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1. Image Doll kit £12. This kit must only be used for positive purposes based around the topics of love, healing and marriage. It’s definitely not for creating a likeness of your ex and sticking pins in it. In the kit you get a doll, herbs, pin and candles which you use to boost the area of your choice.
2. Chakra healing wand £12—£60. A crystal, silver and gem stone wand which can relax you as well as cleanse your chakra points. Hold it in your hands, put it under your pillow or point it at the relevant chakras to make you feel balanced. 3. Singing bowl 215-5230. Enjoy the vibration and resonance of the singing bowl as you knock it with the wooden mallet and let the waves go through your body. The sound and vibrations create calmness and relaxation as well as being very good for headaches and your sex life, apparently. 4. Chakra stones £6. These seven stones work directly with your chakras helping them to clear and heal. You can hold all the stones at once or work with one chakra at a time to help make you a healthier person. 5. Cleansing the Clutter purification kit £16. This kit gives you everything you need to clear the clutter out of your home and life. It suggests 101 ways to do it as well as giving you all the tools you need, including a singing bowl, smudge sticks, mallet and book. (Jane Hamilton)
I All products available from Supernatural Needs, King’s Court, King Street, Glasgow. 0747 572 7267, www.supernaturalneedscom
clearing the clutter
ALTERNATIVE THERAPY WILLOW TRADING
Branch out into nature’s larder
Those in the know have been sampling Willow Trading's alternative beauty products for the last SIX years from its shop in DeCourcey's Arcado. Now the business has iiretainorphosed into a fully fledged troatrnent (:eiitie in Great Western Road.
The new space is sweetsmelling. calm and contemporary. Wooden, whitewashed walls covered in shelvrng display an impressive array of brands, including the i)roservativefree l iying Nature range. and therapeutic Neal's Yard Remedies. L'Occitane's range is exquisite and there are many acct-zssories, from lip balms to Cherry-stone pillows. But the real news is tho holistic therapies. Nine treatments — including reiki, Indian head massage and floatation therapy can now he experienced in the basement rooms. 'A ()ltt—Eiithll‘ float session (5725) is equivalent to a good night's sleep.‘ says Roger Tyler, who owns Willow Trading Wltil Wife Caroline. 'lt's great for relaxing the neck and shoulders. and for pregnancy, but it affects everyone differently. Whether people feel bored. elated or inspired, tho process requires some self-awareness. That's why we proVide a full explanation before the float, and care and a (:up of tea alterwards.’
(L0uise Prendorgasti I Willow Trading, 7 15 Great Western Road. Glasgow, 0141 339 (5446. www.mal/owtrad/ng.cot/k
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I FOLLOWING ON from the success of last year’s event, Sense Scotland are set to host another Valentine’s fashion show which promises to raise the glamour stakes even higher. Entitled ‘Sensation in the City’, the show is part of Glasgow’s ‘City of Love’ celebrations, and, as well as parading the luxury goods on offer in Princes Square’s outlets, it will also feature appearances from the Scottish Rocks basketball squad and Radio Clyde DJs. So make sure your diary is free on 11 February, and reserve your ticket now on 0141 564 2444 or email jellis@sensescotland. org.uk. Tickets are
priced 2304235 including a buffet and refreshments, and proceeds from the evening will help fund Sense Scotland’s new services.
I IF YOU'RE PLANNING to escape the City for Valentine's day. Capsule have come up with the perfect weekend accessow for you or yOLir loved one. ‘Something fOr the Weekend is a pink and black travel cosmetic bag chock full of beauty products from the Capsule range, including a 'pick me up mask‘ and a “sleep easy‘ night-time skin booster. This two- day away kit is available exclusively from Debenhams (wwwdebenhamscom) and is priced £25.
I SCOTTISH SELECT 2003 is the third exhibition to be mounted as part of the Lighthouse’s New Formations initiative. Based in the gallery shop, Form, this is the fifth year of Scottish Select and this year the selling exhibition features the work of
39 contemporary craft designer/ makers, including baskets made of twigs, leaves and feathers (pictured) by Anna King. For more information call 0141 225 8422 or email form@thelight house.co.uk
I JENNERS department store is well and truly in the mood for love. Customers can purchase a ‘Cupid's Love' Valentine’s bouquet by Clare FIOrist for $35 instead of $40 when paying with an account card (details on 0131 260 2375): or why not browse the dedicated Valentine's shop on the 2nd floor for a range of cards. jewellery and accessories. In addition, Elizabeth Arden — who is obviously well aware that the way to a woman‘s heart is through her wardrobe — is giving away a red evening bag with every fragrance purchase over £25.
I IT’S NOT FOR US to venture that Harvey Nicks is pulling out all the stops to entice customers into its Edinburgh branch, but where there’s gimmicks . . . The exclusive department store has teamed up with the city’s Sheraton Grand hotel to offer the ‘Ultimate Retail and Personal Therapy’ package.Pnces start at £210 per person and the offer encompasses a chauffeur-driven limousine to the store, champagne on arrival, the assistance of a personal shopper, plus a spa treatment at the delectable One Spa and an overnight stay at the hotel. It sounds wonderful, it a little on the over- indulgent side