The ICON Outlet at the O2 officially opens its doors today and there are some amazing brands to be had. Hackett, Ted Baker, Calvin Klein, Dune are just some of the stores I popped into during a VIP launch evening on Thursday alongside a string of celebs including Tallia Storm, Jess Wright, Ashley James and DJ Charlotte de Carl. I was totally impressed by the centre which is bright, airy and a joy to walk around. I bagged some amazing shoes from Dune for just £32 so I was chuffed!
There’s just something Zen about being surrounded by mountains. And no matter what the weather, they can uplift anyone’s mood. With this in mind, I jumped at the chance of getting away from the rat race to spend a few days in Morzine and Les Gets in the French Alps. Morzine’s literal meaning is ‘rising sun’ and it was enough to give me that cosy comforting feeling as I packed.
Today is World Mental Health Day and I’m so glad that a day has been set aside for this. Mental Health affects so many people and we should not forget them for the rest of the year. Mental illness like so many of you out there is close to my heart because my oldest sister suffers from it. It’s hard for us, but harder for her. Growing up with her, made me very aware of mental health. In fact, I read up lots on it and it’s how I became a fitness instructor and started to focus on improving my general health. Mind, body and spirit all come hand in hand.
We all know that health and fitness in a multi-billion pound industry. It’s no surprise then that diets are searched on the web all the time. But did you know that the keto diet is the most googled diet over the past year? It’s the one that claims to help you lose weight by eating fat. It’s the reason why there’s been a sharp increase in grass-fed better used in coffee and avocado and eggs for breakfast. But the diet is not new. It’s actually been prescribed to epilepsy sufferers since the 1920’s to help control seizures.
Ever since my trip to Vietnam last year, I have been passionate about Vietnamese cuisine but it’s not always easy to find a restaurant that can recreate food the same as it is done in the country. So in my hunt for find nosh that is close to the real thing as possible, I stumbled across Vietfood restaurant in the heart of Soho. With a prime location, it’s great for both passing footfall as well as easy to get to in central London.