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Simply Ice Cream Christmas Pudding flavour December sees the return […]

Simply Ice Cream Christmas Pudding flavour

December sees the return of Simply Ice Cream’s limited edition festive family favourite Christmas Pudding flavour.

This favourite flavour has been awarded a two star award in the Great Taste Awards. It comprises plump rum-soaked raisins are added to a succulent Christmas pudding mix which is rich in fruit, winter spices, sherry and cider. The Christmas pudding mix is then folded into Simply’s indulgent ice cream to create a fantastically festive taste sensation to stand-alone or complement traditional Christmas food.

Available for sale from local fine food stores and delis across Kent or £4.99 (500ml pot) from selected local Waitrose stores throughout Oct, Nov and Dec.

Sally Newall ran a catering business for over 20 years and it was incredible feedback for her homemade ice cream that led Sally to start Simply Ice Cream. That was in October 2005 and Simply Ice Cream is now available nationally in over 500 outlets including Waitrose, Morrisons and Co-op stores.

The Simply Ice Cream range includes nearly thirty taste sensations, including the award winning Heavenly Honeycomb Crunch, Divine Chocolate, Brown Bread and Stem Ginger and Marmalade, to name only a few. As ever flavour is hade-made from scratch, you can request to have a bespoke flavour made exclusively for an outlet, promotion or special occasion.

For Men! One Minute Skin Workout. A couple of pumps of the multi-tasking products will transform a dull daily regime to a full facial work-out in 60 seconds!


These bathroom sink sidekicks are powered by Abyssinian Oil – a turbo-charged version of Argan Oil – that helps replace skin lipids and works to restore skin’s elasticity.

Beauty Kitchen’s vision is that everything they do 100% makes a difference, from pre-cycled packaging to sustainably sourcing natural and effective products that are people tested, never animal tested. Jo-Anne Chidley opened the first Beauty Kitchen in Glasgow to create 100% effective, natural, everyday luxury beauty products – with a sprinkle of fun and a big dollop of transparency! Beauty Kitchen has continued to source innovative Sustainable Beauty ingredients to create effective natural products and has taught over 5,000 people how to make their own along the way! Only a few billion people left to reach to make Sustainable Beauty a reality for everyone!

Beauty Kitchen Men’s Skincare One Minute Workout (£30.99, Holland & Barrett)

Whether he’s new to grooming or has a fully-fledged skincare set-up, he’ll love these Beauty Kitchen men’s essentials for a 60 second daily facial workout.

The One Minute Workout regime includes:

Balm Solo – a charcoal-activated, multi-purpose miracle-worker for cleansing, pre-shave prep, moisturising and protecting the skin.
E-Wash – a minty fresh wash for face, beard, body and hair.
Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge – a handy skincare tool to boost the skin with soft but effective exfoliation.


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Inspired by Master Distiller Joanne Moore’s English country garden, BLOOM Gin is a premium London Dry Gin & their Christmas Gift Pack will be on the shelves this Christmas >>


The BLOOM Gin gift pack will be on the shelves for Christmas and makes a stunning but also affordable gift for the Gin Lover. The BLOOM Gin bottle gift box includes a beautifully boxed 70 cl bottle and is available at all major retailers for £24.00.

The BLOOM Gin bottle and glass gift pack includes a 70 cl bottle of gin and a bespoke cocktail glass to enjoy your Christmas tipple. This also retails at £24.00 and is available at all major supermarkets.

BLOOM Gin is a premium London Dry Gin, inspired by Master Distiller Joanne Moore’s English country garden. Joanne, the world’s first female Master Gin Distiller, wanted to create a delicate floral gin and took inspiration from the flowers in her garden. She used honeysuckle and chamomile and added the citrus fruit pomelo to make up the three key botanicals for BLOOM – each one contributing to the delicate gin drinking experience.





Introducing Stellar’s Rocking Pans & Pan sets

“As winter approaches restocking my cooking essentials with these wonderful products has really influenced my cooking experiences” InTouch Rugby Lifestyle Editor.

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“I’d like to highlight, these pans certainly stand out, the care and attention to detail, the standard of production from Stellar Kitchen is simply outstanding and has resulted in this wonderful hard-wearing range of cookware which are a wonderful addition to all kitchens and a pleasure to cook in. Strong, durable, yet light weight and very stylishly designed, investing in this range is worth every penny and having that reliability of such a long established and trusted brand adds that extra sense of security. I have been using Stellar products for some time now, & I just can’t fault them!” InTouch Rugby Lifestyle Editor.

Hot on the heels of the successful Stellar Rocktanium Frying Pan collection, launched last year, comes a NEW collection of quality non-stick saucepans in a range of essential sizes and two pans sets; a 3 piece and 5 piece.

The stand out feature of this collection is the “Rock hard” revolutionary new titanium-based non stick formula, Quantanium, this PfoFA-free coating gives a scratch-resistant finish that is more durable than conventional non-stick. Its distinctive ‘stone’ appearance has proved very popular as a pleasing change from cooking in black.

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The pans are created from thick aluminium with an induction base to ensure even heat distribution on all hob types, the five pans in this collection cover all today’s needs. The comfortable, stainless steel cast handles are strong and stable and a hole enable each pan to be hung for easy storage. The vented glass lids on the saucepans and sauté pan allow you to see inside at a glance and the reinforcing stainless steel rim and lid-handle combine style with practicality

Guarantee & Prices
The pans have a lifetime guarantee and with prices starting at just £30 you will enjoy cooking with them for years.

Dishwasher and oven safe to 210°C, suitable for all hob types, Stellar’s Rocktanium pans come with a lifetime guarantee and a five-year non-stick guarantee. Combining excellent performance with an easy-clean, stylish finish, these pans are sure to be a popular.






Stellar Hob Top Espresso Maker

The new Stellar Hob Top Espresso (SM56) means you can make full bodied espresso no matter what hob you have.

It’s well known that Italians make the best coffee, and one of the secrets of their brewing success is a Stove Top Espresso maker. Whilst they may look a little complicated on first impression they are in fact remarkably simple to use.

To create the ultimate Italian espresso is seamless. Boiling water in the base chamber, creates pressure which in turn forces water up through the coffee, to create a cup (or two or three) of beautiful tasting, espresso style coffee in a matter of minutes!


The eye catching espresso pot, gets its looks from the timeless polished stainless steel and the contrasting phenolic handle – which will stay cool too.

Typical Instore Price £67


Wedding Party Gifts – Show Gratitude With Personalised and Memorable Gifts


Brides and grooms, thank your wedding party with memorable gifts from Personalised Gifts Shop
When you’re planning a wedding many brides and grooms have a team of family and friends behind them helping out, to ensure the big day goes off without a hitch. It’s important to show your gratitude to them, etiquette dictates that you present your wedding party with a token to show your appreciation, one great way to do this is with personalised gifts.
Luckily to help you get organised, have compiled a checklist of the important people you need to consider when planning, with great gift ideas of what to get.

Maid Of Honour

The maid of honour duties are endless and hugely important towards this special day. They help to plan, co-host and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party with the other bridesmaids; they will pick out dresses, shoes, jewellery and other wedding accessories and keep everyone in the bridal party in order.

Consider getting them:

• Monogrammed make-up bag to fill full of essentials for the day.
• Celebratory champagne glasses to share a pre-wedding drink in.


Making up the bridal party, bridesmaids are those closest to the bride, her personal confidants. There through thick and thin and the fun of the hen party, you want to buy your bridesmaids the perfect gift to thank them for being there for you.
• Personalised bridesmaids tote.
• Engraved jewellery to remember the day.

Best Man

An important role to fill for the big day, assisting your best friend through the nerve racking experience. From holding onto the bride’s rings as you stand beside the groom, to signing the marriage license as a witness after the ceremony. The list of duties goes on.
• Special day best man cufflinks, to wear on the day.
• An engraved hip flask, for wedding day emergencies.


