Making a splash

Making a splash

CeaCea Swimmear is the latest swimwear brand to surface in Jersey, finding itself a home in de Gruchys alongside established names such as O’Neill. The surf-wear line boasts a range of colourful and practical designs and is the labour of love from Jersey born surfer, traveller and adventurer Caroline Cornish. A reflection of her time spent on Jersey’s shores and now in Perth which she calls home, the collection not only aims to make make women look stylish but to also introduce more to trying new pursuits. Being fearless not only in their sense of fashion but also in their outlook on life.

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Minding your Ps and Qs - The Rock School of Etiquette

Minding your Ps and Qs - The Rock School of Etiquette

Etiquette in today’s society has become an outdated concept. The image of finishing schools and creating ‘little ladies’ would drive many feminists wild, as would the notion of an elitist class having to act by its own self-imposed social conducts. But the idea behind etiquette is not to conform or contrive social practices but to recognise conventions and to introduce an acceptable behaviour which respects others. Etiquette is so much more than how to use a salad fork, and as one new company are showing us, can be a great way to help build confidence and reduce social anxiety.

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Simple never tasted so good

Simple never tasted so good

Following the enormous success of the ‘Nude’ chain in Jersey, we all waited with bated breath and rumbling stomachs as the business re-imagined the beach café located at the bottom of La Haule hill. Promising to deliver us something a little different as part of their trinity of healthy food outlets, Nude Beach opened its doors last month and I for one, made sure that I was beach ready for them.

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A new vibe for Jersey

A new vibe for Jersey

Move over local magazines, there’s a new contender on the rack! Plugging the gap between surfers mag and National Geographic for Jersey, Freevibe looks to showcase the very best talent in Jersey from the sportsmen and women featured on its pages to the writers, photographers and creatives producing the articles. Jersey isn’t short of a hero story or two, but don’t expect a lot of crossover with existing publications, as this venture aims to shine a spotlight on the underdogs of the Island. 

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When is it ok to use the 'O' word?

When is it ok to use the 'O' word?

How many of us tell our children that with hard work and perseverance they can be anything they want? Research now tells us that this may be the wrong approach to take, exposing our kids to the harsh reality of failure should they aim too high. Instead of perpetuating the lie that you can do or be anything, we are encouraged to set realistic goals for our offspring, explaining to them the hard work involved with success and that most people will be nothing more than average…and that’s ok! Should we teach our kids the value of being ordinary? Since when did dreaming become so dangerous?

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Would you share your clothes with a stranger?

Would you share your clothes with a stranger?

What to do with unwanted clothes is a conundrum I have been contemplating for some time now. Too precious to part with some of my higher-end pieces at a car boot sale, there are limited options available for secondhand wear in Jersey. But what if we were able to share our most prized possessions with others rather than sell them, breeding an altogether more sustainable approach to fashion addiction? Could Jersey catch on to the clothes-sharing craze that is set to sweep the UK this year? 

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