The current situation is forcing all of us to do a lot more”lounging’ than usual and this will continue fore the foreseeable future. It is vitally important to still feel good about ourselves and maintain a sense of style. We are all still in the early stages of lockdown so try to keep a routine going and enjoy a little bit of pampering. If you have a friend or family member who are unwell at the moment add some extra comfort to their life.
So whether you are chilling out, working out or just opting out here are some style picks to inspire you !
For those Netflix/movie moments or lounging and snuggling kind of days. Pull these on for some ultimate comfort.
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With most gyms now offering virtual classes and training many of us will find our fitness routines have minimal interruption. In fact many of you have discovered these classes and enrolled as first timers. I am particularly excited that my favourite mind gym (THE DEN MEDITATION CENTRE) in LA now allows me to workout in LA whilst in London !!!
So now maybe is the time to invest and freshen up your workout gear to inspire you in your fitness goals. This active wear looks good enough to wear all day and look stylish.
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Okay girls I am definately not going to judge if you prefer to saty luxuriating in bed all day or not get dressed at all. But lets at least glam up your look so you do it in style !!
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP :LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOOD HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON MENTAL HEALTH. STAY STRONG, THIS TOO SHALL PASS AND WE WILL EMERGE MORE APPRECIATIVE THAN EVER XX
INSPIRATION AND MENTAL TASKS TO STRENGTHEN THE MIND AND IMPROVE YOU WEEK.
PART TWO: DISCOVER SUCCESS
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE MIDWEEK MANTRA IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO RECAP LAST WEEKS MANTRA (PART ONE) TO COMPLETE THE TASK.
HOME + HEALTH + RELATIONSHIPS + FINANCE = SUCCESS
SO HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE HAD A DEEP THINK ABOUT THE THREE QUESTIONS SET LAST WEEK AND HOPEFULLY HAD A CHANCE TO DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE FOUR LISTS UNDER THE ABOVE HEADINGS THAT ARE PERSONAL TO YOU.
THIS WEEK LETS LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER UNDER EACH OF THE HEADING AND GIVE YOU SOME FURTHER IDEAS HOW TO IMPROVE THESE AREAS.
ONLY INVITE PEOPLE INTO YOUR HOME WHO WILL RESPECT IT AND THE PEOPLE IN IT.
INVEST IN A FENG SHUI CONSULTANT FOR A ONE TIME VISIT, TO CREATE HARMONY IN YOUR LIVING SPACE. OR JUST BUY A BOOK FOR SOME TIPS. I AM A HUGE ADVOCATE OF FENG SHUI…. MILLIONS OF JAPANESE CANNOT BE WRONG ?
KEEP YOUR HOME TIDY AND CLEAN IF YOU ARE TOO BUSY HIRE SOME HELP EVEN IF ITS A COUPLE OF HOURS PER WEEK.
DECORATE IN RESTFUL COLOURS. NEUTRAL PALETTES WORK WELL.
CREATE A HAPPY HOME FULL OF LAUGHTER, GAMES AND SHARING MEALS TOGETHER.
OVER 50 ? TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF YOUR FREE NHS ANNUAL CHECK UP. BUT YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR IT !
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EXERCISE AND DIET. EAT BEAUTIFUL FRESH FOOD AND BUILD AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE . WALKING WITH FRIENDS FIND A SPORT YOU ENJOY. ORGANISE A TEAM SO IT BECOMES A SOCIAL EVENT. BEATS DRAGGING YOURSELF OFF TO THE GYM!
BEAT STRESS WITH EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT AND MAKING APPOINTMENTS WITH YOURSELF IN YOUR WORK DIARY. THAT WAY YOU WINT FEEL GUILTY IF YOU TELL PEOPLE THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AN “APPOINTMENT” AT THAT TIME.
DRINK MORE WATER. LESS ALCOHOL. ENOUGH SAID.
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SPIRITUALITY AND SCHEDULE MEDITATION INTO YOUR DAILY EXISTENCE EVEN IF ITS ONLY FOR 10 MINUTES JUST TO FOCUS DURING A QUIET TIME.
KEEP IT FUN DONT MAKE IT ABOUT THE BAD STUFF
TALK. OPEN AND HONESTLY.
CUT OUT THE DRAINS AND SURROUND YOURSELF WITH RADIATORS. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE.
APPRECIATE THE GOOD PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND SHOW THEM.
SHOW RESPECT BY BEING ON TIME AND NOT CANCELLING AT THE LAST MINUTE.
