All posts filed under: R&F Elsewhere

Sustainably Chic: Eco Travel Hacks

Just in time for fall adventures I’ve just shared a few of my favorite eco-friendly travel tips at Bodhi & Birch’s new blog, The Leaf. Head over to the gorgeous journal to check them out and explore Gem Bolton and crew’s musings on body and mind care, ethical makers, and how to recharge this Autumn. More on how to pack light and travel well and a handy festival packing list. Paris photo above is from this trip.  

DIY Beauty Recipes: Coconut Oil, Activated Charcoal, Pink Salt

A few of you have asked about DIY beauty recipes that use ingredients mentioned in this month’s post on natural beauty routines. Over at my Canadian friend Malorie’s site, EF Magazine, I’m sharing loads of beauty routine ideas with three favorite ingredients from the kitchen: coconut oil, activated charcoal, and salt. Check them out with Mal’s collection of thoughtful posts on ethical and sustainable fashion, and have a wonderful weekend!

Uncommon Gifts For Gentlemen On The Go

This weekend I’m sharing twenty seven gifts for all kinds of chaps – the outdoorsman, the epicure, the entrepreneur, the jet setter. Read on if you’re looking for ideas for a certain beau this month – or if you’re just curious to see what’s in my Netflix queue. 27 IDEAS: FESTIVE GIFTS FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE Via BodhiLuxe Magazine: Sorry chaps – and yes, we’re generalising here! – but on the whole you’re infinitely harder to shop for than the ladies in our lives. But don’t you worry, you’re sure to find something you truly want under the tree this year, thanks to Jess Hunt’s super shopping skills (and we’ll also be sure to forward on all your thank you cards…)! From the wet bar to the bath tub, Jess offers up twenty seven ideas to treat your beau this holiday season, whether he’s the mountain trailblazer, a serial entrepreneur, always on the road with a coffee in hand, or a big fan of Old Fashioneds and the slow food movement. The Great …

Recently Read: 5 Books For Rainy Days

We’re off to New York and Vermont for a few days, but you can still catch up with R&F via BodhiLuxe Magazine this week, where I’m sharing favorite books for a life well-lived. Check them out: RECENTLY READ: A DIFFERENT KIND OF LUXURY Via BodhiLuxe: The second in our ‘Recently read‘ series sees Jess Hunt share some life-changing books for your shelf. With talk of sustainable and minimalist lifestyles, true wealth, and the art of dying well, expect to be seriously inspired… The book: A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance by Andy Couturier Much like drawing a hot bath on a rainy day, curling up with this book is a warm, calming, simple luxury in itself. A Different Kind of Luxury tells the story of eleven men and women who have transitioned to sustainable and intentional living in rural Japan. Farmers and artists, philosophers and musicians, their stories highlight a diversity of paths that have led to more deliberate and fulfilling livelihoods, pastimes, and daily habits. Nurturing mind …

A Year Without Retail Fashion: The Nothing New Challenge

September marks three-quarters through my Nothing New project! This week I’m talking shop with BodhiLuxe Magazine about how I’ve nearly gone a year away from retail fashion, along with some tips to jump start your own shopping fast: NOTHING NEW: A YEAR AWAY FROM FASHION RETAIL Via BodhiLuxe: Could you go a full year without buying brand new clothes? Queen of dressing Jess Hunt set herself this very challenge at the start of the year. Read on to find out what sparked the idea, how she’s getting on, and how to get started if you want to give it a go yourself! The ‘nothing new’ idea sprang up this April when I realised I’d already gone since New Year’s Eve without making a single retail clothing purchase… It was tax season, and my finances illustrated just how much of of my annual budget I’d spent on clothes the year before. I’d also been editing my wardrobe and defining my personal style, and I noticed a lot of newer purchases ended up in a donation bin because I was buying …

Six Ideas For A Stylish Date Night

My latest guest post with BodhiLuxe Magazine is all about fresh ideas for a stylish date night. We cover the power of comfort, a good text message and a signature scent, along with lacy little bits, the story of how I first met CPR, and more: DATE NIGHT: SIX STYLISH IDEAS Want to do date night with all of the love but none of the schmaltz? The style savvy Jess Hunt makes a welcome return to BodhiLuxe to show us how it’s done… Whether going out with someone new or to dinner with your partner of many years, date night is the perfect time to try something new, highlight your affection, and get ready with a difference. A few years ago a particularly handsome guy invited me to a concert, then rang the doorbell with a copy of 100 Years of Solitude and a pack of craft beer in hand. Here are a few date night ideas we’ve shared since then… A simple dinner along the Champ de Mars in Paris Plan It a Little Differently …

Smart and Stylish Travel: Packing Tips + The Six Cs

These tips were posted shortly before my two-week trip to Paris, France and Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain with only a single duffle bag in tow. Since this post, I’ve put together an extensive guide to traveling lighter – it includes detailed steps and a printable packing list template. Bespoke bag designed in collaboration with Andover Trask. Ever-beautiful BodhiLuxe Magazine is centered around a mindful modern lifestyle and champion of all that’s natural, ethical and sustainable. The sister magazine to Bodhi & Birch is all about savoring life’s little luxuries, and today, all about my take on smart and stylish travel: Here are my “Six C’s” to packing lightly, travel wardrobe tips, beauty favorites, and what’s in my carry-on. SMART & STYLISH TRAVEL It has to be said, stylish travel is a bit of an art form. Want to look more Bardot than Dora the Explorer this summer? Read this inspiring piece by the ever stylish and super organised Jess Hunt… Living a train ride away from the world’s busiest airport has its perks. Taking a handful …