Category: Lifestyle

#RunningDiary – Week 4

Week 4 of training for the Paris Marathon in April 2016. I’ve started looking at flights and accommodation in Paris this week. I really want to go for a week and I’m thinking of trying Air B’n’B for the first time. If you’ve used it before (especially in Paris) please let me know! Found this Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 3

I can’t believe it’s Week 3 of my training for the Paris marathon already! Day 15 Monday was meant to be a rest day but since I missed Saturday’s run, I had to do my Sunday on Monday. See last weeks #RunningDiary here Day 16  Just about sobered up from Sunday night but my legs Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 2

With my first week of my #RunningDiary completed, I’m onto my second week of training for the Paris marathon next April. So week 2, what you got in store for me? More running you say? Okay, let’s do it! Day 8 Meant to be a rest day… but it wasn’t as I missed a day Read More …

Autumn Wish List – Part 1

September may have been the best weather we’ve had all year but all the Autumn/Winter press shows I’ve been attending in the last few weeks are actually making me quite excited for the change of season. Of course, one of the occupational hazards of shopping/writing about fashion and beauty for a living is that I now Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 1

If you happened to see my last post (here), you will have learned that I am planning I AM DOING the Paris Marathon on 3rd April 2016. I’m going to keep a running diary for the duration of my training to keep me on track and also to track my progress. Psychologically, I think it’s Read More …

Fitness Challenges

As anyone who follows me on Instagram (@victoriamartinstyle) will know, I like to partake in the odd fitness challenge from time to time. I’ve recently being following Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide programme and I’ve been seriously impressed with it. The first 12 week programme I managed to stick to religiously and Read More …

Things to Do in Dubai

Following on from my post last week (here) about what to expect from your first trip to Dubai, I thought I would focus this week on some really fun things to do once you get there. The great thing about a holiday to Dubai is that you can do as much or as little as Read More …

In Conversation With: Stephen Jones OBE

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate afternoon tea gathering at the fabulous Blythswood Square Hotel by Debenhams to celebrate the launch of the new Top Hat Collection by renowned milliner, Stephen Jones OBE. Stephen talked us through his long and illustrious career which began at world-famous, Central St Martin’s in London. Read More …