White Stuff new collection is full of exciting patterns

IMG_9673British brand White Stuff A/W collection is based on exciting patterns, prints and styles. They look to places, colour, animals and interior design (and many other things) for inspiration. Gorgeous dresses, cosy knitwear, kaftans and tunics are favourites in their women’s clothing department.

Website: http://www.whitestuff.com/?gclid=CKvl_-SnhtQCFY8Q0wodhPUAsw

Damsel’s new direction

IMG_9670AW17 is virbrant and glamorous yet feminine and elegant. This season, the new-look Damsel focuses on sharp silhouettes, high-end design and premium fabrics to offer distinctively stylish tailoring, smart separates and stunning dresses.

Exclusive prints are designed in-house by a dedicated team who constantly review the latest trends and travel the globe for the finest fabrics including 100% silks and cashmere blends.

The finished result is a luxorious AW17 collection of wardrobe saviors that can effortlessly transition you from day to night.

Website: www.damselinadress.co.uk

M&S new staylish A/W 2017 collection

vrouwBelinda Earl and Jo Jenkins, style director and director of womenswear created a very stylish affordable new collection.I liked the printed velvet pieces, another autumn trend diluted by a forgiving silhouette. M&S is also gently encouraging tonal dressing for autumn, and it’s backing red in all its variations: witness a Balenciaga-style cranberry draped dress paired with tomato red knee-high boots, and a plummy-toned silk shirt with a scarf-neckline styled with matching red trousers (for the faint of heart, there’s also a navy version) and the hot red ankle boots with a metal stiletto heel that are racier than anything we’ve seen before.

Wschoene have gone into meltdown as M&S releases Manolo Blahnik-alikes for just £35

 

 

Website: http://www.marksandspencer.com/

Ren Clean skincare new Atlantic Kelp and Magnezium Body Range

Since its launch in 2000 REN has become a cult favourite amongst beauty editors and consumers and is now available in department stores, pharmacies and spas in over 50 countries around the world.

IMG_9227Their new Atlantic Kelp and Magnezium Body Range gives you groundbreaking product formulation, the latest hi-tech actives, rigorous product testing and clinically proven results. Ren uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and is free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients.

Website: https://www.renskincare.com/

Venice Biennale 2017 Viva Arte Viva !

 

FHGWJBHERS53933This year’s is  Viva Arte Viva, a show “inspired by humanism!“Long live the arts! ” was the motto chosen for the 2017 Venice Biennale by French curator Christine Macel. The celebration of culture is well-needed in these times.

The Biennale comprises a central exhibition, organized this year by Christine Macel, chief curator of the Pompidou Center in Paris;  In the Venetian Arsenal and the Giardini area 85 national pavilions, which feature solo or thematic presentations.

Art can take us anywhere. The 57th Venice Biennale transports you round the globe as never before, from Inuit whaling boats to Brazilian rainforests, from Korean barber shops to Iraqi minefields and Antiguan beaches. I don’t believe I will ever get a better sense of Finland’s slightly shamefaced progressiveness than through Erkka Nissinen and IMG_9075Nathaniel Mellors’s absurdist satire, featuring animatronic eggs; or nearer to Kosovo than the tragic bakelite phone that never rings in Sislej Xhafa’s Lost and Found booth, commemorating the disappeared. Spectacular as ever, Russia’s pavilion opens with a dramatic double-headed eagle rising out of a ghostly wheat field composed of a million tiny workers, and ends with bodies literally and metaphorically blocked in stone for the crime of hacking. Acute visions of Soviet past and Putin’s present.

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VEUVE CLICQUOT BUSINESS WOMAN AWARD

veuve-cliquot-1062854_640-e1462893620222The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, now in its 44th year in the UK, celebrates entrepreneurial women who have made a significant contribution to business life in the UK were held in the famous Claridges Ballroom. Guests were treated to a tasting of the new vintage Extra Brut, Extra Old paired perfectly with Oysters.

Julie Nollet, Marketing & Communication Director, Moët Hcsm_award_6ee19b12e3ennessy UK, commented: We are delighted to celebrate three exceptional winners, from a range of diverse sectors yet shared in their commitment to strong leadership, an innovative approach to succeed, and remaining a role model to others through inspiring social initiatives.

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Key West – Fantasy Fest

ParadePage16_ANArrive at Miami and drive Highway 1 the 150 miles down the Keys archipelago
to Key West. The Southern most tip of the USA. As a alternative head for the
classy Naples and spend a few days in this upmarket resort. A short drive
gets you to Marco Island and a fast boat has you embarking at Key West in under four hours.

In October each year there is a 10 days ADULT ONLY Fantasy Fest. Extroverts
and exhibitionists gather from round the world for this organised event. The
locals sort out street parades and the police issue a code of conduct. There
are dedicated Fantasy Zones and body painting is in enclosed areas.
Normality prevails for the remainder of the year. Bars , restaurants and
shops line the 1.1 mile long Duval Street . Jazz is heard on every corner.

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NED IS simply INCREDIBLE

Respectful transformation with many original features of London’s former Midland Bank into one of the city’s most spectacular heritage hotels is IMPRESSIVE.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the ned londonLondon-born Soho House & Co has partnered with US Sydell Group (behind boutique properties such as The NoMad in New York and The Line in Los Angeles) to  create a 252-room hotel and members’ club in The City,

The stunning eighth-floor rooftop –  reserved for members and guests – is home to a 10-metre lap pool lined with Italian marble. Views stretch from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Gherkin. There will also be a restaurant and bar with a retractable glass roof, and two domes – named Poultry and Prince’s Street, after the hotel’s location – which will house cosy bars.

The Grand Banking Hall, the ‘belly’ of the building, has been transformed into a jazzed-up food court-esque space, which will hold eight restaurants – and up to 850 diners.

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Love fashion. Love River Island collection

With over 60 yearsLOOK 15 of fashion retailing experience, River Island is one of the most well-known and loved brands on the High Street.

River Island is renowned for their stylish, affordable fashion. The unique touches that they bring to their new collection help standout from the rest of the High Street. Customers can always rely on them for great going-out looks and occasion wear, amazing denim fabulous bags and shoes and affordable prices so you can pick up everything you need for a brand new head-to-toe look.

With over 350 stores across the UK, Ireland and internationally throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, as well as six dedicated online sites operating in four currencies, it’s time to get shopping!

Website: https://www.riverisland.com/

Tango City

You Afbeeldingsresultaat voor tangocould be mistaken if you thought you had arrived in a European city.
Wide boulevards, green parks and impressive squares. Property reminiscent of
Paris and Rome. But no this is Buenos Aires , Argentina.

Vibrant and busy. Elegant women. Men young and old impeccably dressed like
peacocks.

Sunday brings the world famous San Telmo street market. Antique shopsdisplay an array of goods and vie with the street traders. Tango music plays from the tango parlours . Couples dance in the street and for a few pesos you can have a lesson of this most evocative dance Head for Plaza Dorrego where you will find the parrilla restaurants. This is Argentina so you should have the finest steak washed down with Malbec wine.

This city offers much more and should be included in any trip to South
America.