Austria and a Detox

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So as you may know I have been away for a couple of weeks in Austria on a Detox.  I can say hand on heart, I didn't cheat once, and that it was the hardest thing I have done in a while.  Not the food, but keeping your spirits up when you are so focused on your health.  Turns out health is pretty depressing! Nonetheless I had my fabulous mother to keep me going and a million DIY projects, including knitting a feathered scarf and crystallising my Blackberry! (don't worry posts to come soon!) The detox clinic was set in the most beautiful location, surrounded by mountains and lakes. The air was so clean, although freezing!
My new glittery hat kept me warm and cheered up.  As you know I love anything resembling a disco ball! It is from this great little online store Mickey's Girl.  They have some really fun and unusual things. I am particularly liking their sequin skirt and sheer blouse at the moment.
I also had to wear my Celtic sheepskin boots every time we went outside because of the cold.  I love celtic, they are a local English company with great credentials and I always think where possible it is better to help a smaller company if the quality is as good or better than a larger one.

My top 10 detox tips

  1. Chew Chew Chew – more than you can imagine, like between 30-50 times.
  2. Put your cutlery down between bites to slow yourself down.
  3. Stop eating just before you feel full.  Takes some adjustment but works.
  4. Drink as much good water as possible, the better quality the water the better.
  5. Exercise, walk whatever… but keep moving.
  6. Dont eat raw food after 4pm.
  7. Try and eat small and early suppers, as in before 7pm if possible – This one is tricky if you have a life.
  8. Take a tablespoon of cold pressed flax oil a day with your food to make sure you are getting the all important Omega 3 without all that fishy stuff.
  9. Only cook with warm pressed oils, cold or virgin oils are not good for you to fry with.
  10. Live your life, try and keep one of these going but to be honest real life is not a secluded Austrian clinic and you shouldn’t kill yourself pretending that it is.
What I'm Wearing
Outfit 1. Shoes Celtic Sheepskin, Leggings ASOS, Parka Sportmax, Sunglasses Tom Ford and Jumper Bamford.
Outfit 2.  Jumper Bamford, Scarf HK and (gifted) Hat Mickey’s Girl.


  1. Bri says:

    Gorgeous photos!
    Going to try out those detox tips.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is it F.-X.-Mayr in Wörthersee in Austria you’ve been to, perhaps?

    Wonderfull nature pics!

    Regards Ahn/Snuffeldyret

  3. Mitch says:

    Gorgeous, very captivating photos!


  4. Those photos are gorgeous – very impressed you managed to do a detox for a few weeks though!

  5. Sher says:

    i’m seriously in love with these pictures!

  6. Anonymous says:

    where did you go for detox??? i wanna go 🙂

  7. Love the picture of you with the glittery hat and a cup of tea/coffee :))


  8. great tips!! i wish i could do a detox in a clinic too!!! love the pics!!!

  9. What a nice getaway!! Love your hat!

    PS: beautiful Fake Fur T-shirt giveaway on my blog now, feel free to pass by and enter the competition!

  10. I can´t believe you were in austria. Is that lake wörthersee? I live right on this lake:)

    I love your blog.


  11. The location looks so beautiful. I’d love to hear more about what this was like. Your tips are great and I especially love the last one – staying grounded and realistic about what you can achieve is so important. There’s no point becoming miserable to keep a list in check.

    Hope you had a wonderful New Years and Christmas! xx

  12. Peony says:

    Bri – Let me know how you get along!

    Anon – It was on Wörthersee but the name escapes me right now, I will remember it and let you know.

    Lilmisszolicious – Wow! What a wonderful place to live. I imagine it is so much fun in the summer!

    Jen – I try and keep a few elements of it going, but in real life its not so simple, so you have to be a bit more realistic with yourself. Plus I love food!

  13. zat says:

    i like ur style and ur travel photographs. This place is stunning. Love the shots of jetty and a glimpse of rainbow ^-^