(style) Swimsuit shopping: the struggle is real. But our pick of the best cossies for non-teenage bodies is here to help

(style) Swimsuit shopping: the struggle is real. But our pick of the best cossies for non-teenage bodies is here to help

I'm generally a believer in the style mantra: 'it’s how you wear it, not how much it costs’,  but this is one wardrobe area where splashing a bit more cash - or at least giving it more thought than a last-minute dash around Gatwick Accessorize - will pay dividends in the deep end.

(Thailand) The Kamalaya Review: A five-star detox at Koh Samui’s breathtaking retreat

(Thailand) The Kamalaya Review: A five-star detox at Koh Samui’s breathtaking retreat

The award-winning Kamalaya is one of the world’s most beautiful retreats, a haven for high-end hippies on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand that combines luxury living with soul-affirming therapies and stunning nature.

(London) Quinoa scones, chia jam and skinny champagne: Afternoon Tea health hacks with Hemsley + Hemsley

(London) Quinoa scones, chia jam and skinny champagne: Afternoon Tea health hacks with Hemsley + Hemsley

Super chef sisters Hemsley + Hemsley don't do deprivation. They DO do sociable, sexy, soulful eating and their latest offering is a nice not naughty Afternoon Tea at their Selfridges Cafe, already a smash hit with London's clean-eating crew.

(in the air) Red lips, dark shades and hard drugs: How a travel blogger survives a long haul flight

(in the air) Red lips, dark shades and hard drugs: How a travel blogger survives a long haul flight

Travelling long haul usually means an exciting adventure on the horizon.

And nailing the flight is the most important step in making the most of your stay in any far-off time zone.

I'm lucky enough to get to travel quite a lot for work and fun and here are my ten must-haves for arriving in style, or at least in one relatively-sane piece

(fitness) Zen on-the-go: Five ways that online yoga is helping me stay healthy and happy this winter

(fitness) Zen on-the-go: Five ways that online yoga is helping me stay healthy and happy this winter

Thanks to subscription services like yogaia.com all you need is WiFi, your own mat and just enough room to swing a cat/hold your feet for a Happy Baby to access hours of soul-affirming sessions.

Which is brilliant news for anyone with hectic schedules, as well new mums, slightly anxious beginners and even those on a bit of a budget (membership starts at just £7.49 p/month and Detox|Retox readers can get a free trial in February by using the code DETOX).

(Thailand) One night in Bangkok... and three reasons to love the surprisingly sexy Suvarnabhumi airport hotel

(Thailand) One night in Bangkok... and three reasons to love the surprisingly sexy Suvarnabhumi airport hotel

Airport hotels are NOT sexy, as a rule. They are built for early starts and unsociable layovers and the breakfast buffet is often the only thing worth getting excited about.

BUT heading back from a retreat in Koh Samui this week I was delighted to find that the Novotel at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is actually a rather stylish place to spend an evening thanks to a combination of good food, 24-hour breakfast and an outdoor pool featuring a SWIM-UP bar.

(London) The Mindful Pub Crawl: What (and where) to drink when you’re not drinking

(London) The Mindful Pub Crawl: What (and where) to drink when you’re not drinking

What's the best thing about a pub crawl? Think about this. It's not actually the booze (you can get that down Tesco) but the pub atmosphere and the friends you're crawling with. The drinks are just there to oil the wheels of social connection over dodgy carpets. 

(retox) Mindful Drinking: Why boozing a bit less could mean a lot more fun

(retox) Mindful Drinking: Why boozing a bit less could mean a lot more fun

I’m well aware that I don’t need to give Detox|Retox readers advice on how to drink, most of you are already pretty damn good at it. Maybe a bit too good sometimes?

I definitely am. Pretty much a champion, in fact. Especially when Christmas rolls around, the events ramp up, the fizz starts flowing and there’s always somebody, somewhere, up for a party.

All too often Decembers are spent in a haze of hangovers and 'what happened the night before?' horrors BUT there is another way to enjoy the silly season.

(yoga) How to choose a yoga retreat: From mindful mini breaks to five-star hippy hangouts, we'll help you pick the perfect place to recharge

(yoga) How to choose a yoga retreat: From mindful mini breaks to five-star hippy hangouts, we'll help you pick the perfect place to recharge

Yoga retreats are becoming increasingly popular and the number of choices can be dizzying, especially for beginners.

Where do you want to go? How long have you got? How much will you have to spend? Who do you want to be sharing a room with? Do you even want to be sharing a room? Are you ready for all veggie food? For no wifi? No boys? No talking?! Choosing a 'chill out’ break suddenly sounds more stressful than staying at home!  But it doesn’t have to be.

(USA) Designer cupcakes, cold-press ATMs and burgers with Rosie at the Polo Lounge: The Detox|Retox guide to Beverly Hills

(USA) Designer cupcakes, cold-press ATMs and burgers with Rosie at the Polo Lounge: The Detox|Retox guide to Beverly Hills

Pretty woman Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was snapped chowing down (or at least posing with) a burger and fries in the retro fabulous Beverly Hills this week.

As the home of the OSCARS the city is one of the most glamorous things about LA, and our chic city guide features Gaga's favourite juice bar, the Beckham's go-to spinning studio and Sophia Loren's swimming pool.

Mwah.

(London) Pre-gym 'Jägerbombs', protein shake deliveries, and a distillery in a loo: Detox|Retox eating & drinking picks from DOSE, London's hot city guide

(London) Pre-gym 'Jägerbombs', protein shake deliveries, and a distillery in a loo: Detox|Retox eating & drinking picks from DOSE, London's hot city guide

Fitness, food and fun… three of my favourite ‘F’ words, and the stars of DOSE, a brilliant new guide to working out and going out in London

DOSE stands for Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphin - aka our happy hormones - and the DOSE newsletter is a weekly hit list of places to get your sweat on, refuel and then toast your hard work with a healthy (ish) tipple, all in the same postcode. 

(retox) A legal high, no hangover, possible enlightenment... make mine a double! Nine excellent reasons to make friends with Mezcal tonight

(retox) A legal high, no hangover, possible enlightenment... make mine a double! Nine excellent reasons to make friends with Mezcal tonight

If you’ve never tried Mexican spirit Mezcal before, today's Day of the Dead festival is the perfect opportunity to pop your cherry. If you have tried it and liked it, this is the perfect excuse to drink it on a Tuesday.

From health-giving properties to hipster points and even possible enlightenment, here are nine reasons to make friends with Mezcal tonight… 

(London): Hip Hop Brunch review: The Detox|Retox guide to London’s flyest lunchtime party

(London): Hip Hop Brunch review: The Detox|Retox guide to London’s flyest lunchtime party

Boozy, bottomless brunches have come under fire lately for encouraging daytime drinking and reckless behaviour. But that’s exactly why we love them!

The hopping Hip Hop Brunch LDN is gathering a reputation as one of the most fun ways to retox at the weekend, and having spent several awesome hours dancing on tables there recently, D|R concurs.