There are certain foods and drink that only adults can consume! Examples are olives, coffee, wine, strong cheese and also grapefruits! Until the age of 20, I found all of the above repulsive and then all of a sudden I can’t get enough and I wonder what my teenager self was moaning about! Today I choose…
As a teenager, getting ready with the girls was such a major part of my life. It was even better than the actual going out sometimes. Your besties all coming round armed with make-up, outfit choices, nail varnish, drinks and nibbles, giggling and deciding want to wear, gossiping and talking about the night ahead. Oh so…
Who doesn’t love a pamper and who doesn’t love silky smooth hair? (I’m talking to you too boys!)
Once a week I try to give my hair a good old pamper session! This isn’t the best thing to do before styling your hair for a night out as it leaves it very fluffy and silky smooth so I generally do this on a weeknight.
These are the three miracle products I use…
Every year Kiss FM look for their next presenter by doing a nationwide search. This year the auditions were open at Westfields Shopping Centre in Shephards Bush and Stratford over two weekends. Hundreds of people audition and only a handful get in front of the judges.
I got fast tracked to go straight in front of the judges and was third to go in on a the Sunday at Westfields. I went in with the intention of being me. As a presenter this is all you can ever be! All I remember from my audition is singing TLC Waterfalls and explaining that Pilates gives you a good BOOTY! It’s safe to say I didn’t get my hopes up to get to the final 25 but the following Thursday while teaching Barre Pilates I got a tweet pop up on my phone telling me I’d got through! I couldn’t quite believe it and the feeling was amazing to think that they’d noticed me and my presenting talent out of all those people! It’s important to hold on to those feelings when you get good news! I like to bank them in a little memory bank so whenever you feel down you can go back to that moment and feel happy, warm and proud even when things aren’t going your way.
Saturday night I went to the celeb hotspot STK for dinner with my boyfriend and our friends. I sometimes find these trendy expensive restaurants a bit ‘too much’ and overpriced but I was pleasantly surprised with STK. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Firstly it is a steak house combined with a blush lounge bar ( warning- cocktails are to die for!) Our table was booked for 9:15pm which seems late but we arrived at 8pm for drinks and the atmosphere, good company, drinks and DJ gets you in the mood for a long night so 9:15 sit down didn’t feel late at all! We were lucky enough to be seated at one of the booths in the main dining area which I would definitely recommend requesting if you can.
Is anyone else a tiny bit confused that it’s October?! I literally still think it’s July! Slow down 2013 YOU’RE IN SUCH A RUSH! (Yes I just addressed ‘2013’ as if it were a human!)
Everyone always talks about how fast the year goes by and of course time is time so it can’t really be going any faster than previous years but it honestly is this year!
So are you a goal setter? Did you make new years resolutions? How are they going? (looks sheepish, grunts, changes subject) Okay I’m honestly not much of a goal setter either which is weird because I am a crazy driven person. I still feel like there are some things to be achieved in 2013 and maybe goal setting is the way to go!
1. Pret Tropical Green Tea
Green tea is like olives! You have to have 8 attempts at liking them before you actually do! I never used to like green tea! I forced myself to like it many a times! Then all of a sudden I loved it (couldn’t get enough) however there is an art to a good green tea which will come in another post! For now, I will just express my love for Pret a Mangers Green Tea as it is the best I have yet to find! It is a tropical one and I assume it is there own brand but it is just the perfect combination of greenery and fruitiness! (well described I know) If you are a green tea virgin then I suggest Pret Green Tea as a starter!
In the first week of September I went on holiday to Croatia. One of Croatia’s main attractions is the fact it is breathtakingly beautiful. Even as we flew into the coast, the picturesque hills patterned with tall green trees left me speechless and that was just the start. Our hotel was built into a cliff face overlooking the ocean and Dalmatian Islands. Everywhere we looked there was another stunning landscape view. I spent the first evening on my balcony watching the sunset over the sea. The sky would change to the most gorgeous pinks, oranges and turquoise. This photo doesn’t even do it justice!
I think I may have mentioned before that I am not a fan of the gym. A primary reason for this is that I get bored easily! I am disciplined in many aspects of my life but when it comes to motivating myself at the gym I am a complete ‘bum’! That is why recently I have been going to a personal trainer once a week to try something different and challenge my body in a different way! I am very lucky that the personal trainer is my friend Luke who works at the luxury health and fitness centre The Albany Club in Great Portland Street.
My parents have always said to me ‘we know you better than you know yourself!’ I used to think how is that possible- no-one knows me like I do! But now I think I know what they mean. There are certain traits that I think the closest people to you see more than you recognize yourself. I’ve recently really tuned into me, come out of denial and accepted that I do have some little flaws! It’s empowering to accept everything about yourself (good traits and not so good traits ;))
In my case, I am known as ‘princess’ Lottie. As in, I don’t like it when things don’t go my way and I can become quite a little brat when they don’t. Until recently, I didn’t see this at all! My parents and boyfriend would tell me and I’d get in a grump, sulk and go crazy that they thought I was like that (Lottie- stomping her feet!) My boyfriend said to me a couple of months into our relationship ‘you don’t like it when things don’t go your way do you?’ I told him he was completely wrong and I don’t mind at all. ‘I’m really easy going LA LA LA’ And I genuinely believed I was!