Mostly Lovin’: Itsu Salted Seaweed Thins

Salted Goodness!

Salted Goodness!

If you like myself and the “Big O” (that’s Oprah to you!) possess an unnatural love of all things crispy and potato based, you’ll be pleased to find a tasty yet nutritious alternative to the humble potato crisp. These Itsu seaweed salted thins are super tasty and packed with vitamin B, Iodine, protein and high in fibre, so what’s not to love? My only complaint is that there is simply not enough in each box! x

Le Maintenance

http://uk.spacenk.com/en_GB/beauty-elixir/MUK200005089.html

Winter Maintenance

RIP: Our David Bowie

David_Bowie_(1967)

Today I awoke to some truly devastating news. Our childhood hero, hell my hero David Bowie has passed away. When I was a very small child in the 70’s I thought that just like Jesus and Mary, everybody had heard about Mr Bowie. He was simply everywhere. My father had his records which is quite a feat to pluck a cord with a strapping black man from South-America. As a young adult he simply fascinated me. How could one person hold so much creativity and innovation? I loved that in his later life he married the lovely Iman, (there was hope for me should things go South).

He was a local boy you know, I would pass his school on my way to college each week and I loved that fact. Each time I passed by the depressing facade it reminded me that anything is possible. My childhood friend and I would often pass the time in art class by singing a duet of Space Oddity, much to the bemusement of our fellow classmates. Like Michael Jackson, Abba, David Bowie was a part of my family history his songs interwoven into the threads of our years together. Isn’t it just like our Bowie to take on another incarnation just when we have gotten used to having him around! RIP our darling Starman. xx

Mostly Lovin’: Zara Mid-Heel Pumps

Image Zara.com

Image Zara.com

Yes, this is a blatant pillaging of the hugely successful Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s “Roberta Shoe” which after an initial reaction of “good Lord what is it”, I am now somewhat in love with this shoe! There is something about it’s ugly-beauty which appeals to me. I used to own a pair of shoes exactly like this is the early 90’s. Clearly, I was way ahead of the game as they were not a big hit…in the dating scene that is. Now, as a woman of a certain age the world I am keen to try again. Rest assured, I shall report back on the reception they receive. x

V's Plates of Meat

V’s Plates of Meat

http://www.mnzstore.com/

Look Familiar? Image Nassir-Zadah – Roberta Shoe

Mostly Lovin’: Prawn & Pea Risotto

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/rice-recipes/a-basic-risotto-recipe/"

Bonne année a tous! I don’t know about you but I have had my fill of all manner of Game, red meat, and poultry! It’s generally around this time of the year (OK so the first week!), when I find myself to craving full-on-flavour without the post-meal heaviness. Think hot and sour soup, chicken and vegetable broth and risotto. Ready to eat in just half an hour, I always wonder why I don’t eat risotto more frequently. Perhaps I can add that to my list of as yet incomplete resolutions, et pourquoi pas? Bisous.

Good Intentions…

www.eatreal.co.uk

“Pass the Cheetos?”

I am trying desperately to abstain from the Christmas goodies at least until Christmas Eve. Hopefully this snack from “Eat Real” will help me on my way…hopefully. x

Mostly Using: African Botanics Marula Oil

Simply The Best?

Simply The Best?

Now you know I love my oils! I have heard a lot of chatter about the deep moisturising qualities of Murula Oil so I decided to try it out for myself. I opted to try the South-African brand African Botanics and so far so peachy. The cold-pressed oil instantly sinks into the skin leaving a plump, collagen rich base on which to apply makeup. So far I love this brand and I am now wondering why has taken me so long to try it… x

Mostly Lovin’: Balmain Haircare

Hair Couture

Hair Couture

This Balmain hair mask is super hydrating and smells simply divine. I slather on once a week (or twice if I’m feeling decadent) to revive dry, fatigued locks.

Mostly Lovin’: Le Casquette Marin

Le Casquette Marin

Le Casquette Marin

I am loving my new Casquette Marin hat from Boutique Saint-James. Perfect for this time of year and the none-stop drizzle we’ll no doubt be subject to from now until July! Easy to dress down or up, it’s the perfect way to inject a little Parisian quelque chose vous ne pensez pas? xx

Ahoy There!

Ahoy There!

Image Courtesy of Boutique St James

Dieu soit avec Paris: 13.11.15