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Woky Ko launch new menu Nestled in Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside, Woky Ko: CARGO swung open its doors in late-October, 2016 – capturing attention with a bold menu of delicate flavours. Talented chef-owner Larkin Cen has recently added to the family with Park St’s Woky Ko: Kauto, and the two combined offer some of the finest […]

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BRISTOL ARTIST CREATES ‘SHREDDED GRAFFITI ART’

Long standing and highly respected Bristol graffiti artist, Soker, known for his flamboyant and detailed ‘Wild Style’ lettering has created a concept artwork in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Shredded!

For the first time ever, as far as we know, he has created a piece of graffiti art that has been shredded!
Soker who was once in the same graffiti crew as Banksy in the early 1990’s, decided to embark upon this concept because of how close his artwork would be to Banksy’s Mild Mild West, and was influenced by Banksy’s stunt at the London auction house in late 2018, when the Girl with the Heart Shaped balloon was shredded shortly after being sold for more than £1 million. By all accounts this doubled the value of this piece of Banksy art.

Concept, design and paining by @_sokem_ (Instagram)
Produced by Where The Wall

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Christmas Things To Do in Bristol 2018 Do you fancy something a bit different for your staff Christmas party this year? Forget Christmas lunch, turkey and Brussel sprouts! make this Staff Christmas party one to remember for all the right … Continue reading

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https://bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/five-home-essentials-for-mindful-spaces/

With most of us leading busy lives, it’s hardly surprising that mindfulness is a popular trend. It’s a mental state that centres on being fully present in the physical world (not the digital one) and focusing on the moment, a little bit like some forms of meditation.

Although it’s a state of mind, our surroundings also play a significant role in our mental health. When we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, much of which is in our own homes, the space we are in subtly influences how we feel. For example, recent research by Carpetright showed that 75% of people agree that the layout of a room affects how they feel, and 65% are stressed out by a messy room.

It’s really important that our homes are peaceful havens, at least occasionally. So we’ve pulled together some top tips for making your home more mindful – plus our favourite products, found in Bristol Shopping Quarter stores, to support each one.

Variable lighting

Bright lights can be harsh and overwhelming. One great way to help your home support your mental health is to have lighting that you can adapt – brighter when you want to stay awake, and dimmer when you’re winding down.

This doesn’t have to mean fancy dimmer switches – simply adding a lamp to a room gives you an immediate alternative to a main overhead light.

Our pick: Check out Oliver Bonas (Philadelphia Street) for gorgeous, elegant floor and table lamps, especially this glass orb.

mindful spaces

A plant or two

mindful spaces

“Plants are nature’s air cleaners” says Mark McCance from Hortology.co.uk . They brighten up a room, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, while bringing a little of the natural outdoors in.

Our pick: Dragon trees are fairly easy to care for and will survive in low natural light.

Natural materials

Wood and stone aren’t just stylish: they also bring different textures into a room, and are another way to add a touch of nature.

Our pick: Marble is both elegant and natural – and while it can be expensive, you don’t need much to make an impression. Oliver Bonas has a set of coasters for £30 which are reassuringly weighty.

mindful spaces

Sensory stimulants

mindful spaces

Mindfulness is in part about being physically present. When we spend a lot of time with screens, stimulating different senses is a great way to bring yourself into the moment. Different textures, scents and sounds can also soothe.

Our pick: Yankee Candles (Cabot Circus) offer dozens of scents, from richly heavy to light and fresh. Pick a small holder and use different fragrances to stop your nose getting too used to one (which means it won’t notice it as much).

mindful spaces

Superb storage

Most of us find mess stressful – it makes us feel like we’re not in control, and can make it hard to find the things we need. Even if items have a designated area, having a storage box instead of a visible pile can make things look much neater.

Storage solutions come in all sorts of colours, textures and styles to suit your home; why not let the kids choose?

Our pick: Tiger (George White Street) offers lots of storage items at affordable prices, in family-friendly bright colours. They even have stackable crates, which fold down when empty!

How will you make your home more mindful? Explore a few ways, take a moment to yourself, and see if you notice a difference.

 

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https://bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/five-home-essentials-for-mindful-spaces/

With most of us leading busy lives, it’s hardly surprising that mindfulness is a popular trend. It’s a mental state that centres on being fully present in the physical world (not the digital one) and focusing on the moment, a little bit like some forms of meditation.

Although it’s a state of mind, our surroundings also play a significant role in our mental health. When we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, much of which is in our own homes, the space we are in subtly influences how we feel. For example, recent research by Carpetright showed that 75% of people agree that the layout of a room affects how they feel, and 65% are stressed out by a messy room.

It’s really important that our homes are peaceful havens, at least occasionally. So we’ve pulled together some top tips for making your home more mindful – plus our favourite products, found in Bristol Shopping Quarter stores, to support each one.

Variable lighting

Bright lights can be harsh and overwhelming. One great way to help your home support your mental health is to have lighting that you can adapt – brighter when you want to stay awake, and dimmer when you’re winding down.

This doesn’t have to mean fancy dimmer switches – simply adding a lamp to a room gives you an immediate alternative to a main overhead light.

