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    Healthy Breakfast Ideas. A 7 Day Inspiration Guide.

    Hey! How did those first few days of January go by for you? No doubt you’ve been on the health kick wagon just like me, armed with good intentions and enough resolutions to go into a battle with? I hope your January journey is going well.   My resolution, like so many others this year is to continue to get into the best shape I have been in for a long time, and that all starts firstly with a positive mindset followed closely by diet and finally exercise. What better way to start your day than with a healthy breakfast option that’s going to set you up for the day…

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    Cauliflower and Chestnut Soup.

      Soup season has officially arrived, and I don’t know about you, but the nights drawing in coupled with my crisp breath in the frosty air, there is nothing more welcome than a warming bowl of soup when I get home at the end of the day. Soup is one of those wondrous things, that gives you the ability to produce something out of almost anything that’s left in your fridge. This happened to me last week, after the Christmas rush and mad panic of trying to get everything done before my boys break up from school left me with little time to shop for the groceries. Frugality inspires me……

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    Insalata Siciliana

    When the weather gets warmer, the last thing I want to do is sit down to a hot meal, let alone drag myself into the kitchen to cook. No, these things should be saved and relished for the Winter months. Summer weather calls for all things alfresco, and I can’t get enough of this Insalata Siciliana. Simply put, it’s a Sicilian Salad at its finest. I was recently gifted the most exquisite cookbook by my husband. How bizarre I thought, upon receiving it, that Italy’s most illustrious fashion family have launched a cookbook?! I had no idea they were such big foodies as well as fashionistas. Talents know no bounds…

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    OOTD Diaries – Pixel Petals

    Floral dresses for Summer may not be groundbreaking news by definition but there’s definitely something to be said for flower inspired prints that scream I’m “Pixel Perfect” and by that I mean they’re so unbelievably vivid and bright that this ASOS Bandeau Dress fits the bill entirely. Today’s outfit, which was actually Tuesday’s (just got around to posting it now) was really a mistake. The sun can be very deceiving you know. Sunshine and eating outdoors in the UK, even more so! When will I learn? The first thing I’ll divulge is, I very nearly died of hypothermia, haaaaa. Seriously, it turns out that 18 degrees in the shade can…

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    Chickpea Corn Salad.

    My recipe for Chickpea Corn Salad is fully loaded with fresh ingredients and flavours that pack a punch. It’s brimming with seasonal produce and packed with texture, this is what summertime alfresco dreams are made of. This kind of chickpea corn salad makes for a delectable side dish to fish such as poached salmon as shown here. Or, if you are actively vegan or vegetarian then you can enjoy this salad entirely by itself, nothing else is required, apart from perhaps some crusty bread to mop up the delectable infused spiced oil from the bottom of the dish. Summertime dining for me should be about minimal effort with maximum delivery,…

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    OOTD Diaries – Peplums. I’m Cutting New Shapes.

    Todays OOTD. In case you didn’t know, I’m an inverted triangle. Yep, you heard me right, I’m top heavy and skinny legged. What’s your body shape? Being an inverted triangle can be a little tricky to dress to say the least. Dresses are a freakin’ nightmare, bikinis and anything that fasten at the front (from blazers to shirts) are generally off-limits, because you know as a general rule of thumb if they fit around the bust, you’re gonna look like a sack of spuds everywhere else! Knowing your body shape is vital. If you want to make the best of what your mama gave you, then you need to know…

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    OOTD Diaries – Pastel Peaches & Denim

    Todays OOTD. I’m totally embracing this season’s pastel vibes, and I’ve been waiting patiently for the English Summer to get here. I swear, despite my Czech heritage, I was made for warmer climates… and so, even though the weather finally got the memo, 23 degrees can still require some layering! Particularly for early morning outings and sunset strolls. It just so happens that today I’m feeling a soft pastel hue that’s sugary peach. Pastels are a timeless trend and relatively easy to style. I’m not one for a denim jacket paired with a dress per say, but this peachy number seemed destined somehow for something with a more casual vibe.…

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    OOTD Diaries – Back to the Fuschia

    Todays OOTD. The sun is back and I couldn’t be happier. So it only seems appropriate that I applaud mother nature on her efforts to bring some real sunshine to the UK and wear something with a POP! of colour. Namely, Fuschia. How long it will last for, nobody knows, but for now I’m going to make hay whilst the sun shines. There’s something about fuschia on white that I adore, it has such a whimsical summer feeling about it and instantly I feel a brighter, happier person. I purchased this knot drape top earlier this year for my trip to Crete and the good news is it’s still available on…

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    Roast Tomato Goat Cheese Tart.

    Are you constantly on the go like me? Ditch that store bought, ready made, I can’t be bothered to cook attitude because this recipe for my Roast Tomato Goat Cheese Tart is just about as easy as it gets to make. TBH, you don’t even have to have an amazing set of cooking skills in order to achieve this high end “I spent hours slaving away” recipe. Yes, really, it’s that simple. If you’re going to invest some time in your kitchen cooking something, then make it count. I’m a real devotee of BIG, bold flavours. No matter how simple what I’m cooking is, I want something that’s going to…

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    OOTD Diaries – Back to Black.

    Todays OOTD. It’s grey and miserable and I’m begging for the sun to come out… that’s wishful thinking, so I’m channeling my inner sporty vibe today since floaty florals are out! Seriously, when is Summer going to get here? I’m loving this new Fred Perry Amy Winehouse collection, the chequerboard polo knit top has a beautiful waffle texture and fits perfectly. Based on Amy’s original designs for the designer brand Fred Perry, it’s a collab well worth a look at, not to mention bringing back a sense of serious nostalgia. I’ve teamed it with some Stradivarius leggings since the green and white stripes pull in the white lines from polo…