Eminé and Paul Rushton
Agent: Hattie Grunewald
Biography: Emine and Paul Rushton are co-founders of the Balance Plan (www.balanceplan.co.uk) a blog that celebrates the joys of living naturally, seasonally and ethically.
Emine is Health + Wellness Director at PSYCHOLOGIES magazine, and Paul is a freelance Food, Family and Travel writer, and regular contributor to the magazine. Four years ago they left a busy London life behind for bluebells and a crumbling cottage in a conservation area in West Kent. There they live with their two young girls and little rabbit Pip, tending their plot of earth and creating a home haven – a place to grow, heal, rest, naturally. They believe that nature is the answer. It resets and restores the body, it uplifts the spirit, it eases the mind. We are all made to thrive on the very things that mother nature produces for us when we need them most – hydrating fruits and veg in summer; sweet, starchy root veg in autumn and winter; zingy and vital shoots and leaves in spring... but beyond the food on our plates and light-filled spaces within our homes, we also need spiritual lightness, emotional levity and psychological brightness. Paring their lives back – to the most natural, joyful moments – from back-yard fires to candle-lit suppers, has taken Emine and Paul closer to that primal happy place... that sweet spot that houses the wonder of childhood, and the flickering warmth of real kinship. They, quite simply, try to keep life as simple as possible. Their mutual interest in Ayurveda underscores their love of natural living – something they've both always been passionate about, and have brought into their life in more and more ways over the last 10 years. It's not all cottage roses, but it is all underpinned by these pleasurable beliefs – that free and cheap can also be rich; simple is delightful; and natural can offer up the most powerful, plentiful and bountiful treasures of all