By Linnea Dunne
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love
The Little Book of Tidying
By Beth Penn
In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.
The Low-FODMAP Recipe Book
By Lucy Whigham
This book demystifies the low-FODMAP diet and provides 125 tasty and delicious recipes for a happy gut. Written by a specialist gut dietitian, Lucy Whigham, M Nutr Diet SRD, The Low-FODMAP Recipe Book can help you to take control of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional bowel disorder and digestive distress, and can also help those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease and functional symptoms following gastrointestinal surgery. An expert in the low-FODMAP diet and gut disorders, Lucy will help you to understand more about the way your gut functions and what is contributing to your symptoms. FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are naturally occurring sugars that are found in a wide range of everyday foods. They are difficult to digest and cannot be completely absorbed by the body - instead they are fermented by bacteria in our gut, causing excessive wind, bloating, pain, abdominal distension, cramping, stomach gurglings, diarrhoea and frequent bowel motions. The low-FODMAP diet: Is the most successful diet for bringing relief to sufferers of IBS. Has been medically proven in rigorous clinical trials to help identify food intolerances and improve symptoms in up to 75 per cent of people with IBS. Is quickly becoming an essential treatment for people with a sensitive gut. Can help in the management of a wide range of stomach troubles and gastrointestinal discomfort. This book is an easy guide to why and how the low-FODMAP diet can help, and includes tables of what foods need to be avoided for the elimination phase and beyond. Empower yourself with the knowledge of exactly which foods cause you problems, putting you in the driving seat and letting you control your symptoms rather than have them control you.
Love Your Skin
By Abigail James
Renown throughout the beauty industry for her `healing hands', Abigail draws on a decade of practical expertise to provide real solutions to skincare issues. The skin you look at in the mirror is not the same as that of a friend's. Just because they swear by an amazing face cream doesn't mean it's going to be your skincare hero too. Your genetic background, where you live, and what you eat will all have an impact, as will your stress and hydration levels, gut health and sleep patterns. Covering everything from the key product ingredients to look out for, to alternative low-cost solutions and home-made beauty products that really work, Abigail's advice will truly benefit your complexion. From her top habits for healthy skin to the best professional treatments and methods, by way of facial yoga and massage, Love Your Skin is all you need to ensure your skin is always at its best.
The Little Book of Inner Peace
By Ashley Davis Bush
This stunning, colour-illustrated guide includes practices to help you let go of everyday stresses and find inner peace. With practical tools, strategies and exercises harnessing the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion, this book will guide you towards your own inner peace and help you to find harmony with those around you: family, friends, your community and the world.CONTENTSIntroduction1. Grounded and Rooted2. Relaxation3. Equinamity4. Acceptance5. Gratitude6. Compassion7. Beyond YourselfToward World Peace
Leon Fast & Free
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
'LEON was the first restaurant on the high street to pay attention to a new way of eating - championing gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free food. We've always done it. It's always done us and our customers good. Now it's time to stop it being a secret.' - John Vincent, LEON co-founderEach recipe in this beautiful cookbook is completely gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, with many following a 'paleon' formula (LEON's version of Paleo). From recipes for gluten-free Spaghetti Vongole to chocolate beetroot cake, breakfast dahl to chicken and olive tagine, this book contains recipes for every meal of the day and every occasion, and proves that a free-from menu can be utterly delicious.
The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life
By Louise Parker
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE LOUISE PARKER METHOD: LEAN FOR LIFEThis year, start a new you eating plan you can maintain for life. Louise Parker shows you how the A-Listers do it.Don't be fooled by vague promises of organic 'clean' eating. Teach yourself to EAT BEAUTIFULLY and EAT LEAN and TRANSFORM YOUR BODY FOREVER.This cookbook not only contains over 120 fuss-free recipes; it arms you with the knowledge to create hundreds of variations so you will never get bored.Praise for Lean for Life:'Louise is the only one out there I trust - she's not holier than thou, yet somehow miraculously gets my reluctant arse into gear and sometimes even keeps it there. I love that her method is NOT a diet - and is genuinely sustainable - so I can have my glass of wine and manage to avoid spending the rest of the week eating cheesy wotsits. She toughens me up without driving me round the bend with kale juice and the more depressing style of sprout. She just gets it. We all use her, because she's discreet and funny and that's really important' - Emma Thompson'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.' - Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method,an unbelievable client list and years of experience.' - Good Housekeeping'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.' - Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.' - Independent
By Rossella Vanon
A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TECHNIQUES, POSING GUIDE & REFERENCELighting People is an art every photographer - and every photography student - must master, and this single volume is both a complete course and the most useful reference book you can find. SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LIGHTChapter 1: Lighting Equipment - Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers. Chapter 2: Setting The Mood - Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more.Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques - How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent.Chapter 4: Camera Settings - Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment.SECTION 2: WORKING WITH LIGHTChapter 5: Preparation - How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot.Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios - Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more.Chapter 7: Getting Started - Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot.Chapter 8: Getting Creative - Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images.SECTION 3: RESOURCESLighting Setups: Hands-on examples of studio shootsLighting Reference Gallery: Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.
Le Creuset One-pot Cuisine
What better way to prepare delicious one pot meals than in Le Creuset cast iron cookware? Especially created for the brand's famous cast iron pots and grillpans, this book is bursting with 100 mouth-watering recipes for delicious casseroles, tagines and simple one-pot suppers. Each beautifully illustrated recipe comes with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. From Trout with Bacon and Fennel to Sea Bass in a Salty Crust, Shrimp and Chermoula Tagine to Aubergine Stuffed with Rice, Herbs and Pine Nuts, these delicious and fragrant dishes are sure to delight everyone around the dinner table.
The Little Book of Gratitude
By Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices, such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book, written by Dr Robert A Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, California, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.
