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Charles III: The Artist King and the Story of the Saudi Landscape

King Charles III lithograph of the Saudi Arabia mountains in Asir

It has been 25 years since His Majesty King Charles III, back then Prince of Wales visited Saudi Arabia and painted its most beautiful mountain top in the Asir region. Today, the painting is still a significant symbol and a reminder of the profound connection between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Konooz: A Celebration of Arab Art, Women, and Royal Patronage

As we observe the remarkable progress in the Arab world across economics, technology, innovation, tourism and more, it becomes evident that art, a cornerstone of civilizational advancement, is equally flourishing. The growing appreciation for art reflects the evolving state of the region’s society and culture. This artistic renaissance complements the revolutionary visions emerging throughout the region, for art is an indicator to the advancement of civilisations. “Konooz,” the prestigious fine art auction, arrives in London on June 22nd, 2024, showcasing a stunning collection of masterpieces by elite Arab artists under the exclusive patronage of royalty.

Angelica Kauffman: Women, Art, and Empowerment

Angelica Kauffman- Self Portrait, the Artist Hesitating Between the Arts of Music and Painting

Have you ever marveled at how far women have come in using art as a medium of expression and empowerment? Angelica Kauffman’s exhibition at the Royal Academy is a testament to the power of art in voicing the unspoken, demanding equality, and reshaping societal norms. This exhibition not only celebrates her artistic genius but also honours the relentless spirit of women artists who have paved the way for future generations.

The Timeless Elegance of Van Cleef & Arpels: A Journey Through the ‘Poetry of Time’

Poetry of Time, Van Cleef & Arpels Exhibition in London

Have you ever thought about the poetic value of time? Step into the enchanting world of Van Cleef & Arpels at their latest London exhibition, ‘Poetry of Time.’ This exquisite showcase reflects on the maison’s storied history, rooted in a love story that blossomed into a legacy of unparalleled jewelry and watchmaking. Explore how Van Cleef & Arpels masterfully intertwines human fascination with beauty and precision, capturing the essence of creativity and inspiration in every piece. From their innovative mystery setting to the intricate wonders of their timepieces, this exhibition invites you to ponder the timeless allure and profound artistry that define their creations. Join us in celebrating a tradition where elegance meets imagination, transcending the boundaries of time and trends.

Once upon a London summer: Where to go and what to do!

Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Trooping the colours, BBC Proms, Shakespeare Globe, Royal Academy of Arts exhibitions, and the Chelsea Flower show are just few of the most iconic events of a London summer. In this article, we give you the greatest of the British summer themes that makes London the unique city it is, so you don’t miss out on that Londoner’s lifestyle. Write your story and live it, once upon a London summer!

Celebrating 200 Years of Artistic Inspiration at the National Gallery

The National Gallery art masterpieces projection at its 200 years Birthday

My love is 200 years today! A hush falls over the crowd as they stand before Van Gogh’s swirling sunflowers, their vibrant hues a testament to the artist’s genius. It’s a scene that has played out countless times within the hallowed halls of the National Gallery. A Bicentennial Birthday: Celebrating 200 Years of Artistic Inspiration at the National Gallery marks not just two centuries of housing these masterpieces, but two centuries of sparking wonder, igniting imaginations, and fostering a love for art in all who visit.

Stepping Back in Time: A Luxurious Escape at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

Eager to live as ‘your royal majesty’ and capture that perfect instagram photo to savour the moment? You guessed right? we got you. You have probably seen the grant staircase and the red and gold walls surrounding it at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London somewhere in someone’s social media wall. But the experience is much more luxurious. Live the luxury lifestyle with us, for in this article, we give you a sneak peak to this iconic hotel and the marvellous decor and services inside.

A Bite of Pink Perfection: The Enchanting World of Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porchen Cafe in Chelsea

Deep in London’s vibrant streets, is a treasure trove of hidden gems, and nestled amongst them are the captivating cafes of Peggy Porschen. Stepping through their seasonally adorned arches transports you into a world of whimsical charm and delectable treats. Here, every detail is meticulously curated to inspire a sense of wonder, making Peggy Porschen a haven for those seeking a delightful escape and an indulgence in sugary bliss.

