Sir Elton John was digitally joined by quarantined stars from around the music world for a virtual coronavirus benefit concert. The British pop legend hosted the iHeart Living Room Concert For America from his home in Los Angeles. The online festival featured performances from the likes of Billie Eilish, Dave Grohl and Mariah Carey from their sofas and home studios. It raised funds for two US charities. Broadcasting from what he claimed was his only house without a piano, the Rocketman dug out his son’s keyboard for a rendition of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and also serenaded a delighted Lizzo with an a capella snippet of her track Juice. Read more
In the midst of all the awfulness of the coronavirus pandemic there are a few flickers of hope and good news, and for these we’re not only grateful in the moment, but we’ll remember them long after we emerge at the other side of this crisis. And one has to be Maybourne Hotel Group, owners of Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley, who have just offered up their rooms to NHS staff.
Starting this week at Claridge’s, the five star world famous hotel will welcome 40 NHS workers in an act of generosity to the staff at the very front line of the battle against coronavirus. The superstar guests will receive dinner and breakfast, while the hotel will provide over 500 packed lunches for NHS workers and community support teams throughout the capital. Read more
Long famous as the “key to the Mediterranean,” Gibraltar has been a British Overseas Territory since 1713 after being seized during the War of Spanish Succession. Situated near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula and overlooking one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the “Rock of Gibraltar,” as it’s still often known, rises out of the sea on the east side of Algeciras Bay and is linked with mainland Spain by a narrow isthmus. The Apes of Gibraltar – Gibraltar is famous for its Barbary macaques, a species native to Morocco and the only monkeys living wild anywhere in Europe.
From the creators of CLEAN RESERVE comes CLEAN SPACE – New collection designed with people and the planet in mind. Comprised of comforting scents and accessories for your home, and crafted with sustainability at its focus, the collection includes Natural Soy-Blend Candles, Liquid Reed Diffusers and Linen & Room Sprays to brighten any room, without compromising the wellbeing of the planet and people. Natural Soy-Blend Candles (£44.00) Spark a warm, serene experience with paraffin-free candles, for a beautifully clean burn without toxins. The candles are 100% vegan and create a comforting glow you’ll feel good about. A natural soy-blend wax meets two cotton wicks for an ultra-clean even burn.
Live Well London hosted at Old Billingsgate on the 28th of February to the 1st of March. A inspirational festival of wellbeing, health and fitness for everyBODY. Bringing together an inspirational collection of the very best in wellbeing, health and fitness, Live Well London returns in 2020, giving you the chance to learn first-hand how to take care of your emotional and physical wellbeing and discover how to be the happiest and healthiest version of you. Experience different styles of meditation & yoga, trial-run fitness classes led by the industry’s finest studios and most in-demand trainers, all from beginner to expert level. Read more
Ritz Restaurant Considered by many to be the most beautiful dining room in the world. The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant – the place where the finest cuisine is consumed in the most spectacular of settings. With sparkling chandeliers, towering marble columns and soaring floor to ceiling windows overlooking the calm oasis of Green Park, the elegant Ritz Restaurant is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world. Read more
Skiing enthusiasts from all over the world congregate in Zermatt. Guests come to experience perfect skiing with miles of pistes, fantastic slopes, sun and snow. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. The location of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region makes it one of the world’s most attractive vacation villages. The ski region encompasses 54 mountain railways and lifts as well as 360 kilometers of pistes. Read more
The next Festival de Cannes will take place from 12-23 May 2020. In order to achieve this level of longevity, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. The American director Spike Lee is to serve as President of the Jury at the next Festival de Cannes. Read more
Quintessential British brand, Mulberry is renowned for its timeless designs and traditional quality. For more than forty years they have been designing and manufacturing contemporary and iconic accessories, and now they have launched their first ever fully sustainable leather bag. Their Responsibility Approach is called Mulberry Green, a title that reflects both the brand’s signature colour and our respect for the natural world. It is based on the principle that Mulberry will make a positive difference to its people, the environment and the community in which it works and is focused around materials, manufacturing, product and people. Read more
London Fashion Week visitors have access to many more designers through presentations, multi-brand and individual showrooms. London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the big four international catwalk influencers. In addition to the official and off schedule events LFW has become a focus for a broader base of fashion linked activities with international designers, media and other high profile brands choosing to host their own events during the weeks. The BFC will devise a dynamic Positive Fashion focused schedule of events and activations in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions and businesses to engage with new audiences and communities. Read more