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The Summer Edition III: how Pai Skincare is channeling the ‘magic powers’ of nature

All-natural skincare brand Pai have been blazing a trail for those with sensitive skin since 2006. Taking the Maori word for ‘goodness’ as their name, the brand is built on three overarching commitments: to be good to their customers, to only source good, pure ingredients and to be good to the world around us. We felt very lucky then to sit down with Pai’s founder, Sarah Brown, for some insider knowledge on caring for sensitive skin over the summer months.

Summer Edition II: How to get skin that glows, from a nutritionist who knows.

We talk to Frances Philips of The Natural Edit - Frances is a registered nutritional therapist who draws on her decade of modelling experience to specialise in skin and beauty-related issues. It’s easy to forget the role that good food choices play when it comes to healthy skin – Frances’ food recommendations below will help you really radiate summer goodness over the coming months.

5 ways to reduce anxiety and stress

As part of Mental Awareness week, our founder Lily opens up about dealing with stress and shares her top five tips on finding that happy place!

How To Grow Your Own Culinary Herbs and Spices

Seed Pantry divulge their top tips on how to master herb growing, and the nutritional benefits of home grown herbs.

The Forgotten Art of A Hand-Written Note

We could all benefit from switching off from time to time. Kristina Karlsson, the founder of kikki.K, takes us through how she likes to detox from digital and re-connect with people offline.

How Tidying Up Can Change Your Life

We learn that taking part in the ultimate spring clean of your home can lead to so much more than you might think...

Three Ways To Set Your Table

The team at Floom show us how to chose your centrepiece for an extra special dining occasion.

Maximising Your Body Cleansing Rituals With Aromatherapy Associates

As Spring arrives we partner with Aromatherapy Associates to discuss reviewing our beauty rituals to welcome the new season

Spring Clean your mind with Re:Mind Studio

We have teamed up with the lovely people at Re:Mind Studio to bring you their top five tips on Spring Cleaning your mind.

Getting your beauty sleep with This Works.

Beauty sleep is not a myth, it’s a science and a good night sleep is integral to looking great at 7am when the alarm goes off. Here we speak to This Works about resetting sleep routines and sleeping smart!

18 in 18 - The LuluLemon guide to setting goals in 2018

Setting goals is the best way to live your best life. Which is why lululemon have come up with 18 in 18, an easy framework to start your goal setting journey – it’s simple but powerful.

Lily's Short Guide to Paris

A short guide on where to stay and what to do in Paris, one of my favourite city's. From the best vegetarian cafe to my favourite lake side restaurant, a short trip to Versailles or a tour around Notre Dame, there is always something magical to do in this heavenly city.

Optimum temperature for eating & storing food

The other day I made a simple salad, plump room temperature tomatoes, with chilled spring onions, hot toasted pumpkin seeds and warm black rice. What made the salad so delicious was that each ingredient was at it's perfect temperature. When I mentioned it to our team it prompted a long debate about what exactly is the optimum temperature for our food.

Super Mama Series - Madeleine Shaw

To celebrate the launch of our Mama package, in collaboration with Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer, we will be inviting our favourite super mamas to trial the package, and answer some questions on how to balance business with babies! Kicking off the series is Author and Nutritional Therapist, Madeleine Shaw.

Smoothie Bowls at the Delis

Blitzed and blended, bright and beautiful smoothie bowls bursting with flavours as bold as their colour. We are introducing smoothie bowls at our delis, of which there are four different flavours. The Coconut Dragon is the most fuchsia bowl you've ever seen. And it really does taste as good as it looks! Other flavours include Berry Oat, Avocado Spirulina and Acai Berry. These will be available to enjoy all day long.

Your Post Holiday Reset

It’s easy to fall off the bandwagon while on holiday, what with airport meals, piña coladas and not a single home cooked meal. Not to mention our motivation levels seeming to peak at swanning around on inflatable swans. And this down time is COMPLETELY FINE. A few days of indulgence is not going to do any lasting damage, so long as we make sure to regain the balance post-holiday. Here’s how.

