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POWER 10 WITH MADELEINE SHAW

July 21, 2017
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Madeleine Shaw is one of those girls that just glows (her first two books were aptly named ‘Get the Glow‘ and ‘Ready Steady Glow‘). She is such a gentle, kind and warm soul – with an incredibly infectious and positive personality – and I for one, feel so fortunate enough to have spent some time with her and bonding over our pregnancies! Madeleine is due 6 weeks ahead of me, and I managed to grab 5 minutes with here before she went on maternity leave, for my brand new Interview series, Power 10 – which is, you guessed it, 10 fire questions, where I will be interviewing all the ladies out there who are inspiring me. So scroll on down if  you’re interested in Madeleine’s tips on life, career and pregnancy!  Continue Reading

FOOD LIVING

GLUTEN-FREE BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES WITH BERRY COMPOTE

July 20, 2017
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I’m all about guilt-free indulgences – where you get all the flavour, but you’re not left with that major sugar rush afterwards (and a load of guilty calories)… One of my favourite weekend brunch foods, are these super simple Buckwheat Pancakes, which literally take minutes to make. Serve them simple with a dash of lemon and a sprinkling of coconut sugar, some freshly cut fruit or make it that bit more indulgent, with this gorgeous, also super simple, berry compote…

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #2 | SECOND & THIRD TRIMESTER, SELF-CARE & WELLBEING

July 15, 2017
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This pregnancy is going by so fast, I can’t believe I am 7 months already, with only 12 weeks to go! Although we cannot wait to meet our little man this Autumn, and feeling so desperate to cuddle and touch his little face and body – I am personally finding it all a tiny bit daunting… I guess it’s the unknown, and all those question marks. Do I have everything for the labour, for the nursery, for the house? Car seat, pram, enough clothes, will I be able to breastfeed, how will I know what he wants? Luckily I am a firm believer in trusting your own instinct, and I am pretty sure the strong mother’s instinct will help guide me along the way, if I ever feel a bit lost and overwhelmed (which I am sure I will)… But for now I am going to run you through the remaining of my 2nd trimester and the unknown of moving into the 3rd trimester.

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FASHION LIVING TRAVEL

MY SUMMER HOLIDAY PACKING GUIDE IN 1-2-3

July 12, 2017
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It’s holiday season, which means a lot of packing, organising and planning… Last year was my busiest year of travelling, visiting places such as Venice, Crete, New York, L.A, Maldives, to only mention a few. Which meant I really had to overcome my hate of packing, and rather try to embrace and master it. Which in true fairness and towards the end of the year, I can (kind of) say that I’ve done. Being fortunate enough to go on so many trips – be it for pleasure or work – means that you quickly get to identify what you actually tend to wear the most when it comes to your wardrobe, what extras you really need to bring with you, and finally – conquering that holiday wash bag with all those key necessities…

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FASHION MATERNITY

DRESSING THE BUMP #2 | BODY ENHANCING

July 10, 2017
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So from last week´s easy breezy chic all-black look – to something a bit more casual this week, and certainly, a lot more bump enhancing! As I was saying before; I am not usually one for bodycon dresses and styles – however things can certainly change – and funnily enough, now that I am pregnant, I am actually more into the tight shapes than ever! I mean, the bump is there, and it’s pretty special and beautiful – so why not show it off from time to time?  Continue Reading

BEAUTY MATERNITY

MY 4 BEAUTY HEROES FOR PREGNANCY & BEYOND

July 6, 2017
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As some of you might or might not know, I am the Brand Ambassador for ELEMIS this year, one of my all-time favourite skincare brands. I would like to say it was a very natural and organic fit – seeing as I have been using their products and spa services for so many years! Their skincare just works, especially for my skin type. I have always been a big fan of more natural skincare brands, which fuses scientific methods to create active formulations to genuinely transform your complexion. As I have been using the brand for so many years, I naturally have quite a lot of personal favourites – but in the recent months during my pregnancy, there have been four products in particular, which has been true skincare saviours (during a time when I have needed it more than ever)…

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FASHION MATERNITY

DRESSING THE BUMP #1 | BREEZY CHIC

July 3, 2017
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As so many of my readers seems to be interested in maternity style and curious to see how I am currently styling up the pregnancy – I thought I would do a little mini style series for you this July! So every week this month I will be sharing a different styled up look and shape that could work with a growing bump. This week it´s all about the loose-fitting, breezy and all-black chic outfit – which I so often tend to go for anyways; and even more so now that I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant…  Continue Reading

LIVING WELLNESS

MY 10 YEAR PLAN (AND HOW TO VISUALISE & CREATE YOUR DREAM LIFE)

June 28, 2017
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Why put off something which you can do or action in your future plans, today? Why not make the most out of every moment and every opportunity by being more efficient and ambitious with your time? Why not set a clear path for your dream life, put these on pen to paper to turn those dreams into reality? Ok, does this all sound a bit too much? Bear with me and continue to read if you want to find out how I personally found a middle-ground on navigating myself from where I am – to where I want to be in 10 years…

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BEAUTY FASHION LIVING

MONTHLY FAVOURITES #37

June 26, 2017
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June has been a whirlwind for me personally. 10 days in Ibiza, wrapping up some big work projects before the summer, and suddenly getting to 6 months pregnant! The time has just flown by, but luckily we still have the height of the summer with July and August left, and I for one can´t wait. Here are some of my personal favourites from June…

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BEAUTY MATERNITY

THE ULTIMATE (PREGNANCY APPROVED) NATURAL BEAUTY CARE EDIT

June 23, 2017
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After a lot of requests, I am super excited to finally share with you my natural beauty care edit – where I have rounded up all the pregnancy approved beauty products and brands (the majority organic and natural) which I have been loving for the past 3-6 months (some even longer). As you will discover, there are lots of various different product types in here, so for ease sake, I have categorised everything for you, which will hopefully make it easier to digest. If you’re not pregnant and this blog post might not seem relevant at first; this is also an all-round beauty edit with all my favourite natural skin and hair care brands (not just specifically targeted for pregnancy), so you might just find it useful too!

