In previous years Dry January was seen by many as a form of punishment for the previous month’s celebrations. What more miserable a time can there be than a month of dieting and drinking a succession of bland, alcohol-free drinks (only to undo all the good work on February 1st)! Thankfully as we enter a new decade, things have changed for the better…a delicious and sophisticated better. Alcohol-free drinks are now about balance, depth of flavour, spices and aromatics, all served with a large jigger of artisan skill.
Our advice is to switch Dry January for Try January, a month spent discovering a new world of flavour that their alcoholic counterparts struggle to match. I’ll drink to that!
We are proud to welcome The Harrogate Candle Company as our new candle supplier. Both their candles and packaging are absolutely stunning and add a real touch of luxury to any room they grace. A wide range of fragrances ensure you can caress each and every room with a scent designed to stimulate different emotions and enhance your mood.
NEW THIS WEEK!
Founded by Leane, Kineta, based in Devon, provides a wonderful range of Matcha based products including truly delicious organic, vegan and gluten free energy bars and Matcha tea.
Sourced from a farm near Nishio Japan, the green tea is shade grown and then stone ground to ensure the end product has the highest nutrient levels possible.
Green Energy - L-Theanine in Matcha works with the natural tea caffeine for a sustained slow release energy.
Antioxidant Powerhouse - 17 times more than in Blueberries!
Boosts Metabolism - Matcha increases thermogenesis which helps you burn more calories.
When Avlaki owners, Deborah and Natalie first started to produce olive oil from their local olive groves, they were horrified by local farming practices. Fields poisoned by chemicals, trees wrecked by aggressive harvesting and insanitary mills.
Avlaki immediately took control of every aspect of production. Olives are harvested by hand, blemished fruit removed before being taken to a clean mill in shallow crates to avoid bruising the fruit. Avlaki also converted to organic farming and now the fields bloom with all kinds of wild flowers and natural wildlife.
The result of this love is a superior, fragrant, unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil.
Bottled in the UK by a British company.
THE DARTMOOR SOAP COMPANY
Inspired by their baby’s delicate skin, founder Sophie took the brave decision to steer clear of traditional bathing products, despite their promises to ‘aid relaxation’ and ‘encourage sleep’, and instead create a completely pure bar of soap from the most natural oils.
The results were almost immediate. Within days their baby’s eczema had disappeared, his skin was plump with moisture and what’s more, bath times became a joy!
The Dartmoor Soap Company has created a range of beautifully scented, yet 100% natural soaps, bath truffles and diffusers which are genuinely as good as they smell.