The ushers are chosen by the bride and groom. They escort guests to their seats before the ceremony and are usually brothers, close male friends or relatives of the bride and groom. They are on hand to control wayward guests and round up people for photos as well as to give the groom a good time on his stag party!
• Personalised multi tool for your team.
• Personalised usher pint glass tankard, to share a pre wedding drink from.

Fathers of the Bride and Groom

Traditionally the father of the bride pays for the majority of the wedding, although the groom’s family are likely to contribute as well. They ensure wedding cars are on time, get the bride to the ceremony on time and, most importantly, walk the bride down the aisle before handing her over to her groom. The father of the groom also has an important role to be a support for his son and is

there to give advice and help when needed as well as of course to get him to the wedding on time too.
• Engraved whisky glass and whisky to drink to the happy couple.
• Heart shaped wooden cheese board.

Mothers of the Bride and Groom

The bride’s mother will have taken on most of the pre-wedding responsibilities; both mums take on significant roles in the planning process. With the groom’s mother a presence in the wedding planning alongside the bride.
• Personalised mother of the bride and groom album.
• Personalised engraved crystal wine glass.

Flower Girl

These are optional however they bring a cute side to the atmosphere. The flower girl is typically between three years to eight years old. They walk down the aisle spreading out flower petals or simply holding a nice bunch in their hands, before the bride and groom proceeds down to walk through.
• A cute personalised teddy bear thank you gift.
• Cute personalised charm bracelet to wear on the day.

Page Boy

Again optional, a young boy carries the bride’s train down the aisle. Page boys tend to be between the ages of three and ten. However the job role has slightly been tweaked over the years as now page boys can carry the rings placed onto a cushion.
• Personalised yo-yo to keep them entertained when it gets boring.
• Engraved money box so they can save up for their own wedding.

Lobster Homeware: For the ultimate manly gift this Christmas, give the gift of extra-macho grilling. The Camo Apron ! >>


Lobster Homeware: The online homeware retailer.

The Lobster Apron is an innovation in design with fabulously inspiring prints.

For the ultimate manly gift this Christmas, give the gift of extra-macho grilling. With every camo apron purchased, a donation is made to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to help members of the Armed Forces community in need of support.



· Integrated oven gloves – attach, detach, tuck them away or place them in the pockets

· Height adjustable

· Pocket for mobile phones

· Tea towel holder

· Extra pockets for tongs, spatula and tools

· Key ring / trolley coin to hang bottle opener

The apron costs £25.00 and can be purchased online –








Quiet Rebellion launch festive sock designs for Christmas


Since the dawn of time, groans have been heard across the world when notoriously hard-to-buy-for men say they want socks for Christmas. Sigh no more, as there is a fun gifting alternative that’s a pleasure to buy and receive.

Quirky British sock brand, Quiet Rebellion is introducing three brand new festive designs in the run up to Christmas.

Featuring stag, penguins and polar bear prints, the new designs make a perfect Christmas gift option.

Ideal for men with a sense of humour who want to look professional for work, Quiet Rebellion Christmas designs feature vibrant festive patterns concealed within the shoe. Put simply, they are socks of two halves: a respectable top with wild and colourful soles.

Each Christmas design is named after a different historical rebel and comes with a postcard featuring the story of its namesake. Beautifully packaged, Quiet Rebellion socks are excellent for gifting.

With pairs of socks available to buy individually, or in packs of three, six, twelve or eighteen, there are options for every budget. No two pairs within each box are the same.

Made from luxury combed-cotton, with hand-linked seams and reinforced heels, Quiet Rebellion socks are excellent quality with bags of personality.

At last buying socks for Christmas is no longer boring!

Single pair = £12
Box of 3 = £29
Box of 6 = £47
Box of 12 = £89
Box of 18 = £129

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ALCHEMY AND ARTISTRY  Winsor & Newton announce global launch of 2017 gifting


● Winsor & Newton, renowned British art supplier, are delighted to announce the launch of their 2017 Gift Collections range born from 185 years of expertise and inspired by the great art of alchemy

● Combining craftsmanship with innovation, Winsor & Newton’s all year round gift collections                         are designed to ignite artistic journeys that will excite the mind and engage the senses

● The range consists of five curated sets, each containing a collection of world class art                               materials including ink, water colour, acrylic paint, mediums and metallic markers

● The range will be available online and in stores from October 2017

Winsor & Newton are delighted to announce the launch of their 2017 gift range born from 185 years of expertise and inspired by the great art of alchemy, believed to hold the key to unlocking the secrets of  creation. Founded in the artist’s quarter of London in 1832, chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton set out to create the finest artists’ materials. Their commitment to quality and innovation lives on today. Winsor & Newton have applied their extensive knowledge, passion and artistic understanding to curate the new gift range which has been designed to ignite artistic journeys that will excite the mind and engage the senses with each set containing a unique collection of high-performance art materials.

In addition, Winsor &   Newton’s engagement and collaboration with modern artists have been fundamental to the development of the Gift Collections  range to suit all tastes, from the experimental to the more traditional artist. The Gift Collections range will be available all year round and each collection is presented in a beautiful keepsake box.

The sets included in Winsor & Newton 2017 Gift Range, which all come in a beautiful keepsake box, are:

The Kaleidoscope Drawing Ink Gift Collection, RRP £18/$25.79
The Water Colour After Effects Gift Collection, RRP £32/$45.85
The Galeria Introductory Gift Collection, RRP £43.50/$62.33
The Professional Water Colour Journal Collection, RRP £92.50/$132.54

The Kaleidoscope Drawing Ink Gift Collection  The Winsor & Newton drawing inks are shellac based with added dyes to give an intense and rich colour. The Kaleidoscope Drawing Ink Gift Collection contains four 14ml drawing inks and allows artists to experiment with  mixes and overlays providing fast drying brilliance in three  dramatic shades and a shimmering gold. The Water Colour After Effects Gift Collection Going beyond tradition, this set is suited to the more experimental artist. The collection includes four unique elements that will enhance and embellish any water colour creation. Included in this gift collection are three metallic markers, two metallic shades of drawing ink, a pearlescent iridescent medium  and a masking fluid. The Galeria  Introductory Gift Collection With five high pigmented colours that deliver strength, opacity and permanence with a smooth satin finish, five sheets of acrylic paper, a brush, palette, colour chart and varnish, this complete collection includes everything an artist needs  –  making it the perfect  introduction to Winsor & Newton’s acrylic paint. The Cotman Postcard Collection  Affordable, yet uncompromising on quality, this collection allows artists to travel light and create their own postcards wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. The Cotman Postcard Collection includes six blank postcards, three Cotman water colours, a Cotman  brush, drawing ink, a brush pen and a palette. The Professional Water Colour Journal Collection Stocked with Winsor & Newton’s world famous water colour supplies, this set is an ideal gift for the more experienced artist, including 12 colours with space to create your ultimate palette, a Series 7 brush and a journal of premium water colour paper. To celebrate the launch of the Gift Collection range and in the spirit of gifting, Winsor & Newton are offering  the chance to bestow a Winsor & Newton gift collection to a recipient of choice. For more information and details on how to enter please visit



Bed of Nails user-friendly tools brings the self-healing benefits of more expensive treatments (such as acupuncture and massage) into the homes and workplaces of people everywhere. The healing effects of Bed of Nails include relief from stress, insomnia, and pain, as well as increased energy and overall well-being.

Bed of Nails came out in 2007 on the Swedish market and due to its healing benefits quickly spread, by word of mouth and has been recognized in the Swedish healthcare sector. After just 2 years on the Swedish market, it was voted “2009 – Christmas Gift of the Year” by the Swedish Retail Institute (in 2010 it was the “tablet computer”/iPad).