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LIVING MATERNITY

BABY DIARIES #1 | FIRST & SECOND TRIMESTER (+ GENDER REVEAL!)

June 13, 2017
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So after checking in with you guys and hearing what you want to see and read more of here on the blog (via this survey) – it turns out that over half of the people who did respond, is very interested in maternity related content! So with that, I am going to give it a go. But for the other half who are not so keen; don´t fret, there will still be lots of fashion (turns out that is your number 1 category, according to the survey), beauty (number 2), interior (number 3) and travel + wellness (4 & 5). So let´s get to it, the first of my monthly Baby Diaries! I am 6 months pregnant already (I still can´t believe how fast it´s going) – so I have to play a bit of catch up in my first diary post. Below you can read all about my 1st trimester, moving into 2nd trimester, and towards the end, where I will be sharing the gender with you guys!  Continue Reading

BEAUTY FASHION LIVING

*CLOSED* SUMMER HAMPER GIVE-AWAY (3 PRIZES!)

June 4, 2017
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It´s this time around again, where I have gathered some amazing prizes and goodies for you guys to win! I usually I do one massive hamper to win – but this time I have 3 separate gift sets up for grabs – with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd price to win! With lots of skincare, beach wear and make-up (+ more) – there is a lot to win. And to enter is super simple…

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FOOD LIVING WELLNESS

HOW TO ADD SPICE TO YOUR BREAKFAST (QUITE LITERALLY)

May 28, 2017
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The other week, I had the pleasure of attending such a fun and inspiring foodie event, at the HelloFresh HQ in London. If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, it´s essentially a meal delivery service – offering only the freshest ingredients, with healthy recipes to follow, straight to your doorstep (pretty simple – but so genius). The event I attended was a super fun Spice Cooking class – where I had the pleasure of meeting with Patrick Drake, the co-founder of HelloFresh, as well as Sabrina Ghayour, the renowned British-Iranian Chef, food writer and author…  Continue Reading

BEAUTY FASHION LIVING

MONTHLY FAVOURITES #36

May 23, 2017
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Now that many of you are most likely in the loop in regards to my very exciting pregnancy news a few weeks ago – you might start to notice some small changes in my monthly favourites; from what beauty products I need (dehydrated and pigmented skin, anyone!?), and some changes in the fashion and lifestyle faves… This month is quite predominant with shoes, as it´s been the easiest thing I can still buy and which I know will (hopefully) continue to fit for the rest of the season, some must-have beauty essentials to tackle my ´new` skin, the perfect red dress for my upcoming holiday to Ibiza, and some more sparkly delights…

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LIVING MATERNITY WELLNESS

MY 5 FAVOURITE YOGA YOUTUBE CHANNELS

May 20, 2017
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My yoga obsession continues. I mean, I nearly feel like ´what was life before yoga´? It has helped me through so much emotionally, it has lengthened and strengthened my posture, made me appreciate and feel muscles and parts of my body I didn’t even know existed, and without sounding too over-the-top or cheesy – it has overall, made me into a better, more calm and grounded person. Don´t get me wrong, I am not claiming to be an expert in all things Yoga – far from it – I simply appreciate and love the feeling of practising when I can (in an ideal world, every morning or night).  Continue Reading

LIVING MATERNITY

BABY BUSH

May 12, 2017
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If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure you already know the news… But if you don’t, then I am so thrilled to announce that I am pregnant (big WOHOOO) – nearly 5 months in fact! Sorry that it’s taken a bit longer to announce it here on the blog. I waited a while on social media as well – as we were just so overjoyed and happy in having the most amazing and sacred secret to ourselves. At least for a little while. But now all my husband and I want to do, is scream it from the rooftops! To say we are immensely grateful, is an understatement. As the road for us to get there, was not plain sailing…

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INTERIOR LIVING

HOW A NEW SOFA BROUGHT LIFE INTO OUR CORNER SPACE

May 10, 2017
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I have been wanting a new sofa for our kitchen/lounge area, ever since we renovated and moved into our house back in February 2016. But the sofa we moved in with from our previous property, was such an easy option at first. Not to mention it was in a neutral dark grey (which perfectly matched our otherwise, neutral and grey colour palette), and the size was was the perfect fit for our corner space. So I left it. God knows I had enough on my plate, with the biggest renovation and decoration project to date! And then I kind of got used to it, as nothing was technically wrong with it. But after a while it just didn’t feel so fresh any longer, and the darker shade of grey, made the otherwise light and airy space much darker then it needed to be… So I decided to (finally) make a change. Click through for the transformation!

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LIVING

ASK ANNELI #1

May 7, 2017
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Hi guys! As promised, I have rounded up all my answers to your various questions throughout the month… You hear enough from me, so it´s time to hear from you and get all of your questions and queries out there! Read on for blogging tips, my personal story, go-to juicer, favourite bag, what camera I use, property buying tips, and lots more…  Continue Reading