Moore Please! 10.23.20 | Mollie Moore
Moore please! is a monthly Friday series where I can just chat about what's on my mind lately. From what I've watched and bought, to personal updates, to weekend plans - you can find out all about my current favorites here! MOORE TRIP If you follow me on Instagram then you know I spent 10 […]

Moore please! is a monthly Friday series where I can just chat about what's on my mind lately. From what I've watched and bought, to personal updates, to weekend plans - you can find out all about my current favorites here!

MOORE TRIP

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I spent 10 days in Yorkshire this month! It was an amazing trip and I was blown away by how much interest you showed in where we have been and what we have done. I will definitely put together a few blog posts with our itinerary and all of our must do activities. It was really so nice to be away from London for such a long time (something that I hadn't planned to happen in 2020!) And I'm grateful that this trip was able to come to fruition. I'm supposed to be heading to Scotland next Thursday for a long weekend, but with tighter restrictions hitting both London and Edinburgh, I'm still not sure if this trip will continue. Scotland are due to take updated measurements on Monday so I will definitely be watching them closely.

MOORE ON THE MOVE

I AM MOVING TUESDAY !!! I really can't explain how excited I am for this move. 2020 has ended up being a crazy year for me at home, with a lot more trips than expected. I started out in a roommate in Notting Hill, but when the pandemic hit we each decided to go our own way (everyone needs to take care of him this year!). I ended up at my home in Richmond which gave me a unique opportunity to save money and spend time outside of central London. I always knew this move wasn't permanent, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to save on rent for a few months. My time in Richmond made me realize that I don't need to live in the center to have a wonderful experience in London - in fact, after more than two years living in central London (and five years in the downtown New York!), Richmond offered me a much needed escape from the city. I didn't realize how much I would love to live with more space and greenery until I had it.

I like to think that things have a way to work the way they were supposed to, and I really believe that it is for me and for this next step. Living in Richmond made me realize that I don't want to go back to the center (at least not yet). After looking at what looked like hundreds of apartments in West London, I found the perfect one for me - and it's close to where I live now, so I already know the area, this which is a huge plus. It's a room all to myself, and I couldn't be more excited about this next chapter in my life. On stories from a few weeks ago, I asked you if you had any questions about moving to London, so I'll answer the most frequently asked questions below!

Q: What were the essentials in your apartment?
A: To be honest, I didn't have too many must-haves because I didn't want to go into research with a narrow mind. The things I knew I needed were a safe street and neighborhood, less than a ten minute walk to a nice main street (with shops like Waitrose, Boots, cute cafes, etc.), lots of natural light and lots of storage space. Bonus points for me (but not essential) were a dishwasher, hardwood floors throughout, modern kitchen and bathroom, less than ten minutes from a train and private outdoor space. The apartment I found actually has all of the above, which I am still blown away !!

Q: What website or app did you use for your research?
A: RightMove! It's a great site to use as a starting point, and you can apply many different filters to only see apartments that meet all of your needs. I also liked looking directly at real estate agent websites as I found they sometimes had newer listings but found the apartment I'm moving into next week on RightMove!

Q: Which neighborhoods have you looked in? Which neighborhoods do you recommend for an extended stay in London?
A: I have searched West London - mainly Chiswick, Richmond, St. Margarets, Hampton Wick etc. I'm not straying too far from where I am now! As for neighborhood recommendations, it's hard for me to give them without knowing more about what you're looking for, your budget, etc. I would say if budget isn't an issue South Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge or Marylebone would be great places to visit for a temporary stay (as I imagine you want to be very central!).

Q: Best moving / packing advice?
A: I like to start my packaging process with all of my fragile items like glass frames, dishes and decorations. Wrapping these items requires more effort as you need to bubble wrap it and make sure it is stored securely to avoid damage. Clothes are the easiest to pack as you can just put them in a box, suitcase or even a trash bag if you run out of boxes (lol) which is a lot easier to do at the end of a long day. packing. I really recommend starting with the hardest things when you have the most energy!

Q: How does the rental price in London compare to that in New York?
A: I would say it's a little more affordable than NYC. My apartment in Chelsea was in a hip, affluent neighborhood (I would compare it to the West Village or SoHo), and we paid about the same rent as living in Midtown NYC, with a lot more updated amenities. in London flat. I also have a friend who lives in Brooklyn and shares an apartment with another girl, and she pays more than me for my new place (and I have a single room). I would by no means say living in London is cheap, but compared to New York I found it more affordable.

