Mindful living

A Naturalista journey: what this year has taught me

Beautiful friends and family, Happy Christmas! As I head home tomorrow and prepare to return to Costa Rica for a month in the New Year, I can’t help but look back over the last year and share the ideas these months seem to have shown me. A little over a year ago I […]

Naturalista Organic Skin Food Beauty Bags

In the run up to Christmas it brings me great happiness to announce that I am creating a limited number of organic natural beauty gift sets, fusing beautiful aromatherapy scents with healing ingredients from nature. Pure, fresh, preservative-free and full of powerful goodness. My natural living and skin food journey has […]

Pura Vida Social Club #2

I am super excited to share that on November 12 not only will I celebrate another year on this earth, I will do it with beautiful friends and likeminded spirits at the second Pura Vida Social Club in East London. Music, craft, meditation and food will punctuate the evening – […]

Poem: The Nasturtium

I haven’t written a poem in years but this came rolling out today – a homage to our bright autumn garden and recent flowerbed-to-table cooking. Perhaps new homes constantly inspire. The Nasturtium From urban skies and displaced earth, A brave new life takes root. Fox-cub soft and crimson as a box, My […]

Natural healing, Russian style: Banya No.1

Hanging out at a Rainbo event a few months ago my beautiful friend Alice told me she and her husband Pete were going on a hot date that evening to a Russian spa “where you wear and felt hat and they beat you with birch leaves”. Sign me up! I […]

Pura Vida Social Club

Summer has kicked off in a crazy way for Rainbo and The Naturalista. We have been super busy in the van hawking our salad boxes at House Festival, Street feast, KERB and all across the city, while this week I did my first private healthy supper club for 16 women […]

Peace and calm at Grace Belgravia

The herb sauna at Grace Belgravia is the chicest box of wood I’ve encountered. And I love a sauna. And then you float next door to the giant hammam and things just get even better. And then you wallow in a  giant shower and waft back to the restaurant towards a big bowl […]

Fighting burnout with food

When you hit burnout, the ground falls from beneath your feet and it’s like you have to stop ‘doing’ completely and let your body die a small death before you can haul yourself up and start again. Last summer, against my grand plan and to my own frustration and horror, that’s more […]