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Why NEOM Welling Pod Is The Best Self-Care Boost

I have discovered a new found definition of what self-care really is: finding that smallest joy of looking after myself.

Here’s my 3 tips of finding the smallest joy in quarantine alone or with your family.

  1. Clock out at a reasonable time: Like many of us, your office is your new home office. To avoid being on our devices all day (and night), choose a reasonable time to completely log off. During the week, I clock out at 5.30pm.
  2. Invest in a diffuser: Diffusers are the new wellness and beauty tool of self-care on every editor’s desk and homes. Including mine. The NEOM Wellbeing Pod boast therapeutic benefits for the mind and body especially when adding an essential oil. It offers a natural way to help calm the mind and soothe the soul. I’ve added rose oil to NEOM Wellbeing Pod. This soothing scent helps to reduce anxiety, feelings of panic and quieten a busy mind. Bonus: a drop or two of this oil can also be added to your face cream to calm the skin.
  3. Create a daily ritual of stillness: Diffusers in particular, are popular during these unsettling times. The benefits? NEOM Welling Pod features a low energy LED light, a timer and humidifies the air around you (there is something calming about watching the midst disappear in the air), helps aid better sleep and shifts your mood through essential oil blends.
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New Treatment To Try Now: 15 minute ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ at 58 Lifestyle

New beauty treatment to try now? It’s all about holistic healing …. beginning with your ears. I’m very excited for ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ at the swanky 58 Lifestyle  on South Molton Street, London.  

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‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session offers a solution to  calm the busy mind, body and soul.  I’m more of a grab-and-go lunch-kind-of-business-women as my mission is to maximise my work week  lunch hour with treatments that will re-boot and recharge to avoid sluggish afternoons.  

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58 Lifestyle is known for an oasis of calm where treatments are holistic to achieve optimal health for mind, body and soul.   There is range wellbeing luxurious products (cruelty-free),  all thoughtfully made.   Products include 100% natural ingredients scents, hand care & body care. 

Described as ‘House Of Experts,’ 58 Lifestyle offers a wide array of holistic treatments for even the most demanding beauty enthusiast.  While in London working at the KLEEN HQ,  58 Lifestyle has really been my work-week go-to sanctuary to stay focused and help to cancel out  ‘noise’ from the high pressures of leading a start up mobile tech company and finding a balance as a young mum. 

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(CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl ) |  Make up by  @hourglasscosmetics Cruelty Free Honest Beauty

‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ 15-minute booster treatment led by Andre Zitcera, a Somatic Experienced Practitioner & Acupuncturist at Journey Malibu Treatment Centre.  He started with applying earthly top notes include green Mandarin, Jasmin, geranium and coriander on my inner wrists. 

The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. This protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body.

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KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl  | (CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl )

The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body. Andre Zitcera

I felt this release and sense of calmness. as Andre continued to insert the needles into each ear – the needles used are made of stainless steel, are sterile and disposable (they are used only once).  

Continuing to breath in the all-natural balancing scents of aroma therapy oils, Andre talked me through auricular acupuncture points and thought to share the knowledge: 

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

SHEN MEN: Translated as “Spirit Gate”. This point serves to alleviate anxiety by creating a relaxing effect and balancing heart rate.

SYMPATHETIC: Relates to the emotional nervous system. This point helps to alleviate stress, diseases of the digestive system and aids the respiratory system.

LUNGS: Organ most abused by inhalants such as marijuana, cigarettes, etc. This point helps with breathing and balancing the life force.

LIVER: Responsible for detoxification and blood purification. This point helps with anger and overall confidence.

KIDNEY: Cleanses damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse. This point calms fears and removes insecurities and strengthens the nervous system.

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Wearing KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl

And just like that – ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session was all over.  I felt energised and ready to continue my afternoon. 