After showcasing their products at the Race To Erase MS event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in May they got a lot of very positive feedback for their products from both new discoverers as well as from people who were already using their products.

Here are some of the benefits

It is already well know that acupressure stimulates energy in the body and is great for treating chronic pain, because it increases your body’s production of Serotonin which is a natural painkiller. In addition, it promotes circulation and boosts relaxation.

Bed of Nails also releases Endorphins*, the body’s very own “happiness drug” which provides a sense of joy, energy and pain relief, and Oxytocin**, which makes you calm and relaxed (yes, it is possible to feel energetic and be relaxed at the same time!). Laying on a Bed of Nails also activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System which takes you into an instant deep relaxation.

*Endorphins are released in response to pain and stress and help to alleviate anxiety and depression. Similar to morphine, it acts as an analgesic and sedative, diminishing our perception of pain.

**Oxytocin – This “Bliss Hormone” can help heal your body. A mediator of anti-stress, well-being, social interaction, growth and healing. Oxytocin can act like a psychological buffer. It reduces background anxiety and naturally enhances a sense of; optimism, trust, mastery and self-esteem. Oxytocin also influences the digestive system as much as it influences the brain. It has been proven to cool gastrointestinal inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Oxytocin also reduces levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body and lowers blood pressure.

For more info on the BON Lifestyle, follow Bed of Nails on FB, Insta, and Twitter.













BE SAFE THIS AUTUMN WHILST WALKING, RUNNING OR ANY OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES ! RunLites, the patented wearable safety lights that makes lost flashlights and dead batteries a thing of the past. >> SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR ALL INTOUCH RUBGY FOLLOWERS, use CODE ITR20 for 20% SAVINGS!


Mangata, a company committed to keeping people safe has created RunLites, the patented wearable safety lights that makes lost flashlights and dead batteries a thing of the past!.

They are the perfect gift for your mother/father/husband/wife/sister/brother/son/daughter, really anyone! Keeping your loved ones safe means putting your mind at ease at a naturally dangerous time of year. We live in an unsafe time.

RunLites allow you to SEE & BE SEEN.

While there’s a lot of personal protective and safety clothing out there, nothing is as lightweight or effective as RunLites.

RunLites add safety and security to your night!

RunLites come in 3 primary styles. The SLING, the half-length, and the full-length gloves. Our full-length gloves have mobile screen friendly fingers. The entire RunLites line is chock full of super sassy designs and styles to suit even the most discerning taste.

The key features include:

Convenient palm pocket for items such as aersol repellants, money and keys.
Lightweight breathable fabric for UV protection and coverage.
Reflective strips on palm and around the LED light pocket.
Sleek and snug LED light pocket to prevent the light from wiggling.

Special opening for recharging cable, no need to remove lights from pocket before charging.
Terry cloth thumb for wiping away moisture.
Super bright (set for 40 lumens or 80 lumens).
Rechargeable Li-On battery — USB cord included.

Each LED projects a 135-degree radial light arc.

LED shines up to 35 feet in front of you, but can be seen up to a half mile away.

Up to 10-12 hours of battery life on a single full charge.

What better gift than the gift of SAFETY. When the days get shorter, RunLites make your night brighter!








Don’t drink and drive this Christmas – give the gift of safety


It makes absolute common sense that if you have been drinking, you don’t get into your car and drive. But at Christmas, after a Christmas party or Christmas lunch with the family if you have to drive home, how do you know when it’s safe to set off? And even if you don’t need to drive home, did you know that you can still be over the limit the next morning? So, give the gift of safety to a friend or relative this year – or even an early Christmas gift to yourself – and buy a mobile phone sized device called the AlcoSense Excel (£99.99) or the AlcoSense Pro (£149.99).

Both breathalysers use a super-accurate sensor used by several UK police forces and a colour screen clearly showing whether you’re over the limit. The backlit blow tube receptor is perfect for use on dark mornings or evenings and the readings are automatically fine-tuned according to the temperature. The more expensive version also has a ‘blow coach’ so you don’t blow too hard, too softly or for too short a time ensuring that your reading is even more accurate. It has a ‘time until sober’ forecast and re-test alert. There are also over 40 country destination alcohol limits pre-programmed, so that you can use it when driving between Scotland and England over the festive season, for example, or for holiday road trips year round. Both devices are manufactured according to British Standard ISO13485, the benchmark in medical device quality systems. AlcoSense offers an after-care annual re-calibration test to ensure their products continue to work at factory-set accuracy levels year round.

“The Art of The Swing: Learn to Play Like a Pro”

Have a professional golf coach in your bag 24/7 this Holiday Season!


Most top professional and amateur golfers have swing coaches to help them improve their mechanics and work to perfect their swing. Unfortunately, many golfers either don’t have the time or money for the consistent coaching needed to build a better swing.

If you have always wanted a swing with the effortless power that the best players possess, you’re in luck!

World-renowned coach Dean Reinmuth, one of Golf Digest’s top 25 best coaches, wants to help you learn a more consistent and powerful swing. He has coached many top Tour players worldwide for over 25 years, including Ricky Barnes, Hee Won Han, Phil Mickelson, Rory Sabbatini, Dave Stockton, to name a few. Utilizing his extensive experience, Dean has infused many of the swing training techniques he used with the world’s best players into a new practice club called the “Swing Coach.” It gives you an all-access pass to a perfect swing wherever you go!

Swing Coach helps you become a better coach of your own swing. It’s like having Dean Reinmuth in your bag. Swing Coach allows you to learn and self-correct every swing, which helps you correct and improve your swing much quicker. It is the only practice club that allows you to both see and feel the results of your practice swings.

Results have shown that Swing Coach is successful in improving swing consistency by over 20% based on testing performed by Dean Reinmuth. After using Swing Coach, 95% of golfers are able to quickly feel the proper swing and make release corrections needed to hit better shots.

Here are just a few of the key ways Dean Reinmuth helped build the Swing Coach to improve your game:

Immediate Feel and Visual Feedback: With Swing Coach, you see how the ball reacts to your swing just like using a mirror. You see and feel the difference between your good swings and bad swings with Swing Coach. It teaches you the proper swing path and release that all good shots require. You get immediate feedback for faster self-correction and improvement. Swing Coach is the only product of its kind!

Achieve Effortless Power: Learn the smooth, tension-free acceleration the best players possess. Swing Coach teaches you how to swing with proper and gradual acceleration. It helps remove forced acceleration, which occurs in all bad shots whether your speed is too early (casting) or too late (stuck behind) robbing you of distance and accuracy.

Self-correction: Using your Swing Coach regularly will help you quickly develop the proper muscle memory for what a correct swing feels like. You will learn to feel the correct swing arc, path, release, and effortless acceleration needed to replicate the perfect swing time and time again!

Consistency: After using Swing Coach, you will develop a more consistent swing, one with greater speed, distance, and accuracy. Swing Coach dramatically improves the consistency of your swing so you can finally make quality shots easier and more often.

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Meridian Foods Cocoa & Hazelnut Butter or Cocoa & Peanut Butter (170G)


Want to stay healthy but satisfy your sweet tooth? Give a loved one the gift of chocolate without the guilt. Packed with natural protein, this delectable teat is free of Palm Oil, refined sugar or additives.

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Substance, Preciseness, Orderliness! Amelia Rope Chocolate…. Also Its Devilishly Sinful! NEW FLAVOUR! NEW INGREDIENTS! NEW PRODUCT! CHOCOLATE KERNELS!



