An Active Escape With Sam To Feel Viana In Portugal

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Sam and I went on our first run together about 3 weeks into dating and a huge part of what I love about our relationship is that we can be active together and we value that so much. We spent his birthday rock climbing, we’ve cycled in Sweden last Summer and we regularly do Pilates and runs together. Our love for movement is shared and it’s a daily part of our lives so our perfect getaway would of course involve a lot of movement which is why we were so excited to spend 5 days at Feel Viana in Portugal with the Healthy Holiday Company. Feel Viana really did exceed my expectations and I’m very excited to share with you all the reasons why. I can’t recommend this hotel enough not only for the amount of activities on offer but for the hospitality, the food, the location, the rooms and the calming atmosphere that you can’t help but melt into from the moment you walk in to the serene spa and yoga area to the stunning walk down to the beach. A few days of peaceful paradise with a lot of fun movement, good food, wine and a cheeky espresso martini thrown in. 

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Discovering ALL The Cute Coffee Shops And More In Bath

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Oh Bath where have you been my whole life. Following on from my blog post last week about my very cosy stay at the new hotel spa No.15 Great Pulteney, I thought I’d share with you where we ventured to when we did leave the hotel- it mainly involves food and coffee but with the sun shining we also couldn’t resist wandering the streets of Bath city and taking an early morning dip in the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa. Of course Natalie and I hunted down all the cutest coffee shops and foodie spots in 24 hours. So here’s a list of where we went; if you know you’re just like us and find yourself in Bath craving a matcha latte and a long lunch at the best vegan restaurant then save this post now…

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All The Best Things In Life Getaway At No.15 Great Pulteney Bath Spa Hotel

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Sometimes I feel like I’m 26 going on 76 and I even think some 76 years olds live it up a bit more than me. I’ve never been a party animal but I’ve always loved a night out, drinking and chatting the night away in a bar and I have definitely been the last one on the dance floor numerous times but for me, nothing beats a cosy night in too. Being in bed by 9pm with a hot chocolate and a good movie or my book and by the way nothing beats doing this at new boutique hotel and spa No.15 Great Pulteney in Bath with your bestie…

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” and do hip thrusters 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.