Mostly Lovin': Tess Ward’s Flax & Pumpkin Carb-free Bread


This morning I tried out Tess Ward’s Flax-seed and Pumpkin Bread and I have to say it was something of a revelation. Toasted straight from the oven yes I am a piggy and did not wait for it to cool down and smothered in my favourite demi-sel butter, it was simply delicious and extremely more-rish. It was refreshing to be able to eat a slice of bread the size of my head good sized and not have that familiar rising feeling that “tomorrow I will eat less bread”. Great for Diabetics, this truly is a win win recipe. As someone who has inadvertently spent a lifetime counting calories, I applaud Tess’ approach to food and healthy eating,

“Count your colours not calories and measure goodness not grams”. Couldn’t have said it better myself. P.S I substituted the pumpkin seed for sesame seeds largely due to the fact that I forgot to purchase pumpkin seeds… x

Mostly Reading: Made by Millie Mackintosh

Bedtime Reading

Congratulations to the lovely Millie Mackintosh on producing her first book. Looking forward to devouring the recipes and fitness tips! X

Mostly Reading: Mason Currey: Rituals

A Mason Currey best Seller

A Mason Currey best Seller

The lovely Garance Dore put me onto this book by Mason Currey. It’s a wonderful detailing of the daily rituals and practices of some of the historical greats from Mozart to Plath. Some rituals are incredibly complex in order to promote productivity whilst others barely cover half a page. You can guess which appeals to me…

I Needed It… Gerard Darel Pom Bag

Le “Pom” Bag

So I did a naughty thing… I purchased this buttery soft beauty from Gerard Darel last week to add to my winter wardrobe. Tired of lugging around a “hand-held” bag, I really fancied a cross-body option this autumn and here it is. Quelle beaut√©?! X

Mostly Lovin': Feiyue Sneakers

How do you like my new kicks? I nabbed these Feiyue beauties from a certain online auction website for a cool 99p! How’s that for a bargain?!

With the classic “Fe Lo” shape beloved of martial artists and free-runners the design has barely changed since the 1920’s. Why mess with a true design classic I say. x

Rainy Days and Mondays…

Net a Porter Magazine and Cafe

Catching Up with Net a Porter Magazine

Unisex Scents…Discuss

Creed Himalaya

I have often wondered about the concept of the unisex scent. Way back in the day I fell madly in love with Calvin Klein’s CK one largely owing to it’s unique, clean fragrance. I would often receive compliments from complete strangers and my mother would often say she could always tell where I had been in the house as it left a subtle yet distinct aroma in the air. More recently Vertiver by Guerlain has become a firm favourite. OK so strictly speaking this is not officially a unisex scent however it is worn by so many women we can’t all be wrong non?! My current discovery is Creed’s Himalaya. This is a crisp fragrance with top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, lemon and mandarin. I adore how the fragrance subtly shift notes throughout the day to reveal the base-notes of ambergris, musk, tonka bean. Another great way to wear a masculine fragrance is to mix it with a suitable feminine scent thereby creating your very own “signature scent. What do think about the idea of a unisex scent? Does the concept work and if so do you have a favourite? x

Mostly Lovin': Blanche By Byredo


I have long held Scandinavian perfumer Byredo in high regard. Innovative and unique, I could merrily collect each of the perfumes as well as the intoxicating scented candles. As the name suggests, Blanche is clean cut and refreshing, think freshly laundered crisp whites on a dewy summers morning…
My only complaint (and it is a small one), the fragrance is quite short lived and since I often use perfumed body lotion in the warmer months instead of conventional perfume, it could work out to be quite a costly indulgence in the long run!

Mostly Lovin': Maryam Nassir Zadeh

"Private Parts" Shirt

“Private Parts” Shirt

I am currently a little obsessed with Iranian New York based designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh. I adore every aspect of the above shot from the Jean Seberg crop to the gorgeous “Private Parts” shirt. Not only are her designs innovative, highly refreshing and stylish, I would be quite happy to take up residence in her New York store. Her “Roberta heels (above) were an instant hit and I suspect I would have more luck finding the Lock Ness monster than securing a pair!

Arielle Sandals; Image Courtesy Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Arielle Sandals; Image Courtesy Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Her New York Store

The New York Store

New In: Leonor Greyl: Huile De Magnolia,

As you know mes amis, I have developed something of an obsession in terms of finding the perfect oil for face, hair, body. I first stumbled across Leonor Greyl’s Huile De Magnolia on my way to the airport in the South Of France. I stopped off for a last minute “beauty-run” (as you do) before heading for departures. This luxurious face and body oil had long been on my “to acquire list”, richly scented with Magnolia Blossom with a deep, rich amber tone, this oil is packed full of pro-Vitamin A to keep your skin soft and smooth and will quench the driest of skins. To be honest, I would have bought it based upon entirely upon the heady Magnolia scent! My only complaint is why 95 mls and not 100 mls?! Il n’y a pas bizarre? x