Daylesford Discusses is a series of friendly, open format events where we bring together a panel of experts to highlight and debate a variety of issues around food, health, wellbeing, sustainability, balance and conscious choices.

The next event at our Brompton Cross farmshop, will focus on the relationship between food and beauty and how a nutritious, healthy diet can affect our wellbeing, particularly skin. The inspiration for this particular topic is our love for food at Daylesford and the passion we have for inspiring people to care about the food they eat.

In a time when we are bombarded with advice and products from beauty retailers, adopting a healthier diet can be a much more holistic approach in conjunction with simpler, natural and organic products that really work.

We are delighted to be welcoming to our panel:

Madeleine Shaw, Nutritional therapist and author of Get the Glow

Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible

Arabella Preston, Founder of Votary skincare

Eve Kalinik, Nutritional therapist and author of Be Good to your Gut

Louise Riby, Bamford Director of Business Development

Rhaya Jordan, Daylesford Resident Nutritionist

We expect the discussion to cover topics such as what we should eat for great skin and hair, how to ‘get the glow’ from the inside out; which foods can cause inflammation and skin problems; hydration and healthy skin; who to trust in the beauty industry; how to choose skincare products; and how a healthy, organic diet can change long term skin and beauty concerns.

This event is free, but please do register your attendance to help us keep track of numbers. Please mark your diaries for what is sure to be an informative, fun and inspiring evening.

DATE: Monday 17th June 2019

LOCATION: Daylesford Brompton Cross

TIMINGS: 6:30pm – 8.30pm

BOOKING: Free event, please register your attendance below to help us keep track of numbers.


Madeleine Shaw is a nutritional therapist, bestselling cookery writer, yoga instructor and new mum. Over the last five years she has transformed a simple food blog into a wellness community, with over 700k fans across multiple media platforms.

Now an established voice on the UK wellness scene, Madeleine posts inspiring content across her channels, helping her fans to ‘get the glow’ by taking a balanced and holistic approach to their health. Her delicious, fail-safe, recipes, combined with her nutritional knowledge and health tips, have meant she has become a go-to resource for hundreds of thousands of fans – in the UK and beyond. Madeleine recently launched her second Instagram account @madeleineshawsminikitchen which is home to nourishing recipes for the family, approved by the tiniest of tastebuds. Madeleine has sold over 200k copies of her three books, with ‘Get the Glow’, her first, being a Sunday Times bestseller.


Arabella Preston is an advocate for the power of natural plant oils to transform skin into the healthiest version of itself. A former make-up artist and beauty editor, Arabella is passionate about delivering beautiful, glowing skin using the best natural ingredients. VOTARY was created as a response to her personal desire, and that of her clients, for a natural product that delivered on results.


Dr Anjali Mahto is a London trained consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible. Published by Penguin Life, The Skincare Bible has gone on to become an Amazon bestseller, remaining the no 1 book in dermatology on since publication.

A spokesperson for the UK’s largest skin charity, the British Skin Foundation and an executive committee member of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, Dr Anjali Mahto’s work bridges the gap between traditional medical dermatology, beauty and cosmetic medicine.  Her mission is to make trusted and reliable skin information accessible to alongside improving science literacy and responsible influencing.


Eve Kalinik is a Nutritional therapist, functional medicine practitioner and author of Be Good to your Gut. Eve wholeheartedly believes that having a healthy attitude and approach to eating well isn’t about unnecessary restriction but having an entirely inclusive, wide and diverse diet. A self-confessed “gut enthusiast” and a specialist in the area of gut health she believes that maintaining a healthy gut is at the core of our wellbeing and published her first book BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT in September 2017.

Eve regularly hosts interactive workshops, talks and retreats with various media, brands and wellbeing companies. She writes regularly about food, nutrition and wellbeing for Psychologies magazine and She also works with The Guardian on masterclasses around healthy eating.


Louise Riby has been in the beauty and wellness industry for over 20 years, she qualified as a Beauty Therapist and Aromatherapist 30 years ago having been trained by one of the modern pioneers of aromatherapy the late Geraldine Howard. Louise’s career has covered treating and operating within Spas, along with working with two wellness brands before joining Bamford. Louise is a self declared beauty junkie, always trying and experimenting with product and techniques.

Rhaya Jordan has been in practice for 30 years as a naturopath, nutritional therapist and herbalist and is Daylesford’s resident nutritionist. She was the Naturopathic Director of Blackmores UK, training practitioners and holding seminars for the public throughout the UK. She left Blackmores to join the University of Westminster where she helped write the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Therapy and was a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, teaching anatomy, clinical skills, nutrition, biochemistry and complementary therapies.  She was involved in setting up the largest complementary health training clinic in Europe and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. These experiences, coupled with her years of teaching and clinic, have shaped her current dedication to helping people normalise their relationship with food.