A Girly Getaway, My Guide To Palma

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Mallorca is an island I really want to discover more of as the whole island has so much to offer and the north is potentially more beautiful than the south but there’s something special about Palma old town that is definitely worth a visit. This is more of a diary entry from a week away in the sun with four of my best friends including some of our fave finds, favourite ice cream parlours and flavours and my favourite holiday pics. If you’re planning a long weekend, a chilled week in the sunshine or a simply want some inspiration then have a read. Here’s my little guide to Palma de Mallorca…

Tilton House Retreat With My Besties

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Tilton House August 2017: working and retreating with my best friends.

Retreating is not escaping life, it’s about coming back to you and living.

4 years ago, my best friends and I dreamt we’d one day work together. This summer, we did. I’m so lucky to have a close friendship group but even more lucky that we all share a passion for creating the best life we can, we all work in holistic health and wellbeing, and we all want to spread our love for movement, balanced healthy eating and drinking, mindfulness and happy living to as many people as we can and so our first retreat was born.

Step Outside Your Fitness Box

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I feel like in the fitness world, you have to be a either a weights person or a runner or a yogi or a Pilates girl etc but why can’t we be all of them. Fitness isn’t my everything, I danced and moved my body from the age of 4 and then at 16 when my friends started going to the gym and using the cross trainer, I found it a bit odd that you’d have to go and dedicate time out of your day to “workout” because I just did something I love which was dance but I never saw that as fitness.

A Green Trip To Paris and Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, Lifestyle Tips

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Last week I was in Paris for two days for a green urban retreat with Botanicals Fresh Care, the new green hair care brand from L’oréal Paris infused with plant extracts and free from silicones, parabens and colorants. Over the two days I got to not only absorb the brand but eat lots of delicious organic plant based food, plant tulips and sunflowers at Place de la République, make flower hair chains and stretch it all out in yoga. Oh and I almost forgot, interview the most beautiful woman in the world Doutzen Kroes- yes she does Pilates! I vlogged the trip which you can watch below, I’m still trying to get better at vlogging so bear with me… 

What I’ll Take Into My Life From Our Retreat

lottie pilates our retreat ibizaLast week I was lucky enough to be in Ibiza with Our Retreat for a week of training, healthy food, hiking, yoga, Pilates and sunshine. I taught the guests Pilates but was also able to fully immerse myself into the retreat too and soaked up lots of new information. I was really inspired to come back home and take things from retreat life into my busy London life. We can always keep learning, growing and trying to better ourselves especially when it comes to health and wellbeing; this retreat came at a perfect time for me and I wanted to share some nuggets of retreat life with you, check out my vlog too…

A Spontaneous Week In Ibiza | My Top 6 Places To Eat And Chill

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As you know from my previous post, at the end of July I was in need of a week off, chilling in the sun with a good book and no wifi. The opportunity arose that we could book a very last minute week away. We started searching looking online and it was so exciting knowing that wherever we chose we’d literally be there in three days. I’m so used to counting down three or four months before; my South Africa trip was booked almost a year in advance and I even had a laminated itinerary just to give you an idea of how I usually holiday… 

Travel Q&A With My Bestie and Lifestyle Guru Natalie Glaze

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I thought I’d catch up with my girl Natalie Glaze just before she jetted off to Ibiza this weekend to find out about her top tips for staying healthy, having fun and being a total babe during her travels! I’ll be joining her in Barcelona in a couple of weeks for a few days of yoga, mountain climbing and I’m sure lots of laughter! Natalie chooses nuts over aeroplane food and has Santorini on her dream holiday list, read on below and follow me and Natalie to keep up to date with our travel snaps. 

Getting Brave In The Bush

Let me start by explaining I am a bit of a wuss, I always have been and even remember crying in fear of squirrels at Greenwich Park when I was younger. As I’ve become an adult I guess I’ve toughened up a little and ten months a go when I booked safari in South Africa, it felt like a daunting but exciting challenge in the near future but last week as we drove deeper into the game reserve I could feel my nerves heighten…

My Happy Place – Optimum Living Retreats, Loire Valley

 

The thought of having three nourishing homemade meals a day prepared for me for a whole weekend was enough to get me on the Eurostar to Chateau de la Vigne, the fabulous nutritional therapist May Simpkin’s home away from home where she hosts Optimum Living Retreats with friend and fellow foodie, Colette Heneghan. Well I can truly say this retreat offers so much more than I could have dreamed of.