Anji McGrandles

Anji is our resident wellbeing coach and expert. She loves experiencing wellness destinations and checking out the latest wellness products, books and events.


April 18th, 2023

A Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in California

Home to thousands of miles of stunning hiking trails, California offers treks through lush green forests, desolate deserts, and dramatic coastlines. We have picked some of our favourite routes, perfect for both beginners and more confident hikers so pack your boots and discover this beautiful state on foot.

March 30th, 2023

Discover Israel’s Hidden Gems

Israel is a vibrant feast for the senses, a melting pot of cultures that brings together the old and new. Whether you long for adventure, want to discover the food scene or explore historical sites, there’s plenty of things to do. Here’s our round up of the best experiences to add to your Israeli itinerary.

March 30th, 2023

Your San Francisco Itinerary: 2 Exciting New Openings

Discover San Francisco's Latest And Greatest

March 24th, 2023

Coco Wellness News

Whether you are looking for the latest wellness product, heading off to a retreat to reset or want to try the newest fitness studio, we’ve got you covered. Our Wellness Editor, Anji McGrandles shares the skinny on all the hottest wellbeing news.

March 20th, 2023

The Best Wine Experiences in California

You can’t visit the Golden State without exploring the wine scene. California is the fourth largest wine producing region in the world, here wine aficionados can experience the bougie wineries of Napa, the blockbuster wines from the Big Sur and the dynamic wineries of San Diego. Here’s our round up of the best wine experiences in California.

March 20th, 2023

Top Tips for Taming and Styling Thick Hair

Tucked down a street in Shoreditch, just a stone’s throw away from the trendy bars and shops is Notice, a gender-neutral hair salon headed up by Creative Director, Danilo Brandimarte. With over 15 years’ experience, he’s featured in Italian Vogue and Elle and created catwalk hair for the likes of Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani. He’s now creating stylish do’s for his clients at Notice, specialising in difficult hair types such as thick and curly hair, creative cuts and natural looking balayage.

March 7th, 2023

International Women's Day: Behind the Bar with Mixologist Ludmilla Samohin

Located on the ground floor of the Hilton, Lake Como is Taffeta, an elegant lounge and bar. The back wall is dominated by a selection of spirits and a long bar. Behind it you’ll find Ludmilla Samohin, Head Mixologist who is taking the Italian drinks world by storm, rustling up some of the most innovating drinks menus.

March 6th, 2023

International Women's Day: The Online Beauty Retailer Championing Female-led Brands

Here at House of Coco we are big fans of businesses that support and celebrate women which is why we are quickly falling for new kid on the beauty block, Counter Culture.

March 1st, 2023

The Seafood Specialists

Wright Brothers are synonymous with seafood, what these guys don’t know isn’t worth knowing so when I was invited to a behind-the-scenes peek at their Billingsgate market operation and an opportunity to chat to founders Ben and Robin, I jumped at the chance.

February 16th, 2023

The best wellness stays in California

Incorporate A Bit Of Zen Into Your Californian Break

January 30th, 2023

Reboot and Rejuvenate on the Yorkshire Coast

With a dramatic stretch of coastal scenery, Route YC (Yorkshire Coast) is a fabulous staycation destination for wellness.

December 14th, 2022

Kimpton Aysla Mallorca, a must stay for art lovers

Culture vultures looking for a splash of authentic Mallorcan art can check into the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca and immerse themselves in their very own art exhibition.

November 23rd, 2022

Madison - Bringing Manhattan Brunch Vibes to the City

When it comes to London brunch locations you can’t beat Madison. With rooftop beats, views across the city’s skyline and a versatile menu it is the perfect spot to spend a Saturday afternoon.

October 28th, 2022

Wellness Advent Calendars guaranteed to add some Zen to December

If in the run up to Christmas, you are looking for a dose of goodness and a sprinkle of zen, we’ve got you covered. Check out our round up of the best wellness advent calendars.

October 26th, 2022

The hottest hotel openings you need on your radar

From spectacular South African safari lodges to chic Parisian stays, we have the new kids on the hotel block to inspire some serious wanderlust. So, dust off your passport and start planning your next trip.