Lifestyle

A glimpse into my community in Koh Phangan

July 5, 2017

This beach has been the setting for so many beautiful moments of love and connectivity. Video footage courtesy of Arthur Moore.

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Volunteering in Thailand – Samma Karuna Healing, Awakening and Yoga School

May 12, 2016
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For the past couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering at Samma Karuna School of Healing & Awakening, located on Had Cha Pao beach, Koh Phangan. With the energy exchange of 4 hours work a day, 6 days a week, I am able to participate in the school’s full Healing and Awakening programme, [...]

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14 Things I learned living in ‘conscious community’

March 1, 2016
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1. I’ve learned that wherever you go, there you are. No truer words have been spoken, there’s simply no escaping yourself. I naively thought that community living could be the answer to my problems, might soothe the lifelong solitude in my soul, but was rapidly disavowed of this notion. 2. In a similar vein, I’ve [...]

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Baking is officially sexy

March 30, 2015
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A selection of the bread I made on Ma Baker’s course   Review of the Indytute Bread Making Course, London SW6 Several years ago, the launch of the TV series The Great British Bake Off changed us forever. Almost overnight we became a nation obsessed with baking, for pleasure, for competition, for showing off to [...]

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Fridja Clothes Steamer – Worth the splurge?

May 28, 2014
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Ironing is one of those jobs that I really feel life is too short for. I absolutely hate it and often turn up to work a little more creased than is perhaps polite. Fortunately, there is usually a professional clothes steamer at work, so it only takes a minute to get myself looking respectable again. [...]

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Ethical Clothing Adventures in Bangladesh with Rebecca Pearson

April 11, 2014
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Last November, I had the insanely exciting opportunity of travelling to Bangladesh with my favourite fashion label, People Tree. They are leaders in the field of ethically made clothing, and a large amount of their cotton is organic, also – so they’re are undertaking two mind-boggling huge tasks at once. 

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Casa Mosquito, Rio a chic, boutique stay if you’re Brazil bound for the World Cup

April 1, 2014
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Rio de Janeiro is on everyone’s lips this year. Host to the 2014 World Cup and the next Olympics, the global media is watching in earnest as the city cleans up its act in preparation for the sporting calendar’s most widely-viewed events. Rio is the 2nd largest city in Brazil, with a heralded reputation as [...]

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Manuka Life Yoga Wear

March 18, 2014
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I ought to start out this blog post by admitting something: I never before wore glam clothes to exercise. I’ve had the same shorts I bought in the sale for £3 in JD sports (which have mesh pants sewn inside: a feature I seem to love showing to people) and a few baggy t-shirts I [...]

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My LUX* Adventure Part 5 – Day of the Dolphins!

March 6, 2014
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Islands such as Mauritius have always been seen as strategically important to invading nations, in order to gain control of the highly lucrative trade in spices, sugar and minerals. However these days, over 70% of the island’s economy comes from tourism, and with its miles of stunning unspoiled beaches and emerald waters it’s easy to [...]

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The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible – Review

February 5, 2014
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By Rebecca Pearson Hello TTAB readers! I’m Rebecca, a new contributor to the blog, so here is a little bit about me: I’ve modelled for 13 years, so it’s fair to say I know a lot about cosmetics. A big part of a model’s job is to take care of their appearance, and I obviously [...]

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How to live like a local in Paris (While you still can..)

December 14, 2013
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Last weekend I spent a wonderful 3 days in Paris with my good friend Melissa. We enjoyed an entirely hassle-free journey across the Channel on Friday afternoon on the Eurostar, easily managing to quaff a bottle of pink champagne in the process, then took a short taxi ride to Montmartre. Our mission: to live like [...]

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Winter’s here – Moccis to the rescue!

December 5, 2013
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I’d say it’s a Universal truth that girls have perpetually cold feet in Winter. At home, slippers are an obvious solution, however they’re not that comfy when your feet are tucked up underneath you on the couch. Moccis on the other hand, most definitely are! Made in Sweden using traditional craftsmanship in a factory that [...]

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The Family Cafe – Donation based, social eating

November 8, 2013
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This post is one big plug, pure and simple. My good friend Marsha Smith is a single Mum to an amazing little girl, and an all-round superwoman. Despite some time on income support and job seekers allowance, Marsha and and her daughter always ate very well, and she had an uncanny ability to be an amazing [...]

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Saviour Snacks

October 31, 2013
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Some of you will know that I’m a few months in to a fitness regime with a personal trainer. Now that I’m gradually starting to feel fitter and the exercise sessions are feeling more enjoyable, I really need to focus on my diet if I’m to see any noticeable change in my weight and body [...]

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Seven Health Guest Post – Fat vs Thin

October 13, 2013
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In our society being thin is seen as the pinnacle of health. If you are thin you are hard-working, disciplined and you care about your body. You have created something you should be proud of. Being fat is the antithesis of thin. If you are fat you are lazy, weak willed and don’t have respect [...]

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Ted Baker feature for In London Magazine

September 29, 2013
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Thought I’d repost this Ted Baker feature I worked on for In London magazine recently. Hair, make up and grooming all by me.

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Interview with a Renegade Nutritionist – Chris Sandel

September 23, 2013
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Today I want to share an interview I did with nutritionist Chris Sandel. I met Chris a couple of years ago through mutual friends and was very interested to find out more about his company 7 Health (http://www.seven-health.com/). What I find refreshing about Chris is his take on nutrition differs so much to what you [...]

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