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Tamara's scrapbook: January & February

posted on Monday, 27th February 2017 | find under Tamara, Fashion , Fitness, Nutrition
A look behind the scenes with our inspirational Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton.
 
On and off-piste

tamara scrapbook ski

I’ve just returned from our annual family ski holiday to St Anton, where we enjoyed a week of sun, skiing and snow. I used this as a great opportunity to trial our new season ski pieces, so see above for a sneak peak of our AW17 collection. The theme of the week had to be retro: our friends all had an amazing collection of eighties-style skiwear, plus my daughter Daisy rocked our Bond Girl-style Backcountry Ski All in One. We received so many stares on the slopes and the girls loved getting so many compliments about their outfits. Then on to après, where my Jardin Seamless Base Layer Top and Leggings matched the cocktails perfectly.
 
Riding to Tone

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to shake-up my exercise routine, so I’ve been making a real effort to try new studios. At the moment I absolutely love Heartcore’s new Ride 2 Tone class, which fuses half an hour of spin with thirty minutes of Pilates moves. Not only is the space absolutely beautiful with huge light-filled studios and amazing changing rooms, the workout is the perfect combination of cardio and stretching.

Going native

tamara scrapbook native

I recently went for dinner with the founders of Rude Health to Native, a restaurant in Covent Garden that focuses on foraged foods. Loved by food critics including Jay Rayner and Grace Dent, I knew to expect a range of unusual flavours. The menu is built around seasonality and what wild food is available, so we went for the Chef’s choice. Alongside ants (yes ants), we sampled wild boar, flower sprouts and some delicious Pheasant Dumplings washed down with biodynamic wines.
 
 
Reading List: The Wish
 

I attended the launch party for my friend Bill Griffin's new book, The Wish: The 99 Things We Think We Want Most.  In 2014, Bill set up Crowdwish, a site where users share the one thing they wish for most in the entire world. Every day, Bill then attempts to fulfill the top-ranking wish as voted for by the public.1,000 wishes later his book was born, featuring 99 of the sites best wishes ranging from ‘I wish I could do something about my awful mother in law,’ to an attempt to persuade Katie Hopkins to sign a gagging order – this book had me laughing out loud.
 

Happy Birthday to me!

tamara scrapbook tracksuit

I was really spoilt for my birthday this year with so many beautiful gifts, including some amazing new beauty products. Despite being in the office for a board meeting, I was greeted with lots of cake and a special breakfast from our neighbours Rude Health Café (including some incredible Sweet Potato Brownies). It’s safe to safe to say my birthday was quite food-centred, after a day full of cake I then met 20 friends for pizza and prosecco. Run club the next Monday was definitely needed.
 
Back on track

Our new boho collection is full of so many pieces I can’t wait to get my hands on. Alongside printed reversible leggings, beautiful yoga vests and tees in shades of blue, my number one piece has to be our tracksuit. The Retro Classic Track Top and Bring it Back Luxe Pant are our take on the nineties style, but with a modern update in the form of amazing silky-style fabric. I can’t wait to wear mine with a plain white tee and Superga trainers, if I can ever get it back off my daughter that is! 

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