Sun, sea and cocktails can only mean one thing, summer has officially popped up to say hello! But blink, and you’ll miss it.
If you’ve already booked and packed up for your holiday, kudos for making a head start. But don’t worry if you’ve not managed to plan your dream escape just yet – as it happens, we have a list of getaway ideas for those with time or budget constraints. The best part? Every dream destination is less than 3 hours away from London. Catch our pick of UK staycation spots on Page 40.
Holidays aside, now is the perfect time to kickstart your health and fitness routine. A healthy mind and body are priority number one, so we’ve put together some fantastic features to inspire your wellness journey this summer. From your very own A-Z guide of herbal and fruit teas on Page 30, to the best cycle routes South London has to offer on Page 62, take some time to invest in yourself.
Here at Word of Mouth Magazine, we like to stay one step ahead when it comes to spotting local talent. Turn to Page 22 to read our interview with one half of food waste startup, OddBox; and find out why sustainable fashion designer Miina Laitsaari is so passionate about second hand style, on Page 66. Plus, there’s loads more features to keep you in the loop of London life.
From all the team at Word of Mouth Magazine, we hope your summer is a scorcher!
Enjoy the issue… Dawn Wood Editor-in-Chief Word of Mouth Magazine
What do you think of our Summer 2017 issue? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Tweet us @WOMMagazineUK
HOW TO THROW THE ULTIMATE SUMMER BBQ EAT, DRINK AND JOIN THE PARTY AS WE CELEBRATE PEAK BARBECUE SEASON. PAGE 6 AN EDUCATIONAL INTRO TO WINE IF YOU’VE EVER PONDERED ABOUT WINE COLOUR, AROMA AND FLAVOUR, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE LEARNING GUIDE.PAGE 8 BOTTOMS UP, BRUNCH! DID YOU KNOW SOUTH LONDON IS LOADED WITH COOL SPOTS TO FEED YOUR BRUNCH CRAVINGS? PAGE 12 LET’S GO, H2O! DISCOVER THE PROS OF STAYING HYDRATED THIS SUMMER. DID YOU DRINK ENOUGH WATER TODAY? PAGE 18 THE LONDON STARTUP FIGHTING FOOD WASTE: ODDBOX THIS FOOD WASTE STARTUP IS CHANGING THE FACE OF FRESH PRODUCE, AND IT’S FOR A GREAT CAUSE. PAGE 22 THE SOUTH LONDON SOCIALITES CHECK OUT THE 8 FASHION, BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW THIS SUMMER.PAGE 26 YOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBAL AND FRUIT TEAS FROM METABOLISM BOOSTERS, TO THE MEDICINAL, FRUITY AND OBSCURE, THIS A-Z GUIDE IS A MUST READ FOR ANY BREW LOVER. PAGE 30 TEAM KETTLEBELL OR TEAM DUMBBELL? WHETHER YOU’RE A BEGINNER OR A LEAN MACHINE, EVERYBODY HAS THEIR FAVE PIECE OF FITNESS KIT.PAGE 34 DREAM GETAWAYS LESS THAN 3 HOURS AWAY FROM LONDON EXPLORE OUR ROUND-UP OF STAYCATION SPOTS, ALL RIGHT HERE IN THE UK.PAGE 40
HOW TO DO URBAN GARDENING IN THE CITY NOW YOU CAN ENJOY CITY LIFE WITH A DOSE OF LUSH GREENERY GROWN INTO THE MIX. PAGE 54
EVOLUTION BEYOND THE SMART WATCH PLUG INTO THE COOL BRAND COLLABS INFLUENCING THE FUTURE OF WEARABLE TECH. PAGE 56
STYLE THROUGH THE AGES: RUFFLES AND FRILLS FRILLS ARE ALL THE HYPE ON THE CATWALKS RIGHT NOW, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE A HISTORIC TALE TO TELL.PAGE 60
CYCLE AND SEE THE SIGHTS OF SOUTH LONDON YOUR PERSONAL ROADMAP OF CYCLING ROUTES TO EXPLORE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. KEEP FIT AND HAVE FUN! PAGE 62
SUSTAINABLE STYLE SPOTLIGHT: MIINA LAITSAARI LEARN HOW THIS SOUTH LONDON-BASED FASHION DESIGNER HAS PUT HER OWN STAMP ON ECO-FRIENDLY STYLE. PAGE 66
NATURAL SUPER BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE MOTHER NATURE IS THE TRUE SOURCE OF GOODNESS WHEN IT COMES TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY SKIN.PAGE 70
THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER WITH THESE LOCAL FESTIVAL HEADLINERS, YOU’RE SURE TO HAVE A HOT DATE WITH YOUR CITY. PAGE 74
FUN STUFF TO DO: CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES DISCOVER AN INSIGHTFUL HISTORY ABOUT THIS POPULAR WILDLIFE THEME PARK. PAGE 84
THE TOP SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS OF 2017 FIND OUT WHICH SOCIAL PLATFORMS ARE WINNING THE RACE IN THE DIGITAL SPHERE RIGHT NOW! PAGE 86
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