LOTS OF MONEY IS NOT THE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS BUT NEITHER IS NONE. YOU JUST WANT ENOUGH !
BORING I KNOW BUT BUDGET MONTHLY. MONEY IS LIKE CALORIES WHAT COMES IN MUST BE BALANCED WITH WHAT GOES OUT. TWO LISTS…. INCOMINGS AND OUTGOINGS.
START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT ( MARCUS HAS THE BEST INTEREST EASY ACCESS ACCOUNT RIGHT NOW AT 1.35%) PUT A LITTLE ASIDE EACH MONTH FOR BIG TREATS !!
EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT FINANCE . SADLY LACKING IN SCHOOLS. ALSO EDUCATE YOURSELF WITH AN EVENING CLASS/OPEN UNIVERSITY IF YOU NEED EXTRA SKILLS TO EARN EXTRA MONEY OR TO SECURE THAT PROMOTION !
CREATE A MOOD BOARD. THIS WORKS. I HAVE DONE THIS WITH MANY OF MY CLIENTS. CUT OUT PICTURES FROM MAGAZINES TO REFLECT THE LIFESTYLE YOU WANT. STICK THEM ON A BOARD AND FOCUS ON THE BOARD REGULARLY. YOUR FOCUS WILL CREATE OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU MAY HAVE PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED.
SO GOOD LUCK STYLISTAS FOR CREATING THE FABULOUS LIFE THAT YOU DESERVE . HERES TO SUCCESS !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:Its always a good idea to review your life plan on a regular basis and make changes where necessary to ensure you are on path,
Many of you have been asking about my look on my header page so I thought I would share it with you.
This is one of the most timeless looks to put together its always in style and great for just hanging out so effortlessly comfortable.
The utility look can be curated to suit your own budget in fact my Linda Farrow sunglasses are the most expensive item of my whole look. Aviators look best with this whole utility look as do converse hi tops. Khaki jackets can be bought almost anywhere throughout the year and come in many different styles – remember to dress to suit YOUR body shape. I have hundreds of denims in my closet but my favourites I have to say are my River Island Mollies in fact in my experience high street jeans beat designer jeans hand down. So no need to splurge on the denim girls.
So this is a great look for you to try for yourself. Here are some of my style picks.
This is a fraught time for many of us especially when we have been told to self isolate. I understand this is difficult for some people but whether you have a family, live on your own or are self isolating with friends this must be turned into a positive experience. It is a forced position we are increasingly are finding ourselves in but its unlikely this will happen again when we have time to adopt new projects and who knows it may make us change the way we live in the future.
Here are some of my ideas but I would love to hear from you guys on inventive ways you are spending your time !!! Fill in the comments below and share.
Clear out closets actually try everything on (yes, you have time now !) and if you don,t love it bin or donate.
Laser hair removal at home. I have a Phillips Tria (£375) that I never have time to use as it takes SOOO long . But now I can dedicate a proper program to blitz the hair ! If you don’t have one they are currently on sale at triabeauty.co.uk for £249 a whopping £126 pound saving ! So depending on how long we are in lockdown at least you will be hair free by the summer. So buzz the fuzz !
Get your old wii fit out ! Having rediscovered mine this week it will now be a permanent fixture it really does boost your fitness and motivates you with targets as you train with instructors who interact. Great if you are missing the gym or feeling lonely. Also use the Wii to interact with the family with sporting olympics. Im loving the wii.
On the fitness front there are many Yoga beginners classes it is fabulous for fitness but great for mental health too which may be a stronger incentive for you at this time. 30 minutes every morning in just two weeks I promise you there will be a noticeable difference in strength flexibility and tone.
Dust down that healthy cookbook you bought in January and learn lots of new healthy recipes assuming at the time of this publication you can get produce delivered. Or alternatively use a home delivery cookery course such as Gousto. I love Melissa Hemsleys ayurvedic recipes check out her instagram.
Get out in the garden as the weather is now brightening up and so important to breathe fresh air. Order bulbs and plants on line, jet wash the patio and garden furniture, vacuum the astro turf oops sorry I mean, feed the lawn !
Learn an instrument I downloaded a brilliant App called ‘ Simply Piano’ its now been 3 months since I started and my piano playing has improved dramatically. Honestly in 2 weeks even as a total beginner you can be playing Chart tunes by the end of that period. Imagine if we end up self isolating for months you will be a concert pianist. I am totally addicted and I practise every day where possible . If you don’t have access to a piano download a keyboard (virtualpiano.net)
Catch up on a box set. I don’t get too much time for TV but I personally have pencilled in The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston (she is popping over to watch it lol !). I can recommend The Goop Lab (6 episodes) mind blowing informative stuff. Both on Netflix.
