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11 Jan 2018


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I hit my peak back in November!

But read on to see my feature for Stylenest and discover what a bootcamp could do for you…

Fingers crossed you lose more than a kilo!!! 

New You Bootcamp, Malaga


03 Jul 2017


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I love Turkey. Fact! Read what I got up to when I visited the stunning, luxury D-Resort Gocek for Stylenest here. Warning, you might get some serious vacay envy!!!

The only thing to worry about on your trip to Turkey is what book to take to read!

11 Nov 2016


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Check out what I got up to at the very aptly named ‘The Vineyard’ Hotel in Berkshire. Cue there was wine involved… And a spa!

The Vineyard Hotel in Newbury

15 Aug 2016


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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.

24 Nov 2015

Everyone loves The Pig! And Hawaii….

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This week has involved munching a lot of food! More than usual….

It was a great pleasure to be invited to The Pig Hotel and Restaurant in Brockenhurst. Firstly because of it’s fabulous reputation and stunning setting in the New Forest. Secondly to see if all the food could possibly come from a 25 mile radius, and the beautiful and tranquil on site country garden. Thirdly I got an idea of a bday pressie of a romantic get away at The Pig Lodge in the grounds; Or even one of the rooms in the main building, which offer four poster beds and are particularly cosy.

Needless to say the food was delish. The Scotch eggs and crackling were undeniably divine, as was the Lymington crab and tray of deserts! I say tray- that wasn’t all for me- it was a sharing platter. They even make their own wine, which went down a treat!

If you don’t have a spare day to pop to the country just for lunch, you could go to the little piggy sister in Southampton, which offers the same boutique hotel options on a slightly smaller scale. The Pig in the Wall is also perfectly located for afternoon tea, and has the similar cosy rooms if you and the girls want to get out of London for a weekend shopping.

Another treat I had was visiting the new Gazelli House in Chelsea. A big fan of Gazelli, I have experienced several treatments at the old location in Notting Hill, but the new residence was a complete revelation!!! Designed as a home from home, this home was unlike any spa I have experienced. Set inside a chilled out residence, guests are invited to spend time hanging out and attenting talks and workshops as well as discussing in depth what the best treatments are for them. It aims to provide a new way of looking at therapies, and is not a quick pit stop where you get instant gratification. It’s about taking time out for you, which I could do quite easily in one of the beautifully designed lounge/study rooms. It opens this week to the public, so I would highly recommend you pop along.

As if I needed another food splurge, I did pop along to Kua Aina restaurant on Goodge Street. As soon as I entered I knew this would be a fun one- all the staff, and most of the customers were wearing a lei, and the Hawaiian theme didn’t stop there! The menu was extensive and not just burgers. The Mahi Mahi fillet was delish! As were the pancakes… I can definitely see it on my radar for breakfast meets, and with two private dining rooms, this is a perfect place for parties- I just wish I had known in time for mine! But I can confirm the house special avocado cocktail slips down a treat!

So it’s that time of year where I get one (small extra crinkle) but still manage to pretend I haven’t!! This year, being a weeny bit older and somewhat wiser, I am delighted to share that I am also the new freelance Editor of a new luxury lifestyle journal 49Winters. It’s launching in January. Watch this space…

And look even closer and you can see me hanging out with gorgeous male model and Pixie Lott’s other half, Oliver Cheshire. I even managed to try on some jewels (I’ve got the eye brooch and the snakeskin mary janes on my wish list!) at the M&S SS16 press day. I also fell slightly in lust with the new crochet Converse All Stars. Roll on next season!


25 Mar 2015

Over Chocolate?? Try one of these instead….

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Easter is just around the corner- great news for freelancers!!

And if you are too old for Easter eggs, but still want to get into the spirit of the holidays, hop on down to Selfridges to snap up one of these limited edition Thomas Sabo x Lindt bunny charms. Me likey!

Read more on my feature for StyleNest here:


25 Mar 2015

KIKO MILANO make up for make up lovers!

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I’m a girly girl when it comes to make up. I like pretty packaging and perfumed things! I’m not the greatest at applying but am always up for attempting something new…So this is how I got on with KIKO MILANO for StyleNest..