Have we got news for you: there’s a delightful new cake shop in town…and it’s vegan! Your new vegan bakery HQ is called Cloud Cakes, and they serve matcha lattés, quiches, cupcakes, carrot cakes… even croissants, for fabulousness-sakes! Vegan Bakery Treats in the Centre of Paris May I just re-iterate that it’s all vegan! Ann and I are ...

This summer I went on my first ever yoga retreat – eight days spent in a bubble of kundalini yoga, meditation, and raw food. Bliss! It wasn’t easy to take the plunge though. Loved ones wanted me by their side this summer. And I wanted that too. But I wanted alone time more. I needed time to reflect, ...

23 September, 2016 | facebook | tweet | pin

Among the many questions that swim in the depths of your psyche, like: What sound does a gnu make? What is dark matter, exactly? One of them may also be: What in the heck is the difference between vegan and plant-based? So today we answer your questions (well… one of them, anyway.)   Vegan vs. Plant-Based In a ...

Namaste, friends! So, how’s your meditation practice going? Are you getting down to Deepak every day? Working that mantra? Or, like many, are you a little overwhelmed by the thought of adding in a practise such as meditation to your already-busy day? Keeping up with all the daily things we’re advised to do for maximum ultra-spiritual points can sound like a full-time ...

16 September, 2016 | facebook | tweet | pin

The name Bircher is being flung around a lot in the health food world. You might have seen it on the menu at a massively hipster breakfast café. So what’s the deal? Muesli is an excellent breakfast (as long as it’s not drenched in GMO dairy and refined sugar). But what makes it Bircher is that ...

13 September, 2016 | facebook | tweet | pin

September is here and it’s time for Spring cleaning! Huh? September cleaning? How about: Total Autumn Clean Out. Anyway, in an effort to be more smooth sailing this season, Chloe and I are participating in the 30-Day Minimalism Game, and having a ball unloading loads of stuff. (It’s time to admit that I have a slight sock ...

I know. I live in France. And words that come to mind when thinking about French restaurant gastronomy often begin with foie and end with gras. (i.e. rich/greasy.) Not… light, and cruciferous. And you may be thinking, she must just make a constant circuit of the growing number of veggious places in Paris… that’s how she’s ...

Happy rentrée dear Magnifique-ers! We hope you’re feeling rested, revived and raring to go for a brand new year of fun and great health (yes, in France it’s generally agreed that the year begins not in January, but September. I think I agree now). So to help start this year with a burst of en-LIGHT-ened energy, we have a super fun ...