INSPIRATION – FLOWERS

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I recently attended a lunch at the Connaught Hotel hosted by jewellery designer Sarah Besnainou of Etername. The centrepieces were among the prettiest I had ever seen, with flowers cascading from fallen glass bottles.

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PURIFYNE JUICE DETOX

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With more and more juice cleanse companies launching, there are a certain few who have been mastering the art of perfectly balanced juice detoxes for years; one such company is Purifyne.

Set with a 5 day plan ahead of me and the aim to lose a pound or two as spring approaches, I threw myself into the temporary pure and shockingly clean living lifestyle which consisted of a daily morning run and nothing but juices to satisfy my hunger throughout the day.

Purifyne is such a complete cleanse that you seldom feel hungry, although I have to admit to wishing I could have a little grilled salmon as the evening approached.

Proud of myself for not succumbing to the tempting food that was sitting in my fridge for the week, my body felt energized, lighter and well and truly detoxed by the end of the 5 days.

 

WWW.PURIFYNE.COM

 

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GIVENCHY – WEDDING RECEPTION

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This elegant Givenchy dress could certainly be worn as an alternative wedding dress, such is the beauty of the detailing and low back – or as the perfect entrance piece for the evening reception.

GIVENCHY DRESS AT BROWNS

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INTRODUCING THE WEDDING EDITOR…

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With my own wedding to plan for 2014, I searched for wedding style inspiration online and in bridal magazines, but with my personal tastes and that of my friends, there were only certain features within the available media that truly appealed.

With 10 years experience working in the fashion industry as a stylist and journalist, I wanted to bring all of my personal wedding style choices to one place, and so TheWeddingEditor was born.

My wedding style consultancy launched in spring of this year and I have been working with brides to select the perfect looks for their wedding; from the engagement party, to the wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, going-away outfit and honeymoon wardrobe.

I hope these pages inspire you and if you would like to be in touch, please see the CONTACT page.

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I LOVE MY MOMENT – THE CHICEST SCARVES TO USE AS A BREASTFEEDING COVER UP

 

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Not being a floral, pretty pattern girl, I needed to find a scarf that was not strictly a breastfeeding cover-up, but that would work in such a capacity when I wished to breastfeed in public following Astor’s birth.

 

Surprisingly, it was a rather tricky task to find a scarf designer that had vibrant, fashion forward prints and whose scarves were large enough in size to fully cover Astor and wrap around the body, while still remaining chic.

 

I Love My Moment not only provided the perfect name for a scarf I wished to use while breastfeeding my newborn, but was created from the softest of fabrics and came in such original designs that I knew I would use the scarves long after Astor had been weaned.

 

Since my first I Love My Moment scarf, I have not only bought more exquisite designs for myself, but have introduced the brand to both expecting and nowhere-near-expecting friends who have fallen in love with what I consider to be the ultimate label for chic, classic, cool collections…

 

WWW.MOMENTBYMOMENT.NL

 

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ADEN+ANAIS – MEETING CO-FOUNDER RAEGAN MOYA JONES AT HARRODS

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Loved by celebrities and every mummy I know, Aden+Anais is the original – and by far the best quality – collection of specialized muslin swaddles, blankets, bibs and so many more items to see you through the first years of your baby’s life.

 

I myself have used nothing else since Astor was born; the quality and design of the muslin’s have seen me through breastfeeding, weaning and now the introduction of the most messy of foods that Astor is attempting to eat himself (letting Astor loose with a spoonful of food is never a clean affair!)

 

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of Aden+Anais, Raegan Moya-Jones, and to say she was inspirational would be an enormous understatement.

 

Meeting at the Aden+Anais space within Harrods, I saw first hand the passion and dedication this mother of four has for her ‘fifth baby’ and a whole new level of respect and love was born for the brand.

