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Apr
2016
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April 2016 finds

April’s finds have been tricky. Not because of lack of inspiration, but drilling it down to five things that I want to share with you all has been difficult. Still, in the spirit of my monthly finds post, here are a few things that are worthy of writing about this month. 1. Venice. I’ll be starting my series of Venice posts later this week and my recent visit confirmed that it is the most magical place in the world. 2. Daniel Martin Moore. His beautiful album, Golden Age, has formed quite the repeated playlist for me. It’s mellow and lyrically...
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11
Apr
2016
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Kale, apple, spirulina and lime smoothie

Up until a few weeks ago, I was starting every day with this smoothie. And then I went on holiday. And then I got lazy. And then I started to feel unenergised, demotivated and generally pretty sluggish. Why? I blame my diet. Here’s the frustrating thing, when I eat well and workout, I feel great. So why, every so often do I fall off the wagon? I know the epic crashes that come with refined sugar, I know that gluten leaves me feeling tired. So, you would think I had learned by now. But no. That’s why this week, I’m...
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5
Apr
2016
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An evening with Nespresso

You all know how much I love coffee, right? The number of blogs, tweets and Instagram shots that I share that involve coffee are countless. So when a girl gets an invite to an evening dedicated to coffee, I could hardly say no. I even steered clear of my morning Americano in preparation and it was worth it. The event was held by Currys PC World at the super stylish G&V Hotel on the Royal Mile, a great place to showcase 30 years of Nespresso coffee machines. With a glass of Prosecco firmly in hand, we were walked through the...
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17
Mar
2016
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2016 via Instagram

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It’s typical, isn’t it, the moment a break is on the horizon you get sick. After a pretty hardcore few months of home improvements, house selling and general busyness, I’m finally getting some time off. And of course, my body decided that this would be the right time to give me a truly stonking cold, with a side of ear infection. Great. In a bid to get healthy in time for heading to Venice on Sunday, I’ve been juicing anything that’s green, living a virtuous lifestyle and upping all my nutrients to try to cure this thing before the weekend....
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9
Mar
2016
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Brunch at the Blue Bear Cafe

I’m a huge lover of brunch. The eggs, the coffee, the pastries and all the fancy breakfast fare you’re unlikely to have at home, mean I am forever suggesting brunchtime meet-ups. So last weekend we did exactly that; we met some friends for a catch over neither breakfast nor lunch at the Blue Bear Cafe. I’d heard great things about brunch at the Blue Bear so I was really excited to eat there. From the moment we walked in the door, we were met with the most amazing assortment of pastries and cakes. But, I stayed strong; nothing was diverting...
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4
Mar
2016
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Mother’s Day: the non-gift gift guide

The title of this blog post needs to be elaborated on. When I set my goals for 2016, one of them was to spend less money on things and focus more on experiences, rather than material possessions. Because of this, for Mother’s Day this year I’ll be forfeiting the traditional Mother’s Day gift giving session for more of an experiential gift; in other words, a Champagne lunch chez moi. I’m sure most of you are already organised for Mother’s Day, but in case you’re still looking for inspiration, here are five experiential things you could do with your mum this...
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