15 Feb 2018

SPRING CLEAN YOUR FACE WITH BYONIK

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FACIALS COME IN MANY DIFFERENT GUISES – BUT BYONIK IS THE LATEST ON THE BLOCK

Offering a revolutionary new treatment, the BYONIK system zaps you in time with your heartbeat and I was intrigued. 

Pulsing puffs of goodness deep in to your skin through the power of lasers, I thought I would give it a go! 

Read my review for Stylenest here: 

FACIAL SUPERPOWERS FROM BYONIK

15 Feb 2018

REMEMBERING GIANNI VERSACE

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AS A TIMELY INTERLUDE TO THE AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE ON FX

I probed more into the luxury art deco hotel, Hotel Shangri La on Miami beach, where Versace the fashion legend,  managed to remain an enigma with the discreet hotel staff and party til dawn. 

Read more about his infamous penthouse parties at the hotel here

15 Feb 2018

Romance in Rotterdam

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Right here, right now- the Nhow Hotel in Rotterdam has it all

I have just come back from Rotterdam, and can confirm it is the perfect place for lovers. Although I was there alone! 

Read my review of the uber cool NhowHotel for 55Factory here

04 Feb 2018

A BOOK BY A STYLIST TO INSPIRE STYLISTS BY ANTONIO MARRAS

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CREATIVE GENIUS ANTONIO MARRAS SHARES HIS PASSIONS

For a coffee table book that has a lot more than pretty pictures, this stunning tome by super stylist, and all round creative Antonio Marras will keep even the most closeted fashion fan turning the pages.  

With illustrations, poems, musings and an insight into Antonio’s creative mind, it is a must for inspiration.

It might even impress a guest or two! 

Read my review for 55Factory here:

http://www.55factory.net/55cultures/antonio-marras-intellectual-stylist

 

04 Feb 2018

SUMMER FESTIVALS FOR SUMMER LOVING

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PARTY IN THE SUN FOR THE BEST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

It might only be February, but it’s never to early to start thinking of summer shenanigans.. And I have rounded up the best of the guaranteed sun-drenched beach breaks for 55Factory, so you don’t have to! 

Read more here:

 

30 Jan 2018

NEW TEETH IN THIRTY MINUTES? YES PLEASE!

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A WINNING SMILE AT SMILEPOD

I have been known to possess a bit of a cheesy grin. I can’t help it. I love smiling! (Hence my pesky laughter lines, but those will have to be addressed at a later date)… 

So this thirty minute session in Soho was right up my street. I popped in to Poland Street with coffee stains, and came out a new woman. Almost! Read all about it for Flush magazine here:

A winning smile at Smilepod

 

30 Jan 2018

FIVE STAR THAILAND

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DECEMBER SEEMS SO LONG AGO! AND THAILAND IS VERY FAR AWAY

Or is it that January is going on forever….? Either way, I am delighted to be able to share my adventures in Thailand with you. Read my review on Bangkok and the dream hotel that is Renaissance Pattaya, which I wrote for Slink magazine, January 2018. 

 

Adventures in Thailand

 

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)

14 Jan 2018

IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT FESTIVALS

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© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

LOVE INTERNATIONAL IS RIGHT ON MY RADAR!

The summer is actually only six months away, and it’s time to start daydreaming of where you want to be. I’m a big fan of the overseas festival, and was a Garden Party lover (RIP). Read all about it’s replacement in the tiny and delightful town of Tisno, Croatia which I did for 55Factory here: 

http://www.55factory.net/55platforms/the-summer-of-love