While walking out of the quite halls of 58 Lifestyle Molton Street, my phone rang.  I was obliged to answer as it was my 2pm scheduled conference call from Zurich.    But this time, I was bright-eyed and ready to power through my conference call and the rest of my afternoon, with zero caffeine. 

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How London-based sustainable denim brand E.L.V Denim Is Supporting The Covid-19 Relief Effort

It’s amazing to see how the fashion industry has come together (both big and small, working to make a difference) to support those in need whether it is producing hand sanitisers, face masks in repurposed factories to donating sale proceeds to charities, the fashion industry is making a difference.

Yet, despite the uncertainty with many fashion companies (big or small) struggling to stay afloat due to the dramatic drop in sales, there is a yearning to action kindness, positivity and showing its support and making an impact for NHS workers and those who are risking their lives in the frontline to keep our own families safe.

London-based sustainable denim brand E.L.V Denim, proves that it’s not just big brands that are giving back. E.L.V Denim will be donating 15 per cent of the proceeds from every online sale to ‘Made in Hackney’, a local food kitchen. The charity is helping to deliver free food to the most vulnerable people in the community. If you want to give to Made in Hackney, you can donate on the crowd funder page.

E.L.V Denim, one of my personal favourite go-to denim brands, I’m wearing Light Blue / Mid Blue Contrast Straight Leg Jean.

Founded by Fashion Stylist Anna Foster, who up-cycles sources of vintage denim otherwise destined for landfills and transforms them into modern, sophisticated styles.

Shop E.L.V. Denim online now

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Skin Inflammation: How Dental & Skincare Matter

During my downtime over coronavirus quarantine, I’m taking this opportunity to educate myself with world-renowned experts to learn more about my skin, improve my beauty regimes (at home) and overall well being and share this knowledge with my followers on social.

The first of the series, is the topic of skin inflammation.

I was so excited to join two of my favourite doctors on their IGTV live chat: Dr. Michael Apa (@doctorapa) an expert in Aesthetic Dentistry and Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) a German aesthetics doctor who specialises age-defying skin solutions, an interesting topic that we all can relate – inflammation of the skin, causing acne that may be caused from neglecting from both dental and skin care.

According to  Dr. Michael Apa (@doctorapa) tooth decay and infection causes the number of bad bacteria in the mouth to increase. The quantity of bacteria present in the mouth in turn leads to inflammation of the skin, causing acne. Pimples around the lips, chin, and lower cheeks can often be the result of cavities, gum disease, or overall poor dental health. In addition, studies have shown that the bad bacteria from an abscessed (infected) tooth or gum disease can get onto your face and cause skin irritation and breakouts.

Here’s three ways to reduce inflammation on your skin at home:

  1. Saltwater Rinse. Until you can get to the dentist, one of the best things you can do is swish warm, salty water around in your mouth.
  2. Cold Compress. If your face is swollen, put an ice pack or opt to use a @Omorovicza The Rose Quartz Roller
  3. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) Hyaluronic Serum promotes both hydration and the skin’s natural barrier function. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturmFace Mask deeply hydrates and repairs. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturmoral supplementspromote fundamental skin nutrition and health

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Best Home Workouts On IGTV To Try Now

Thanks to our digital devices, we’re now able to stream workouts live from our own living rooms. Here’s my guide to 3 free workouts from the best trainers and studios in the business right into your living room:

Psycle: This is my personal favourite, as I do miss my spin classes at Psycle on my lunch hour. From fast-paced yoga to get your heart pumping to Sweat and Sculpt, which combines strength with barre, enjoy all of the studio’s digital workouts on its IGTV channel. Free, @Psyclelondon

Barry’s Bootcamp: High intensity workouts that include burpees, planks and squats to your screens. No extra equipment needed. Free, @Barrysuk.

Strala Yoga: Led by Tara Stiles, is a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. The breath-body connected movement works out any physical kinks while simultaneously getting in all the meditative aspects. Free, @Stralayoga

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Winterproof Your Skin: HOUSE OF LIFE N31 Face Repair Cream

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It can be hard to find a 2-1 moisturiser gentle enough for all skin types, especially in the depths of winter as cold air strips us of essential moisture and nutrients.

