Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

Its hard to imagine that there’s anything you’d want to do confined to the remits of a box. But what if in that box were the perfect ingredients to a stress-free existence? Calming, relaxing and peaceful, a bubble of bliss that transports you from the stresses of the outside world. This is the vision Adrian Carr and Ben Cairney had when they created Hotbox Yoga and brought over their giant inflatable studio to the Island.

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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Etiquette in today’s society has become an outdated concept.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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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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BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

You may have caught sight of Ben Robertson (or BOKRA as he's artistically known) scaling the side of a building or two as he brings to life some of St Helier’s less-loved areas. As a graffiti artist he caught our attention through his involvement with the Skipton Art Series, redefining the way the local community interacts with art. I caught up with Ben at his studio to talk murals, the Island and why art is suddenly finding itself in the most unexpected places.

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Why blog?

Why blog?

It’s been a while since I talked about my new found career as a writer and blogger, and while there can’t be many left that haven’t heard me harp on about how much I love it, I thought maybe we were due a recap! Quite a few people have approached me about how to get into blogging and even more have asked me the secret of how to leave a career in finance for something more rewarding. I’ve been surprised and saddened to realise just how many people there are out there working nine to five in a job they hate. 

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