Life is constant growth. We have to be able perform, keeping our life on schedule, keep commitment and promises and meeting deadlines are essential to success. Who wants a life that is controlled by someone else or even our own emotions. Continue reading
The party season is fast approaching… and we are on the hunt for statement pieces, that inspire glamour and style.
Have you ever wondered what the words ‘ghosting’, ‘benching’ and ’zombieing’ mean? Well lately, I have… Yes, it’s modern-day lingo for when the guy disappears. Let us delve a bit deeper.
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
In her new book, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein encourages you to let go of the oppressive need for control and embrace freedom and uncertainty in your career and wider life. This shift from fear to faith is about taking power back from a world that makes you feel powerless. Continue reading
Can you believe we are half way into February already! As I look back, I feel this has been an exciting year for us. Cai is successfully completed year 7 and had an amazing start for year 8. I’ve landed an amazing job that is challenging me in ways that will propel me to the next stage in my career. We have moved into a lovely flat that we both love and enjoy coming home to. Continue reading
Apart from the usual heels, midi skirts and tailored trousers we wear to work, they are not aways comfortable. Realistically, when wear heels to work my feet are killing me by 3pm and I am effing and blinding by 5pm. Between my moring commuite — which sometime see me walking to the train station due the the terrific traffic build up, running over two floors for meetings, sometimes I just want that weekend comfort with oversize jumper, sneakers, baggie jeans and big coat.
So we are are now 2 days into 2017. And what a year 2016 has been!
Well, well, it looks like the next few days will feel like the summer we’ve been wishing for! This morning I stood in front of my clothing rail aimlessly wondering what the heck I’m going to wear. So I threw on my polka dot skirt and a Saint Tropez fine crocheted,lightweight top ( the lightest top I own!) Below are some How To’s…..
This morning I woke up and made myself a smoothie with all the berries I had in the fridge (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries) and honestly it tasted so damn good! It got me thinking about …
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Loving this effortless after-dark style is a body for those warm summer nights. Who would have thought this sexy go-to piece from the ‘90s would make a come back! 🙂
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STEP 1: Take a glass jar or a bowl and add a serving of old fashioned rolled oats (basic porridge oats work a treat too). Fill the glass as much as you think you’ll be able to eat the next morning.…
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Be among the first to see the new Tate Modern and join our three-day celebration showcasing the very best of Tate; all for free and open to everyone. DATES 17–19 June 2016 at 10.00–22.00 Visit: Ta… Continue reading
OK, so if you’re like me and you have a tween (my son is 12) you’re currently feeling that you are losing your cute, boisterous, energetic child, who use to love climbing into your bed …
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A quarter of the world’s population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac. Even if you don’t believe in it, you’d be wise to know how it works, says technologist and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh. In this fun, informative talk, ShaoLan shares some tips for understanding the ancient tradition and describes how it’s believed to influence your personality, career, marriage prospects and how you’ll do in a given year. What does your sign say about you?
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White cotton dress are the best thing is the summer. It brings a sense of ahhh, summer has finally arrived. But for me I find that I can only bring myself to wearing a white dress when it’s really hot and the sun is beaming down on you with all its wonderful golden rays. Continue reading
ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide, Stratford
The UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the heart of the 2012 Olympic Park, has quickly become one of the most recognised features on the London skyline. Designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, from 24th June you’ll be able to descend it via the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide, formed of loops and curves. Only for the brave.
Sandal season seem to have arrived in London Town! And we definitely do not want to strut around feeling self-conscious showing off our heels and toes. Getting someone else to do our pedicures are always treat, but sometimes time and budget constraints can make it hard to keep up. I certainly DIM (Do It Myself) in the comfort of my own home to keep my feet prepped and polished in all their summer-loving glory 🙂 Click on for more… Continue reading
TUESDAY 7TH JUNE
Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. With a new wave of super-rich moving in to London’s poshest neighbourhoods, this documentary follows the lives of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what’s dubbed `the shuttle life’ between Lagos and London.
Some of us dabble in the art of mixing prints and some of us avoid it completely. The sunny season calls for experimenting with bright wares in playful, punchy hues. The secret to pulling off the look lies in the careful combination of prints that look complementary when set against one another. Unsure where to start? Here, our tips on how to master this tricky trend through three distinct outfits.
