Month: July 2014

5 EFFORTLESS HAIRDOS FOR THE BEACH

My hair is naturally wavy which is a blessing on holidays not so much the rest of the year when I’m after a sleeker look. Mila on the other hand, who incidentally told me that… she wanted to have “Live to sing” tattooed in her arm and change her hair to have it option1) dyed in blue or option 2) have it long on one side and shaved on the other side (she is 9…)…has perfect beach hair.As perfect and beautiful her hair is, between salt, sun, wind, it gets tangled easily so here are 5 of my favourite and effortless hairdos for the beach to keep yours and your daughter’s hair under control If you misssed it, check out my post about 5 messy buns here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

KIN CAFE | LONDON

If you are after a great little café in West London that provides fresh, honest, healthy food, check out KIN. They have gorgeous, fresh salads and lucky me, they also have great gluten-free options.

2 weeks healthy challenge: Update 1

Shortly after writing about this creative challenge, we left to go on holidays in our house in France (featured below in Côté Ouest magazine) and the first week, I really didn’t feel like sitting in front of a computer which I think is a good sign. Instead I focused on eating clean, giving up coke zero and not dieting but changing my whole lifestyle and eating habits… As per my beach checklist + yoga download post here, I was planning to do Jason Vale’s 7 days juicing plan but the recipes didn’t really work for my Nutribullet (which blends not juices) so I switched challenged to have a daily green smoothie and focused on eating things that do not come out of a packets. When you shop for food at the supermarket with this in mind, you will see that you end up buying a lot of fruits and vegetables.How is this going so far?*Coke zeroI’m on week 4 of giving up Coke Zero which was before, a daily sugar fix (watch Hungry for change documentary on Netflix if …

BODIE and FOU Creative Challenge: Are you in?

This image has inspired me for a long time… and dipping our natural basket into white paint has been on my list of Little Creative Projects too for a while so I’m going to take a couple to France to try this out.In the meantime, I thought it would be great fun to do a little, creative challenge together. Are you in? To participate:1/ Just do something creative, inspiring and beautiful with your natural basket …paint it, style it, revamp it, whatever inspires you…2/ Then post your image on Instagram with hashtag #bodieandfouchallenge so I can see them while I’m away in France3/ Email me a photo at [email protected] When I’m back, we will select 5 winners and not only we will refund the winners the cost of the basket (providing you bought it from us, of course!) but we will also send you the print of your choice from the BODIE and FOU Collection.Competition will end on 31/07/2014 to give ou plenty of time to do something really nice// Photography: Via Credits: TBCSharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s …

MY BEACH CHECKLIST + YOGA DOWNLOAD

We are heading to our holiday home in France on Friday evening and I’m seriously counting the days!The #bodieandfourenovations are going well (see Instagram) but we took… the chimney breasts off the ground  floor, first and second floor yesterday and the dust is getting a bit too much. Our house has holes everywhere and I’m officially living in a big piece of Gruyere now. Here is a list of the things I always pack when heading to the beach. I think I’m pretty low-maintenance when it comes to packing as I always use my time at the beach to slow down, eat well, work out and generally keeping things simple. Anything else missing from my list is because they can be obtained easily from any local supermaket BEACH CHECK LISTAccessories– Sunglasses (I’m selling a brand new pair of Chanel sunglasses here).– Straw hat. We always leave heaps of straw hats in our French home and I usually get them from the local market.– Iphone + EU plug + battery charger + USB cable + spare adaptor UK to EU– Camera + battery charger + USB cable– Cotton Beach bag (large & …

WHITES 09 | 2014

Mila’s room is now painted and today we will start moving things upstairs…I’m super excited! You can follow our home renovations on Instagram #bodieandfourenovationsBut first thing first! Bike ride to chiswick to have breakfast. Have a fab day! You may love WHITES 07, WHITES 06, WHITES 05…1. White ceramic bowls 2. Bike Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

5 messy hair buns I love + health stuff

We are off to a wedding in Shepperton this weekend and if anyone has some good tips on how to achieve a cool messy hair bun like this, by all means, send them my way ;-) On the health/food front, I’m very pleased to say that I’ve achieved my fifth day without…