Top ski holiday hacks | 50 Connect

Make sure your skiing holiday runs as smoothly as possible with these top tips. Unlike a beach break, the essential items you'll require for a skiing holiday need a little more thought and consideration - fear not, though, there's still a place for the sun-cream, a swimsuit and a good book. Here are 10 tips to ensure piste packing preparedness. Smart packing is key for a skiing trip, so make sure you don’t forget any essentials to avoid spending a fortune at the resort. Make a checklist of all

Maintain healthy skin during party season | 50 Connect

During the party season your skin needs an extra TLC boost, don’t let the tiredness show with these top tips. Redness, irritation and dryness can be caused through cold weather and central heating, team that with everything that comes with it being party season and it’s no wonder the skin is left feeling in need of some TLC. A cold mask for 20 minutes features in quite a few facials – it soothes, refreshes and tightens and also takes inflammation away and brightens the skin. If you’ve had some

Twelve beauty products you need this Christmas | 50 Connect

Don't let your skin and hair succumb to winter damage, fight back with these twelve essential products. This anti-ageing moisturiser (£59) tint is perfect for bringing back that flattering glow to your winter skin and also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid to minimize the appearance of wrinkles whilst the SPF 30 protects during any lingering good weather. Applied to your moisturiser, these tanning drops (£39) maintain a flawless and even natural glow throughout the winter months to give your skin a r

Nine ways to add chia seeds to your diet | 50 Connect

When it comes to the nutritional benefits of eating chia seeds, the list is endless. One of the great things about Chia Seeds is just how versatile they are – you can pretty much add them to anything for an omega-3, protein and dietary fibre boost. Chia seeds have a neutral flavour so you can add them to so many foods and recipes without impacting the taste. Unlike flax seeds, not only do they have more omega-3 but there is no need to mill them to take advantage of their nutritious qualities.

Wine, dine and relax in the Shropshire countryside | 50 Connect

Much more than a bed and breakfast, a weekend at the Fishmore Hall Hotel and Spa is one of relaxation and fine food. Tucked into the rolling hills on the outskirts of the historic town of Ludlow, the Fishmore Hall Hotel and Spa is a true Shropshire gem. The white Georgian house has been lovingly restored and is surrounded by beautiful green views. Ludlow is renowned for its welcoming community with multiple events held in the town throughout the year. This friendly nature is echoed by the staf

Dining at the Great Guns Social | 50 Connect

A restaurant where Moroccan flavour meets modern innovation, an evening at the Great Guns Social is one designed for any occasion. Often it is the smallest and easily overlooked things that can generate the biggest impact. This is certainly the case when dining at the Great Guns Social's new permanent location on Southwark Bridge Road, London. Seated in the cosy corner, it was roasted chickpeas and spiced almond nibbles brought over to our table that set the flavourful Moroccan undertone for th

A peek inside Britain’s most secretive house | 50 Connect

A house where history meets modern luxury, a night away in the De Vere Latimer Estate is the perfect weekend escape. Having been transformed into a hotel back in 2006, the De Vere Latimer Estate (formerly Latimer Place) in Chesham played an important role in British military intelligence, acting as the headquarters of the IV Corps in August 1940. Having undergone a £7m refurbishment, the house has been restored to its former glory whilst introducing modern touches to transform this historic bui

Breaking the fast: here’s why breakfast is more important than you think | 50 Connect

Find yourself skipping breakfast for a biscuit on the road? Missing breakfast will compromise your energy levels and may even aid weight gain. Around 45% of Brits skip breakfast every day, preferring instead for those extra minutes in bed or grab a sugar-high breakfast alternative and latte on the way to work. When trying to lose weight it can be easy to slip into the habit of skipping meals and with time sensitive mornings, breakfast is often overlooked. This, however, can have a negative eff

How to overcome the age barrier to style | 50 Connect

Dawn Cutler from fashion and beauty blog, Posh Rock, talks breaking down the age barrier to style and explains how setting up her blog improved her self-confidence. With an over saturated fashion market aimed towards those in their younger years, confidence can be a real barrier when deciding what to wear. We’ve been chatting with Dawn Cutler, a fashion guru for women post 40 and co-founder of The Posh Rock, as to why it’s important to break down these barriers and asked her to share some of he

A facial so pure, you could eat it | 50 Connect

Treat your skin this summer to the healing properties of nature’s liquid gold, with a honey facial at Bhuti in Richmond. Bhuti is a wellness escape in leafy Richmond, a wholesome sanctuary where, upon leaving, the staff will ensure you’re purified of the stress of daily life whether that is from a meditating yoga class, a wholesome organic vegan meal or a luxury spa treatment. In desperate need of some time to de-stress, I set out for an afternoon in South-West London. As I walked through the

The Spirit of Geneva | 50 Connect

With beautiful scenic views, excellent craftsmanship and fine food, a weekend in Geneva offers a delightful taste of Swiss excellently. With its tranquil lakeside setting at the foot of Mont-Blanc – the largest mountain in Europe – Geneva certainly makes a lasting first impression. Having arrived at Geneva airport it took just half an hour to pass through passport control and catch a free train to the city centre. Taking just 7 minutes to reach the town centre from the airport with a train lea

Transitioning your makeup from winter to summer | 50 Connect

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start transitioning your winter makeup routine to your summer one. It’s recommended to swap foundation for BB cream, investing in a good highlighter and wearing serum instead of heavy moisturiser. These are the top tips to use when transitioning your makeup from winter to summer: In strong heat, foundation is the worst product to use on your skin, as you will only sweat it off. Instead of wearing it during summer, swap it for a BB cream,