The power to shape and create a more exciting and meaningful reality for ourselves begins with our thoughts. Everything from minor shifts in behavior to major changes in lifestyle is rooted in a thought. Continue reading
MONDAY 11TH APRIL
WHERE TO FIND IT?
Alfies Antique Market
13-25 Church Street
NW8 8DT London
These looks are sure to encourage a fresh approach to your closet.
While some of us relate to Carrie Bradshaw‘s more-is-more approach to shoe shopping,
others get easily overwhelmed at the prospect of purchasing new footwear each season.
Striking a balance between runway inspiration and real life can be tough,
we zeroed in on the five key styles you need to be on-trend this spring.
Each season, we look forward to a fresh crop of handbags to give our accessory game a sartorial shake-up.
And while the sleek saddlebag is sure to be a heavy hitter,
spring is ushering in an assembly of other fresh silhouettes, like refined satchels and updated buckets.
1 cup millet
1 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh coriander finely chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
2 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
A twist of fresh pepper
Preheat oven to 180 C.
First cook your millet with 2 cups of water on medium heat.
When cooked and cooled mix the millet with the other ingredients in a big bowl.
Then with your hands make 25 even size balls and place them in a big oven pan covered with baking paper.
Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top and let them bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with mixed green salad and tahini dressing.
MONDAY 14TH MARCH
Panorama: Shaken Babies – What’s The Truth? / BBC1, 8.30pm
Parents face jail or losing their children if courts find them guilty of harming their babies by shaking them,
but one doctor who regularly appears as an expert defence witness has been accused by the General Medical Council
of giving unreliable evidence in such cases. In this programme,
Alison Holt talks to the neuropathologist at the centre of a fight about diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome,
and meets convicted parents who continue to protest their innocence.
TUESDAY 15TH MARCH
Inside Obama’s White House / BBC2, 9pm
This four-part series gives an account of Barack Obama’s successes and failures,
as told by his inner circle and chief adversaries, including the story of how he tried to reshape America.
The election of the first African American President marked an era of hope,
but what happened instead was economic collapse, minimal cooperation from the Republican opposition,
and the rise of a populist anti-big government Tea Party.
First Dates / Channel 4, 9pm
Choir master Jay is looking to put dark moments from his past behind him as he moves on from a
homophobic attack that left him having to learn to walk again, and hopes investment banker
Robbie will accept him for the person he is. Twenty-eight-year-old property manager and glamorous burlesque dancer Becky
was once a shy teenager, but her raunchy dance routines have boosted her self-esteem,
and her date is with Bristolian Lewis, a budding comedian
who is tired of the single life, or as he puts it ‘juggling with one ball’.
WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH
This is 40 / Film4, 9pm
A couple wrestle with a series of crises as their 40th birthdays loom on the horizon,
turning to friends and family for help in coping with the challenges of work,
parenthood, age and debt. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
THURSDAY 17TH MARCH
Jo Brand’s Hell Of A Walk For Sport Relief / BBC1, 9pm
Back in January, Jo Brand embarked on a seven-day challenge to
walk 135 from east to west across the country – and cameras followed her every step of the way.
The comedian took on the challenge to inspire all overweight, middle-aged women
across the nation – as well as raise money for Sport Relief 2016.
FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
Sport Relief / BBC1 & 2, 7pm
Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Claudia Winkleman, David Walliams, Greg James and Alesha Dixon
host as leading lights in the worlds of sport, music and entertainment gather at
East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the biennial fundraiser,
a feast of entertainment with one aim – to raise money for worthy charity projects.
With music by Birdy and James Bay. Continues on BBC Two at 10pm and on BBC One at 10.35pm.
Limitless / E4, 9PM
Sci-fi thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
One of life’s losers is transformed into a high-achieving dynamo thanks to a mysterious new drug,
but his overnight success attracts the wrong kind of attention from those keen to profit from the discovery.
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
Six Nations / BBC One, 19.25pm
Six Nations as France host England at the Stade de France.
The reverse fixture between the sides last year was one of the most memorable in the competition’s history.
England needed to score heavily to give themselves a chance of winning a first title since 2011
but despite scoring a record 55 points against the French they fell just short of Ireland’s points difference.
Will the result of this year’s match again have a bearing on who wins the championship?
SUNDAY 20TH MARCH
The Night Manager / BBC1, 9pm
Don’t miss the penultimate episode of this hit series in which Roper discovers that crucial documents
have been leaked and becomes suspicious that he has a traitor in his team.
