Winter Wish List

Kooples Cashmere Cardigan

Kooples Cashmere Cardigan

One of the things I look forward to as Autumn marches on towards Winter is layering up in luxe fabrics such as silk and cashmere. Expensive I know but if well treated, these sorts of fabric will last you a life time. I have spotted a couple of knits I would love to add to my winter essentials. This long line cashmere cardigan from The Kooples is a definite yes please!

I am also loving this chestnut hued “high-low” role neck from Reiss. The cut is just right for avoiding that teddy-bear look some woolens can impart (or is that just me)? The raised front hem elongates the legs especially with slim cut jeans etc. This is cozy luxury at it’s best. x

Reiss Philberta Knit

Mostly Using: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

Recently un petit oiseau shared a secret regarding her year-round glowing complexion so naturellement I took it upon myself to find out more. Alors, last week I finally got my hands on Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche and I have to tell you I am really rather happy with the speedy results! Suffice to say, I have received no less than three (unsolicited I might add) compliments on my complexion after only days of using the treatment at night.

“P50 balancing exfoliators speed up the epidermis’ natural exfoliating process and the reconstruction of the epidermal shield”, so far so glowing! I opted to try Lotion P50V which is specifically formulated with added vitamins and walnut extracts, which protect from the ageing process and nourish the epidermis. Lets be clear, I have also upped my vitamin intake and I am currently drinking a minimum of 2 litres of water a day largely owing to my current (anti-flubber) exercise program so it is possible I am now be seeing the results of a holistic approach, but I have to say only last week my skin was decidedly lacking in radiance so Lotion P50 is a definite permanent new addition to my skincare routine!. x

Mostly Lovin’: Twinkle Toes

Sometimes, just sometimes a girl needs to look down and see something truly fabulous. Ladies…I give you Dolce & Gabbana’s sequin mesh booties. Available from The Outnet now with fifty percent off, these lovelies will lift any outfit! If you are after a more thrifty alternative, feast your eyes on these rather similar booties from & Other Stories…not bad ne pas at £125?!

Pas Mal

& Other Stories Version

Mostly Lovin’: Oppo Sugar-Free Ice-cream

Bring Me My Spoon!

Finalement…Oppo has arrived! The brainchild of brothers Charlie and Harry Thuillier Oppo is a lucious alternative to standard sugar and fat laden ice-cream. Made from fresh milk, virgin coconut oil and stevia leaf, at just 40 calories a scoop, Oppo is a great alternative for diabetics and ice-cream lovers alike. I went for the Madagascan vanilla and baobab – a nutrient dense African fruit rich in vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. In my humble opinion, Oppo is a win win treat!

Mostly Missing: Minerve


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Minerve perched high above the Rivers La Cesse and Le Briant is a gem of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. With few vehicles and pedestrian streets it is a place I could happily return to year after year.



A lazy lunch at the spectacular Relais Chantovent is a must. Being in receipt of the new L’assiette du Michelin or Michelin Plate – a smaller accolade than the notorious Michelin Star but no less respected, the food is simply real french cuisine at its best.

The Relais Chantovent


Mostly Lovin’: A Slow Sunday

At last...a Day Off!

At last…a Day Off!

Mostly Lovin’: My Anna Walker London Tote

Classic Brunswick

I am super in love with my personalised Anna Walker London Classic Brunswick Tote . Crafted from Italian vegetable-tanned leather with raw edge finishing and interior any item purchased from Walker can be personalised with gold foil or blind debossed lettering for no additional charge! It is wonderful to come across this level of skill and craftsmanship right here in the City.

I have my eye on a large Oban Pouch in Rust for a future purchase from but to be quite honest I could happily purchase the entire collection! x

Le Maintenance,


Mostly Lovin’: Forte Organics

I am loving my Forte Organics samples. The Citrus Body Cream is deeply moisturising and smells divine. I have been using the Almond and Hazelnut face scrub once a week for the last month and I have been pretty impressed with the nourishing and clarifying effects. Please feel free to send me more Mr Forte!

V’s Skinade Tips

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Recently I have heard a lot of chatter as to the benefits of using Skinade – a dietary supplement which promises to transform your skin. It comes in the form of a liquid supplement come sachet which is added to water. Skinade claims to allow you to “drink your way to younger looking skin in just 30 days“! That’s quite a claim so I thought I had better see what all the fuss is about.
Unfortunately, I had not anticipated the somewhat excessive price tag of £99 for a 30 day supplement…but then I had an idea…

The manufactures of Skinade very kindly list the constituent active vitamins and minerals contained in the supplement so I thought why not buy the individual vitamins such as; Vitamin C, MSM (a type of organic sulphur which improves skin elasticity), Mangosteen, Vitamin B complex, Omegas 3 & 6, amino acid and L-lysine?

I have been using the below concoction of supplements for a month now and I have to say I have noticed some real changes. There is a very real radiance or sheen to the skin. My complexion appears less prone to monthly breakouts and dry patches. In total I spent a mere £35 on a selection of good quality vegan supplements. It definitely seems to make sense to give ones skin a helping hand. Bisous