Health Coach and fellow blogger Rezz Huseyin offers her tips on travel, health and London Town ~ all rolled into one. Rezz is a constant source of information, inspiration, motivation and entertainment for all things health related. It is an honour to have her take part in this interview.
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Where in the world is Rezz Huseyin, who are you and what do you do?
London Town, baby! If I remember to create who I am in the morning, then I am happy, healthy, connected, productive and open to all of the amazingness the Universe had to offer. If I forget to create, then its all left up to chance. The default position is a content, mildly introverted kind of chic, who is usually attending to some project or another. I do publishing and health, and I work for myself.
Your favourite holiday destination to calm the mind body and soul?
The Body Holiday, St Lucia.
Let loose in London for 24 hrs only, what would be on your list of must do and see?
I love the Kings Road for shopping and lunching (at the market). I love walks in Battersea park and Hyde Park. I love grabbing groceries at Whole Foods in Piccadilly and High Street Kensington. Soho has amazing energy and buzz and is fab for cafe hopping. Camden is fun but you gotta be in the mood for that craziness! Its cool to head to the Church at St Pauls for Alternatives on a Monday evening. St Christopher’s Place is a cute little pocket of London. So is Neal’s Yard. I have always derived great pleasure from a mosey around Covent Garden!
What staple items are in your carry on luggage?
Laptop! Ipad and phone. I am into communication! Other than that, water, raw snack bars, hand cream and vitamin D spray which doubles as breath freshener. Oh and anti bac wipes.
How do you manage to stay lively and combat jet lag upon reaching your destination?
I look after myself very well these days. My experience is that jet leg isn’t such a big problem when you are in good health and well hydrated. I think that on long flights, eating as little as possible is good, and lots of water, that goes without saying. I am usually pretty hyper when I land from a long flight! It can be a mission for me to wind down for bed. Its something that I continue to work at.
Where are your favourite places to shop in London for healthy, organic wholefoods and supplements?
Online. I order from MaxVitality, detox your world, funky raw and amazon. Otherwise, its gotta be Whole Foods.
Your choice as London’s healthiest and tastiest place to dine?
That’s tricky. Wild Food Cafe in Covent Garden is pretty great. But at the moment, I am really feeling Japanese. All that raw fish and seaweed feels so nourishing. There is a place near Finchley Road I have been wanting to try. Otherwise, its a place near me, Tsunami.
Are there any fitness classes or places to enjoy training outdoors that you would consider unique to London?
Not unique, but we have boot camp here (military style fitness in park) which people love. We just got cycling in water. Yoga just gets more and more popular.
What’s your favourite, on the go, healthy snack choice?
Watery fruit – berries or melon. Coconut water and brazil nuts.
What do you do to stay grounded after spending time “up in the air”?
Only recently become attuned to the remarkable benefits of grounding. When your destination is a beach, its easy to get grounded straight away (just walk around barefoot all the time!) Otherwise, you need to make the effort to connect with the earth. I tend to favor warm sunny places anyway so its pretty easy!
Are there any natural beauty lotions and potions that you particularly recommend for the glamourset to stay looking gorge throughout our journey? Where in London can we get our mitts on some?
Coconut oil is amazing and has multi-uses. I use on my hair as overnight moisturizer and as a sunscreen. I love Eve Lom hot polish and cleanser, it makes my skin looks great. I also love REN moisturizer for the same reasons. I am really loving burts bees lip tint at the moment.
Thanks again Rezz!