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16 Jan 2018

MENSWEAR TRENDS FROM LFWM

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BACK TO WORK AT LFWM 

Christmas seems so long ago, and the year seems fresh and exciting- and that is one of the reasons I love LFWM in January.

A clean slate, and new inspiration for the coming year. Even if we can’t get hold of the fashion for at least six months. Oh and did I mention David Gandy? It’s one of the two times a year, you get to hang out!!! 

Read my top trends for 55Factory here

 

14 Jan 2018

AS GWEN SAYS, I’M JUST A GIRL…IN DUBAI

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RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN HOTEL DUBAI. WHAT A LAUNCH PARTY!

After a loooooong over night stopover flight and a suitcase change, I transformed myself from a Canadian snow baby into a rock chick (albeit a very tired one) to hit the all singing, all dancing launch- with Gwen Stefani, of the stunning five star, Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai. 

Thankfully day one involved nothing more than relaxing by the rooftop pool, and then I embraced the culture! 

Read my review for Flush magazine here:

I’m Just a Girl (in Dubai)

11 Jan 2018

WINTER IS WHISTLER IS LOTS OF FUN

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WHEN I WENT TO WHISTLER, I ENJOYED A LOT MORE THAN THE FILM FESTIVAL

Not being a boarder (yet) I soaked up the arts and culture and best open air snow spa I have ever been to.

Read  what I got up to for Flush magazine here: 

 

Film, Fondue & Fun in Whistler 2017

11 Jan 2018

DID I FIND A NEW ME??

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DON’T WORRY, I’M NOT GOING TO BORE YOU WITH MY NEW YEAR NEW ME GLOATING!

I hit my peak back in November!

But read on to see my feature for Stylenest and discover what a bootcamp could do for you…

Fingers crossed you lose more than a kilo!!! 

New You Bootcamp, Malaga

 

01 Jan 2018

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

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THERE’S MORE TO CANADA THAN SNOW! THERE’S SOME AMAZING FILM TALENT TOO!

December was a busy month, but I managed to hot foot it to Whistler to cover Canada’s coolest film festival for The Bespoke Black Book.

Read all about it here 

Whistler Film Festival 2017

01 Jan 2018

HAPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!

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New year, new you right? 

That’s probably the thought in many a mind this morning, and what better way to start a shiny new year with getting rid of all your old baggage?? Well, you can start with the skin variety. I fell in love with the Custom Rituals at the Beauty and Melody Spa at the M by Montcalm in Shoreditch, and I am sure you will too. I definitely have Polynesia on my hit list this year, so I can try it in person!

Read my review for 55 here

 

20 Nov 2017

BEACH RATS OR BEACH BABES?

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A MOVIE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS

I love a good indie film, and the second feature length movie by director Eliza Hittman did not disappoint. 

Set in fading Brooklyn, the timeless scenery was the perfect backdrop for the long hot summer that unfolded as a group of teenage boys filled their days with amusement arcades, smoking spliffs and chasing girls.

Pretty standard right? But the twist came when we see the super talented Brit Harris Dickinson who is also starring in his first major role, cruising internet chat rooms for men….

Poignant, uncomfortable and relatable. After all we have all been teenagers right?

Read my review for 55Factory  here:

 

16 Nov 2017

FOUNTAINHEAD RETREAT- just what the doctor ordered

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This is what happened when I went for a break on my own.. 

It was paradise on earth! Actually at the Fountainhead Retreat in Andalusia..

Read my article for Flush magazine here:

 

31 Oct 2017

MY NAME IS PRINCE

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If you need a fix of the infamous purple one, you will be spoilt for choice this winter with two very different exhibitions showcasing in London. 

I was blown away by the actual size of Mr Nelson’s stage costumes which are presented in all their glory at the #MyNameIsPrince exhibition at the 02…. He managed big guitars, big hair and big heels, but boy his waist was tiny! 

Check out my review for 55Factory here: 

 

 

30 Oct 2017

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THE AMSTERDAM WAY!

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The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is taking place from 30 November – 16 January and it is the perfect excuse to sup a mulled wine, whilst cruising down the canals admiring the neon artwork, which this year, includes statement pieces by world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Read my feature for 55 here