It’s finally here! I’m beyond excited to tell you kitty cats that my luxury, vegan and cruelty-free subscription box, TGV Luxe Edit, is now available to order! You know by now that I am an utter skincare junkie, and I also have a bit of a wanderlust problem, which is why I wanted to combine these two elements with veganism to offer you wonderful products each month, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I like to think that by seeing that vegan products can be amazing quality and just luxurious as more widely used items, non-vegans and the… View Post

Well it’s been a minute or three since my last post so I thought I’d put ‘pen to paper’ as it were and check in with you lovely kitty cats. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook you will have realised that a lot has been going on recently.   First of all I am thrilled to tell you that I’m launching a luxury vegan subscription box that will be available in October. But! If you click here, you can enter a competition to get your paws on a free box each month plus the new range… View Post

I often travel between the UK and Belgium on the Eurostar if dates and pricing permit me to. I’ve always found it a much more enjoyable experience than flying direct in to Manchester for a number of reasons, but the main one is that it is (by far) a rather pleasurable journey to take. Of course, as with any international travel, there’s security to go through, passport control and ticket inspection. Yes, you have to get to the Eurostar in good time before your train departure, but not as early as you would for a flight! There’s something almost therapeutic… View Post

I am a huge Tints of Nature fan, I honestly love their products and have been using them consistently for a while now (read my other review of their hair dye, shampoo and conditioner here). So when I was offered the chance to try out their new dry shampoo I jumped at the opportunity! I’ve been doing a fair bit of travelling recently as I’ve been researching the best vegan-friendly locations for my book and series of guidebooks and one of the things I found annoying was the fact that my usual dry shampoo was too big to carry on… View Post

Bonjour everyone! I am super excited to share with you the latest episode of The Green V Bites Back Podcast, and in it I’m talking to the lovely Rachel and Neil from The Vurger Co. I recently headed over to London for the day to attend one of their special brunches and I was blown away by the amazing food I sampled. They are two of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know, and I’m so pleased and proud of them for all they have achieved over the past year. Without further ado, you can… View Post

I’ve always been one to enjoy a glass of bubbles, whether it be champagne, prosecco or cava, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about sipping on a cold glass of something special as you relax after a busy day, or enjoy a catch up with friends. Sadly there are some wines and sparkling wines that are not vegan-friendly, which is particularly annoying. So when I found out that Thomson & Scott’s Skinny Prosecco not only offers just 7g of sugar per litre (compared to the standard 12-12.5g) but is also suitable for vegans, I just had to try some. I… View Post

I’m a little bit in love. I have to admit, I’ve always struggled to find decent, reasonably priced products that are vegan and cruelty-free here in Belgium, which is why if you ever see me on the Eurostar from the UK I’ve usually got a tonne of Superdrug’s B range items with me, and other new products that I want to try out.. There are of course bio shops here that have a selection of suitable items, but they always seem to be really expensive, or (dare I say it) not very good. When I was contacted by the lovely… View Post

Ahoy! The latest podcast episode is live! Listen on iTunes by searching for The Green V Bites Back, or listen on Soundcloud here. If you haven’t watched Okja and What the Health on Netflix, I can’t recommend them enough, they are very much eye-opening and a couple of good options to watch with friends and family who might not be vegan. I headed over to London for a day on the Eurostar and got to sample some of their vegan options in Business Premier  (the food and service were both fantastic). I was in the Big Smoke to go to… View Post

I’ve been travelling a lot over the past couple of months, and something I always suffer with is ‘plane face’. Yup, my skin does NOT like flying, and no matter how much water I drink, if I travel with no make-up on or hit up a load of hot water and lemon before and after my flight, I always suffer with breakouts. One of my favourite products I use to help bring my skin back to its normal state is Botanicals Gentle Cleanse Melt. Oh it is just heaven! I have quite oily skin, so I use the sensitive and… View Post

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, but there’s a brand spanking new podcast episode for you to listen to. We had a blast in Italy (oh  vegan croissants – how I miss thee) and the country is just as beautiful as I remember it. Catch up on my Italy diaries here for Rome, here for Florence and here for Milan. I admit, I did fall off the gluten-free wagon, but I’ve hauled myself back on top of it, and I’m feeling much better as a result. But, you know… pizza is such a cheeky temptress. You can look forward… View Post

I am SO excited to introduce our guest writer today, Steven Foulkes from MADE Diamonds. I am ALL about luxury, but it is important to me to ensure that everything is sustainable, ethical and of course vegan. When I found MADE Diamonds I was thrilled, as (although no plans to get married just yet…) previously I had assumed that diamonds were out of the running for an engagement ring due to the lack of clarity often surrounding their manufacturing.  Happily, diamonds can still be our best friends, and Stephen is going to talk all about what you need to look out… View Post

    Two words. VEGAN HALLOUMI. Yes, for actual years have I been dreaming of this becoming a reality. I used to love halloumi as a veggie, and (no judgement please) I kind of missed it, especially at summer time. I’d heard a rumour on the vegan street that the amazing people over at Violife were apparently working on a Mediterranean style offering, and I’m VERY happy to say it now exists. I was kindly sent over some cheesy samples to try out. I also got sent some of the Violife Blu, which will appear in a separate post, so… View Post

After a little Italian interlude, I want to whisk you away to another wonderfully vegan-friendly city: Berlin. You probably know that Berlin is pretty much a vegan mecca. However, this can come as somewhat of a surprise, especially when you think of the typically meat/sausage-heavy diet associated with traditional German cuisine. I headed off to the Big B in search of the best vegan food, to really get a feel of the city, and of course, to find out where a travelling vegan can lay her head for a couple of nights.   The Almodóvar hotel is located in the… View Post