London’s Evolving Embrace: Celebrating Eid and Fostering Inclusion

Eid in the Square in central London

As Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid, a celebration that goes back to over 1,400 years ago, we look at how London’s society has been reacting and celebrating Eid. We particularly look at the evolution of tolerance despite few challenges in the last couple of decades.

It’s Time to Ditch the Discount: Destroy the Gender Pay Gap

The Pay Gap

The gender pay gap has been a trending topic for some time, however, the numbers showing the exact difference in payment for the same effort between men and women have only been discussed recently. In the UK, the pay gap is not exclusive to the salary but spills over to a gap in pension, entrepreneurship funding, and income post maternity leave. The gap widens with progression in age and career seniority. Closing the gender pay gap requires a multi-pronged approach. Initiatives like mandatory gender pay gap reporting, flexible working arrangements, and promoting women in leadership roles can all contribute to a fairer and more equitable landscape.

Poem to my Autistic Child

Poem to my autistic child

In celebration of Neurodiversity Celebration Week with World Poetry Day, we present this humble poem titled ‘Magic in Silence’ to all Autistic children and their parents. The poem was written by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and edited by a parent.

The Art of the Hustle: From Opportunist to Big City Visionary

The Art of the Hustle: From Opportunist to Big City Visionary

In the heart of a bustling metropolis like London, the word “hustler” takes on a new meaning. It’s not just about fast-talking salespeople or back-alley deals. Here, the hustle is about something more profound: the relentless pursuit of opportunity amidst the city’s electric energy, and the drive to transform ideas into reality on the world stage.

Lovely in Pink: A Guide to Chasing Cherry Blossoms in London

Cherry Blossoms in London

Imagine strolling hand-in-hand through Greenwich Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with over 50 cherry trees. Lose yourselves under a canopy of blossoms, the gentle breeze whispering secrets through the delicate petals. Pack a picnic basket and find a secluded spot beneath the blooming embrace, where time seems to stand still amidst the fragrant air and vibrant colors.

Ramadan and the Workplace: Purpose & Empowerment

Ramadan at the workplace

Ramadan is not a month to fast for food & drink only, it’s a month to reflect, give, show gratitude, come together, and reduce bad habits – many that negatively affect the workplace – such as gossip, sabotage, procrastination, entitlement, and addictions such as coffee or cigarettes. For a Muslim, Ramadan is a reminder of our purpose in life. It is also a time to remember reading the Quran, the holy book of Islam, which serves a manual for beliefs, values, good behaviour, and shortcuts to happiness for Muslims.

My Daughter is a Baby Boss (and the CEO of Chaos)

You call it bossy, I call it confident

Are bosses born or made? well according to my baby daughter, they are born! after all, she is the ultimate baby boss. The girl just doesn’t take no for an answer. She gets what she wants, and with all the confidence she summons, get her way every time. She doesn’t quit, doesn’t moan, and doesn’t compromise when it comes to what she believes in, a brilliant negotiator. In this witty short digest, I introduce you to my baby boss and how she gets it by the horns, or rather those cute tiny fists. On a serious note, we give you our advice on how to keep the fire for your baby girl boss and nurture her confidence, so she grows to be the leader she is born to be.

For women of war, forever to be free

For women of war, forever to be free

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we dedicate this poem to women of war. The women who have their freedom brutally taken from them. Freedom to live, to learn, to work, to raise their children, the freedom to simply be. This poem’s a tribute, a heartfelt plea, for women of war, forever to be free.

Hear her voice, read her thoughts: Why female writers are critical to the rise of the Middle East

Without your job title, who are you? By Soumana Ammar

The Middle East, once the land of pioneering writers, stands at a pivotal moment; brimming with the potential to create a richer, more vibrant cultural landscape. By amplifying the voices of women and empowering them to share their stories, the region can embark on a path towards a brighter, more sustainable future. This Women’s Month, and in celebration of World Book Day, we celebrate the symphony of narratives that emerges when all voices, male and female, are heard. This chorus, echoing through generations, will paint a more complete and truthful picture of the region’s culture and forever changing civilisation.

