Fitness: The Importance Of Rest & Recovery

When it comes to training and fitness, as much as we’re all going crazy with the HIIT workouts, getting up at crazy o’clock and morphing ourselves into ‘fitness and wellness’ experts, we all need time to chill out and basically not be in the gym. Here are three things that I always do to recover from training.

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The Prettiest Meringues Ever?

If someone said to you wine flavoured meringue you’d be all, erm, yes. Right? Totally. That what happened when I heard about the I heart wines collaboration with the awesome Meringue Girls – the stars that made those burger macaroons for the Tommy Hilfiger LFW show! They’ve worked together to create this gorgeous range of Merlot, Prosecco and Rose meringues. I’ve got the recipe here the Rose meringue kisses for you, thanks to I heart wines, so if you’re the baking way inclined (which I am not, I am the eating way inclined), you can make them yourself! But, all the same, they’re delicious whether you eat or create them!

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Petit Paris Review Nottingham

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I wanted a family meal with some of my nearest and dearest in a nice setting. I wanted a chilled atmosphere that wasn’t too loud, somewhere we could chat, have some nice wine and also amazing food. I’d seen Petit Paris a lot, simply walked past it and noticed it’s cute Paris-styled sign but never eaten there. But, now I have, I 100% would again!

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The Trouble With Teeth

Teeth. They give us endless problems. I know this all too well as I’m right at the end of my Invisalign treatments which I’ll be writing about super soon! From pain to paranoia, they can be a real source of stress. A recent BUPA study revealed that bad teeth stop one in four people smiling in photos and I’m definitely part of this statistic. Do we care for the wrong reasons? Of course, you should care about your teeth, I do so much more since having my braces, I probably care a lot more now than I ever did. Proper dental hygiene is essential for keeping them healthy. 

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4 Steps To A Party Ready Kitchen

A question in most of our minds: how do you design a kitchen that is fit for family living but can impress your guests at any party occasion? Naturally. Well, I love entertaining and having small get-togethers and everything always ends up in the kitchen! A kitchen is often the heart of a home, not just parties, as a place where all the family gather together. So, how can we achieve a family space by day and the perfect party venue by night?

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Tropical Interiors Inspiration for S/S17

My buddies over at Victoria Retail Park, you know, basically my favourite place to shop for homeware have been in touch with some awesome picks for S/S17 homeware trends! You’ll know I love tropical interiors from my last post all about interior design and I love all of the shops at Victoria Retail Park, I did a mini home haul when we moved into the flat we’re in now. You can check that out here if you fancy. Check out these amazing pieces from some of the 14 retailers that stock lifestyle and homeware. Victoria Retail Park is open 7 days a week, with most stores open until 8pm, which is great for after work shopping.

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Your Guide To Exploring China 

China. The Red Dragon. A country so vast that even beginning to comprehend it seems a momentous task, but I thought I’d tackle it head on anyway to give you this guide. A trip to China isn’t like travelling in other countries. Everyday mannerisms and customs differ throughout each individual province, but if you do it correctly, few things top discovering this great nation.

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How To Bring The Outside, Inside

Have you ever gone out and seen decor in a bar or restaurant that you’ve thought would suit your own home? Well, if you have, why stop one with just one piece of decor — why not give your home a revamp and renovation inspired by the interior you’ve seen.

Give your kitchen a revamp by giving it a bistro and restaurant-style makeover. You could start by giving your kitchen a black and white colour scheme. Turn your walls white and then bring in cabinets, counter tops, and titles that all provide black accents. You should also adorn your counter tops with marble surfaces, in order to give your bistro kitchen that all important ‘expensive’ look, even when it wasn’t necessarily that expensive to create. All of this, however, should sit on top of typical café flooring. You could pick from an array of styles, such as hardwood or white tiles. What instantly screams ‘bistro’, however, is black and white flooring. Do black and white squares not conjure up images of restaurants and kitchens in Paris to you? Well, you can step into Paris every time you step into your kitchen by following these tips.

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Where To Eat In Dublin: San Lorenzo’s

Brunch, the meal of our generation, right? I don’t think anyone’s eaten as much #avocadotoast or eggs with a side of coffee than Gen Z, right? Definitely and I’m not complaining. Brunch has to be one of my favourite meals ever and it’s basically what all of our holidays and trips revolve around. During our Dublin trip, we headed to the well-recommended San Lorenzo’s, a New York/Italian style restaurant in the heart of the city centre. You can check our their brunch menu or read on for a taste of our experience!

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