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Chewton Glen Luxury Treehouse Escape

When Next invited me on a wellness stay at Chewton Glen luxury treehouses I bit their arms off. My dad never made me a treehouse as a kid, something about not having a tree.  Also I think the only time I get to relax and keep still in London is when I’m on an escalator. This trip away sounded an absolute dream.

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

So I hopped on a train to escape the intensity of the big smoke and after a 15 minute drive from New Milton train station I arrived at Chewton Glen Luxury Hotel & Spa. A man took my bag and placed it in a ‘luxury golf buggy’, which looked nice but was hard to discern why it was deemed so luxury. I then jumped on and it was indeed a smooth drive to my quarters, all 30 seconds of it.

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa Treehouses
Chewton Treehouse

When I got to the treehouse it was absolute perfection. I had a roaring fireplace, two floors to myself, a collection of sweet locally sourced treats and a hot tub that was ready to jump in. So I jumped in. Naturally all previous plans to leave my room were now vetoed so I ordered room service instead. The room service guy told me that loads of celebs had stayed there before, including George Clooney!  Sadly the pillow just smelt of lavender.

Chewton Glen Bedroom
Chewton Tree House
Open Fireplace Chewton Luxury Hotel

After the best night sleep I woke to find that my breakfast had been delivered in a hamper through a secret hatch. How cool?! I ate it on my stunning terrace overlooking the New Forest.

Breakfast Hamper
Breakfast
The New Forest

Once I’d finally torn myself away from my Treehouse, I walked through Chewton Woods to Highcliffe beach. It was only a short walk which was just as well as it was -2 degrees!  Thankfully due to my bright orange sleeping-bag-esque coat I was snug as a bug. Plus visible at a distance of 50 miles.

Chewton Glen Forest
The New Forest

The weather was so bright and beautiful that I couldn't resist a little coastal run. 

Coastal Run

I didn’t forget to stretch- I felt like a Ninja Warrior. I looked like one too.

Warrior Pose Highcliffe Beach

And as I was with all of my blogger friends, we posed along the beach.

Highcliffe Beach

During my active stay I did yoga and took a full body workout class in Chewton’s Gym Studio. Small, but had everything you need. I was lucky enough to use the spa too. Well, the tin did say luxury.

Chewton Spa

One relaxing facial and pedicure later I was back in my treehouse to change for dinner in the main hotel. Their smoked salmon was particularly delicious.

Smoked salmon

On my final morning I packed, had breakfast and took one last dip in my hot tub.  It's not everyday a girl gets her own hot tub, it's just a shame George Clooney didn’t extend his stay: it had plenty of room for two.

New Forest
Next Multi-Coloured Long sleeve swimsuit

If you fell in love with Chewton Glen Treehouse & Spa through the photos as much as I did in real life, then add it to your bucket list and get yourself booked into this paradise. After all, how many hotels have a secret hatch?

Chewton Glen have a few Treehouses to choose from (I had a treehouse loft) and you can see all the options and get in contact here.

Happy adventuring!

xoxo

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Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

You can see me in action at Chewton Glen over on my YouTube channel too. 

What I'm Wearing: Coat, swimwear, trainers and all activewear from Next

Paul & Joe Striped Suit

AJ Odudu

Not one to blend into the background, I thought I'd step out to DJ in London at the Instyle Magazine Project 13 Party, wearing the most stripes and colours possible. 

Paul & Joe Striped Suit

I paired my 70's style Paul & Joe suit with New Look boots and Roderick Vere Sterling Silver letter pressed necklace.

Striped Suit Paul & Joe

And I even stuck some marble print nail art to my finger tips purchased from Primark.

70's Suit

Catch up on all the fun by clicking here or by following on Instagram and Twitter.

XOXO

Photographs by Patricia Mirembe Make up by Wande

Rare London Nude Lace Up Tailored Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit for tall girls

Three cheers for the most versatile jumpsuit ever. *Hip-hip hooray*. I wear out and about with trainers, dressed up with heels and I even sported it on the TV whilst presenting Trending Live on 4Music with Maya Jama. 

4Music Maya Jama & AJ Odudu
Rare London Nude Lace Up Tailored Jumpsuit
Urban Outfitters Pineapple necklace
Lacoste Trainers

Wearing Lacoste trainers and Rare London jumpsuit and they both come true to size. 

