Showing posts from May, 2016

#CoconutEscape: Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Range

*pours coconut oil over entire life*
As a self-confessed coconut oil addict, I was ecstatic when I was invited to the Palmer's #CoconutEscape event for the launch of their new beauty products that have been added to their award-winning coconut oil formula range. Palmer's transformed the rooftop of the Ham Yard Hotel in London into a tropical paradise lovingly decorated with coconuts, where I sipped rum punch, tasted the delicious coconut-inspired canap├ęs and of course, slathered myself in the new products from the range. 
Palmer's coconut oil formula is made with a nourishing combination of raw coconut oil, monoi oil and sweet almond oil. Using products infused with coconut oil means that they contain naturally high levels of fatty acids and proteins that are essential for keeping skin radiant and healthy. Basically, if you didn't already know, coconut oil has superpowers. It's naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and penetrates skin better than most oils - AND - …

A Weekend Of Luxury: Stoke Park Country Club, Spa And Hotel

Luxury is in each detail - Hubert de Givenchy
Life can be pretty exhausting sometimes and when it is, there's nothing more satisfying than putting real life on hold, pretending you're a princess and spending the evening in a luxury country mansion with a spa.

Driving up the lavish mile-long driveway to the Stoke Park Mansion, meandering through a picturesque golf course and 300 acres of beautiful grounds with the sun beaming above us, I could only envisage that I was a Hollywood actress en route to a gloriously British film location, being chauffeured by my body guard (who also plays the role of my boyfriend).

As we reached the Mansion, it appeared that my dreams had come true. A substantial film crew with directors, runners, cameras, boom microphones and security guards - all talking secretly into their ear pieces - were awaiting my arrival near the entrance to the mansion. It seemed that I was destined to follow in the footsteps of Sienna Miller in Layer Cake, Renee Zellwege…

At One With Nature: Buff & Butter Essential Oils

Essential oils have played a role in my life ever since I can remember. As well as having many other enviable talents, my mother is a trained aromatherapist, so it was common practice for her to have essential oils stored around the family home. As a child, I always enjoyed smelling the different scents but was naive to what the benefits were of using a particular oil (and always wondered why there were essential oils in my mother's box that didn't smell so good).

I now know that this is because essential oils are way more than just their smell. For thousands of years, essential oils - which are actually highly concentrated plant extracts - have been used for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. They are renowned for their natural ability to heal the body and mind, and can be used in a variety of ways, including direct application, air diffusion and inhalation.

In today's fast-paced world, it is easy for us to become consumed by our hectic lifestyles and not take any…

Sophisticated Street Food: Suvlaki, London

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf 
Last week, my boyfriend and I visited Suvlaki, an authentic Athenian restaurant located in the heart of Soho. A very intimate restaurant setting with just 34 covers, Suvlaki prides itself on offering a traditional taste of Greece, serving a delicious selection of popular Greek street food with a sophisticated twist.
'Souvlaki', meaning little skewer or stick, has been a popular street food in Greece for centuries. Meat is grilled on a skewer and traditionally served with pitta, salad and tzatziki. Keen to introduce this much-loved Greek cuisine to the British public, Suvlaki opened its doors in 2015 drawing on the street food as inspiration for their current menu. 
On arrival, we were greeted by the manager and shown to our seats (7pm on an unassuming Tuesday night and the restaurant was already full). With soft jazz playing, graffiti-covered the walls, marble table tops and snazzy low-l…