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Interviews

Interview With Illustrator Jacqueline Bissett

04 Sep 2017 - Melanie met with Jacqueline Bissett, the fashion illustrator who has brought Thomas Sabo's campaigns to life over the last few years as well as working on illustrations for Allied (Paramount Pictures) and, of course, Melanie's own pregnancy book from 2006, Blooming Beautiful.

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I want to inspire women of all ages to lead a happy, healthy and interesting life.  Every day we will share our latest inspirations and new ideas, where to holiday, realistic views on parenting, interviews with some famous faces, fashion and all the good stuff.

Authenticity is a key element in my life, always open and forever honest, and I am the driving force behind this site every step of the way. I love being a woman, I love and support the sisterhood and this site is for all of you hardworking fun loving like minded women.

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Lifestyle

Juan les Pins: A Stunning Getaway

14 Jun 2017 - I have been going to Juan Les Pins for many years. It started in 1997 when I was the showbiz reporter for the Big Breakfast and was sent out to cover the Cannes film festival. TV budgets being what they are meant the crew and I couldn’t stay right in the the thick of the action but were put up in a hotel down the road.

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Food

Q&A With Nutritionist Alice Mackintosh

05 Apr 2017 - Alice Mackintosh is a fully qualified, degree level Nutritional Therapist in central London. Her experience as a practitioner led her to release a range of top quality, effective nutritional supplements (www.equilondon.com) and in January 2017 she released a book, The Happy Kitchen, a guide for eating to keep you calm, happy, boost your energy and help you sleep.

Melanie Sykes Interview Jacqueline Bissett 1
Interviews

Interview With Illustrator Jacqueline Bissett

04 Sep 2017 - Melanie met with Jacqueline Bissett, the fashion illustrator who has brought Thomas Sabo's campaigns to life over the last few years as well as working on illustrations for Allied (Paramount Pictures) and, of course, Melanie's own pregnancy book from 2006, Blooming Beautiful.

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Fitness

Getting Your Flat Stomach Back After Children

10 Apr 2017 - You’d be forgiven if your plan to obliterate your post-baby belly fat involved daily crunches and a seven-day juice diet. It seems the sensible option, right? Drastic times etc. But how would you feel if we told you you were taking the wrong approach?

Melanie Sykes - Yoga Design Lab
Fitness

Best Yoga Mats for 2017

17 Apr 2017 - A good yoga mat is the core of any number of home or studio workouts, and although the technology might seem simple, this is an object you are going to spend a lot of time in close contact with, so you might as well love it, not just for its looks but also, of course, its functionality, durability and comfort. The yoga mat industry seems to know no limits and there are hundreds to choose from, but we've picked out our top five to get you started.

Melanie Sykes Declutter Your Home
Lifestyle

Spring Is In the Air

16 Mar 2017 - The weather has cheered up considerably, the grass is growing and there might even be a blackbird outside your bedroom window kicking off at 4am these days. Spring has arrived at last. But what does Spring mean for most of us? It can bring a change in mood and increased positivity, stemming from the longer daylight hours. It can also bring a sudden burst of enthusiasm for cleaning and decluttering your home - embrace this enthusiasm and get cracking, not just for the good of your home, but decluttering your environment can even be good for your mental health.

Melanie Sykes Vegetarian Life
Food

The Vegetarian Life: Are You Doing It Right?

25 Mar 2017 - Meat-eating can be quite a divisive subject when it comes to healthy living. It's an easy way to get protein and certain nutrients into your diet, but we all know about the probable links between red meat and cancer, and the ethics and environment impact of meat mean that it's not impossible that we will stop eating meat altogether in the not too distant future.

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Warm Peach & Halloumi Salad

From Tonia Buxton

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Lentil & Cumin Cassoulet With Sausages

From Chef Mike Ward

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Fig & Cashew Zoats

From Ariana Gernet of Liebes

Melanie Sykes Vegetarian Life
Food

The Vegetarian Life: Are You Doing It Right?

25 Mar 2017 - Meat-eating can be quite a divisive subject when it comes to healthy living. It's an easy way to get protein and certain nutrients into your diet, but we all know about the probable links between red meat and cancer, and the ethics and environment impact of meat mean that it's not impossible that we will stop eating meat altogether in the not too distant future.

Melanie Sykes Breakfast With Friends
Food

What’s For Breakfast?

16 Feb 2017 - Breakfast fashions rapidly come and go, with fitness Instagrammers regularly posting pictures of their complicated almond milk breakfast smoothies or avocado and egg concoctions on the one hand, and a coffee + croissant grabbed from the cafe by your office on the other. Some of us love something hearty and and filling at 7am, but for the rest of us, nothing could be less appealing. Here are our top 10 breakfasts - a little bit healthy, a little bit realistic...

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Food

Healthy Snacks To Buy And Make

03 Mar 2017 - A healthy diet does not have to exclude snacking, so long as you think about what you eat and make sure that you always have healthy snacks at home or out and about, so that you don't succumb to an emergency ham and cheese croissant! Whatever your snack, it should be low is salt and sugar, and have some protein to fill you up, or contribute to your five a day. Here are our favourites, including some great startups that you should check out.

Melanie Sykes Guide to Supplements
Lifestyle

Supplements: Which Ones?

08 Mar 2017 - No matter how well you eat, it's always likely that there is something you're not getting from your regular diet that would boost your long term health. Whether it's iron, Omega-3 or manganese, it's likely that there is something you could be adding in to boost your long term bone health (especially after the menopause, when osteoporosis can kick in ), your energy or your immunity. Naturally, the wellness industry has this covered - in abundance - but with so much to choose from, how can you identify what suits you, and what brands are out there that have it nailed?