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About Viviana

I am an ex-Manhattanite that now very happily has been living in London for over ten years (glup!)

I am a portfolio careerist, which means I where a lot of hats. You should see my hat rack. Most recently, I have been a writer, Acting Bookings Editor, a fashion stylist, a secret Tweeter and a Lean Life Coach (Work with Me). I have written a feature for the July 2012 issue of Glamour UK titled ‘How to get everything cheaper’.

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I Failed £10 Week

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Sep 8, 2014 4 Comments

Yes you read it correctly I had to give up on £10 Week. I am always very keen to join the wonderful Penny Golightly when she does £10 Week.  I think I have participated three times over the past 1.5 years and got so much out of it every time. I thought I could do it [...]

Eat the Seasons with Summer Chilled Soups or More Sexy Packed Lunches

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Sep 8, 2014 Food&Drink , , , , , 1 Comment

I am always looking for new recipes for my packed lunch.  Feeling quite frugal, I looked to Eat the Seasons because we all know food that is in season is the least expensive.  On the June list for the UK was tomatoes, fennel, potatoes, watercress, and basil, among many others.  June is a great month [...]

Menu Monday 11th August 2014

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Aug 11, 2014 Menu Monday 3 Comments

This week I am on the quick but healthy cooking thing again. I seem to be extra lean on time since taking up a new freelance position. Watch out for a new post about my unorthodox way of dealing with it. Monday – pan fried duck breasts in red wine sauce with Dauphinoise potatoes and [...]