Pine is asked to demonstrate weapons to one of the arms dealer’s clients,
and is confronted with the full horror of Roper’s actions.
Dromgoole tries to persuade Burr to abandon her investigation,
leaving her afraid for her family’s safety.
If you are blessed with luscious curls or waves,
it is your time to embrace this look.
This year is all about enhancing your natural look and beauty,
so leave that hair to dry naturally!
Being a teenager in the ’90s – we wore everything baggy, I mean everything!
T-shirts, jeans, shirts you name it!
This trend is having a serious renaissance right now; the humble hoodie is back in the fashion spotlight.
A long chain necklace, looped around the neck and falling against bare skin, complete an outfit on subtly seductive note.The sautoir harks to the 19th century when chains were worn scarf-like around the collarbone and hung over the shoulders. Continue reading
No-one likes to talk about it! We feel uncomfortable with it, we feel guilty spending it, we feel bad for not saving it, we feel shame when we have it. When we earn high salaries, we feel like we don’t deserve them. When we earn low salaries we’re scared to ask for more.
We all have different behaviour and belief systems when it comes to money. Much of this has been handed down to us from our parents, and the financial circumstances of the environment we grew up in.
I love eggs and can eat it many different ways, but sometime I switch it up with oatmeal, I juice, or make a smoothie. My favourite breakfast is scrambled eggs with a cheddar cheese on Vogel soya and linseed bread. Continue reading
This exhibition has been organised by the National Portrait Gallery,
London in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine’s centenary celebrations.
You can find Moro in the little creative village-like area of Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell.
A Stone throw away are many famous architects i.e. Zaha Hadid Architects.
Moro is a delicious North African / Iberian / Mediterranean influenced restaurant
We want to fill our wardrobe with timeless pieces.
And you should be on the lookout for classic striped tees to add to your ever-growing collection.
Get your fix of white, black and navy.
Grab your cross-body bag, and prepare to embrace the style that just keeps giving 🙂
Being a single mama, planning household finances and where every £ goes is essential. As a single income family, it is very important for me to identify how I was going to sort out my finances. Firstly I needed to determine what I’m aiming for. Some people have very immediate and specific financial goals, for me, that’s not always the case.
So I found this amazing recipe for homemade peanut bars, and I Love peanut butter 🙂
I’ve you’re fancy shaking up your treats this week, you must try making these.
Guaranteed to fall in love…
I’m always trying out cool new ways to style my basics, and what better way to spruce up my winter wardrobe.
More recently I’ve been wearing a lot of camel and grey staples.
Not sure if it’s trendy gaining in my world.
If you’re like us and you like to keep your wardrobe looking new and inspired yet stylish enough to wear at the office,
check out these comfy jumpers and pencil skirt looks…
Don’t forget the heels 🙂
I like trendy styles but nothing beats
comfy t-shirts – a staple we must all have 🙂
Monday is our opportunity to start the week off positively.
Going into Monday with the right attitude will set you up for a week of success.
Instead of dreading Mondays imagine them to be fabulous.
With so many trends out there, how do we know which ones to keep?! This could be difficult and how do we know what to shop for? I’ve streamline my favourites 🙂 Continue reading
Yes, ladies… I think jumpers can be cosy and sexy….
Even in winter! Check out some of our flesh-flashing knits we’ve put together for you.
Staying in this January?
You’re in for a treat with some good TV. This Jan look out for new seasons of old favourites to new series covering crime, romance, action and drama. Plenty of stuff to watch to keep you occupied until the weather improves :-)!
Lucky Man, Season 1 – Sky 1
James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything. Based on an original idea by Stan Lee.
When: 22 January 2016
Blue Eyes, Season 1 – More4
Political intrigue, violent murders, and high-level corruption, Swedish style.
When: February 2016
Clan, Season 1 – More4
This new Belgian series follows the story of five very close sisters, who decide to bump off one of their nasty husbands, and who then have to deal with the consequences.
When: February 2016
House of Cards, Season 4 – Netflix
Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more two-faced backstabbing and political intrigue.
When: 4th March 2016
Limitless, Season 1 – Sky Living
Based on the film starring Bradley Cooper, this new series follows the story of a man who takes a brain-enhancing special drug and helps the FBI to fight crime.
When: January 2016
Making a Murderer, Season 1 – Netflix
Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.
