Richard E. Grant Actor. Director. Screenwriter. Perfumer

Actor. Director. Screenwriter. Perfumer

My Indian Journey

My Indian Journey

Nuori Skincare

Nuori Skincare
Your daily dose of glow

Spring Summer Detox

Spring Summer Detox

A 3-step plan to flush away toxins and revitalise your body with a detox diet plan.

Natural Hay Fever Remedies

Treating Hay Fever Naturally

While we’re the first to jump for joy at those early signs of summer sun, the warmer months can be unbearable for hay fever sufferers. Those dreaded stuffy noses, streaming and itchy eyes, and sniffs and sneezes can start as early as the spring – and, for some poor souls, they last for months.

Hay fever is one of the most common allergies in the UK – as a country, we suffer from it worse than any other in Europe – and affects a massive one in four of us. Yet so many of us simply reach for drugs to treat our symptoms, without ever considering that there might be another way.

Interview with Veronica Basharatyan

Basharatyan V is a womenswear label that specialises in creating outstanding, individually tailored women’s clothing using unique, luxurious fabrics.

These beautiful brands will not only make you look amazing, they will work wonders on supporting you as well.

From within budget to blow the budget and then some, when lingerie is this beautiful you’ll just have to treat yourself.

Three of my Lingerie Loves

From pretty and lacy to sexy and exclusive, here I am sharing my three favourite lingerie brands that always make me feel fabulous.

These beautiful brands will not only make you look amazing, they will work wonders on supporting you as well.

From within budget to blow the budget and then some, when lingerie is this beautiful you’ll just have to treat yourself.

Interview with Bradley Theodore

I have been hanging out with Bradley Theodore’s work for six months now with my regular visits to Core Collective, an exercise space in Kensington. There is this huge mural in the reception/breakfast area of Iris Apfel in front of NewYork skyline. It is absolutely fantastic and his other works cover the walls. So when I was invited to the Petra Stunt foundation fundraiser and met a fabulously forward man who bounded over to compliment me on my dress, I was met with the man himself.

Interview With Illustrator Jacqueline Bissett

Melanie met with Jacqueline Bissett, the fashion illustrator who has brought Thomas Sabo’s campaigns to life over the last few years as well as working on illustrations for Allied (Paramount Pictures) and, of course, Melanie’s own pregnancy book from 2006, Blooming Beautiful.

Juan les Pins: A Stunning Getaway

I have been going to Juan Les Pins for many years. It started in 1997 when I was the showbiz reporter for the Big Breakfast and was sent out to cover the Cannes film festival. TV budgets being what they are meant the crew and I couldn’t stay right in the the thick of the action but were put up in a hotel down the road.

Melanie Interviews Frank Buglioni

I met Frank when he had just become British light heavy weight champion. We were both Guests on Soho radio I found him very interesting and extremely humble considering the win. When I asked him if I could come watch him train and interview him for the website he said yes straight away.

So I went to Punch London to do that very thing as he prepares for his next fight.

De-stressing with Pilates

I can forgive you if you think Pilates isn’t for you. After attending my first class I swore I’d never go back. Why? Because I hadn’t broken a sweat and couldn’t see the point. Now, looking back on that day I cringe at my naivety. Plus, I now sweat during every Pilates class I teach.

Tennis: The Full Body Workout You’ve Been Missing Out On

Everyone loves it when the annual Pimms drinking, strawberry and cream eating time of the year shows its face. For two weeks, we become experts in tennis and Andy Murray’s biggest fans. Some offices even allow colleagues to watch matches on a big screen (yes, really!) and there’s a very “Great British” buzz in the air. Hurrah!

Best Yoga Mats for 2017

A good yoga mat is the core of any number of home or studio workouts, and although the technology might seem simple, this is an object you are going to spend a lot of time in close contact with, so you might as well love it, not just for its looks but also, of course, its functionality, durability and comfort.

The yoga mat industry seems to know no limits and there are hundreds to choose from, but we’ve picked out our top five to get you started.

Getting Your Flat Stomach Back After Children

You’d be forgiven if your plan to obliterate your post-baby belly fat involved daily crunches and a seven-day juice diet. It seems the sensible option, right? Drastic times etc. But how would you feel if we told you you were taking the wrong approach?

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Q&A With Nutritionist Alice Mackintosh

Alice Mackintosh is a fully qualified, degree level Nutritional Therapist in central London. Her experience as a practitioner led her to release a range of top quality, effective nutritional supplements (www.equilondon.com) and in January 2017 she released a book, The Happy Kitchen, a guide for eating to keep you calm, happy, boost your energy and help you sleep.

It’s The Menopause – What Are You Going To Do About It?

