The Challenge That Opened My Eyes

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It was recently World Water Week and One Difference challenged me to only use 5L for one day to raise awareness for their vision for a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever. Wow, were my eyes opened to how much I take clean fresh water for granted. “Over 2 million people die every year from waterborne diseases and most are children under 5 years old.” – One Difference 

Ballet Inspired Workout With ELLESPORT

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This ballet inspired workout will make you feel amazing! I took some of my favourite Pilates exercises and gave them a ballet twist. When I was at dance college I didn’t have to think about working out because we were dancing all day long, this workout doesn’t feel like a chore, it’s fun and reminds me of my ballet days. I’m wearing ELLESPORT’s new Fortitude collection which I think was perfect for these moves especially the stirrup leggings and ballet pink touches. The outfit is feminine yet classic, I actually felt elegant whilst getting a sweat on and believe me you’ll definitely be getting that sweat on too; ballet is not easy…

Sweet Potato, Tomato and Pine Nut Salad

sweet potato salad lottie murphyThis is pretty much all my favourite foods in a salad and I would totally add feta too but today I’ve opted without it making this salad a vegan option. I also didn’t have any! Remember making your plate as colourful as possible is what you are looking for. I’ve dressed the base of watercress and quinoa with lemon and dried oregano to make it super tasty and then topped with roasted sweet potato, cherry tomatoes and red pepper. The whole thing is then finished off with pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, avocado and a crack of pink himalayan salt…

How I Get Photo Shoot Ready

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This year I’ve had quite a few photo shoots and doing what I do now means I always have to be “photo shoot ready” in a way. These things don’t get booked in months in advance anymore, a shoot with a brand might pop up the week before or I might get a last minute work trip or photographer get in touch. So how do I get ready to be in front of the camera 24/7?

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

matcha maidenI’m sure you’ve heard of matcha by now especially if you live in London; you can grab a matcha latte at most of my favourite cafes in the city now. So why are people choosing matcha over coffee for their energy fix? Well matcha does still contain caffeine but less than coffee and where the caffeine in coffee gives you a hit of energy very quickly; the caffeine in matcha is released slower giving you more sustained energy. It also have 137 times the antioxidants than a normal green tea as the whole green tea leaves are ground into a fine powder. I love this powder form as I can enjoy my beloved lattes at home and also add it to smoothies and even bliss balls. Here’s my new favourite vanilla matcha smoothie…

5 Top Tips To Walk The Aisle In Style – National Wedding Show Talks

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I’m going to be speaking at The National Wedding Show on Friday 23rd September about Pilates posture and how it can help you walk the aisle in style and also about feeling body confident on your big day! I’m so honoured to be an ambassador for the new health and wellbeing part of the The National Wedding Show, The Feel Good Zone, as I believe your health and wellbeing is such an important thing to consider when you are preparing for your wedding and on the day itself. Having a healthy mind and body will make you feel so amazing and as much as the small details like place settings, flower arrangements and how your make up looks are important; the most important thing is how you feel.

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… 

A Supergood Greens Smoothie

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On a sunny day last week I took a visit to The Good Guru headquarters in Surrey to meet with their in house nutritionist Simone. I’ve dabbled with supplements for the last few years and was really interested to talk with Simone and find out a little bit more about The Good Guru range as well as why she is so passionate about supplements and superfoods, my favourite so far is the the Good Greens from their Superfood range and I thought I’d share this delicious Supergood Greens smoothie with you plus a little bit more about my take on supplements…