All posts tagged: health

Ten top tips – marathon training for beginners

Alright, alright, I guess I can’t exactly call myself a beginner. The upcoming marathon that I’ll be running on 28th April in London will actually be my third. But despite you all thinking that this doesn’t class me as a beginner, you may be surprised to hear that I actually don’t like running and never do it unless I’m training for a mammoth jog around a big city. I ran my first marathon (London 2017) in 03:59:57, my second (New York 2017) in 04:06:34 and soon to be third, well I can only imagine a lot slower than the last two, as the training hasn’t exactly gone to plan. I have suffered injury (hamstring tendinopathy) and am currently one week into the flu, so in total I have only done a total of two outdoor runs. And with the marathon 7 and a half weeks away, I could panic, or I could hold my head high, carry on and follow my own tips.  1. Get good sleep Sounds easy, right? Well if you’re anything like …

Rose Oil Massage AT HOME with Spa by Car

I didn’t think last weekend would pan out as it did. I had the best I have had in ages, mostly because I saw lots of friends and drank lots of delicious booze. I was also treated to one of the best, albeit most painful, massages I have ever had. In the comfort of my own bedroom! Claire-Marie from Spa by Car rocked up to my flat in perfect time on Sunday. I had made sure to sleep off my hangover as much as I could before welcoming her into my home, armed with all the equipment she needed to work her magic on my tired and stressed body. I gave her a few minutes in my room to set up her workstation and when I walked in, my room sounded, looked and smelled like a spa. It was magical! I had opted for the rose oil body massage, which I was expecting to be so relaxing that I would maybe fall asleep during the treatment, but as Claire-Marie made her way down my body, by …

Drink Your Way to a Facelift With You BeauTEA

A sucker for skin products and a hot cup of tea, it’s no surprise that when I heard about a ‘beauty potion’ in the form of a berry infused tea that promises to generate active collagen properties and promote healthier hair, skin and nails, I couldn’t resist. The creation of You BeauTEA came from a passion not dissimilar to mine – the love of a daily ritual, a hot cup of tea coupled with the desire to find a natural product and of course improve ones aesthetic. After hearing that You BeauTEA’s natural ingredients were sourced from ethically sound suppliers in Japan, included regenerative, cleansing and hydrating properties that would help the body’s natural collagen levels, I didn’t care what it tasted like, I needed to get my hands on it, and quickly. Much to my disregard, it tasted great and I couldn’t help but feel my skin was tightening and radiating with the very first sip I took. While the added bonuses of You BeauTEA include a mixture of it being preservative and caffeine-free …

Foods You Should Avoid To Keep Your Teeth As Healthy As Possible!

Let’s face it there’s nothing quite like having the perfect Hollywood-white smile to look and feel at your best in any given situation. Whether you are going to be giving a presentation, applying for a new job or looking to attract a good looking partner, the simple fact is that having your teeth in the best condition possible will always give you an advantage. However, little known to some people, does the fact that certain foods can seriously damage your teeth and rob you of your perfect smile without you even know it. Thankfully, once you know these foods, you can avoid them and keep your teeth as close to perfect as possible! Here are the main foods you should avoid if you want to keep your teeth at their absolute best: Diet Cola In today’s hardworking society diet cola has become an acceptable drink to have several times a day as a sort of “energy-booster” type refreshment. With its caffeine content, zero calories and pleasant bubbly taste it’s easy to understand why. However, it …

Staying Healthy in the Big Smoke

It can be tough to stay healthy when you live and work in a busy city like London. I know only too well how hard it is to stick with good, nutritious meals instead of grabbing a quick bite from a fast food place or takeaway point. I’ve been on a real health kick this year and have been trying my best to avoid pigging out just because it’s quicker than cooking. There are loads of ways to save time and maintain a balanced diet, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you. If you need to make quick meals at home, you should definitely invest in a microwave. I know a lot of people believe that microwave food is automatically unhealthy, but it really doesn’t have to be. I cook myself a big batch of something delicious at the weekend (lean mince chilli, or vegetable-packed Bolognese), then freeze it into smaller portions to heat up through the week. A good tip is to freeze your food into larger, shallow dishes …

Jacqueline Harvey at The Pelham

Published on BespokeRSVP on Wednesday 7th March 2012 On an unseasonably warm and sunny February afternoon in London, I walked out of South Kensington station and smiled as I saw large numbers of happy people sitting outside basking in the sunshine whilst sipping on coffees and nibbling on cakes. I wanted to join in but I was on my way to something much better. I crossed the road and entered The Pelham, a delightful boutique hotel, which spans three conjoining Georgian townhouses. Upon entry I was shown to the drawing room. Warm, cosy and littered with luxurious furniture, artworks, dark oak panelled walls and an honesty bar, the room was a complete contrast to the sunny weather outside and I could see myself sitting by the coal fire on a cold winters evening with a good book and a glass of red. But I was not there to lounge around; I was there for an hour with Jacqueline Harvey. Guests of the hotel are able to enjoy one of four hourly sessions with Jacqueline – …