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Our journal celebrates getting back to nature, connecting with our inner child, dreaming of freedom and modern life.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
TONING BODY SERUM
A potent body serum packed with powerful ingredients to hydrate and help tone the appearance of skin.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Inspiration and Creation: our new Hand Wash and Lotion
Our exquisitely formulated and expertly crafted hand wash and lotion inspired by the plants and botanicals found in the grounds at Heckfield Place, the spiritual home of our brand. Both the wash and lotion are gently fragranced with Linden, Roman Chamomile and Cedarwood and come in aluminium containers to recycle forever.
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO MAKE A SCENTED GARDEN INSPIRED BY FRAGRANCE
A really fun and easy way to grow a fragrant garden is to take apart the components of a delicious perfume and grow the plants yourself. Clemmie Frasershows us how. Artwork by Michalis Christodoulou.
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GOOD DEEDS
WHEN THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY
For people with dementia, the confusion of memory loss can be isolating, painful and deeply dehumanising. Which is why the work of the UK charity My Life Films is proving to be so life-affirming. David Annand looks at how the bespoke celluloid life stories it makes are bringing hope, comfort and solace to those with dementia and their loved ones
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BEAUTY MATTERS
THE KITCHEN PRESCRIPTION
The research is compelling – from the common cold and depression to life-threatening diseases such as cancer and heart disease, what we eat can help us heal. Writer and nutritionist Danielle Fox talks to the experts about what food we should all keep in our 21st-century medicine cabinets
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WISE WORDS
THAT LOVING FEELING
Unfortunately, more often than not Valentine’s Day induces that sinking feeling, not the idealised love bubble presented to us at every turn. But don’t fear, the antidote is nearer than you think – Julie Hoegh goes on a literary quest for self-love
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WISE WORDS
WILD GRASS: A POEM
After Lavinia Greenlaw My love, the red bricks are still...
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WISE WORDS
ALTERNATIVE 2019
The birds chirp louder than I’ve ever heardThe trees are...
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO… DO VALENTINE’S DAY WITHOUT CRINGING
Valentine’s Day is not at all wild; rather it is tired and annoying. But if nothing happens at all and it is ignored, then feelings of rage and despair over one’s life and state of relationship bubble up uncontrollably and cause a terrible re-evaluation of the status quo. Which is NEVER good. How to cope?
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
SHAPING THE LANDSCAPE
When the eternal beauty of the natural world embraces the artistry of sculpture, something extraordinary happens. From Bronze Age man’s carved figures on the canvas of the countryside to modern day masters’ sculptural creations in parks around the country, Jo Craven explores the awe-inspiring alchemy of art in nature
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WISE WORDS
LOVED UP: A POEM
Loved Up: A Poem We dance to mighty words,We speak...
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GOOD DEEDS
INTO THE WOODS
With as many as one in ten children and young people suffering from mental health problems*, it feels like the idyll of childhood has been lost. But, discovers Fiona Golfar, a charity supported by Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex is using nature to help troubled teens heal their fears and anxieties
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
SCREAM IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER
The battery powered alternative to Formula 1 has confounded critics...
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO SURVIVE A FESTIVAL IF YOU’RE MIDDLE-AGED
Firstly, and most crucial to your survival is to Pick Your Festival Carefully. No matter what you have coped with in your life to date, spending three days in the rain listening to grime music with 10,000 hallucinating teenagers, with no toilet or cappuccino facilities, is going to send you over the edge. You need to be thinking Wilderness or Cornbury in the gentle hills of Oxfordshire in the grounds of posh country houses, Glastonbury (in The Pop-Up Hotel, Camp Kerala or Pennard Orchard only) or Port Elliot (a lot of satisfactory Airstream action, not to mention soothing book talks to ease hangovers). These are the festivals for you.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS AS BAD AS SMOKING
Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, obesity – it seems not getting enough sleep has a lot to answer for. David Annand, who is pretty sure his nightly, six (interrupted) hours isn’t healthy, finds out how much we actually need and, more importantly, how to make sure we get it
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GOOD DEEDS
Meditation Bob
Bob Roth is the world’s most in-demand Transcendental Meditation coach with some 25.7k followers on Instagram, many of them celebrity devotees. He sat at the feet of guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970s and today he dispenses wisdom to stressed-out, 21st-century souls, including war veterans, British school children and Katy Perry. By Kathleen Baird-Murray
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GOOD DEEDS
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

#BeMoreMark

Last year cinematographer Mark Milsome was tragically killed while filming in Ghana which threw his wife, daughter and much of the British film industry into mourning. The man who was behind the camera for countless classics, including Game of Thrones and The Theory of Everything, inspired love, laughter and respect, and today a charitable foundation in his name hopes to spread some of his enormous goodwill. Fiona Golfar finds out more.

