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Sunset Series

November 12, 2015

Sunset Series By Carlo Parducho

Shot by LA based commercial photographer at The Grafton on Sunset (Sunset Boulevard).

Thankfully the weather is pretty much always Sunny in Los Angeles so shooting in October was never going to be a worry.

It was a pleasure to shoot with Carlo; he is fun, creative, easy going and professional! I am already looking forward to shooting with him again soon… HEY any excuse to get back to LA 😛

I try to be as versatile as possible so the images are slightly different to some of my previous shoots.

Check out his website: http://www.carloparducho.net

Sunset Series; The Grafton on Sunset: http://www.graftononsunset.com

Hair: Minimal Styling by Me.               Colour: Warm brown/blonde balayage        
Makeup: Minimal with Mac Rivera Life Lipgloss.
Royal Blue Dress: Amarni Exchange
Dark Blue Maxi Dress: Club L

Chloe xXx

Chloe Recommends, Latest Post, Travel

Paris and the Eiffel Tower with Chloe…Parisian getaway!

July 20, 2015

Check out Paris and the Eiffel Tower with Chloe. Dreaming of a Parisian getaway!

Four years ago this summer I found myself being whisked away on a romantic getaway to Paris. If there is one thing you MUST do whilst exploring Paris it is to visit the magnificent Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the champ de mars in Paris, France.

It has become a global cultural icon of France and is one of the most recognisable structures in the world. As well as being the tallest structure in Paris, it is also the most visited monument in the world.

It is not surprising that the Eiffel Tower witnesses so many marriage proposals. It is a magical 324m Parisian icon, scaling three floors with panoramic views of the city.

If romance is what you are after you can chink glasses in the top floor champagne bar overlooking the city and if you wait to visit the tower after dark the tower sparkles every hour on the hour with 20,000 gold lights… Heck, it doesn’t get more romantic then that.

Chloe xXx


Food Glorious Food, Latest Post

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

Health and Wellbeing, Latest Post

Depression Is Real. Rest In Peace Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

I was incredibly sorry to hear about the heartbreaking news that Robin Williams had passed away on 11th August. He was an amazing actor, who seemed to be full of life on and off screen. He filled so many of our childhood memories with laughter and joy. He was a great actor who will be deeply missed around the world.

Depression is a serious illness which is often ignored. If anyone is ever continuously down please reach out and talk to someone, never be ashamed to seek help. We are all human and we all face individual battles that many people (even close friends and family) might not be aware of. When you have depression, it so much more than feeling sad.

Depression is a medical illness, it is NOT a sign of weakness. This illness effects so many people in various ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms; i.e. Intense feelings of sadness, losing interest in things you enjoy, hopelessness and feeling very tearful; often for no real reason at all. Many people with depression may have symptoms of anxiety. There are also physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, poor sleeping patterns or not being able to sleep at all, having no appetite and complaining of various aches and pains. All these systems can vary with regards to a level of seriousness. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while at its most severe, depression can make you feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.

If anyone reading my post has symptoms of depression I urge you to speak to someone and seek help. Sharing a problem with someone else or even a group of people can give you the best support needed. Research shows that talking about your problems can help you cope better with stress and eventually recover from depression.

Depression can affect 1 in 10 of us at one point in our lives and it CAN be treatable.

Please see further information regarding depression below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depression_(mood)

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Chloé xXx

Events

Food Festival On Carnaby St.

July 23, 2014

As a self confessed foodie of course I was going to make my way over to the first food festival taking place on Carnaby Street, Sunday 20th July between the hours of 11am – 6pm.

There was 30 of the area’s best restaurants, bars and cafés who brought along their top notch dishes out onto the streets of Carnaby
It was free to attend and there was a range of £5 taster dishes, one day only offers and free food stands such as ice creams (obviously I made a beeline for the ice cream que… My chosen flavour was Crème brûlée… Mmm

There was also a series of expert cooking demonstrations led by presenter and foodie Hardeep Singh Kohli which was interesting to watch and I was able to pick up a few tips.

I went to check out all the awesome dishes with a couple of girl friends and my brother. We were around the area (Carnaby St. & Regent St. for a couple of hours). Regent St. was also closed off for catwalk shows, dance acts, live music was playing along with various other cool attractions such as a Pimms bus and man made garden.

