Posts tagged 'holiday'

MONREAL IN EZE

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A quick little post featuring the new ‘Queens Collection‘ from one of my all time favourite Fitness Fashion houses, Monreal London. I live in fitness clothes (mostly because it’s my daily ‘uniform’ to train clients), and as such, I’m always on the lookout for revolutionary design which straddles fitness and fashion. In this latest collection from Monreal, I’ve noticed a serious advancement from tennis-wear to genuine crossover attire; pieces that are smart enough to wear for anything short of a wedding, yet still casual enough to train in, thanks to a neat, purposefully minimal aesthetic. I shot this look on my recent active escape to France, in the grounds of Chateau De La Chèvre D’Or, as well as a couple of shots in my studio. (more…)

REALLY WARMING UP!

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I’ve written extensively about post-workout stretching, but not specifically on the importance of pre-workout stretching. Warming up is the key weapon in your anti-injury arsenal, as it maximises joint flexibility and blood flow to the muscles, all of which limits the chance of strain/pain which could put you out of action for some time! It gets you into the groove for the coming workout, massages the heart rate slowly upwards, and even contributes to the process of ‘recovery’ after your session. Click MORE to get one of my favourite warm-up routines, and see these pictures shot at the stunning Jardins Exotiques atop Eze Village…

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BODY CONFIDENCE !

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I recently had the super exciting opportunity to partner with Triumph, the legendary lingerie makers, for the launch of their #FindTheOne campaign, which is all about seeking out that perfectly-fitting, sumptuously comfy bra. Aside from being asked to bring to light one of my strongest beliefs – the importance of wellness and the associated lifestyle – it also made me think more coherently about ‘body confidence’. I’ve long been planning to write a piece on body confidence but the time hasn’t seemed right until now; this project gave me the perfect opportunity to broach the subject which matters to so many of us. Click MORE to see my videos from the Triumph campaign, to read my thoughts about body confidence, and to see which bra I chose… (more…)

UNIQL-OGA WITH MADELEINE SHAW !

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Recently, I attended an invigorating sunrise yoga session hosted by Uniqlo at Soho House to launch their new Airism Active range. Madeline Shaw, the nutrition author & now qualified yoga teacher, led a cosy class through a refreshing and energizing morning yoga routine. High atop the venue’s roof, we experienced a blushing London sunrise whilst contorting into varying poses. I was generously given a Uniqlo Airism Active outfit for the occasion, and having road-tested it during both the yoga session and also on my recent active escape to Eze Village, France, I found it to be feather-weight, super-comfy, flattering in form, not remotely constricting where it matters, and well suited to the thermal and elastic pressures of a yoga session, or a jog alike! I also had the opportunity to conduct a mini quick-fire interview Madeleine about her healthy ethos too! Click MORE for all the rest(more…)

WELLNESS DESTINATION: LAKE COMO

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After my search for fitness fashion inspiration in Milan, I hopped on the train for 45 minutes and ended up at the breathtaking Lake Como. The eagle-eyed reader will notice this is entitled a ‘Wellness Destination’ as opposed to an ‘Active Escape’; that’s because my choice of hotel, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, seemed entirely geared around revival, wellness and relaxation, blended with a healthy strand of mischievous indulgence! A brief 3 days here was the perfect amount to recharge, ready for the worst that a British autumn might throw at me! This ‘review’ post is a full photographic round-up of my little wellness escape to an inspiringly glamorous part of this wonderful country! (MORE)

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ACTIVE ESCAPE – CAESAR AUGUSTUS !!!

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You might have spied that my two previous posts were photographed at the jewel in Capri’s majestic crown, the Hotel Caesar Augustus. Following on from the Active Escape piece I wrote about Positano, I felt that this dream-of-a-destination deserved its own round-up, since it represents the perfect embodiment of a ‘healthy getaway’, and has a very distinct feel from the fantastic Il San Pietro; this is an island hotel, a tranquil haven of an escape, a retreat, a sanctuary, and altogether exceptional. Read MORE for my thoughts on how you can stay active and explore this magical place at the same time, along with a collection of lovely photos 😀

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GAME, SET AND MATCHY-MATCHY !!!

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As part of my recent Italian adventure, I took advantage of the breathtaking tennis court at the Il San Pietro (from my previous post HERE) to shoot some of the gorgeous, new-collection clothes from my favourite tennis fashion house, Monreal London. This post also contains my interview with the brand’s founder, Stefani Grosse, formerly senior designer at Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. I think it gives a fantastic insight into the evolution of the way we’re dressing to burn calories! Click ‘continue reading‘ for the full interview & my pictures, plus a list of what I’m wearing…

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A LITTLE VIDEO FROM CAP FERRAT !!!

Just a little video from my recent trip to Cap Ferrat. For some of the gorgeous fitness fashion I was wearing (you might remember the posts HERE), the photographic stills just couldn’t capture the floaty weightlessness of the fabrics which feel so summery – a video was called for! This is just a brief one-minute clip which gives a far better feel for the clothes, and is set to some wonderfully blissed-out music. Hope you like it, and there are some fun posts to come from my Italian adventures soon, which I’m really excited to share 🙂

Faya x

FITNESS ON WAVES !!!

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Recently, I worked with Red Magazine on a fabulous ‘active break’ project. I know what you’re thinking; given my recent posts, it might seem as though I do nothing other than ‘go on active breaks’ these days, but I can assure you, this was around 4 months back now! Travelling alongside a handful of national journalists, we hopped over to the ‘Surfing Capital of Europe’, Peniche, Portugal, where we spent a few days at the ice-cool, super-sleek ‘Surfer’s Lodge’. The brief: to master the sport in 3 days. Not an easy task, and frankly, one at which I slightly failed, but had fun in the process 😀 – You can read my full review in this month’s issue of ‘Red’, and in the meantime, below are my 8 reasons why I think surfing’s a fantastic summer fitness activity if you happen to be heading off on holiday!

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LONGCHAMP ON TOAST !!!

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I’m super excited to share with you the photos from my collaboration with Selfridges and Longchamp, one of my absolute favourite fashion houses; to me, their brand speaks of classic 70’s glamour, which felt so appropriate for the South of France. We shot these images a fortnight ago as the Riviera sun rose at dawn, whilst enjoying a sun-soaked stroll along Cap Ferrat’s famous Chemin de la Carrière; the route is a romantic little cobbled path which meanders all the way around this gorgeous peninsula. Living that close to the ocean means a diet rich in lean protein, and during my long weekend in this little paradise, I very much stuck to that! I receive a lot of emails asking how I feel about ‘summer diets’, so this post tackles how to stay on the healthy ‘straight and narrow’ during the summer months ahead! Click MORE for the shots and my thoughts…

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