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  • Introducing Cowshed x Bloom & Wild

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    This spring we've teamed up with Bloom & Wild to create a three piece bouquet collection inspired by the wild beauty of the English countryside, where Cowshed was born 20 years ago. The three floral designs - the Babington, the Clarendon and the Amie - are available to order from Bloom & Wild's website with a selection of our favourite products to make each one even more special. You can also enter our competition to win a year of flowers from Bloom & Wild and a luxurious Moody massage here.

    We talked to Bloom & Wild co-founder and CEO Aron Gelbard about his favourite flowers and how he came up with the concept of the 'letterbox bouquet'.

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  • The Cowshed x Bloom & Wild Collection

    This spring we have partnered with Bloom & Wild to create a floral collection inspired by the British countryside - where our story began. The two bouquets and potted rose can be ordered from Bloom & Wild's website along with a selection of Cowshed products to make your gift even more special.

    The Babington

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    The Babington is a letterbox bouquet designed with lisianthus, snapdragons, september, limonium and erika. This bouquet was designed with delicate colours and textures, reminiscent of the English countryside in early spring.

    The Clarendon

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    The Clarendon is a hand-tied bouquet designed with scabious, roses, viburnum, delphinium, pitto, Irish pitto, lisianthus and phlox. Both opulent and fresh, this is the ultimate English garden bouquet.

    The Amie

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    The Amie is named after our Group Head of Spas, Amie Jones, who has been with Cowshed since our early days. This tiny tonal rose plant comes through the letterbox with a crushable pot.

  • The Natural Chef's No Bake Brownies

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    Brownies that are delicious, easy to make and good for you are the dream.  Here's Natural chef and food blogger Ceri Jones' recipe for her seriously delicious cacao espresso no bake brownies. Check out her blog Natural Kitchen Adventures for more inspiration and ideas...

    'I believe that brownies should be rich, gooey and so unbelievably chocolately so I rarely find that ‘healthier’ versions hit the spot.  These no bake ‘raw’ brownies are quite different to your average coffee shop brownie but the gooey dates, and rich chocolately raw cacao ensure they deliver on my non-negotiables.  I’ve added a touch of coffee extract to my topping for added oomph too.'

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  • Sweet Dreams: Tips from The Sleep Council

    Sleep. It's vital to health, wellbeing and happiness, but it's all too easy to neglect. We asked Lisa Artis from The Sleep Council to explain why a good night's sleep is so important and for some straightforward suggestions to help you get a more restful, refreshing slumber.

    'Stress and worry are the main contributing factors to sleepless nights.  Stress causes the heart rate to go up and in turn the mind starts to ‘race’. This causes the brain to become too alert and stimulated to sleep. We often find that parents’ sleep issues are down to a child not sleeping which in turn affects a family. Partner disturbance is also cited as a common reason why someone doesn’t sleep – that covers everything from duvet hogging to more serious issues such as snoring.

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  • Tried & Tested: Slender Legs

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    We sent our Digital & Operations Director Aalish to try out the newly revamped Slender Legs treatment at Cowshed's Carnaby Street spa. Here's what she thought...

    'I was certain I’d just heard the words “Would you like to review Cowshed’s recently updated Slender Cow Legs treatment?” But nothing that good ever happens at 5pm in the office on a Monday evening. I heard it again. Phoebe, Cowshed’s Editor poked me in the arm. “Aalish, would you like to review the Slender Cow Legs…?”. I didn’t even let her finish her sentence the second time round. “I’m there!” I said. “Just tell me where and when and what I have to do! I’ll do anything!”

    I spent a larger than strictly productive proportion of the next week mulling over what Cowshed’s Carnaby spa might have in store for me. Whilst I’ve tried nearly every one of our treatments over the past few years I haven’t ever plumped for Slender Legs. Surely, I’d be better spending the hour in the gym? And yet, I kept hearing great things about the treatments and the Slender Cow products continue to fly off the shelves. I knew I was guaranteed a gloriously indulgent hour in the newly refurbished Carnaby spa – Cowshed always delivers ten out of ten on the relax and forget the world front. But would I really have slender legs? My inner sceptic raised her eyebrows.

