INSPIRATION,TASKS AND IDEAS TO HELP BOOST POSITIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD.
MOST OF US ARE ISOLATING WITH PARTNERS AND SPOUSES AND SPENDING FAR MORE TIME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THEN WE WOULD ON A DAILY BASIS. THIS IS A TESTING TIME FOR MANY RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS ESSENTIAL WE LEARN TO APPRECIATE OUR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS. SO THIS WEEK OUR EXERCISE IS TO FILL UP YOUR LOVE BUBBLE AND TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.
FIRST SCHEDULE SOME QUIET ALONE TIME TO MEDITATE AND CONTEMPLATE THE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR PARTNER. MAKE SOME NOTES IN YOUR GRATITUDE JOURNAL. THIS HELPS TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE RIGHT HEAD SPACE.
EVERY DAY TELL YOUR PARTNER 3 THINGS THAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM AND GET THEM TO DO THE SAME BACK TO YOU.
THE TRANSFORMATION THAT FEELING APPRECIATED ON A CONSISTENT BASIS IS SO ENORMOUS I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT ANY RELATIONSHIP CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS. TRY IT WITH ALL THE RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE AT THIS TIME. FRIENDS, FAMILY, THE DOG !!! THE ATMOSPHERE WILL CHANGE INSTANTLY ANY NEGATIVITY WILL DISAPPEAR AND YOUR LOVE BUBBLE WILL BE FULL ONCE AGAIN AS YOU GIVE AND RECEIVE IN EQUAL QUANTITES.
TRY IT AS A FAMILY AROUND THE DINNER TABLE. CAN STIMULATE GREAT CONVERSATION AND GET US ALL TALKING TO EACH OTHER AGAIN.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING THIS EASY CAN BE SO IMPACTIVE AND SO COMPLETE YET WE NEVER THINK OF DOING IT !!
I know we have been cooped up for far too long. Many of you are probably dreaming of far flung places or just going to eat out at your favourite restaurants. So I thought I would share with you 6 of my favourite restaurants around the world ., my perennial favourites that I have visited on numerous occasions and they are consistently outstanding. Ready for you to make the reservation at the earliest opportunity. Or just inspire you for a few more weeks. Carry on dreaming style bunnies.
LONDON: COYA PICCADILLY
Located in the basement, of a grand building close to The Athaneum Hotel, a restaurant in disguise from the outside you could be forgiven for not noticing. But once inside , this is party central , a whole South American Fiesta as London goes about its business in the streets above. Part of the Arjun Waney stable that includes The Arts Club, Zuma, Roka and La Petit Maison. Fresh Peruvian cuisine several small dishes tapas style. Express Lunch Menu £28. Or try the legendary Saturday Brunch with bottomless cocktails, performers and DJs. Try a Pisco Sour in the Pisco bar. Great vibe here still one of the best in London
USA: NOBU MALIBU
I have tears of joy when I eat here as it is simply utopia. Several of my birthdays have been spent languishing over very long lunches by the ocean (always request an outside table) …..well you cannot possibly leave until the sun sets. The standard Nobu menu (although there is NOTHING standard about this food) but this high end Japanese food always tastes better by the sea. The Black Cod and the Popcorn shrimp are unbelievable. There is a great bar here too overlooking the ocean try a pre lunch salty Margherita .
ITALY: ZUMA ROME
Having attended the opening of Zuma Roma I just kept on returning! Identical menu to Zuma London a firm favourite of mine (well I cant put ALL the Zumas on the list although I would if I could). But the setting is one of the nicest of all the Zuma restaurants and I have been to ALL around the world. Located In Fendi square close to the Spanish Steps Have pre dinner drinks on the roof terrace with a fabulous view of Rome. Order the spicy beef tenderloin and the sea bass with burnt tomato and ginger relish oh and the spicy tuna tataki and…. I literally could carry on. If you cant get to Rome try ANY Zuma close to you they are all amazing.
DUBAI: BAR 101 THE PALM
A firm favourite since it opened 10 years ago, I last visited in January , a couple of months ago. It is still amazing. The setting is outstanding, the food unbelievable , go for the crab risotto or the salt baked sea bass, and the live band from 4pm rounded the visit off beautifully. Quite hard to reach as it is on the tip of one of the palms or can be reached by speed boat. As it appears to be floating on a jetty in the middle of the ocean. It is part of the One and Only Hotel on the Palm. Seek it out !
FRANCE: FEU FOLLETT MOUGINS
Mougins is situated just outside Cannes in the Provence region of South of France. I lived here for 10 years so I know the region and the restaurants very well. A cornucopia of gastronomic places to eat Feu Follett remains one of my favourites located in Old Mougins in a square that look like a film set ! There are set menus for lunch and dinner of truly superb food in a memorable setting. Tres romantique!
