It can be difficult to adjust your eating habits. Whether cake, cookies, or a drink with dinner, your guilty pleasures are too ingrained in your everyday life. This means that any attempt to shift your habits usually fails. But, while a wholesale change is difficult, you can make other adjustments, and one of the most effective, and even easy, is to eat more sustainably. How does one eat more sustainably, though?
Focus On a Plant-Based Diet
This might sound like a big step for beginners, but y7ou8 don’t need to throw all of your bacon and chicken thighs out in favor of eggplants and spinach. However, you can start to incorporate plant-based alternatives into your diet. Opting for a bean-based meal, rather than a ground meat one can offer the same texture, and with the right spices, you'd hardly recognize a difference. You can begin by doing one meal a week (let’s say Meat-Free Mondays), and then gradually adding more as you become more familiar and more ambitious with your creations.
For my birthday this year, despite my efforts to stay home and nurse a cold I picked up in India... The Hubs took me to my favourite hotel for Cocktails and Dinner.
Just a stones throw away, The Marbella Club hotel on the famous golden mile is really quite gorgeous and dripping in old school riviera glamour. An invitation too fabulous to miss so I threw on my louboutin's and headed out for the evening.
I have to share with you my favourite find in Ho ChI Minh City. Padma de Fleur was the most exquisite place ever, and I just had to share the pictures with you.
Located in the heart of old colonial French Saigon, Le Maison de RuNam D’Or is a lovely cafe over looking one of Saigon's main attractions, cathedral Notre Dame. If beautiful French colonial style architecture are your thing, you'll love this place.
One of the places we loved whilst visiting Ho Chi Minh City was The Park Hyatt, Saigon. It is such a beautiful setting for afternoon tea, with its shimmering chandeliers and beautiful floral arrangements. Id say it was a very simple and elegant affair, and I was so pleased that I could add this to my ever growing collection ofafternoon teas around the world.
If You're searching for the best places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam look no further, Iv done all the hard work for you!
After 15 years of frequenting my favourite city, Paris... I thought id share my best discoveries with you, and it might save me some time in the future as Paris is the place i'm most asked for recommendations. If you are looking for Fabulous places to surprise and delight you, read on!
What do you do when you stay at a super cute, and incredibly relaxing interior design oasis in the middle of august when it literally sweltering (Note to self, Marrakesh in August is not for the faint hearted)
You take it easy and take it all in, thats what.
When booking the trip, we knew it might be a little too hot for us so we made sure we booked somewhere we wouldn't tire of and that would keep us entertained on the too hot to go out afternoons (it was 43 degrees at some points)
I really couldn't imagine how anyone could get bored here. There are so many areas to explore, and when your done exploring you can sit back and enjoy.
The rooftop is the place to head to if you fancy being a little more social. It had changed vastly since the last time we were here (see the post here) which is once of the things I love about El Fenn, its always evolving.
And heres another thing I adore. The deserts.
They really are incredible! All of the food here is fantastic, but the deserts really are stand out. So much so, we found ourselves shamelessly heading to the roof in late afternoon for something sweet, indulgent and totally calorific!
This is my final post from our trip to Marrakech, one of my favourite places in the world to visit. So much so, we've just booked another trip...
If you fancy a night of candle light, dinner and dancing whilst visiting Marrakech I highly recommend Comptoir Darna
One of the things I love about Marrakech (I love may things about Marrakech in case you couldnt tell) is that by night it transforms into something completly glamorous and decedent.
Comptoir is all luscious fragrant roses (total win in my book) candlelight and fabulous cocktails and had a similar but much more refined vibe to Jad Mahal (I wrote about it here)
Put on your high heels and evening dress head out for the most fabulous experience.
They put on quite the show at comptoir. The live music and dancing candelabra ladies create such an exotic and glamorous vibe
And the food doesn't disappoint either. Who knew id become such a fan of Moroccan cuisine.
And don't be surprised (or shy) if they get you to dance too, its somewhat expected and lots of fun...
Trying to leave El Fenn to venture out into Marrakech is not easy for the best reasons.
It had the loveliest spaces to explore and discover. Kind of like your staying at your fabulous friends house who has great style.
You cant walk down a corridor without finding something interesting to look at or a peacock chair to pose on (much to my husbands annoyance)
So when you do decide to leave, it had better be worth missing out on such a gorgeous place.
But le Jardin IS totally worth it. In fact id say its an absolute must. Its a super cute restaurant in the courtyard garden of a 16th Century riad
It would be worth a trip for the super cute styling alone (who would have thought id love somewhere almost entirely decorated in shades of green), but Le Jardin was one of the best lunches iv had in Marrakech to date.
As with many places iv visited in Marrakech, I found the interior design of El Jardin to be so unique and inspiring. Le jardin is all flower chairs, jewel tones green tile and fiddle leaf fig trees.
Order a mint lemonade while you take in the vibe and peruse the menu.
I ordered the Chicken and pear tagine and i'm not exaggerating when I say i'm still dreaming of it now. My husband ordered the chicken cous cous with apricots and pistachios which was equally as good so we ended up sharing.
We ordered the Tart poire tatin with spiced caramel sauce to finish which again was incredible.
And we finished with a pot of my favourite mint tea, which I could drink by the bucket load and am still trying to master at home!
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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