Christmas Gift Guide Part 8. For All The Family !

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All of SIGG’s bottles are BPA and EA free.

Miracle Mug – 0.27L £19.99, 0.47L £24.99

Perfect for the hot drink lover, SIGG presents the innovative and beautifully shaped Miracle Mug, made from 18/8 double-walled stainless steel with a tritan top, meaning you have a pure drinking experience every time. Its revolutionary lid has been designed to enable one-handed opening and drinking, with an easy to operate locking function to prevent spills.

This high-quality, reusable cup is extremely lightweight, scratch-resistant and 100% leakproof, with a smooth coating that means no finger prints! Slim, chic and practical, the Miracle Mug is available in three colours — berry, black and brushed, and two sizes — 270ml, which fits most cup holders, and 470ml.

SIGG Sports – 0.75L £19.49

The 0.75 litre Sports range features an elegant yet functional design with a grippy surface, ergonomic shape and a wide-opening mouth for easy cleaning and filling, making it the ideal training partner! The high-quality, recyclable aluminium bottle is extremely light and robust and comes in a range of bold colours to match those bold new year’s fitness resolutions!

Hot & Cold ONE – 0.5L £22.99

SIGG Hot & Cold ONE is the perfect stocking filler for a warmer winter. The flask makes a striking style statement with a new winter colour pallet including Mustard, Deep Magenta, Denim and Leaf Green. All 0.5 litre bottles are streamlined and practical, keeping your drink hot for 12 hours or cool for up to 20 hours thanks to its double-walled stainless steel construction, designed for maximum heat retention.

SIGG Original – Good for the environment

Get a taste of nostalgia with SIGG’s retro reusable water bottle; inspired by the 40s, armed for modern day drinking!

Inspired by one of the brand’s earliest drinks bottle designs, SIGG Original is classic and versatile. Made from lightweight aluminium, it features a wide mouth opening for easy cleaning and a modernised metal lid that’s 100% leakproof even with fizzy drinks on board! It has a vintage-look handle that’s dainty and practical for easy carrying and is embellished with SIGG’s original logo from the company’s launch in 1908.

Helping to break down the culture of single-use plastic, SIGG’s range not only represents Swiss tradition, precision and high quality, but also works on a sustainable level.

SIGG Original are available to buy at Amazon, Cotswold and online at sigg.com. RRP 500ml £21.99, 750ml £24.99. If you enjoy the taste of nostalgia, sipping from SIGG’s latest reusable bottle couldn’t be more appealing.

Stella – 0.5L £17.99

The latest member of SIGG’s family of stylish reusable water bottles comes dressed to impress! Stella is a premium glass reusable bottle with a fabric sleeve to keep drinks well insulated and glass protected, while looking its best for hydration on the go!

SIGG Stella is an extension to the award-winning glass bottle, Star, and is made of 
 high-performance heat-resistant Italian molten glass. It’s sleeved with a trendy neoprene cover that impresses thanks to its insulating properties, together with a cushioning feel that provides fantastic grip! It also protects the glass against damage and can be removed and washed.

The 0.5 litre bottle is £17.99 and is available in five fashionable colours, including new additions Electric Blue and Shy Pink.

All SIGG bottles are available to buy at sigg.com/uk.

 

Four Time Non-Stop Channel Swimmer Sarah Thomas Chooses Kaiman EXO Goggles

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Arguably one of the most gruelling feats of mental and physical endurance ever undertaken, in September Sarah Thomas became the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop, swimming from England to France and back twice in 54 hours. Due to strong tides, the 80 mile swim became 130 miles and, abiding by the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation rules, Sarah only wore a swimming cap, ear plugs, goggles and costume for the entire swim. Her swimming goggles of choice were Kaiman EXO by Aqua Sphere and after her swim Sarah told us “I only wear Kaiman EXO goggles. They are the only ones I’ve worn for open water swimming for years! They are comfortable, clear, durable, give me good range of sight and don’t fog. They are my favourite for sure.”

From Colorado USA, Sarah completed her first open-water event in 2007 and first swam across the Channel in 2012. In August 2017, she swam 104.6 miles in Lake Champlain on the US/Canada border but was diagnosed with breast cancer later that year. She dedicated her latest swim to ‘all the survivors out there.’ During the 54 hours, Sarah was stung by jellyfish, battled extremely strong currents and, to fuel her, relied on energy drinks mixed with electrolytes and caffeine and only had a 10 minute break between crossings.
Regarded by many open water and pool swimmers as one of the best goggles on the market, the Kaiman EXO has curved lenses which provide 180 degree panoramic vision and Softeril gaskets for a really comfortable seal against the skin. Latex free and hypoallergenic, the goggles are robust yet

lightweight and are designed to be worn comfortably for long periods without pinching or leaking, as perfectly demonstrated by Sarah’s incredible long distance swim. For more information please check out www.aquasphereswim.com. Interestingly, Aqua Sphere is the sister brand to the fast growing MP Michael Phelps swimming brand.

