Sunday Lunch, The Garden Restaurant at Orsett Hall
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Sunday Lunch, The Garden Restaurant at Orsett Hall

I recently shared my spa experience at Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall, a luxury hotel in Thurrock, Essex. The second part of my treat was Sunday lunch in the  Garden Restaurant, at Orsett Hall. The Garden restaurant offers far more than standard hotel fare and operates as a stand alone setting. The chef, Robert Pearce, was crowned … Continue reading

Skincare empties – Balance Me, Bliss, Bodhi, LAQA & Co, Neom, Sarah Chapman, Shu Uemura
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Skincare empties – Balance Me, Bliss, Bodhi, LAQA & Co, Neom, Sarah Chapman, Shu Uemura

Well my three-month spending ban is underway and it’s actually been good to start using up the goodies in my stash. The last few weeks have been spent using up dregs of bottles so I could get on with opening new stuff. I’ll be doing another fullies (still trying to make that happen) post shortly. Bodhi Jasmine … Continue reading

Recipe: Mojito Ice Lollies
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Recipe: Mojito Ice Lollies

After tasting that very disappointing Solero Mojito, I figured I could come up with something better so I did! RECIPE: MOJITO ICE LOLLIES  INGREDIENTS for 4 ice lollies: 4 limes 1 cup of water 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar (or demerara sugar) 1 tablespoon of dark rum (optional) Handful of fresh mint For topping – splash of dark rum/lime juice/water and … Continue reading

Culture: BFI presents “Dennis Hopper ~ Icon of Oblivion” & Half-Price Ticket Offer
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Culture: BFI presents “Dennis Hopper ~ Icon of Oblivion” & Half-Price Ticket Offer

This summer is a Dennis Hopper fest in London. The Royal Academy of Arts has an exhibition of his photography (more on that coming up) and BFI Southbank ‘s programme for July includes Dennis Hopper: Icon of Oblivion, showcasing some of his most acclaimed films. Screenings will include Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Blue Velvet and Colors. I … Continue reading

Orange Lipstick Review & Swatch: Satsuma Matte Velvet Lipstick, Cosmetics A La Carte
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Orange Lipstick Review & Swatch: Satsuma Matte Velvet Lipstick, Cosmetics A La Carte

If you read my previous post you’ll know I’ve been orange obsessed and on a mission to find oranges that worked for me. The main things I was looking for in an orange lipstick were the following: Strong colour payoff Comfortable on lips Non drying so doesn’t leave my lips looking like a shrivelled prune Matte … Continue reading

50 Shades of Orange Lipstick / Orange Is The New Everything!
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50 Shades of Orange Lipstick / Orange Is The New Everything!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you’ll know that I’ve had an orange lip obsession this summer. Until May I’d never worn orange lipstick but since then I’ve worn nothing else (with the exception of purple to see Prince). The beauty gods have declared that the orange lip is hot this season. I normally ignore trends and … Continue reading

Natural Beauty:  AFYNA ~ New Organic Skincare Brand Launches
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Natural Beauty: AFYNA ~ New Organic Skincare Brand Launches

I’m interested in skincare products that are formulated with clean and non-synthetic ingredients. If they’re made by a new independent company and have pretty packaging even better. So I was keen to find out more about new British brand, AFYNA when I recently discovered it on Twitter. Launched last month, the Cornwall-based company is founded by … Continue reading

Healthy Meets Delicous Recipe: Magic Bean Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, low-carb)
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Healthy Meets Delicous Recipe: Magic Bean Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, low-carb)

If you follow me on instagram then you’ll have recently seen me making these brownies. I asked folks to guess the magic main ingredient and of course nobody guessed correctly. Yup black beans!s No wheat, grain or nut flour of any kind is used. If you tell people you’re making cake with black beans…..well I bet you are … Continue reading