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Whether you’re a newcomer to my blog or a regular reader, thank you for stopping by! This blog has been my absolute passion for the last 4 years of my life and it’s fair to say it’s content has changed a little along the way. I’ve grown up with it, I’ve changed with it, I’ve got married with it! (You can check out my wedding series here) and so I hope you enjoy the content and value I am trying to put out there to you.

This space is all about wellness and inspiring travel. Think skincare reviews, beautiful destinations, delicious recipes that are both healthy and yummy and a real and honest insight into my everyday life whether that be new lunch spots I’ve grown to love or a daily journal on life as a blogger.

The most important thing to me is that I am putting out content you love so please always feel free to drop me a message with a blog you’d like to read or any questions you might have. Comment and engage with the posts you like so I know I’m on a path you are fond of! All in all, I’m excited to continue this journey with you!

Carly x

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  • Jennifer Spikes
    September 29, 2020

    It depends. It uses to be free Dubai food delivery I would tip. However, nowadays I saw more and more service charges of best food delivery Dubai that can add a lot of $$ to a bill. When the service charge is more than $3 I just smile and say thank you and take my pizza and go.

  • Ahmer
    November 29, 2018

    great work

  • Honest mum
    July 1, 2016

    Wonderful to discover your beautiful site x

  • Sarah
    June 11, 2016

    OMG i love this website. I saw it though Instagram and I’m totally in love.
    Thank you xxx

  • Ingelore
    August 14, 2015

    Hi there,

    your recipes look delicious and the for starters your lifestyle looks good. Just wonder whether you should call your life guilt free. Can’t be as long as you eat lots of eggs and meat. Especially when you don’t emphasize on eggs at least being organic, coming from free range and well treated hens.

    Thank you!

    • Lean Living Girl
      August 14, 2015


      Thanks for message and glad you like the recipes! My term ‘guilt-free’ has two meanings – it means that as I eat clean 80% of the time, I don’t feel guilty about having the odd chocolate or treat, as I don’t think people should! I believe life is all about balance and we shouldn’t limit ourselves (within reason) or feel restricted. The other is of course the sweet treats I make are all made with natural sugars and un-processed – hence guilt-free!

      I try to mention to buy organic wherever possible within my blog and I would hope from the ethos I live by, that people would assume I eat Organic myself :) But I do, and have done for many years!

      I hope that answers any questions and hope you continue to enjoy the food.

      Carly x

  • Sophie
    July 15, 2015

    Hi Carly,

    I just stumbled across your blog through Emirates Woman magazine, and it’s brilliant. The recipes all look so good, I can’t wait to try them out. (I’m cooking the coconut chilli chicken bites tonight ^_^)
    I was also raised by super healthy/fit parents and my mother has been into eating clean and organic all my life, I couldn’t imagine shovelling my face full of ready-made meals!

    p.s. I think we’re the same age and I would love to hear more about your adventure in Dubai, I’m thinking about making the move from London!

    Sophie x

    • Lean Living Girl
      January 22, 2016

      Hi Sophie,

      So sorry only just seen this for some reason even though you wrote it ages ago! That’s really lovely to hear, so glad you’re enjoying the blog! London will always be home to me but the time I spend in Dubai at the moment is pretty special!

      I’m more than happy to answer any questions you have about moving, a lot of people do! Email me at and I will get back to you :)

      Hope the chilli chicken bites turned out well!

      Carly xx

  • James Canning
    June 14, 2015

    do you do delivery to Abu Dhabi?

  • Sarah
    May 30, 2015

    Hi Carlson;

    So proud of you! Just had a cheeky click-through of the website and I love it!
    Great treats I can make at home!!


  • Olivia
    April 7, 2015

    Hi Carly,

    Absolutely loving the blog, been having a look through some of the recipes and they look delicious, I shall definitely be re-creating! I live between England and Dubai, you should hold food workshops out there, they’d be a massive hit with the expats, and I would certainly be interested :)

    Olivia x

    • Carly's Kitchen
      April 7, 2015

      Hi Olivia,

      That’s so sweet, thank you! Glad you’re enjoying the blog.

      Food workshops is actually something I’ve been looking into but I’m doing a little remodelling to the site and a new name is on it’s way so will keep you updated :)

      Carly x

About Me
Hi, I'm Carly!
A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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