About Aqua Sphere

Established in Genoa, Italy, in 1998, Aqua Sphere is the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise and triathlons. With the launch of its cutting-edge Seal Mask—the world’s first swim mask to offer curved lenses for wide panoramic vision, the company set the industry standard and today continues to innovate with a complete range of premium swim products including goggles, masks, triathlon wetsuits, footwear and aquatic fitness and training products. The designs have gained the respect and loyal following of many celebrities and notable athletes, including the world’s most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, with whom Aqua Sphere has partnered to develop the MP Michael Phelps swim brand for all swimmers with aspirations to improve their swimming technique and enjoyment. Alongside its parent company Aqua Lung and supported by an international distribution network, Aqua Sphere has grown into a worldwide enterprise representing unparalleled design, development and manufacturing expertise, with a global footprint in more than 90 countries. Follow the brand on social media using @AquaSphereUK and check out the web site www.aquasphereswim.com/uk for full product information

SAUCYBITCH HOT SAUCE ARE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER OR SECRET SANTA

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SaucyBitch Hot Sauces are the perfect way to spice up this Christmas. Make Christmas extra SAUCY this year by giving someone a festive gift of Hot Sauce. At only £5.99 per bottle and £17 for a Festive Selection Pack this is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who likes to spice up their turkey. These Artisan Vegan Sauces are stocked in the Luxury Brand LVMH store Le Graden Epicerie de Paris, making them the ultimate Hot Sauce treat for any discerning Christmas Condiment Connoisseur. The eye catching French Bulldog labels are the coolest addition to any kitchen cabinet and come in an array of collectible colours.

Available in Five Flavours:

Hot Stuff – Hot Stuff is a ballsy take on a classic hot sauce. This saucy little number is packed with premium red jalapenos, habaneros, birds eye and romano chillies, then rounded off with a generous hit of garlic. We have given it a medium spicy heat so it appeals to all lovers of hot sauce. It is perfect to splash in home cooking or to use as a saucy hot dip.

Smokin’ Hot – Smokin Hot is a rich, lavish London take on one of the UK’s favourite sauce flavours – chipotle. This rich and intense saucy little number blends chipotle with molasses and liquid smoke imported straight from Tennessee’s finest barbecues to give it that authentic smoky taste. This is the ultimate sauce for any chipotle lover and is perfect for all occasions.

Sweet Heat – Sweet Heat is a luxurious version of the classic Thai Hot Sauce – Sriracha. Our fiery version is packed with garlic and an intense chilli sweetness to give it a sizzling kick. We use fermented chillies and it is suitable for vegans. This is the perfect Hot Sauce for noodles, kebabs or using as a dipping sauce.

Triple XXX – Triple XXX is a seriously Hot Sauce for those who think that hotter equals better. There is a higher concentration of fermented Hot Habanero and Scotch Bonnet chillis to give this more bang for your buck. This extra hot Hot Sauce was created for our customers who like their sauces HOT but still want to be able to use it on their favourite foods rather than use it to remove paint. Perfect with Pizza, stir fries and meat dishes.

Mellow Yellow – Mellow Yellow is a fruity yellow Hot Sauce that is perfect for lovers of a sweet chilli sauce who prefer it mild. The heat comes from the renowned Fatalii Chilli while the sweet comes from a mix of succulent pineapple and sweet juicy mango all finished off with a citrusy twist of lemon. This sweet and fruity Hot Sauce gives a milder lingering warmth and is perfect with fish dishes, stir fries, chicken and everything else. A must have for any kitchen.

Hot Sauces are really growing in popularity in the UK, emulating the success of American Hot Sauce brands. In the UK Chilli and tabasco sauces outstripped every other sauce and condiment in value (29.5%) and volume growth (24.8%). While Tabasco (up 4%) has been heavily promoting its 150th anniversary.
Saucybitch hot sauces are all vegan which are proving very popular with customers at the Saucybitch stall at London’s iconic market – Old Spitalfields Market. Customers are also raving about the fact that the hot sauce use fermented ingredients which experts predict will be the one of the main food trends in 2019.
The Saucybitch brand tries to keep the production process as local, sustainable and carbon neutral as possible by using community sourced chillies to help produce their sauces. They established The Walthamstow Chilli Collective whereby chilli growers in Walthamstow donate their chillies to use in the production process. This initiative has proved very popular with the environmentally minded customer.
The labelling and brand imagery is modern and features a design inspired by the owner’s dog – Captain, a French Bulldog. The French Bulldog is the celebrity dog of choice with Lady Gaga, Madonna, David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio all owning French Bulldogs. The branding is designed with a cool aesthetic in mind, paying a tongue in cheek homage to Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans and designed to be displayed in pride of place within the customer’s fridge.
Saucybitch sauces have already been snapped up by some trendy retailers before they have even been officially launched. Saucybitch sauces are the only hot sauce to be stocked at Le Bon Marche – Le Grande Epicerie in Paris (owned by the LVMH group and widely regarded as THE BEST FOODHALL IN THE WORLD) Some of the current UK suppliers include: Eat17 Spar in Walthamstow, Eat17 Spar in Hackney, Kitchen Provisions in Stoke Newington, The newly opened Kitchen Provisions in the exclusive Coal’s Yard King’s Cross and the newly opened GourmetDeli in Leigh on Sea along with online retailers.
Dean Smith of Saucybitch says, “The response to our sauces has been overwhelming. People love them and we sell out the minute we make a new batch. Our Instagram has a large following and has even led to a diner in Philadelphia buying the whole range. The cool opinion former delis that have approached us via our Instagram to start stocking them are hopefully a sign of the things to come. Customers seem to love the vegan, fermented and community sourced angle.”
Saucybitch is available to buy via the website www.saucybitch.co.uk and wholesale enquiries are to be made via the website in the first instance. The bottles retail for £5.95 each and come in 150ml bottles.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR NATURE LOVERS
BINOCULARS AND SPOTTING SCOPES FROM SWAROVSKI OPTIK

