Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Weekend Habitat: The Artist Residence London

For this months Weekend Habitat, I had the pleasure of staying and photographing The Artist Residence in London. I’m a big fan of old meets new when it comes to interiors and the Grand Suite did not disappoint. Parquet flooring, marble vanity, and a cast iron bath are just some of the features that give that wow factor. A pied-à-terre with close proximity to the hustle and bustle. Located in Pimlico, it’s a short walk to Victoria train and bus station. 


The Artist Residence has several properties around the UK and this is the first I have experienced to date. It definitely won’t be the last and I am excited for the Bristol opening this June which is only 40 minutes from my home. The concept is unique. Each property focuses on art work in the rooms and communal areas, and the theme of wood and cast iron run throughout. It’s also nice that a touch of the outside neighbourhood personalises each property so after a day of exploring, you can venture back to your room and soak up the local culture that touch more. Each room is individually designed and all have something different to offer. 

See more from The Artist Residence HERE
Photography: Yours truly









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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Tonal Trend

Tonal dressing. The one trend that was my main focus at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks. I’m a big fan of neutral, muted colours and when styled together I instantly feel myself. I have high hopes for tonal styling transitioning into spring summer ’19. Head to toe black or rich chocolate looks were perfect towards the end of winter, but moving into spring I am also experimenting with head to toe camel/tan and by far my favourite white/cream. Layering with a similar palette was a lot of fun for Fashion Weeks, but for spring I will opt for maybe a white tee with tailored linen and a jumper thrown over my shoulders. 



It doesn’t have to be exactly the same tones throughout, and there isn’t no right or wrong. Personally I think styling similar hues like white and cream doesn’t make the outfit appear so flat and adds depth. 





So if you’re like me and less colour is a frequent occurrence in your wardrobe give this trend a go. I guarantee you won’t have to spend a fortune, and you’ll master this dressing with key pieces you already own. If you’re feeling like freshening up your closet, I’ve linked a selection of my favourite spring favourites below.







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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Healthy Meals Inspired From Sydney


Back from a month in Australia, and what an amazing trip it was! Waking up so close to the ocean, eating healthy and getting creative in my second home felt really good. Especially because January is such a grey month in the UK. I knew I didn’t want to fall into the slumped January blues upon return, so made a promise to myself I would bring the positive energy and healthy lifestyle home with me. When you spend time in Sydney, you realise just how much people take care of themselves, and its good motivation to practice a good routine of exercise and healthy eating even when the weather isn’t as warm here. 


I’m not one to make New Years Resolutions, but I am making a conscious effort in 2019 to take care of my skin and body from the inside out. Making just a few lifestyle changes can have such a huge difference on your skin and overall wellbeing. So the first thing I did when touching down was stock up my Samsung fridge for the week ahead. Lots of greens, fresh fruit, fish and coffee (the last one needs no explaining!). I have been using The Beauty Chef Glow Powder, which is a beauty blend containing probiotic super foods. I add one scoop with water which aids a healthy gut to start the day. As I work from home the days I am not on location photographing, I try to stick to a routine of having breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping helps, and to give variety I usually swap out my breakfast choices each morning or the protein in each meal. Below I’ve listed some of the meals I have been preparing inspired by dishes I had in Sydney.



Breakfast: 

The Beauty Chef Glow Powder mixed with water 
and 
Avocado and 2 x chilli boiled eggs on wholemeal toast 
(The best I had in Sydney was Infiniti Bakery, Paddington) 

or 

Blended blueberry, dates, avocado, banana and almond milk smoothie 

Lunch: 

King prawn Broccoli Salad 
(Inspired by the amazing salad menu at Harrys, North Bondi) 

Ingredients: 
handful of long stem broccoli 
one pear chopped 
handful of green beans 
half a red onion 
half a cup of pomegranate seeds 
olive oil and balsamic dressing 

Snack: 

Handful of dates and half a handful of nuts 

or 

Watermelon, mango and blueberry fruit salad 

Dinner: 

Salmon Green Stirfry 
(Inspired by Chin Chin, Surry Hills) 

Ingredients: 
salmon fillet 
handful of kale 
handful of spinach 
handful of chopped cabbage 
half a red onion 
one cup of chopped carrot 
rice noodles 
sauce of choice: I like sweet and sour sauce, Katsu curry or sweet chilli. 



I hope you’ve all had a great start to 2019! 

Photography and Creative Direction by yours truly 
Collaboration in partnership with Samsung Home Appliances

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

7 Body Oils To Know

Lets talk body oils. It’s a product I’ve started using religiously the last few months. I have tried and tested a fair few over December and January and have experimented in both cold and hot climates. I have to admit, the first product I used to apply post shower was moisturiser but now it’s oil. Plus it has so many uses, from protecting your skin from dryness, to a massage oil post exercise, bath oil, razor burn protection and a great preventative to insect bites as they hate the feeling of oil on your skin. Depending on my mood or how I want my skin to feel, there are a few favourites I want to share with you. 



The Luxury Oil 
My go to has to be Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil. It’s a little pricey, but you can definitely feel it has a luxe touch and the consistency is a little heavier than some but it’s fast absorbing. It’s a great product to use in the morning after your shower and you’ll benefit from the moisture all day. The scent is beautiful! 

The Night Out Oil 
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multi usage oil. The scent smells like a luxury perfume so it’s my go to for a nice dinner or date night. It features top notes of Orange Blossom, heart notes of Rose and Lily, and Vanilla base notes. This oil can be used as a body, hair and face oil - try blending with your foundation to give your skin that extra boost. The packaging is definitely one to show off on the bathroom shelf.

The Bath Oil 
Espa Bath Oil Collection is perfect for a gift or if you are a frequent traveller as each bottle is the perfect companion at 15ml. It showcases six bath oils - Fitness, Restorative, Soothing, Energising, Detoxifying and Resistance. I also add Epsom Bath Salts if my muscles needed extra healing and repair from the gym. 

The All Round Oil 
Whenever I have a hair appointment at my Aveda salon, they also start with a scalp massage. I’m always drawn to the scents and such a fan of the Beautifying Oil. It contains jojoba oil and a blend of essences, including rosemary and bergamot. Perfect for dry skin and can be used in the bath, on dry skin, for body and calming scalp massage. 

The Anti-Stress/Night Time Oil 
There’s nothing better than a nice warm bath in the colder months. I was exercising around 5 times a week and having long days at my laptop just before Christmas, so a bath was necessary a few nights a week before bed. The three oils I would recommend to help you drift into a relaxing sleep would be The White Company Sleep Relax Oil, Mauli Surrender Vata Oil, and Neom Perfect Night Sleep Oil. Scents with Lavender, Ylang Ylang and chamomile really help me relax and switch off from screen time. I found it helped soothe aching bones and joints while clarifying the mind for a greater sense of wellbeing and calm. Plus, it felt so nice to wake up feeling refreshed and inhaling in the same scents in the morning. 





I’ve linked all oils below, would love to hear if you have any favourites!


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