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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… JAN
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. A model now, a model back then, a model citizen always – American-born Anglophile Jan de Villeneuve believes wishes can come true and just might be related to Spike Lee.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
THESE BOOKS WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT BEAUTY
Images of beauty bombard us. From the moment we wake up and put on our make-up (as Aretha Franklin so eloquently put it) until we go to bed at night, pictures of painted faces, glossy hair, bodies of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages pop up on Instagram, fill the pages of magazines, beam through our screens, and dress blank spaces in museums and galleries. But how often do we consider beauty from an intellectual point of view? Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and read these excellent books which in different ways, challenge our obsession with physical perfection and pose guilt-free, sometimes complex questions to make us re-evaluate the way we think about beauty.
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
BORN TO BE WILD
Mass rewilding programmes across the globe are seeing vast tracts of land being returned to their natural state, with indigenous “big five” beasts – from jaguars in Patagonia to red deer in Sussex – spearheading Mother Nature’s rebirth. David Annand explores a brave new world of booming biodiversity
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SOLANGE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge tries her best while setting the dance floor on fire to Grace Jones
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BEAUTY MATTERS
HOW SUNSCREENS ARE THREATENING THE PLANET

For Autumn Blum, a US cosmetic chemist and certified diver, it all began with a dive in Palau, an island in the Pacific Ocean, which happens to have one of the most beautiful and endangered coral reefs in the world. On her ascent, Blum thought she saw a rainbow, but as she got closer she realised it was an oil sheen from sunscreen coming off a group of snorkellers. “I knew then this was bad news to see those chemicals going directly into a pristine ecosystem,” she says.

 