Providing the perfect blend of crystal-clear optics and elegant design, a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope from SWAROVSKI OPTIK is the ideal choice of gift for an outdoor enthusiast or nature lover this Christmas.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK provides elegantly designed binoculars of the highest precision and offers a variety of choice for Christmas presents. This winter, gift hunters can choose from the compact CL Pocket binoculars, which can fit into even the smallest of bags, and also the CL Companion binoculars, which come with a bespoke accessory package inspired by nature. For those who prefer to view wildlife from the comfort of their home, the elegantly designed ATX Interior spotting scope is the company’s first telescope designed specifically for indoor use.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Pocket – From £590
For outdoor enthusiasts keen to spot wildlife during walks, SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Pocket binoculars fit into even the smallest of bags and pockets thanks to their robust aluminium housing and conveniently designed foldable bridge. Along with an impressive 119-metre field of view, the binoculars are well-suited for those who wear glasses, thanks to the individually adjustable twist-in eyecups. Although small in size, the ergonomic binoculars don’t compromise on quality and offer unique optical excellence of the highest order in the compact range. For more information, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion Binoculars – From £970
Ideal for those who are always on the go, SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion binoculars can easily be packed away in luggage due to their light weight of 490g and compact size. For spotting wildlife while travelling, the CL Companion binoculars fit perfectly in the hand and are available in either 8x or 10x magnification, ensuring viewing is smooth and jitter-free. For stylish yet practical optimum protection, the elegantly-designed binoculars also come with a bespoke accessory package, which consists of a field bag plus a carrying strap and is available in three designs inspired by nature: NORTHERN LIGHTS, URBAN JUNGLE and WILD NATURE. For further details, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s ATX Interior Spotting Scope – From £3,800
The ATX Interior spotting scope is SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s first telescope designed specifically for indoor use. A perfect complement for any stylish room or home, the ATX Interior’s armouring is an elegant terra brown colour. The scope, which can also be used outside, allows users and their guests to detect even the smallest details from the comfort of their home thanks to its state-of-the-art SWAROVISION technology, a remarkable 25-60x magnification and a field-of-view of 41–23 metres (m/1,000m). For further details, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

The world belongs to those who can see beauty.
Experience the moment!
SEE THE UNSEEN.
www.swarovskioptik.com

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Image 1: SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Pocket binoculars from £590.
Image 2: SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s ATX Interior Spotting Scope from £3,800
Image 3: SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion binoculars from £970

What Do You See On Chanukah?

Teach your toddler about Chanukah with this bright and colorful word-and-photo sturdy board book! Children will learn basic vocabulary while becoming familiar with the objects and concepts that are unique to this special time of year.

Where Is God?

This delightful picture book is enjoyed by children ages 3-7. Children everywhere ask, “Where is God?” Now they have an answer that can fill their souls.

I Want to Be Famous!

In this deep and funny picture book for ages 4-7, children discover how to shine the spotlight from within for lasting joy (instead of yearning to be in the spotlight).

Searching for God in the Garbage

This candid and groundbreaking memoir for adults by a Harvard grad documents how to overcome food addictions joyfully – by nourishing your hungry soul.

Bracha Goetz

Harvard-educated author of 38 books to help souls shine:

www.amazon.com/author/spiritualkidsbooks-brachagoetz

Simply Amazing Special Author’s Edition is a new collection of uplifting stories of overcoming life’s greatest obstacles.

