ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE – BABY COLLECTION

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Zadig et Voltaire was not an obvious choice for me as I always dress Astor in classic designs from more traditional designers, but when a girlfriend introduced me to their adorable baby bodysuits I couldn’t resist.

 

I can now spy a Zadig et Voltaire piece at 100 paces, such is the originality of their designs, not to mention the exceptional quality…

 

Unfortunately, such is the popularity of the Zadig et Voltaire collections, this absolutely divine heart bodysuit is completely sold out, but there are other very similar and equally gorgeous little pieces in stores and online!

 

WWW.ZADIG-ET-VOLTAIRE.COM

 

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DRAGONS OF WALTON STREET COLLABORATE WITH THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL – SUITE DREAMS NURSERY

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Having just (literally) returned from the Grosvenor House Hotel where Astor, the Swede and I spent a most memorable evening in one of their park facing suites, I am feeling somewhat deflated to be home!

The suite in question has been completely transformed and forms the luxurious setting for the Grosvenor House Hotel and Dragons of Walton Street collaboration, the Suite Dreams Nursery.

When travelling with Astor (as I do often), it can be somewhat cumbersome to pack every last eventuality for my lively eight month old; toys, his treasured blanket, food, changing necessities. With the Suite Dreams Nursery, everything has been taken care of down to the finest details – from the bottle warmer, video monitor, toys (including the most exquisite dolls house, an abundance of the softest bears and a child’s tea party all set for their arrival) to all bathing and changing needs.

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As parents, the Swede and I found that although we were still with Astor for the duration of our stay, we returned home feeling rested and relaxed due to the seamless organisation of Grosvenor House (a hotel I have always regarded so highly for its exceptional guest relations).

As for Astor, apart from effortlessly settling into his beautiful cot of classical design, he particularly enjoyed sampling the carefully considered food from the organic room service menu, designed specifically for little ones and delivered by a charming and cheery member of the ever-accommodating staff. A taste of things to come, as it were.

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With the excitement of the Royal Baby, many of us, parents or not, have turned their thoughts to all things baby related and I must say that with everything I have experienced thus far in 2013, this clever collaboration is the most memorable experience to date.

 

WWW.DRAGONSOFWALTONSTREET.COM

 

 

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KX GYM & SPA – LUXURIOUS SURROUNDINGS, PURE PAMPERING

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Being invited to spend a luxurious morning at KX gym and spa could not have come at a more perfect time; an intense week of work, combined with looking after my increasingly active 8 month old, meant I needed the time alone to workout and unwind.

KX is without question one of the most beautifully designed fitness and well-being spaces in London; the deep wood interior, spacious gym (which contained certain equipment so advanced that as a guest for the morning, I chose to avoid what could have been a most embarrassing spectacle) and exquisite spa gave my exhausted self the surroundings I needed to relax for a few precious hours.

The highlight, not only of my day, but easily of my year so far, was a 90 minute treatment in the serene KX Spa – a spa that, unbeknown to me for so many years, is open to non-members.

With this one pampering morning at KX, I had secured an appointment with a therapist that so many friends had recommended to me over the years. Far more than a therapist, Zenny is an energy healer, a well-being visionary and most of Hollywood have called on her at some point for one of her remarkable treatments.

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With Zenny’s energy healing present throughout the initial 60 minute expertly executed body massage, there can be no way to describe just what you feel during the treatment as it’s not a case of simply relaying the experience of a massage. For me, I moved through sensations of what I can only imagine levitation to feel like, to then being transported to a paradise island – yes, I appreciate that this may sound a little loopy, but if you experienced a session with Zenny, you would be finding your own paradise island to write about!

Following the massage, my face was given a workout with Zenny’s famed technique; I had long known of her remarkable reputation for temporarily transforming faces simply by the movement of her hands (a great treatment to have a few days prior to an important event) and upon seeing myself for the first time post-facial, my face had visibly lifted.

My last stop was the elegant members restaurant for a superb smoothie before heading back out onto the bustling streets of Knightsbridge and back to reality.

 

WWW.KXLIFE.CO.UK

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KX GYM & SPA – LUXURIOUS SURROUNDINGS, PURE PAMPERING

KX_spa_LR

 

Being invited to spend a luxurious morning at KX gym and spa could not have come at a more perfect time; an intense week of work, combined with looking after my increasingly active 8 month old, meant I needed the time alone to workout and unwind.

KX is without question one of the most beautifully designed fitness and well-being spaces in London; the deep wood interior, spacious gym (which contained certain equipment so advanced that as a guest for the morning, I chose to avoid what could have been a most embarrassing spectacle) and exquisite spa gave my exhausted self the surroundings I needed to relax for a few precious hours.

The highlight, not only of my day, but easily of my year so far, was a 90 minute treatment in the serene KX Spa – a spa that, unbeknown to me for so many years, is open to non-members.

With this one pampering morning at KX, I had secured an appointment with a therapist that so many friends had recommended to me over the years. Far more than a therapist, Zenny is an energy healer, a well-being visionary and most of Hollywood have called on her at some point for one of her remarkable treatments.

KX_massage_room_1_LR

With Zenny’s energy healing present throughout the initial 60 minute expertly executed body massage, there can be no way to describe just what you feel during the treatment as it’s not a case of simply relaying the experience of a massage. For me, I moved through sensations of what I can only imagine levitation to feel like, to then being transported to a paradise island – yes, I appreciate that this may sound a little loopy, but if you experienced a session with Zenny, you would be finding your own paradise island to write about!

