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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...
Fitness, Health, Travel

Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Epic Sana Algarve

November 1, 2016
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After a summer of indulgence and WEEK-long celebration for my sister’s wedding in Siena I was ready for some down time. The Quarter Life Health Project (see previous posts) had been my saving grace and much needed peaceful interlude preluding summer’s final hedonistic finale which left me well and truly spent! Morning breaks. View from my room. I arrived at Epic Sana Algarve, located on Praia da Falésia beach just 35 minutes from Faro airport, on October 1st for a week of yoga, meditation, beach walks and general bliss. Oh and the opportunity to bask in October’s sunshine and 28 degree celsius heat suited me just PERFECTLY too!… Continue reading...
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The Surprise Destination (Part II of My Birthday Post)

March 30, 2015
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After a morning of munching on many cupcakes, cakes, Quest cakes and croissants my main man whisked me away to Ashford Kent, just a thirty minute train journey from London St Pancreas followed by a five minute taxi to…. The magnificent Eastwell Manor Eastwell Manor is suuuper old. It was first built in 1066 and has lived through two fires, but miraculously, it’s maintained all it’s traditional charm with no obvious signs of any modern updates. The floor boards creak and croak, the exterior stone is weathered and the interior design is delightfully refined and old school – but it’s presented beautifully and nothing is crumbling or cracking – it’s all finished to a high standard.… Continue reading...
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Privet Beauty and Grooming Salon Notting Hill

October 23, 2014
Privet; a bush with green leaves that is often used for hedges. When you walk into this warm, rustic and totally charming new luxury beauty and grooming haven in the heart of my Notting Hill hood, you see that its name is the very essence of its ethos.  Privet is a brand new, luxury, top-to-toe body “topiary” service run by a team of beauty professionals, or  “expert gardeners” as they like to comically refer to themselves as, who believe that “personal pruning” should be an enjoyable affair. Well, I’m 100 per cent up for that, I thought excitedly, and decided to pay Privet a visit to see just how enjoyable they could make a little pampering and “pruning”. … Continue reading...
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#TBT Hotel de Paris

September 10, 2014
It will be “a hotel that transcends anything so far created” declared François Blanc, the celebrated founder of Group Monte-Carlo SBM which built Hôtel de Paris in 1864 under the auspices of Prince Charles III of Monaco. I paid the legendary hotel a visit in July to learn about its plans for a luxury renovation. The full article will be published on Billionaire.com soon, so until then I’ll just say this… Legends are rare and so was my experience at Hotel de Paris. The only way to travel: helicopter transfer to the hotel The infamous maximus soufflé from the grill (since 1864) The twinkling view from my balcony ‘It never rains in Monte-Carlo’… Continue reading...