test Food, Hot news / 20.12.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="London's BEST 3 Course Detox Brunch - Grace Belgravia"] A perfect Sunday is spent lounging, eating and chilling out with friends. I think nearly all of us can agree on that? Now thanks to Grace Belgravia the eating part can become guilt free down to the launch of their incredible and nutrient dense, Detox Brunch Menu' created by Head Chef Marcin Ksiazka. 'Definitely not your traditional egg and avocado breakfast' Probably the most flavoursome menu I have sampled this year and definitely not your traditional egg and avocado breakfast. This menu is set to detox you via three delicious courses. Josh and I head down to Grace Belgravia on Sunday to try out the three course Detox Menu at Grace Belgravia. Normally a women's only club however men are allowed entry on Weekends so, we make the most of this special exception. [title maintitle="" subtitle="Traffic Light Detox Shots and Tumeric Lattes"] The brunch starts with a trio of detox shots in traffic light colours. A tomato, red chilli and lime shot (probably my least favourite but definitely tastes detoxing) followed by a delicious lemon, ginger and turmeric shot and finishing with my favourite of the bunch a zesty, sweet green apple and Spirulina shot. We were asked to pick our food choices during the shots which were accompanied by a delicous and very on trend, Tumeric Latte; filled with anti-inflammatory properties and a warm, sweet and spicy milk. [title maintitle="" subtitle="Golden Milk Latte"] The main courses are delivered in a two course part. First we were treated to vegan protein pancakes, made with gluten free buckwheat flour stacked upon one another and topped with coconut yoghurt, blueberries and maple syrup. The presentation alone was perfect and would have any instagram food blogger crying with happiness, yet the presentation didn't even come close to being able to compete with the taste. The...

test Homepage, Hot news, Wellness / 30.11.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="SCHOOL OF STRUT"] To strut  /strʌt/ - verb: to parade, prance, flounce or sashay to proudly show off one’s best features or talents Well, this is definitely how I would describe School of Strut. I attended the 'strutology' event launched by founder, and curvaceous goddess, Zoe Mcnulty, a body activist whose motto is that although we all want to be fitter, healthier, sexier and more confident. It doesn’t have to involve body shaming, hours in the gym or fad diets. Unsure what to expect I head into the dance hall for the Strutology event and am immediately greeted by a swarm of happy, healthy and extremely confident ladies singing their hearts out and dancing their socks off to a loud, bubbly 'oh-so' sassy gentleman leading a parade of moves to extremely loud pop music. I was in heaven! Two songs in and I'm waving my arms in the air and flicking my hair like I just don't care - and that was only the warm up! Zoe is introduced as the 'Headmistress' of the School and rightly so. As she takes her well deserved place centre stage and stirs up the crowd, the women cheer and wolf whistle in anticipation and I find myself eager to see what is going to happen next. First we start with a 'SexyStreet' class in which Zoe leads her prepared mix of flirty, cheeky and sassy  choreography with looks of flirtation and confidence that has me developing a slight girl crush! The whole class is delivered to popular chart songs remixed into one another without knowing which could be coming next. with loud music this class reminded me of my street dance teenage years and made me instantly want to rejoin. [title maintitle="" subtitle="STRUTOLOGY"] Nobody seemed nervous or judged it was such a warm, friendly and overall extremely empowering atmosphere The second part of...

test Homepage, Recent news, Wellness / 18.11.2016

[title maintitle="" subtitle="Hands up who's done ballet before? "]
Yes, I'm up there with you in the 'yes, but not since I was younger' department...Often leaving us thinking that now we have stopped we have completely ruined those dreams of becoming a prima ballerina - so instead of trying again we invest in either a gym membership or failing that a VERY big dinner...
test Food, Homepage, Recent news / 15.11.2016

Being a self-confessed, health nut I will publicly admit it's not that easy for me to get my protein in. I am allergic to dairy so therefore can't have any whey based proteins and lets face it - that's the majority of the market out there. So, when I have the option to try a new vegan protein powder I get VERY excited. Last week I trialled a brand new range called 'Missfits' - a vegan protein brand. A unique blend of pea protein, crammed with all of the essential nutrients we need for our body to function properly. As most of you know I have been under-going a personal training course so with those long hours spent in the gym I've needed an extra protein burst and this Missfits Sachets have been the perfect option. Filled with added vitamins and minerals you have a great combination of micronutrients needed to stay healthy. My favourite flavour was the chocolate sachet which I mix into my morning porridge oats and the unique coffee flavour - as a coffee addict it gave me the energy to get into the gym and push through a hard workout without so much of a sip of pre-workout! The BEST bit: There's no added sugar so you aren't whacking on the calories or drinking any nasty ingredients - it's completely natural! If you fancy trying Missfits you can order them here,...

test Food, Homepage, Recent news / 13.11.2016

Wild Food Cafe is healthy London’s raw, vegan, free-from restaurant hidden in Covent Garden, Vicky reviews. Being a health obsessed vegan, I was excited when Wild Food Café invited me and a friend down to review. Hidden in a quirky part of Covent Garden Wild Food Café boasts a bright blue exterior staircase leading up to their café.  Fairy lights hang from the windows and wooden tables and bars fill the café. An open planned kitchen is positioned at the back of the restaurant showing just how fresh the food is. After being seated at our table we were handed the menu, it was filled with exciting and deliciously unique food options. I was about to ask for the allergy menu when I realised absolutely everything on the menu is vegan, gluten, wheat and refined sugar free. Not one for a burger and fries? Me either, but just glancing at the olive, shiitake and quinoa burger option (£13.20) confirmed I was in my version of heaven. The interior design from Wildfood Cafe The staff were all quirky and friendly and instantly made us feel incredibly welcome and valued. The drinks ranged from organic wines, gluten free beers, smoothies, juices, organic coffees and teas. Kombuca drinks (£3.70) were even on the menu, Kombuca is a probiotic fermented drink that helps aid the good bacteria in the stomach. I may or may not have had one or two drinks the night before, (I did) so I opted for a Kombuca drink, despite never having tried one before. The fermented Kombuca drinks. The Kombuca was pleasantly surprising, it had a lightly fragrant sweet taste that reminded me of a mix between lemonade and soda water mixed with a gentle zingy hint of ginger. It was the freshest and creamiest hummus I have ever tasted To start with we opted for the hummus...