KC Armstrong begins the book with the heart-wrenching story of his tormented years after leaving the Howard Stern show and then his transformation to a life of hope and service to others. He weaves a theme of resilience and hope as he provides commentary on 12 favorite interviews from his WMAP radio station. Issues include Holocaust survival, mental illness, poverty, addiction, child advocacy and much more.Interviewees find their life callings through personal struggles and use their experiences as a gift to others. Top reviewers give this inspiring antidote for turbulent times five stars! (First in a series)

Four Time Non-Stop Channel Swimmer Sarah Thomas Chooses Kaiman EXO Goggles

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Arguably one of the most gruelling feats of mental and physical endurance ever undertaken, in September Sarah Thomas became the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop, swimming from England to France and back twice in 54 hours. Due to strong tides, the 80 mile swim became 130 miles and, abiding by the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation rules, Sarah only wore a swimming cap, ear plugs, goggles and costume for the entire swim. Her swimming goggles of choice were Kaiman EXO by Aqua Sphere and after her swim Sarah told us “I only wear Kaiman EXO goggles. They are the only ones I’ve worn for open water swimming for years! They are comfortable, clear, durable, give me good range of sight and don’t fog. They are my favourite for sure.”

From Colorado USA, Sarah completed her first open-water event in 2007 and first swam across the Channel in 2012. In August 2017, she swam 104.6 miles in Lake Champlain on the US/Canada border but was diagnosed with breast cancer later that year. She dedicated her latest swim to ‘all the survivors out there.’ During the 54 hours, Sarah was stung by jellyfish, battled extremely strong currents and, to fuel her, relied on energy drinks mixed with electrolytes and caffeine and only had a 10 minute break between crossings.
Regarded by many open water and pool swimmers as one of the best goggles on the market, the Kaiman EXO has curved lenses which provide 180 degree panoramic vision and Softeril gaskets for a really comfortable seal against the skin. Latex free and hypoallergenic, the goggles are robust yet

lightweight and are designed to be worn comfortably for long periods without pinching or leaking, as perfectly demonstrated by Sarah’s incredible long distance swim. For more information please check out www.aquasphereswim.com. Interestingly, Aqua Sphere is the sister brand to the fast growing MP Michael Phelps swimming brand.

About Aqua Sphere

Established in Genoa, Italy, in 1998, Aqua Sphere is the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise and triathlons. With the launch of its cutting-edge Seal Mask—the world’s first swim mask to offer curved lenses for wide panoramic vision, the company set the industry standard and today continues to innovate with a complete range of premium swim products including goggles, masks, triathlon wetsuits, footwear and aquatic fitness and training products. The designs have gained the respect and loyal following of many celebrities and notable athletes, including the world’s most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, with whom Aqua Sphere has partnered to develop the MP Michael Phelps swim brand for all swimmers with aspirations to improve their swimming technique and enjoyment. Alongside its parent company Aqua Lung and supported by an international distribution network, Aqua Sphere has grown into a worldwide enterprise representing unparalleled design, development and manufacturing expertise, with a global footprint in more than 90 countries. Follow the brand on social media using @AquaSphereUK and check out the web site www.aquasphereswim.com/uk for full product information

Shelter launches ‘Emergency Chocolate’ range so shoppers can help fight the housing emergency this Christmas > www.shelter.org.uk/chocolate

With 320,000 people in Britain currently without a home, the country’s leading housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, has launched its first ever range of festive ‘Emergency Chocolate’ bars – to raise vital funds to fight the housing emergency.

The tasty trio of milk chocolate treats – a chunky 200g bar costing £10, a 100g bar costing £5, and a chocolate coin costing just £2 – will make an ideal last-minute present, stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

Shelter’s Emergency Chocolate range has been made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, such as soya, cocoa butter and vanilla, and shoppers can buy them in selected Shelter shops and on the charity’s online Christmas store at: www.shelter.org.uk/chocolate

With every bar or coin of Emergency Chocolate sold enabling Shelter to support and help people struggling with homelessness and bad housing, this is a festive gift that keeps on giving.

Shelter’s Emergency Chocolate range is available now from the charity’s online Christmas store and selected Shelter shops. For further information please visit: www.shelter.org.uk/chocolate

AMAZON

BOOKS

Calm’s newly launched book “The Magic of Sleep” book from leading sleep and meditation app, Calm (available for £9.99 on Amazon ) – brand spanking new and full to the brim on wellness tips, cutting edge techniques and advice on mindfulness and how to sleep better penned by Calm founder Michael Acton Smith (tipped to be one of the big sellers at Xmas). Also Calm app subscription gift card below as a cracking stocking filler.

or…

BOOZE

We have a bit of everything ranging from whisky, bourbon all the way through to rum, premium vodka, gins (and everything in between). Also, some of the key basics below, but if you are looking for something more obscure/rare/expensive – let me know and will send it your way. With premium spirits including The Macallan, Laphroaig, Courvoisier and Roku Japanese gin – all the way through to Maker’s Mark bourbon, Highland Park, Laphroaig and Famous Grouse – at a range of prices from as little as £16 to over £50 mark.

