We’re still beaming with pride at being selected among the top 100 shops in the country by Retail Excellence Ireland and looking forward to participating in the selection process as it continues so fingers crossed please. I’ve said it already but I’ll repeat myself. Thank you all of our loyal customers who make it possible for us to enjoy moments like this by your continued support. In a world where more and more of life is turning into faceless, personless interactions some of us in retail want to buck the trend, we actually want to know you and serve your natural health needs all the better for it.
Vitality Expo 2018
On a similar note here’s a reminder that Health Stores Ireland (the association of independent health stores across the country of which I’m proud to be President) is about to throw a big party, well not exactly a party but certainly a celebration of who we are. Vitality Expo will be launching on the 8th and 9th of September in the RDS in Dublin. Formerly know as Your Health, Vitality Expo is set to become this country’s premier natural health event and in Only Natural we can’t wait. If you want to catch up with the very latest in natural therapies, eco living, real food and much, much more here’s the place to do it. Talk to the people who make the supplements you love and use every day, see cookery demos from some of this country’s most respected Wholefood champions, hear inspirational talks from leading experts on nutrition, Mindfullness and Yoga and sustainable living and taste what’s being made by some of Ireland’s best artisan food producers.
The speaker/demonstrator list includes Alison Canavan, Vivienne Campbell, The Happy Pear, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, Oliver McCabe, Phil Beard, Patrick Holford, Rachel and Hannah Dare, April Dannan, Fiann Ó Nualláin and many more. Check out more at vitalityexpo.ie where tickets (€12 for both days, €8 for one) for this family friendly weekend can be booked. However we do have a small number of free tickets, just make your way into the shop and ask! See you there.
In Only Natural we’re trying more and more to turn the shop into a centre for education and action on the issue (more on this in coming months) but for now we urge you to check out zerowasteireland.com or zerowastefestival.ie or Zero Waste Festival Ireland on FaceBook to see how you can become informed and involved. You can also check out Zero Waste Weeks free ebook showing how you can reduce waste AND save money.
Dale Pinnock Cookery Demo
We just hosted the most amazing cookery event in Joyces Expert in Clonard (Thank you Joyces for your invaluable help). Under the auspices of Viridian, who’s prime quality supplements we’re proud to have sold for many years now, we brought Dale Pinnock, aka The Medicinal Chef to demo in Wexford. The evening was excellent. Dale’s enthusiasm for what he does shone through and the audience was treated to his unique blend of impeccable nutritional knowledge and expert ability to show just how to turn that into easily prepared, amazingly flavoured wholefood dishes to nourish and heal. I so enjoyed one of those dishes that I thought we’d share it here. Please try this one. You’ll throw it together in no time. It’s an easy amalgam of some very nutritious ingredients and it tastes so good that, if you’re a fan of an Asian flavour profile, you’ll make it again and again!