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RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL | VIENNA

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Do you know Vienna? I’ve just spent a few days in the Austrian capital. I walked in the footsteps of Empress Sisi and Crown Prince Rudolf, and I admired the fabulous palaces and magnificent gardens. I also had the good luck to see Madame Butterfly at the Vienna State Opera. In Vienna, the grand story of Europe is still ever-present in the 21st century. If you’re planning a romantic/cultural getaway…

Pollen, the unsung hero of beehive products

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Pollen: A little grain with big benefits Used since time immemorial, beehive products never cease to surprise with the sheer variety of their benefits. We know about honey and royal jelly, but we hear less about pollen. However, with its toning, energising and anti-aging properties, now is more than ever the time to use it! What is pollen? Pollen consists of little yellow, gold and orange spheres, collected by bees…

Healthy, practical, tasty snacks

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So you’ve adopted a healthy lifestyle and decided to keep it up? You don’t want to carry on nibbling just anything that comes along, but you’re even less keen to pay inflated prices for healthy snacks. Let me pass on some healthy recipes that are easy to make. Energy Balls Half a cup of stoned dates Half a cup of sliced almonds A quarter cup (15g) of cocoa powder 1…

The Ayurvedic diet – it’s a whole lifestyle

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Far from the cliché that too often bundles it in with Indian cuisine, the Ayurvedic diet is based on a set of principles that focus on the individual and his or her particular physical and mental characteristics. Here is a summary of its central principles: Another way of looking at nutrition and digestion The principle of Ayurvedic diet is not to put foods together in categories but to concentrate on…

Istanbul: 3 good places for excellent food in luxury surroundings

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I’m opening my address book to share my choices for fine dining in luxurious surroundings, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. I don’t know if it’s Istanbul’s palette of colours that inspires me the most, or the secrets of its past, but its atmosphere is unique. The first bit of good news is that Istanbul is a wonderful place for food. The second is that the views are…

Belgium’s H2O Challenge – in February, Belgians drink water for their Tournée Minérale

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A month without drinking alcohol – that’s the challenge set by the Belgian Foundation Against Cancer for their “Tournée Minérale”. Starting on February 1st, 100,000 people committed themselves to giving up alcohol for one month, and to making a donation for research. Live well without alcohol Last year, the first such event attracted 120,000 participants. By combining activism with fun, it showed many of them that they can survive without…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

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We’re always on the lookout for the perfect gift, and with Valentine’s Day nearly here, we’ve selected the perfect cupid approved gifts for you. Whether you are self-gifting or shopping for a gift for her, these adorable pieces are sure to charm. Available to buy online right now. T-Shirt with ‘viens, on s’en fout’ print – Noddiction Collection – €28 The heart coin purse – Aspinal of London – 60£…

Splendid weekend in Budapest

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For me, “the Pearl of the Danube” has always had a certain fascination. I imagined it as vibrant, mysterious, romantic and elegant. What’s more, I recently gave in to my desires and visited the city. So, you know the must-see landmarks but you’d like to add a touch of chic to your stay? Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration amongst the things I discovered. Love at first sight, over brunch I…

Feminine energy – liberate your potential

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Over the centuries, and still today, we’ve tended to see personal energy as having two forms. Masculine energy, which is often centre-stage, relates to the outer world. It’s about organising, planning and managing. It’s logical, it’s literal. Feminine energy, by contrast, is linked to the inner world – to feelings, to emotions, to the heart, to the very essence of what women traditionally are. Of course, we have to be…

I tested the TEOXANE brand

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I’m always on the lookout for a care routine to suit my dry skin, and in the past I’ve tested several brands without success. Recently, though, I’ve discovered the Teoxane range, and the results are excellent. Experts in anti-ageing, the Swiss company Téoxane makes products based on hyaluronic acid. I’ll tell you about my favourites! ADVANCED FILLER After the age of 30, you expect skin care products to offer more…