HOUSE OF LIFE ‘N31 Face Repair Cream’  is just that. A ground breaking organic skincare solution with cosmeceuticals efficiency that includes natural healing ingredients and blend with soothing oil blends are suitable for vegetarians to help heal and rejuvenate the skin.

A great 2-1 step process, made easy.   I used it every morning and night and especially on long-haul flights travelling on business with @Kleen_app to smooth and brighten your complexion.

What I love most HOUSE OF LIFE ‘N31 Face Repair Cream’ naturally-sourced range strengthens the surface and penetrate deep into the epidermal layers to even skin tone and smooth texture. And above all, solves anti-aging  concerns while protecting skin from harmful UV & IR light.

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A Zero Emission Weekend in Hampshire FOUR SEASONS with Telsa newest SUV Model X

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Photo credits: @morganetheunicorn_photography

Only about a 60-minute Telsa drive from West London,  Four Season Hampshire  is the go-to weekend getaway of stylish Londoners. Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity while incorporating a variety of recycling, sustainability and conservation practices.

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Here’s what all you need to know the perfect weekend getaway with Telsa’s newest model X, SUV.And why more  jetsetters  are flocking to stay at Four Season Hampshire.

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WHAT TO PACK:

 THE RADCLYFFE SLIM SHADOW POCKET – Comfort stretch denim in soft blue authentic wash.  The look perfectly encapsulates laid-back countryside attire.

‘Magma Small’ by Emma Aitchison  from recycled, sustainability sourced, fair-trade and locally sourced material made in London. A soft added accessory to elevate your style.

 Axiology shade ” The Goodness” are all vegan, natural,  cruelty free, gluten free, and palm oil free. Perfect to keep lips moist in the English countryside.

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Super Charge Me Anywhere:  For everyday travel, simply plug Model X in at night and wake up to a full charge which provides up to 351 miles of travel (NEDC).

For longer journeys,  superchargers are connectors that charge a Tesla in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centres, and WiFi hot spots. Including a supercharger at the swanky yet very sustainable eco-escape, Hampshire FOUR SEASONS.

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Panoramic View: TELSA newest SUV, Model X windshield is the largest cured windshield on any production vehicle, perfect for quick makeup re-touch. The windshield a panoramic view in the front seat and includes a three-dimensional visibility from every seat because of the canopy glass windshield and unobstructed windows in the falcon wing doors.

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Breathe Easy:  Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With the industry’s first medical grade HEPA air filter system, medical grade air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculated inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wing Doors: Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and manoeuvrability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple and convenient.

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Quickest SUV Model X: Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions and has the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.P100D hits 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds getting to a top speed of 155 mph, all while producing zero emissions.

 

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Gloss & Go Blow Dry | DryBy Salon

Best for hair blow dry 

Having a good blow-dry can transform your entire look and for this reason, blow-dry bars are heaven sent – speedy, functional and expertly executed.

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What I love about DryBy, they offer a speedy makeover with a capsule collection of five blow-dry styles that will take you across the globe – from a classic London look, to beach-ready Rio waves and back to the sleek and chic Upper East Side.  I chose the ROME. 

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Channeling my inner Sophia Loren and my passion for big hair and volume.   I thought it was best suited for a Monday – setting a strong tone for the week ahead right?

The gloss-and-go transformation at DryBy make lacklustre hair look fresh again due to the products used Original & Mineral ( O &M ),  an indie Australian botanical brand I am now crazy about.  The O&M products to “maintain your mane” made easy in even the most hottest summer months of the year while living in a city like London where humidity runs quite high.   Oils of Evening Primrose and Macadamia seed combine in a mild moisturizing everyday formula that cleanses the hair and scalp. Antioxidants and amino acids in Banksia Flower protect, helping freshly washed hair stay healthy.

