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GraceBay Babes

March 28, 2017

I stayed at The Grace Bay Club which is situated in Turks and Caicos for one week in January 2017. If you are able to visit the Caribbean then this Island and the resort should be on your list; if not first! I throughly enjoyed my stay and I am not being too kind in saying the resort was absolutely breath taking. Grace Bay Club is very spacious so you never feel crowded even on days that were notably busier then usual. The staff were extremely friendly, warm and accommodating… AND I was particular sold over by the two guys who managed to chop down several coconuts for the girls and I to drink!!! The GBC beach is mesmorising; the sand is so white whilst the sea was incredibly blue… If you get a chance to explore the island then please do as there are many amazing places to visit and locals are genuinely happy to accommodate/see you. If I’m honest, at the end of my stay I was definitely not ready to pack up and leave for London. I cannot wait to return sometime in the near future! 

Some of the places I visited outside the resort:

  • Danny Buoys (The local pub/bar and there is Karaoke on selected nights)
  • The Tuscany (another resort on the island)
  • Coco Bisto (Fish was to dieeee for)
  • Bella Luna (Yummy Pizza)
  • Da Conch Shack (Amazing Lobster Dishes!)
  • Coyaba (is a MUST)
  • Somewhere Cafe (Check out the Fajitas and I also went Scuba Diving on the beach there)
  • On Thursday night I went to Fish Fry.

Location: Grace Bay is a 15 minutes away from Providenciales International Airport.

Facilities:

  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Anani Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • fitness centre
  • 2 floodlit tennis courts
  • hobie cats
  • kayaks
  • windsurfing
  • scuba diving
  • Deep sea and bone fishing
  • boat excursions available
  • 18-hole championship golf course nearby
  • Complimentary internet access and all international phone calls from guest room land lines are free of charge
  • Personal concierge services.

Bikinis/Swimsuits by Roxy and Agent Provocateur: http://www.agentprovocateur.com/

http://www.roxy-uk.co.uk

Website: https://gracebayresorts.com/gracebayclub/

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Energise with a good breakfast

December 3, 2015

Energise with a good breakfast!

Make sure you set yourself up for the day by eating a healthy meal that will satisfy your appetite and set stage for smart food choices through out the day. If you skip breakfast you may find that you will overeat during the day. Ideally choose a hearty breakfast that combines carbs, fibre and protein. 

Below I have listed some of my preferred healthy dishes

  • Scrambled or poached eggs on whole meal toast
  • Avocado and egg on whole meal toast 
  • Smoked salmon on an avocado
  • Tuna on avocado 
  • Poached eggs, peri peri sauce, cottage cheese on whole meal crackers/toast
  • Peanut Butter on wholemeal toast
  • Banana and Peanut Butter on wholemeal crackers
  • Berries, strawberries, pomegranate on low fat greek yoghurt
  • Scottish oats made with water/almond milk with added blueberries
  • Poached eggs and spinach with whole meal toast
  • Mashed avocado on whole meal toast/crackers
  • One sliced apple with Peanut butter 
  • Sun warrior Chocolate Protein powder mixed with Oats
  • Smoked salmon, lemon juice and scrambled/poached eggs (can add whole meal toast)
  • Bransflakes with sliced banana, coconut/almond milk
  • Omelette with 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg (yolk included) add ingredients such as tomatoes, mushrooms, tuna/ham, cheese, onions
  • Oats made with water with added raisins, cherries and sultanans
  • Salmon Eggs Benedict 

On the Go breakfast Smoothies

  • Lemon Juice, Parsley, Avocado, Coconut Water and Spinach Smoothie
  • Coconut Milk, Isopure strawberry protein and banana iced smoothie.
  • Banana, Peanut Butter, Sun warrior Chocolate Protein powder and almond milk smoothie
  • Spinach, banana, avocado and almond milk smoothie
  • Three boiled eggs
  • Takeaway Oomf! Skinny Oats 
  • Mixed Fruit pack
  • Banana
Happy Feasting 🙂

 

Chloe

xXx

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The Avocado is officially Queen Green

July 16, 2015

Avocados – Sorry Kale you’re no longer Queen Green… All Hail the Avocado!

Now before I go any further, I would just like to point out that I have been obsessed with the avocado since day one (it probably helps that I am a vegetarian/pescatarian)

Why should you be eating them?!

  • Avocados help aid weight loss
  • Boosts your brain performance
  • Incredibly nutritious
  • Avocado help control blood pressure
  • Improves your heart health
  • One of the cleanest produce around
  • Contain more potassium then bananas
  • Loaded with fibre and antioxidants
  • May help prevent cancer
  • Easy to incorporate into your diet
  • THEY ARE DELICIOUS

Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving (3):

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.

Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).

This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fibre so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.

There is literally SO much you can too with these green babies. You can have avocado on toast, add them to smoothies and salads… You can create a stuffed avocado by adding a flavourful filling of your choice say tuna, egg, goats cheese, prawns, smoked salmon, vegetables, couscous… AHHH I’m hungry again.

Avocado's rule!

 

On that note I will leave you with some mouth-watering pictures of avocado dishes that you could try out at home.

Chloe xXx

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An Escape to the Horseshoes East Farleigh Kent

July 14, 2015

Showing my Aussie friends the Kentish hidden delights ‘The Horseshoes’ East Farleigh, Kent!

A rainy ‘very British summer’ Sunday evening was brightened up with a cosy dinner for four at The Horse Shoes in East Farleigh, Kent.

A quote from their website:

‘Village pubs don’t get much more relaxing than The Horseshoes in East Farleigh. Pull up a chair by one of our log-fires, or stretch out in our sun-soaked beer garden, and enjoy some of the best-kept cask ales in Kent. We also offer top-notch pub-food, sometimes served alongside a cracking session of live local jazz.’

It had been a little while since I visited this restaurant so I was looking forward to seeing how it had evolved over that time.

For starters we had a generous helping of Chicken liver parfait, Scallops and Pea and Mint Soup. For the main course the 3 meat eaters had a trio of meats roast dinner and I had a fisherman’s platter; which was actually a sharing dish but I was feeling piggy so ate the lot myself.

Service was good but a little slow with our food but we were with good company and were happy to wait a little longer. The staff were friendly and attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed my pea and mint soup whilst I thought the fish platter was simply ok. The bread was slightly too thick for me, but that is just my preference. Two bottles of house red were consumed; South African Sauvignon Cabernet which was really good x2.

My friends from Australia had a fantastic evening and really enjoyed the food, which of course made me happy. They especially loved the drive itself to the restaurant; they had never seen so many tiny/narrow roads. I sometimes forget how beautiful Kent is.

The views outside are attractive with the horse stables right next door. The atmosphere inside was simply charming and the restaurant is decorated beautifully with lots of character.

All in all, there were no issues for me not to want to come back and it was the perfect place to show my friends the Garden of England; Kent.

Chloe xXx

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The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia

June 12, 2015
croquet

The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia!

The Great British Summer is finally HERE! It’s time for some fun in the sun 🙂 yesterday I enjoyed a lovely ‘long’ lunch and a game of Croquet oooo I do say. Where else can Croquet be played in London you might ask?… Try the Goring!!

I had the Smoked Salmon & Devilled Eggs to start followed by an amazing Lobster Omelette – a MUST try! It was not too heavy, quite creamy but very moorish. OH and the Chef was definitely not stingy with the Lobster.

“The Goring Hotel is an historic luxury hotel in London’s Belgravia district, famed for its independent style and modern British cuisine”.

The Goring stands out from the crowd as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, with over a hundred years of passion for hospitality and commitment to service. Staff are trained to the highest standards of hospitality – always retaining a timely touch of fun. At The Goring, guests and made to feel at home, and after 105 years, they still continue to surprise and delight even the most frequent of guests…which I seem to have become!!

The Goring enjoys an enviable location in Belgravia. With Buckingham Palace, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and the Royal Parks all located nearby, it’s perfectly placed for shopping or theatre, work or play.

See more at: http://www.thegoring.com

Chloé xXx

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Tuesday Evening at Novikov

February 12, 2015

I had a fabolous Tuesday evening with the girls at Novikov.

It was especially lovely to catch up with Danielle, Grace and Nadina <3 

Novikov provided us with an amazing spread of Edamame Beans, Fresh Sushi, Yummy Vegetables, Prawn Noodles, Salad, Spring Rolls, Chicken/Duck and various other Meat dishes (for the carnivores). Dinner was nicely complemented with a several bottles of White Wine.

The Desert was absolutely insane! We had a choice of 8 different sweet treats to attack; Various flavoured Ice creams & Sorbets, Banana Crumble, Panna Cota, Chocolate Sponge Cake etc….. Nadina and I pretty much double teamed the deserts! Ahhh Guilty 

Novikov : 50A Berkeley Street, London W1J 8HA, United Kingdom

Shop the Look:

My outfit is from Lavish Alice. Both the top and skirt 🙂

Heels by Office.

Chloé xXx