When: Available now
Spin, Season 1 – More4
If House of Cards and Borgen were set in Paris… Fans of a political drama will love this new thriller.
When: January 2016
The Five, Season 1 – Sky1
The first TV drama from best-selling author Harlen Coben is about a group of friends who are united by a terrible incident.
When: March 2016
The Tunnel, Season 2 – Sky Atlantic
A second series of the UK-meets-France crime thriller called Debris.
When: Early 2016
The Walking Dead, Season 6 part 2 – FOX (UK)
The American horror-drama returns with more zombie action and cliffhangers.
When: 15th February
Vinyl, Season 1 – Sky Atlantic
Executively-produced by the likes of Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire), Vinyl charts the sex-and-drug-addled music business of the ’70s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.
When: 15th February
Wearing white in winter may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s daringly chic! Continue reading
My birthday and Christmas came and went and we are fast approaching 2016. We ended 2015 with a fabulous photoshoot and looking forward to the coming year with great anticipation.
Check out our unique character of charm necklaces.Perfect gifts this season. Continue reading
Rihanna’s style always hit the headlines.
She has gone from pop party princess into style maven and inspiration behind Dior.
Consuming too much dairy can cause inflammation ‘gutflamaton’.
THE SIGNS: Dark circles, undereye puffiness, milia (raised white pumps), eczema and spots around the chin.
REPLACE IT WITH: Hemp or almond milk
Monday 7th December
Simply Nigella 8pm/BBC2
Food writer Nigella Lawson shares the origins of some of her ideas,revealing just how and why they came into being,
including a bowl of steamed clams with Thai basil inspired by a recent holiday in Thailand. Last in the series.
London Spy 9pm/BBC2
After leading its everyman protagonist through the tangled and shady worlds of the intelligence community and the corridors of power in Westminster, screenwriter Tom Rob Smith’s espionage thriller reaches a gripping conclusion. Danny finally discovers the shocking truth about what happened to his MI6 agent lover Alex, and finds what really took place that night in the attic before he found the decomposing body locked in a trunk. Last in the series.
They’re Real Mascara | Benefit’s
mascara scores major beauty points for curling and rounding lashes as well as making them look fatter and strikingly black.
Monday 30th November
The Murder Detectives 9pm/C4
Documentary filmed over the course of 18 months following the police investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old Bristol student.
Tuesday 1st December
Masterchef the Professionals 8pm/BBC2
It’s the last week of the heats, and the first three chefs are set a task by Marcus, who wants them to fillet a whole plaice, steam a portion and serve it with a mushroom cream sauce, all in 20 minutes. The remaining three cooks are set a Skills Test by Monica, who asks them make the classic Crepe Suzette. .
Wednesday 2nd December
Comedy drama, starring Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, a 40-something mother whose fresh-faced appearance gives her an opportunity to lie about her age and take another shot at securing her dream job.
Thursday 3rd December
Return of my one my favourite dramas is back on the box! Olivia Pope is back with style and gusto, and despite her own personal problems is still involved in a long-running affair with her client – the most powerful man in the US.
Friday 4th December
FILM: Cake 10pm/SkyPremiere
A woman (played by Jennifer Aniston) whose son died during a car accident that left her in constant pain becomes obsessed with the suicide of a young mother she met at a support group and forms a touching friendship with her husband.
Saturday 5th December
FILM: One Day 6.55pm/Film4
Romantic comedy drama adapted from the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess
FILM: Stoker 11.10pm/Film4
A teenager living an isolated life in her mother’s remote estate discovers she has an uncle she has never met following her father’s death.
Sunday 6th December
The 5 Year Engagement – Channel 4 11.05pm
Romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.
So it’s the weekend and I cannot believe we are almost at the end of November.
Black Friday came and went!
Wednesday 25th November
The Supervet, 8pm / Channel4
Return of the documentary following the work of `Bionic Vet’ Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at a pioneering veterinary practice. Maya, a blue Russian cat, is brought into the surgery with a shattered jaw after a dog attack, and a man living in a homeless shelter brings in his best friend Spud, a Labrador cross with a lame back leg.
Do what you love, love what you do.
Induce passion in your life, job or hobby,
And enjoy a richer life!
It is never too late to follow your dreams and reinvent yourself
Spread beauty. Be kind to yourself and others.
KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid. Don’t overthink things and get worked up because things always have a way of working out.