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  • Finding your Fit with Amy Hopkinson

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    Women's Health's digital editor Amy Hopkinson is the perfect person to ask for tips for starting 2018 with a healthy, happy and balanced mind and body. Here she shares what she's learned from her wellness journey, from working out what 'fit' means to you, to always wearing the right trainers for your workout...

    'I used to work for a women’s lifestyle site and while I was there Nike asked me to live tweet a cycle from London to Brighton. To get fit enough in three weeks I trained with one of their trainers, Sonia Moses. I’d done running before but I'd never worked with a Personal Trainer. I got a real buzz from it, did the cycle and went back to work. I wasn’t that happy in my job and my outlet was going out drinking which meant I always felt tired and hungover. I started adding in more exercise until I was training five times a week.

    The job came up at Women’s Health and it felt like a bit of a calling in life. My nan’s a yoga teacher – at 76 she still teaches 12 classes a week! My mum's also a yoga teacher and she teaches 20 classes and does summer retreats in Ibiza so it’s always been in the family. So that’s where I am today – three years in at Women’s Health, it’s been a journey but a great one.

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  • Ciara Parkes reviews our Sparkle package

    'My sometime-job on the side is working as Explorer for Tatler magazine which means that I get to travel, do drop-jaw stupid things in far-flung lands, review cool hotels and rather splendidly, have been able to review the odd spa  for their famous Spa Guide.

    Often, you overlook what’s on your doorstep and it’s not often that you get time to spend proper time at a spa in your hometown… when does anyone ever get to do that especially if you work? I’ve had enough of not making time to make myself feel harmonious so I put a red line through my fat diary and arrived stressed (due to Uber accident on way there), in a heap on the doorstep of the Cowshed, Notting Hill. Bloody phew was what my first thoughts were as I barrelled through the door into an oasis of neroli oil fused with coffee wafting from the Gaggia behind the café bar.

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  • Q&A with Nichola Joss

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    We asked celebrated skincare expert Nichola Joss about her life in beauty and what those lucky enough to book a facial with her can expect.

    What will you be offering clients during your residency at Cowshed Primrose Hill?
    'I will be offering my bespoke facial treatment - the Inner Facial - which includes lots of massage to tone, firm and improve not only facial contours but the health of muscle tissue, as well as removing all stress and tension from the face. I use a mix of hand picked products especially designed for your skin as well as creating the perfect mask for you. The Inner Facial also includes working from the inside of the mouth to address deep tension issues and improves the strength of the muscles as well as deeply stimulating skin cell renewal. With this treatment you also receive a hand and foot massage.

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  • Nichola Joss residency at Cowshed Primrose Hill

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    There's a reason the A-list all trust Nichola Joss with their skin. The celebrated skincare and self-tanning expert is the queen of London's beauty scene thanks to her signature facial which uses intense massage to sculpt the skin, acting like an all-natural face lift. You can imagine there's a pretty long waiting list for her expertise, but we've got a very special treat for you: on December 18 Nichola will be in residence at our Primrose Hill spa for a day of appointments. Continue reading

  • How to unwind (and thrive) at Christmas

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    We get it. You’re running around trying to juggle a million different Christmas-related tasks (work Secret Santa, presents for family, food shopping) all while fighting flu, freezing weather, crowds and general festive chaos. And let's be honest, staying hydrated, taking off your make-up and finding time to exercise are all things that might slide to the bottom of your to-do list. With that in mind, we asked Cowshed's Educator and Training Manager Jess Sproson to share her top tips for sailing through December in a serene state (well, within reason...)

    'Believe it or not, Christmas is actually a great time for eating healthily - satsumas and clementines are full of Vitamin C which you need for fighting off colds when you’re stressed out. Try to think about keeping your hormones balanced too - everything from Evening Primrose Oil, to Vitamin B12 (kale's a great source) to our Moody Cow range will keep you feeling calm at this time of year when things can get a bit manic.

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