Books To Read…

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

In her new book, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein encourages you to let go of the oppressive need for control and embrace freedom and uncertainty in your career and wider life. This shift from fear to faith is about taking power back from a world that makes you feel powerless. Continue reading

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WELL INTO FEBRUARY…

Can you believe we are half way into February already! As I look back, I feel this has been an exciting year for us. Cai is successfully completed year 7 and had an amazing start for year 8. I’ve landed an amazing job that is challenging me in ways that will propel me to the next stage in my career. We have moved into a lovely flat that we both love and enjoy coming home to. Continue reading

WORK TRENDS FOR 2017

Apart from the usual heels, midi skirts and tailored trousers we wear to work, they are not aways comfortable. Realistically, when wear heels to work my feet are killing me by 3pm and I am effing and blinding by 5pm. Between my moring commuite — which sometime see me walking to the train station due the the terrific traffic build up, running over two floors for meetings, sometimes I just want that weekend comfort with oversize jumper, sneakers, baggie jeans and big coat.

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HAPPY 2017!!!

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So we are are now 2 days into 2017. And what a year 2016 has been!

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TV GUIDE 27.06.16

TUESDAY 28TH JUNE LOVE YOUR GARDEN / ITV LONDON, 8PM Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Hull to transform the garden of a 90-year-old land girl and ballroom dancing devotee. Frailty has seen the …

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IS IT TIME TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET?

At the heart of this quote, you will find that regardless of what is currently happening in your life, the way you perceive your life is what makes you happy or unhappy. If negative assumptions or …

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VEGAN FUDGE BROWNIES

If you’re health conscious, but still want that treat now and then, this recipe is for you. Gooey, gorgeous fudgy brownies you can make at home to satisfy those cravings.

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OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPES

STEP 1: Take a glass jar or a bowl and add a serving of old fashioned rolled oats (basic porridge oats work a treat too). Fill the glass as much as you think you’ll be able to eat the next morning.…
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TONE IT UP

The upbeat hosts (Karen and Katrina) aim to help you earn the perfect beach body. They are bursting with  positive attitudes with a motto: “share, love, inspire, sweat!” They offer…

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ORGANISING YOUR CLOSET

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If you’re like me your closet is one place you visit every single day, so whether it’s tiny or palatial, you should take pride in it!  The past few days I’ve been dreaming of organising…

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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND [17.06.16]

Be among the first to see the new Tate Modern and join our three-day celebration showcasing the very best of Tate; all for free and open to everyone. DATES 17–19 June 2016 at 10.00–22.00 Visit:  Ta… Continue reading

THE CHINESE ZODIAN EXPLAINED

A quarter of the world’s population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac. Even if you don’t believe in it, you’d be wise to know how it works, says technologist and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh. In this fun, informative talk, ShaoLan shares some tips for understanding the ancient tradition and describes how it’s believed to influence your personality, career, marriage prospects and how you’ll do in a given year. What does your sign say about you?

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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

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ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide, Stratford

The UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the heart of the 2012 Olympic Park, has quickly become one of the most recognised features on the London skyline. Designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, from 24th June you’ll be able to descend it via the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide, formed of loops and curves. Only for the brave.

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TV Guide

 

TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 

Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. With a new wave of super-rich moving in to London’s poshest neighbourhoods, this documentary follows the lives of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what’s dubbed `the shuttle life’ between Lagos and London.

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CREATE YOUR LIFE

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The Avocado

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So, I really really love avocado. When I was growing up in Grenada we had an avocado tree (pear tree in the yard and I took this super food for granted for so many years.

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SUPERFOODS FOR BETTER SLEEP

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Almonds are high in potassium and B vitamins, which help our nervous systems to relax (super-sleep snack tip) Spread some almond butter on toast with banana slices (another sleep all-star)

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UPDATED THROWBACK DENIM

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Throwbacks are the name of the game this spring. It can be high-rise, wide-leg or artfully embroidered, there’s a resurgent style sure to suit your taste and shape.

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BRAIDS FOR EVERY HAIR LENGTH

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For Long Hair. Start by lightly curling hair with a two-inch barrel, then use a texturizing spray to achieve a lived-in look. Create a deep side part and braid hair into a fishtail then secure with an elastic. Pull shorter layers out of the braid to give it a messier final look.

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GOSSIP

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Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” We think this is true, so why does it feel so good to do it!

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V&A’s Undressed: A Brief of Underwear Opens

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Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day.Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

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Be More Productive At Work

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Prepare Who wants to work outside of the hours in which they’re paid? Maybe the adult version of Tracy Flick, but we’re hard-pressed to think of anyone else. However, a little Sunday prep time, or night-before prep time, can lessen work stress immensely and pave the way for greater productivity. We suggest making detailed to-do lists before every single day of work, as well as getting a jump on any tasks that may be difficult to complete while in the office (thanks, open seating plans).

