A RETURN TO LONDON AND MY THOUGHTS FOLLOWING THE NET-A-PORTER & NIKE 7-DAY BODY REBOOT

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I’m back from New York. I landed this morning and am feeling a little tired following the overnight flight, which is never quite long enough to sleep properly. What a trip – shows, events and catching up with everyone new and old that I love in the city.

 
Having completed almost the entire Net-A-Porter x Nike 7 Day Body Reboot (my flight got in the way of seeing the 7 days through to the end), I landed in New York feeling somewhat different. Ordinarily when reaching New York, a city I visit several times a year, I head straight for one of my favourite restaurants to meet friends and have a hearty all American meal. This time I felt I just couldn’t. Not in a way that was restricting, just that I felt so good about my energy levels and tighter body that I simply didn’t want to throw away my good work

 

I continued to follow Joslyn Thompson’s workout plan during my 6 days in NY; the workouts didn’t require an enormous amount of equipment, so I bought inexpensive weights, a mat and band to continue where I left off in London – as the workouts are under 20 minutes a day, it was easy to find time to complete any one of the routines each morning

 

Eating was a little trickier; restaurants and eating on the move between shows meant I couldn’t follow Rose Ferguson’s plan as I had been in London, but I did avoid cakes and all other sweet things that I would perhaps have reached for when I needed a little energy boost – I had almonds and an apple instead.

 

Now I am back I shall be ordering the same foods that I had bought at the beginning of my Net-A-Porter 7 Day Body Reboot and starting all over again, let’s hope with London Fashion Week fast approaching I can stick to the plan with more ease being in my own city and waking in my own bed each morning…

 

 

The full workout and eating plan can be found at

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ERNO LASZLO INSTITUTE – AN EXTREMELY ADVANCED FACIAL WITH EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

 

I needed to escape the heat! New York is 30oC and so incredibly sticky that it’s uncomfortable to be outside. My face felt so clogged due to the make-up combined with the heat and dirt from the streets of this bustling city

 

I spoke to girlfriends who live in New York and told them I needed to find a quiet haven to have a super advanced facial, one that would ensure in one session my skin would be clear, radiant and glowing, ready for the Carine Roitfeld party at the Plaza that evening

 

Erno Laszlo Institute was the reply from so many

 

I stepped into the West Broadway located Institute expecting just another wonderful clinic, but instead I got an altogether more overwhelming experience.

 

The Erno Laszlo Institute is a space of magnificence, science and calm. The therapists are all highly trained, this becomes obvious within a moment or two of speaking with them during the initial consultation

 

There was so much to look at, but nothing was too much. Images of Hollywood greats lined the walls, the women who trusted nobody else but Erno Laszlo to touch their faces; Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and in addition the one nobody could forget, Jackie Kennedy

 

With a beautiful, but technical, oxygen chamber, sleek therapy rooms and Erno Laszlo products in strikingly designed refrigerators on the floors of this magnificent space, you know you are somewhere very special

 

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My treatment was a facial that my therapist instinctively knew I should have upon first sight of my skin. A deep exfoliation, microdermabrasion, steam, mask, it was everything my skin could have needed and although it sounds as though a lot happened (well, it did), my skin was left looking so fresh, so young and I left feeling so confident that in the middle of fashion week, in the middle of chic Soho, I walked down the streets without a spot of make-up on my face. This, for someone who is in their mid-thirties and conscious of always looking at their most presentable, was extraordinary

 

My wish is that an Erno Laszlo Institute would open in London, but for those fortunate enough to be in New York city now or anytime in the future, this is a skin experience that will change the way you view beauty treatments forever

 

 

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PRIV you are making this trip so incredible. Interrupted fashion madness to train, 45 minutes of resistance (couldn’t bear to get too hot, it’s already 90 out here), booked one of @gopriv trainers an hour ago through the app & it was done. PRIV app – hair, massage, trainers, yoga, mani/pedi, make-up – all wherever you want them to be (stay tuned – London launch late 2014) #PRIVit #training #nyfw #workout #resistancetraining #yoga #running #nikefree #nike

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER PAIR OF MANOLOS…

 

Staying with a friend who is a fashion designer means her showroom space downstairs is filled with clothing and more importantly a room of archive and current collection Manolo Blahnik’s! Shoe heaven…

 

 

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NET-A-PORTER & NIKE 7 DAY BODY REBOOT

 

The one that took a while to master… The Scorpion Plank.

 

As part of the 7-day workout devised by Nike master trainer Joslyn Thompson, simple effective training combined with a nutrition plan by Rose Ferguson has taken me to a whole new level of everyday wellbeing.

 

I am, and have been for some time, considerate about what I put into my body and train regularly to ensure I’m at a healthy weight and am energised, but what I noticed about the 7 Day Body Reboot was that by following an eating plan down to the last chia seed (well, almost) I realised my sugar intake from my regular diet was in fact far too high. I feel more alive, less sluggish and actually enjoy working out more because of this new way of eating.

 

I am leaving for New York tomorrow, so this will be my last day of full training – I shall be doing all I can while away to stick to the eating plan though, I’m sure with the focus on fashion week I will be keeping a closer eye on my eating habits and doing everything I can to steer clear of the dreaded sugar

 

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NET-A-PORTER + NIKE 7-DAY REBOOT. DAY 5

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My Net-A-Porter and Nike 7-Day Reboot continues, I’m feeling stronger, lighter and with far more energy than usual. I’m fit, but this has changed so much for me in that I can see where I was going wrong in what I ate and am using muscles that I wouldn’t ordinarily use.

 

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The full plan can be viewed at NET-A-PORTER.COM

 

Two days to go…

 

 

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