Going back to work on a beautifully sunny day, after a typically temperamentally-weathered bank holiday, is painful enough – without my desk having to overlook smug Shoreditch House sun bathers…

 

But then the rain came down! And the East London sun-worshipers retreated! Haha!

And thanks to the lovely makers of Coarunn Scottish gin, I thought a Wet Tuesday should become a Dry gin moment.

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Coarunn gin is a dry and crisp, aromatic taste adventure.

  • One part heritage
  • One part inspiration
  • One part Celtic
  • One part expertise
  • One part modernity

This crystal clear long crisp flavoured gin is balanced by clean, sweet blushing apples, sharp, distinctive dandelion and piquant red berries.

Rosy relishes form the very soul of Caorunn and warm the very soul of my spirit-starved start to the week.

Thinking classing gin drinkers, 1920s prohibition, and ancient Scottish wild life with generations of use as medi-GIN in Celtic cultures, I was inspired to shoot the below, before sipping slowing to starve off the rain.

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NEVER turn down an invitation to try Hoxton gin at The Hoxton Pony!

WARNING! This gin contains grapefruit and coconut – an exquisite accompaniment to ginger ale and cranberry.

Sinking back countless Collins’ on Thursday night, in my right ear was gin-infused-guidance-counselling from fabulous femme fatale miss www.teatimeinwonderland.co.uk and in my left ear was expert charm schooling from www.thehoxtonpony.com ‘s gorgeous Hoxton-hostest-with-the-mostest…keeping my tall tumbler totally topped up.

Great girls. Great night.

Inspired by www.Topshop.com ‘s new pony print party pieces, I packed my saddlebag of equestrian essentials, creating: Collins’ cocktails canter couture collision…

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Spiffy spoons, stylish stones, posey postcards and compliment cactuses….In a County Desert Garden.

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Wednesday was a gorgeous morning, sun-soaking radiance and warmth onto my modest Kew balcony (with stunning views of the residents’ car park – although you can see the Thames when you stand on your tip toes)…

And so, with spring FINALLY peeping through London’s compassionate-less clouds – thanks to the lovely ladies at L’Oreal I got to thinking about manicures and pedicures for when I finally flash my tooties!!…(From the bottom of my black skinnies!… Let’s not get too optimistic)

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These hues are so inspiring, I didn’t get round to beautifying myself….

Instead I livened up the lifeless things around me.

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L’Oreal’s juicy summer nail polish colours bring a murmur of mirage to parched desert stones, neon-exposed holiday snaps, Egyptian earrings, gaudy glasses, thirsty cactuses and course-wooden coasters into a to a life of their own – where desolate dessert memorabilia can meet shining summers and a little London-centric whimsical woodland.

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http://bluecowyoga.com/

Lose weight, tone-up and get fit!

Blue Cow Yoga, London’s first yoga studio and spa in the city, today launched its 30-Day Summer Body Challenge.

The challenge invites members (like me) to participate in some form of exercise every day for thirty days, with the aim of meeting pre-determined goals (which we all will set personally with expert help) to get in shape for summer.

I’ll be documenting my experience here.

I’m a bit nervous about the weekly weigh-ins, but hopefully the diet advice will help!

Can’t wait for my personalized exercise programme – AND no one else in London offers unlimited yoga and Pilates with ‘Blue Cow Bootcamp’ on Saturday afternoons! Ouuuch – but hell yeah!… and with some time to recover after Friday night mojitos!

I’ll also be joining the ‘Blue Cow Running’ club, so to treat myself to all this hard work, pre my annual trip to Amsterdam and a surfing holiday in Bude at the end of this month, I will be hitting up Sweaty Betty for sexy, stylish, kit.

I’ll be dowward-doggin and boxercising like the best dressed of all yoga bunnies! Who’s with me?! Just head to Bank next Wednesday.