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A Girl Friend Is Often Better Than a Boyfriend

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Of course, it’s nice to have someone to cuddle with on rainy nights and binge-watch Game of Thrones with, but a smart girl lives by the old adage that men may come and go but your girlfriends will be there forever. In light of the recent press surrounding the undeniable power of the single woman and the fact that—according to the publication—only (New York Magazine) around 20 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are currently married, compared to 60 percent just a few decades ago, we decided to take a minute to celebrate the merits of female friendships. Because truly great girlfriends are not only important in today’s world, they’re imperative. Here, five reasons why girlfriends are better than boyfriends.

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THIS WEEK ON THE BOX

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Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row / Channel 4, 8pm The row over cuts to welfare benefits that has rocked the Government and saw Iain Duncan Smith resign as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Former Paralympian Ade Adepitan investigates controversial changes to the Personal Independence Payment, which hundreds of thousands of disabled people are now having to apply for, and, using secretly recorded material, reveals some disturbing sides to the new benefit. View on demand.

 

Made in Chelsea / E4, 9pm Some new faces join the cast, including Olivia Bentley and Jessica Molly Dixon. Stephanie has her eye on a new love interest and there is news on whether Tiff and Sam are still together following the revelation that he had cheated on her… what else is new? View on demand.

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Own Your Single-mom Status

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Angela Benton is the founder and CEO of NewME. Since launching in 2011, NewME has accelerated over 300 startups and helped them raise over $17 million in venture capital funding. Her advice: “Being a single mom is NOT a setback. Nestled somewhere in the pages of a storybook is the idea that entrepreneurs “hustle,” “crush it,” “grind” and whatever other word you can come up with to describe working really, really hard on your business 100 percent of the time. Out here in the real world we know that’s not true. Don’t get me wrong, entrepreneurship is a ton of work. However don’t let the perception of this lifestyle count you out before you even count yourself in. Being a single mom comes with a wealth of skills that do well in entrepreneurship like: multitasking, creativity, managing and/or operating on a budget, and problem-solving to say the least. I don’t know about you but I’d put my money on someone with these skills rather than a new college grad.”

 

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Being The Punctual Woman… Never Be Late Again

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If  you’ve fallen into a vicious cycle of waking up late, taking entirely too long to get dressed and ultimately arriving at your office way after your colleagues? Make this bad habit the exception, not the rule, and get control of your routine with a few simple time-saving tips. We promise, being prompt—for both professional and personal engagements—will make your life easier 100% of the time. Here, hacks for keeping your schedule running like clockwork.

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THE MOST POSH FLEA MARKET IN LONDON

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ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET: Who would believe that right nearby noisy Edgeware Road, hides the chic-est flea market in London? Here since 1976, in the building of a former art deco department store, Alfies Antique Market gathers all the top antiques under one roof. Of course, the XXL prices are probably not within your budget – this is where the most famous decorators do their shopping for millionaire clients. But it is worth stopping by for a dreamy browse, as the antique stands here are worth a detour! What will you find here? Art deco club chairs, Scandi design from the 50s, antique lace, Victorian crockery, Vuitton suit cases… There is something for everyone and every taste. We leave with the thought of re-doing our interiors, with a vintage twist…

 

WHERE TO FIND IT?

Alfies Antique Market

13-25 Church Street

Marylebone

NW8 8DT London
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SKINCARE FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

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We all have our arsenals of skincare products we swear by, but unless they’re all customized to our specific skin type, we could be doing our complexion more bad than good. Since not all products are created equal, we’ve amalgamated serums, moisturizers, cleansers and more that are sure to give you your best skin yet. Whether your dermis is dry or oily, mature or acne-prone. Scroll down for suggestions.

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NINE FOODS FOR AMAZING SKIN

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Cucumber is virtually a cure-all full of hydrating enzyme-filled water, and hydration is key for youthful, smooth skin. They also contain vitamins B and C, zinc, iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium. And it has anti-inflammatory properties, which is why you put the chilled slices over your eyes for a DIY spa treatment!

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Avocado Toast With Egg & Sriracha

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Avocados, like bananas, have innumerable health benefits ranging from high fiber content to blood pressure–lowering potassium content. The protein, B vitamins, and other nutrients found in avocados provide energy and support metabolism, making them the perfect food with which to start your day. We love this Avocado Toast with Egg & Sriracha recipe, because eggs are another energy-boosting superfood that, when coupled with avocado, can power even the most sleep-deficient days.

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SPRING SHOES

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While some of us relate to Carrie Bradshaw‘s more-is-more approach to shoe shopping,
others get easily overwhelmed at the prospect of purchasing new footwear each season.
Striking a balance between runway inspiration and real life can be tough,
we zeroed in on the five key styles you need to be on-trend this spring.

