This beautiful little eatery is the perfect way to start your day. So, I did so every day that I was in Marbella. It is located by the pool of the Puente Romano with the option to order drinks to sun loungers or sit down to a delicious organic lunch or breakfast. I tried nearly everything on Rachel’s Organic Food menu from the delicious coconut ice cream, the red Sangria, the banana & strawberry topped breakfast bowl and of course their tasty coffees – americano, espresso, iced coffee and café con leche with honey. Attached to the eatery is a sweet little boutique selling everything from kitchenalia to children’s toys and clothing. I fell in love with a lot of pieces for the home.
I adore a well made Mojito, but when I am served a badly made Mojito it makes me sad 🙁 When I heard about Funkin Cocktails and their Mojito cocktail mixer I knew I had to try it. Funkin Cocktails ban all artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and additives from their products, allowing their products to be 100% natural fresh fruit cocktail mixers.
The Mojito cocktail mixer comes in one carton which makes 7 drinks. All you need to add is rum and ice, shake it up and pour over a glass full of ice.
I used a green chilli to rub the rim of the glass – giving it a delicious amount of heat that complimented the natural sweetness of the mixer.
This drink is perfect for serving to friends and is incredibly easy to shake up as the simpleness of Funkin Cocktails allows the process to be fast, easy and delicious. Now I have discovered Funkin Cocktails – there is always time for cocktails!
To try Funkin Cocktails shop here: http://www.funkincocktails.co.uk/mojito
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Tomorrow is officially Record Store Day 2015 which means get down to your local record shop and spend some cash on vinyl, check out the exclusive product releases and enjoy the festivities.
Check out Sounds Of The Universe, Sister Ray, The Book & Record Bar & Flashback Records. Pass through as many as you can!
Soho’s free live music festival kicks off at 12pm with performances throughout the day as well as Exclusive vinyl and CD releases
Live bands, DJ’s, in-store parties
The line-up for the day is:
John Cooper Clarke
Gang of Four
Look out for….THE 101ERS
ELGIN AVENUE BREAKDOWN (REVISITED)
Record Store Day 2015 Release. Double red vinyl. ‘Elgin Avenue Breakdown’ was a compilation album of the band’s recordings originally released in 1981 because of The Clash’s popularity. Based on the CD re-issue by EMI in 2005 with liners by Allan Jones and detailed notes on each track by the band’s drummer Richard Dudanski. This album was previously available on CD but not on vinyl. The 101ers were a pub rock band from the 1970s, notable as being the band that Joe Strummer left to join The Clash. The group played at free festivals, such as Stonehenge, and established itself on the London pub rock circuit prior to the advent of punk. Formed in May 1974, they made their performing debut under the name El Huaso and the 101 All Stars. The name eventually shortened to 101ers. This collection features the demos, studio recordings, BBC sessions, and live audience tapes.
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE is always good to swing by.
They’ve got Lee Perry, Marvin Gaye, Northern Soul, Rhoda Daka, Sex Pistols and many more RSD exclusives. They always throw a big party outside which is what I’m looking forward to.
Lulu Williams, Record Store Day 2015, Sounds Of The Universe
I am a huge fan of Rimmel nail polishes – especially the polishes that dry in 60 seconds. The one feature that really attracts me to them is the curved-edge brush. Unlike square-edged brushes, the curve allows for the brush to cover the whole nail without need for correction. Rimmel X Rita Ora have launched a range of 12 nail polishes that are perfect for the summer and dry win 60 seconds.
I decided to try “Glaston Berry” as I am a sucker for bright coral shades. Also I loved the name! The 8ml bottle cost £2.99 in Boots. I love the 1960s style daisies on the brush it reminded me a lot of vintage Mary Quant cosmetics.
Once applied, the polish dried in approximately one minute. I only used one coat and then one layer of top coat. The colour came out very evenly and was thick enough to use as one coat. This is great for anyone who’s in a hurry when it comes to beauty. It’s also fab for popping in your make-up bag and using to cover chips. Grab yourself a bottle for summer! xx
The summer’s coming up I can’t wait to have some fun with summer braiding, pastel shades and beach waves. This will be the first summer I have had long hair for 4 years as I chopped it all off after a frustrating dreadlock situation at Bestival. I rocked my peroxide bob to the max for years then decided it was time to let it grow, give it a rest from the bleach and a break from the heat styling instruments. My hair has grown so fast since I begun taking care of it. I know lots of you are hunting for tips so I thought I’d share mine. First I will give a few tips on growing out your bob. Then I will give my tips on how to grow your hair healthier and faster.
