How is it nearly March already? 2017 is going far too quick for my liking (although I´m loving the sudden burst of the warmer, spring weather). Needless to say, I am still firmly rooted within my darker and more tonal colour palette, but I am getting pretty excited for all the fresh colours that are hitting the stores! But for now, here are the classic (and tonal) pieces that I am loving, as well my latest beauty must-have´s, and other favourite trinkets…
Hands up if your skin has been all over the place recently, dehydrated and lacklustre? I am pretty sure you’re not alone on this. The months leading up to Christmas was indulgent and hectic, and January and February has seen interchangeable weather conditions, with minus degrees, rain, harsh winds and drying indoor heating… In other words, no wonder our skin is crying for some help. It‘s thirsty! You might also find you´re suffering from dehydrated and tired skin, due to lack of sleep, your diet, or internal hormonal imbalances (or just a bit of everything) – whatever it is, the good news is you can reverse it and get it back to where it was. Fast track it today with these 5 simple beauty tips, to regain that subtle, smooth skin, and happy body…
My immune system is pretty solid and I seldom get ill. I think the last time I had a cold or a flu was well over a year ago, and then it was only that one time (sorry if I´m sounding super annoying right now). But I swear it´s because of my diet and the level of immune-boosting ingredients that´s in my daily diet, such as citrus fruits, tons of ginger and daily doses of turmeric… For the past few months, I have religiously been drinking this daily morning tonic, and I swear, not only have I not picked up any bugs or germs; my energy levels are so much better – which is pretty ideal during the darker winter months…
There has been so much about Superfoods these past few years; but what really are they? Technically, they´re described as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. Many might assume that superfoods are rare, exotic, expensive and found in specialist shops. But superfoods are (luckily for us) all around us – and can even be found in your local corner shop or supermarket! Here are 6 of the top ones, shared by Nutritionist and Chef, Juliette Bryant.
I mean, where has this month gone? In my last post, I was talking about how I have personally been easing into 2017 more gently and with ease. And I am planning on continuing to do so in the coming months! Gone are the days of constant stress an worrying; I am genuinely taking it so much slower than ever (and my body and mind is loving it). …and here are some other bits I have been loving this past month!
It´s no secret that a healthy mind and body increases the length and quality of life, helping us along the road to success and ultimately bringing more meaning and joy to our lives… With over half our lives spent at work, the challenges to living a healthy happy life are many. With the ever growing pressure of deadlines, an overload of information from all angles, not to mention the constant strive for perfection; are all factors which can quickly lead to stress and anxiety – all of which will in turn affect our productivity, especially at our workplace. Meals are far too often rushed and eaten on the go, or not at all, which also affects our energy levels. It all becomes this endless, vicious circle; and with too many of us being so time poor, how can we even begin to find a healthy balance?
Anything which reminds me of typically Scandinavian winter flavours – with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger – combined with Coconut (one of my favourite foods) – has got my mouth watering in an instant. And when it´s healthy too? Well, it´s pretty much a winner in my eyes. Hence why I just had to share with you one of my go-to sweet dishes during winter, with this delicious Apple & Coconut Crumble. I am obsessed, and hope you will be too.
To all my lovely readers. Some of which have been with me since day one, been following me for a few years, or even newbies in 2016. To ALL of you – THANK YOU so much for popping by every now and again to read my blog. It all started off as an innocent hobby well over 5 years ago, and I am so fortunate for it developing into my full-time job – all thanks to your dedicated, loyal support and encouragement…
December. Officially the most cozy month of the year (FACT). Needless to say, there has been a slight overload in consumption this month; with presents galore, and grabbing some good bargains during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales + some early discount have already started (can you believe that Net-a-Porter has 50% on?! Go go go). Anyways, back to the point of this post… My favourites throughout the month!
It’s the 3rd December, and the countdown has officially begun until Christmas (aka the BEST time of the year). I am super festive at the moment, and totally lapping up the freezing cold weather, morning frost, festive food and christmas shopping. I tend to do a lot of my Christmas shopping online (the one thing I don’t love about this time of year, is the hectic shops!), and have already been rounding up my fair of share of presents for family and friends over the net. If you haven’t already started buying your pressies yet, or you’re still in need of some more gift ideas for your loved ones – I’ve collated all my go-to buys; from the ultimate gift sets, favourite perfumes and scented candles, jewellery, quirky interior additions, and other must-have fashion and beauty buys – for this year’s annual Christmas 2016 Gift Guide.
…So it´s Friday. But not just any old´Friday. It´s THE Friday: Black Friday. The biggest shopping day of the year; for good reason. The discounts are crazy! But instead of sifting through and searching for all the sales yourself; I´ve laid them all out for you in this blog post (categorised and all) – with all my personal favourites.
There´s no denying it – I am not a natural runner. I feel like some people were born to do running, and others, not so much (pounding the treadmills have never really been my “thing”). Until last summer, when I was going through quite a tough and mentally stressful period in my life, and completely on the spur of the moment, I jumped into my running trainers, and off I went. And I didn’t stop, I didn’t look back – and not only did it get me through that particularly difficult time in my life – it completely transformed the way I feel about running.
Anyone else feeling super festive? I know I am. I love November as its the first month where you can actually start thinking and preparing for the festive season (which naturally makes me very happy). It´s a nice chill in the air, and I am loving getting my winter wardrobe in check, switching my skincare for the colder months, and aquiring some essential additions for the coming months… Here are this month´s favourites.
One of my favourite things to do when I go to L.A, and which has somewhat become the perfect ritual and remedy to beat the jet lag every time we go – is embracing the workout scene here. Wanting to be healthy in L.A is not difficult; with a juice bar on every corner, new healthy brunch shacks opening on a weekly basis, the hills to hike in, the beaches to run on, the great weather… Not to mention the majority rocking a killer bod with that effortless Cali glow. Anyways, here is my top round up of where I love to hike, which fitness classes are absolute must´s to try out, my go-to healthy eateries and juice bars. Enjoy!
I was born in the suburbs just outside Oslo in Norway. Growing up in a relatively rural, secluded and residential area, with weekends spent at our log cabin up in the mountains and the majority of the summer at our house by the fjords – I have always been very close to nature. Ironically, it was what made me want to escape when I turned 18, and I went on living in Australia, travelling Asia and studying in Barcelona. Following this, I chose to live in London – where I have stayed ever since. There is something about a big city that really excites me; I love the unexpected, the bustle, the constant life and ever changing environment. But having lived abroad and across several big cities for over 12 years – the need to move closer back to nature, has been more important than ever.
One of the many things I love about the changing of the seasons, is the switch up with food – particularly when it comes to breakfast (my favourite meal of the day). During the warmer months, I tend to eat pretty simply; boiled or poached eggs with avocado, a creamy smoothie, a bowl of homemade cereal… But come autumn and winter, all I´m craving is big bowl of warming and comforting porridge.
Who doesn’t like a bit of comfort food every now and again? Especially in the form of good old´Mac & Cheese… But why not make it healthy and guilt-free, yet taste just as good (I promise!). And when my husband approves (who is the first to snub his nose up to anything overtly healthy or “clean”) – I knew it was a winner. I hope you love it too.