Archive for August, 2016

24 Aug 2016

LOVE IS BLOSSOMING IN LA LA LAND

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The all singing, dancing musical which is set to be the Christmas tear-jerker!

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are the on-screen couple with so much chemistry the screen almost explodes in the Christmas feel good musical La La Land..

I had my first day writing for the newly launched Sun @Popcorn magazine today, so read all about it here.

19 Aug 2016

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

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If you’re heading to Edinburgh and want to take in more than the typical Fringe delights, check out my ‘alternative’ guide for instant kudos- even if you have never been before!

Written for Unmissable

17 Aug 2016

SUNDRIED ACTIVEWEAR FOR PEOPLE WHO CARE

No Comments fashion, fblogger, health & beauty, my words, review, sara darling

When I heard about a new activewear label, I did a very teeny yawn. After all, you can’t walk five minutes down the road without seeing a yummy mummy in a bra-lette on her way back from her pilates class; Or the Mistress of sportsluxe, Rihanna in one of her infinite track-luxe get ups, in pretty much any magazine.

But when I delved further, Sundried is a label made for people who care. And I do like to think that’s a bit of me. Designed for people who actually work out and spend more time getting sweaty than getting a green juice, the team behind the label are big on training outdoors, and you can tell by the gorgeous capsule collection they have created.

Even though I attempt to look OK when I work out, I know I am going to get a sweat on, so I loved the idea that the simple, timeless styles were ethically produced, and wouldn’t wear out as quickly as some ‘fashionable’ competitors.

With carefully created fabric which is designed to be washed cool, and ‘sun dried’, this might be easier said than done in this climate; But actually the clever bods at Sundried HQ have used a very fine mix of  materials which minimise sweat and still keep their stretch after a good long run. Designed in the UK and made in Portugal, all the workers of legal age, get paid a fair wage, and work in safe conditions, which is more than can be said about some competitors.

In keeping with responsible lifestyle choices, for every item sold, a donation is made to the charity Water for Kids. So you can glow on the inside as well as looking fit on the outside; And the kids in disadvantaged countries such as Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from you looking hot too.

Now what’s stopping you working out and feeling good?

Get inspired at Sundried

15 Aug 2016

SUMMERTIME IN THE SWISS ALPS

No Comments hotel, lblogger, my words, style nest, travel

If you are looking for an active break, Switzerland should well and truly be on your radar for the summer.

With it’s rolling mountains (still capped with snow), and incredible lakes, it has lots to offer the explorer, bike enthusiast, hiker and wannabe paddle boarder;

There is also plenty of apres-sport available. Along with some serious shopping.

Read more on my travel feature for Stylenest here.

04 Aug 2016

HARTWELL HOUSE HOTEL AND SPA

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I won’t lie to you, I always enjoy a spa trip

So when I got asked to go and sample the Jacobean mansion that is known in the biz as Hartwell House, I was very excited indeed!

A mere hour away from London, I had no shortage of friends with cars who made themselves available on the Monday night of my visit. I plumped for my bessie Chris and we headed north, stopping only once for a wee stop! So it must have been very close indeed.

I was booked in for a facial, but alas we were running late, so I had a 23rd hour change of plan and went for an invigorating full body massage instead.  In my head, this made sense as then I could finish off my indulgence in the pool, jacuzzi and steam room! Result.

Dinner was a grandiose affair, so I’m glad we brought our glad rags! And even though I ate enough calories to fill me up for 48 hours, I sampled the full English brekkie the next day too. Yum.

Come with a friend, and make a friend for life. After all, what happens in a hot tub in Aylesbury stays there….

Keep your peepers on Stylenest for my full review.