House of fun

Denise Barrett

Denise Barrett

Hi there, I’ve started 2016 in great style, with a brand new wizardwords website and blog, courtesy of Suzi, Emily and the team at Hullo Creative.  

To introduce myself, I’m Denise Barrett and I’m a freelance journalist and copywriter specialising in holistic lifestyle, but I’ll be blogging about anything that catches my imagination. From time to time, my Deputy Editor, Wizard (below) will be making a cameo appearance. It’ll keep him on his toes.  

Being a writer, like any job, has its pros and its cons. Cons? Copy deadlines that have no respect for your social life. Pros? Getting to road-test lovely products and attending press launches in fabulous venues. Recently, Holland & Barrett (sadly, no relation) put on an amazing event, ‘The House of Health’ at the Ice Tank in Soho. Spread over three floors, there were tempting presentations including Honestly Healthy chef, Natasha Corrett; Instagram star Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) and delicious ‘free-from’ nosh from Amy’s Kitchen.

But it’s fair to say the bar was the star. Two lovely chaps, Ben (from the Outer Hebrides, I kid you not) and exotic-sounding Zoltan, brought their ‘58 Degrees North’ mixology genius to town from their Brighton base and dished out cocktails to die for. My favourite was a bespoke honey & agave margarita (it was medicinal.) And to round of the evening, a farewell ‘Deoch an Doris’ number, which is a quaint Scottish expression for one for the road. Fortunately, there was a handy new hangover cure in the H&B goody-bag, called Overhang. They’d really thought of everything!

  • House of Health was organized by Holland & Barrett’s PR company Pegasus Public Relations and they really pulled it off! 

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