Mandy is a food systems entrepreneur and philanthropist. Having enjoyed success across Asia as a model, film and TV actor, presenter and producer, she moved to the UK in 2015 to start a family and join the revolution in local, sustainable food. Now Mandy is transforming her lifelong passion for nutrition and food systems into a business – she is opening a farm-to-table deli in London’s Notting Hill and hopes to follow that with a farming venture in the near future. In her exclusive column for Sublime Magazine, she will be talking about these experiences and various aspects of sustainable eating. mandylieu.com
So many of the landscapes we think of as wild are actually man-made, or fashioned over centuries through humanity’s partnership with animals through farming, hunting and co-existence. What does ‘wild’ mean to you?
This month is B-Corp month, the month where we celebrate businesses all over the world that choose to put people over profit.
Last week, Monty Don, lead presenter of the BBC gardening television series Gardeners’ World urged gardeners across the country not to cut their grass, but just let it grow. A messier lawn creates a much better environment for insects and little creatures, which in turn create a much better environment for us.
This week, I want to use this column to talk about something slightly out of the ordinary. We all know that lockdown is a mental and physical challenge for us all. This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and there’s never been a better time to take stock of your family’s mental health, as well as your own.
The British tradition of families getting together to watch Queen’s message on Christmas Day is one, I’ll confess, I wasn’t familiar with before I moved to the UK. It’s exactly the kind of quaint Britishness we read about from afar or watch in Richard Curtis films. So much so, that I couldn’t quite get my head around it.