We had a great day and luckily for us the weather was pretty on point too. Looking forward to attending another food festival soon… mmm maybe a chocolate one? 😀

 

Chloé

xXx

Dieting & Nutrition

Those four important letters… F O O D

March 4, 2014

You would not think it if you were to judge by the size of me but I am simply obsessed with food. I am a vegetarian/pescatarian whatever you would like to label me as I do not eat meat only fish. A lot of people ask me why I do not eat meat and its just something that has never been attractive to me. I hope you are not munching on a whopping great chunk of steak whilst reading this but I feel like I am eating flesh when I eat meat. The texture is chewy and I just don’t enjoy eating it, actually meat to me is quite boring but hey thats my opinion. I gave up meat when I was 8 years old, I knew I didn’t like it and it was pointless eating something I was simply not enjoying. I tried meat again around the age of 15 and again last year, it was basically to confirm my dislike of meat, which was still there so I know wasn’t a fad. Being a vegetarian is not necessarily bad thing, it opens your eyes to new food, new recipes and for me its fun trying new things.

I LOVE sushi whether its Nobu, Aqua, Itsu, Yo Sushi or Boots meal deal I will never tire of eating it.

Nobu, 15 Berkeley Street

Aqua Kyoto. 5th floor, 240 Regent Street,

Selfridges 400 Oxford Street

Yo Sushi, 57 Haymarket

I try to eat healthily but I feel guilty being in these amazing restaurants and choosing a salad…  So I think ‘I might not come here again so I need to eat the best dish on the menu… oh and a desert… I will just have to have a super workout tomorrow’ :S

I believe you can eat everything you wish within moderation.

My local hang out is (Green Park) Mayfair so to list a few of my favourite places around this area to eat out would be Nobu, Novikov, Browns, Ritz, Carlton Club, Automat etc. One of the best restaurants on Dover St. has simply got to be Alloro. It is divine! Every single time I have been to this restaurant the food is exquisite and the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive.  The last time I was there I had the vegetable soup for starters (fresh veg in a clear soup) Tuna Steak Chips and Salad for mains and mango sorbet for desert YUM!

Alloro, 19-20 Dover Street

I do not eat out in expensive restaurants all the time… If I did I would be broke but lucky for me I get taken out often by work/clients/friends which I am so grateful for! If I had to choose between paying for several slap up meals or a Chanel bag, as much as I would class food as a hobby, Fashion would win hands down.

OH and I am a MAJOR sugar addict but chocolate ,sweets, biscuits and all those other mouth watering ‘bad’ things are another chapter….

Air Kisses

Chloé

xXx

Latest Post, Style Diary

First Monday in March

March 3, 2014
Chloe Biography

Why hello there…

You seem to have stumbled across my brand new blog!!! I have always wanted to get into blogging but never quite knew what I should speak about, what images I should post, if I have the time to keep it up and most importantly if anyone would even read my dribble? Well who knows but I am throwing myself into the blogging banaza anyway.

To start off, I will share a little bit about myself I currently work in financial advisory but have been modelling since 17 years old full time/part time on and off and pageant prancing since 19. I have aways been passionate about modelling, acting, singing (generally performing) travelling and fashion. I am success driven, seriously ambitious and madly deeply in love with London; which is somewhat of a dangerous affair. 

For those that do not know me, I would say I am of the random species. Sometimes I don’t even understand myself so I don’t expect anyone else in life to ‘get me.’ I think too much so maybe this is a good idea to write my thoughts down instead of letting them clog up in my already jam-packed head. I am fun, adore food, appreciate the nice things in life and am partial to a G&T/Cocktail/Johnny walkers/Prosecco/Red Wine… Ok you get the gist. I am from an awesome but bonkers family of 10 and am the eldest of 8 children! My family definitely deserve our own TV show we are all completely different people and are best described as atoms bouncing off each other causing explosions of mayhem. I spend my life living out a suitcase, I love to travel, visit new places and meet people from all walks of life. Currently I live between Central London and the glorious Kent. Sometimes, even in England I live out of hotels which does not annoy me as I like a change.

To conclude, today on the first Monday in March 2014, I have decided to enlighten you all with my charming but hopefully witty blog. Subscribe if you wish (please do) and take the catwalk into my life.

Air Kisses

Chloé 

xXx

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