Be sure to follow on Instagram Stories Tuesday for all the heartwarming excitement!

VOTE MOORE

10 days before polling day !! This is your friendly reminder to come out and vote. Every one of our voices counts in this election, so triple check that you are registered and go get the sticker “I voted”.

MOORE NAVIGATION

  • Ariana Grande dropped a new single today!
  • Mercury is retrograde right now - ugh. Find out what this could mean for you here.
  • This gnocchi recipe comes highly recommended by a friend.
  • Reading this list items to dispose of as soon as possible to declutter before you start packing!

xx Mollie



Sometimes it can feel like maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn’t fit within the realities of daily life. It’s tough to hold down a full-time emploi, eat well, train for a marathon, make homemade green juice, spend quality time with your family/partner, and meditate for an hour each day.

Coffee’s great too, but it’s best to start your day by re-hydrating with a full glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid absorption, enhance skin health and boost energy.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple way to get a little more physical activity in your daily life. It also strengthens and tones your legs and core while you’re at it !

A simple cheat for healthy eating ( and portion control ) is to make half your plate veggies at each meal. The veggies pack in essential vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients important for health and longevity. And, because they’re rich in fiber, they help to aid assimilation ( aka keep you regular ! ) and keep you feeling full longer.

Using a fitness tracker ( like the Fitbit, Apple Watch or similar ) to track your steps is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough physical activity each day. We aim for 10, 000 steps daily, which has significant physical and mental health benefits. The Fitbit will also remind you to get 250 steps each hour ( another important measure of health

Conventional household cleaning products are full of harmful chemical ingredients that are not good for our health ( or the health of our kids or pets ! ). Switching to healthier alternatives is a simple way to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins in your home. See our Healthy Cleaning Guide for a complete list of recommendations, and what to look for when choosing safer household cleaning products.

Similar to cleaning products, conventional skincare and personal care products are formulated with toxic ingredients we should not regularly let absorb into our body’s largest organ. Reduce the toxic burden on your body by switching to non-toxic personal care and beauty products ( see our specific recommendations on deodorant, sunscreen, and green beauty products ).

Maintaining a healthy gut has significant impacts on assimilation, skin health, immunity, esprit health and more. Taking a daily probiotic with a glass of water each morning is one of the simplest things you can do to boost your gut health ( which, in turn, boosts overall health in many ways too ). Learn more about the health benefits of probiotics ( and all the ways to get them in your diet ), and site our favorite probiotic supplement here.

Aim to eat real food that’s made of whole food ingredients you would have in your own kitchen pantry, or that your grandmother would recognize. ( Yup, this rules out most packaged food, sorry ! ) This is a little different than suggesting you eat only “health foods” ( many of which are increasingly processed ! ). “Real food” includes unprocessed foods like an apple, a cucumber, soybeans or a steak, as well as foods loosely processed from one ( or few ) real-food ingredients, like butter, olive oil, yogurt, tofu, etc. In other words, aim for foods that could be reasonably made in your own kitchen and avoid foods that can only be made in a lab.

Reduce the harmful effects of sitting ( like at your desk emploi ) by standing up and moving around for a minute or two every half hour.

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day—preferably in the afternoon, and without sunscreen ( read more about that here ). Not much sunlight in the winter where you real ? It might be worth supplementing with a vitamin D supplement and/or other food sources of this essential nutrient.

Houseplants help to cleanse your indoor air ( sadly, it probably needs it ! ), they’re pretty, and research even shows they improve mood, creativity and problem solving !

Aim to sweat in some way each day—whether that’s via running, biking, dancing, hot yoga, or any other physical activity you enjoy. See our Fitness Guide for more workout ideas, as well as tips and tricks for building regular physical activity into your daily life and a downloadable sport planner you can use to outline your own custom sport plan to stay on track.

Green smoothies as a snack or simple, on-the-go breakfast are an easy way to get your greens in each day. Check out our curated list of healthy ( veggie-packed ! ) smoothie recipes for our favorite starter green smoothie recipe ideas.

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ” It’s true—mindset is everything ! Cultivate a positive mindset by recognizing negative thought patterns and countering them with positive thoughts or affirmations. Here are more mindset resources for positive thinking.

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. But in addition to quantity, quality of sleep matters too ! Follow our tips on getting quality sleep—things like keeping your bedroom cool at night, avoiding blue light after dark, and more.

{Start each day with fulfilling activities that set the tone for how you want to feel—whether that’s inspired, relaxed, productive, or something else.

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