Free tickets to the Spirit of Summer Fair London


London: Make a date in your diary for the Spirit of Summer Fair at London’s Olympia, 13-16 May 2010.

Get ready for summer by visiting the stylish boutique shopping event to find inspiration for summer living. With an array of carefully selected exhibitors, this event brings together a collection of the season’s ‘must-haves’, from accessories, fashion and alfresco living to gifts, gourmet food and wine.

We are giving 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Fair. To enter please give the correct answer to the following – in which UK town is the Spirit of Summer Fair being held:

(a) Birmingham
(b) Manchester
(c) London

Send your answer by email to This competition closes on 6 May 2010. No cash equivalent is offered and the Editor’s decision is final.

For more info visit
T: +44 (0)844 412 4623* (*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from BT landlines. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary. Booking fee applies. Advance box office closes May 12, 2010.)


More Silver Sprinters than ever before in London Marathon


London: Thousands of ‘silver sprinters’ plan to join their younger counterparts in this year’s London Marathon.

A greater interest in fitness and wellbeing is thought to be driving the trend, with nearly 1 in 10 participants falling into the over 50 age bracket in this year’s marathon (1).

The new figures contradict the traditional image of the over 50’s leading a sedentary life as nearly 7,000 50-70 year olds gear up to run in this year’s competitive 26 mile race, on the 13th April.

However, while experts applaud an active ageing population, they’re also offering a word of warning, given that a recent survey from LitoZin Joint Health©, revealed 74% of runners over the age of 45 suffer from regular joint pain. Joint specialist Dr. Kaj Winther urges participants not to overdo final training sessions and to help keep their joints lubricated by dosing up on a natural supplement such as Litozin Joint Health, which can help reduce joint inflammation and keep niggling pains at bay.

‘Many people with arthritic problems fear that exercise will make their conditions worse, but it is in fact lack of exercise that can lead to joint deterioration and pain’, explains Dr Winther. ‘Rather than further damaging your arthritic joints, a regular program of moderate activity and stretching and strengthening exercises can reduce pain, improve mobility and increase the stability of arthritic joints by strengthening supporting muscles’.

To protect your joints when preparing for a marathon, remember the following:

Invest in properly fitted, well cushioned running shoes.

Don’t overdo training in the final days before the race to minimise muscular aches and pains.

Do not train if you have flu, a fever or stomach bug and only start gentle training, build up again gradually once you have fully recovered.

Make sure you include plenty of carbs in your training diet in the run up to the race
Drink plenty of fluids before and during the marathon.

Make sure you stretch and warm up your muscles before you begin.

Take a natural rosehip supplement to help keep joints mobile and pain free. LitoZin Joint Health® contains the anti-inflammatory active ingredient GOPO®, which is derived from Rosa canina, a type of rose-hip.

“The anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits of GOPO have been proven to offer long-term relief from joint pain and an increase in joint mobility. GOPO has an active benefit on all types of joint pain making it particularly suitable for sports related joint pain,” explains Dr Winther.

Studies also show that due to its anti-inflammatory properties, GOPO is more effective at reducing pain and improving mobility than other supplements for joint pain, such as glucosamine.

More about the survey
©The LitoZin Joint Health Sports Survey was undertaken with 500 men and women across the UK in August 2007 and looked at the impact on joint health of various sporting activities amongst groups of men and women in the under 45 and over 45 age groups, who all undertook 10 hours or more of light exercise a month. Any statistics taken from this release must be referenced to the LitoZin Joint Health Sports Survey.

LitoZinâ Joint Health is available in Boots, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett, independent pharmacies and health food stores, and is priced at £19.99 for 120 capsules. For more information on LitoZinâ Joint Health, please see

About Lanes

G R Lane is one of the major natural medicine companies in the UK and manufactures well-known products such as Olbas, Kalms, Quiet Life and Aquaban.

Established in the 1930’s by Gilbert Lane – an early supporter of the idea that we can improve our health through diet and the use of carefully selected plants and nutrients – Lanes remains a family owned business and is chaired by Gilbert’s grand-daughter, Janet Lane.


Live La Dolce Vita – visit the Viva Italia Festival London


Ahh Italy, they really do have the best of everything. Fabulous fashion, top designers, fast cars, beautiful weather and of course delicious cuisine The La Dolce Vita with Viva Italia festival, coming to London’s Olympic exhibition centre from the 13th-16th of March is a celebration of all things Italian and will give you an insight into just how inspirational Italy is.

So if you fancy adding some Italian chic to your wardrobe, learning the secrets to the mouth watering Mediterranean diet & how to add a touch of Italian flair to your lifestyle then why not come along to experience the true taste of Italy?

