Oh, I just LOVE sandalwood! One of the single most exquisite and much-loved natural ingredients in perfumery, the use of this much-revered oil is ancient: over 4,000 years. Used in many religious rituals and ceremonies such as Buddism and Hinduism for its spirituality, sandalwood as an essential oil is also deeply groundingRead More
A little moment to dwell as Mother's Day approaches. My own never believed in the hype, neither do I - but I love being a mother, and the insurmountable volume of love and protection that you can feel for another human being - or in my case three human beings! Happy weekendRead More
Our Best Director nomination for the Oscars...- we hope - for this quirky, charming, heartfelt, curiosity of a love story, set in Baltimore in 1962, between a cleaner who connects through sign language and emotion with a captured amphibian creature at a high-security government laboratory. We, at JOGB, loved it!
We're pretty committed to getting you addicted to our aromas: so here's your chance to live with them a little at home! Pop the scented card 'photo-side up' (just in case the wax touches anything expensive) in a special drawer: may we cheekily suggest MOJO for your underwear; GOJO in the office, kitchen and definitely your car; and SLOJO bedside table and living room... tuck any of them in a wardrobe, cupboard or glove box....Read More
Take a breath on a Sunday, step back, reassess your week ahead... get a little inspiration and consider adding a few positives into your life.Read More
Living well means loving well: being surrounded by the innate sweetness of animals & seeing the goodness in people. Every year is the year of the dog, not just 2018. Here's our beautiful, inspiring Rufus - rescued as a pup from the brilliant @greyhoundgapofficial: the gentlest, most elegant dog we've ever known. He's in our office every day (even though he's huge) ... learn more here about rescuing, but bear in mind we think we're the lucky ones!Read More
Candlelight truly is THE most magical and most flattering light for the face. Especially past 'a certain age'. Ever wondered why SO many beauty companies have created candlelight inspired skin highlighting creams and powders. The idea is, unlike a flat, harsh, overhead lights, candles give a gentle, kindness to skin with a touch of light that hits the cheek contours, bridge of the nose, temples...Read More
The first in our line up of books to read: to encourage us all to stop, pause, retreat, snuggle up (light a candle for comfort) and lose yourself for 30 mins or more in the language of words. We love history, psychology and mystery thrillers this end. What about you? What do you love best? Share your most recent read with all of us...Read More
We appear to have a house full of 'hanging hearts'! Am I alone here?
From tiny and beaded V huge and painted... there is simply no end to this loving obsession! (Almost as bad as my love of candles - paraffin-free of course) ...