Behind the Mask: Empowering Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace

Beyond the Masks: Empowering Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace

Analyse this: Amanda, a software developer diagnosed with ASD, experienced a significant improvement in both her productivity and well-being when her colleagues and manager finally understood her specific needs and preferences. This shift came about through open communication, highlighting the importance of creating a workplace environment where neurodivergent individuals feel comfortable expressing their needs and receiving support. Amanda’s story exemplifies the positive impact that fostering understanding and inclusivity can have on the careers and lives of neurodivergent women.

Championing Change: How to Support and Fund Female Entrepreneurs in the UK

How to Support and Fund Female Entrepreneurs in the UK

Across the globe, the entrepreneurial spirit of women is undeniable, driving innovation and progress. In the UK, female-led businesses are a powerful force, contributing significantly to the economy. However, despite their potential, the assumption that the world of entrepreneurship is gender-blind is far from the truth. There are many contributing factors, however, access to funding remains the most significant barrier hindering women’s growth and impact.

The Commodification of Mental Health: When Wellness Becomes a Product

The commodification of mental health

In today’s world, prioritizing mental well-being is crucial. However, a concerning trend emerges: the commodification of mental health, a terminology referring to the framing of mental health within consumerism and potentially exploiting vulnerabilities for profit. This translates to oversimplified solutions through self-help products and mindfulness merchandise, neglecting the complexity of mental health issues and potentially exacerbating existing struggles. A true focus on mental health should prioritize accessibility of professional care, addressing systemic issues, and empowering individuals with education – not exploiting vulnerabilities for profit. Only then can we ensure mental health becomes a genuine path towards well-being, not just another product on the consumerist shelf.

London Fashion Week: Highlights from the Spring/Summer 2024 Season

London Fashion Week Spring 2024 - Photo taken from Vogue

From recycled gowns to gender-bending designs, London Fashion Week buzzed with sustainable statements and bold inclusivity. Burberry dipped toes in tech, while Ahluwalia tackled identity through vibrant prints. It’s not just fashion, it’s a glimpse into the future we wear. Dive deeper with this 2 min digest.

Whispers of History, Echoes of Luxury: Inside Ruffles’ Hotel in the Old War Office

Raffles at the OWO

In this L.L Luxury Feature, we step into London’s newest luxury addition, with a side of history: Imagine sinking into the plush armchair once graced by Winston Churchill, surrounded by whispers of history, yet savouring a Michelin-starred meal. Raffles London at the OWO is where heritage trifft modern luxury, seamlessly blending history with elegant design. In the Haldane Suite, Churchill’s original desk becomes an artifact of a bygone era, silently sharing its secrets while you lose yourself in the opulence of the present. This is not just a hotel; it’s a living tapestry, where time itself becomes a luxury.

The Ritz London: A Pinnacle of Elegance and Luxury

The Ritz

In this L.L Luxury feature, we shine the spotlight on London’s most iconic hotel: The Ritz. Established in 1906, the hotel has hosted royalty & dignitaries from around the world.

With its grand history, the Ritz is the most famous hotel in London, a pioneer of serving the high tea tradition to guests from all over the world, and the first and only hotel to have been
awarded a Royal Warrant for Banqueting and Catering Service by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, now King Charles the 3rd.

So be ready to discover the timeless elegance & luxury of The Ritz London. From its neoclassical façade to the regal splendour of its atmosphere. The Ritz is a beacon of opulence, grandeur, and prestige.