I am 47 this year and my friends are all around the same age, some in their early 50’s, and I have become very interested in the menopause, firstly because its going to happen to me obviously and also because I know people going through it.

The pattern is said to be hereditary , so I asked my mum about her story and she had not had any symptoms by the time she was 52yrs but at this time she found out she had breast cancer and the drugs that treated that fast tracked her menopause. Fighting cancer made menopause seem like a walk in the park for her.

The Vegetarian Life: Are You Doing It Right?

Meat-eating can be quite a divisive subject when it comes to healthy living. It’s an easy way to get protein and certain nutrients into your diet, but we all know about the probable links between red meat and cancer, and the ethics and environment impact of meat mean that it’s not impossible that we will stop eating meat altogether in the not too distant future.

Fitness Trend: Pelvic Floor Toning

We’ve all imagined ourselves with toned abs, a pert bottom and significantly less back fat, but who has thought about having a tight, toned pelvic floor? If you haven’t, you should. Your pelvic floor is not only important for preventing leakage when you sneeze, keeping it toned could significantly improve your sex life (now I’ve

Spring Is In the Air

The weather has cheered up considerably, the grass is growing and there might even be a blackbird outside your bedroom window kicking off at 4am these days. Spring has arrived at last.

But what does Spring mean for most of us? It can bring a change in mood and increased positivity, stemming from the longer daylight hours. It can also bring a sudden burst of enthusiasm for cleaning and decluttering your home – embrace this enthusiasm and get cracking, not just for the good of your home, but decluttering your environment can even be good for your mental health.

Exercising Your Way Through Perimenopause

You’re absolutely shattered, the hot flushes won’t stop and your boobs have been aching all week. When the symptoms come, the last thing you want to do is hit the gym or sit between the glowing twenty-somethings at yoga. Cue the sofa and a bar of chocolate and your problems are solved right? Now here’s

Supplements: Which Ones?

No matter how well you eat, it’s always likely that there is something you’re not getting from your regular diet that would boost your long term health. Whether it’s iron, Omega-3 or manganese, it’s likely that there is something you could be adding in to boost your long term bone health (especially after the menopause, when osteoporosis can kick in ), your energy or your immunity.

Naturally, the wellness industry has this covered – in abundance – but with so much to choose from, how can you identify what suits you, and what brands are out there that have it nailed?

Adaptogens: What are they, and do you need them?

The latest buzzword in health and wellness has been “adaptogens”. They’ve been around in ayurvedic medicine for centuries, but the concept has just recently begun to take root in the West, and adaptogenic ingredients have been finding their way into various supplements and drinks.

But what exactly are they, and do you need them in your life?

Healthy Snacks To Buy And Make

A healthy diet does not have to exclude snacking, so long as you think about what you eat and make sure that you always have healthy snacks at home or out and about, so that you don’t succumb to an emergency ham and cheese croissant!

Whatever your snack, it should be low is salt and sugar, and have some protein to fill you up, or contribute to your five a day.

Here are our favourites, including some great startups that you should check out.

Melanie’s Week In Food

Melanie has a busy week. Between radio, television and modelling jobs, meetings with brands or her agent, working out alone and with her favourite personal trainers – and looking after her two sons, Roman (14) and Valentino (12) – she is on the go from early morning and often late into the night if there is an event, or just something as simple as seeing friends.

Video: Barre Workout with Natasha, Part 2

Last week we shared the first part of our barre workout series with Natasha with you and today we have part two. This video really works your lower body – you butt, legs and thighs, and although many of the movements are quite small, they are controlled and intense, so don’t underestimate the burn!

To Be Clear – My Journey To and Through Lasik Eye Surgery

I have been wearing glasses since I was about 14 years old. I tended to sit at the back of the class for most of my lessons at school (I know! Don’t judge me!) and was struggling to see the blackboard. A quick trip to the opticians and I was diagnosed with short sighted vision and prescribed my first pair of NHS glasses. I actually liked myself in glasses but changed to lenses when I was 17 mostly because I started modelling.

Interview: Melanie Meets Olivia Wayne

Sky Sports presenter, Olivia Wayne is a familiar face to many, not just from her Sky Sports News slots, but also from her presenting work in the world of fashion and sports, as an ambassador for Marie Curie cancer care. She is passionate about fitness and wellness, and carried her dedication to working out straight through her pregnancy. She had her first baby earlier this year, and Melanie went to visit her to meet baby Ozzie and find out how Olivia was getting on.

Video: Upper Body Barre Workout With Natasha

The lovely Natasha Wood was featured here before, when she shared one of her fantastic workouts with us before Christmas.

This week Melanie has been working out with her at the barre again, and we’re going to be posting a few videos to give you some tips for this straightforward but challenging workout as Melanie and Natasha talk it through and show you some moves.