Monday, 30 January 2017


Life is too short to wear mediocre lingerie 

When I get asked by a brand to collaborate I find the feeling quite humbling. I guess it's nice to know that people feel I am worth investing time and money in. This is my third time collaborating with Azura Bay and on every occasion Lizzie Churchill has been the woman who has documented this, which I couldn't be happier about.

Azura Bay picked the lingerie they thought would suit my figure and my style, then Lizzie and myself searched for the right location, sourced the perfect jewellery and this time we decided to bring a make up artist onboard. 

The shoot felt like a dream from start to finish, with the rare January sunshine even making an appearance. The location was just outside of Newquay, in a little village called Mawgan Porth. If you know the area, you will know it's glittered with fabulous luxury homes. Homes that dreams are made of, and we were lucky enough to shoot in one of these stunning places. 

I am a true believer in fate and the moment Charlotte Albert contacted me about working together I knew she was the right person for the job. I saw her work on her social channels and knew she could create the right image for the Azura Valentines 2017 campaign. Charlotte Albert has such a talent for enhancing natural features and adapts the colours to natural skin tones. I only wish Charlotte could do my make up every day. 

The jewellery from this shoot came from my dear friend and total babe Tegen Foote Jewellery, her boho style jewellery worked perfectly with the effortlessly elegant lingerie Azura Bay had supplied.  

Ashley at Azura Bay spends a lot of time sourcing ethically made, eco friendly and high quality lingerie that supports her ethical values. Azura Bay even donate a portion of their proceeds to three organisations of your choice. So if that doesn't make you want to support them I don't know what will! 

I can honestly say the lingerie that I wore for the shoot is some of the most beautiful, flattering and comfortable lingerie I have ever worn and luckily for me I got to keep every set, so I get to wear beautiful lingerie everyday!

I am so happy with the images. I felt confident, beautiful, empowered and this is all because of the amazing team of women I had around me on the day. 

I hope you love the images as much as I do. 


Photographer - Lizzie Churchill

Make Up Artist - Charlotte Albert

Lingerie - Azura Bay

Jewellery - Tegen Foote 

Location - Panorama, Mawgan Porth

Sunday, 8 January 2017


Waking up on a Sunday morning, with not a single plan for the day is a feeling I love, the freedom to do anything, or go anywhere without the constraints of time. This Sunday was one of those such days. With a stillness in the air and the sun desperately trying to make an appearance our thoughts moved from breakfast and on to what Cornish adventure we were going to go on today.

We planned our day around food (which is something we always do) and decided it would be a lovely day for a wild fire lunch. I prepared a garden salad, beetroot humous, Ben's homemade flat breads (which are amazing), vegetables and fresh smoked haddock. With our rucksacks packed up we jumped in the van and headed up the coast to a little spot called Mother Ivy's Bay.

I have lived in Cornwall for over 15 years now and still haven't explored all of it's magical beaches, many I visited as a child and are but a distant memory and I wanted to see somewhere new. With so many hidden coves down costal paths and vast open spans of beach to wander on, we thought what better way to spend our Sunday then making memories on little beach somewhere.

We spent the afternoon relaxing in the cool winter air and watched the wild dolphins play in the calm water out front (they were too quick for us to photography, which actually made it more special).

January can be a pretty tough month financially, after over indulging and spending any free cash on presents for loved ones. Come the new year most of us are left with little budget for luxuries (we certainly are) so you have to become a little more inventive when trying filling those weekends. Today barely cost us a penny and we had the most wonderful afternoon, it beats sitting in a stuffy restaurant or slumping on the sofa all day. So don't worry about not having much money, take your lunch to the beach or the park and enjoy the stunning British winter.

Happy Sunday

Thanks to NORTHCORE for the amazing adventure kit - SHOP HERE 

Friday, 6 January 2017


A new year .... A new eating plan

Well hello 2017, I've been really excited to meet you and so far you've not been too shabby (well the cold and flu virus I've had hasn't been great but I think I am out of the worst of it now.)

Before the Christmas I decided that it was time for a change. A change in my diet and lifestyle. I didn't want to call a "new years resolution" because the way I see it, it's a lifestyle overhaul. A time for me to shake things up a little and really analyse the effects of cutting out certain things from my diet and studying the results.

It may seem like a bit of a cliche to start a healthy eating plan in January but I actually think it makes perfect sense. After what feels like weeks and weeks of over eating and drinking, my body is crying out for a health kick and indulgent detox, so that's exactly what I am going to give it.

I am going to be going meat free, refined sugar free, diary free and simply focussing on fuelling my body with whole natural foods such as, fruit, vegetables, nuts and organic super foods. I would be lying if I said I wasn't in the slightest bit nervous about this, however I do think an after the excessive Christmas I may enjoy the change for a couple of weeks or so.

For some of you reading this you may be thinking why on earth would she want to cut all of those things out and yes it may seem a bit access but for a while I have been really questioning what I've been putting my body and wondering if all my hard work in the gym and in the surf is being completely ruined by the things I eat and drink?

Not only have I been questioning the effects food has on my body but also they effects it has on the environment. How far has my food travelled, was it well looked after and killed in a humane way?
For nearly 28 years I have eaten meat (with the exception of maybe a few weeks/months here and there) but I feel that's a long time and I need to listen to my thoughts and conscience. I may come to a point during this time and realise I want to become vegetarian, or vegan, or I may feel like I missed meat and want to introduce it back into my diet but only local organic produce. I guess I will just have to see how the experiment goes.

I intend to share my progress, recipes, thoughts and feelings on my blog and social channels and will share any hints and tips I may collect along my journey.

Here's how the eating plan will look

Starting the day right

500ml glass of clean (filtered if possible) with fresh lemon squeezed into it.

Fresh fruit Juice / Vegan Smoothie

Mid Morning

Vegetable Juice


A large salad, packed with raw fresh ingredients, beans and homemade dressings

Mid afternoon

Vegan Protein or Handful of nuts


Plant based evening meal, Mixed pulses, lentils, seasonal vegetables, steamed and roasted.

Together with my personal trainer at the Sports Hub we have created a plan to suit my goals and I am really excited to get started. To some this may look bland and crying out for meat, but one of my biggest strengths is being extremely creative in the kitchen (ask my husband, we very rarely have the same meal twice) so I am very excited to see what dishes I can create throughout this process.


Photo Credit - Griffin Photography
Wearing - MyProtein UK

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