Deck the halls with Dr.PAWPAW Christmas Gift Set > www.drpawpaw.com/store/dr-pawpaw-christmas-gift-set/

That’s right, Dr.PAWPAW is launching a fabulous Christmas Tree Gift Set perfect for the festive period! We have made Santa’s job that little bit easier by making a gorgeous hanging gift set comprising of three Dr.PAWPAW balms – Original, Peach Pink and Ultimate Red making you and your tree look ever so chic this Christmas.
The gift set makes the ultimate stocking filler and can be hung from the Christmas tree or mantle piece with the three gorgeous shades your perfect companion for every party and occasion this festive season. The multi-purpose wonder balms have a multitude of uses from a moisturiser, lip and cheek tint to a hair tamer. The three balms all use the same award-winning formula found in our original balm; a blend of Pawpaw (also known as Papaya) Fruit, Aloe Vera and Olive Oil create a super nourishing, hydrating and soothing balm, which remains vegan friendly, cruelty and gluten free. The Tinted Balms are buildable – try adding a minimal amount product for a soft sheer look or apply more for a bold intense colour!
Dr.PAWPAW Original Balm, 10ml is the Holy Grail of soft lips! Get ready to pucker up under the mistletoe with the award winning balm which nourishes and moisturises lips and skin. The ingredients are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that repair, moisturise, smooth and soothe parched, sensitive skin.
Dr.PAWPAW Peach Pink Tinted Balm, 10ml provides a hint of a tint, giving you a natural shade which can be used on lips, cheeks and eyelids. Fuss-free makeup on-the-go has never been easier with this shade that suits all skin tones.
Dr.PAWPAW Ultimate Red Balm, 10ml may just be the staple Christmas shade taking you from desk to dinner, getting you ready for all those seasonal celebrations, from Christmas day to News Years Eve and everything in between. Try using Dr.PAWPAW Ultimate Red on cheeks to add a fresh pop of colour.
RRP: £9.99

A percentage of our proceeds are donated to UK Charity Crisis to help end homelessness.

The Dry Drinker

Also, we have The Dry Drinker – Online delivery for non alcoholic drinks. All beers, wines and spirits taste excellent and so there’s now a brilliant option to gift or stay part of the party without the hangover! We especially recommend Richard Juhlin Sparkling Rosé and Chilean wine brand Sinzero ideal as gifts or to accompany the Xmas meal.

Selection available online: drydrinker.com

Proworks Bottles offer a range of stylish insulated reusable bottles that are ideal for the gym or on-the-go!

The bottles promise to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

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Introducing the Glamorous New Astoria Collection

Inspired by the iconic Great Gatsby era, ILIV’s new Astoria collection features a range of sophisticated, timeless designs. Statement colours have been mixed with calmer pastel shades, creating a stylish fabric collection which would bring an elegant touch to any room.

Pictured above: Astoria Collection Fabrics in colourway Blueprint from £31.00 pm

52% OF THE NATION DON’T SEE SUNLIGHT ALL DAY WHILST TRAPPED IN OFFICES

THE ESSENTIAL FESTIVE KNIT

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to welcome back the beloved Christmas jumper!

Whether you’re preparing for your family Christmas photo, looking for something fun to wear to your office Christmas party, or just searching for the perfect winter jumper, London Transport Museum shop has you covered.

Coming in a smart navy palette for adults, and a bright blue knit for children, seasonal style has never been so fabulous and kitsch – and they even come with a matching hat and scarf!

Remember to snap yours up in time for Christmas Jumper Day on 13th December!

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Adult Scarf – £20 • Adult Hat – £15 • Adult Christmas Jumper (navy) – £35 • Kids Christmas Jumper (blue) – £25 • Kids Scarf – £15 • Kids Hat – £12

London Transport Museum shop – ltmuseumshop.co.uk

Beanberry Coffee, the UK’s first and only speciality coffee roaster and retailer fully dedicated to producing the highest quality organic coffee.


Its beans can be found in the country’s leading restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels and it has two coffee bars in London; one in Kingston upon Thames and a second opening in Holborn this December 2019.

Beanberry’s product line up is always comprised of three seasonal blends and an ever-changing selection of single origin coffees, including Javascript Espresso, Wildcat Espresso and 8AM Blues. Every coffee is meticulously profiled and roasted to order and delivered fresh within five days of roasting to ensure it arrives tasting its absolute best, making it the perfect gift for Christmas!

IT’S NOT OK TO FEEL BLUE (and other lies)

Curated by Scarlett Curtis

3 October 2019 | Penguin | Hardback | £14.99 | #OkToFeelBlue

‘This is the book I needed when I was younger. May this be a leap forward in the much-needed conversation around mental health.’ – Jameela Jamil

‘I think everyone has moments where they feel like what their feeling is embarrassing and don’t want to talk about it. Reading this made me feel more normal;

however you’re feeling, it will help.’ – Ed Sheeran

‘Anyone within a few degrees of someone with a mental health problem – and that means the whole world – should read this.’ – Stephen Fry

Scarlett Curtis, writer, blogger, activist and curator of the bestselling Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies), presents an extraordinary anthology of writing from over 60 inspirational people on what mental health means to them. 10% of RRP of every copy sold will go to the mental health charity SHOUT, a crisis text line.

