January is full of New Year’s resolutions aplenty, and getting healthy is one of the most popular choices.


As you look forward to a new you in 2017, we want you to step back in time and explore the recipes created by Vera Richter in the 1920s.

Vintage Vegan is guaranteed to give you some foodie inspiration that will take you out of your comfort zone. This raw vegan recipe book offers delicious and unique food and drink that is sure to kick-start your January. 

Whilst resolutions seems like a good idea when you make them, more often than not we all slip up soon enough. Instead of dreading your healthy eating, and daydreaming of chocolate at your desk, let Vintage Vegan
take you on a journey to discover the extensive options available to you whilst on a vegan diet. Those January blues will cause no more trouble once you start a fulfilling and satisfying vegan lifestyle.


Here’s how Vintage Vegan can help you to achieve your goal:

  • If it’s the 3pm sugar slump you struggle with then Vera’s coconut caramels or peanut butter confections will do the trick.
  • Liven up your salads with the sesame seed dressing or simplicity dressing.
  • Buying an unhealthy lunch will be a thing of the past with Vera’s tomato-cream soup or summer salad.
  • Keep up the Christmas spirit with vegan mince pies and Christmas spice cake.

By using Vera’s recipes inside Vintage Vegan, your energy levels will be boosted after the comfort food of Christmas. An extra boost will help to combat your January blues and make your Monday mornings something to look forward to.

The nutritional benefits are abundant in the most popular recipes from the first raw vegan restaurant. And we want to share that goodness with you to help ensure your January is the best it can be.

Beating the January blues has never been easy, but sticking to your New Year’s resolution has never been simpler. 

We made our own peanut butter confection which you can see here!

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the lovely recipes!

You can buy a copy of Vintage Vegan here.

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:37

Combatting the January Blues With Guy Egmont

It’s that time of year again when everyone begins their ‘new year, new me’ mantra in hopes of becoming the best version of themselves.

We’re here to tell you that you’re already the best you, and don’t let the popular New Year’s resolutions tell you otherwise.

Don’t worry about the amount of chocolate that you’ve eaten, don’t worry about the emails stacking up at the office, and don’t worry about the one too many cocktails you had on Boxing Day. There’s no need to feel down or worry about the inevitable.

Whilst others are making commitments to be a better person, Guy Egmont will reassure you that you and your manners are already impeccable. Instead of January being a time for change and renewal, Manly Manners for the Impeccable Gent is here to celebrate your timeless etiquette that requires no alterations.

Manly Manners is a satirical guide for the sophisticated gentleman, designed to debunk any myths about social etiquette. From dinner parties and business meetings to the English accent and facial hair, Guy Egmont’s advice will ensure that you continue to be the gentleman you already are.

Soon your friends will start complaining that they’ve been saying yes to more invitations than they can cope with. Just remember that you’re in the all clear because all those ‘white lies on the telephone’ were ‘as convincing as possible’, leaving more time for you to do the things you enjoy.

If you feel a little rusty and simply want to freshen up your manners for the New Year, some pieces of advice within this humorous guide include:

-          If you earn a reputation as a good mimic or an amusing gossip, you won’t go very far.

-          Never be sarcastic to anyone, whether in public or in private. It can be very wounding and will never be forgotten, particularly by newspapermen.

-          There is nothing that a rich man likes more than to be asked for advice.

-          Never punish your host’s brandy or whiskey unduly.

So, forget about those resolutions. A sophisticated gentleman like yourself doesn’t need to make promises in order to shine this January.

Instead, be unforgivingly you.

What better way is there to combat those January blues?

Let us know how you’re being unforgivingly you this January on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
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Feel overwhelmed by the excess of eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyelash curler, mascara, eyebrow pencil, eye primer, face primer, face powder, concealer, foundation, blemish balm cream, rouge, blush, contour cream, contour powder, highlight, bronzer, lipstick, lip cream, lip gloss, lip liner, lip plumper, lip balm, lip primer, lip booster, lip stain, and nail polish, to name but a few, that submerge your eye line as soon as you enter the beauty aisle of your local supermarket? You wouldn’t be the first, and you can be sure you certainly aren’t the last. We women today are given an incredible range of products ranging from the almost necessary to the useful to the does anyone ever wear that but, coupled with a constant bombardment of seemingly perfect and effortless beauty queens, this excess of choice quickly takes all the pleasure out of making ourselves look beautiful. Well, if you’re looking to effortlessly improve on your look and tailor your collection to your specific needs, look no further than Laura Slater’s Hollywood Beauty.

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