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London’s hottest French restaurant – Sardine, N1

the Antidote to... substandard eating out

Already the subject of rave reviews, it’s a joy to discover new arrival on the restaurant block, Sardine, housed in the Parasol Unit art gallery off City Road. French food has been in the doldrums in recent years, but Alex Jackson – the Stevie Parle protégé behind the charcoal and wood-fired grill – is making…

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Spa Facilities exceeded expectations @miraggiothermalspa headed up by the superb 
Stavros Mavridis / Spa Director. Here they have their own source of healing thermal water plus thalassotherapy. The healthy back programme is the one to have. It ticks all the boxes; purifies, relieves back pain and relaxes mind and body combining natures best healing waters and skilled hands. Great 4 day treatment plan. #thermal spa #thalassotherapy #greece #familyspa

Spa Facilities exceeded expectations @miraggiothermalspa headed up by the superb Stavros Mavridis / Spa Director. Here…

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And the jewel in the @miraggiothermalspa crown is of course the spa! Thermal waters, thalassotherapy, excellent treatments. Health reboot on holiday #thermalspa #thalassotherapy #propermassage

And the jewel in the @miraggiothermalspa crown is of course the spa! Thermal waters, thalassotherapy, excellent…

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This is the antidote to…Non animal loving haircare.  Gielly Green Vegan Hair is 
a beautiful collection for those who embrace all things 100% vegan: the products have been newly reformulated and repackaged in smart black with Argan Rescue as a brand new addition well worth checking out. Sea minerals and oils work their magic on lacklustre locks, including sea buckthorn, prickly pear seed and neem oil (the best remedy for dry and brittle hair.) #thisistheantidote #naturalhaircare #veganhaircare #hair

This is the antidote to…Non animal loving haircare. Gielly Green Vegan Hair is a beautiful collection…

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Thisistheantidote...to hungry skin
Weleda Skin Food, £9.95 
Talk about feeding your skin, anywhere, with a one-tube wonder – Weleda Skin Food, aptly named, is the mother of multi-taskers that can be slathered on patches of dry skin on face, hands, feet, elbows and body. Ultra-rich, it’s packed with moisturising and nourishing organic wild pansy, calendula and chamomile to protect, soften, and soothe even chapped and rough skin. Delicately fragranced with essential oils including sweet orange and lavandulae, it can even be used on the bairns! A holiday must-have #thisistheantidote #organicskincare #nourishskin #multipurposebeautybalm #holidaybeauty

Thisistheantidote…to hungry skin Weleda Skin Food, £9.95 Talk about feeding your skin, anywhere, with a one-tube…

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Thisistheantidote...to smelly synthetic sunscreen
MyChelle Sun Shield Unscented, £14.42
Finally… a sunscreen that isn’t a chemical melting point. This one is as clean as it gets while still doing a great UVA/UVB protection job: soothing aloe and vitamin E help reduce sun-induced irritation. We love that is has zero smell and dries quickly – it leaves a slightly powdery film but also a nice-looking little glow. For more details click on the link in the bio and go to /the_shelfie/shield-yourself #naturalscreen #healthysummer #consciousskincare #thisistheantidote

Thisistheantidote…to smelly synthetic sunscreen MyChelle Sun Shield Unscented, £14.42 Finally… a sunscreen that isn’t a chemical…

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This is the antidote...to summer living
This Works Light Time range, from £29
Summer socialising and dehydrating sunshine can take their toll on skin. So if yours is in need of a little summer TLC, cue this dynamic duo: One is a moisture-boosting wash come skin enlivening leave on balm that works quick-as-a-flash. The other is a gorgeous serum to smooth fine lines and banish all signs of late, rosé-fuelled nights. Great on their own, but better as a pair - the Ant 'n Dec of skincare! Light entertainment! #thisworks #skin #summer #thisistheantidote

This is the antidote…to summer living This Works Light Time range, from £29 Summer socialising and…

