If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably saw me having the time of my life at the Mercedes-Benz event last week… Drinks, canapés, art installations and Tinie Tempah – oh, yasss! *rewatches his insta stories all over again* I had the unique opportunity to experience the brand new Mercedes-Benz X-Class before everyone else. This was my first ever car launch event and it exceeded all of my expectations!
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is uniquely versatile. It can be used as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle, perfect for urban lifestyles. Tough and stylish… Sounds just like me, right?
The event was held in South East London’s old Printworks factory. There were a total of 6 X-Class vehicles on display. One was used as an art object, bathed in changing lights and projected from a kaleidoscope. Another X-Class was utilised as a bar assistant filled with beer and ice, whilst the blue version of the pickup was used as a DJ stand for the exhibition area! So, there was a lot to experience through the night. *scrolls down to see more*
Everyone from our blogging community was there and we haven’t had so much fun since the Patron Tequila event last summer. Although we won’t bring this up again, okurrr?! *tries to erase memories from his drunken antics, yikes*
I can’t thank Mercedes-Benz enough for including me in this event! Check out the teaser trailer for The X-Class here:
So, what do you think about the brand new Mercedes-Benz X-Class? Let me know in the comments section below.
It may be the end of January but it’s never too late to start your fitness journey this year. I believe that it takes roughly 18 days to form a habit. So, I collected a list of 10 easy health and fitness habits thatyou should get yourself into right away! Are you ready?! Here you go:
Wake up 2-3 hours before work and do something you like. I, personally, like to go to the gym in the morning, then make myself a lush breakfast and even do a bit of work on my blog/Instagram.
Pack your gym bag first thing in the morning.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day and have a full glass of water close to you at all times.
Make sure you have snacks in between your meals. *sips on a green tea*
Fill your work desk drawer with healthy snacks like dark chocolate, nuts, and protein-rich bars.
Spend part of your lunch break walking around the area.
Plan your weekly meals in advance and spend at least one-to-two hours cooking your meals for the week. I usually meal prep on a Sunday. *hint hint*
Avoid eating late at night. So, make sure you have your last meal at least 2 hours before bed.
Log all your data onto the Fitwell app, such as water intake, meals, exercises and weight. Have you tried their personal fitness coach feature yet?
Sign up for an exercise class and commit to it. This year, I really want to get better at yoga. So, I already booked my yoga classes for the next 3 months. *sigh*
There you have it! Which of these habits do you already have in place and which ones are you are planning to form in the next couple of weeks? I’d like to hear from you in the comments section below! *wink*
Introducing… HIIT Sportswear!
The thing that often fails me in life is my workout gear. Within the first few weeks, my gym clothes often wear off, get saggy and even burst at the seams. *tries to stay calm* Therefore, it’s super hard to find apparel that is durable yet versatile.
Recently, I was introduced to HIIT Sportswear, a brand new performance and leisurewear collection for men. Engineered for performance, HIIT Sportswear is designed to meet the needs of the modern man. *that’s me, whoop whoop*
Josh ‘JP’ Patterson from Made in Chelsea is behind this exciting new project. As an ex-professional rugby player and huge fitness fan, Josh has used exercise to help overcome anxiety and depression. So, his aim here is to help other men to deal with these issues.
In the past, I used to struggle with anxiety and stress. But now I alleviate these feelings by exercising daily and eating healthily. Therefore, I’m 110% with this brand because men’s mental health is not something that gets discussed between us very often. *twothumbs up*
I wanted to show some love to a brand that I’m so happy to cross paths with. If you have a minute, you can browse through the entire collection on Burton Menswear London. For less than £100, you can easily update your workout gear with some good quality pieces, perfectly designed for outdoor and indoor exercise. *counts dancing in his bedrooms as an intense indoor workout*
SHOP THIS LOOK
Thanks to Justina Navickaitė (@itsjustinesjournal) for taking these amazing pictures. Check out her fashion blog here.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m so glad that January is almost over! *whew* It’s such a long month, filled with gloomy days and post-holiday blues… Ain’t nobody got time for that! Therefore, I’m counting days until I get to wear fewer layers and spend more time outside with my favourite humans.