Featuring famous voices, campaigners, world class authors, musicians and experts in the field, It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) is a call to arms to tackle the mental illness epidemic. Exploring a breadth of topics from anxiety and sexuality to race and addiction, contributions include: a poem about depression by singer and songwriter Sam Smith; actress Emilia Clarke on body image and illness; an open letter about her late husband’s suicide by author Poorna Bell; coping tools from clinical psychologist Tanya Byron; and pieces by volunteers for SHOUT.

Published in partnership with Shout, the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere, this book is here to tell you, no matter your age, background or gender: it’s okay to feel blue.

Gabby EdlinGemma StylesGirli (Milly Toomey)Grace BeverleyHannah WittonHoney Ross
Hussain ManawerJack RookeJames BlakeJamie Flook Jamie WindustJessie Cave
Jo IrwinJonah FreudJonny BenjaminJordan Stephens Kai-Isaiah JamalKate Weinberg
Kelechi OkaforKhalil AldabbasKUCHENGALauren MahonLena DunhamMaggie Matić
Martha Lane FoxMathew KollamkulamMatt HaigMegan CrabbeMichael Kitching
Michelle ElmanMiranda HartMitch PriceMona Chalabi Montana Brown Nadia Craddock
Naomi CampbellPoorna BellPoppy JamieReggie YatesRipley ParkerRobert Kazandjian
Rosa MercuriadisSaba AsifSam SmithScarlett CurtisScarlett MoffattScottee
Sharon Chalkin FeldsteinShonagh MarieSimon AmstellSteve AliTanya Byron
Travon FreeYomi AdegokeYusuf Al Majarhi
Adam Kay

Alastair Campbell

Alexis Caught

Ben Platt

Bryony Gordon

Candice Carty-Williams

Charlie Mackesy

Charly Cox

Chidera Eggerue

Claire Stancliffe

Davina McCall

Dawn O’Porter

Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Uviebinené

Ella Purnell

Emilia Clarke

Emma Thompson

Eve Delaney

Fearne Cotton

Scarlett Curtis, curator of and contributor to It’s Not Ok to Feel Blue (and other lies) said: “We all have a mental health. I don’t think I quite realised the extent to which that statement is true until I read the incredible essays in this book. This book is many things but more than anything it’s a love letter to humanity, it is a SHOUT, a scream into the noise that let’s everyone know they are not alone, it is a safety net, showing young people that what they’re going through isn’t something to be afraid of. My hope is that it will speak to those who’ve been suffering for years and those who just don’t quite feel right. It’s a guide to the friends and family of someone who is going through a tough time and a piece of cold hard evidence to show that having a mental health problem doesn’t have to define your life. More than anything, this book is a puzzle piece of the global movement that is working to dismantle the shame around mental illness and tell everyone ‘going through something’ that they are not alone. This book is everything I needed as a suicidal 17 year old and even if one person buys it and feels a little less ashamed of their own mental health I will have done my job.”

Holly Harris, Editorial and Media Development Director at Penguin Random House, said: “We are so proud to be publishing this incredible anthology. Scarlett Curtis is an amazing talent and force for good and I have been blown away by the pieces in this book. It’s full of so many voices and stories, and they come together beautifully to convey a simple message – you are not alone. This is a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation around mental health.”

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink was a Sunday Times Bestseller & National Book Awards Winner:

“Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders.” – Reese Witherspoon

“As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic “YES”” – Mindy Kaling

“A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today.” – Fearne Cotton

“Wonderfully candid, often funny and absolutely necessary, a triumphant rallying call to young women.” – The Observer

“I guarantee you’ll end up reading the full, illuminating collection.” – Glamour.co.uk

“A call-to-arm that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space.” – Stylist.co.uk

“We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know.” – Red Magazine

All I want for Christmas is… a new head of hair!