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The Hottest Handbags

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Each season, we look forward to a fresh crop of handbags to give our accessory game a sartorial shake-up.
And while the sleek saddlebag is sure to be a heavy hitter,
spring is ushering in an assembly of other fresh silhouettes, like refined satchels and updated buckets.

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Skinny Falafels

Makes 25 falafels

Ingredients:
1 cup millet
1 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh coriander finely chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
2 tbsp almond flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
A twist of fresh pepper

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 C.
First cook your millet with 2 cups of water on medium heat.
When cooked and cooled mix the millet with the other ingredients in a big bowl.
Then with your hands make 25 even size balls and place them in a big oven pan covered with baking paper.
Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top and let them bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with mixed green salad and tahini dressing.

MWF TV Guide

MONDAY 14TH MARCH

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Panorama: Shaken Babies – What’s The Truth? / BBC1, 8.30pm

Parents face jail or losing their children if courts find them guilty of harming their babies by shaking them,
but one doctor who regularly appears as an expert defence witness has been accused by the General Medical Council
of giving unreliable evidence in such cases. In this programme,
Alison Holt talks to the neuropathologist at the centre of a fight about diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome,
and meets convicted parents who continue to protest their innocence.

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH

Inside Obama’s White House / BBC2, 9pm

This four-part series gives an account of Barack Obama’s successes and failures,
as told by his inner circle and chief adversaries, including the story of how he tried to reshape America.
The election of the first African American President marked an era of hope,
but what happened instead was economic collapse, minimal cooperation from the Republican opposition,
and the rise of a populist anti-big government Tea Party.

First Dates / Channel 4, 9pm 

Choir master Jay is looking to put dark moments from his past behind him as he moves on from a
homophobic attack that left him having to learn to walk again, and hopes investment banker
Robbie will accept him for the person he is. Twenty-eight-year-old property manager and glamorous burlesque dancer Becky
was once a shy teenager, but her raunchy dance routines have boosted her self-esteem,
and her date is with Bristolian Lewis, a budding comedian
who is tired of the single life, or as he puts it ‘juggling with one ball’.

WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH

This is 40 / Film4, 9pm

A couple wrestle with a series of crises as their 40th birthdays loom on the horizon,
turning to friends and family for help in coping with the challenges of work,
parenthood, age and debt. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.

THURSDAY 17TH MARCH

Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk for Sport Relief

Jo Brand’s Hell Of A Walk For Sport Relief / BBC1, 9pm 

Back in January, Jo Brand embarked on a seven-day challenge to
walk 135 from east to west across the country – and cameras followed her every step of the way.
The comedian took on the challenge to inspire all overweight, middle-aged women
across the nation – as well as raise money for Sport Relief 2016.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief / BBC1 & 2, 7pm

Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Claudia Winkleman, David Walliams, Greg James and Alesha Dixon
host as leading lights in the worlds of sport, music and entertainment gather at
East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the biennial fundraiser,
a feast of entertainment with one aim – to raise money for worthy charity projects.
With music by Birdy and James Bay. Continues on BBC Two at 10pm and on BBC One at 10.35pm.

Limitless / E4, 9PM

Sci-fi thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
One of life’s losers is transformed into a high-achieving dynamo thanks to a mysterious new drug,
but his overnight success attracts the wrong kind of attention from those keen to profit from the discovery.

SATURDAY 19TH MARCH

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Six Nations / BBC One, 19.25pm

Six Nations as France host England at the Stade de France.
The reverse fixture between the sides last year was one of the most memorable in the competition’s history.
England needed to score heavily to give themselves a chance of winning a first title since 2011
but despite scoring a record 55 points against the French they fell just short of Ireland’s points difference.
Will the result of this year’s match again have a bearing on who wins the championship?

SUNDAY 20TH MARCH

The Night Manager

The Night Manager / BBC1, 9pm

Don’t miss the penultimate episode of this hit series in which Roper discovers that crucial documents
have been leaked and becomes suspicious that he has a traitor in his team.
Pine is asked to demonstrate weapons to one of the arms dealer’s clients,
and is confronted with the full horror of Roper’s actions.
Dromgoole tries to persuade Burr to abandon her investigation,
leaving her afraid for her family’s safety.

Hottest Hairstyles

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If you are blessed with luscious curls or waves,
it is your time to embrace this look.
This year is all about enhancing your natural look and beauty,
so leave that hair to dry naturally!

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Being Mindful About Money…

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No-one likes to talk about it! We feel uncomfortable with it, we feel guilty spending it, we feel bad for not saving it, we feel shame when we have it. When we earn high salaries, we feel like we don’t deserve them. When we earn low salaries we’re scared to ask for more.
We all have different behaviour and belief systems when it comes to money. Much of this has been handed down to us from our parents, and the financial circumstances of the environment we grew up in.