 

Fortunately Astor is still just a baby, so I have many years with Aden+Anais ahead of me…

 

WWW.ADENANDANAIS.COM

 

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'4TH TRIMESTER HEALING HOUR' – MASSAGE DEVELOPED BY MAMA MIO

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Throughout my pregnancy, two things I relied on frequently were products by Mama Mio and treatments at Urban Retreat in Harrods, so I couldn’t have been more delighted when news reached me that a massage for the ‘4th Trimester’ had been developed by the clever team at Mama Mio and was available at this luxurious location.

Available at many spas throughout the UK, I chose to experience this most heavenly of treatments when needing to unwind, be thoroughly pampered and to be honest, spend an hour not having to speak to anyone!

Up to four months after delivery, your body still behaves as though it is pregnant, so just as you would have throughout pregnancy, it is still necessary to take incredibly good care of your body and mind at this tender stage following childbirth.

The 4th Trimester Healing Hour is a full body massage which helps to realign and restore your body, using the natural, effective creams that have made Mama Mio the ultimate skincare for pre and post baby.

WWW.MAMAMIO.COM

WWW.URBANRETREAT.CO.UK

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‘4TH TRIMESTER HEALING HOUR’ – MASSAGE DEVELOPED BY MAMA MIO

body-cream

 

Throughout my pregnancy, two things I relied on frequently were products by Mama Mio and treatments at Urban Retreat in Harrods, so I couldn’t have been more delighted when news reached me that a massage for the ‘4th Trimester’ had been developed by the clever team at Mama Mio and was available at this luxurious location.

Available at many spas throughout the UK, I chose to experience this most heavenly of treatments when needing to unwind, be thoroughly pampered and to be honest, spend an hour not having to speak to anyone!

Up to four months after delivery, your body still behaves as though it is pregnant, so just as you would have throughout pregnancy, it is still necessary to take incredibly good care of your body and mind at this tender stage following childbirth.

The 4th Trimester Healing Hour is a full body massage which helps to realign and restore your body, using the natural, effective creams that have made Mama Mio the ultimate skincare for pre and post baby.

WWW.MAMAMIO.COM

WWW.URBANRETREAT.CO.UK

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ZEF – BONTON – CARAMEL BABY & CHILD

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Now that Astor is a little older, choosing outfits for him has become my daily love; he has a strong personality, so I have organically found a style to suit him having been guided through his own character.

 

Whereas he was a very delicately dressed baby, he is a healthy, larger than average 9 month old, so more rugged styles tend to suit his frame and adventurous spirit…

 

JACKET – BONTON

SWEATER – ZEF

LEGGINGS – CARAMEL BABY & CHILD

 

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BARRETONED – POST-BABY WORKOUT TO STRENGTHEN THE CORE

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There was only so long before I found myself at one of the ballet inspired classes that have become the talking point for so many fitness aficionados I have encountered of late. I spoke with several impossibly toned friends who had long been attending said classes and it was recommended that I book myself into BARREtoned, a haven for those wishing to strengthen their core, improve posture and transform their bodies a la Ms Paltrow.

Throughout my inaugural class, I watched the more seasoned BARREtoned regulars shaping their bodies into  the required angles, while performing the most minimal of movements to perfect the positions. I, however, quickly came to realise that supple was not my leading strength when it comes to fitness (something I am determined to change with further classes!)

My tutor for the morning was one of the co-founders; an American who had obviously been conditioned the American way, meaning anything less than 100% in her class just was not going to be an option. Rather than barking, she encouraged and then aided my posture throughout the class, something that I was grateful for as this was to make the difference between slight toning or obvious results.

The class pushes you to within an inch of quitting (at least for first timers such as myself), then allows recovery through expert stretching techniques; another plus for the body, but for me, also necessary to perform the next harder-than-it-looks position.

I hadn’t expected the BARREtoned class to be something I would want to participate in again, believing I found faced-paced high octane exercise more suited to my ever-active mind, but the enjoyment and satisfaction upon completing the class was something of a pleasant surprise.

My entire body was worked and I could feel the pull in every muscle hours later, but this is not to say I was in pain, I was just very aware that with further classes I would be on my way to complete body conditioning.

WWW.BARRETONED.COM

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