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Smoothie’s are my go-to breakfast snack before I head to the gym in the morning. I can’t face eating anything too early so this is perfect as it’s light and easy to prepare. I’ve elevated this recipe to super-smoothie status by adding chia seeds and a shot of hyaluronic acid.

  • Banana
  • Peach (or whatever’s in season)
  • Avocado
  • Chia Seeds (1 tablespoon)
  • Fountain – The Glow Molecule (2 teaspoons)
  • 250 ml Almond Milk
  • A handful of ice (optional)

I like this combination because it isn’t too sweet and I sometimes swap the peach for something else. Instead of almond milk you can use cow’s milk, soya or coconut water. Fountain make a great range of supplements for the skin. I’ve tried a few varieties but I’m currently using the Glow which contains a combination of hyluronic acid and reactive glutathione. The two ingredients boost moisture levels so the skin literally glows, but only with continued use so you need to take it every day. Despite their tiny size chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They are gluten-free and rich in omega-3 fatty acids plus fiber, protein and other vitamins. I hope you like the recipe and feel free to let me know what you think. You can comment below or reach me on twitter or instagram.

*Brands and PR agencies regularly send me products and clothes as samples. I only feature/wear/review the things that suit my personal style and that I enjoy using.

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I was recently introduced to British menswear brand Farah which happens to be right up my street. Here I’m wearing a classic blue t-shirt with a pair of navy chino shorts. This look is super comfortable yet smart enough for evening drinks, making it super versatile. I have a feeling I will be sporting more looks from this brand in the coming months.

*Brands and PR agencies regularly send me products and clothes as samples. I only feature/wear/review the things that suit my personal style and that I enjoy using.

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I smell particularly fine at the moment, even if I do say so myself. And I have the fellas at Brooklyn Soap Company to thank for my sophisticated and manly odeur. A few months ago I featured their first fragrance The Woods which I’m still liking very much. They just launched a new all-natural deodorant which comes as an improved version of their original one. The previous version was very effective and I couldn’t find fault, however this one is powered by silver (silver is naturally anti-bacterial) and it’s also alcohol free which is great for anyone with sensitive skin. I only use natural deo’s as they are healthier and better for the environment than the commercial, drug store versions. For a while I’d given up on natural deodorant as I’d tried a few that didn’t work at all. I brought one from the drug store brand Lavera which went straight in the bin and I recently tried one from SA.AL&CO which I didn’t like at all. This one ticks all the boxes as it’s effective, smells good and I like the packaging. It’s available from here.

*Brands and PR agencies regularly send me products and clothes as samples. I only feature/wear/review the things that suit my personal style and that I enjoy using.

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When you don’t happen to live next to the ocean or a fragrant meadow you can still have a home that encapsulates the spirit of summer. Simply invest in a good quality fragranced candle that will last you for the entire season.

DIPTYQUE BAIES – If you like the idea of blackcurrant leaves and rose.

JO MALONE LIME BASIL & MANDARIN – If you like citrus.

LE FEU DE L’EAU AFRICAN BASIL – If you like citrus and herbs.

DIANA VREELAND OUTRAGEOUSLY VIBRANT – If you like roses with a twist.

BYREDO TREE HOUSE – If you like the smell of hay.

DIPTYQUE FIGUIER – If you like fig.

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London is so much fun that it doesn’t really matter where you stay. There is so much to see that visitors will no doubt only need somewhere to rest their head at night. However, there is an amazing selection of hotels in the capital – something for every taste. I’ve put together a list of my personal favourites that are either a little quirky or offer something truly special.

 

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BLAKES HOTEL Is in the heart of Chelsea, away from the hustle and bustle and tourist traps of central London this is still definitely a hot location. The decor is exotic and rich with rooms so decadent they resemble a movie set.

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SHANGRI LA AT THE SHARD This isn’t my favourite decor. But the views of London from anywhere in this hotel are unbeatable and luxury is guaranteed.

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SHOREDITCH HOUSE The rooms are cute but tiny. Access to Shoreditch House (part of the Soho House group) makes it all worth while as you have access to the rooftop pool and a selection of bars and restaurants. Plus it’s located in super cool East London.

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ACE HOTEL SHOREDITCH Located in the heart of the area on Shoreditch Highstreet you won’t be dissapointed by the vibe of this place. It’s a super cool hangout with a great restaurant and bar plus the rooms are really nice. Perfect if you are looking to head out on an alternative East London weekender.

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HAM YARD HOTEL The list wouldn’t be complete without somewhere in Soho. The location is super central and this part of the city carries so much soul. Ham Yard Hotel has it all, from a rooftop bar and fine dining restaurant to a library for afternoon tea.