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Supporting the R.E.A.L. Foundation with a spring garden luncheon.

A few weeks ago, We met Mickey Robertson (owner of Glenmore House) and her daughter Clementine. As we had been treated to a fantastic lunch where each ingredient came straight from the incredible seasonal garden, we thought it would be wonderful to share this culinary experience with some of you, and were we right!

Last week-end we visited Mickey again and seized this opportunity to host a successful fundraising event for the R.E.A.L Foundation. The focus of the foundation is to empower individuals to reach their own potential through tailored and innovative mentoring programs, through the Hands That Shape Humanity social enterprise.

We were joined by a group of like-minded friends and sustainability enthusiasts to enjoy a frolic in the garden and a springtime luncheon specially created by r.e.a.l.’s executive chef and long-time friend Eon Waugh.

Head-chef for a day of our little pop-up restaurant, Eon created a succulent menu of spring soup and tart, which we served in our Hands That Shape Humanity ceramic bowls and plates, while Garden teas and organic coffee were …

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Shop ethically and choose the story you’ll tell this Christmas.

As the Christmas shopping season hits its stride, it can be hard to remember the pleasure one gets from picking just the right gift, for a family member, a friend or a child. Stressed and under pressure as the big day approaches, we have all made purchases we might have thought better of, if given a chance to stop and think.

A market dominated by the products of outsourced mass manufacturing has symmetrically brought on the revival of the handmade, the local, the custom and the pre-loved, available through arts and crafts markets, independent retailers and online, where artisans have found a direct path to their customers. More than commodities, these objects tell stories we all like to hear – about their makers, their origins, the inspiration and aspirations behind them.

The R.E.A.L Group, headed by CEO Virginia Bruce, is a collective of businesses that crosses retail (the r.e.a.l store), Social enterprise (Hands That Shape Humanity) and Brand consultancy. With over 25 years of experience in brand consultancy, strategic marketing, brand licensing and creative product design, …

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