Our pick: Check out Oliver Bonas (Philadelphia Street) for gorgeous, elegant floor and table lamps, especially this glass orb.

mindful spaces

A plant or two

mindful spaces

“Plants are nature’s air cleaners” says Mark McCance from Hortology.co.uk . They brighten up a room, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, while bringing a little of the natural outdoors in.

Our pick: Dragon trees are fairly easy to care for and will survive in low natural light.

Natural materials

Wood and stone aren’t just stylish: they also bring different textures into a room, and are another way to add a touch of nature.

Our pick: Marble is both elegant and natural – and while it can be expensive, you don’t need much to make an impression. Oliver Bonas has a set of coasters for £30 which are reassuringly weighty.

mindful spaces

Sensory stimulants

mindful spaces

Mindfulness is in part about being physically present. When we spend a lot of time with screens, stimulating different senses is a great way to bring yourself into the moment. Different textures, scents and sounds can also soothe.

Our pick: Yankee Candles (Cabot Circus) offer dozens of scents, from richly heavy to light and fresh. Pick a small holder and use different fragrances to stop your nose getting too used to one (which means it won’t notice it as much).

mindful spaces

Superb storage

Most of us find mess stressful – it makes us feel like we’re not in control, and can make it hard to find the things we need. Even if items have a designated area, having a storage box instead of a visible pile can make things look much neater.

Storage solutions come in all sorts of colours, textures and styles to suit your home; why not let the kids choose?

Our pick: Tiger (George White Street) offers lots of storage items at affordable prices, in family-friendly bright colours. They even have stackable crates, which fold down when empty!

How will you make your home more mindful? Explore a few ways, take a moment to yourself, and see if you notice a difference.

 

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Woky Ko launch new menu Nestled in Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside, Woky Ko: CARGO swung open its doors in late-October, 2016 – capturing attention with a bold menu of delicate flavours. Talented chef-owner Larkin Cen has recently added to the family with Park St’s Woky Ko: Kauto, and the two combined offer some of the finest […]

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http://www.bristolbites.co.uk/2019/07/10/restaurants-cafes-go-green-activeatebristol/

 

FareShare South West’s #ActiveAteBristol campaign

 

During the school summer holidays, a number of Bristol’s favourite restaurants and cafes will serve up green colour-inspired dishes in support of FareShare South West’s #ActiveAteBristol campaign.

The colour reflects charity FareShare’s branding – and whether it’s a smoothie, a salad, a cake or a dessert, a percentage of the money made from selling these green dishes will be donated directly to the campaign, which aims to provide over 40,000 meals to children at holiday clubs and other projects across the city.

FareShare South West is the biggest food redistribution charity in our region, saving around 400 tons of good quality surplus food each year. This is collected from right across the supply chain, and redistributed to over 190 charities, schools and community groups throughout the South West.

CEO, Julian Mines of FareShare South West: “When school stops, so does school food support. For some Bristol families, the six-week break can be a challenging time. Increased food, childcare and activity costs can be an additional strain to a family already struggling to make ends meet. With over 7,300 Primary School pupils in Bristol receiving free school meals during term time, a vacuum is left when the holidays begin. We know that 1 in 4 children in Bristol is at risk of experiencing hunger and this will become a reality for many in these summer months. Food insecurity is sadly a growing issue in our region but we hope to support as many children as possible with this summer.

We have been overwhelmed by the support of the food industry here in Bristol to be involved in #ActiveAteBristol, which will this year double its impact in the city. However, our work doesn’t stop here and to allow us to continue to supply the most vulnerable in our region with the vast amounts of in-date, high quality surplus food that would otherwise be wasted, fundraising campaigns like this one are essential. We hope the people of Bristol will get involved by popping to one of the cafes or restaurants and enjoy a dish inspired by the green in our logo: resulting in a donation being made to us!”

Here is a list of locations where you can enjoy a ‘green’ inspired treat from July 19th – 1st September 2019:

  • Hobbs House Bakery, North Street & Gloucester Road – (Tuscan Bread Salad: Tuscan chopped salad of soaked organic turmeric and chilli sourdough, sweet red tomatoes, avocado and fresh herbs)
  • Mud Dock, Bristol Harbourside (Halloumi, new potato & asparagus with harissa tahini.)
  • TinCan Coffee, North Street and Gloucester Road (Green Power Bowl and Green Machine smoothie)
  • No. 12, Easton (Green element to the special of the day)
  • Yurt Lush, Temple Meads (Buddha Bowl)
  • Cafe Des Amis, Easton (Cakes and all main dishes)
  • Pearly King Cakes, Redland (Cupcakes)
  • B-Block Pizza, Keynsham (A green smoothie plus £1 added to all bills)
  • BOX-E Bristol, Wapping Wharf (A green element to all desserts, plus a one-off sold-out event on Mon 22nd July)

Other supporters:

  • Hart’s Bakery (pop-up green lunch event on Mon 29th July – a special opening so come along for lunch!)
  • Wriggle (fundraising through their app and website)

 

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