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This is the antidote to…hot and dirty skin aka city pollution 
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist, £24
Studies reveal that the skin of women in cities can age up to 10% faster than their rosy-cheeked rural counterparts, due to grime and pollution – which can be even more damaging than UV rays. Smog, dirt, environmental chemicals and dust all build up on the skin, causing inflammation, dehydration and even breaking down collagen. Clinique’s City Block mask gently exfoliates and detoxes using charcoal to draw out impurities and remove toxins and dirt. For the ultimate in anti-pollution defence, sprtiz REN’s Anti-Pollution Mist over face, neck and decollete throughout the day. #thisistheantidote #summerpollution

This is the antidote to…hot and dirty skin aka city pollution Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal…

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This is the antidote to...the lobster look
Child’s Farm after sun lotion, £4.99
If the current rays has left you or your little ones looking more rosy than golden try this. Child’s Farm products are paediatrician-approved for baby skin – and you can’t get much more reassurance than that. No parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours and suitable for eczema-prone skin, the after sun lotion takes a little elbow grease initially but leaves no residue – and you're left deeply nourished and smelling delightfully coconutty. I'm using it right now on holiday. (Pictured next to their fab hand wash). #thisistheantidote #aftersun #sunburn  #eczema #paediatricianapprovedsuncare

This is the antidote to…the lobster look Child’s Farm after sun lotion, £4.99 If the current…

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This is the antidote to… eating at home like you're on holiday in France
Sardine, London N1
Book before there’s a three-month wait! Rave reviews have greeted the opening of Sardine in Shoreditch where Alex Jackson – the Stevie Parle protégé behind the charcoal and wood-fired grill – is wowing diners with honest, flavourful French food, with a splash of Italian or northern Spanish thrown in for good measure. 
Raw radishes with crème fraiche pimped with sea-salty bottarga, salty-sweet anchovy and caramelised onion tart and signature dish, lamb with white beans and green sauce were all exemplary. When a parcel of red mullet and brill, cooked en papillote with a splash of pastis, courgettes and tomatoes, is opened, you’re transported to Provence. Desserts are fruity and appealing and we’d suggest trying the cocktails, particularly the gorgeous Midday in Paris – St Germain, grapefruit oil and Prosecco. Dinner for two, with wine, around £110. Find out more on thisistheantidote.com #thisistheantidote #naturalfood #foodiefriday #neweateryheadsup

This is the antidote to… eating at home like you’re on holiday in France Sardine, London…

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Thisistheantidote... to an overstuffed toiletries bag
Emma Lomax SOS Travel Kit, £30
As 2.3m Brits head abroad at the start of the school holidays, this is one hand luggage essential (also ideal if self-catering, camping or at a festival). The compact kit includes nail file, earring backs, mirror, hair brush, tweezers, portable battery charger, plaster and lip balm, plus other essentials. How did you ever manage without it? #thisistheantidote #travelkit #flight #holiday #handluggage #summerholiday #beautymini

Thisistheantidote… to an overstuffed toiletries bag Emma Lomax SOS Travel Kit, £30 As 2.3m Brits head…

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This is the antidote...to carcinogenic foods
MEN: your vegan summer starts here! Scientists at Loma Linda University in California, USA, conducted a study of over 26,000 men, and for the first time assessed the link between prostate cancer and a non-vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan diet. “The evidence around the disease-preventative qualities of the vegan diet is now overwhelming. Time and again we are seeing new research showing the vegan diet to be significantly better for our health,” said Jimmy Pierce, spokesperson for The Vegan Society. Full story on site. #thisistheantidote #veganfood #prostatecancer #menshealth #foodiefriday

This is the antidote…to carcinogenic foods MEN: your vegan summer starts here! Scientists at Loma Linda…

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@queenofretreats yes it should but hey, wait. That's preventative and alternative isn't it? So very un-NHS!! They are the disease HQ and illness is their business....

@queenofretreats yes it should but hey, wait. That’s preventative and alternative isn’t it? So very un-NHS!!…

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