Amelia Rope has travelled extensively and these absences have inspired collections of such incredible diversity. After her recent visit to the Columbian rain forests Amelia Rope Chocolate bars are now made entirely from Colombian couverture – having visited Colombia twice and met the cocoa farmers, stayed on plantations, visited the training schools and sustainability trial plantation Amelia decided to create a masterpiece range of chocolates, we would call it her concerto number 3 in G Major, and just exudes quality!

“Our new Chocolate Kernels range are made for us by a small family in Catalan using Marcona almonds and Spanish hazelnuts.

All ideal to devour during Chocolate Week :).”

NEW FLAVOUR: SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER MILK 41% Small crunchy pieces of salted caramel from the Loire Valley are blended into their velvety, Colombian milk chocolate to leave a wonderful long finish and exceptional texture.

NEW INGREDIENT: QUINOA PUFFS DARK 70% Who doesn’t love quinoa? And its good for us too. Teeny quinoa puffs have been blended into our intense and lively 70% dark chocolate. Texture balanced with cocoa … BARS RRP: £5.60-£6.50 Available: Fortnum & Mason, The Conran Shop, Wholefoods, small independents and

NEW PRODUCT: CHOCOLATE KERNELS Amelia’s keenness to go out exploring lead her to a small family in Catalonia creating chocolate coated Marcona almonds and Spanish hazelnuts. As soon as she returned she designed this new contemporary range. Passion Fruit Roasted Marcona almonds are coated in a shell of white chocolate and dusting of passion fruit. Crunch. Sweet. Citrus. Sea Salt Roasted Marcona almonds are coated in a shell of white chocolate and sprinkling of sea salt from the Canary Islands. Crunch. Sweet. Salt.
Defiantly Dark Roasted Spanish hazelnuts are encased in dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder. RRP: £15.00 Available: The Conran Shop, small independents and

Stockists include: Fortnum & Mason, Wholefoods and independents. Hotels include Blakes Hotel, The Kensington Hotel and South Place Hotel. Corporate clients include Berry Bros & Rudd and Eurostar (Business Class). Amelia exports to the Middle East and Hong Kong.









Luxury, British brand launches their first,

fine tailored fragrance



Designed to appeal to the modern man, The Savile Row Company has created a men’s fragrance that will truly complete every gentleman’s attire. Aprestigious, British cologne reflecting the values of a fine quality tailor and offering gentlemen the finest luxury everyday. The Savile Row Company Fragrance for Men is a sophisticated, woody aromatic scent which expertly balances fresh top notes with an enveloping and alluring base of amber and warm woods. A classic opening of sparkling citrus notes, spicy pink pepper and fresh peppermint settles onto a heart of jasmine, aromatic geranium and nutmeg before revealing a warm, velvety base of smooth masculine wood and amber A luxurious fabric label on a sleek glass bottle makes a modern, design statement and reflects the finest quality associated with the Savile Row Company.

The  Savile  Row  Company  Fragrance  for  Men   50ml  RRP  £27                  100ml  RRP  £39

Available from 14th October 2017 at selected department stores, perfumeries, pharmacies and online . Canvas and Leather Bags made in England by John Chapman.


Originally a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags, John Chapman makes hand crafted canvas, leather and tweed bags for travel, leisure, business and sporting activities. We make all our bags in our Tannery Road factory in Carlisle, Cumbria, part of an old industrial site dating back over 300 years.

The Chapman brand is now sold all over the world, including to shops in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, the USA, France, Scandinavia, Korea, Singapore, China, Russia and Australia. We use high quality natural materials of British origin wherever possible. John Chapman is one of the only British brands to manufacture its bags exclusively in its own British factory, which we recently expanded and refitted in a major investment programme. We believe that manufacturing our products here in Britain is a defining aspect of our authenticity.

Over the years we have found that discerning customers from all over the world agree! Like a bespoke suit, the material for each bag is hand cut on the premises and constructed using traditional methods. We spare no expense with our core heritage bonded canvas material, which is multilayered, waterproof and robust, with a natural look and feel. It is dyed and bonded in England. Many of our leather components require hand stitching and crafting using traditional saddlery skills, producing an authentic finish unlike mass production machinery.

Our bags are machined by hand, a skill requiring years of experience and producing aquite different effect to mass produced, computer controlled machinery. Our standard leather components are manufactured using traditional clicking knives and the highest quality vegetable tanned bovine hides.

The Chapman product range now covers Men, Women, Fishing and Shooting, including bags for travel, business, leisure and field sports, as well as a wide range of accessories. Chapman bags are carried by celebrities including Jeremy Clarkson, Bear Grylls, Andy Murray, Stephen Fry and Pierce Brosnan. HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex recently visited the factory and carries a Chapman Lucy Tote on her royal engagements.













Give the gift of sleep this year with the ultimate soothing equation!

Sleep Mist + = Sweet Dreams



Sleep Mist was developed by Calm’s innovation team, which tested over 1,000 formulations before arriving at the final, perfect blend – an elixir of lavender, chamomile, clary sage and frankincense.

A subscription to Calm Premium which unlocks 30+ Sleep Stories, a new meditation every day, and advanced mindfulness programs, costs £9.99/month; £35.99/year; £299/lifetime. Users can have a seven-day trial, including one Sleep Story, for free.

Give the gift of sleep and subscribe to Calm itself as an unusual and thoughtful offering.

A Venchi Christmas! Seasonal Sleeve, Tree Baubles, Large Gift Box & Mini Book Tin! All available in-store & on!


Venchi has four stores in London and all products are available online at and ship worldwide.

Venchi’s recipes are inspired by 140 years of heritage and the art of chocolate making. Venchi has more than 350 chocolate products, 90 flavours of gelato and seasonal sorbets. Every chocolate item is carefully made in Piedmont with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients including nuts sourced direct from Italy. The chocolates are free from preservatives, artificial colouring, flavour enhancers, GMOs and palm oil.

About Venchi

Venchi’s story began in the 1800s in Piedmont, Italy with Silviano Venchi, who had a passion for chocolate. At the age of 16, Silviano Venchi started to create chocolate in his own store. The store rapidly became one of the most appreciated confectionary shops in the city and renowned for its amazing quality and sophisticated styles of presentation. Venchi was founded in 1878, the same year Venchi launched its version of the traditional Giandujotto recipe with a minimum 32% of IGP Piedmont hazelnuts. Today, the recipes are inspired by 140 years of heritage and art of chocolate making. Venchi has more than 350 chocolate products, 90 flavours of gelato and seasonal sorbets. Every item is carefully made in Piedmont with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients including nuts sourced direct from Italy. The chocolates are free from preservatives, artificial colouring, flavour enhancers, GMOs and palm oil. Venchi ensures maximum freshness by carrying out production in small batches and making the gelato fresh in its stores daily. Venchi embodies the Italian lifestyle and “allows everybody, every day, to enjoy a simple and genuine moment of real pleasure, a piece of the Italian lifestyle.”












Vegetable Tanned Leather Heritage iPhone X Case. Blank slates for your inner artisan.


Veg Tanned Leather iPhone X Case

These leather iPhone X wallet cases are like blank slates for your inner artisan, made from veg tanned leather that ages like fine whiskey with use. They bring out your inner creativity by letting you patina the leather the way you want. Constructed using old-world leather working techniques, these cases are as durable as they are beautiful.

Additional features: 100% wireless charging compatible, 5 inner pockets for cards, cash and IDs, furniture-grade baltic birch wooden frames, 25-year leather warranty.

Veg tanned means the leather was tanned with barks and plants instead of synthetic chemicals. It’s how they’ve been tanning leather since the middle ages. Nobody else makes iPhone cases like this or with this material. This natural process makes the leather stronger than any other leather and lets it develop a patina that can’t be replicated any other way.

This is for people who want to stand out with a ridiculously high-quality iPhone case that disguises your iPhone X as a book and becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art with time.

