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    • Friday Fix: #DistillingHappiness


      The sun is shining and it's the start of ANOTHER bank holiday weekend, as far as we are concerned there isn't much that could make us happier this Friday, and yet Roger & Gallet have gone and done just that.

      This iconic fragrance house have decided to spoil the women of London by #DistillingHappiness for three days. As of yesterday and through until tomorrow if you venture to High Street Kensington tube station you will find some very friendly women, dressed in fabulous purple t-shirts, stood next to some beautifully decorated floral bikes ready to 'distill' free bouquets of flowers to passers by.

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    • What's in Your Travel Tote ft. Elle Macpherson

      If there's anyone that's going to have a travel bag full of goodies, it's going to be the biggest beach babe of them all: Elle Macpherson.

      We talk to the epitome of Boho about her ultimate holiday destination, lost luggage & post-flight skincare!

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    • Mastering the French Riviera

      With Cannes Film Festival in full swing, it's one of the most popular times of the year for long lunches, yacht hopping and celeb spotting across the French Riviera, and definitely an occasion for the ultimate holiday wardrobe.

      Inspired by Melissa's favourite Cote d'Azur hotspots, we've collated the top 3 looks for achieving the chic, elegant style of the French Riviera; so whether your celeb spotting in Cannes, finding the spirit of St Tropez or masquerading in Monaco, your Odabash holiday wardrobe is here in a one-stop shop.
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    • Friday Fix: Melissa's 24 Hour Staying Power


      This week Melissa has been very busy attending numerous exciting events throughout London, (we might be just a tiny bit jealous) which means she has been putting in a little extra effort, to look a little extra fabulous!

      When you are out partying with top fashion personalities and celebrities it's always important to make sure you are looking at your best - nails on point, hair on point, clothes on point and of course make-up on point. All week when getting ready Melissa has been raving about her new favourite base product which has become a staple part of her make-up routine - Benefit's Stay Don't Stray power primer!

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    • Friday Fix: Head to Toe Superfood


      We are now in the month of May, meaning we are achingly close to the official start of summer!
      The sun and warm weather have began to make a few appearances and we all know that as women this means it's time to up our pedicure game.

      Open-toe shoes are now a wardrobe staple once again and unfortunately that means we can no longer neglect our nails. Melissa's colour of choice for pedicures is always a classic French Manicure style and Nails Inc have recently launched the limited edition Baby Kale collection which has the perfect range of shades to achieve this look!

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    • Friday Fix: Get the Rose Gold Glow


      As another extra-long weekend begins tonight, we have decided there will be no excuse for us ladies not to spoil ourselves with a little pamper session over the coming days.

      Whether it’s treating yourself to a massage, doing an at home pedicure or even just fake-tanning for the nights out ahead we insist you light some candles, have a nice soak in the bath with a good book and give yourself some well-deserved rest and relaxation time – after all what woman can fail to feel fabulous after some self-indulgence!

      This week's Friday Fix and one product that we will be making sure is part of our pamper routine is the new Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil from Melissa’s favourite skincare experts REN.

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    • The Traveller's Guide: The Mayan Riviera

      Where the jungle meets the ocean, some of the finest white sand and warm Caribbean waters can be found across Mexico's Yucatán Peninsulais which is also the home of the historic Mayan Ruins.

      Whether you are looking for a fuss free, all-inclusive break just outside of Mexico's energetic Cancun or a blissful retreat in Tulum's "pueblo" where you can explore a variety of eclectic restaurants and bars, The Mayan Riviera offers a luxurious escape for both families, couples & young adults who are seeking sunshine & turquoise waters.

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    • Friday Fix: The DIY Facial!

      Inspired by this week's London sunshine and a recent visit to the esthetician, this week's Friday Fix is on recommendation from Melissa as the ultimate beauty tool for supple, radiant skin.

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    • The Coachella Style and Beauty Roundup


      It's time to breathe a sigh of relief, Coachella is now complete for 2015 which means we will no longer be going green with envy as we check our Instagram feeds at the weekend.

      Of course Coachella, as ever, had glorious sunshine, a phenomenal music line-up and most importantly showcased the first festival fashions of this season. As an event known for being frequented by the A-List, the standards were high, and we were not left disappointed.

      Below we have put together our top five fashion looks and top five beauty looks for you to enjoy...

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    • What's In My Travel Tote ft. Louise Roe!



      1. Melissa has released a debut handbag collection for SS15, which will you be rocking on the beach this year?

      The Zig zag pouch - it’s the perfect accessory for that beachy vibe but I’ll be taking it to music festivals and bbq’s too!

      2. What Sun-seeking destinations can you look forward to?

      I’m off to a little island off of Singapore to film a t.v. show soon and I cannot wait to live on the beach!

      3. In case you lose your luggage at the airport, what emergency items do you make sure are packed in your travel holdall?

      I’ve learned the hard way to always pack the essentials in your hand luggage, so – a black bikini (this color looks great on your first day when you’re not tanned yet), this Summer I’m wearing the Martinique Bandeau and pairing it with the Jessica cover up in Navy. Big shades from Anine Bing, Lancome Imanance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF so my skin is still protected; and a good book - right now it’s The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

      4. Post-flight beauty – how do you refresh your skin after a long flight?

      The failsafe trick - splash some cold water to awaken the skin and then use a gentle exfoliator (I love Kate Somerville’s) to scrub away all the "yuck" from travelling. If I have time, I’ll throw on Eve Lom’s Moisture Mask while I unpack – a good way to multi task! And then apply a thick cream to sleep in, like Sisley’s.

      5. What’s on your wish list from the Melissa Odabash SS15 Collection?

      The Melissa dress in yellow knit looks very sexy – I have known Meli for 10 years and she knows how to make a woman feel sexy! I also love the new sporty vibe of her designs like the Bali bikini.



      6. Hotspots for your upcoming trip to Singapore?

      I have no idea yet, all to be discovered! But I did visit Bali last year and can highly recommend morning coffee and book browsing at Drifter, learning to surf on Seminyak beach, Potato Head for dinner at sunset and Favela for late night cocktails and dancing!

      Louise released her debut style guide 'Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life' earlier this month, which is now available to purchase from Amazon; From staple wardrobe pieces, perfume etiquette and swimwear TLC, the guide offers an answer to the most common fashion queries.

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      We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy with a personalized note from the fashionista and her favourite Melissa Odabash hat - the 'Eva' trilby!

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      Winner announced on Friday 24th April 2015.

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