The Journal
Think Outside the Bolly: Alternative Festive Drinks to Try This Christmas 

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting As the festive season bubbles to a head, the comforting din of Christmas carols and the clinking of glasses fill the air. One of the most important elements of the festive season has to do with what we choose to fill our glasses with, however. While traditional British Christmas drinks like cockle-warming […]

18 December 2023
Where to Wine and Dine in London

By Amira Hashish ‘Tis the season to wine and dine. With that in mind, we wanted to shine a light on the restaurants that prioritise their drinks lists just as much as their food offerings (maybe even more). From the lauded Noble Rot in Bloomsbury to Peckham Cellars and Sager + Wilde’s grown-up era, here […]

13 December 2023
Home Is Where the Party Is…

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Entertaining at home is an art many of us perfected over the pandemic, hosting small groups according to the rules of the day while the restaurants were closed. As many of us learned, it is an art that requires great food, compelling company and an atmosphere of relaxed fun. Whether you’re hosting […]

2 October 2023
Auckland’s Most Delicious Restaurants

By Amira Hashish As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has garnered a reputation for delicious food that champions the country’s fresh produce. From a Lebanese tasting menu to yummy yakitori and European inspired dishes, the multi-cultural cuisine is a feast in every sense. Here we choose some of our favourite spots for unearthing the best […]

31 July 2023
January Diet Pressures and How to Beat Them With Gemma McGuigan Nutrition

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting The start of a New Year is a time for reflection, and for many, resolutions. Weight loss and fitness are ubiquitous terms when it comes to resolutions, and while maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen is important, sometimes such lifestyle changes can feel more like punishments than life improvements that actually […]

23 January 2023
Inspiration for an Active January and Beyond

By Tim Colston – Tenth Avenue Leisure It’s common for people to let their fitness routines slip during the holiday season, with all the additional stress, social obligations, and tempting treats that come with it. However, it’s important to remember that maintaining a good level of physical fitness can have numerous benefits for both physical […]

9 January 2023
Subscription Boxes For Christmas Gifting

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting For many years, my Grandmother has refreshed an annual subscription to my favourite print magazine for Christmas. Not only is it a generous and thoughtful gesture, but I look forward to sitting down with a coffee each month and leafing through the carefully curated pages, taking the time to read and enjoy […]

9 December 2022
Best Kept Secret European City Breaks

By Amira Hashish Seeking a European city break in an under the radar hotspot? Whether you are in the mood for some winter sun or fancy a hygge getaway, these lesser trodden destinations offer fast direct flights from London and so much fun when you get there… Gothenburg, Sweden Stockholm’s younger sibling is, dare we […]

21 November 2022
No And Low Alcohol Drinks For November

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting More than any time of year, the Christmas build-up requires a hefty serving of our social lives. I’m sure I’m not the only one with a calendar filling up with after-work drinks, Sunday lunches and dinners with friends in anticipation of the over-stuffed calendar itself; we book ‘drinks’ in as early as […]

7 November 2022