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O&M hair productsThe result? Hair immediately looks refreshed, healthy and shiny.  Plus, it’s located on Mortimer Street right next to spin studio mid day hair emergencies.

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The 35-minute blow-dry is accompanied by a coffee or sparkling wine so you can disconnect while gloss-and-go transformation make lacklustre hair look fresh out the door quickly.

DryBy Blow-dry, £35, Dryby.co.uk

#WORKWEARSTYLE

Scarf  | The Furla Savana scarf (Furla)

Shirt | Italian cashmere short-sleeve T-shirt (J Crew)

Sunglasses | Miu Miu

Supercharged Facial at Gazelli House

Why Gazelli House townhouse on Walton Street is London’s best kept secret? There is no formal-looking reception desk, just sumptuous armchairs and wooden tables adorned with products, flowers and oriental tea pots.

The skincare range developed by Dr. Zarifa Hamzayeva, you can expect the therapies offered at their sumptuous new HQ to go way beyond the surface. Membership to their beautiful townhouse on Walton Street comes with their two signature diagnostic treatments. Whether you go in for a facial or a body treatment, each session is completely bespoke and might include anything from microdermabrasion to radio frequency.

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This morning I was pleasantly surprised when a package from Gazelli Skincare arrived.


I was thrilled to
experience Hydra-Radiance Face Mist and Illuminating Perfecting Skin Polish from their award-winning Triple Youth luxury skincare range. Offering the best do-it-yourself skincare products that will help you get a luxury spa experience in the comfort of your own home. 

Last week I travelled a lot for work and as a result, my skin became very dehydrated and dull (even in the summer seasons). Gazelli Skincare uses only the highest quality organic compounds and natural extracts blended with the exclusive and precious ingredient Gazelli White Oil™. 

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The result?   Hydra-Radiance Face Mist helped transform my skin into a natural dewy glow. Above all, this light mist is extremely versatile: used as a toner, applied over make-up and can even be spritzed over your body for a beautiful glow (refreshing aroma). The unique blend of Gazelli White Oil™, Grape Seed Oil and Black Mulberry Extract protects, hydrates and tones the skin with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin E and Omegas. 

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Illuminating Perfecting Skin Polish is a gentle, exfoliating skin polish evens out skin tone and thoroughly clears pores. I have even applied a small portion on my elbows (helped with the dry patchy areas instantly). The result?  The micro-granule Rice Powder lifts dead cells to reveal fresh, softer skin with a more youthful appearance. Red Grape extract locks in moisture and lightens skin tone, while the regenerative Gazelli White Oil™ deeply nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin for a luminous and healthy complexion. 

Founded by mother-daughter duo Dr. Zarifa Hemzayeva & Jamila Askarova, this luxury skincare brand, proven to rejuvenate, protect and nourish the skin, is based on the healing powers of a natural oil found only in Azerbaijan.

www.gazelliskincare.com

Ever Wanted To Know How To Maximise Your Glow?

My biggest secret in keeping a youthful, healthy glow? My beauty regime always starts with exercise. The benefits? Exercise decreases the level of the stress hormone cortisol, which can be beneficial for chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

In fact, according to Dr Kanchanapoomi Levin, ‘Increasing the circulation with cardio delivers a greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to your skin, which helps repair it and increase collagen production.’. Plus, enhanced blood flow helps skin cells regenerate, —meaning cycling could actually be anti-aging.

I get asked quite frequently about how to maintain radiant skin on social. My advice is always go for a run – I have opted Saturday morning, outdoors. It boost circulation to our skin, increasing oxygen and nutrient delivery, which gives us that immediate post-exercise glow.

Inside The House Of Elemis Penthouse & BIOTEC ANTI-PIGMENT BRIGHTENER treatment

Elemis’ flagship spa re-opens with a whole new feeling.