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Eat Right

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I love eggs and can eat it many different ways, but sometime I switch it up with oatmeal, I juice, or make a smoothie. My favourite breakfast is scrambled eggs with a cheddar cheese on Vogel soya and linseed bread. Continue reading

The Remarkable Vogue Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

This exhibition has been organised by the National Portrait Gallery,

London in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine’s centenary celebrations.

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A LITTLE MORO…

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You can find Moro in the little creative village-like area of Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell.
A Stone throw away are many famous architects i.e. Zaha Hadid Architects.
Moro is a delicious North African / Iberian / Mediterranean influenced restaurant

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Money Plan: It’s Never Too Late or Early

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Being a single mama, planning household finances and where every £ goes is essential. As a single income family, it is very important for me to identify how I was going to sort out my finances. Firstly I needed to determine what I’m aiming for. Some people have very immediate and specific financial goals, for me, that’s not always the case.

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Monday Treats… Peanut Bars

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So I found this amazing recipe for homemade peanut bars, and I Love peanut butter 🙂
I’ve you’re fancy shaking up your treats this week, you must try making these.
Guaranteed to fall in love…

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How Do You Start Mondays…

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Monday is our opportunity to start the week off positively.
Going into Monday with the right attitude will set you up for a week of success.
Instead of dreading Mondays imagine them to be fabulous.

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Trend To keep: Cropped jeans

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Starting The Day Healthy

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Vogue’s 2016 Trend Alert…

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2016 TV Guide…

Staying in this January?

You’re in for a treat with some good TV. This Jan look out for  new seasons of old favourites to new series covering  crime, romance, action and drama. Plenty of stuff to watch to keep you occupied  until the weather improves :-)!

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Lucky Man, Season 1 – Sky 1

James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything. Based on an original idea by Stan Lee.

When: 22 January 2016

Blue Eyes, Season 1 – More4

Political intrigue, violent murders, and high-level corruption, Swedish style.

When: February 2016

Clan, Season 1 – More4 

This new Belgian series follows the story of five very close sisters, who decide to bump off one of their nasty husbands, and who then have to deal with the consequences.

When: February 2016

House of Cards, Season 4 – Netflix 

Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more two-faced backstabbing and political intrigue.

When: 4th March 2016

Limitless, Season 1 – Sky Living

Based on the film starring Bradley Cooper, this new series follows the story of a man who takes a brain-enhancing special drug and helps the FBI to fight crime.

When: January 2016

Making a Murderer, Season 1 – Netflix 

Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

When: Available now

Spin, Season 1 – More4 

If House of Cards and Borgen were set in Paris… Fans of a political drama will love this new thriller.

When: January 2016

The Five, Season 1 – Sky1 

The first TV drama from best-selling author Harlen Coben is about a group of friends who are united by a terrible incident.

When: March 2016

The Tunnel, Season 2 – Sky Atlantic 

A second series of the UK-meets-France crime thriller called Debris. 

When: Early 2016

The Walking Dead, Season 6 part 2 – FOX (UK) 

The American horror-drama returns with more zombie action and cliffhangers.

When: 15th February

Vinyl, Season 1 – Sky Atlantic

Executively-produced by the likes of Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire), Vinyl charts the sex-and-drug-addled music business of the ’70s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.

When: 15th February

Happy 2016!!

IMG_3744My birthday and Christmas came and went and we are fast approaching 2016. We ended 2015 with a fabulous photoshoot and looking forward to the coming year with great anticipation.

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SALE IS NOW LIVE: UP TO 60% OFF

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When it comes to shopping online shopping destinations, Miss Williams Fashion is the place to nab some of the hottest fashion products. Imagine my excitement to be announcement to of 60% OFF.

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Celebrity Style… Woman Crush Wednesday…


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Rihanna’s style always hit the headlines.

She has gone from pop party princess into style maven and inspiration behind Dior.

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The Faces Of Aging…

Dairy Face

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Consuming too much dairy can cause inflammation ‘gutflamaton’.
THE SIGNS: Dark circles, undereye puffiness, milia (raised white pumps), eczema and spots around the chin.
REPLACE IT WITH: Hemp or almond milk

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Our Must-Have Beauty Products

 

They’re Real Mascara | Benefit’s
mascara scores major beauty points for curling and rounding lashes as well as making them look fatter and strikingly black.

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Our Shearling Coats…

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With winter nipping at our toes, this fuzzy down is really about to come into its own. Browse our website for yours.

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High Fashion Faux Fur…

 

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From the treacherous tundra to the snowy city streets, these vintage vest coats are sure to warm your heart this spring! These bold, faux fur open front is a winner when it comes to keeping cozy – these vest will ensure you stay ‘haute’ in the coolest temperatures.

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Party Season…

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A great alternative to the standard pencil skirt, the leather pleat gives form and structure and looks chic with a printed shirt or patterned jumper tucked in. Add edge to your fall winter wardrobe.

