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Adding The Goodness In- fashion, vitality, namaste

Adding the Goodness in-Fashion, Vitality, Namaste

Recently, I was invited by a good friend to spend a day at the Vitality Retreat she runs over here in Biarritz (she also runs one in Devon for a closer to home experience). I obviously looked a hot mess in need of a little pick me up after the gruelling 3 day fashion event a few days earlier. Of course I graciously bit her hand off accepted this lovely invitation. Our other gorgeous friend, and model for my brand, Anna was also invited so I knew this was going to be a good day.

As work is never far from my thoughts (damn you brain that will never turn off!) and knowing what a stunning location she had, I asked if it would be o.k to take a few shots of the summer range while we were there. I mean, it was the perfect opportunity.

Adding the Goodness in-Fashion, Vitality, namaste
The stunning Japanese inspired garden
Adding the Goodness in- Fashion, vitality, namaste
That house tho…

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

The morning was spent relaxing by the pool before an oh, so amazing yoga session. I love yoga but had got out of the habit recently as the business, the family and, well, life got busier. This was exactly what I needed. Time on the mat, time for me.

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
Yoga by the pool anyone?

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

Then it was time for lunch (yay!). And what a lunch. Prepared by chef extraordinaire Nargis, we feasted on homemade, healthy, delicious salads in every colour of the rainbow.

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
The wonderful chef, Nargis
Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
Yum, yum, yum…

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

 

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

 

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

As easy as it would have been to laze around the beautiful pool, there was work to be done (sorry Anna!). So we got busy with the shoot…

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

 

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

 

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
Tentative toe dip in the water with shouts from me of ‘go on, DO IT’! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste

We do have fun though…

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
Robotics, hello the nineties!

What was really great about this day though, was meeting so many amazing women from all different walks of life, all looking for a break from their busy lives and to add some goodness in (this is the mantra of the retreat). We chatted, exchanged, laughed and generally had an excellent day.

Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
Some of the lovely ladies on the retreat
Adding the Goodness in-fashion, vitality, namaste
See that woman in lilac? That’s my friend the brilliant Kirstie, AKA beauty guru, founder of beauty brand EBO and Vitality Retreat organiser. Yep, quite a lady.

A really great day and a glimpse into the magic Kirstie creates. These lucky ladies got to spend four days revitalising in these beautiful surroundings, eating delicious food and generally ‘adding the goodness in’. Everyone deserves a bit of me time, to relax and remembering what is important and I can’t thank her enough. โค

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This detox oil from the EBO range is the bomb!

 

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Feel amazing people. Namaste