The West Essex Man Who Ran 351 Miles In 26 Days

London Marathon

The story of West Essex local, Jon O’Shea, who ran 351 miles in 26 days, all in aid of The National Autistic Society How did it go when you competed in the London Marathon recently? It was good to finally be back on the streets in a major marathon for the first time in a […]

The Buckhurst Hill Gym That Shows The Benefits Of Power Plates

Power Plates

Marking ten years of Repose Studio on Buckhurst Hill, current owner Rachel Hiller explains why their approach was ahead of the fitness game You are celebrating your 10th anniversary – congratulations! What originally inspired the opening of Repose?   Our founders saw the potential gap in the market to offer small group training. They wanted […]

Laila Rouass On Footballers’ Wives, Strictly And Happiness

Laila Rouass

Laila Rouass has done more than most to keep our spirits up over recent months. Here the Woodford local chats to Mark Kebble about happiness, box sets and appreciating what you have Lockdown is a word I have used far too often in this magazine – and I hope not to use it too much […]

A London Marathon Challenge For The National Autistic Society

London runner

The story of Jon O’Shea, who is aiming to run 351 miles in 26 days, all in aid of The National Autistic Society and culminating at the London Marathon on 3 October Jon O’Shea is raising funds for The National Autistic Society who do incredible work each year supporting the 700,000 autistic people in the […]

Why H Beauty From Harrods Is A Game Changer

H Beauty At Lakeside

We look at why Harrods’ new opening at Lakeside Shopping Centre is revolutionising the way we shop all things beauty We’ve all seen the luxury that is a department store beauty hall, but Harrods has given this a whole new meaning. The heritage retailer is adding to their legacy as one of the largest, most […]

How This Girl Can Organise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Declutter your home for peace of mind

This Girl Can Organise’s approach to decluttering shows how it can boost your mental health. Founder and Chigwell local Nicola Lewis explains to Ellie-Mae Hammond how it all works As the stigma behind mental health erodes, the conversation on how to keep our minds healthy has become something that is taken very seriously. The face […]

Recipe: Circolo Popolare’s Carbonara

Hero

Who says you have to go out to eat restaurant-style? We’ve persuaded some of London’s top chefs to share their famous recipes, so you can recreate your favourite dishes in the comfort of your own home. Here’s Big Mamma Group’s carbonara recipe by chef Filippo La Gattuta, served at Circolo Popolare and Gloria, two of […]

Recipe: 20 minute Chicken Pho

Chicken Pho

Who says you have to go out to eat restaurant-style? We’ve persuaded some of London’s finest food companies to share their best recipes, so you can create incredible dishes in the comfort of your own home. Here’s Borough Broth Co.’s chicken pho recipe, a Vietnamese-inspired bowl packed with warming goodness… Borough Broth Co.’s Chicken Pho […]

Mindful Chef Review: Healthy Eating At Home

Mindful Chef Review

Mindful Chef is the meal delivery service bringing healthy recipes home. But is it worth the hype? Absolutely London asks a family of 4 to test it out By Pendle Harte Mindful Chef Review With meal deliveries on the up since the Coronavirus pandemic, business is currently booming at Mindful Chef. Their clever delivery model is designed to […]