Friday, 29 August 2014

All-Bran 5 Day Challenge

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I was invited to take part in All-Bran's 5 Day Challenge recently. And despite generally eating very healthy (apart from the odd sweet treat), watching my weight and exercising quite religiously, lately my strict routine has fallen by the wayside. The summer, my trip to Paris and a very food-orientated time in London last weekend has made me realise that those pounds have started to creep on again. So a challenge like this has come at the most perfect time as I am very much in the mood to get back into my healthy routine as the autumn season approaches.

I was sent a hamper by All-Bran full of breakfast goodies - All-Bran Original, All-Bran Bran Flakes, All-Bran Sultana Bran, All-Bran Chocolate Wheats and Golden Crunch with a Kilner jar for storage, a cup and saucer, bowl, spoon and napkin. I wanted to share the pack with you initially, the idea being that I will sign up on the All-Bran site and I will be given tips and recipes each day to help me stick with the 5 day Challenge using the various All-Bran products provided. I will follow up with another post in a week or two, sharing the breakfast meals I have enjoyed and the recipes and tips from the site.

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All-Bran have just launched on Pinterest and YouTube where you can find loads of recipe inspiration and delicious ideas for eating All-Bran ad getting more fibre into your diet.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Paris Postcards, Part 2

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In the final part of Paris Postcards, you can see here more Paris landmarks - the Arc de Triomphe, a rainstorm in Saint-Germain, a beautiful kitten in Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur and views over the city, the Paris Plages and Notre Dame, beautiful doors on the Champs Elysees and a stunning door knocker in Saint-Germain. The amazing Louis Vuitton store on Champs Elysees and of course the lit up Eiffel Tower and it's view from Trocadero. And finally I couldn't help but try to emulate a statue we found in Saint-Germain, I think I just about mastered her grumpy expression ;) 
Until next time Paris.

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Wearing: Outfit 1 - Warehouse Dress via Next ~ Chanel Flats ~ Miu Miu Sunglasses*
Outfit 2 - Zara Dress ~ Chanel Flats ~ Usual Jewellery: Hermes & Cartier Bracelets ~ Dior Rings ~ TIffany Necklace

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Love Lock Bridge

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This trip to Paris, despite many previous visits, I managed to find a few things to do that I had not done before. And one of them was visit the famous Love Lock Bridge. A walk along the River Seine near Saint-Germain-de-Pres, stopping to browse the cute little bookstalls, led us to one of the Paris bridges that is filled with locks. The idea being that you fasten a lock with your love message to the bridge and throw away the keys into the Seine, ensuring your endless love for one another. I didn't do this myself but I like the idea of it anyway.

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Red & Blue Boxes

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I didn't do too much shopping whilst in Paris. But did manage a very lovely time one quiet morning, in Tiffany and Cartier. I'd had my eye on the Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard range for a while, and decided to wait until Paris where the Euro is currently a little friendlier on the pocket. So with birthday money from my parents, invested in this tiny 0.08 diamond on a gold chain. A perfect delicate and dainty piece I can wear every day, good for stacking too, when I eventually save up my pennies for my next piece. Whilst in Tiffany, my boyfriend suggested I could choose something for his birthday gift to me, so we walked a couple of doors up to Cartier to have a look at the friendship bracelets, which we bought to replace my older Mulberry version. I like the symbolism of the Cartier Love range. I chose the three ring on a black cord, which consists of three bands intertwined in harmony, three colours of gold - pink for love, yellow for fidelity and white for friendship. The staff in both boutiques were so lovely. And even though I was buying from the lower end price range, their attention and quality of service were just what I would expect from such luxury brands. Very lovely Tiffany and Cartier experiences in Paris.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Père Lachaise

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It may seem like a bit of a morbid thing to do on holiday, but actually the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris is very famous and quite busy with tourists. It is worth taking a picture of the map at the entrance with your phone if you can, as the cemetery is very big. If you are wanting to see the grave of someone specific, this is the best way of using the directions to navigate your way there. Probably the two most famous people burried here are Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde, which both happen to be quite far away from one another. The cemetery is so well maintained and the colours that day were amazing and quite autumnal, even though it was a sunny and warm day. A beautiful and peaceful place to visit in Paris.

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Three pictures above - Jim Morrison.

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Picture above - Oscar Wilde.

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Wearing: Zara Dress ~ Miu Miu Sunglasses* ~ Chanel Shoes ~ Baggu Bag ~ Hermes & Cartier Bracelets

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Père Lachaise Cemetery
16 Rue de Repos, 75020 Paris
Metro: Père Lachaise