ARE YOU READY FOR A DIGITAL DETOX?
On 20 June we are devoting a whole issue to embracing life ‘unplugged’. We're asking readers to get switched on to logging off and disconnect to reconnect – trying to break the habit of absent-mindedliy checking, flicking and swiping, by consciously taking time off from our digital world and social media to reclaim real life. To celebrate the launch of Grazia’s first Unplugged issue, we are inviting readers to join us in disconnecting to reconnect - trying to break the habit of absent-mindedly checking, flicking and swiping, by consciously taking time off from our digital world and social media to reclaim real life. Get involved by arranging your own NED night at home. Whether it be with friends, family, partners or children, we want you to take a break from technology, whether that be leaving your phone in your bag when out for a meal, not scrolling through your phone before going to bed or turning off your emails when going on holiday – do your bit to step away and take a break to better your health and wellbeing that little bit more. So get involved, unplug and introduce digital detoxing into your life and don't forget to let us know how it went and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively join the Grazia team and explore the world of digital detoxing and take inspiration from those who’ve made the change and get involved at our five events...
The Ned Night – Tuesday 20 June
Grazia Unplugged: the ‘anti-social’ success story/Disconnect for success
Packed with successful women who have thrived by disconnecting from technology, social media or even their old lives entirely. Speakers on the night will include Jody Shield, an ex-advertising worker who quit it all to become a meditation ambassador, and Caroline Jones, the founder of Restival – a Wi-Fi free retreat and festival combined. The event will take place at the brand new ‘it’ venue in London, The Ned, a hotel, club and collection of restaurants in the City of London. Winners will be asked to arrive at 7pm promptly on Tuesday 20 June where they will be taken up to the beautiful roof terrace of the Ned, receiving wine and canapes with fantastic views of London, before the event begins. Terms and conditions apply*.
This event has now sold out. See below to sign up for other Grazia Unplugged events
The Detox Kitchen – Wake up Well Mornings
Grazia have teamed up with Detox Kitchen for a series of morning events to celebrate their Unplugged Issue. We're asking you, the readers, to get switched on to logging off and disconnect to reconnect – trying to break the habit of absent-mindedly checking, flicking and swiping, by consciously taking time off from our digital world and social media to reclaim real life. With this series, we invite you to do the same – join us to experience life on the other side of your black mirror.
Wake Up With...Grazia, Mindfulness Unplugged, Tuesday 20 June
In this session, learn how to regain control of arguably your most powerful asset, your attention, with mindfulness. In this introductory workshop, we will look at how mindfulness can help you reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and encourage a healthier, more mindful, relationship with technology and social media. Included in the ticket price is a delicious breakfast pot and invigorating ginger shot from Detox Kitchen. Get your tickets via eventbrite here.
Wake up with… Grazia, The Link between Nutrition and Sleep, Wednesday 21 June
For this session, Detox Kitchen founder Lily Simpson will be discussing the relationship between the food we eat, how we consume it, and the effects this has on our sleep. Included in the ticket price is a delicious breakfast pot and invigorating ginger shot from Detox Kitchen. Get your tickets via eventbrite here
Wake up With... Grazia, Sound Bath with Sound Sebastien,Thursday 22 June
In this session, you'll enjoy a sound bath with Jasmine Hemsley and Toni Dicks. The brainchild of two like-minded Aquarians, Toni Dicks and Jasmine Hemsley met in 2016 and quickly recognised a shared passion for the power and joy of sound. Having practiced in the wellness field for a number of years, the duo were drawn to the study of sound as an extension of their existing philosophies. Working together as Sound Sebastien, Toni and Jasmine create soothing sound baths to relax, uplift and inspire. An antidote to the hectic pace of inner city London life, a ‘sound bath’ offers the chance to switch off the mind, open the heart and calm the spirit, a session to reset and renew. A Sound Bath with Sound Sebastien is an inclusive space, with no experience of sound therapy or meditation required to enjoy the benefits. Get your tickets via eventbrite here
Anti-Desk Yoga at Frame, Friday 23 June
What better way to switch off and take a break from technology than to attend Grazia Unplugged: Anti Desk Yoga at Frame. Come along and join us for a relaxing class at Kings Cross Yoga Studio. A yoga class specifically designed to ease the tensions of office workers. A gentle flow which focuses on releasing the shoulders and improving posture with long holds. Please arrive at 8am for a prompt 8:15am start. The class will run for 45 minutes, allowing you to switch off to set you up for the day ahead. Fancy coming along? Click here to get your tickets. Hurry though – we’ve only 24 places available, exclusive to you special Grazia readers!
Event name: Grazia Unplugged: Anti Desk Yoga at Frame
Event time and date: Friday 23 June @ 8:15am (Arrive at 8am for 8:15 start)
Class duration: 8.15 – 9am
Location: Kings Cross Yoga Studio - Unit 3, ArtHouse, 1 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AS, UK
This event has now sold out
*T&Cs: To get your space on the evening, simply enter our competition and be in with the chance of winning two tickets, for you and a friend, for the evening. Competition ends at midnight on Monday 12 June and winners will be contacted after this date. The lucky winner will be contacted directly and given instructions for where to go on the evening. All we ask if you ensure you are available on the evening of Tuesday 20 June. Please note we will not cover travel costs to and from the event. Competition opens Tuesday 30 May and ends on Monday 12 June at midnight. Entries received before the start date or after the end date will be invalid. 5 pairs of tickets are available to be one by 5 winners. Only one person can win one pair of tickets to the event. The event will take place on Tuesday 20 June at The Ned, central London for a prompt 7pm start. Grazia will not be liable for paying any travel costs to and from the event. Any travel costs incurred must be paid for by the winner. Participants must be 18 and over. The winner will need to give the name of their plus one at least 24 hours before the event takes place. Tickets to the event cannot be exchanged for cash or sold to another person. 5 winners will be picked at random. The winner will be informed within 24 hours of the competition closing. If Grazia is unable to contact the winner within 24 hours of the competition closing they reserve the right to offer the prize to another entrant.