

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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation

I first learned of Transcendental Meditation as a 20-year-old attending an introductory talk at Liverpool University. I recall being mesmerised as the female meditator spoke of the wonders of TM. But oddly the thing I remember most, is at the end of the meeting, the speaker revealed to the audience that she was 73 (she […]

by × October 14, 2011 × 0 comments

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Luxuries of Goa

Luxuries of Goa

The fabled palm-fringed coastline lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, also known as the ‘pearl of the orient’ is finally living up to its lustrous label. The word Goa was once synonymous with hedonistic holidays; a reputation which began in the 60’s with the first influx of […]

by × September 16, 2010 × 0 comments

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Napo Wildlife Centre

Napo Wildlife Centre

Burgundy droplets spoiled the shiny surface of the Swiss Army knife, as its constant stabbing motion caused a trickle and then a positive flow. The blood was rare and despite the oppressive humidity, we had to work quickly using a sully-free container to avoid contamination. Blood from a Drago (Dragon) tree […]

by × September 2, 2010 × 1 comment