Who would have thought it- 1 of your 5 a day, in a cocktail?! Well, what you’re hearing is correct with these fruity delights, created for all of you health-concious party-goers/hosts!
Concocted by myself in perfect timing for this year’s BBQ season (or for your girls night in) these cocktails are not only healthy but delicious too. If I do say so myself… Made with gin, tonic, fresh fruit and ice, they don’t break the bank and are nice and easy to whip together. Although saying that, I did have a few kitchen disasters, which you can view right here.
They’re packed with fruit, are designed to minimise your next-day hangover and are low in calories. See the full recipe on my YouTube channel and add some zest to your week! xx
P.S. See a few of my mishaps below or head over to YouTube to enjoy them all!
With today’s world full of social media, magazines and reality TV shows, it’s very easy to have a good gander at other people’s lives, or at least the lives that they portray. But is this doing us any good or causing us more harm than we may realise?
Running from 6-15th May at Westfield White City and 21-30th May at Westfield Stratford is a pop-up beauty festival and it’s not to be missed! I was invited down to the launch event last week filled with beauty and hair treatments, live performances from Izzy Bizou (who I must say, has the voice of an angel!) and DJ Blonde Ambition and of course, free booze. This is Hearst Beauty Unbound and if you’re into your beauty (and/or gin) then you’re in for a treat.
Hearst Magazines– think down the lines of Cosmo, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Red and Esquire- have teamed up with Westfield London and Estee Lauder to transport women and men into a whole new world of beauty and grooming. Situated in the middle of Westfield shopping centre, you feel more like you’re at an LA garden party than a London mall. That is until you look up to see a whole bunch of shoppers having a good nosey at what’s going on and rightly so they should be intrigued.
There’s skincare consultations, make-up masterclasses, hair tips and beauty treatments from the likes of Estee Lauder, Aveda, Origins and The Grooming Station by Esquire for men. Then there’s the series of talks with beauty experts and influencers. Oh and there’s also the Sipsmith Gin Bar, so you really can make an evening of it! Have a look on site (click me) for a full schedule and to book your place or simply drop by and see what’s on!
Luxury workout clothes brand iamVibes has teamed up with the one and only Lush Cosmetics Oxford Street to bring free yoga for all! Yep that’s right, free yoga. All you need is a mat, yourself and to get there early in order to avoid disappointment and you’re good to go. I was invited down to the first ever event…
Arriving with mat in hand, hair tied back neatly and my very own iamVibes Hamsa crop top (with leggings of course) I most definitely looked the part. That was until I actually took to the mat and discovered that I’m by no means Miss Yoga 2016. No matter how many squats, hill sprints or burpees I may be able to do, they weren’t going to be saving me here.
Led by Katarina Rayburn, one of the most impressive yoga teachers that I have ever seen, we were in for some true hardcore stretching, flexing and breathing. The class was formed of mixed abilities, from beginners to pros (unfortunately I landed myself a space next to a pro) and allowed everybody to join in at their own pace, adopting different positions dependant upon your level. It was pretty surreal having the class held amongst the cosmetic goodies and intrigued customers of Lush, especially with their glass front looking over Oxford Street, but it was an experience that I would recommend. Lasting a whole hour, we definitely made the most of the time.
I am far from a yoga expert- or ‘yogi’ I have been advised they are called- and have previously been quick to dismiss the skills that yoga requires, however I left the class with a new found appreciation for the practice. Offered fresh lemon water, Vita Coco coconut water and an iamVibes goody bag with Lush Zen Soap, which by the way smells delicious, it was most definitely worth the trip and I will be back again soon.
Why not head to the next session this Friday 6th May? Choose one of three classes or attend them all. Starting with Pilates 3-4pm, then Yoga by Katarina Rayburn 4-5pm and finally Yoga by Charlotte Nixon 5-6pm, they’re all held in the event space on the first floor at Lush Oxford Street store. Oh and I’ve heard that there’ll be vegan fruit at this one too. Good for our bodies and conscientious, that’s what we like to hear!