In the city that never sleeps, you will never run out of things to do; places to go; landmarks to see. For those looking for a ‘pick me up’ one evening or to feel the force of a true Manhattan cocktail, add this list of best cocktail joints in town to your New York itinerary. Enjoy a tailored tipple with a unique garnish, nibble on tapas or cheese grills, and work your way through the extensive cocktail lists with award-winning bartenders and inventors.
Being quite a fitness fanatic, I was pretty excited (and very intrigued) to test out Equinox’s new fitness class called ‘Gold Barre’. Not dissimilar to Barre workouts, which use movements inspired by ballet, the Gold Barre workout emulates the moves of an ice skater - without the skimpy outfits and impending doom of falling over and having someone skate over your fingers. A ballet barre is involved for a small proportion of the workout, and the workout promises results in strength and stamina (although we’d have all settled for the body of the workout instructor!).
I’m hosting a group workout in a week, and to make things even more exciting, Bounce Energy Balls were kind enough to provide some samples to pack into goody bags. I’ve got four different flavours and couldn’t resist a little taste-test. The results are in and I know these fitties are going to love them, whatever flavour they get!
NARS has recently launched its new oil-free NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint (£30/50ml) in 12 sheer-to-medium shades. I’ve never actually used any NARS products until now, but when this gem dropped on my desk I couldn’t resist. I love that it is in a squeeze tube, by far my favourite packaging for foundations. Compact, portable and you can always obtain the perfect amount of product. No mess, no fuss.
Crème de la Mer has always been regarded as the holy grail of skincare. The Chanel No5 of noisturisers. Before I looked into it, I was under the impression it contained gold leaf, to warrant such a hefty price. Does it? No. The main ingredient is seaweed extract, and prices range from £108 for a 30 ml pot, to £1340 for 500ml. But you have to remember this: one pot lasts a very, very long time.
These drinks are seriously cool. Not just in that they’re super refreshing, rammed to the lids with raw vegetables (whilst still managing to taste like sweet nectar), and massively hydrating, but they’re just really really cool. The packaging is immensely more interesting than most, and the story behind these bottles of beetroot and kale is everyone's dream. Read my review on Moju's three flavours of PURE AWESOMENESS.
Polar A360 is the first optical heart rate sensor ever from the Finnish based company. Targeted at gym goers, the GPS-less activity tracker has Polar’s in-house algorithm for heart rate measurements. I've had the watch for just over a week now, and here's my verdict.