Cheerful and carefree, she walks into a room and instantly brightens up the space with her vivacious spirit – one of which that also comes with strict discipline.
“Balance is the essence of life!”
In our latest edition of “It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts” with WearOhWhere, we round up the new year the best we know how – recounting our journeys over delicious food. We kick off our conversation with Charlotte Mei, avid traveller, host and nutritionist, to look at the big picture – life mantras and her take on every day as it happens. As the year comes to a close, we also take a moment to wind down and show our appreciation for the little things, refocusing on what truly matters.
At Porcelain, we believe that finding #RadianceFromWithin begins with knowing oneself and accepting change as it comes. It’s about dedicating our energies in the right places and on areas that affects us as individuals.
Charlotte shares her take on this in a little tête-à-tête while preparing the “You’re Magni-fig” sandwich – a festive exclusive created just for Porcelain Origins Café.
Fig was chosen as the key ingredient since it’s her favourite fruit, and just happens to also be a star ingredient in our Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask. Infused with Fig extract, the mask gets a boost of Vitamin A and C which promote exfoliation and skin renewal for a fresh face.
1 slice sourdough
3 tbsp cottage cheese
2 dried figs, sliced
Handful of rocket leaves
1 tsp balsamic glaze
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt, black pepper
On a lightly toasted slice of bread, spread the cottage cheese and sprinkle some salt over. Lay the slides of dried figs, rocket leaves, and drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil. Finish with some cracked black pepper.
“Figs are my favourite fruit – they’re sweet, soft yet crunchy at the same time, and full of fibre. I’m using dried figs in this recipe due to seasonality, but fresh figs are just the best thing ever! Cottage cheese and toast are my favourite combination for a quick snack or breakfast. I like cottage cheese for its subtle flavour and creamy texture, and it’s a great source of protein.”
As a food and wellness advocate, Charlotte narrates her personal journey with food and self-acceptance. She recalls her initial picky eating habits on the high chair. As the years progressed, exposure to travel and food programmes began her interest in food. After having to live alone and provide for herself, her passion for food and nutrition flourished.
Charlotte attributes her strong personal beliefs to her parents who emphasised the importance of self-worth in all aspects – thought, action and behaviour. To build a healthy relationship with oneself, the TLC must begin from inside out. With Charlotte’s skincare as well, as she reaches for products that are made with natural ingredients and is always making sure she’s moisturised. It’s no wonder a frequent touch up from our Deep Hydrating Lotion seems to always freshen up a face, regardless of the time of day.
Understanding the ownership of self, listening to your body and what it needs – it’s the perfect, wind-down read to cap off a new year. We suggest taking it on fresh-face first with a little time to yourself, some indulgent skincare and an open-faced “You’re Magni-fig” sandwich. Sweet, unapologetic, and delightful – just as you should be.
Take in the little moments, one feel-good read at a time. Read the full story here.
The “You’re Magni-fig” sandwich is available at $9.90 at Porcelain Origins Café until 31 December 2019.