Bye Bye Bob: I had a really short bob that was white blonde. My hair is now long and a more natural blonde with white blonde highlights. The first step of growing out your bob is to kick the habit of having it maintained and look at hairstyles that are two inches than what you currently have. Try researching lob cut, lob hair style. This will instantly give you something to aim for. Leave the tongs to hibernate and start using V05 hot oil or coconut oil on your hair. Rub a pea sized amount in your palm then massage it in when your hair is towel dry. If you have bleached hair make sure you massage it in to the ends. Snap up a kids no tangles spray in conditioner too. This will help when you brush your hair after the shower. Do not cut your hair for about three months, by this point using no heat will have protected your hair enough for it to not need trimming. Style your hair towards the lob style and by the three month mark you will have reached that desired look. If you’re getting bored of waiting for longer hair, experiment with a fringe, or your hair colour. Patience is a virtue! Follow my tips of how to grow healthy hair faster once you reach this stage.
How To Grow Your Hair Faster And Healthier: I am going to give my tips in short points below as I know I rambled a bit above!
DROP THE TONGS! Do you want dry, frazzled, product filled hair that’s going to snap off? OH HELL NO! From now on it’s no more straighteners, tongs, curlers, hair dryers, crimpers etc. It’s back to old-school sleeping in plaits, rag curls and tying a loose bun in towel dry hair. TRUST ME – you will see a speedy improvement in your hair after about a week.
MIND HOW YOU BRUSH YOUR HAIR: It might sound silly that something that seems so insignificant could really make a different, but yeah it does and it makes a big difference. Invest in a brush that cares for your hair. I recommend the “maxi-phine taming brush” by Kent Brushes. It’s a fantastic quality hairbrush and a great price at only £10.
The Maxi-Phine Taming brush by Kent Brushes
Never brush your hair straight from the shower. Towel dry it, then spray with a tangle free leave in conditioner. I am currently using Schwarzkopf Supersoft Kids Detangling Spray. Ok, yes I know it’s for kids. But it does the trick – no knots, no broken hair, no ripped ends – and yup it smells great too! AND you can pick it up in Poundland. Everyone loves a bargain!
It does the trick and smells great!
3. LET’S GO COCO! Coconut oil is not only great for your diet, it’s also great for your hair, skin and nails. Take a soft pea sized amount, rub it in your palm and massage in to the ends of your hair. Then let your hair dry naturally.
4. DIET FOR HEALTHY HAIR: I don’t mean stick to rabbit food but by including more foods with healthy fat content such as avocado, salmon, walnuts, eggs, lentils, wholegrains and foods rich in iron you can really make a difference to your locks. Iron is REALLY important for hair growth as it helps carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Eating too little iron can cause hair loss. True fact!
Let me know how you get on and tweet me any questions to Twitter.com/DJLuluWilliams. xx
After reading Pandora Sykes’ recent blog post “Lead With The Feet” I am now obsessed with Malone Souliers. Here’s a little about the company before I yap on about how fabulous their SS15 collection is.
The SS15 look book features a selection of incredibly stylish shoes, all placed in fetish poses. What attracts me to this collection the most is the different texture and colour elements the label combines; shocking pink pony skin on a classic mule design, brightly coloured leather shoe ties and stunning combinations of snakeskin and suede.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a stunning pair of shoes Malone Souliers is the answer.
Keep your ear pricked for the name – they will be huge this summer.
Recently I discovered the online fashion boutique Pretty Little Thing: www.PrettyLittleThing.com. It’s a seriously awesome online shop selling everything from flatforms to waterfall coats and co-ords. On the subject of co-ords I’m seriously obsessed with Pretty Little Thing’s Zafia khaki crepe palazzo trousers and knot crop top.
How chic is that? It transports me back to how I imagine the 1970s to be; martini in hand by the side of some exotic swimming pool, chaps in aviator sunglasses smoking cigars. I would style it with vintage platforms, nude lippy and big voluptuous curly hair.
Another amazing item that caught my eye was the Amie camel suedette tassel jacket.
I’m actually dreaming about this! I would wear it with worn denim shorts and super cute printed 1970s-esque shirt tucked in to the shorts.
I really recommend you checking out their online shop: www.prettylittlething.com Pretty Little Thing have so many stylish pieces at really affordable prices. I know where I’ll be shopping this summer!
Everybody adores Kate. It’s true. For me it’s because she’s such a babe, oh and I had a make-up artist once who told me she had done Kate’s make-up a few times and she was really lovely and down to earth. So here are a handful of awesome snaps of that brit girl Kate.