Top tips for beating a summer hangover

While the British summertime has graced us with plenty of opportunity to talk about our favourite subject recently (i.e. the weather, i.e. “Isn’t it supposed to be summer? It’s been raining for two WHOLE weeks now!”), there has also been a whole lot of talk about hangovers. In particular, those ensuing a Pimms-fuelled staff summer party.

Eat your way to healthy skin

One rule definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to skin. I find the best thing to do is simply try new things, be conscious of the changes you make and register how they affect your skin. Read our top tips on what to eat for healthy, glowing skin.

How social media is affecting our relationship with food

Being very much embedded in the world of healthy eating we see every angle of how social is impacting peoples food choices, but also how it is shaping the way we look at our diet and how it makes us feel. Having a healthy relationship with food is so important, so we've devised a few practical tips for disconnecting from social when it comes to food.

Now stocking: Dash Water

Food waste is a subject we care passionately about as a business, so we are thrilled to now be stocking Dash water. “British sparkling water infused with wonky fruit and veg” is the strapline. Crafted in the UK by Alex and Jack, we love that they are fighting food waste in a fun, and sustainable way. The lemon flavour is definitely my favourite.

My Day on a Plate, Lily Simpson founder of Detox Kitchen

So this is me on a good day. And I tend to try and have a few more good days in the lead up to a holiday, because let’s face it, everyone wants to look and feel good on holiday.

Grazia x Detox Kitchen Unplugged Event Series

We've teamed up with Grazia for a series of morning events to celebrate their Unplugged Issue. Grazia’s Unplugged issue is asking their readers to get switched on to logging off and disconnect to reconnect – trying to break the habit of absent-mindedly checking, flicking and swiping, by consciously taking time off from our digital world and social media to reclaim real life.

How to Cut Down on Food Wastage

Collectively we need to work to reduce our food waste, as businesses and individuals. With household food wastage accounting for 53% of total food waste, there is a lot we can do as individuals to make a change. Here are our top tips for minimising wastage.

Top 10 tips for going veggie

To mark National Vegetarian Week next week, we've come up with our top 10 tips for going vegetarian. These include forward planning, enlightening documentaries and avoiding areas that smell of bacon sandwiches. Obv.

I’m a millennial and I’m a flexitarian

Our Founder Lily is a Vegetarian. I'm a Flexitarian. I’ve watched Cowspiracy and Leonardo Di Caprio’s documentary, I have read, and heard, the countless facts and figures in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle. But when push comes to shove, I won’t be giving up meat. And here’s why.

Becoming a Vegetarian

I watched Carnage. The person that told me to watch it said, be prepared, if you watch it you WILL turn veggie. I watched it. I am now a vegetarian. I have been for two months and I can’t see it changing. My older brother and mum watched it too, they are both now vegetarians. Needless to say, the humorous documentary by Simon Amstell resonated with me, and many others it would seem.

You Look Radishing

With the deadline for book number two (!) fast approaching, I’m taking advantage of some of the delights available to us in the British springtime and will be flexing my chef skills in the kitchen this weekend. There are so many wonderful, locally grown vegetables available to us at the moment.

Easter recipes and childlike abandon

Easter is the one time of year that we allow ourselves to follow our senses with childlike abandon, no guilt-ridden strings attached. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please. And It’s important that we allow ourselves these indulgences.

Banana & Cardamon Bread at the delis

We've recently launched a delicious Banana and Cardamon Bread at our delis, which has become a fast favourite! It combines good old British baking, a new craze for all things coconut and a brilliantly classic berry sauce! Doesn't get much better than that for brekkie London!

Wake Up With... Vedic Meditation

Join us for a morning of meditation with leading Vedic meditation expert and founder of the London Meditation Centre, Jillian Lavender. Learn to restore balance and calm in your busy life with an ancient approach that's more relevant today, than ever before.

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