Surely we’re not still meant to be doing anything mindfully now we’re well into February? And yet, with the trickiest month of the year behind us, it might actually be easier to take stock.
Inside the new issue, out today, we do just that – and speak to cover star Laura Willoughby MBE, who has spent the last decade trying to reprogramme our brains to drink a little less mindlessly.
The founder of Club Soda, Laura and her small team run courses, guides and evenings to create a world where “nobody has to feel out of place if they’re not drinking”.
But it’s not dry and preachy, as we see when we visit the Mindful Drinking Festival, a fun bi-annual event at Truman Brewery, where the range of alcohol-free wines, beers and spirits is eye-watering.
Elsewhere inside we stay focused on all things healthy(ish) with visits to new vegan restaurant Wild Food in Islington, as well as Pho’s revised plant-based menu. We even learn how to savour the extremely next-level chocolate at the new Alain Ducasse cafe. Oh my.
And we roadtest the new Spiritland down on the South Bank, talk you through what to expect over LGBTQ History Month – and even spend the night in a fisherman’s hut on the beach in Whitstable.
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