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Secrets from the Walled Garden – beauty workshop bookings open

Hi there, I am running a morning workshop with Fulham Palace in November, its a beautiful place with a fascinating history and a secret oasis in the metropolis.  Join me for some ‘kitchen alchemy’, drawing inspiration from the Palace Gardens … Continue reading

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Beauty Secrets Workshop

Creating natural products inspired by the Renaissance beauties of the Stuart court.   Here is a belated write up of my morning workshop in August at Hampton Court Palace, as part of the events to run alongside their ‘The Wild, … Continue reading

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Courtly Beauty Secrets from the 17th Century

2nd witch: “Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
 Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
 Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
 Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,–
 For a charm of powerful trouble,
 Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” Macbeth (IV, … Continue reading

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