Pierre Koffmann is somebody I believe has brought so much to cooking and restaurants in Britain. He has mentored and trained some of the most talented and successful chefs in this country and like me, he is a huge believer in the value of traditional skills and in passing them on.
The first of the spring bulbs are starting to open, the mornings are slowly getting lighter and there’s a sense that the winter is starting to draw away and we can look to spring’s warmer days. So it’s exciting to be able to share that Bamford’s spring collection launches today.
Like me, I imagine you’ve recently been bombarded with messages offering you new and sure-fire ways to enhance your health and well-being. There are so many ways to nurture our wellness that sometimes it all feels a bit overwhelming, particularly in January when those options feel like they’re everywhere.
I’m so delighted to share that today Bamford launches its new Haybarn collection of activewear. Created to complement the classes at our Haybarn wellness spaces in London and the Cotswolds, the range of sustainably-sourced garments is made from organic cotton.
Claudia Schiffer is someone I have long admired for her strength, ambition and her drive to succeed. We share a passion for sustainable living and looking after our minds and bodies in a natural, holistic way and it makes me very happy that she is a long-time supporter of Daylesford.
For those of us celebrating Christmas, it’s finally time to wind down: to pause and set aside our jobs and responsibilities for a few days to enjoy the festivities with our families, friends and loved ones.
Giving is undoubtedly one of the best things about the Christmas festivities. As a devoted grandmother, I am particularly enchanted by seeing my grandchildren’s faces light up as they unwrap their presents on Christmas morning.
One of the most widely discussed topics in well-being this year has been the importance of the role our gut plays in our overall health and well-being. As well as influencing our metabolism, the appearance of our skin and even our bone development, experts have also highlighted its close ties to our brain and shown how the health of our gut can have an effect on our memory and our mood.
London Craft Week (9–13 May) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship and unknown makers alongside masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands. To join the celebrations this year Daylesford and Bamford will be working with innovative and inspiring craftspeople and hosting a number of events at our London shops.
Safeguarding the future of our planet has always been one of our biggest drivers at Daylesford and we are constantly striving to be as sustainable as we can in everything that we do. Individual efforts, even making the smallest changes to our habits and choices can lead to real change on a wide scale.
For as long as I can remember, I have been following and embracing the principles behind a Japanese philosophy known as ‘wabi-sabi’. It is a concept that’s hard to define precisely but at its core is a celebration of the beauty in the imperfect.
I am delighted to share our new eBook for January, which brings together wellbeing philosophies from our organic farm at Daylesford, and the holistic Haybarn Spa at Bamford.