A Sponge, that’s what you want to be. Try and Learn something new each day.
Be Honest… if you messed up say so and own it. Share your opinions people like and respect those who can speak up and be honest.Honesty is the best policy.
Always do your best.
Breathe. Check in with yourself every now and then.
Just be you. Be confident… wear make 🙂
80 g (23⁄4 oz/1⁄3 cup) dried shrimp
1½ tablespoons very finely chopped fresh galangal
50 g (1¾ oz/½ cup) fresh grated or thawed frozen grated coconut (see below)
200 g (7 oz) dried rice vermicelli
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cooked medium king or tiger prawns (shrimp), shelled, deveined and tails left intact
6 red Asian shallots, very thinly sliced or ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
large handful of mint leaves, torn, to serve
coriander (cilantro) leaves to serve
Burgundy feels like the perfect hue for this time of year, think mulled wine.
Throw in some grey, blue denim and presto! a colour combo that’s fashionable.
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
After the events of the last season, Sherlock is facing criminal charges and a possible prison sentence, so his estranged and powerful father arrives in New York to help – and despite their difficulties, he is determined to fix his son’s problems by any means necessary.
I like this edgy, fierce finish, championing leather to my evolving skirt collection.
For me it’s an alternative to wearing a pencil skirt (which I think is pretty restrictive sometimes).
Ankle boots are everywhere and it seems to a staple in most of our wardrobes.
To be honest, I will wear most colours, but not normally wear pink things, in fact,
I have probable 2 items in my wardrobe that may contain pink…
I quite like the look of leopard, but shy away from it, always! But I’ve decided to do an edit on our leopard pieces.
We are covering up this AW15 with the Cape… Most definitely leader of the pack in our opinion!
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern,
made by machine or by hand.
Christmas Market at Tate Modern London
Where: Bankside, London
Dates: 20th November – 23rd December 2015
Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.
It’s all about new knitwear right now, this street-style hero is our ultimate new-season buy.
If like me,you’re on a budget and want to update your
work wear wardrobe for the winter, look no further!
So, if you’re like me, always looking for ways to boost your look on the accessories side this AW15,
my I suggest some hot to trot arm candy.
Any colour fancy… don’t be told what candy colour to wear this season, you choose!
Calm colours like khaki or make a bold statement in the brightest colour
you feel comfortable sporting to freshen up your look.
Keep Your Hair Healthy
If your hair is looking a little lacklustre…
Don’t spend your extra cash on expensive shampoos an other hair products that claim to bring it back.
Tackle the problem inwardly and consume these foods…
Trending Knit Wear
I think the AW15 wardrobe should always have knitwear.
Update yours and check out some of the our latest digs.
If you only buy one coat this autumn/winter season
make sure it’s a rich and caramel hued camel colour.
Every woman can vouch for the awesomeness of the LBD.
The Fashion Set
Recently I’ve started to like The Biker Boots.
It’s the boot that mixes style, comfort and the tough-girl chic – suggesting they can be an essential addition to your autumn footwear arsenal.
My love for parka knows no bounds. Practical, stylish and a real go-with-all, it’s the outerwear staple I need to invest in. I’ve handpicked my top choices from Miss Williams Fashion online store – because you don’t have to blow the budget to look stylish in winter.
Yes, autumn is big on coats. The days are becoming much chillier so it’s time to master the furry gilet.
The skirt holds a classic, feminine place in my heart. It’s been rarely considered of late with the rise of skinny jeans et al.
Choosing the perfect Victoriana blouse can be tricky.One will have to try and avoid looking too prim.
Mustard for AW15.
Mellow yellow, ode to the ’70s. If you’ve long abandon the other wearable colours , it might be time to reconsider.
For its wonderful protective qualities, the aesthetic appeal of Shearling has made us fall it again. Classic combination of suede busting with plumage, ensures it’s the piece to go for, whilst retaining the wild feeling.
Watch fashion designer, business woman and all round style guru Victoria Beckham reveal her top 10 fashion tips in this video created by Medium Rare for online retail destination Lane Crawford.
First thing I do in the morning? Give thanks to the Almighty, then Coffee!
It’s what they called Katherine Hepburn’s defiant, chic character in The Philadelphia Story.
Carrying your bad in the inside of your elbow or down by your side reflects and air of Sophistication. It indicates you are in control and not rushing, yet are still very much a woman with somewhere to go.