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TV Guide..

Monday 30th November

The Murder Detectives 9pm/C4
Documentary filmed over the course of 18 months following the police investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old Bristol student.

Tuesday 1st December

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Masterchef the Professionals 8pm/BBC2 
It’s the last week of the heats, and the first three chefs are set a task by Marcus, who wants them to fillet a whole plaice, steam a portion and serve it with a mushroom cream sauce, all in 20 minutes. The remaining three cooks are set a Skills Test by Monica, who asks them make the classic Crepe Suzette. .

Wednesday 2nd December

Younger 9pm/SonyTV 
Comedy drama, starring Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, a 40-something mother whose fresh-faced appearance gives her an opportunity to lie about her age and take another shot at securing her dream job.

Thursday 3rd December

Scandal 10pm/SkyLiving
Return of my one my favourite dramas is back on the box! Olivia Pope is back with style and gusto, and despite her own personal problems is still involved in a long-running affair with her client – the most powerful man in the US.

Friday 4th December

FILM: Cake 10pm/SkyPremiere
A woman (played by Jennifer Aniston) whose son died during a car accident that left her in constant pain becomes obsessed with the suicide of a young mother she met at a support group and forms a touching friendship with her husband.

Saturday 5th December

FILM: One Day 6.55pm/Film4
Romantic comedy drama adapted from the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess

FILM: Stoker 11.10pm/Film4
A teenager living an isolated life in her mother’s remote estate discovers she has an uncle she has never met following her father’s death.

Sunday 6th December


The 5 Year Engagement – Channel 4 11.05pm
Romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.

Weekend Vibes

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Slept in today!! BTW:This is not my bedroom 🙂

So it’s the weekend and I cannot believe we are almost at the end of November.
Black Friday came and went!

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This Week’s TV Guide

Wednesday 25th November

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The Supervet, 8pm / Channel4

Return of the documentary following the work of `Bionic Vet’ Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at a pioneering veterinary practice. Maya, a blue Russian cat, is brought into the surgery with a shattered jaw after a dog attack, and a man living in a homeless shelter brings in his best friend Spud, a Labrador cross with a lame back leg.

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Golden Rules…

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Do what you love, love what you do.
Induce passion in your life, job or hobby,
And enjoy a richer life!

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It is never too late to follow your dreams and reinvent yourself

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Spread beauty. Be kind to yourself and others.

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The more you give the more you get. Give money, time, clothes, toys and don’t expect anything back in return.

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KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid. Don’t overthink things and get worked up because things always have a way of working out.

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A Sponge, that’s what you want to be. Try and Learn something new each day.

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Be Honest… if you messed up say so and own it. Share your opinions people like and respect those who can speak up and be honest.Honesty is the best policy.

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Always do your best.

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Breathe. Check in with yourself every now and then.

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Just be you. Be confident… wear make 🙂

Rice Noodle Salad

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Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

80 g (23⁄4 oz/1⁄3 cup) dried shrimp

1½ tablespoons very finely chopped fresh galangal

50 g (1¾ oz/½ cup) fresh grated or thawed frozen grated coconut (see below)

200 g (7 oz) dried rice vermicelli

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cooked medium king or tiger prawns (shrimp), shelled, deveined and tails left intact

6 red Asian shallots, very thinly sliced or ½ red onion, very thinly sliced

large handful of mint leaves, torn, to serve

coriander (cilantro) leaves to serve

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Mulled Wine…


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Burgundy feels like the perfect hue for this time of year, think mulled wine.

Throw in some  grey, blue denim  and presto! a colour combo that’s fashionable.

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TV Guide…

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER


Elementary 9pm/SkyLiving
After the events of the last season, Sherlock is facing criminal charges and a possible prison sentence, so his estranged and powerful father arrives in New York to help – and despite their difficulties, he is determined to fix his son’s problems by any means necessary.

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The Leather Skirt…

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I like this edgy, fierce finish, championing leather to my evolving skirt collection.
For me it’s an alternative to wearing a pencil skirt (which I think is pretty restrictive sometimes).

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Ankle Boots For Ever…



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Ankle boots are everywhere and it seems to a staple in most of our wardrobes.

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Pink Friday…

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To be honest, I will wear most colours, but not normally wear pink things, in fact,
I have probable 2 items in my wardrobe that may contain pink…

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Our Leopard Print Report…

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I quite like the look of leopard, but shy away from it, always!  But I’ve decided to do an edit on our leopard pieces.

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Our Cape Round Up…

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We are covering up this AW15 with the Cape… Most definitely leader of the pack in our opinion!

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Lacey Friday…

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Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern,

made by machine or by hand.

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London Christmas Fairs

Christmas Market at Tate Modern London

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Where: Bankside, London
Dates: 20th November – 23rd December 2015

Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.