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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SAM MCKNIGHT
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, fashion’s favourite hairstylist Sam McKnight is careful what he wishes for, but makes time for Good Times.
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… BILL
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This issue, leather designer Bill Amberg is murder on the dance floor and a murderer on a life raft.
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GOOD DEEDS
WILD AT HEART FOUNDATION
When society florist Nikki Tibbles embarked on her third dog rescue mission to Puerto Rico, she thought she knew what to expect. But as Fiona Golfar discovers, you’re never quite prepared for the heartbreak and inspiration.
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SKYE GYNGELL
Real dilemmas; real solutions. From our real-life super-heroes. This issue: Skye Gyngell, of Spring Restaurant, votes to take her brother-in-law Jeremy on a life raft and safeguards the fish in the ocean
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BEAUTY MATTERS
BACK TO NATURE
As the annual beach-body-ready season kicks off in earnest, Christa D’Souzacelebrates her decision to have her breast implants removed and finds that for her anyway, natural is best
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
COULD A SHAMAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
It’s not just in California that people are starting to regard a visit to a shaman as essential as medical check-ins with a doctor. But beyond taking the pulse of your aura and giving you a supercharged dose of TLC, are there any deeper effects? David Annandgoes in search of the modern-day urban shaman to find out
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BEAUTY MATTERS
WHY WE ALL NEED BATH TIME
Ritualised in many countries – the Japanese onsen, Turkish hammam, Russian banya – the benefits of bathing go far beyond getting clean. Charlotte Sinclair explores the body, mind and soul-healing powers of immersing yourself in water
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GOOD DEEDS
THE MAGIC BREAKFAST CLUB
It’s a shocking fact that some half a million children in the UK turn up to school too hungry to learn. When author and campaigner Carmel McConnell came face to face with this in her own London neighbourhood, she knew she had to do something about it. Here, she tells David Annand how, by the end of the year, she will have gone from feeding five schools to over a thousand
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GOOD DEEDS
CUT TO THE CHASE
How hairdresser Joshua Coombes’ desire to reach out and connect with people living on the streets launched a humanitarian movement with a pair of scissors and a hashtag. David Annand hears the story behind #DoSomethingForNothing
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
AS NATURE INTENDED
Writer and gardening enthusiast Tom Loxleyon why we need to embrace biodiversity and start cultivating a healthier planet for all of us to live in – including the pests…
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… DON
Real dilemmas; real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Don Letts, filmmaker, DJ and former member of Big Audio Dynamite, credits his education to the school of punk rock and wishes he’d said something a bit smarter to Lauren Hutton
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BEAUTY MATTERS
SKINCARE 2.0
Meet the high-tech (and one ancient low-tech) facial tools that promise to boost collagen, reduce puffiness, make wrinkles fade, and even prevent acne and soothe rosacea – all in the comfort of your own home. By Danielle Fox
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BEAUTY MATTERS
SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY HAS COME OF AGE
As a child, Josephine Fairley loved to create her own natural, home-made skincare; as an adult, she would go on to have a stellar career as a beauty editor in a world of high-tech beauty. But what if these polar opposites could meet?
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
WILD SWIMMING IN THE UK
Ice cold shivers, furry rocks underfoot, nipping minnows… for fans of wild swimming, nothing beats the thrill of leaping into a natural pool. Charlotte Sinclair says it’s time to dip a toe in the water
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BEAUTY MATTERS
THE BITTEREST PILL
Taking a daily dose of supplements to boost your health and wellbeing is good for you, right? Not, it turns out, necessarily. Sharon Walker investigates what we’re really swallowing
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… KATE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Kate Spicer, journalist and author of Lost Dog, does wonderful things with carrot tops and thanks her dog for the gift of routine and unconditional love
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… BOBBI BROWN
Real dilemmas; real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, mother-of-three Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics brand after 25 years at the helm and now heads up a wellness brand, a hotel and a website, Justbobbi.com, loves drinking tequila in her spare time and wishes she could eat French fries without calorific consequences…
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BEAUTY MATTERS
HOW TO MEDITATE (WITHOUT GETTING STRESSED ABOUT IT)
With so many methods and so much advice around, learning meditation can seem like an anxiety-inducing task. But, says Kate Morris, who went on her own circuitous journey, all you need to do is breathe and let the right path unfold
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SINÉAD
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month the Irish writer, academic and advocate Sinéad Burke champions climate justice and dances to the Spice Girls. By Kathleen Baird-Murray
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
THE FEMALE BOSSES LEADING THE GREEN REVOLUTION
As more women get their feet under the table in the boardroom, environmental concerns are starting to top the agenda. Here, Cassie Steer meets three trailblazing leaders who are hell-bent on changing the world
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WISE WORDS
THE ORIGINAL GIRL BOSSES
Aren’t we all just a little bit in awe of female founders? A woman who has managed to break through all kinds of ceilings, shake off naysayers, find an understanding partner and achieve a happy work/life balance. So what inspires them and what can we learn from their experiences? Julie Hoegh finds out with her pick of the best books about the women who did
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WISE WORDS
THE LITERARY CURE

Need a tonic for a broken heart? Medicine for a numbed mind? Treatment for a soul looking to be renewed? It’s all in the written word. Bookworm Julie Hoegh curates a pharmacy of poems, essays and short stories to remedy your every ill

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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… MARCIA
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Marcia Kilgore, founder of some of the world’s most exciting beauty brands, including the water-saving Soaper Duper, has recycled 50 tons of plastic bottles and has a crush on her husband (now that he has a new beard)
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BEAUTY MATTERS
MIND OVER MOISTURISER
Is the old adage “beauty is only skin deep” about to be turned on its head? Nicola Moulton examines the intertwined relationship between our mental wellbeing and how we look – and discovers new schools of thought linking a positive frame of mind to healthy, beautiful skin
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL AT HOME
You will need: A large pot of manuka honey, colloidal...
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE…JANE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Jane Scotter, founder of biodynamic farm Fern Verrow dreads feeding her pigs after a heavy snowfall and cooks a mean chicken stock with egg noodles
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BEAUTY MATTERS
INTRODUCING MYCELIUM PACKAGING: CAN THE ANSWER TO THE WORLD’S PACKAGING CRISIS BE FOUND IN FUNGI?

From an abundance of cardboard in the recycling system to a ‘plastic island’ in the Pacific Ocean, the world is being taken over by waste. But could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for?

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WISE WORDS
WILSON ORYEMA FOR THE WILDSMITH PAPERS
203012 years can represent many thingsJust one year short of...
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