This month, I packed the 9th edition of “Spice and Shuffle” playlist series with some of my favourite songs from the last few weeks that have gotten my body moving… I mean, I was practically vogueing! Can you imagine?! Me performing a 2-hour Vegas residency at my desk, whilst my work colleagues are Snapchating their lives away. *too much sass for a Monday morning*
Artist of the month is Justin Timberlake. His latest album is dropping in the next few days but you can hear his new song “Filth” right here on “Spice and Shuffle 09”. Also, we have new songs by Cashmere Cat, Zedd, Diplo, Camila Cabello, Troye Sivan, Jax Jones and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few.
So, put on your favourite headphones and get into these sickening tunes. Here’s to another year of great music!
Don’t forget to follow Mr. Salt and Pepper’s Spotify profile to stay up-to-date with the latest music. I’m always up for hearing new music. So, please feel free to email me your suggestions!
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS! *throws confetti but hears crickets instead* I know, I’m sooo unfashionably late to kick off this new year. But it’s better late than never, right?
My last blog post was published a month ago and it felt like agesss. Blogging is something that I like to do every day and not doing it for so long was just mind-boggling. *feels lost in this world*
Also, I’m going to be brutally honest here… January is a depressing month! *sorry, not sorry* There are no public holidays to look forward to and the weather gets pretty grim on most days. *booo* So, I spent the first few weeks of January planning my year ahead and thinking of all the exciting collaborations I want to do in 2018. From overseas trips to up and coming fashion labels, this year is shaping up to be my biggest one yet! Are you ready?! #WatchThisSpace
Style Made Easy!
Several weeks ago, I was prancing my way through the winter sales in order to keep my January Blues at bay. *postpones his money-saving New Year’s resolutions until February* Whilst browsing online, I stumbled across The Idle Man’s AW17 collection. The thing I like about The Idle Man is that you’ll always find good quality clothes, designed to suit all styles and please all budgets. Their latest collection is filled with wintery textures, heavy layers and tonal pieces, which are perfect for everyday wearing.
This year, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to experiment more with my personal style. I want to mix formal wear with casual wear, whilst adding a few neutral tones to my overall look. So, I paired this large navy overcoat with grey long sleeve t-shirt and slim fit joggers to really make the navy colour stand out.
To complete this look, I wore black Derby brogue boots from Goodwin Smith because the boot season is not over just yet. *shamelesslytakes every opportunity to wear boots* Oily pull-up leather teamed up with waxed twill and contrast colour heel makes this a wardrobe essential to any modern gent.
SHOP THIS LOOK
Thanks to Oliver Burton (@ByOllieB) for taking these amazing pictures. Check out his latest blog post here.
Well, I finally made it home for Christmas and couldn’t be any more excited! *does a quirky Christmas dance number again* As you probably know, I’ll be spending the next few days eating my body weight in Nana’s home-made fish cutlets and explaining my relatives what I do for a living… But trust me, it takes me even longer to define the word ‘influencer’! *tries to make sense of every word but fails miserably with Google Translate*
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to enjoy a snow day in Kaunas. Everyone knows that capturing the beauty and magic of snow is rather difficult. Pictures often end up being overexposed and blurry. *the struggle is real* So, I brought along my one and only mirrorless camera for this experience and couldn’t be any more happy with the results. You can see every single snowflake whilst the portrait lens perfectly catches the right object (a.k.a. me, the king of this idyllic blogging oasis).
Since I moved to London, snow was a very rare occurrence that doesn’t last long. Therefore, seeing so much snow yesterday awoke a kid in me. I matched the enthusiasm of kids building snowmen and making snow angels nearby. *refuses to ever grow up*
On December 24th, 2016, I published my first ever blog post on Mr. Salt and Pepper. *throwback alert* I had no idea that my whole life will change so much in such short period of time. Since I was 14, blogging was something that I really enjoyed doing. But only last year I had the confidence to do it properly.
Thanks to my blog, I was brave enough to leave the job I didn’t love to pursue a career in influencer marketing and blogging. I overcome my obstacles and I can proudly say that I finally live the life I always wanted to live.
One of the most valuable pieces of advice I received this year: everyone’s journey is different. Take your time to find what you love and just go for it. But don’t compare yourself to others – focus on YOUR journey!
Here’s to even better year two. I’m sure it’s going to be a fun ride. Merry Christmas everyone!