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BWL etc.: Calm Cocoa

BWL etc.: Calm Cocoa

By Chloë Stewart

Meredith is a qualified Meditation teacher, and holds regular Chocolate Meditations.  And only this month, launched the incredible hot chocolate brand that is Calm Cocoa.  Encouraging us all to take our Calm Cocoa moment.  And when it comes in the form of hand-grated, British-made dark chocolate, recycled glass jars [or home-compostable bags], it is what we want to be drinking this, and every winter.

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Journal etc.: December, Celebration

Journal etc.: December, Celebration

By Chloë Stewart

December is a period of indulgence and huge expense.  Often getting caught in the trap of having the 'perfect' gifts, extravagant parties, new outfits and endless trays of food.  We can forget to make the most of what we already have.

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Travel etc.: The Pig Hotel in Combe

Travel etc.: The Pig Hotel in Combe

By Chloë Stewart

The Pig.  Two words that have been circling my subconscious since I first planted them upon discovering them 4 years ago.  I longed to go. And now I long to go back.

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BWL etc.: UpCircle

BWL etc.: UpCircle

By Chloë Stewart

Upcircle have been at the forefront of the upcycling beauty revolution.  They epitomise authenticity, and really, their products speak for them selves.  To see how far they have come, so quickly - they even appeared on Dragon's Den last year - is hugely inspiring.  Whether you are an aspiring/existing entrepreneur, customer of theirs, passionate about skin care, avid sustainability advocate, or never even heard of them (have you been living under a rock), UpCircle are the ones to watch. 

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Collections etc.: Top 10 Christmas Markets in London

Collections etc.: Top 10 Christmas Markets in London

By Chloë Stewart

So, if your heart is set on buying a gift for a certain someone and you've not found what you're looking for in our Gift Guide, then we'd highly recommend the following: 10 Christmas Markets in London you don't want to miss this festive season.  Nothing typically commercial or mainstream about these, and all mission-ed to support local and small businesses.

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Journal etc.: November, Making

Journal etc.: November, Making

By Chloë Stewart

I find, that a 'Zero Waste' or 'Sustainable' christmas means a reductionist way of thinking; and that perhaps it can come across repeatedly negative, and off putting for many.  No this, and don't do that.   And while it is true, it is encouraging minimising our consumption, of everything from energy, to christmas presents [though let's be real, did we really need all that stuff to begin with..].  But perhaps by having a more positive language, we might inspire more people to try?

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Journal etc.: October, Traditions

Journal etc.: October, Traditions

By Chloë Stewart

Pomona is the Roman goddess of fruit, trees, specifically orchard fruit.  Interestingly, 'Pomme' is french, for apple.  Historically she was celebrated on November 1st, and is probably why toffee apples and apple-bobbing is practiced in today's Halloween celebrations.

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