You can watch me presenting Trending Live on 4Music live from 4-6pm, Mon-Fri :)

XOXO

Getting Intimate with Kit & Ace

Sometimes revealing it all in front of a person you don't know can be a nerve wracking experience, but with Kit & Ace it was a joy. Kit & Ace is a Canadian clothing brand best known for producing machine washable technical cashmere. Their pieces are simple yet beautiful and I had the pleasure of doing a shoot and interview for them. Interesting fact, the pool location we shot at is the same pool seen in the James Bond Skyfall movie. :) 

Anyway, we discussed everything from my job as a TV presenter (how I broke into the industry and combat nerves) to how I came to DJ right down to fitness fads that should be avoided and tips on how to maintain a high-energy, healthy lifestyle. Check out the full interview but in the meantime, here's a peak of the photos from the shoot. Hope you like them?

Photos by Jack Grayson

XOXO

 

 

Lisa Maree & H&M Swimwear

Need last minute swimwear for a spontaneous sunny getaway? I have got you covered.

Lisa Maree Swimwear SUMMER

This cream Lisa Maree swimsuit is knitted which feels pretty odd to begin with but you soon get used to it. I didn't dare get into the water with it on, afraid it would lose it's shape, so instead I wore it with a high wasted maxi skirt and by the pool. 

Lisa Maree Swimwear AJ Odudu

Maybe it is good for swimming too but I certainly wasn't going to risk it on my trip to Ibiza, especially as I love the design so much. 

Lisa Maree Swimwear

The red halter neck is from H&M, true to size and in the colour red, making me ready and confident enough for a Special K advert :) 

H&M Swimwear AJ Odudu
H&M Swimwear AJ Odudu

I've showed off both pieces on my YouTube channel in a swimwear look book,

And if you fancy a quick workout before or during your holiday then check this out.

.Happy holidays!

XOXO


Motel Rocks Swimwear

My two favourite swimsuits from Motel Rocks as warn by me on a recent trip to Ibiza are right here.

Swimwear AJ Odudu

 I feel pretty confident in a swimsuit because it's harder to flash your bits in case (like me) you decide that jumping into the deep end of a pool repeatedly is better than the less child-like option of stepping into the pool gracefully. 

Swimwear AJ Odudu

Both swimsuits are size small which fits a UK size 10 but probably get a medium in the backless swimsuit if you have big boobs or are taller than 5 ft 8.

Motel Rocks Swimwear AJ Odudu
Motel Rocks Swimwear AJ Odudu
Swimwear AJ Odudu
Swimwear AJ Odudu

Both Swimsuits from Motel Rocks and I've fully flaunted them on my YouTube channel.

Motel Rocks Swimwear AJ Odudu

Hope you've got a last minute summer holiday to look forward to?

XOXO


VERY.co.uk Jumpsuit by Fearne Cotton

Behold! This is the Fearne Cotton jumpsuit I wore to interview pop princess Elle Henderson for ITV2 music show, The Hot Desk a few months ago.

I still love it. I still get complements when wearing it and it's still available to buy

Happy days!

xoxo

AJ Odudu in VERY by Fearne Cotton.JPG

You view and purchase the leopard print jumpsuit by clicking here.

Wireless Festival Outfit

Yesterday I went to Wireless festival in Finsbury Park London and enjoyed live music performances from many incredible acts, including Major Lazor, A$AP Rocky and my favourite, Drake.

Check out my Snapchat AJ.Odudu for exclusive video backstage action and read more about my time at the festival by clicking here.

I went courtesy of New Look, so naturally, I'm wearing New Look fashion. 

Wireless Festival New Look
Drake Wireless Festival
New Look Wireless Festival outfit
New Look Wireless Festival

Click for New Look Shorts | Crop Top | Sandals | Rucksack | Necklace all by New Look | Face Gems from Ebay

Would you wear this to a festival? Let me know.

Lots of festival love,

AJ

xoxo

H&M Summer Playsuit

Unbelievably, the weather has been pretty amazing in London so I've been flashing some skin in this playsuit from H&M. I'm actually wearing it back to front as I wanted a high neckline. What do you think?

H&M Playsuit AJ Odudu
H&M White Playsuit
H&M Aviator Sunglasses
White H&M summer playsuit
Festival Style H&M Playsuit
SummerOutfit Of The Day
H&M Playuit OOTD

Loads of love,

AJ

xoxo

H&M Playsuit, Primark shoes

Daytime Outfit

What do I wear when going to Hoxton Radio to present my weekly chart show? A little something like this. 

Relaxed and casual, this yellow jacket from Very.co.uk is perfect for the unpredictable weather that is gracing the UK at the moment. I love the bright, pastel colour which softens the leather biker boots and trousers that I'm sporting and it works well against the Instagramable wall right behind me. Yep. A wall which matches my Instagram account. That's what I said. 

Catch my radio show every Monday 2-4pm live on Hoxton Radio.