Heritage Bella Fino iPhone X Case:
Heritage Pocket Book iPhone X Case:


Barry Loser’s Christmas Joke Book Really badly wrapped up by JIM SMITH !



Introducing the first true wireless earbuds designed specifically for active users

Motorola launches Stream Sport with detachable snap-on ear hooks

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Gym enthusiasts and runners on treadmills and trails demand music to take their mind from the pain of burning calories. Wires are no longer acceptable but until now the raft of wireless solutions has never delivered that perfect fit. Motorola’s new Stream Sport are the only true wireless earbuds with a soft silicon snap-on hook to give a perfect in-ear fit, however much you move.

The Motorola Stream Sport directly answers the market need for true wireless earbuds to be comfortable and secure at an affordable price. The detachable snap-on ear hooks give users a secure fit as they wrap around the contours of the ears. The Stream Sport are lightweight, dust and waterproof (IP54), come with Bluetooth 4.1 and are Siri and Google Now compatibility.

The sleek case doubles up as a charger enabling users to get up to six hours of battery time, with two hours per charge. Consumers can now truly experience wireless at its best whether they are working out at the gym or running for the bus. The Motorola Stream Sport will be the earbuds of choice for users with active lifestyles looking for a snug and secure fit.

More than listening to music, the Stream Sport is ideal for making and receiving phone calls as the dual mic earbuds are both masters enabling hands-free calls with either earbud. Labelled R and L, the snap-on ear hooks are easy to attach and detach and come with a carry pouch where they can be stored when not in use.

The Motorola Stream Sport is now available for £79.99 on >>




 This is such a wonderful, wonderful producer, in London & Surrey. This Jewellery is so Beautiful.

“When I received my  necklace which is just such a simple design, the three little hoops, a trinity of hoops, made with such intricacy, right down to the finest detailing, so devoid of pretence, a simple fashionable piece, its so simple to wear this with any outfit really, at work, at the local art gallery evening event, or a classical performance…… just lovely.” InTouch Rugby Events & Business Lifestyle Editor.


Stocking a wide and varied range of contemporary jewellery collections. Nude Jewellery has an eye for modern style, unusual designs and statement jewellery. Passionate about handmade jewellery, we have an extensive range of handmade silver jewellery here in our online shop. It boasts an array of up and coming jewellery designers and established jewellers who create exquisite unusual jewellery, contemporary silver jewellery and fine handmade diamond and gemstone pieces alongside designer engagement rings. Each designer jewellery collection has contemporary diversity and has been carefully selected for their choice of materials, craftsmanship and unique style. If you are looking for something exclusive Nude Jewellery also creates its own unique jewellery collections, the jewellery is handmade in our London boutique by award-winning jewellery designer Nikki Galloway and her in-house jewellers, many of the jewellery pieces are unique and only available at our London Jewellery boutique.


Below are pictures from a selection of bespoke pieces!



















| a collection of scented products that would make superb quality gifts for everyone to indulge in every day, without the prohibitive price tag!


“Such incredibly high quality, I couldn’t believe it when my candles, diffuser, diffuser sticks matches and accompanying smaller candles arrived so promptly! All this quality for such a low low price, I was absolutely delighted!” InTouch Rugby Homes & Interiors / Lifestyle Editor!

Love candles? Hate the hefty price tag? We hear you! But we also understand not all candles are created equal and cheap usually means weak in the scent department. Until now.

But who are 40DEGREE? They are a British-made, luxury candle and diffuser company founded by Janine Salmon and Christine Jones in 2016. They noticed a gap in the market for a premium scented candle range their customers could afford to buy as a beautiful gift or for themselves. So together they embarked on creating 40DEGREE.

Keen to ensure top quality products, they worked with an outstanding British candle maker specialising in hand poured 100% natural candles. Using the finest essential oils and a few secret ingredients the women created nine indulgent and empowering scents to satisfy anyone.

With the brands growing popularity, the pair are very excited about the opening of their flagship boutique store at 18 The Arcade at Liverpool Street Station right in the heart of the City of London. Together with their online shop they plan to expand 40DEGREE nationwide and beyond.

Christine Jones Co-Founder said “We wanted to produce something that would be an amazing quality gift for everyone, including ourselves to indulge in every day without the price tag that makes it prohibitive, we have achieved a dream and are now having a ball creating the reality. We called it 40DEGREE as candles burn at 40 degrees and our candles last for over 40 hours”

Janine Salmon Co-Founder of 40DEGREE, “It has been a long hard wonderful journey but so worthwhile, we are so proud of our products with no compromise on top quality ingredients, scent throw, style whilst remaining totally affordable.”













BEDGEAR’s new Ver-Tex technology expansion in a new line of cool-to-the-touch sheets and blankets. After recently partnering with Australian Rugby team, The Kangaroos, BEDGEAR is continuing its efforts in benefitting the Rugby community.


Christmas Gifts for her.

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep this holiday season with BEDGEAR’s new sheets and blankets. Looking for the perfect Holiday gift that works for the active woman on your list? BEDGEAR has a gift that will not only keep her warm and snuggly this winter season but will also keep away those nighttime sweats. As the weather starts to cool down, most people try to swap lighter bedding for a heavy winter duvet. This could be causing you to overheat and sweat, especially if you live an active lifestyle. Their blanket has the warmth your looking for, but is built with Ver-Tex technology that works passively throughout the night to regulate your body and dissipate excess heat buildup. This blanket is not only perfect for the Holiday season but is great year-round as well. Blanket and sheet colors include cobalt blue, graphite, Ice White and Jade. Pricing for sheets & blankets ranges from $299 – $349.



A White Christmas Guaranteed

Teeth whitening kits set to top Christmas wish lists
The kits used by actors and models are now available to buy
Gifts worth smiling about


Christmas is just around the corner and shoppers are soon to be descending on the high street in search of secret Santa surprises and stocking fillers.

Recent research from White Glo found how only 24% are happy with the colour of their teeth, so an at home teeth whitening kit could well be the final stocking addition to guarantee a white Christmas.

Showing off a Hollywood white smile has been the social media trend of the year, resulting in teeth whitening kits becoming the must have for those looking for glowing results without the associated cost of a dentist.

Give the gift of a glowing smile this Christmas to start off 2018 with a bright white smile.

The good news is that choosing a good at home whitening kit can provide results to rival favourite celebrity smiles. White Glo products are formulated with the same ingredients dentists use in clinics to achieve fast, effective results. The products were originally specifically for actors and models, and have been adapted after becoming popular with those looking to emulate this look.

The Diamond Series product is perfect to use in the shower as it is developed with just a five-minute application. The new Instant-Fit mouth tray moulds to the shape of your teeth instantly, allowing both the upper and lower teeth to be whitened at the same time.

Each pack comes with a free full size Professional Choice Toothpaste. This is the most popular whitening toothpaste from White Glo and has been rated No. 1 most effective whitening toothpaste by an independent trial.

With the festive season fast approaching, attention is quickly turning from relaxing in the summer sun to Christmas gifting. Tech21, the UK’s leading phone case provider, is on hand with the perfect Christmas stocking filler.


Tech21 has a range of protective cases to suit everyone, so whether it’s for the fashion-forward friend, clumsy parent or active sibling, there is a beautifully designed case available to protect their smartphone drop after drop.

If you are working on a Christmas gift guide, please do let me know if you would like to try a case out for yourself?

Please see further details below of the latest case range with links and pricing.

If you would like to receive high res images or further information, please do let me know and I will be happy to share with you ahead of your deadline.



Evo Elite Active Edition

Perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast!

The Evo Elite Active Edition allows you to go the extra mile and break the boundaries, not your phone this Christmas. Super-light and stylish, the Evo Elite Active Edition comes with a reflective outer finish making you stand out as you put in the hard miles this festive season.

