Autumn News



From field to table
Start your Autumn at the Truffle Festival in Umbria, as part of my first VE Retreat with the exclusive Grace Belgravia
3rd November – 8th November 2014

Stay at Ciliegiolo, a beautifully restored stone and terracotta farmhouse in the sought-after Niccone Valley on the Tuscan-Umbrian border. The house offers all the modern comforts and energy efficiency to produce a property for all seasons. There is a beautiful pool area but swimming in November might be a step too far!
The charismatic resident chef will be following the Grace Café recipes for his menus, which as always, will be gluten-free, deliciously healthy and include the use of the amazing local produce.
Days activities include yoga, craniosacral and intuitive body massage, cookery lessons and truffle hunting, to ensure that your mind and palate are well stimulated, leaving you ready to fall into your comfortable beds at the end of the day.
You could not be in Italy without a seasonal temptation being put your way - it’s the Truffle Festival in nearby Citta di Castello. Here you will experience the excitement and glory of the truffle season from where the trifola d'Alba (white truffles) are found in the local countryside.
Flights are direct to Perugia, via Ryan Air, from Stansted, departing at 8am on Monday 3rd. Ciliegiolo is only a 30 minute taxi ride away, enabling you to arrive in time for your first delicious lunch in the Umbrian Hills.
Prices for two people sharing ranges from £1950 per person to £2650, and single person supplement from £2850 to £3650 depending on the size of your room. This is a very exclusive retreat, with a maximum of nine guests.
To book your place on this exclusive retreat RSVP at:
rsvp@gracebelgravia.com or call 0207 235 8900 ext 1.






Make Your Own Nut Milks with Hopps & Woolf

My life has literally been transformed by the Hopps & Woolf Nut Milk Maker Mk1, which also makes smoothies, juices, purees, soups and dips - this neat, counter top gadget is my new best friend in the kitchen. Soaking my almonds and cashew nuts overnight before popping them in to this quick and easy nut milk maker affords me the freshest and most nutritious dairy alternative. I have waited literally, years, for something so clean, easy to use and efficient.
Order yours today from hoppsandwoolf.com




Autumn Kicks

Autumn has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures plummeting literally overnight, so ensure your immune system is supported and arm yourself with two to three mugs daily of hot water, mixed with a good pinch of turmeric and cayenne, for a thermogenic immune-and-metabolism boosting morning drink.



Product of the Month

A new and essential part of my morning routine - a shot of Bloom Tea’s Green Sunrise Matcha powder, can be added to a morning smoothie or diluted in to water, for maximum immunity, clarity and focus. These versatile powders contain 100 times the antioxidants of green tea! Visit bloomtea.co.uk for more information or pick one up at Selfridges or Harvey Nichols




Taking A Break
My collaboration with getthegloss.com extolling the benefits of intermittent lowered food intake has proven massively successful with literally thousands of people benefitting from the digestive system healing, weight loss and fabulous skin improvement. For those of you who have not yet had an appointment with me, check out the highly manageable and successful approach to your eating programme at www.getthegloss.com/listing/the-5-2-diet. For those who want a more personalised approach, please contact me at clinic@vickiedgson.com or call on 020 7727 4376.





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