Check out this video featuring Italy’s very own Aldo Zilli to see what’s in store La Dolce Vita

Beauty Works West Nottinghill London


Beauty Works West
T: + 44 (0)20 7221 2248
8 Lambton Pl, London, W11 2SH
Web Site

Blending Beauty and Science

BeautyWorksWest is a new concept in beauty and health care. Set in a fabulous secluded spa location deep in the heart of Notting Hill, the clinic offers state of the art technology and the most advanced techniques to ensure that you look and feel your best at all times. BWW brings you some of the leading health & beauty practitioners in the World and created a one-stop shop to provide you with the ultimate in luxury beauty & healthcare.

Rejuvenate and relax at the Body Beautiful Show London – free tickets from Restylane


When was the last time that you did something just for you? When was the last time you were really pampered? Well, the time is now as The Body Beautiful Show is back on 2nd – 4th November 2007 and will give you the perfect opportunity for some you time. A luxurious, pampering day out, and a show, which demystifies the world of cosmetic treatments, Body Beautiful is a one stop authoritative, responsible guide to age defying and beautifying.

One exhibitor at this year’s Body Beautiful Show at the Business Design Centre Islington, London, is Restylane.

Restylane offers the complete solution for holding back the years and revitalising your looks naturally by smoothing away tell tale ageing lines. Restylane has the additional advantage of improving skin elasticity. Restylane treatment is quick, taking less than half an hour. The effects can be seen immediately and last from around six to nine months. Discover more about new Restylane Vital a new treatment development in skin rejuvenation, introducing the concept of moisturising from within to improve skin tone and elasticity to reverse the skin ageing process. It is great for treating veiny backs of hands, plumping the skin to reduce their appearance and smoothing the skin to make it appear less crêpey and sun damaged.

Restylane is giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Body Beautiful Show at London’s Business Design Centre.

To win, all you need to do is answer the following question:

How long does Restylane last?
a) 6 – 9 weeks
b) 6 – 9 months
c) 6 – 9 years

Email your answer to us at by 29 October 2007

For further information visit the website on

For more information on Restylane visit or call 0800 015 5548 to find a Restylane clinic in your area.

FUSHI – irons out wrinkles without parabens


London: Already available in top stores in London such as Beyond Beauty at Harvey Nichols London, and Calmia at Selfridges as well as selling out internationally – with stocks running out in the first month at Garderobe, Moscow and high demand at Harvey Nichols, Dubai – Fushi’s A4 Age Reverse Series now launches throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The A4 Age Reverse Cream offers an effective all-in-one solution – its a unique three-in-one face, neck and eye cream, but also a 24 hour solution to be used day and night. A single pot of this £95.00 miracle cream will address all 3 key areas and see you from morning to night

The A4 series presents a maximum luxury, minimum effort multipurpose anti-ageing cream.

The range is the only luxury anti-ageing cream on the market, free of all parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, PEG, TEA, DEA and animal products while successfully combating signs of skin ageing.

Free of all problematic ingredients, the cream can be confidently applied to the sensitive eye area with dramatic results.

Proven scientific laboratory tests show improvements in skin thickness on the face and neck areas of 6.5% in only 2 months and 8.6% in 4 months.

The A4 series’ anti-wrinkle efficiency is greater and acts more rapidly than products on the market with retinol (without the irritation phenomena) and an amazing improvement of 31.11% of wrinkles on forehead in 4 months and 19.23% improvement in the perinasal area.

The groundbreaking ingredient in the A4 series is precious Moroccan argan oil which is prized for its cosmetic and healing qualities. Argan oil has an intensive moisturising effect, it boosts circulation and stimulates cell activity and renewal and strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and protection mechanisms.

The rejuvenating effect of argan oil in the A4 series is supported by state-of-the-art active ingredient complexes which show previously unknown effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines, loss of elasticity and radiance.

A sound and safe alternative to conventional anti-ageing products, the A4 Age Reverse Series consists of three all-in one products working 24 hours a day to counter visible symptoms of premature skin ageing with a noticeably more radiant appearance: for face, eyes and neck:

• 24hour Cell Rejuvenator Cream (RRP £95.00)
• Age reverse Serum (RRP £85.00)
• Body Cream (RRP £60.00)

Fushi products are already much loved by celebrity following such as Patsy Palmer, Jerry Hall, Paris Hilton, Stella McCartney, Beyonce and Salma Hayek and Fushi by Eva range can also be purchased online at with deliveries throughout the UK and Ireland.

A fair trade beauty product in itself and its affiliation with leading ethical, holistic British lifestyle brand, FUSHI, this revolutionary all-in-one paraben free miracle cream delivers results, with a conscience.

Stress of London life ages skin

London: Living in London prematurely ages your skin by three-and-a-half years, according to new research.

Pollution, smoking, stress and poor sun-care are the principal contributing factors, said the study by a skin treatments firm.

