After taking most of August off, the French are back in the real world once again and La Rentrée marks this transition. While school is back here too, we don’t mark the occasion quite so word perfectly, but it's a sign that autumn is coming and for many the time for reflection and intention.
Living many years in Asia I was fortunate enough to experience the numerous benefits of Biologique Recherche (or BR), the cult French brand that is finally making waves in this little corner of our world. Recently under the well experienced hands of Megan at The Greenhouse in Dublin's Dun Laoghaire, my skin was once again treated to the very best in BR customised facials.
Finally it's arrived! I am immensely proud to have combined my expertise (and qualifications) in both nutrition and cosmetic science in GLOW: Your Complete Four-Week Guide to Healthy, Radiant Skin with 60 Skin Nourishing Recipes on the bookshelves this week. GLOW will be officially launched during a skincare masterclass this Thursday, 8 March in Clodagh’s Kitchen, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin 1.
Why We Sleep by Professor Matthew Walker is a fascinating read. Basically he says that if you’re regularly clocking in at under seven hours a night, you’re doing yourself a disservice as grave as that of regularly smoking or drinking to excess. A sobering thought.