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We spent the day with her, and as you can see/read, the bM team were completely inspired. {It was a total #girlcrush situation!} Scroll down to see what we mean…

Julie Montagu is a-amazing. Her life repertoire is insane. She’s The Flexi Foodie, a massively well-regarded health guru {she was named one of the world’s Top Ten Holistic icons in the world} with three books to her name. She’s mum to four kids, was one of the stars of the Ladies of London, is married to the next Earl of Sandwich and is the future Countess of Sandwich. And if that’s not enough, she is also Ambassador for BFree Gluten-Free Wraps, who made it all possible for this shoot to come about! {Thank you!}

We not only had the pleasure of photographing Julie during her {very busy} stay in Australia, she also took time out to answer our bM questions. Here are her answers…

What’s your work title? The Flexi Foodie and Ambassador for BFree Gluten Free Wraps
You, in three words? Energetic, crazy and optimistic.

What inspires you? People who find and build their passions and share it with the world to see.

What was your first-ever job? Serving ice cream at Dairy Queen.

What did you want to be ‘when you were little’? Journalist

How did ‘The Flexi Foodie’ come about? A combination of my love of healthy food and yoga.

Explain your usual day? Wake up at 6:30am – breath in either a forward fold or legs up my wall for five minutes. Make a cup of green tea. Wake the kids up. Get them ready for school. Walk them to the bus stop. Make avocado and toast. Get on my bike. Cycle to teach a yoga class and do a yoga class. Continue to cycle to meetings rain or shine throughout London. Eat a large and loaded with greens, grains and fruit and veg for lunch. Some days I’ll be filming for my self-care Youtube channel and other days I’ll be be filming for my women’s wellness membership site Truly Julie. I take time to post about my day on social media always within the theme around self-care. I’m back home in time for the kids when they return back from school. Cook a good, filling and healthy supper for the three boys (our eldest daughter is at University of Edinburgh). Help with homework. Get the kids bathed and to bed. Finish up last of the day emails. Take an epsom salt bath and then off to sleep I go!

What ‘makes your day’? Yoga

Three things in your life you can’t live without? My family, yoga and my bike.

4 fave songs on your iPod? Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy; Labyrinth by Toro y Moi; Red Hill Mining Town by U2; and Friends by Francis and the Lights, Bon Iver

Fave app Mind Body (to book all my yoga!)

Fave place to escape to? Mapperton in Dorset, England and our Caravan in the Isle of Wight

How do you relax? Espom Salt bath every single night. I have to have one.

Best piece of life advice you’ve received? You discover your true, authentic self From life’s hardest and most painful experiences. Never give up.

What will you be doing 5 years time? Running yoga retreats, residential yoga teacher trainings and wellness festivals down at Mapperton.

+ the quick Q’s

Born: Sugar Grove, Illinois USA
Lives: Between London and Mapperton (Southwest England)
Does: The Flexi Foodie and Ambassador for BFree Gluten Free Wraps
Fave place to eat: Home
Fave place to stay: Home
Fave tv show: Big Little Lies
Fave place to shop: Planet Organic
Fave denim: Uniqlo
Fave sunglasses: Ray-ban
Fave makeup: Boots No7
Fave fragrance: SheerLuxe

how to connect with Julie


+ the bellaMUMMA team

thank you to:

photos: Lizzy Alnutt – instagram.com/lizzyallnutt/
hair & make-up: Jess Berg – instagram.com/jessberghairandmakeup
styling: Nikki
clothes & shoes: Mamapapa – instagram.com/virginemamapapa
jewellery: Aristides Fine Jewels – instagram.com/aristidesfinejewels
location: QT Sydney

+ CLICK HERE for behind-the-scenes


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