With a slick, modern townhouse feeling (gone are the dark wood floors, buddhas and velvet-swathed sofas of the old spa), the new space feels lighter, brighter and much larger than it seems (there are only 7 treatment rooms, but the space feels much bigger than that).

With only 90 minutes, I was invited to the top floor, the Elemis Penthouse featuring ceramic flower wall sculptures by talented artist Valeria Nascimento and an incredible amber quartz bed, which envelops and supports your body with thousands of warm, tiny crystal beads – all meant to energise and invigorate your cells (see below).

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A targeted skin-brightening treatment that reduces pigmentation and dullness for refined and translucent skin combine the latest technology with time-tested massage techniques for brilliant results.

‘People in town are busy. It’s not about the sleepy, indulgent rituals anymore – you can check into a hotel spa in the countryside for that. This is about results. It’s about having a great treatment that helps you manage your lifestyle and stress levels. You want to walk away with really healthy looking skin and perhaps a bit more information about how to look after yourself your wellbeing,’ says Elemis co-founder Noella Gabriel, who went to town on the treatment menu, stripping it right back and creating entirely new facials and massages to help put back what city life takes out.

I sit in front of a machine that, after only two minutes, “scanned” my entire face; as a result, Holly, the beautician that assisted me, showed me how my skin was dehydrated and with plenty enlarged pores.

Join The Cru: CRU Kafe, Organic Galápagos Limited Edition

My mornings include cuddles and @crukafe on repeat. Finally a coffee brand that has full transparency.

@crukafe – organically grown and is Fairtrade. Farmed without chemicals, using traditional methods.

NO PESTICIDES: Unlike non-organic coffee production that makes wide use of manufactured chemicals and pesticides, organic coffee is produced with natural, certified fertilisers which not only use less energy but leaves much less of a footprint on the communities that use them

NO WASTE: Everything from our pods to our packaging is 100% recyclable – with the current exception of our bean & ground bags.

DONATION 5% of all sales to the Galapagos Conservation Trust – a charity that has been working to protect and promotethe Islands’ delicate ecosystem and incredible diversity of flora & fauna for over 20 years. 

 Limited Edition Organic Galapagos recently launched and completely obsessed with its newest flavour. Fed by fertile soils, watered by volcanic crater lakes and left to grow wild amongst a forest of orange & guava.

Style: @motherofpearl rented at @mywardrobe_hq

Hampshire, FOUR SEASONS with Telsa newest SUV Model X

As more travel companies wise up to sustainable tourism, FOUR SEASON in English countryside Hampshire, England sustain and preserve its natural surroundings impressive by way of luxury, and inspiring in their eco ethos and pioneering practices.

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Photo credits: @morganetheunicorn_photography

Only a 60-minute Telsa drive from West London,  Four Season Hampshire  is the go-to weekend getaway for Londoners. Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity while incorporating a variety of recycling, sustainability and conservation practices.

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Here’s what all you need to know the perfect weekend getaway with Telsa’s newest model X, SUV.And why more  jetsetters  are flocking to stay at Four Season Hampshire.

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WHAT TO PACK:

 THE RADCLYFFE SLIM SHADOW POCKET – Comfort stretch denim in soft blue authentic wash.  The look perfectly encapsulates laid-back countryside attire.

‘Magma Small’ by Emma Aitchison  from recycled, sustainability sourced, fair-trade and locally sourced material made in London. A soft added accessory to elevate your style.

 Axiology shade ” The Goodness” are all vegan, natural,  cruelty free, gluten free, and palm oil free. Perfect to keep lips moist in the English countryside.

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Super Charge Me Anywhere:  For everyday travel, simply plug Model X in at night and wake up to a full charge which provides up to 351 miles of travel (NEDC).

For longer journeys,  superchargers are connectors that charge a Tesla in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centres, and WiFi hot spots. Including a supercharger at the swanky yet very sustainable eco-escape, Hampshire FOUR SEASONS.

