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Fitness, Health, Travel

F Zeen Retreat, Kefalonia

May 26, 2017
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This was a very  special trip. Early one May morning four fitness bloggers including myself gathered together at Gatwick Airport for the first time, unaware that it would be the start of a beautiful friendship between us all. Not to mention the start of four days in paradise. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out who these girls are and where you can follow them! They are a true inspiration.) A three and a half hour flight took us in Kefalonia, the largest island of the Ionian Sea and remarkably untarnished by tourists. Its land is lush and its many beaches exotic, uncrowded and completely breathtaking.… Continue reading...
Travel

The freedom to chase adventures

March 8, 2017
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If you follow me on instagram then you’ll know I’ve spent the past couple of weeks in the mother city – Cape Town. I had an absolute blast. January is always full of promise for the new year but all Jan and Feb had dealt in London was endless grey skies and snow so I decided it was high time to switch to warmer climes and have some sunny adventures. Off I went… It felt so freeing to just book a ticket and get the hell outta the grey! I arrived in Cape Town, picked up a rental car and off I went to meet some friends and have some adventures.… Continue reading...
Health

Starbucks UK Teavana Launch

August 12, 2016
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We’ve been blessed with beautiful champagne days recently here in the UK and us Londoners have been lucky enough to see the city shimmer in sunlight. When the sun’s shining it’s impossible not to feel an instant spark of energy and positivity. So imagine how elated I felt when last week, standing 155 metres above the ground at Sky Gardens to celebrate Starbucks’ new Teavana iced tea range,  I saw our capital city shimmering in the early morning sunlight. The morning started with a beautiful gentle yoga practise. With a glass panel roof and floor to ceiling windows sunlight streamed in from every possible angle, making  the session feel incredibly special and spiritual.… Continue reading...
Fitness

POPPY’S SECRET IS OUT!!

July 5, 2016
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After an admittedly long time coming THE secret is out on iTunes! But all the best secret’s are worth waiting for and I can’t wait to hear what you think! Please do share your thoughts using the social media addresses and tags: Instagram @poppycross #poppyssecret Twitter: @poppyphilomenac Facebook Group: Poppy’s Secret I really hope this ebook benefits you. Be strong, be determined, be healthy and be happy. You deserve it. Much love. Xx CLICK HERE FOR THE EBOOK… Continue reading...
Health

Cacao To Be Happy

February 3, 2016
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With the most depressing day of the year now behind us, there’s every reason to celebrate. And what better way to do this than with a spoonful of happy magic, aka cacao. Studies show that cacao may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and reduce your blood pressure, but it can also significantly improve your mood. Raw cacao, which you can buy from Bioglan Superfoods is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it’s much less processed, has no added sugar and significantly higher in antioxidants than plain old cocoa powder or shop-bought chocolate bars. In one study, participants were given a dark-chocolate drink to consume for 30 days, which contained 500 milligrams, 250 milligrams, or 0 milligrams of polyphenols (the chemicals in plants that have antioxidant properties).… Continue reading...
Health

My Kind of Mindfullness and It Doesn’t Cost a Penny

October 1, 2015
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How wonderful is it that Autumn is well and truly here in all its spectacular colours of red, green and gold. We’ve been incredibly lucky in London recently with clear bright blue beautiful sunny days making everything look sensational. I know I’m not alone in saying that good weather makes me feel infinitely more cheerful and energetic – let alone allow me the opportunity to harness the beneficial effects of vital vitamin D. But what’s enriched  my last week the most is having a beautiful 6-month old pup to play with and motivate me to make the most of autumn’s delights.… Continue reading...
Health, Lunch/Dinner

Mini Escape to Lime Wood Hotel

July 23, 2015
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When I swap the city streets to fields of green and rolling hills, it’s usually for at least a weekend. However, when an invitation came to sample the raw delights of Lime Wood Hotel’s restaurant Raw & Cured – how could I refuse? The day started with a green juice before hopping onto a train to Brockenhurst (New Forest) at Waterloo. It took just under two hours to get from Waterloo to Lime Wood. Such a quick and easy journey – I started to seriously question myself why I hadn’t done a day-trip before. Waiting looking exceedingly delicious for our arrival were these beautiful watermelon and strawberry juices with raw coconut protein bites (above) to accompany them.… Continue reading...
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Personal Training at FRAME

November 10, 2014
I first discovered the fabulousness of FRAME at the Wellfit Festival in October 2014. I’d never been to the Shoreditch nor Queen’s Park locations – so finally sampling what Frame had to offer was a wonderful awakening! What I experienced at the festival was a 30-minute FRAME fusion – an energetic, dynamic, awesome mix of aerobic dance moves performed to uplifting and motivating music. It was literally the most fun I’d had in ages! Afterwards, I vowed to go and check out FRAME at Queen’s Park, which is less than a mile from my home in Notting Hill, and sample the myriad of classes they have on offer.… Continue reading...