10 different beard and hair looks courtesy of Pioneer Beards

Well over a year ago (when I had quite a respectable beard), I was given some beard products from the guys at Pioneer Beards. I tested out some oil and some balm! Now, I’d been used to a certain fragrant and luscious product from Lush, so it took me a while to convert… However, I soon…

5 exciting, new and different plants spotted at IPM Essen trade show

Once a year, the very best plant breeders and developers from around the world congregate in Essen, Germany, as they join the very best horticultural trade show. IPM Essen is a show which sprawls itself across 12 large halls, and is a must for any well-respected plant hunter. But, of course, this is ‘indoor plant hunting’, and it’s an activity…

How to find free transport around New York City!

The last time I visited my energetic friend, Lorna Ko, she had a new toy. It was a scooter. Now, I hadn’t ridden a scooter since I was around 4 years old, and certainly hadn’t considered riding once at the age of 36. 

Discovering the pumpkins and scarecrows of New York Botanical Garden

I was super excited to receive a direct message on Instagram from the New York Botanical Garden earlier this week, inviting me to an exclusive evening with Ray Villafane, pumpkin carver and scarecrow extraordinaire!  Ray is an American artist now based in Arizona, who specializes in sculpting. He is most famously known for his 3-D Style pumpkin…

New York Botanical Garden- the big daddy in the big apple

Every year, over 1 million wide-eyed visitors enjoy the vast, 100 hectare New York Botanical Garden, a ‘green paradise’ set in the heart of the Bronx. The garden is a major horticultural hub, with 80 Ph.D scientists working in it’s state of the art labs, and more than 100 members of staff keeping the gardens looking…