The idea of a New Year makeover is often restricted to the ambition of losing weight, getting fit and maybe following a better diet.
However an increasing desire for many men is to have more hair – making the gift of Scalp Micro Pigmentation is probably one of the best gifts you can buy a balding man.
By the age of 50, half of all men will have noticeable hair loss. By the age of 60, it will affect around two thirds. A lesser known fact which is equally significant is that a fifth of men will experience significant hair loss by the age of 20, meaning that men of all ages are at some point in their life likely to have hair loss.
Unlike diet and fitness regimes which, if carried out properly, will bring results – there is little that can be done about this very common wish.
Hair transplants are expensive and often are ineffective. Drugs or shampoos promises great things but rarely produce the look people are seeking.
This can mean that whatever the desire for a solution, it is often hard to find.
However there is a new process that is relatively inexpensive, low risk and has guaranteed results. Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) gives the image of a close-shaved head and is a permanent solution to baldness. It is also suitable for those with alopecia or scarring.
So for those looking for a new image in the New Year SMP might just offer some light at the end of the tunnel. The results are not just for the vain, either.
There is some strong evidence to suggest that the process of going bald can have severe effects including depression, anxiety and reduced self-esteem. It can negatively impact relationships and even stop people effectively socialising or communicating due to a fear of being mocked for not having hair.
SMP can allow many people to embrace their thinning hair by looking like they have adopted a close-shaved look – currently particularly on point and perceived as a sign of masculinity. This option is now becoming very popular among a wide range of people to give the illusion of hair.
Owner of SMP specialists, Heads Held High, Steve White, said baldness can be associated with the development of depression, anxiety and poor self-image.
‘We aim to eradicate this negative spiral by providing a very realistic and modern new look,’ he said.
‘‘The process is effectively cosmetic tattooing and the results can be quite remarkable.’
Further information about the process is available from www.headsheldhigh.co.uk.
ENDS
Visible difference…invisible confidence

HOME IS WHERE THE STYLE IS…


When the world is in a hurry we all want to come home to somewhere that is comfortable, safe and stylish.
That has certainly been the case for the buyers behind Avenue 555 who, after a lifetime of travelling to the far reaches of all continents, know that home really is where the heart is.
Set up by the Oliver family; James, Michael and Christine, the online furniture and accessories shop has a wealth of beautiful pieces all personally picked and packed to offer exceptional style at ordinary prices.
Whether you are looking for classy lamps, Parisian chairs, exquisite furnishings or unique decorative pieces, it is likely that Avenue 555 will be offering something you cannot get anywhere else.
‘We pride ourselves on finding those amazing treasures that most people only find on the occasional holiday, or by chance in a boutique style shop off the beaten track,’ said MD James Oliver. ‘ We are looking for those really special items that turn an ordinary house into an exceptionally beautiful home.’

He and the other Directors are well-travelled (Christine having worked as airline crew for nearly 40 years) so they have a history of bringing back unusual and much-coveted items to the UK.
Working with their Style Ambassador, Penelope Hartcroft, their products are chosen from suppliers in scores of countries – and are often also commissioned for exclusive sale by Avenue 555.
Penelope predicts that the key to a well-dressed home this year will be about boldness, using more natural images such as those of plants and foliage and not being frightened to use colour, fabrics and earthy materials.
‘There has been a focus on minimalistic interior style over the last few years but we see a trend towards striking colours and contrasting, exotic textures. We are all looking for the antidote to our increasingly stressful urban lives and also a move towards eclectic inclusivity and global inclusivity.’
Avenue 555 officially launches on December 2019 from www.avenue555.com and will be constantly expanding its product list as they discover new and exciting pieces to bring to their showcase.

Here is a pamper product which would make an ideal Christmas gift. It’s the Thera-Pearl Eye Mask from Feel Good Contacts and it costs £7. At this price point it would be perfect as a stocking filler or secret santa present.

Thera-Pearl Eye Mask offers a therapeutic spa-like treatment for dry, tired, irritated and puffy eyes, from the comfort of your home. Developed by eye care professional Bausch & Lamb, the eye-ssential mask will to help you feel and look relaxed.

It’s suitable cold or hot, you can choose the type of treatment you’re after. Designed with Pearl Technology, the small pearls can retain heat or remain cool for long periods of time. This versatile product is suited to those with even the most sensitive eyes.

For use, simply chill in the freezer for 2 hours to rejuvenate tired eyes or minimise the sting of a brow wax. Alternatively, Thera-Pearl Eye Mask can be used as a hot compress. Pop into the microwave for 15 seconds to relieve dry eyes, or to simply clear your nasal passages and airways. It also helps to relieve headaches and migraines.

Its pliable, face-hugging shape stays put without drips or leaks. The mask is reusable.

High-potency CBD cream for athletes

The Restore Skin Cream (www.cativacbd.com/restore-cbd-body-cream) from Cativa CBD is a ultra-moisturizing and restorative high-potency CBD body cream designed to work 5xs faster than other cannabis products. Enhanced with aloe vera, evening primrose oil, and arnica, the cream relaxes muscles, hydrates skin, and soothes pain. Coupled with the Cativa patented technology, Restore’s therapeutic effects can be felt almost upon contact. Cativa CBD only uses hemp-derived CBD grown and processed in the U.S. Cativa CBD’s Restore skin cream is used by pro golfer Marc Leishman (www.cativacbd.com/cbd-ed/meet-marc-leishman) and other high-caliber athletes.

BetterMe — TOP 5 most popular weight loss apps in the US AppStore.

In the era of a fast-paced environment and busy schedules, there is no better gift than something that will make you slow down, take care of yourself and feel better!