Clear out the filing cabinet. Sort your paperwork. Shred anything with your ID on. Keep a separate receipts book for insurance and tax etc. Change all your passwords, which should be done on a regular basis and log them in a format only you can understand. I love an orderly office so this is done regularly in my home but it is often overlooked. Yes I am talking to you ……yes you !
Write some beautiful e mails or send e cards to friends and family you are missing. Keep the communication going . They may not be enjoying themselves as much as you as they may not have READ THIS ARTICLE. So do your bit and forward it onto everyone you know.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I AM THRILLED THE DEN MEDITATION CENTRE IN LA THAT I REGULARLY ATTEND IS NOW LIVE STREAMING THEIR WHOLE SCHEDULE SO I HAVE ENROLLED TO AS MANY CLASSES I CAN. WHAT A TREAT I CAN NOW DO THIS IN LONDON. I HOPE THESE POSITIVE CHANGESCONTINUE. JOIN IN DENMEDITATION.COM I AM TOTALLY OBSESSED. ITS THE THING I MISS THE MOST ABOUT LA AND NOW I CAN HAVE IT IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME HERE.
As many of you may be self isolating or it may become mandatory soon particularly for my older followers I am going to introduce you to three nutritional powerhouse soups. All can be made very quickly , and all can be made from frozen and store cupboard ingredients. The reason I chose these soups………
You may be on your own so very little prep required (no chopping and peeling)
When you are feeling poorly you sometimes only want soup
All the ingredients are good for the immune system and detoxifying the body
You can make one big pot for when you feel like a littel throughout the day
Soft food so good for sore throats
Many people are stockpiling tinned soups these contain high levels of salt and sugar which can cause inflammation. Important to cut down on sugars and dairy when you have flu symptoms as they can excacerbate mucus in the membranes and inflammation. You need plenty of protein to fight the infection. avoid acidic foods eg tomatoes if you are vomiting .
JAR OF FRESH GRATED GINGER/CHICKEN STOCK CUBES/TURMERIC POWDER/GHEE/ FRESH GARLIC BULBS(LAST UP TO 6 MONTHS)
ROAST GARLIC SOUP
4 whole garlic bulbs
cup of onions
Slice across top of each bulb, no need to peel . Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and roast for 40 mins in oven 190 degrees.
Melt a tablespoon of ghee and saute the chopped onion
Pour in 850ml of chicken stock
When garlic nice and soft allow to cool a little then squeeze the garlic out of each bulb into the soup.
Add 4 blocks of leaf spinach (optional)
Add seasoning ( like WHITE pepper in this one)
Blend until smooth
NUTRITIONAL NOTE: I would use onions and garlic as much as possible they are nutritional power houses that fight inflammation. Garlic is good at detoxifying the body is anti bacterial/antibiotic as they contain a chemical called Allicin. It is better to roast the garlic than chop as if you don’t chop/blend finely enough and a piece gets lodged in your intestines you can get garlic poisoning and it is very unpleasant take it from me. I use ghee (clarified butter) as it is tastier than butter but also has the milk part taken out so no lactose.
CHICKEN AND BROAD (FAVA)BEAN SOUP
2 cups of frozen broad beans
1 cup of onions
1 chicken breast
Wrap chicken in foil with a little water and seasoning place in oven 180 degrees for 40 minutes. this way it keeps it nice and moist.
Saute onions in ghee
Add broad beans and saute for a few minutes
Add chicken stock and boil for 15 minutes
Blend until smooth.
Once chicken cooked ( ensure it is cooked thoroughly) flake it into the soup
Grind black peppercorns over the top.
NUTRITIONAL NOTES: Broad beans are LOADED with vitamins,minerals,fibre and protein. Impressive health benefits such as improved motor function and immunity. Chicken of course is great for protein and makes this soup more substantial. However if you need a real quick fix just omit the chicken . The Fava soup is great just how it is. Tastes amazing. I have it at least once a week.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH,TURMERIC AND GINGER SOUP
2 Cups of butternut squash
1 tablespoon of ginger
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
Add some onions and garlic too if you like and seeds if you want some crunch.
Just throw everything in a pot and boil for 15 minutes
Blend . Season. That simple.