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Panoramic View: TELSA newest SUV, Model X windshield is the largest cured windshield on any production vehicle, perfect for quick makeup re-touch. The windshield a panoramic view in the front seat and includes a three-dimensional visibility from every seat because of the canopy glass windshield and unobstructed windows in the falcon wing doors.

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Breathe Easy:  Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With the industry’s first medical grade HEPA air filter system, medical grade air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculated inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wing Doors: Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and manoeuvrability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple and convenient.

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Quickest SUV Model X: Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions and has the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.P100D hits 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds getting to a top speed of 155 mph, all while producing zero emissions.

3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day

Today, on April 22nd, 2022 marks Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day whilst keeping the focus and passion on restoring the planet. Here are my 3 tips to get in the celebratory mood:

Clean Your Closet: Donate (@Oxfam) , Resell (@mywardrobe_hq), Rent (@hurr) unused items in your closet. Your small deed today (and everyday) goes a long way. According to Warp UK, 30% in average wardrobe has not been worn in a year and sadly £140m worth of clothing goes to landfill each year. By doing your part, matters.

Increase your climate IQ while self-isolating at home: The most most informative films and TV shows to educate and expand your mind while self-isolating that will help you stay informed of the action needed to save our planet’s future.  My personal IQ-boosting climate documentaries favourites are: ‘The True Cost’ To David Attenborough’s Netflix Series, RiverBlue (2016) & Our Planet (2019).

Join in online: Perhaps most importantly,  make sure you take a moment to connect with others and find inspiring hope for the future. It’s an opportunity for millions around the world to unite virtually, from their own homes, to celebrate the resources that our planet so generously provides for us and to reflect on the contribution that we can each make to ensure its future. Follow the #EarthDay hashtag online or join in with one of the virtual events taking place around the world, ranging from panel discussions to live performances. My personal favourites are Fashion Revolution, watch live hosting various topics on Earth Day on IG live, Ecoage, watch Livia Firth in conversation with Satish Kumar on the importance of designing a new, more sustainable way of life for the future & Cloud Twelve, watch live at 12pm on our Cloud Twelve Instagram with eco expert Juliet Kinsman.

Four Seasons Hampshire, UK with Telsa

As more travel companies wise up to sustainable tourism, FOUR SEASON in English countryside Hampshire, England sustain and preserve its natural surroundings impressive by way of luxury, and inspiring in their eco ethos and pioneering practices.

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Photo credits: @morganetheunicorn_photography

Only a 60-minute Telsa drive from West London,  Four Season Hampshire  is the go-to weekend getaway for Londoners. Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity while incorporating a variety of recycling, sustainability and conservation practices.

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Here’s what all you need to know the perfect weekend getaway with Telsa’s newest model X, SUV.And why more  jetsetters  are flocking to stay at Four Season Hampshire.

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WHAT TO PACK:

 THE RADCLYFFE SLIM SHADOW POCKET – Comfort stretch denim in soft blue authentic wash.  The look perfectly encapsulates laid-back countryside attire.

‘Magma Small’ by Emma Aitchison  from recycled, sustainability sourced, fair-trade and locally sourced material made in London. A soft added accessory to elevate your style.

 Axiology shade ” The Goodness” are all vegan, natural,  cruelty free, gluten free, and palm oil free. Perfect to keep lips moist in the English countryside.

8X6A7396

Super Charge Me Anywhere:  For everyday travel, simply plug Model X in at night and wake up to a full charge which provides up to 351 miles of travel (NEDC).

For longer journeys,  superchargers are connectors that charge a Tesla in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centres, and WiFi hot spots. Including a supercharger at the swanky yet very sustainable eco-escape, Hampshire FOUR SEASONS.

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Panoramic View: TELSA newest SUV, Model X windshield is the largest cured windshield on any production vehicle, perfect for quick makeup re-touch. The windshield a panoramic view in the front seat and includes a three-dimensional visibility from every seat because of the canopy glass windshield and unobstructed windows in the falcon wing doors.