£44.45 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Evo Wallet Active Edition

Stylish and practical 2-in1 gift!

The Chic, stylish and practical Evo Wallet Active Edition comes with 3D woven fabric, a microfiber lining, and a detachable storage section for your headphones, cards and keys. Keep your phone case protected as you run off the Christmas turkey! Forget cracked screens, with one of these you can drop your phone time and time again from 3 metres without producing a single scratch.

£49.95 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Evo Check Active Edition

Perfect fitness phone case!

The Evo Check Active Edition is light, ultra-thin, stylish and tested to withstand drops from up to 3 metres, it is the perfect festive fitness accessory. Next time you go for a run, or an outdoor adventure, make sure your iPhone is protected drop after drop!

£29.95 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Evo Gem

For the fashion-forward!

The beautifully designed Evo Gem is available in a range of dazzling colours. Give a gem of a Christmas present to protect from multiple drops of up to 3m/9.9ft whilst enjoying the festive fun.

£29.95 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Evo Check Lace Edition

Unbeatable drop protection with a modern lace twist!

The stunning Evo Check Lace Edition uses a modern-lace design to give your phone a unique twist. Not just a stylish fashion accessory, the Evo Check Lace Edition guarantees a beautifully blemish free Christmas with 3m/9.9 ft drop protection.

£39.95 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Impact Clear Urban Edition

Give your phone a stylish new look!

Inspired by urban architecture and the latest fashion trends, the Impact Clear Urban Edition is perfect for the stylish Christmas stocking to give your phone a fresh new look and keep it protected with 2m/6.6ft drop protection.

£34.95 from

Available for Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus



STORM’s Outdoor Kit Care Range is the Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

Keeps technical outdoor gear performing from this season to the next and beyond


If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoor lover in your life, then look no further than the range of cleaning, waterproofing and aftercare range from STORM.

With high performance technical outdoor kit often costing a small fortune, any outdoor enthusiast will be delighted to receive STORM’s products to ensure they get the maximum usage – and performance, from their gear.

Over time dirt and oil mask the water repellency treatment on waterproof kit, meaning it starts losing performance and absorbing water. With its performance-restoring properties, STORM’s New Picture (5)cleaning, waterproofing and aftercare products can be used to prolong the life of waterproof jackets, mid and base layers, down jackets, leather, suede and synthetic footwear, backpacks – and much more, making them the perfect festive gift that continues to keep on giving!

For waterproof jackets, STORM’s Cleaner & Proofer Twin Pack (SRP £6 for 75ml twin pack or SRP £7 for 75ml Eco Twin Pack, which is PFC free) is suitable for the aftercare and re-proofing of ALL fabrics and materials including, Gore-Tex®; it’s the handy option to clean and proof garments in one easy wash cycle.

For base and mid layers STORM’s Base & Mid Layer Wash (SRP £10 for a 300ml bottle) is designed to maximise performance and hygienically clean wicking garments without effecting functionality. This hypoallergenic cleaner allows the treated garment to continue to wick moisture away from the skin and through the layering system of your clothing. In addition to removing dirt and residue, which impairs wicking performance and breathability, the Base & Mid image008.jpg@01D1CD45Layer Wash contains silver ions to combat odours and aid with temperature regulation. Not to be used on fabrics which are waterproof.

For down garments and sleeping bags, STORM’s Down Cleaner (SRP £6.50 for a 300ml bottle) has been developed in partnership with major manufacturers to maximise the performance and feel of down and down filled items. The balanced pH allows for the cleaning to be gentle on the fibres so they remain soft to the touch, maximise loft and maintain the intended performance.

For merino and wool clothing, STORM’s Merino and Wool Wash (SRP £6.50 for 300ml) is perfect for both merino undergarments and heavier woollens. Technical wool can become damaged with the wrong care product and domestic detergents can be too harsh for delicate wool items. STORM’s Merino and Wool Wash is a low pH treatment that allows for gentle cleaning of fibres without clogging them; ensuring they remain soft to the touch and maintain the intended performance.

For walking and hiking footwear, STORM’s Footwear Cleaner (SRP £4.50 for a 75ml pump spray bottle) is a high strength cleaner that removes stubborn stains and marks. The cleaner lifts dirt from fibres in preparation for a proofing treatment.

STORM’s Footwear Proofer (SRP £5.50 for a 75ml pump spray bottle) restores the original water repellent finish to the surface of waterproof footwear, maximising performance. The easy to use direct spray-on proofer is suitable for all footwear including; fabric, leather, suede and combination materials.

Now in a new pocket-sized 35g tin, STORM’s Beeswax Rich Leather Protector (SRP £3.49) is a high quality paraffin cream containing both conditioning and protection waxes, enriched with Beeswax. The cream protects from ingress of water, adds water repellency, conditions and protects leathers from cracking.

For outdoor equipment; ideal for re-proofing backpacks, STORM’s Fast Dry Proofer (SRP £8 for 300ml) is a specially formulated fast-drying spray-on proofer is ideal for all material. Simply spray onto your backpack for a quick and easy way to apply a water-repellent finish.

For any tent damage and rips, products like Storm’s Tear-Aid Patch Pack (SRP £7) are ideal for both on-site immediate repairs and for more permanent repairs actioned at home during the aftercare process. The Tear-Aid Patch Pack allows clear and flexible air tight and water tight repairs to be made with ease. Simply clean the area, cut patch, peel and stick!



Lost Keys! Trackr has a solution which means you won’t be late for work, coffee with friends or picking the kids up from school!


Picture the scene, you’re about to leave the house only to realise you have misplaced your keys. Whether it makes you late for work, coffee with friends or picking the kids up from school, it really is a big inconvenience. But TrackR has a solution.

TrackR, makes sleek and stylish item trackers which can literally be attached to anything. They work by connecting to your phone via Bluetooth and warn you when you’re items are getting out of range. Better still, users can also take advantage of TrackR’s vast Crowd Locate Network, so if your item gets out of range and is lost, other TrackR users can anonymously find it again for you, and it pings your phone with the location. Over two million items a day are found with Crowd Locate!

In the run up to Christmas, the devices make the perfect gift for a forgetful friend or family member. They come in a variety of colours including rose gold, making them a beautiful and useful stocking filler!
















Award-wining CherryActive re-brands as Active Edge



Active Edge Hero Products All Active Edge products are 100% natural, with no added sugars or additives and provide known benefits, which are backed by scientific research.

Active Edge CherryActive A 30ml serving of CherryActive is the antioxidant equivalent of 23 fruit and vegetables. Research has shown that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication (1). Benefits: Sleep, muscle recovery, lowering blood pressure and gout. RRP: 237ml £8.99, 473ml £15.99, 946ml from £25.00

Active Edge BeetActive Each 30ml serving of BeetActive contains 229mg of dietary nitrates. Studies have found that dietary nitrate found in beetroot juice has beneficial effects in cardiovascular health by increasing the levels of the gas nitric oxide in the body’s circulatory system. Results showed that blood pressure was lowered within 24 hours in people who drank beetroot juice (2). Benefits: Pre workout, vascular health and libido. RRP: 237ml £5.99, 473ml £8.75

Active Edge BlueberryActive A 30ml serving of BlueberryActive contains the concentrated juice of approximately 185 blueberries. Research from the University of Exeter showed that drinking BlueberryActive improves brain function in older people (3). Benefits: Brain function, eye health, immunity and cognitive function. RRP: 237ml £9.99, 473ml £15.99

References: 2) “High blood pressure lower significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice”, published by Northumbria University 3) “Nitrate in Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure”, published by PubMed 4) “Enhanced task-related brain activation and resting perfusion in healthy older adults after chronic blueberry supplementation”, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.