Following the massage, my face was given a workout with Zenny’s famed technique; I had long known of her remarkable reputation for temporarily transforming faces simply by the movement of her hands (a great treatment to have a few days prior to an important event) and upon seeing myself for the first time post-facial, my face had visibly lifted.

My last stop was the elegant members restaurant for a superb smoothie before heading back out onto the bustling streets of Knightsbridge and back to reality.

 

WWW.KXLIFE.CO.UK

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PLENISH CLEANSE – THE ULTIMATE JUICE CLEANSE (THAT DOES NOT LEAVE YOU CRAVING CARBS & SUGAR AT THE END OF EACH DAY…)

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With summer very much here, thoughts of beach attire and tiny dresses will no doubt come to mind; they may have done so a month or two ago also, but with the awful weather, jackets would have stayed firmly on and these potentially frightening thoughts could be banished for another month.

 

Looking out of my window while writing for the past few days, I have seen lithe creatures strolling past with skin exposed and fresh pedicures on view; needless to say these sights made me, with just a kilo or two to go until I reach my perfect weight, realise I needed to take urgent action.

 

Diets are a no-go for me, I have never believed in a ‘diet’, only in eating healthily and exercising, so I was somewhat skeptical when the idea of a juice cleanse was again presented to me last week.

 

Having thoroughly (thoroughly) researched just which cleanse was not going to leave me exhausted, cranky and craving sugar by 8pm, it was clear that Plenish Cleanse would be the one to see my maiden foray into a full body detox.

 

With 6 large (500ml) juices to drink throughout the day – including one very filling ‘cashew milk’ concoction – there was no opportunity to feel unfulfilled, which I have heard can happen with some other juices cleanses. The ingredients of each juice are so well considered, that even for someone who really doesn’t like the taste of chilli, the ‘spicy lemonade’ juice – made in part with the hot little beasties – became the one I looked forward to the most each day (go figure!)

 

Now a few days into the cleanse and feeling brighter, lighter and a whole lot closer to exposing my own skin, I now see just why there have been so many positive reviews about Plenish…

 

WWW.PLENISHCLEANSE.COM

 

 

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PLENISH CLEANSE – THE ULTIMATE JUICE CLEANSE (THAT DOES NOT LEAVE YOU CRAVING CARBS & SUGAR AT THE END OF EACH DAY…)

PLENISH

With summer very much here, thoughts of beach attire and tiny dresses will no doubt come to mind; they may have done so a month or two ago also, but with the awful weather, jackets would have stayed firmly on and these potentially frightening thoughts could be banished for another month.

 

Looking out of my window while writing for the past few days, I have seen lithe creatures strolling past with skin exposed and fresh pedicures on view; needless to say these sights made me, with just a kilo or two to go until I reach my perfect weight, realise I needed to take urgent action.

 

Diets are a no-go for me, I have never believed in a ‘diet’, only in eating healthily and exercising, so I was somewhat skeptical when the idea of a juice cleanse was again presented to me last week.

 

Having thoroughly (thoroughly) researched just which cleanse was not going to leave me exhausted, cranky and craving sugar by 8pm, it was clear that Plenish Cleanse would be the one to see my maiden foray into a full body detox.

 

With 6 large (500ml) juices to drink throughout the day – including one very filling ‘cashew milk’ concoction – there was no opportunity to feel unfulfilled, which I have heard can happen with some other juices cleanses. The ingredients of each juice are so well considered, that even for someone who really doesn’t like the taste of chilli, the ‘spicy lemonade’ juice – made in part with the hot little beasties – became the one I looked forward to the most each day (go figure!)

 

Now a few days into the cleanse and feeling brighter, lighter and a whole lot closer to exposing my own skin, I now see just why there have been so many positive reviews about Plenish…

 

WWW.PLENISHCLEANSE.COM

 

 

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WHITE RABBIT ENGLAND – BEAUTIFUL NURSERY ACCESSORIES

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I was first made aware of the White Rabbit England company by a lovely friend who is married to one of the co-founders and he, of course, was raving about the beautiful ceramic lamps, adorable bedding sets and other classically elegant nursery additions when I told him I was pregnant last year.

 

It was not until I was shopping for my then unborn baby’s nursery that I chose several items without realising they were from the White Rabbit England range and now Astor’s bedroom has many of their creations in his cosy space.

 

Classic, adorable and exceptionally well made, White Rabbit England produce pieces that I would gladly buy for friends and indeed, pass down to Astor’s future brother or sister.

 

WWW.WHITERABBITENGLAND.COM

 

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MARIE-CHANTAL – BONPOINT – HARRODS – FALKE

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When my chicest friends from Paris are in town, it is always a wonderful excuse to find the most adorable outfits for Astor to wear. I am beginning to suspect that Astor rather enjoys having his photograph taken, such is his cheeky spirit when the camera is turned on him. Whether or not this shall become his signature pose I am unsure, but he looks utterly adorable…

 

CASHMERE SWEATER – MARIE-CHANTAL

JEANS – BONPOINT

CASHMERE HAT – HARRODS CASHMERE

SHIRT – BONPOINT

SOCKS – FALKE

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