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Breathe Easy:  Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With the industry’s first medical grade HEPA air filter system, medical grade air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculated inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wing Doors: Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and manoeuvrability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple and convenient.

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Quickest SUV Model X: Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions and has the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.P100D hits 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds getting to a top speed of 155 mph, all while producing zero emissions.

How to recycle, rewear, and repeat your working wardrobe

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Photograph @morganetheunicorn_photography

I’ve decided to unleash my wild side in wearing snake-print silk blouse by @nanushka that I bought and already worn #30times.  Yes. That’s right, I’ve recycled that same look time and time again.

The fashion industry has become the 2nd largest most polluting industry after the oil industry, with 87% of fashion landfilled or incinerated every year, according to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

My passion to reduce the fashion industry’s impact on the planet really just can start in your closet

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A Very Conscious Christmas

Wishing all a wonderful Christmas during this festive time. Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us. Especially about honouring yourself and planet earth.

As my journey continues to live more consciously as an activist and planet-lover shared on my personal blog, GOING GREEN, I wanted to share how I have made a serious effort to host this Christmas with environmentally-conscious at heart. One of those transformations includes putting an eco-friendly spin on a traditional Christmas novelty.

Using 100% recycled wrapping paper set by printed with vegetable oil by Seed EcoRecycled (Tip: To find out whether a paper can be recycled this Christmas, remember to do the scrunch test – if you can scrunch it into a ball and it stays scrunched then it can be recycled). Limiting my gifting purchases dramatically to 1 per person, rejecting the culture of consumerism in favour of homemade gifts, in-person activities or gifting from brands committed to honesty, integrity, and transparency—from the supply chain, to the impact on consumers, the environment, and their employees.

And most recently discovered, rental tables-capes by @laylondonlt to host our family Christmas lunch.

This solves one of UK’s biggest problem unnecessary consumption, which is an enormous problem. According to a report from Allianz Global Investors that calculated all of the reported goods and services consumed by the global population, we used 1.7 annums — what the planet can naturally restore in a year — of the earth’s biocapacity. I was so thrilled to discover them on my hunt to ‘keeping it conscious’ as @laylondonltd reuses tables setting for every occasion. It offers convenience and doesn’t cost the earth.

In light of the festive theme, I have opted for ‘Red Collection.’ This table setting hire comes with a complete set of flatware, decor, glassware, accessories, etc. And the service comes with a complete table setting. How genius is that?

And, it’s the first of its kind. LAY London is the city’s first tables cape rental service, delivering dazzling, curated settings to your door.

When creating the rental table hire, former Tiffany PR manager, Alice Herbert kept the main premises of solving the current issue of overconsumption. That is, 7 out of 10 people will readily admit to buying far more food than they need – renting for every occasion. The sharing economy similar to the fashion (@my wardrobe-hq), model that have saved 11m items of clothing end up in landfill each week in the UK alone. LAY London mission is to do the same.

My daughter, first time sitting at ‘Red Collection’ and exploring all the beautiful accessories rented at @laylondonltd

Taking small steps to be sustainable during the holidays can not only have an impact on the environment, but also on the culture. My hope for this Christmas, whether is to inspire my peers, friends and family to contribute in their own personal approach to a cleaner and greener future.

A (Conscious) Guide to Holiday Decorating

All lights shine bright tonight as we host our pre-Christmas party with our close friends and family.

This year, I have re-used all of my Christmas decorations, such as plastic and glass baubles and tinsel (as they can’t be recycled). I really made a conscious effort to be mindful of how I can minimise waste and increase recycling during this festive season. Therefore, I have opted to re-use all my festive decorations. Last year, any unwanted decorations, I have donated them to charity shops which can also be a solution.

According to GPW Group, Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most wasteful, creating a rise in the volume of waste materials being produced and disposed of during this busy season. Much of this, unfortunately, is sent to landfill where it damages the environment. The upside? Up to 70% of our waste can be recycled or reused if we all of do our part.

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