Luckily, BetterMe’s app was created exactly for those purposes. Feel free to offer a subscription for it as a gift option for your readers.

To eat healthier, work out more and lose weight are the TOP 3 most popular New Year resolutions in 2019. BetterMe Weight Loss app covers all of them simultaneously and will help your readers to stick to their promises.

BetterMe’s app provides a personalized meal and workout plan that helps people lose weight healthily and effectively. It’s made according to each person’s activity level, food preferences and goals.

Unlike other apps, BetterMe created a product for fitness newbies, not geeks. Nutrition and workout plans are reasonable and doable. 56% of the users have no fitness background and are starting their weight loss journey from scratch.

BetterMe’s app is all-in-one weight loss solutions. It includes:

personalized meal and work out plans, tailored to an individual’s parameters

water tracker and step counter

shopping list

video of recipes

tips and articles about health and weight loss

immediate feedback (likes)

integration with Apple’s Health Kit

personal coach option

BetterMe: Weight Loss Workouts is available both on AppStore and on Google Play.

There are three options of subscription:

$19.99/month

$39.99/quarter

$ 49.99/year

NanaMacs have the perfect cozy wear and sweaters!

Meant To Be Sherpa Hooded Jacket (Beige), $39.00 USD
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Casual Day Out Chenille Pullover Sweater (Brown), $44.00 USD
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More To Love Knit Sweater (Beige), $46.00 USD
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Afternoon Daydream Turtle Neck Sweater (Ivory), $42.00 USD
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“The Love Deck”: Personal Affirmations and Dating Conversation Starters. Perfect Gift! This is great for your mental health.

The Love Deck will remind women of their worth and empower them in the dating process. This is a perfect gift for clients, colleagues, family, and friends:

Providing daily affirmations to transform their beliefs on how they see themselves.
Insight into vital conversation starters to really get to know someone special.
Giving encouragement to be prepared and feel confident about themselves
To help them have the motivation and a clear perspective about life.

This is the link where to buy “The Love Deck”. www.inspiremany.com/store

Retail: $34.95

Oral-B’s new product launches: GENIUS X and Clic.

The GENIUS X is the new electric toothbrush equipped with AI technology that tracks in real time where people are brushing in their mouths and offers personalized feedback on the areas that require additional attention.

The Clic is as pretty as it is effective. It’s the new manual with a unique design including an eco-friendly replaceable brush head and innovated bristles for a better clean.

GENIUS X

Electric brush with AI technology that tracks in real time where people are brushing in their mouths and offers personalized feedback on the areas that require additional attention

Uses 2 sensors to detect the brushes location and orientation; data is sent to the Oral-B app which leverages its AI algorithm to identify in real time where you are brushing.

The algorithm combines the knowledge of thousands of human brushing behaviors to assess individual brushing styles and coach users to achieve better brushing habits

Its new, sleek and modern travel case charges both the brush and a USB device, such as a smartphone, to make traveling with an electric toothbrush easier than ever.

Clic

Manual brush with unique Next Gen CrissCross™ X-Filaments (bristles are shaped like x’s) with 45 degree angles that target plaque even in the hard to reach spots.

Replaceable brush head with patented CLICfit™ technologies

Will use 60% less plastic in the span of 2 years

Magnetic brush holder that sticks to any surface, offering a hygienic storing solution and a way to proudly display your new Clic

Handle Weight & Invisible Roll-Stop: Balanced weight distribution keeps the brush head upright. Well balanced center of gravity for perfect handling

Sleek design that comes in three colors:Black, Chrome with white accents, Chrome with black accents

The Love Story 2nd Edition Edition
by Stenetta Anthony (Author), Cecille Kaye Gumadan (Illustrator), Eric Gonzales (Illustrator) On Amazon >> www.amazon.com/Love-Story-Stenetta-Anthony/dp/1975712447

Leaving your home to fulfill your Father wishes can sometimes be difficult. This is what occurred in The Love Story. A Son had to leave the home he had always known and go to an unfamiliar land. Where he knew he had to accomplish his Heavenly Father’s purpose, regardless of how hard it would be. Even to the point of sacrificing his life.

Author Biography


Stenetta Anthony is a native Chicagoan, the eldest of four children. As a way to keep her siblings entertained, Stenetta would tell them stories oftentimes adding her own unique flair. As she got older she never lost her desire to tell stories and engage with children in a dynamic way. While working as an educator Stenetta was asked to create a special curriculum for her primary classroom; little did she know what would happen as a result of that simple request? Not only did she create the curriculum, but her first children’s book; The Love Story was written and published.

Stenetta has a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Leadership Studies from Grand Canyon University.

Stenetta currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her loving husband while enjoying being a grandmother.

The quote that fuels Stennett’s desire to write comes from Mary Poppins “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”

Stenetta can be reached at www.stenettaanthony.weebly.com