Nestled at the bottom Cowbridge Road East, and conveniently located at the edge of ‘town’, Canton, Riverside and Pontcanna, is Amaryllis salon. Two friends, Tiffany and Rebecca set up the salon four years ago, and thanks to their continued success, they recently moved to a bigger premises a couple of doors down. Yay for ethical small business successes!

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The Vegan Kind is the UK’s first monthly lifestyle subscription box for vegans (well, and anyone else who is interested in vegan products). Every month, for a fee of £12.95, they send subscribers a selection of home, beauty, food and other products, which are all certified vegan and completely cruelty-free.

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Fushi pride themselves on creating herbal remedies and hair, body and bath care products which are 100 per cent natural, ethical and suitable for vegetarians. After hearing loads of good things, I gave a couple of their best-selling products a try for myself.

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Hotpod Yoga is an accessible, hot vinyasa yoga class held in a beautiful, inflatable, heated studio – nicknamed a ‘pod’. Now, it has arrived in Cardiff, and a lucky bunch of my friends and I were among the first people to try it out.

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