I hope you are all well and had a fantastic Easter? I actually completely switched off over the bank holiday weekend which was super nice and mega unusual for me! Total relaxation!
After a busy start to the year Nicky & I had our first holiday of 2016 in March! We went to Courchevel for a weeks skiing. It was absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have asked for better weather or snow conditions! Perfect sunshine and powdered pistes! Heaven!
I got to wear my new Goldberg Ski pants too….! Accessorising with my classic Missoni Scarf!
Goldbergh Paris ski pants available from Winternational and cost £179
After lots of wine, potatoes and cheese in the mountains, and of course Easter eggs!, I have started a detox this week. A spring clean if you like! I have completely cut out gluten, dairy, alcohol, legumes, caffeine and processed foods from my diet. To be honest i’m pretty healthy anyway so i’m not finding it too difficult. The only thing that I did notice was a terrible headache for the first couple of days. On day one I was pretty hungry too, fancying all of the things that I couldn’t have but now that has past and I feel quite good. I will try to be as strict as possible but may allow myself a treat or two at the weekend! I kind of like to live like that, the whole 80/20 thing. Be good 80% of the time and treat yourself 20% of the time, so be healthy during the week and have a little bit of what you fancy on the weekends! (within reason!) Because i take so much toxic medication for the Lupus I am conscious of staying healthy with what I put inside my body, my fuel.
To help kick start my day I have been making my own smoothies with my new Oster Versa performannce blender! Its fabulous, you can make spreads, smoothies, juices and hot soups! Yep, put the cold vegetables in and within 5 minutes you have hot soup ready to eat! Amazing! Its such a great way to ensure that you are getting all of your vitamins in a healthy drink or meal.
The Oster Versa Performance Blender is available at Amazon for £349.99
We recently had a new picture framed to hang in our hallway. Its a wonderful oil paint illustration by the super talented Poppy Waddilove. I gave the painting to Nicky as a Christmas present. He was blown away by it and totally loved it! You can see that it captures us both so well. There is so much movement and life in the image, so special to have a commissioned piece to treasure forever. The colours and energy used are fabulous. Poppy illustrates runway shows, lookbooks and much more. Poppy’s artwork has been featured in The Edit on Net a Porter and Grazia magazine! One to watch for sure!
You must check out her website, www.poppywaddilove.com, and instagram…. @poppywaddilove . Its such a beautiful idea for a birthday gift to a loved one!
Looking fab framed on our wall!
A close up so that you can see the colours and movement lines – we love it!
Thats all from me, i’m off to continue sketching SS17 ideas – I know scary that we work so far ahead in the fashion industry!! Craziness!
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather that we are having right now.
Big love, speak soon,