THE ADVENTURES OF JENNY AND PHILIP: The Naughtiest Girl in the World is the first book in a new series and a modern fable about appreciating what we have and helping those who are less fortunate.

Available on AMAZON now at :-

By Dawn-Maria France 

‘The adventures of Jenny and Philip the naughtiest girl in the world’ children’s picture-book.

Dawn-Maria’s children’s book ‘The adventures of Jenny and Philip the naughtiest girl in the world’ which is set in Yorkshire and challenge stereotypes in children’s books by featuring a strong female character, Jenny, a strong-willed and adventurous little girl and her cat Philip. Through the character’s adventures the book touches upon a number of issues affecting children around the world.

Jenny, a young girl from Yorkshire who has aspirations to be the naughtiest girl in the world, doesn’t appreciate her long suffering aunt and uncle with whom she lives, and the safe, loving environment which they provide for her. Her best friend, a talking cat named Philip, takes Jenny on adventures in her imagination. Can Philip show Jenny how lucky she is we’ll see?

A timely story which ties in to many difficult events happening in the world right now, this is also fun, engaging and joyful, and accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It is aimed at ages 4-7.

This book combines fun, imagination and learning for 4-7 year olds. It’s the perfect book for adults to read to pre-school children, and for young people to read for themselves. Interwoven with humour and learning, this book aims to guide younger children through basic issues of ethics and morality, understanding their place in the world.

Leeds author and award-winning journalists Dawn-Maria France said. “I have written a children’s book set in Yorkshire, because as a northern woman, a sense of place and home is important to me, and I’d like children to recognise that books can be set in different places and different counties.

I wanted to include engaging characters and a storyline that instils a sense of joy. I also wanted to create the main character as a strong little girl, with faults like everyone, but with an ability to listen and learn.”

Available to buy from Amazon

Available to buy from all stockists

Neuroscientist Revolutionizes Mindfulness with New Theories & Concepts
for Healing the Body in New Book

In The Flow
Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness
by Deborah O. Norris, Ph.D


The book’s title, In The Flow, says it all. Consciousness is like a river in which the mind and body flow. They are integral parts of the unity of life….Water is the only substance which becomes less dense when frozen. Who enabled that to happen? The same creative force exists in us and that is why wounds of our mind and body can heal. It is all built in to us but we need to activate the healing potential we have been given. So read on and let Deborah Norris and In The Flow guide and coach you to your sea of life.
 Bernie Siegel, MD author of The Art of Healing and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul

Mindfulness is the hot buzz word these days, with the Boston Red Sox practicing mindfulness in the locker room and Google teaching the practice to its employees. Now we know that “being in the flow” can help ease the struggles of life’s stresses. Mindfulness can help us thrive, not just survive, in this world. Think of mindfulness as one aspect of a lifelong journey toward being more accepting, less judgmental and kinder to yourself and others.

Neurobehavioral scientist Deborah Norris, Ph.D. ties together existing theories of brain science with her own exciting new theories on the science of mindfulness and how meditation alters our brains, in her new book, In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness (Publication date: November 15, 2017). In this revised edition, Dr. Norris presents new evidence-based theories with far-reaching implications for how and why we practice meditation, and the role of mindfulness practices in healthcare. In The Flow isn’t just another how-to book on mindfulness, rather it explains in clear language how mindfulness relieves pain, inflammation and disease, heals the body, and how anyone can implement these practices for themselves.

Since 2009, many medical studies have proven to us that meditation can change our biochemistry, the structure of our brain, and even our genes. In Dr. Norris’ practice at The Mindfulness Center, and in her online programs, individuals have risen above their own diagnosis to wellness through mind-body exercises. On a personal level, Dr. Norris has experienced complete remission from fibromyalgia, and recovery from a traumatic brain injury through mindfulness practices including meditation, yoga, and related mind-body exercises.

Divided into three parts and twelve chapters, In the Flow guides the reader through a personal journey of implementing mindfulness practices in their life. Whether one wants to reduce stress, deal with a mental or physical health condition, relationship problems, career struggles or other life transition, readers will find a way to get “in the flow”. Dr. Norris explains the phenomenon occurring within our brains, as we experience these life-altering changes from reading her book.

In an interview, Dr. Norris would talk about:
• How to relieve stress using mindfulness practices
• How does a reader find the flow?
• Neuroplasticity, meditation and the brain
• The science of mindfulness
• Is multitasking bad for your brain?
• Epigenetics and mindfulness: How your mind can change your genes
• Meditation and health care: addiction; cancer care; heart disease; chronic pain, diabetes, etc.
• How is technology affecting us and our children?
• Sensing with the heart and the gut
• Pain management through meditation, breathing and bodily awareness
• Thalamic Gating and Expanding Consciousness

“There are many struggles along the journey of life, such as coping with stress, loss and grief, ill health, relationship problems, job stress, and other modern day issues,” says Deborah Norris Ph.D. “The truth is that there is a solution to these issues. We have found a resolution for the struggle. In the Flow describes the use of meditation to create a beautiful, thriving life—a life of contentment and ease, or perhaps the inspiration to take action for necessary change.”

In clear and captivating style, neurobehavioral scientist Dr. Deborah Norris reveals how simple practices are able to help remove roadblocks to health and happiness. Readers can get back “In the Flow” and live the life of their own choosing by identifying and using mindfulness practices that work for them.
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Deborah Norris, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, Mindfulness Educator/Professor, Public Speaker
Dr. Norris, author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, is Founder of The Mindfulness Center; and Founder and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program in the Department of Psychology at American University. Dr Norris teaches and conducts research in mindfulness and related mind-body therapies, at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is the Editor-in-Chief of, and she is the Host of the scientific conference called Mind-Body Week, D.C., introducing health care providers, researchers and consumers to the science and practice of mind-body health care.


Deborah Norris, Ph.D.
Neuroscientist, Mindfulness Educator, Author

Dr. Norris is Founder of The Mindfulness Center; and is the Founder and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program in the Department of Psychology at American University. The author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, She provides training and education in mind-body therapies, ranging from traditional medical and psychotherapeutic practices to holistic and integrative therapies and lifestyle prac-tices. A health scientist with over thirty-five years of experience, Dr. Norris teaches and conducts research in behavioral medicine, and other mind-body approaches to wellbeing. In her practice, Dr. Norris integrates lifestyle elements of meditation, yoga, relaxation therapy, tai chi, hypnosis, nutrition and herbs for maximal health and happiness! She is the Host of the bi-annual scientific conference called Mind-Body Week, D.C., which introduces health care providers, researchers and consumers to the science and practice of mind-body health care.
Dr. Norris has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in psychology/psychopharmacology, and is Adjunct Professor and Psy-chologist-in-Residence in the Department of Psychology at American University. Dr. Norris was previously on the faculty in the Psychiatry Department at Georgetown University Medical School, and taught research princi-ples in psychopharmacology, and addiction treatment, to the Medical residents at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Norris worked for 15 years as a health scientist specializing in neurobehavioral toxicology at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Norris has studied a number of mind-body modalities. She has intensive training through the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies in the theory and practice of Gestalt Psychotherapy and meditation. She has also trained with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Integrating her studies of mind and body, Dr. Nor-ris is certified in exercise physiology by the American College of Sports Medicine and other certifying organi-zations. She is certified as a yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She has studied with the New York City Ballet and with Broadway dancers Honya Holme and Erica Thimey. Dr. Norris has taught modern and many other forms of dance and movement therapy throughout her life.
In her practice, Dr. Norris integrates lifestyle elements of meditation, yoga, exercise, and relaxation therapy, tai chi, nutrition and herbalism for maximal health and happiness! She is available for speaking engagements, and specialized training, and limited availability for private sessions.

