Competition: Win Faith in Nature pampering and beauty goodies

on in Lifestyle, Win Free Stuff with 3 Comments

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22 we’ve teamed up with Faith in Nature to offer you lucky lot the chance to win a fabulous eco-friendly beauty and pampering pack…

Read more

Traincation Inspiration: Andy Parsons, Iron Bru and dinosaur impersonators in Glasgow

on in Travel with no comments

Do you have the best mum in the world? Why not let her know how special she is with a mini Traincation and a Mother’s Day giggle in Glasgow…

Read more

10 of the greatest (and greenest) travel providers

on in Travel with no comments

We understand that sometimes your holiday destination is just a bit too far to take a Traincation. So if you’re planning a trip further afield we can help you find some travel inspiration. From deep sea diving to WWOOFing, Global Cool reveal our top ten travel providers with the brightest ideas for unique and eco-friendly travel expeditions…

Read more

Books In Public: Soak up the sunshine and get lost in paradise

on in Lifestyle with no comments

So summer feels like it’s here – well for a few days anyway – and what better way to celebrate stripping off and basking in the sun than with a great book where all the characters do the same! The Beach is one of those that you have to read and will make you feel like you’re soaking up the sunshine on a beach while you’re actually on the train or bus…

Read more

Music In Public: Top 10 tracks for the train and bus this week

on in Entertainment with no comments

Quite a few changes in this week’s Fairshare Music top 10. Straight in at number one is Nicole Scherzinger, closely followed by The Wanted. Also taking their bow this week are Snoop Dogg, Parade and Dr Dre…

Read more

Highlights of the week: Kate Winslet, Lily Cole and Wills/Kate’s horse power

on in Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Stuff with no comments

The best bits of the green web, including Kate Winslet doing it for charity, Lily Cole’s green fashion and Prince William and Kate Middleton ditching their car for the Royal wedding…

Read more

Celebrity Snog Marry Avoid: Starring Jessica Simpson, The Hobbit and the Kardashians

on in Entertainment with no comments

We’re always on the look out for the good, the bad and the ugly in celebsville. But unlike most of the celebrity rags, we’re more concerned with who’s using their canvas bag at the supermarket than who’s been spending a little bit too much quality time with the botox needle. And what better way to put them to rights than by playing our favourite TV show, Snog Marry Avoid…

Read more

Kings of the road: Why Colombia is the home of cycling

on in Get Involved with Comments Off

Cycling is the hot new trend of the last year in the UK, but we’ve still got some way to go before our roads are as cycle friendly as Colombia’s, writes friend of Global Cool Emma Jones…

Read more

Climate chic: Designer fashion on a shoestring

on in Fashion with no comments

We’ve told you before how Tesco have been made a real effort to transform fashion, but now they’re pulling out the big guns. By working with designers like Goodone and From Somewhere they’ve been promoting upcycling all year round, and now they’re embracing Climate Week (March 21-27) by selling this t-shirt designed by Eley Kishimoto…

Read more

Fancy an hour with Miranda Kerr… in the dark?

on in Entertainment with no comments

Not only is she a raunchy Victoria’s Secret international model, married to the worlds sexiest man-elf, Orlando Bloom, she is also 2011′s Ambassador for WWF’s Global Climate Hour. Check out who else is getting involved…

Read more

School of Cool #27: Emma Watson

on in Fashion with no comments

Making magic at the top of the class this week is Emma Watson: wizard, eco-friendly fashion designer and all round bright spark…

Read more

Athlete’s guide to Doing It In Public

on in Entertainment with no comments

Global Cool spent some time talking to Athlete at V festival. Find out why they were asked to asked to leave a country by the police because of their Do It In Public antics…

Read more

Win Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel Collection books

on in Travel, Win Free Stuff with no comments

Fancy getting your hands on the ultimate guide to boutique hotels? We have two copies of Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel Collection to give away for some brilliant accommodation ideas…

Read more

Traincation Inspiration: Gypsy orchestras, “liver cheese” and giant Easter eggs in Budapest

on in Travel with 1 Comment

Don’t be down this Monday morning! If you’ve got the Monday blues and you’re still recovering from your St Paddy’s day antics it’s time to start planning a weekend to look forward to. And we’ve got the all the answers with a relaxing Traincation to Budapest…

Read more

Books In Public: Teenage sex and other ordinary problems

on in Lifestyle with no comments

I only finished Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things this week and I had to make it my suggestion for your weekly word indulgence! I tend to prefer books that make it on to shortlists and don’t actually win the prizes – there’s always something to be said for an underdog that you feel you can find something really special in when the most prestigious of people can’t. One street and one girl are the focus of a narrative that you won’t be able to shut off on the train…

Read more

Highlights from the green web: Brangelina, skinny jeans and green beer

on in Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle with no comments

Our pick of the best green posts from around the web this week, including eco celeb couples, eco fashion and some interesting beverages…

Read more