NUTRITIONAL NOTES: Turmeric is anti inflammatory. Butternut Squash is good for ACE vitamins and B vitamins, calcium ( great if you have cut back on the dairy), magnesium and zinc. It supports the natural function of the immune system.
IF YOU PREFER YOUR SOUPS THICKER/THINNER JUST ADJUST THE STOCK ACCORDINGLY.
JOJS STYLELIST TIP: THESE SOUPS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE ILL START BUILDING THEM INTO YOUR DIET TODAY.
INSPIRATION, IDEAS AND MENTAL AWAKENESS TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK .
IF YOU ARE SELF ISOLATING THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO APPLY SOME FOCUS ON YOURSELF AND THE THINGS THAT MATTER TO YOU. WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO STOP BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SO USE THIS TIME FOR A PERIOD OF SELF REFLECTION A GIFT FOR REASSESSMENT.
MAKING LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL
SUCCESS IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE IN FOUR MAIN AREAS
HOME+HEALTH+RELATIONSHIPS+ FINANCE = SUCCESS
TODAY GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO THESE QUESTIONS. NOTE DOWN YOUR FEELINGS.
WHERE I AM NOW ?
WHERE DO I WANT TO BE ?
HOW DO I GET THERE ?
TRY TO LIST YOUR THOUGHTS AND FINDINGS UNDER THE FOUR HEADINGS…..HOME, HEALTH, RELATIONSHIPS AND FINANCE.
NEXT WEDNESDAYS MIDWEEK MANTRA I WILL SHARE SOME POSITIVE POINTERS IN ALL FOUR AREAS HOW TO GET FROM A TO B.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A PRIVATE EXERCISE GATHER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND CREATE A GROUP DISCUSSION HOW YOU CAN ACCESS SUCCESS !
If you are self isolating to escape the Coronavirus epidemic no need to go out discover some stylish presents for Mum right here. Just click and get them delivered !
I really hope you love my handpicked selection of goodies and treats. Sometimes its nice to send your Mother something other than flowers. So treat her to something special this year in the safety of your own home. Don,t go out if you don’t need to .
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DONT GO OUT THERE IS A VIRUS ABOUT ! I WILL BE POSTING ARTICLES MORE OFTEN FOR THOSE WHO ARE SELF ISOLATING SO WE ALL STAY CONNECTED AND SAFE. TUNE IN IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY AND WANT TO ESCAPE TO A WORLD OF STYLE.
Blue rarely seems to have a “now” time in the fashion calendar, but brace yourself girls as it has finally arrived. All different shades of blue are surfacing in the S/S 2020 collections .
How To Have Your Blue Moment
It is important to choose the right blue for your skin tone. If you need any help with this refer to my earlier tutorial on establishing the right colour palette for your skin tone. This is especially important to look healthier younger and fresher while putting together a more stylish overall look thats right for you.
A quick guideline is for cool toned skin choose Navy if you are on the Summer/Winter spectrum. Summers also look really special in baby blue.
While warmer skin tones (Spring/Autumn spectrum) suit Petrol coloured blues, more muted blues. Springs look fantastic in bright turquoise.
There has probably not been a time when you have felt less social but we can dream so lets be positive about winning the war on coronavirus.
The most stylish events of the Summer brought to you well in advance . so book your tickets, style your outfits and get ready to rub shoulders with the beautiful people. Time to test out your new style power. and yes, I do them all !! Assuming the coronavirus has not taken the Country hostage by then, the important thing is to stay safe. Many of these events maybe subject to cancellation it is difficult to predict. I am sure tickets are available at short notice depending at what stage the virus is at. but there is always next year! The Social Season never changes too much.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 19-23 MAY
CARTIER QUEENS CUP 19 MAY-14 JUNE
GLYNDEBOURNE 21 MAY-30 AUGUST
INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 5TH-6TH JUNE
CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK 5TH-7TH JUNE
ROYAL ASCOT 16TH-20TH JUNE
BOODLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT 23RD-27TH JUNE
SERPENTINE SUMMER PARTY 23RD JUNE
WIMBLEDON 29TH JUNE-12TH JULY
V & A SUMMER PARTY TBA
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 1ST-5TH JULY
QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 28TH JULY-1ST AUGUST
COWES WEEK 8TH-16TH AUGUST
So have some fun this Summer and if not this one then maybe the next !
JOJOS STYLIST TIP : In the coming weeks we will look at the right outfits for the right occasion as it is quite a minefield. Many people come to the polo dressed for a day at the racesbut it is quite a different dress code. so stylistas we will guide you through season dressing.