Hold the Glamour

I am a full-figure model and working mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a Leo. I am a first-generation Aussie and mother to two amazing little native New Yorkers. I believe that fashion is important—but so is real life. I believe that all women are beautiful and strong. I believe in working hard and loving harder. I believe in eating delicious food and drink with close friends, in breathing deep the air of new places, in laughing until you cry. I believe that when our bodies and minds are healthy and balanced, anything is possible.

Tag: food

And the winner is Melbourne — the world’s most livable city!

For the fourth year in a row, Melbourne wins the honour and title of the world’s most livable city. Congratulations Melbourne!

For the past 20 years I have been a frequent traveler and visitor to Melbourne not only for work but for pleasure as well.

My husband was born in Melbourne so we have always seen the family and had great friends to visit.

Melbourne has fashion, food, sport and a fabulous cosmopolitan lifestyle to offer. I simply love it and feel very comfortable in it.

I can certainly see and notice the difference in growth, development and expansion Melbourne has gone though as I’ve recently started working in the city again.

So can someone tell me — what then is with the attitude of some of the cab drivers of the world’s most livable city?

Just the other day, the cab driver who picked me up from my hotel was not impressed I wasn’t travelling far enough than the $10 fare I was going to pay him. He hissed and fussed. I wasn’t happy.

One of the models I work with in Melbourne refuses to use the regular taxi service companies for the same reason and books all her transport through Uber.

What do you think of the Melbourne cab drivers?

Is there another city in the world that has a bad rap for its cab drivers?

What do you think of Uber and similar transport services? Are you a convert? If so, why?

Is Melbourne really the most livable city in your opinion and why?

Now with that out of my system, I’m hopping on a plane heading to Europe. See you at fashion week Melbourne!

Be well.

L.
xoxo

What’s one of my favourite meals?

I love my food… Especially healthy, yummy and tasty meals. Most of my friends know me to have some version of this meal I’m about to share with you most days of the week.

Tonight for dinner, I made my simple, quick, healthy and easy meal as can been seen below.

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

What do you need I hear you ask?

First, buy a wrap or tortilla base (I usually buy organic and gluten-free whenever I can). Then sprinkle your favourite shredded cheese, then add a decent spread of baby spinach, then add some smoked salmon and finally some red onion for extra flavour if that’s your thing.

Make sure you have a large frypan that’s set on medium heat. Once you place your wrap or tortilla on it with your topping of choice, be sure to cook it on the stove for approximately 10-15 mins (depending on the base and ingredients). You want your meal to be warm and cooked.

I tend to vary the protein on my wrap for example, I add grilled fish, tuna, beans, eggs or a veggie burger. You can add chicken or beef too… The options and variations are endless.

What do you whip up that’s quick, easy and healthy?

What meals can you make in less than 15mins?

Healthy foods to pack when travelling

With the amount of travel in my life especially on planes, I thought this week I should discuss what snacks I like to pack with me to ensure I stay healthy, full and hydrated.

It takes a bit more effort and planning however, it can be done and it’s certainly worth it. I am not a fan of most airport food at the best of times so when I’m eating on the go, which is all too often, I need to make sure I have enough healthy food snacks to see me through until I can order a salad or something healthy and nutritious.

I always have at least two large bottles of water in my handbag and carry on luggage once I’ve gone through security. You cannot drink enough water to stay hydrated and you never know what delays lay ahead. I always try to be prepared.

Some of my favourite, healthy snacks are:

  • I make a mixed bag of my own raw nuts that include almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds
  • Cut up veggies that include carrots, celery sticks, cucumber and red capsicum/peppers
  • Thin rice cakes
  • An avocado or two (depending on my time away)
  • Lemon (for my water)

What do you pack for your ‘on the go’ days?

What foods pack a healthy punch?

What mode of transport do you find yourself on or in the most?