Holiday Dreaming – LUX Resorts

OMG. It is BITTERLY cold in the UK. My fingers are almost frostbitten as I type this. The husband/heating arguments are in full bloom. It’s time to take ourselves off somewhere. Somewhere warmer. To a little bit of Paradise.

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Ahhh – now that almost feels a bit bit better already eh?

My family and I have just returned from a holiday to the very beautiful island of Mauritius. When we were there, we spent a brilliant day at LUX Resorts flagship resort, LUX Belle Mare.

Now, LUX Resorts were not really on my radar until Penny from Heidi Klein told me it was one of her favourite family resorts when I interviewed her. In fact she has created a bespoke line of bikinis especially for them. I hate to say it but I had the impression prior to that, that they were a brand that was aspiring to be Luxury – hence the name. Oh how very, very, VERY wrong I was.

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A Spoonful of Sugar..

We give our kids healthy treats. They don’t drink fizzy drinks, they don’t eat chocolate or sweets – only dried fruit. We are good mothers.

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Or are we? Actually, we are not according to a brilliant film ‘That Sugar Film’ by Damon Gameau. Join me on Saturday November 7th at the next Smart Thinking For Kids UrbanExplorer event for all the family. The film will be screened and discussed in a Q&A with not only the director himself, but also a panel of experts including the sickeningly healthy looking and beautiful sisters from Hemsley + Hemsley, Merrilees Parker and others.

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The film is a documentary about one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

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‘That Sugar Film’ will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food. Here’s a snippet.

Tickets are from £10 which includes a treat bag and a kids goody bag and trust me, this will be the best money you spend this year after all, it’s not just for this screening, it’s for life! Get busy!

Exclusive Video Interview with Courtney Adamo

You cannot be a stylish mother and not heard of this woman. One of the founders of the blog and shopping portal Babyccino Kids, Instagram star and mother of probably the four most beautiful children you have ever seen. Oh and she is is gorgeous too. And stylish. Ugh. I have to say that I have tried really, really hard to pick her apart. I N.E.E.D. to hate her. But I can’t. It’s so annoying. She’s really nice.

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Here we have Quin (8), Marlow (2), Courtney (young!), Ivy (6) and Easton (10)

So Courtney and her family have lived in London for the last 12 years and have decided to slow their busy lives down, by going on a world tour for a year. Kids have been taken out of school, house has been sold, husband has left his work. They are really doing this. Which, by the way, is another reason for me to want to hate her. But I can’t. Instead, I wanted to know more. So we met for a chat about where they are going, what she’s taking, fussy eaters, favourite shopping haunts, being in a marching band and some exclusive scoops. Check it out….

There you go. I told you she was nice. So make sure you follow her on Instagram to keep up with all her beautiful images of her year of summer, and then look out the window at the howling cold and rain, or finish your fight with your kids over homework and try really, really hard not to hate her. Bye bye for now Courtney, London will miss you!