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Funky Knits…


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It’s all about new knitwear right now, this street-style hero is our ultimate new-season buy.

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The Work Dress…

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If like me,you’re on a budget and want to update your
work wear wardrobe for the winter, look no further!

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Hair Foods…

Keep Your Hair Healthy

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If your  hair is looking a little lacklustre…
Don’t spend your extra cash on  expensive shampoos an other hair products that claim to bring it back.
Tackle the problem inwardly and consume these foods…

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This Season Knits…

 

 

 

Trending Knit Wear

 

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I think the AW15 wardrobe should always have knitwear.
Update yours and check out some of the our latest digs.

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Gilet Friday…

 

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Coming soon…

Yes, autumn is big on coats. The days are becoming much chillier so it’s time to master the furry gilet.

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The Victoriana Trend

The Lady

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Choosing the perfect Victoriana blouse can be tricky.One will have to try and avoid looking too prim.

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Wearing Mustard…

Mustard  for AW15.

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Mellow yellow, ode to the ’70s.  If you’ve long abandon the other wearable colours , it might be time to reconsider.

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Shearling Darling…

The Cover-Up

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For its wonderful protective qualities, the aesthetic appeal of Shearling has made us fall  it again. Classic combination of  suede busting with plumage, ensures it’s the piece to go for, whilst retaining the wild feeling.

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VICTORIA BECKHAM’S TOP 10 FASHION TIPS

Watch fashion designer, business woman and all round style guru Victoria Beckham reveal her top 10 fashion tips in this video created by Medium Rare for online retail destination Lane Crawford.

The Business of Me

My Day

Wake-up 4.30am

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First thing I do in the morning? Give thanks to the Almighty, then Coffee!

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The Hot Colour

Red

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 It’s what they called Katherine Hepburn’s defiant, chic character in The Philadelphia Story.

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Autumn Is Finally Here…

Orange Is The New Black
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Is not just an awesome TV show but also the colour for autumn. Orange will be everywhere come autumn so get in the act now and with a cute dress, t-shirt or skirt.

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Autumn Notes…

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With autumn fast approaching the days are getting shorter and the nights starting to cool,  our knitwear provides the ideal cover-up to banish the evening chill.

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Attraction…Love yourself

Loving ourselves isn’t a one time event. It’s a moment by moment ongoing process.

Petite Flares…

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When it comes to clothing and being a petite, for me, it’s about finding good quality clothing that make feel and look great. And that goes for finding good pair of jeans.

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Porky Kale Essential

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I thought I’d write a post on Pork (the other white meat).

So many people flock to chicken for their lean source of protein, blatantly overlooking the Pork. So I’ve taken some time to pay some homage to this meat that is so yummy if you give it a chance.
Below are a the nutrients you will find in pork. And I must say not too bad. In fact, I’m going to prepare some for dinner tonight….hmmmm

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Selling Petite Sizes

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Our Latest Items In Store

We are giving £20 off when you spend £100 all throughout the month of August!


 
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About My Online Boutique

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A few years ago I started my online boutique, catering to the needs of petite women. Along the way I’ve learned that ‘regular’ size women love the style of clothes that I was selling but they feared that the would not be able to fit in them. Some purchased the tops and jumpers which fitted them very well.

The funny thing about his whole online boutique targeting petite ladies, is that not many petite ladies trust that the clothes will fit them? So what do I do? How do I convince petite women that my clothes will look absolutely fabulous on them? I’ve thought long and hard about this challenge and I’ve decided to wear more of the clothing I sell. I am a pint size 155cm tall, and I suppose in order to convince my target audience to trust my business, I’ll have to be the clothes horse.

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see daily pictures of the styles. Wish me luck!

Working Mum and The Selfie

Every woman wants to be a fashionista in today’s social media-crazed world. We take selfies galore –I I was any good at it I’d be posting more selfies too– pouting of the lips the bathroom shots…which I think it’s quite sad–taking selfies in public toilets, to me is inelegant.

As a single working mum and business woman I tend to not have time to take many selfies. In the mornings when I’m ready for work– it’s a dash out front (sometimes even a sprint) whilst hurrying up the boy. Cause I have to catch that train. Being a senior staff in the work place means you are to get in early or as least on time!!!

Some mornings after I’m ready for the day, I think “ooh you look great, it would be super to take a photo and post it so everyone can see how fabulous I look! But then no time to take a gazillion selfies until I find that perfect one that makes me look like I’m the dogs bollocks… Cause it does take time to get the blue steel shot. Taking selfies is time consuming and should be done when one is on holiday or on a sparce weekend and you just have nothing to do.

