At the WAH HQ we love sweets and you might have noticed those pretty chocolates which have been decorating our flatlays for some time now.

Let us introduce you to a beautiful and rather sweet concept, WINNOW Chocolate. Gluten-free, organic, containing no artificial additives or preservatives; they are oh-so-delicious.

Winnow flavours are inspired by travel throughout Africa, Europe and Asia, which makes us love them even more!

Enjoy the sweet photos and if you feel like a taste, which we highly recommend, shop here.

 

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If you find it easy to lose yourself to crystal blue skies and endless sun, then take our advice on how to make this your reality because there really is no need to experience any summer-time sadness!

Living a never-ending summer means there is plenty of time for a bounteous supply of refreshing summery concoctions. No matter the occasion, you can always find an excuse to sip carelessly on a cocktail (or three).  Here are some of the tastiest beverages out; these cocktails are sure to become your summer H2O.

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- The Daiquiri -

This universal cocktail was shaken for the first time in 1905 in a Santiago bar named Venus. Traditionally the Daiquiri should follow the ratio of 1 part sweet, 2 parts sour and 3 parts strong. Adding dark rum, fresh fruit and replacing sugar syrup for something flavoured means you can experiment with different combinations to discover your signature drink and create cocktail envy.

recipe

60ml Appletom Estate V/X (Rum)
40ml fresh lime juice
20ml sugar syrup (the basis of many cocktails)
Garnish: lime wheel

More of our favourite cocktail recipes coming soon..

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Of course the brilliant white sands and aqua water, swaying palm trees and island vibe is what you would expect from a gorgeous destination in the Caribbean but as far as islands in the middle of the aqua, supporting humungous bridges, hotels with infinity beaches on the second floor and a drink named for them go, well Curaçao is definitely your island!

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I’m particularly fond of anywhere where the local population speaks Dutch, it reminds me of my childhood, raised by Dutch parents on pickled herring, bitterballen, boterkoek and poffertjies I was in kiddie nirvana when I hit Curaçao finding some of these delicacies a part of the regular meals on the island! Of course, given it’s location there is the usual fare of creole food to keep your fresh fish and island fare cravings at bay. The best part is that at any time during your travels on the island you can stop in at any number of roadside stalls where you can grab anything from a coconut, a juice or a couple of pieces of fruit to keep on going.

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We ventured to Curaçao to shoot our latest campaign and in so doing explored the length and breadth of the island by minivan, passing through the ever changing landscape, from beautiful old world multi colored houses all butted together like jewels in a majestic crown to the oh so impressive harbour complete with a passenger bridge spanning 67m’s. It swings open and closed to allow ships through or the bridge that spans across the inlet at 56m above the sea! To the rambling dessert strips and salt lakes complete with flocking flamingos.

We spent most of our time on the west coast – where the quintessential azure blue waters lap onto the pristine white sand. The locals (both human and puppy) took a great interest in our campaign and we’re so friendly they offered to help with the shoot!

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We were told about it but unfortunately didn’t have time to get to the Eastern part of the island where you have to share your space with plenty of iguanas. We know where we will be headed next time!
Finishing off our days at Jan Thiel Beach we found another european export, a beautiful beachside bar! complete with a pontoon to race too and perform any number of diving tricks. I had the pleasure of teaching one of our models (a former gymnast) to back dive!
A skip and a plane jump from Miami will have you there in just over 3.5 hours – so brush up on your Dutch get ready to work on your tan and perhaps learn a couple of new Curaçao based cocktail recipes!

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This week sees the launch of an exciting new collection here at WAH HQ. Because we LOVE fitness and staying healthy, we spent many months designing and creating We Are Handsome (WAH) Active. This may just be one of the best things we have ever done. With the healthy and active WAH girl in mind, combining fitness with our luxury fabrics, unique and distinct digital prints was a natural evolution for us. Whether you enjoy beach runs, yoga sessions, cross fit or dancing, you will no doubt find something you like, want, need, love. If we do say so ourselves.

For this, Heat #1, you might notice a few of your favourite prints from our Euphoria, Catalyst and Odyssey Rising Collections, with Jungle Fever making an appearance along with The Chameleon and The White Knight. Racer backs, shorts, leggings, crops.. with so many pieces to choose from there is no excuse not to be active.

Collaborating exclusively with Shopbop to bring you this collection you can purchase our WAH Active Wear from their website here.

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Jungle Fever Active Bralette/ Buy Now & Jungle Fever Active Shorts/ Buy Now

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The Chameleon Active T Back Bra/ Buy Now & The Chameleon Active Leggings/Buy Now

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Jungle Fever Active Crop Top/ Buy Now & Jungle Fever Active Leggings/ Buy Now

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Jungle Fever Active Bralette/ Buy Now & Jungle Fever Active Shorts/ Buy Now

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The Chameleon Active Crop/ Buy Now & The Chameleon Active Capri Leggings/ Buy Now

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Left: The Chameleon Active T Back Bra/ Buy Now & The Chameleon Active Leggings/Buy Now

Right: The Chameleon Active Crop/ Buy Now & The Chameleon Active Capri Leggings/ Buy Now

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The White Knight Active Bralette/ Buy Now & The White Knight Active Capri Leggings/ Buy Now

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The Chameleon Active Bralette/ Buy Now  & The White Knight Active Leggings/ Buy Now

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The White Knight Active Crop Top/ Buy Now & The White Knight Active Shorts/ Buy Now

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Jungle Fever Active T Back Bra/ Buy Now & Jungle Fever Active Capri Leggings/ Buy Now

For our campaign (above) we ventured into the heart of the Caribbean to an Island paradise named Curaçao. We scouted this Mexican/desert hacienda style art gallery in the middle of nowhere, and on a scorching hot day – yes all that sweat is real – shot the campaign. We hope you love it as much as we do, and remember: Take care of your body, it’s the only place you live.

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Team WAH

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Chasing the never ending summer as we do, we often get asked about the products we use on our skin to maintain our healthy summer glow. Obviously it goes without saying that in conjunction with using good quality natural products you should in fact be drinking a lot of water. In particular if you incorporate lemon water into your daily diet, you are sure to naturally detox the impurities out of your skin and your body.

Cleansing your skin is a must, as this will immediately clean the skin and rid it of any dirt or excess oil. A standard Vitamin E wash with no chemical foaming agents, is perfect for this and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

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A good exfoliant is always a great way to nourish your skin and get rid of any dead skin cells. As sea salt based exfoliant with natural oils will help to repair any damage your skin may receive from the sun or other skin conditions such as acne or dryness. Our pick? SALT Stores Island Vibes Face & Body scrub.

Moisturising will lock in the all essential oils and will help to repair and revitalise your skin. We like to use Sukin Organics Facial Moisturiser  all over our face, and on the crevices of our eyes a dab of coconut oil to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. You can purchase organic cold pressed coconut oil from Indah Organics. (double up its use in the kitchen)

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If you experience break outs or dry skin at all, go all natural and pick some aloe vera from the garden to apply to your face. Aloe is a natural antiseptic and calming agent for your skin and helps to alleviate any urges to scratch. I can’t tell you enough how beneficial Aloe Vera has been for me in recent weeks, having experienced unexpected sensitive skin this summer. And as always, Salt water holds incredible healing properties, so avoid those chlorine infested pools and jump in the ocean.

So as you can see we try to keep it as natural and as organic as possible when treating our skin. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have great skin. Ultimately glowing skin comes from within. If you are eating healthy food and have a well balanced diet then you will glow on the outside.

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Divine Wanderer

photo credit @sallymustang 

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