Are your supplements doing you more harm than good?

Do I need to take supplements? Are they all good? Are there any I should avoid? Can too many supplements be harmful? The world of dietary supplements is so confusing. Here in Chile I’ve found it much harder to eat a varied vegan diet than back in the UK, so I’ve been looking into supplements. I take calcium, vitamin D and…
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Top ten vegan goodies for 2019

Last month I had a chat with the woman shaking up the world of vegan lifestyle. Jodi Monelle is the founder of LIVEKINDLY, a beautiful online magazine featuring health, wellness and recipes… oh yeah and it’s all vegan. It’s a shining example of how living cruelty free is possible, easy, and well, rather cool. It’s less about itchy felt socks and more…
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Veganuary, veganism and feeling great: Interview with Jodi Monelle, CEO LIVEKINDLY

Are you doing Veganuary? You know, going vegan for January? I’m about 90% vegan. Like most people, my diet and lifestyle choices aren’t so easy to put into a neat label, but often I say I’m ‘vegan’ to avoid lengthy explanations about why I don’t drink cow’s milk, but I still have a leather handbag in my wardrobe. Call me…
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My top eye creams for 2019

‘When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes’, said Victor Hugo. My eyes say I’m tired. Along with learning Spanish, my resolutions for 2019 include using eye cream more regularly. Along with sun lotion, I reckon eye cream is the best ways to prevent the growing old not so gracefully look. So I’m going…
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The best vegan cafe in Santiago (loved by non vegans alike)

This is probably my favourite cafe in Santiago. Chances are it’s yours too. I held off writing about this place for sometime, because quite frankly everyone knows this place. But in case you’re new in town, or have been living down a rabbit hole, then allow me to enlighten you. Quinoa is a charming, sun drenched oasis of calm in…
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Time out with an Expater in Manila

Going to the Philippines? Many travellers forego the capital for its lush islands, but it’s an opportunity wasted if you know where to look. Meet Mei, a Filipino repat who’s lived in Cambodia and Bangladesh, but now calls Manila home. Here she shares her top tips on life in the intoxicating, chaotic and wholeheartedly charming city. Manila for foodies Firstly…
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The second most beautiful scent in the world?

Firstly a little disclosure: As as personal customer of Kai products for some time, I was gifted the new Kai Rose oil duo to try out. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. And now, ladies, exciting news! I’ve discovered the second most beautiful, natural perfume in the world! But first…
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How to make your own organic cosmetics: A masterclass with Qulla

A few weeks ago I tried a make your own organic cosmetics class here in Santiago de Chile. Qulla is an organic, plant based, natural skincare brand and its founder, Daniela runs workshops for both English and Spanish speakers in the city. To date, I’ve tried out two Qulla classes – make your own moisturisers and balms, as well as…
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Everything you need to know about giving birth at the Clinica Alemana …

Last week I gave birth to baby Annabelle at the Clinica Alemana in Santiago de Chile.  Already a few pregnant Expater buddies have asked me about my experience and any tips I might have.  I’m generally against offering advice, as every child and mother to be is unique, but here are 20 pointers which you might consider if you’re with…
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Where to shop for food and groceries in Santiago, Chile

I’ve had a few queries about where to buy food and other groceries in Santiago. While I buy most of my basics through online app Cornershop (free delivery when you join their ‘Pop’ programme), and it’s been a while since I’ve been in a bricks and mortar supermarket, Santiago grocery shopping is still one big treasure hunt. While I’ve touched…
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