Just a quick midweek motivational message from me today. Life is for living and I refuse to believe that we were put on this earth to work and pay bills. So make sure you live, love, laugh and enjoy every moment of your life! Happy hump day everyone :)
Hello. Greetings from Val D’isere! If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed already that I’m not in London at the moment. I’m on holiday with a group of 24 friends in France! That’s the reason behind the slight radio silence on the blog because I am spending my days this week skiing, eating and having a blast at apres-ski in Val D’isere. We had the most amazing sunny day yesterday but looks like a bit more snow for the next few days.
The Wolseley easily rates as one of my top places in London for breakfast or brunch (you can read my review here) but I’d not made it yet to The Delauney which is its sister restaurant on 55 Aldwych, on the edge of Covent Garden. Just like the Wolseley, the Delaunay is all-day café-restaurant inspired by the (Austrian) grand cafés of Europe. Talking about brunch at The Delaunay, on their website they say; brunch is “cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” And I think that is the best sum-up of brunch, it’s without a doubt one of my favourite past times ever and always puts me in a good mood.
Wearing a head to toe white outfit is proving to be a huge trend for this spring and summer. White featured heavily on the SS15 catwalks last year and it’s now made its way to the streets and shops. Wearing head to toe white doesn’t need to mean beachwear or casual wear. I think an all-white outfit makes for a fresh, modern and chic look. You can go for delicate, feminine white looks with lace or silk or rock a more modern look with structured and minimalistic pieces.
I recently got a new white jumper from ASOS (link) and since I am loving the white-on-white trend, I decided to add my white namesake ‘The Roz’ statement necklace (as seen here). I am definitely liking this ‘tres chic’ cropped jumper and necklace combination, are you?
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire.
Isn’t this quote just so true!?
+ Wishbone: having a dream, a wish, a want, a need or a goal. Something to provide motivation and an aspiration to strive towards! Having dreams and goals gives life a sense of meaning and purpose, and I think it’s so important to keep dreaming to inspire yourself.
+ Backbone: strength, determination and hard work are needed to keep you going to achieve your goals. Having a backbone also means you are able to stand your ground and defend yourself when the going gets tough. Always have strength and confidence in yourself – even when you’re down, to not give up and make sure you keep going or start again.
+ Funny bone: to be optimistic, energetic and positive towards things that happen in life. A funny bone allows you to enjoy life and gives you the ability to laugh at your mistakes. I think it’s super important to have a sense of humor and a willingness to look for the silver lining in every dark cloud. A funny bone will help you keep a smile on your face when you want to run, hide, or cry.
During the weeknights when I cook dinner at home, I try to eat as low-carb as possible to stick to my 80/20 diet. This can be a simple salmon stir-fry, a delicious meal salad (like this butternut squash & chorizo one) but more often than not dinner features zoodles. Zoodles? Well you can call them zucchini noodles, courgette noodles, zucchini pasta or spaghetti – whatever floats your boat really but they are the best! I use them as a replacement for pasta dishes like Spag Bol (my go to recipe here), or add them to salads or noodle soups! Today’s recipe is a super quick, easy, filling and healthy dinner or lunch dish; Baked Salmon with Lemon Dill Zoodles.