It suggested people in north-east London were likely to have the oldest skin in the country, appearing nearly four years older than they should.

Lack of sleep, bad diet and poor sun-care were to blame, the study said.

Dermatologist Dr Sean Lanigan said: “The skin is a barometer for our general well-being so those not feeling comfortable in theirs should address various lifestyle factors.”

Researchers devised the “skin age” formula based on factors such as stress, sleep levels, diet, social habits, and pollution levels that all can contribute to premature skin ageing.

The world’s top cosmetic surgeons revealed

London:The world’s top surgeons are the experts who count celebrities, royalty and the rich among their clientele. These doctors carry out subtle surgery rather than radical procedures and is the reason they are most in demand.



Dr Carl Troilius, Director of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in Malmo has a celebrity following because of the privacy afforded in Sweden. He uses state-of-the-art, cohesive gel implants which are made to last and not leak. The operation is carried out through an incision high in the armpit, leaving a small 3cm scar. The operation costs from around £4,000.
Contact details:
Plastikkirurgicentrum, Regementsgatan 35, S-21753 Malmo. Tel: 00 46 40 263000.



Dr Leslie Stevens of Beverly Hills, California is known as the ‘King of Nip and Tuck’ and specialises in liposuction, treating all areas of the body – knees, chin, cheeks and neck, hips, thighs and buttocks. He uses a process known as ‘tumescent
technique’, in which a solution of saline and painkillers is injected into the area to loosen the fat, making removal both easier and less painful. Liposuction costs from £1,900 plus £1,000 for anaesthesia.

Contact details:
Lasky Clinic, 201 South Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212. Tel: 001 (310) 556 1003.



Dr Nelly Gauthier is a Paris surgeon who works with fillers and injectibles including Botox. She believes that clients should not undertake extreme procedures and uses long-lasting formulas. A consultation costs about £70 with a Botox injection costing from £200.

Contact details:

9 Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris. Tel: 00 33 1 53 75 04 60.



Dr Alan Matarasso of Manhattan is renowned for his subtle, face rejuvenating surgery. He performs short scar facelifts, which use less incisions that are usually carried out in this type of treatment. He also carries out a . He also uses a preand post-treatment regime using vitamins and homeopathic remedies to reduce inflammation and bruising. The cost of a face lift by Dr Matarass is from £6,500.

Contact details:

1009 Park Avenue, New York. Tel: 001 212 249-7500.


Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Javier de Benito. Barcelona who specialises in reconstructive surgery including reversing ageing and rebuilding the face as a result of disease or injury. In particular he has a reputation for designing implants to add volume to the face, putting fullness back into sunken cheeks and redefining the chin. He has recently developed a neck and face lift, using Gore-Tex (flexible stitches) to create a ‘supportive bra’, pulling slack muscles back into shape for a firmer, more defined profile. An face and neck lift cost about £4,050 and £6,080 respectively.

Contact details:

Instituto Dr Javier de Benito, Marquesa de Vilallonga, Barcelona. Tel: 00 34
932 530 282 or


Eyelid surgery

Dr Nick Metaxatos of Athens who was trainined in the UK offers up-to-the-minute
‘procedures’ at a fraction of the price charged by U.S. and British surgeons.
His main specialism is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery to remove sagging skin) which extracts less fat that usual and gives a more flattering finish. He also offers healthcare packages including surgery, five-star accommodation and aftercare,
with lymph drainage massage to speed recovery. A blepharoplasty operation costs from £700.

Contact details:

5-7 Skoufa Street, 10673 Athens.


Bottom lift

Dr Ivo Pitanguy, known as the ‘The king of plastic surgery’ is based in Rio De Janeiro. He is credited with inventing the ‘bottom lift’, which he calls the Pitanguy
Lift. Since multiple procedures are ususally performed prices are available direct from the clinic.

Contact details:

Ivo Pitanguy Clinic, Rua Dona Mariana, 65, Botafogo, Rio de JaneiroTel: 0055 212266 9500, or

Udai vilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan


T:+91 294 243 3300;

The resort has two large swimming pools which are heated in winter, a gymnasium, boutique and a library with a selection of music and DVDs. Private excursions and cruises on the lake can be organised by the hotel. The spa, managed by Banyan Tree, offers holistic treatments and therapies to pamper and revitalise mind and body using holistic therapies and massages combining the best of East and West. Massages, facials and body beautification methods use ancient Ayurveda and aromatherapy as well as Thai and western techniques designed to relieve stress as well as create a sense of wellbeing. The spa has a private pool and individual therapy suites with views of Lake Pichola, the Aravali mountains and City Palace. Each of the eight suites has its own steam sauna and Victorian style bathtub. The gym and hair salon are located around a central domed foyer with a marble fountain.