NOW CLOSED: Win the most indulgent time of the year

You deserve some proper pampering, so we’ve teamed up with gorgeous skincare brand Urban Veda to help you win it.

1st prize in our giveaway is a two hour Oriental Harmony spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental London (worth £240), plus a full Urban Veda gift set to suit your skin type.

Four runners up will receive a full gift Urban Veda gift set for their skin type too. How’s that for luxury? Continue reading

Six ways you should be using honey

Honey is a bit of a wonder product, and with bees under threat, I think we should be singing its praises from the rooftops. So, in time for National Honey Week, here’s how honey will transform everything from your cooking to your beauty regime.

1. Don’t just spread it on toast; use honey in your cooking. Contrast it with tart, spicy or salty ingredients in savoury dishes (goat’s cheese, halloumi, mustard, vinaigrette etc), or use it to add a mellow sweetness to puds. For example:

Goat’s Cheese and Honey Ciabatta with Parma Ham

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