COFFEE QUEEN MELANIE SYKES SAYS TRUE RELAXATION IS NETFLIX & MEDITATION Melanie may be the darling of the celebrity media but coffee lover and TV star Melanie Sykes has revealed, given the choice, she’d rather spend her time relaxing in front of a box-set. The TV star, model and mum has revealed her ultimate way to relax is to be at home, chilling out in front of her favourite Netflix series – with a cup of her favourite Lyons Coffee in hand. Best known for her role as a TV and radio presenter, Mel co- hosted Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo for three years and has recently appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Sky’s Fit In Five. Mel, who has just been announced as the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags, confesses to spending much of her time chilling out in comfy clothes and watching episodes of The Sopranos. Mel said: “Mostly you will find me sitting at home watching box-set after box-set. I don’t know where my life would be without Netflix. I will just devour entire series in one sitting.” Mel is also a massive coffee aficionado. She says becoming the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags was a natural and obvious choice, as she’s such a big fan. he said: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lyons coffee. Everyone knows I’m a coffee lover - I can’t start the day without one - and Lyons Coffee Bags have completely transformed the way I enjoy my coffee. I have a very busy schedule so the bags are perfect as I can take them with me in my handbag and enjoy them anytime, anywhere. 86 | The Gentleman Magazine "I also love that there are three strengths and a decaf option, so I can satisfy my coffee cravings whenever the mood takes me. "Forget fiddly pods and cleaning up - just add water and go… genius!” Mel has just launched a lifestyle website which gives a great insight into how she keeps herself trim and healthy but also offers advice and inspiration to others on fitness, food and parenting. She’s also big into meditation – and uses her smartphone for inspiration. “I do those meditation apps on my phone. I do get anxious about things so they really relax me,” she admits. Lyons coffee bags are an every-day coffee hero, perfect for busy people like Mel, who want convenience but don’t want to compromise on flavour. The bags contain 100% freshly ground coffee beans and are easy to prepare - just add freshly boiled water, stir, and brew for three-four minutes until the coffee is as strong as required. Quick and easy to use, they are ideal choice for busy mums, active families or time pressured commuters on the go.