Eldercare Therapist Tells Adult Children of Aging Parents How to Enrich Golden Years While Providing Enjoyable Activities and Pleasant Conversations in New Book

(I want to go to Lithuania, or)
A Step by Step Manual for Adults Who Love and Care for Older Adults
Christina Britton Conroy, M.A., C.M.T., L.C.A.T.
Illustrations by Larry Conroy

With an older population of 46.2 million* needing daily care and quality of life, adult children of aging family members have plenty of books that explain the financial, medical and nursing options to consider for their loved ones in their golden years, but there are few books or resources that discuss activities for the elderly and almost none that shows how to personalize an aging person’s preference for enjoying the years he or she has left.

Whether living in an assisted living facility or in their own home, children of aging parents (aunts, uncles, disabled persons) are looking for ways to determine and discuss the best activities and level of daily care for loved ones. It’s not an easy job, with many caregivers feeling frustrated about the decisions they make and the level of interactions they have with their parents and loved ones. Concise and often very funny, the illustrated book How To Have Fun with Your Aging Parents: A Step-by-Step Manual for Adults Who Love and Care for Older Adults by eldercare therapist Christina Britton Conroy, M.A., C.M.T., L.C.A.T. (Black Lyon Publishing; Paperback & eBook; Illustrated Drawings; In Store Date: June 15, 2017; ISBN-10: 1934912778/ISBN-13: 978-1934912775) helps caregivers bring joy and passion back into the lives of their aging loved ones. A quick read, Conroy provides excellent advice in a workbook format for caregivers to determine the best types of daily activities and care for their loved ones.
Working in senior centers and nursing homes led Conroy to classify aging adults into four “dysfunctional parent” categories which she includes in her book to help caregivers identify which parent type they are dealing with and then use the workbook aspect of the book to determine the best possible daily care and activity levels for their charge. These categories include:

• Stuck-in-a-rut: This is the old lady who only wants to get her hair done, watch soap operas, and play BINGO. Her adult son or daughter may believe she needs more excitement in her life.

• Self-isolating: A lot of older folks live alone. If most of their friends have died, the kids are grown and gone, they’re too frail to work, or even play the sports they always enjoyed, they may need to find new reasons for getting up in the morning. Some of these folks may suffer clinical depression and need serious medical attention.

• Dangerously Independent: This is the person who is very old, half-blind, deaf and lame, but still insists on doing everything by his/herself and won’t let anyone help.

• Unreasonably Demanding: This is the type of person where anything you do is never enough. This person hates feeling useless, so he/she yells, complains and seems annoyed with everything you do or try to do. Day after day you are frustrated.

Filled with personal stories about dealing with her own father as well as funny and endearing stories about the numerous aging adults in her care throughout her career, Christina Britton Conroy explains in detail these crucial items for your parents during their elder years:

• A Gift With A Downside: Old Age
• Defining Your Relationship to Your Parent
• Deciding What Your Parent Needs vs. Wants
• Discovering What Your Parent Enjoys
• Drum Talk – A Communications Game for Parents & Children
• New Hobbies Reviving Old Passions
• Telling Your Parent Compassionate Lies
• Simple Coping Tools
• Enjoying Today and the Future
• And so much more …

Christina Britton Conroy, M.A., C.M.T., L.C.A.T.
As a Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist for over 20 years, Christina has enriched the lives of adults, elders, their families, and caregivers. She has helped frustrated, unhappy individuals deal with physical and emotional loss caused by age-related diseases, accidents, and self-abuse. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Music Gives Life. Most of her musical Show Stoppers, ages 60-101 with an average age of 84, never touched a musical instrument, or sang into a microphone before joining Christina’s program. NY1 – TV NEWS named them “NYers Of The Week.” (I Want To Go To Lithuania, or) How To Have Fun With Your Aging Parents, her step-by-step, hands-on manual for adults who love and care for older adults, will be available fall 2017 from Black Lyon Publishing. Christina lives in Greenwich Village, NYC with her husband, actor/illustrator Larry Conroy.

(I Want To Go To Lithuania, or) How To Have Fun With Your Aging Parents
By Christina Britton Conroy, M.A., C.M.T., L.C.A.T.
Black Lyon Publishing; June 15, 2017; Paperback & eBook; ISBN-10: 1934912778/ISBN-13: 978-1934912775


Avoid Becoming A Victim of Deceptive Police Tactics

Defense Attorney Tells How to Evoke the Power of Silence for Any Police Encounter in this New Book

A Toast To Silence
by Peter Baskin

Do you know what to do and say when stopped by police? Most people don’t. In fact, over ninety percent (90%) of the roughly twelve million Americans stopped and arrested annually leave themselves no choice but to plead guilty and get convicted because they were tricked, intimidated or deceived into giving up their right to silence, mistakenly thinking that the right to do so starts with the Miranda warning.

After reading A Toast To Silence: Avoid Becoming Another Victim of Deceptive Police Tactics By Knowing When and How to Use the Power of Silence by prominent defense attorney Peter Baskin, you will never be able to watch the television series, “Cops” or “Law and Order” again without shouting at the television screen pointing out police tactics! A Toast to Silence is a helpful guide that reveals what really happens to a person who is stopped by the police and experiences the principal tool of law enforcement – deception (Morgan James Publishing; June 21, 2016; ISBN 978-1630477684; 214 pages; trade paperback; $17.95). This guide tells in anecdotes and solid information EXACTLY how to talk with a police officer when stopped at a checkpoint, traffic violation, suspected DWI/DUI, street protests, or other suspected activities involving an officer and your constitutional rights. This book combats an individual’s lack of knowledge with a fully detailed explanation ensuring that readers will know what to do and how to do it when a cop is trying to trap them with their own words and actions; not letting that happen.

Many people are tricked into giving up their constitutional rights by
intimidation, coercion and deception — the deadly police cocktail.

“From a young age, we are taught that the policeman is our friend,” says Peter Baskin Esq. “This unfortunately has led to self-incrimination and other such avoidable mistakes by Americans when they encounter police because they do not know how to correctly exercise their right to remain silent.”

A Toast to Silence details the many ways in which deception is used against you when stopped by the police. As an interesting read, it gives helpful instruction to avoid the sticky web that deceptive cops will use to trap citizens. Even if someone has never found themselves in a situation where the right to silence would save them, this book will still be an informative and thought provoking read. The knowledge and insight readers will gain can help counter the widespread, media fueled misinformation about their constitutional rights during a police encounter.

Inside A Toast To Silence, Peter Baskin tells:

• Word for Word What the Police Say to Trick You To Talk and Take Tests You Don’t Have To Take
• The Single Most Important Information to Give to Police When You are Stopped or Detained
• Two Things to Say To Police Any Time You Are Questioned
• Why You Should NEVER Take a Sobriety Test at the Scene EVEN if you believe you will pass it
• How to Handle a Check Point Where You May Have Enjoyed a Drink With Dinner, Smoked Pot, or Have A Concealed Weapon
• What Are Your Constitutional Rights and How Do They Relate to the Miranda Warning
• Why Every Parent Should Read This Book With Their Teenage Sons and Daughters
• What To Do If You Are Arrested
• And So Much More Interesting Information About Police Tactics

Police are trained to use tools of deception to keep someone talking until the cop has enough evidence to make an arrest and get them convicted. Learn how to recognize and stand up to the deception correctly in this eye-opening book.

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Peter Baskin is very knowledgeable on the topic of deceptive cops and their methods of deceit due to his forty-eight years as an attorney in Northern Virginia. A graduate of the University of Hartford and George Washington University Law School, he strives to inform readers of the hypocrisy and deceit within the justice system. Mr. Baskin’s Martindale- Hubbell peer review rating is AV pre-eminent, the highest attainable for proficiency and ethical standards. He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, JoAnne.

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