Beauty: Buttered Up

Style Watch: Rattan Revolution
Diversions: All Talk
Food: Season to Taste
Outdoors: Comfy Camping

When Akua Wood fell for a Brit and moved to England with him 11 years ago, the cold, damp winters and raw winds came as a shock—especially to her skin. A Ghanaian native who had spent a year studying in Italy, she was used to kinder climes ... and better moisturizers. So she made a virtue out of necessity and started concocting her own, using an ingredient native to her country of birth: shea butter. Since 2002 she has sold the moisturizer and other homemade bath products under her Cioccolatina brand (www.cioccolatina.co.uk). Adherents are gluttons for her Tiramisu...

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