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Beautiful things Wellbeing 12/07/2018

How’s Plastic Free July Going? Your Tips & Product Guide is Here

Homeware products for Plastic Free July, with great alternatives to plastic bags, packaging and household cloths.

Plastic Free July is already well under way! This initiative, aiming to encourage the reduced use of plastics, started in Australia in 2011 and has now spread across 150 countries. Here are some tips about how to avoid plastics, plus a guide to some super stylish and ethical products that replace plastic everyday and long term. Click on the links and images below to see the products in the Chalk &…

Wellbeing 15/05/2018

How to make elderflower cordial – easy & refreshing summer in a bottle!

Find out how to make elderflower cordial on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). Elderflower cordial is one of the big joys of spring! So easy to make, and so satisfying to drink! Follow this simple recipe on ChalkandMoss.com

If you’re wondering how to make elderflower cordial, then read on. Here’s a very simple yet deliciously refreshing recipe. Elderflower cordial is a wonderful spring and summer drink. Mix it with your choice of water or sparking water, or jazz it up your gin & tonic, prosecco and champagne with a splash or cordial added! Cycling down our road today, I was so happy to see…

Wellbeing 26/03/2018

Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It?

Finland is the Happiest country in the world of 2018, according to the latest UN report. The Finns themselves put this down to Sisu; the strength of will and resilience they gain from challenging themselves physically in nature. This includes dipping in freezing waters, where the hormones produced help reduce anxiety, helping them cope with difficult situations. Image by Val Vesa on Unsplash.com.

The Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It? The Finns Credit Sisu; Harnessing Courage in Nature   The UN announced this month that Finland is officially the Happiest Country of 2018. It’s time to explore their secret to happiness; Courage. As we sit and scratch our heads over yet another Nordic country bagging the prize for the Happiest Country in the…

Wellbeing 22/01/2018

Best Cook Books for Health and Wellbeing

Best cook books for Scandinavian, Nordic, Middle Eastern, Indian cook books - all with a healthy attitude to food.

The best cook books on my shelf are those that prompt me to try new ingredients, combinations and colours. I think hard about what specific nutrients our bodies need and for what purpose, to make sure what we eat leaves us feeling really good! In this photo are a few of my favourite and arguably best cook books. Of course there are many, many more.…

Wellbeing 24/12/2017

Mulled Wine Recipe from my Mother in Sweden

mulled wine recipe Swedish glogg recipe with cinnamon, cloves and angostoura bitters

I’m finally going to let you in on our special mulled wine recipe, or Glögg as it’s known in Sweden. My mother’s made this recipe for many years and we’ve of course continued the tradition. I’ll let you in on another secret; it’s actually not a Swedish recipe, but a South African one, which my parents were given during their time living there in the…

Interiors & Architecture 19/12/2017

ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland now open for 2017-18 Season!

Monstera design as ice sculptures at ice hotel

The 28th edition of the famous ICEHOTEL in the Swedish Lapland has now opened its doors for the 2017-18 season! During the past six weeks, artists from all corners of the globe have brought their winning designs to life. Each team worked on one of the hotel’s 35 rooms, in Arctic temperatures hovering around -27 centigrade. The ICEHOTEL lies 200km north of Sweden’s Arctic Circle,…

Interiors & Architecture 17/12/2017

ICEHOTEL Sweden 2018: The Final Build Phase

A geometric hole structure in the ice sculpted ICEHOTEL in Sweden

Today we continue our exclusive look into the making of the 2018 ICEHOTEL Sweden. This is the last stage of the build, before the unveiling of the full design! Throughout December, Chalk & Moss has followed applied artist/furniture designer Hugh Miller and architect/landscape designer Howard Miller on their exciting Arctic adventure. They won the competition to design one of the rooms of this spectacular boutique hotel made…

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