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Privet Beauty and Grooming Salon Notting Hill

October 23, 2014
Privet; a bush with green leaves that is often used for hedges. When you walk into this warm, rustic and totally charming new luxury beauty and grooming haven in the heart of my Notting Hill hood, you see that its name is the very essence of its ethos.  Privet is a brand new, luxury, top-to-toe body “topiary” service run by a team of beauty professionals, or  “expert gardeners” as they like to comically refer to themselves as, who believe that “personal pruning” should be an enjoyable affair. Well, I’m 100 per cent up for that, I thought excitedly, and decided to pay Privet a visit to see just how enjoyable they could make a little pampering and “pruning”.  The inviting evergreen space is made up of three bespoke “sheds” (beauty rooms) and a “Toolshed” just for the men.… Continue reading...
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Light up your Life

September 16, 2014
If you’re in the same boat as my friend and fashion blogger extraordinaire Soraya Bakhtiar, who, whilst clutching a Starbucks coffee captioned her instagram this morning : “Last day of London Fashion Week feeling tired yet cosy in this cornflower blue knit [it’s 24 degrees celsius and sunny outside] by @mrselfportrait #morningslikethese #cabselfie #lfw” then you’re in need of some serious r&r. A couple of days ago I handpicked five of the best spa deals in central London, which I hope deemed helpful! However, if you can’t get to a spa, then make some time to relax at home. Downtime is so important – even if you only have just five or ten minutes.… Continue reading...