Mostly Lovin’: British Vogue – December Issue

Image Courtesy of British Vogue

I am quite simply obsessed with Edward Enninfu’s debut issue for British Vogue! The styling is retro-glam yet infinitely modern and cover girl Adwoa Aboah is spell-binding. I cannot wait to flick through those glossy pages. x

Mostly Lovin’: The Autumn Light

“The Autumn Leaves”

Dinner in Minerve

Le Relais Chantovent’s Beef Tataki

Cassoulet in Castelnaudary

http://www.castelnaudary-tourisme.fr/

http://www.maisonducassoulet.com/

Note the crust!

http://www.maisonducassoulet.com/

Yum!

http://www.maisonducassoulet.com/

Breakfast in Béziers

http://uk.beziers-mediterranee.com/

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Veronique Branquinho & A Red too Far

Sandals Veronique Branquinho Pieds by V

I recently stumbled upon these slides by Belgium designer Veronique Branquinho for a steal on the pre-owned designer goods website Vestiaire Collective. In order to really show them off with aplomb I decided to indulge in a last minute pedicure. Unfortunately, having run out of my usual Essie favourite “Limo-Scene” I was forced to take drastic and dare I say flashy action!

As you may know, I have something of an issue with red nail polish. Generally speaking, when it comes to nail polish I tend to gravitate towards the nude opaques, clean and suitable for most occasions right?

http://www.essie.co.uk/Colours.aspx

The Norm’- Essie Polish in Urban Jungle

One of the things I find particularly troublesome about sporting red nail polish is the lingering eyes on ones hands and feet which (as a somewhat sensitive soul) I find rather challenging.

Too Rustic?

Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate there are instances when red nail polish on the toes works wonders for morale. For instance, when one is sporting the favoured Birkenstocks , red varnish can certainly lift an outfit from “couldn’t care less” to chic insouciance. What do you think? Do you lean towards a French Manicure or a bold red? Let me know your choice and why? Bisous. xx

Le Maintenance: Spotlight Teeth White Paste

https://spotlightwhitening.com/product/spotlight-whitening-toothpaste/

Whitening Tooth Paste

Nothing screams ageing like stained teeth so this week I have been trying out Spotlight whitening Toothpaste. I’ve heard good things about this brand so watch this space… x

Le Weekend

“Party On”!

What better way to spend a rainy weekend than with one’s nose in a good cook book. I loved Chef Nina Parker’s first book, “Nina St Tropez” so thought it was high time I graduated to her second offering – “Nina, Capri, Recipes from Italy’s Amalfi Coast”.

I am very loosely really considering undertaking a 500 calorie fast two days a week, madness I know but I have heard great things about the 5:2 Diet but before I commit it would be foolish not to undertake all necessary research don’t you think?

Keeping Cool with: Omorovicza

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary neroli and rose-scented facial mist.

Mostly Lovin’: My Protein Wrap Pizza

So, for reasons unknown I seem to crave pizza on a fortnightly basis, tres bizarre je sais so I have endeavored to create a version which is less carbohydrate rich and I think this little version ticks all the right boxes.

For the base I use a Newburn Bakehouse protein wrap. I like to make my own sauce loosely based on a classic Puttanesca recipe. I then load with prawns, parma ham and basically what ever low fat treats I can lay my hands upon. To really up the protein hit add fresh spinach and crack an egg on top. Bon apetito!