JERSEY: MARK JORDAN ON THE BEACH
Gorgeous setting overlooking the beach at St Peters. The menu is amazing value at £27.50 for three courses at lunchtime of Michelin star quality food. Even the a la carte Dinner menu is exceptional value and they serve my very favourite of skate wing with capers and prawns (£19.50) but unmissable is the widely talked about Strawberry Souffle . If you are visiting Jersey be sure to stop by and try some of the best food in Jersey possibly the world !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: HEY FELLOW STYLISTAS INSTEAD OF ME DOING ALL THE HARD WORK EATING AT THESE FABULOUS PLACES I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE EATERIES THAT WE COULD SHARE WITH THE GROUP AND ADD TO OUR LIST !
I HOPE IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE MANAGING TO STAY FIT AND WELL AND BEATING THE DREADED C WORD.
NOW MANY OF YOU I WOULD GUESS ARE STILL SELF ISOLATING. THIS GIVES YOU THE PERFECT ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE THE MAN MADE CONSTRUCT OF TIME.
BY REMOVING TIME FROM OUR LIVES IT CAN ALSO RELEASE US FROM STRESS AND PRESSURE. TIME AT THIS MOMENT REALLY HAS LITTLE RELEVANCE AS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL WHILE WE STAND AS ONE AGAINST THE SINGULAR BATTLE WE FACE.
SO TODAY, I WANT YOU TO HIDE ALL THE CLOCKS, REMOVE YOUR WATCH AND HAVE A TV /MEDIA FREE DAY. SWITCH YOUR PHONES OFF. JUST POTTER AND DRIFT AND TUNE INTO WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS. LISTEN TO MUSIC OR MEDITATION PODCASTS. ONLY EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY. WAKE AND SLEEP AS YOU ARE GUIDED BY THE SUN. REVEL IN NATURE WATCH THE WILDLIFE GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS ……..WITHOUT THEIR WATCHES ON.
FORGET TIME. JUST FOR TODAY. ALTHOUGH ONCE YOU TRY THIS YOU MAY DECIDE TO CONTINUE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
ENJOY GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR JOURNEY WITH OUR WEEKLY MIDWEEK MANTRAS.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO NOT SEE SELF ISOLATION AS A PRISON BUT AS A ROUTE TO FREEDOM.
Okay okay guys I realise no one is going to be heading to the beach anytime soon. But we can dream ? There is nothing stopping you getting beach ready now ready for the big getaway to far flung destinations. Our travel industry will need support like never before and there will be plenty of bargains initially. So prepare, prepare, prepare !
I feel confident that my style followers will have been getting beach body ready whilst self isolating. If not, why not what on earth have you been doing ? Priorities ladies !
So today we are going to take a look at my style picks in sunglasses, swimwear, cover ups and beach feet. I am sure just the process of preparing for the balmy Summer days will lift our spirits and get us through this bleak time and if you are not planning a getaway
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There is not one particular trend in sunglasses this year just choose what suits your face shape and colouring look for the article dropping soon right here on how to choose sunglasses. They are a statement style piece so splurge the cash.
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One pieces are on trend this summer for those of you who want to hide their tummies also big pants (50s style) bikinis are exploding onto the scene. But here are my picks from some of my favourite brands with prices to suit all ranges.
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Cover ups to take you from beach to bar. Match to your swimwear for the ultimate style signals. Long or short skirt or shorts. browse these brands to find that special finish to your beach daywear.
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Let us not forget the finishing touches from flats to heels to wedges. Or start with flats and take some heels to take you into early evening with the right cover up
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : If you are heavily investing in bikinis ensure you rinse in cold water after every wear chlorine, seasalt and sun lotion destroy the fabrics so rinse thoroughly.
THIS WEEK I WANTED TO SHARE AN EXCERPT FROM A BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING VERY POIGNANT FOR OUR TIMES. AS I READ IT THIS WEEK I THOUGHT IT MAY RESOUND WITH YOU AS IT DID WITH ME.
“CHASING WORLDLY DESIRES IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. BEING STILL AND QUIET, BY THE SAME TOKEN, FEELS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR MANY. THERES NOTHING TO DO …..WE COMPLAIN. YET STILLNESS CAN UNLOCK NEW REALITIES. THE KEY IS THAT PURE CONSCIOUSNESS CONTAINS INFINITE RESOURCES OF CREATIVITY, BLISS,INTELLIGENCE,LOVE AND AWARENESS. BY LIVING CLOSE TO THE SOURCE, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFINITE POTENTIAL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE A GENUINE CO CREATOR OF A NEW REALITY “
META HUMAN DEEPAK CHOPRA
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: USING SOME QUALITY TIME TO REALLY GET TO KNOW OUR “TRUE SELF” IS IMPORTANT AS OPPOSED TO OUR “EGO PERSONAILTY’ THAT WE SHOW TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.