What’s  In Your Diet

 

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. HIPPOCRATES

The way your body looks on the outside reflects what’s happening on the inside and how you treat it, particularly the quality of your diet. So you should be aware of the nutritional value of the food you consume and if needed, make simple changes to what you eat so that your meals become healthier.
Eating poor quality foods, such as refined starches, sweets and processed foods, no matter how small the calorie content causes a hormonal imbalance in our bodies, which slows down our metabolism, causing us to store food as fat and to progressively gain weight, whilst eating high quality foods, such as nutrient-dense proteins, non-starchy vegetables, whole food fats and low-sugar fruits balance our hormones, stimulates our metabolism, causing us to shed any excess weight. Simply, it is the quality rather than the quantity of the food we consume that matters.

To help your body to work optimally:

eliminate all toxic and poor quality food, such as refined starches, sweets and processed foods, which zap your energy, mar the health and appearance of your skin and cause a hormonal imbalance in your body.

replace toxic and poor quality food with high quality foods, such as nutrient-dense proteins, non-starchy vegetables, whole food fats and low-sugar fruits that are rich in intelligent nutrients that fortify your body’s cellular health, balance your hormones, stimulate your metabolism, causing your body to burn excess fat and helping you to maintain a healthy weight and body proportions.

take three to five complete break days from alcohol each week.

drink plenty of water throughout the day – about eight to twelve glasses, to hydrate your skin, carry nutrients to your cells and flush out toxins from your vital organs. Hydration supports your energy levels, raises your metabolic rate, helps you to burn body fat effectively, gives your skin a fresh, radiant glow and is essential for the overall health of your body.

add a range of healing and anti-ageing new food to your repertoire. The healthiest, anti-ageing foods available to us have phytochemicals in them. Phytochemicals mean chemicals derived from the energy of light. They contain intelligent nutrients that are both healing and anti-ageing. Foods that are rich in phytochemicals are highly coloured and very important for our overall health and for maintaining the health and vitality of our cells and body. Think of the seven colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, when choosing foods that have phytochemicals.  

Some well-known foods that contain phytochemicals include:

Flavonoids found in apples, cherries, berries, grapes, citrus fruits, broccoli, onions and tomatoes. These range of foods are antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing many types of cancers and protect us from heart disease.

Lycopene found in tomatoes, red grape fruit, pink grape fruit, red oranges, guava and watermelon. These foods are anti-carcinogenic. They inhibit the development of cancer.

Phenolic compounds found in cherries, strawberries, pomegranates, nuts, green tea, chilli peppers, oregano, sage and rosemary. These range of foods contain antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.

Isoflavones found in soya beans, chickpeas, Kudzu and red clover. Isoflavones lower cholesterol and block hormonally stimulated cancer.

Sulphides found in garlic, onions and chives. These inhibit blood clotting and are anti-carcinogenic.

Isothiocyanates found in broccoli, cauliflower, kale, turnips, brussels sprouts, cabbage and watercress. These cruciferous vegetables inhibit tumour growth.

Terpenoids found in peppers, horseradish, turmeric, cinnamon and rosemary. These contain antioxidants and antibacterial properties and help prevent stomach cancers.

Incorporate as many phytochemicals as possible into your diet. Improving the quality of your diet will give you more energy, an improved sense of wellbeing and body proportions, almost immediately.

Wake UP…Live

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Someone once told me that I would live a long life. But I’ve been constantly told, and even use the phrase myself, that life is short. So, if some of us are going to live a long life which is short, shouldn’t we make it the best life ever….living everyday being the best, doing our best, treating ourselves and love ones the best, doing our best work?

 I’m a worrier, I won’t lie. I worry about the boy, myself, finances, and achieving all my definite desires, and goals in this supposedly long life that I have ahead of me. Is it worth worrying, when we always say life is too short? I don’t know….What is the secret to fulfilling all that we want out of life? And why is it that when you think you’ve got it figured out something happens that turns everything upside down and inside out?

The past six months have been a mixed bag of events for me… some progressive and many regressive. I’ve thought about all the events that I’ve experienced recently and I see them as character building (but not whilst they are happen–then, they were just incredibly annoying!).

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The Boy and I in our new home, 2015

I’ve been stuck and one dimensional far too long prior to these life changing events. My life was disrupted in many ways and I can say that I’ve learned a lot of about myself. I might worry about things but I never ever give up on my dreams, desires and goals. The events that seem to regress my progress may in fact propel me further than I expect, to achieve more faster than I would without them.

Never fret about disruptive events that will happen to you over your long/short life. They are sent to wake you up and make you live. They are sent to push you to give up the Will to Fail.

–Miss Williams–

Summer Summer Time…

 

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Summer has arrived! Finally! And it brought with it Wimbledon, holidays, evening entertaining and a general buzz. Along. This must be our hottest and June/July on record.

This summer Miss Williams will be launching a rail at the fabulous south spa and beauty salon; Style Essence, 3 Sandhurst Road, SE6. We also be rebranding  and showcasing some new fun summer / autumn styles not found on the high street!

