Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Going Places

So I'm heading off to Europe for 3 months. I don't think it'll hit me until I'm strapped in the plane and taking off at 7am tomorrow morning. This off course means we'll have to wake up around 3:30am to get to the airport for our flight. It may seem strange but a part of me likes the idea of waking up in the middle of the night to set off for the airport rather than a more "reasonable" hour. It just makes it seem like more of an adventure, don't you think?

For the next three months, my life is contained within this lil (big) guy. Mighty heavy, sigh.

My Vacay Supplements:

A part of me considered throwing any nutritional regiments to the wind while on vacation. And while I intend to eat whatever I feel like while away and fully embrace the culture, I did decide to take some supplements with me to up my vitamin intake and support my immune system so I'm less likely to get sick. After taking this pic I realised it looks a lot like a Swisse commercial, which was completely unintentional, but hey, if Swisse would like to sponsor my European vacation I'm not opposed to the

What I'm taking:
  • Immune - I find if I take this as soon as cold and flu symptoms hit, I'm less likely to get a full blown cold/flu and it will usually only last a few days if it progresses.
  • Superfood Ultivite - This is a supergreen powder with every nutrient imaginable. I hope it will somewhat curb the guilt over too much pasta and gelato :).
  • Women's Ultivite - This sucker holds 4 months worth of daily vitamins. This should keep my stores up.
  • Supergreens - My ammunition against excessive croissant and pastry consumption. Of course, I could just limit daily pastry consumption to minimise damage. Of course, this is unlikely. I also find a teaspoon of this powder mixed in water curbs the appetite for a couple hours (because of the high protein content) so it will come in handy on those thrifty days when we go sans lunch.
  • Liver Detox - I anticipate all the extra partying and hence alcohol consumption will put extra stress on the liver so I figured it would be a good idea to bring this guy along. I typically take a tablet before passing out after a big night and scull A LOT of water (as much as I can manage) and I find this keeps the hangover at bay.
  • Probiotics - This is my absolute favourite supplement ever! I swear by it. It keeps you regular and populates your gut with good bacteria which aids good digestion, which is of course the cornerstone of good health.  
My airplane snacks:

Coconut Flakes, Macadamia Nuts, Assorted Chocolate.

Travel Inspiration:

Lately it seems travel centric blog posts and articles are cropping up everywhere! I guess it is holiday season in Europe. Check these links out if you're off on your own trip soon or would just like to revel in the idea.

A visual diary of Paris via In Search of Little Sadie

Dior Addict campaign shoot inspired by vintage Italy
 Source: Oracle Fox

Some fun articles on recommended beauty purchases while in France via Lifestyled and Mama Mia.

I enjoyed this piece from Fitness in the City about returning from holidays and very much agree with its sentiment.

Adios, Au revoir, Ciao!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Lovin' in winter

This Week Under the Influence:

This week it's been all about a natural glow, sunlight, pops of pink, tropical dreaming, fresh faced and wings of eyeliner. Be swept away...

Ashley Smith is killin' it.
Source: Oracle Fox

Source: I Love Wildfox

So somehow moss green leather and shades of nude and pink work.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013
Source: The Electric

I could not be more in love with this editorial. There's plenty more to love (follow the link below). It's like summer on crack. Take me away...
Source: Oracle Fox

Naturally gorgeous with a tomboy twist.
Source: The Electric

Anyone cranking the mid-finger rings (do these have a proper name?)? I don't know how secure I'd feel with these on but I'm interested in the concept.
Source: The Electric

It's been a beautiful sunny winter day in Perth today. How lucky we are to have such weather in winter! I've been soaking up as much sun as possible on the balcony today to make up for the lack the past couple weeks. I love my vitamin D. Good practice for the Greek Islands where I'll be in almost week! Must pinch myself now.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dibs on Depp


Did you hear that?

That was the collective sound of thousands of ladies learning the news that this guy's back on the market...
I think I'll do the honorable thing here and call dibs. That way there's no confusion or prolonged dissappointment.

 I do not advocate smoking but damn....

Jonny, let me brush that stray hair aside. Note I may "accidently" stroke your face mid action.

Could be the only man to make the combination of a ghostly pale complexion, facial scars, dark eye shadow and unkept hair strangely appealing.
Would consider trading places with this cigarette.

Anger only makes you more desirable.

Vanessa, sorry I'm not gonna lie and say I'm not pleased this fine specimen in back on the market (but not really cause, remember I've called dibs).

Depp, you are forgiven for this look due to otherwise overwhelming hotness.

Be Mine

Friday, June 15, 2012

Keep Calm & Call Me, Maybe

This Week Under the Influence:

Read enviously about Paula Joye's getaway to Kangaroo Island. See link for details. It sounds awesome.
Source: Lifestyled

Just chillin' in the garden in a cape sans pants. Well if you've got the legs...
Source: Fashion Canvas

This model is hawt.I can't stop staring at her full lips. Loving the ethnic prints and star patches.
Givenchy Resort 2013
Source: Oracle Fox

This blog reminds you it's the little things that put a smile on your face. Check out the full list - you'll be nodding the whole way down.
Source: Just the Little Things

Proenza Schouler Resort 2013. These guys rock. I just watched a doco giving a behind the scenes look at the prep that goes on into the lead up of their fashion show. Facinating. You wouldn't believe how last minute frantic it is!
Source: Russh Magazine

Wildfox Sunglasses - Summer 2012 "Stare at the Sun". Eye like it ;)
Source: I Love Wild Fox

I think she's wondering what happened to the pool.
Source: Oracle Fox

Could be fun, I guess...
Source: The Cool Hunter

Karlie chillin' in the chill.
Source: The Electric

Cat Eye sunnies - gimme gimme.
Source: Viktor Vauthier

Watermelon consumption Brazil style.
Source: The Electric

Increasingly being drawn to cat-eyes.
Source: Oracle Fox

Just LOL
Source: Keep Calm And

Shall be engaged for the rest of the night...

Be Magic