Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Last night I went to see Charlie & The Chocolate Factory The Musical at Drury Lane Theatre London. The reviews I had seen before going weren't too inspiring so I kind of went with a very open mind and no expectations. I can't believe it now - why would people review it badly?!?! It's seriously magically theatrically incredible!!! Everything from the chocolate fountain to the glass lift is in the production and these iconic parts of the film are done so well on stage that it makes the story come alive right in front of your eyes. I'd love to go back and see it again! Those children are very talented, and WOW Willy Wonka is a perfect casting. 

I also went to dance last night right before the theatre - little rushed, and I arrived at the theatre all sweaty and red, but hey ho I'm so glad I went! My teacher is so supportive and it makes me want to constantly better myself as a dancer. Realistically, to better myself I need to be going to a ballet class at least once a week to help my turn out and basic techniques, then to my jazz at least twice a week and then a yoga class for flexibility once a week as well as the gym twice or three times a week to do weight training. That would be ideal. BUT, work somehow loves to get in the way! URGH. Growing up, working, living in the 'real' world really does suck sometimes. It makes me really want to go back and study for a little longer!!! (hmmm...)

I'm going to a Pilates class tonight at Sweaty Betty after work which should be good. I'll miss not going to dance today - but I'll go again Thursday if I can!! Just had my bowl of goodness and now onto my morning coffee, lovely!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Days off are the best

Yesterday was an amazing day. Not only was it my first day off in 8 days, I also went back to dance classes after over a year off from it. It was pretty scary, but as soon as I got there and realised not a lot has changed but my technique (which I am willing to work on) I relaxed into it and I literally was in love with every second there. What truly made my night, was the teacher from Pineapple had not forgotten me - "Long time no see Jessica, good to have you back" - I was so shocked, and hugely flattered!

we did a routine to Lissie When I'm Alone

I had a fun day off re-arranging my room, drawers and wardrobe - throwing out lots of old clothes to hopefully at some point, replace with some new! Then I went to my beloved WholeFoods and bought my monthly must-haves which include:

Udos Choice Ultimate Oil Blend
Never have I ever had such spot-free, smooth skin and a clear complexion before, these capsules really have worked for me, I swear by them.

JASON tea tree body wash
What a lovely body wash - really nourishing plus it has no parabens!! It's filled with wholesome ingredients only - love that!

Chia Seeds
This is a new monthly must have for me, I have yet to try them but I want to get in on the chia-craze! So I think I'll try making a smoothie with them in :) how exciting!

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
This is such a gorgeous body moisturiser, really helps on dry skin too - which I generally get on my arms for some reason!

Udos Choice Beyond Greens
This stuff has 33 superfoods, proteins from seeds and greens and tons of fibre...whats not to like?! Ok well, I have never tried it...I bought it new yesterday and today will be my first use. Soooo I will report back on this one. It may taste gross, but I'm willing to try it because it's full of the good stuff! Plus, after my success with Udos Choice, I really do believe in this brand!

Today is another day off, so I think I'll dance again, enjoy lots of lazying about then later on I'm off to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the theatre!!! 

Be beautiful.

Sitting in bed with Vogue September Issue, a bowl of granola and of course, my famous black coffee. 

Good Morning

Sometimes, I buy these magazines & I just flick through them, looking at pictures and not really taking much in. But this time, I am reading every single page, absorbing the pages & pages of fashion, celebrity and style. 

So far I've learnt that ballerinas attire will be in this season - with designers such as Lanvin and Nina Ricci sporting wrap around ballet cardigans and lots of ballet pink on the runway...That Cara Delevingne is just about the face of every single brand in Vogue at the moment, and if not her, it's Kate Moss (we know who to keep our eyes on!)...And that whatever job Miranda Kerr does, she shines - from being a Victoria Secret Angel (which could be so tacky if you really think about it) to being au natural and wearing nothing but oversized winter coats, she is an incredible model. The shoot is absolutely gorgeous, Alasdair McLellan did a beautiful job, as per usual (he has shot my brother before - how amazing is that!).

So taking my inspirations from my reads so far - today I'm going to dance, wearing leotards, wrap-arounds and the perfect amount of pink a red-head can pull off...tear up the magazine and create my photo board for the month & have a bit more fun with my eye make up today "Be bold. Be brave. Be beautiful." - Jessica Hogan. 
Create a playlist, read a magazine and drink lots of coffee. Enjoy!