SPA-Hotel Jagdhof

Approaching Innsbruck airport, you fly right over the Alps, close enough to see their folds and crevices, their serrated peaks and sharp ravines. It’s a startling, spine-tingling terrain and a …

The Part-Time Vegetarian – cookbook review and recipes

Feeding families can be tricky these days.  I’m vegetarian while the rest of the family are confirmed meat-eaters.  I would dearly love them to go veggie or, at the very …

Witch Light – book review

It’s rare that a book really touches me these days. Witch Light by Susan Fletcher, however, moved me deeply. I’d read Fletcher’s debut novel, Eve Green, some time ago and …

ila Gold Cellular Age-Restore Collection

As you know, I’ve been an avid fan of ila products and treatments for years. I love them for their purity (not for nothing are they dubbed ‘beyond organic’), their …

Review: proto-col collagen shots

The thing that drives me nuts about so many skin creams and serums is that the claims they make are ludicrous:  they defy basic biology. Take collagen for example. We …

Po-Zu – eco-boots for style & comfort

I travel a lot, all over the world, and – regardless of where I’m going, there is one item of clothing that goes on every single trip – a pair …

REVIEW: MIMI Green Goddess Fresh Face Mask

I used to love making up my own skincare creams and unguents.  But nowadays I just don’t seem to have the time, energy or, let’s be very honest, the inclination …

Power Plate: Shake your way to fitness

The trouble with getting toned is it all takes so much time and effort.  So when Madonna let slip that her uber-toned body was down to no-sweat sessions on a …

Bosu – great home fitness kit

It looks rather like a blue mushroom or a Fitball sliced in half.  The BOSU Balance Trainer is not a thing of beauty and I’m eyeing it with deep suspicion …

Electro-mesotherapy – holy grail or waste of time?

When I look in the mirror something blotchy, baggy and bleary gazes back in a rather unpleasant fashion.  So it’s small wonder that electro-mesotherapy sounded so appealing. The claims for …