Launch date will be announce over the next few day…

Leading up the launch we are offering customers 20% off items. So get shopping!  🙂

Fashionable Summer Time

 
Summer has arrived! Finally! And with it Wimbledon, holidays, evening entertaining and a general buzz in the air. Along with the heat, a flurry of shopping. This must be our hottest June/July on record.

Miss Williams is welcoming some changes to our look. This summer we will be unveiling our new logo and we are renaming too.  We want to thank everyone of our followers and supporters over the last couple years. To celebrate this milestone; we have decided to launch our first ever rail at Style Essence, 3 Sandhurst Road, SE6 in August, Hoorah!

JULY 2015 – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

2-12th of July – For all you Audrey Hepburn admirers and fanatics out there, you will definitely want to take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery in Leicester Square. The twentieth century most enduring style icon will be displayed on the screen, as part of the summer show charts! If you’re lucky, you can view some personal and rare snaps -plus some juicy behind-the-scenes shots! Ends in October… so no rush!

17-23rd –“Camden Beach” on the terrace at the Roundhouse, which consist of: 150 tonnes of sand; deck chairs; ping pong and most importantly… a FULLY stocked bar! Get your towel and grab the lotion… time to hit the beach! Unfortunately, there isn’t a seaweed infested harbour, but at least you can eat your grub without a sea-gull attack!

Saturday 25th of July – Do you want your children to engage in their creative side? Allow them to run wild, while you find yourself a nice pub? Then get yourself and the kids over to the Archkids website and discover the different locations of this fun festival! Some of the most iconic buildings in the city are opening to provide workshops and activities that will encourage children to explore aspects of design and construction! Sounds like fun right?

Spring Pop Up Coming Soon!!

Vintage A-line deminWe are excited to have been invited back to do a pop up shop at 91 Peckham High Street. We will have some new and exciting items to sell as well as some amazing discounts will be offered.

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We will be showcasing the very best of the Miss Williams range, we’ve got everything you need for spring and summer, from cute vintage skirts  and day dresses, to killer wedges and statement bags and accessories. Dates coming soon!

My Favourite Exercise

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I love working out! And it’s not about the way I want to look, I just love the way it makes me feel! When I exercise, my endorphins are boosted and my spirt is encouraged whenever I workout. Mes exercices préférés sont:

PILOXING cardio fusion incorporates cutting edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. The piloxing program uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with exhilarating dance moves and targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates.

ZUMBA an aerobic fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music

JOGGING

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Miss Williams Simple Body Products

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Being the largest organ of the body, the skin is also the thinnest and plays an important role in overall health. 1/10th of inch separates us from toxins. Our skin is highly permeable and it allows whatever we apply to seep into our bloodstream, and the rest of the body. Below are some simple products I use at home and some other products I use on my face.

Organic Sugar Scrub

Loofah Sponge

Coconut Oil

WHAT I USE ON MY FACE

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I love the EPICUREN products (a little goes a very long way!)

Skin Cleanser

Skin Conditioner: Enzyme Toner

Enzyme Concentrate: Vitamin Protein Complex

Gel Plus: Enzyme Protein Gel

Colostrum Cream or Enzyme Moisturiser

Go here to see my previous post on my skincare regime. 

Five Body Changes to Make PRONTO!

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EXERCISE FIRST

In the morning before you eat. It will maximise your benefit and raise your metabolism for the morning.

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PARABEN FREE SKINCARE

Do not use anything with parabens on your skin if you can help it. The skin is our largest organ in the body and it will absorb whatever you apply to it.

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ORGANIC

When possible  – It may be expensive, but VERY important. I buy organic meats, soft skinned fruits / vegetables (like blueberries, tomatoes, nectarines)

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CHIROPRACTIC

Get adjusted! This really help to keep your body aligned, and prevent pains in the future. Especially of you carry large shoulder bags or sit slightly twisted in you office chair. It also keeps nerves function healthy.

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WALK

Instead of waiting 15 minutes for the bus to go 10 minutes – walk it! Walking more helps your body exercise and  helps to clear your mind.

Coconut Oil – All You Need

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Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It is one of the most amazing and awesome substances on the planet! It’s rich in antioxidants, high in healthy fat, smells great and can sustain high temperature. That’s why I cook with it 🙂

It’s the one product that is A MUST have in my home (the unrefined Coconut Oil)

You can:

COOK WITH IT

MOISTURISE THE SKIN & HAIR

USE IT FOR CUTS AND SCRAPES

Zendaya:Looks That Awed Us

From Disney star to trendsetter, Zendaya sets the bar high in several eye-popping and simply drop dead gorgeous trends.

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How to Wear Shoes

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THINK  BALANCE: As women we adore shoes. When feeling down, purchasing a pair instantly lifts the mood and feeling great makes you want to take a trip to your favourite shoe store. On special occasions, something special to wear is a must.

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