The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness
By Cynthia Emerlye
More than a fun way to pass the time, The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness features 100 intricate mandala patterns to help focus the mind and awaken creativity. Inspired by the natural world, Cynthia Emerlye's beautiful designs will provide hours of colouring enjoyment for artists of all ages and abilities, ideal as a gift or self-purchase. Perfectly portable in its uniquely compact size, this remarkable collection of aesthetically pleasing mandalas is an ideal way to incorporate colouring for mindfulness into your daily life.
LEON Happy Salads
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy.Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple.Recipes include: Pink Quinoa SaladPolish Herring SaladHam Hock and Lentil SaladVietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice NoodlesCourgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta SalataBacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet PotatoBlack Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry DressingAsparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange Leon Original Superfood Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill
By Dominic Gesua
The Lolly Book is full of healthy recipes and foodie flavours with no artificial sweeteners, added flavourings, concentrates or purees - just real fruity goodness. Karis and Dominic, founders of successful healthy ice lolly start-up LICKALIX, offer frozen treats for everyday, special occasions, cocktail hour and more. Each recipe is accompanied by tips and fun fruit facts, plus a full nutritional breakdown. Get the inside scoop on fruit and veg, the low down on sugar and tips on essential equipment. There are lollies for every occasion, from classic Double Strawberry and creamy Mango Lassie to a no-holds barred Ice Lolly Dipping Bonanza and the ultimate healthy kick, Green Goddess, plus boozy poptails,including Peach Bellini and Zesty Margarita. Who knew ice could taste this good?
The Louise Parker Method
By Louise Parker
'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.'Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method, an unbelievable client list and years of experience.'Good Housekeeping'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.'Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.'IndependentIt is not a diet - it is an inspiring, easy-to-follow programme for life, consisting of two phases:TRANSFORM - taking the direct route to your best bodyLIFESTYLE - protecting your results for lifeThe method is the best-kept secret of A-list celebrities, royals, global CEOs, entrepreneurs and London society - the quickest, most do-able approach of total body and lifestyle transformation. It contains over 80 effortless recipes to help you 'Eat Beautifully' and avoid being 'Organically Overweight'. Many of the recipes call for fewer than 8 ingredients and take just 8 minutes to prepare.For the first time, Louise shares her unique four-pronged approach to lasting success that has made her method the mecca for worldwide clients demanding the most intelligent, focused and practical solution to permanent weight loss and habit change. The book details four simple pillars that promise you can drop two dress sizes in six weeks without a chia seed in sight. Think Successfully - positivity, keeping inspiring company and making time for simple pleasures every single dayLive Well - de-cluttering your surroundings, a Digital Detox after 9pm every night, sleeping 7-8 hours a night and taking 20 minutes a day to 'brain nap'Eat Beautifully - eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily from any of the 80 delicious recipes in the book Exercise Intelligently - achievable goals of walk a minimum of 10,000 steps, exercise for 30 minutes, following Louise's workouts or other exercises you enjoy
The Little Book of Crystals
By Judy Hall
This enchanting little guide contains everything you need to enhance your life using crystals. Focusing on 15 key crystals, each recommended to complement a particular area of your life, Judy Hall provides essential information on how to choose, use, cleanse and programme your chosen stone.Whether it's Rose Quartz to improve your relationships, Goldstone to bring you wealth or Selenite to strengthen your spiritual practice, this crystal toolbox contains all you need to harness the power of crystals.
The Little Book of Marijuana
A great gift for the stoner in your life, this bite-sized book is full of recipes, history, trivia, fun and facts to enjoy, all on the world's most cultivated leaf. Including anything and everything from 'Weird Science: the five stages of a herbal high', 'The Herb in History: High achievers - famous smokers from around the globe', to 'Know your Blow: 20 great smokes that will blow your mind' 'Mind-bending facts: The a-z of crazy weed names', 'Ganja Games: Blindfolded joint building' and 'Marijuana Munchies' recipes.Full of fun stuff to keep you amused, it's an enlightening read on weed!
LONDON The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to London, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
Lidgate's: The Meat Cookbook
By Danny Lidgate
"They put their customers first and are proof that natural produce, service and knowledge are a formidable combination." - Sir Richard Branson"Lidgate's... the best bird you can buy; a good turkey reared well is what makes all the difference." - Nigella LawsonA good butcher shop is part of a community - a place of knowledge and trust. Founded in 1870, Lidgate's is a 160-year-old family business that has become a treasured landmark in London's Holland Park.Bring their knowledge into your own kitchen with a cookbook that focuses on helping you achieve the best-tasting meat at home. These recipes highlight everything you need to know in order to cook any cut to its optimum flavour. Rather than a lengthy farm manual, or a nose-to-tail guide to eating, you'll find simple ingredient pairings, creative ideas for every occasion and secrets of the trade.
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
The Life of Poo: Or why you should think twice about shaking hands (especially with men)
By Adam Hart
Poo! Most of us don't really like to talk about it. In fact, many of us would probably rather it didn't exist at all, or at least if it must exist could it not be more pleasantly fragranced? In The Life of Poo, Adam Hart explores this most unmentionable of subjects and the hidden world of bacteria - a microscopic horde that has profound, unexpected, sometimes unpleasant, but often beneficial effects on our health, wealth and well-being - taking the reader on a humorous, inspiring and myth-busting journey from the poo in your toilet to the cutting-edge of scientific understanding. Whether you are brushing your teeth, having sex, suffering from an irritable bowel, battling with Crohn's disease, worrying about too little or too much hygiene, coping with asthma, cleaning your bathroom, following the 2-second rule, debating the 5-second rule, guzzling probiotics or just sitting on the toilet, this book is for you.