The Landmark Hotel: A Beacon of Elegance and Luxury in London’s Marylebone

The Landmark Hotel

Deep in the heart of London’s esteemed Marylebone district stands the iconic Landmark Hotel, an architectural gem that has graced the city’s skyline for over a century. With its rich history, opulent interiors, and world-class hospitality, the Landmark Hotel is synonymous with timeless elegance and luxury.   The Architectural Marvel Originally constructed in 1899 as […]

Heartfelt Ambitions: How Love Shapes Our Professional Journey

Heartfelt Ambitions: How Love Shapes Our Professional Journey

Have you ever wandered how your professional life would look like if the relationships you have in your life were different? wether with yourself or others love does impact our wellbeing and everything we do from the moment we wake up in the morning. This naturally impacts our careers, attitudes, and professional life relationships. As for most of us we allocate he better part of our time resources to our careers, it is worth understanding how love really impacts one’s career.

Embracing Self-Love: How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single

Being single on Valentines day can make one feel lonely, sad, less confident, even though it should not. Valentines was created to celebrate the love we have for a partner, not to make single people feel unloved or exclude them from the love equation. However, in a society built on materialism, one cannot escape the red and pink hearts on every street, cafe, and advertisement for the most of February. This psychologically creates negative feelings as it reminds single people of what they do not have. How to get rid of these unwanted feelings and embracing the solo splendour? gratitude, independence, pampering, in this article we give you few tips on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own terms as a single.

14 Date Ideas for the Perfect London Valentine

10 dates ideas for a London's Valentine

Feeling like celebrating out in the town? London, with its romantic ambiance and diverse offerings, provides a plethora of options for a memorable Valentine’s Day. In this article we share with you 14 date ideas to make the day special.

Harmony, Renewal, and Prosperity: Lessons from the Chinese New Year

Lessons from Chinese Culture and the Spring Festival

The Chinese celebrate new year with family and friends to honour old tradition. What can we learn from this ancient culture with its well known wisdom? As we celebrate the Year of the Dragon this year, we show you how you can learn about the value of family, tradition and community cohesion that adds value to the individual’s well-being as well as society.

Embracing the Essence: The Profound Importance of Celebrating Love

The Profound Importance of Celebrating Love

As Valentines’ day approaches, we look into why celebrating love is an opportunity to enrich the human life. No matter what love means to you or whether you care for the valentines event or not, we all feel love and form deep connections to others as we go through life as a the social being we are. Love yourself today, make your favourite drink or snack, cosy up and read our Love Special article.

The Resurgence of Illustrative Art: A Creative Renaissance

The resurgence of illustrative art

Explore the captivating revival of Illustrative Art in a digital age of sleek graphics & sophisticated design. Hand-drawn, narrative-driven & full of whimsy: a creative renaissance rediscovering its timeless charm. In this article we look at rise of illustrative art in recent years with social media and technology capabilities creating a platform for artists to shine and express their creativity. We also look at the commercial use of illustrations as a branding tool to gain a competitive edge in the market.

The Right to Gap – A Parent’s Perspective

The right to gap

This is an insider’s perspective, we share with you the thoughts of a parent on the harsh reality of looking for jobs after taking a gap year to spend with the family. The evident unfairness of the corporate expectations on what a career path should look like and the hardship of reasoning with such system to build a sustainable contribution to society.

How to beat the January blues & celebrate the month of hope

How to beat the January blues

Here in London, January is viewed as the most depressing month of the year. Unless you have enough monies to escape to the Maldives or Seychelles, staycation in British January can be brutal and mentally challenging as we go back to work and face the dark and cold days of the longest month. But if you look closely, there is a lot to look forward to in January. It might not be the month of love, holidays, or Halloween, but this year, let’s make January the month of hope.

Canary Wharf Top Places for Kids Entertainment in 2024

Canary Wharf is a place for work, not for family entertainment. This statement was true many years ago, but with Canary Wharf renovating itself post the pandemic, the choices to enjoy family time, experience an adventure, and relax while your kids spend their energy playing and learning are just getting better. If you are raising a family in Canary Wharf, or just looking for where to take your kids out for a fun time, then we are here for you. In this article, we give you our top places to enjoy with your children based on local parents’ tips and recommendations.

How to Start your New Year: Resilient Execution

In a recent poll we carried in linkedin, we found that 100% of people achieve only part of their new year’s resolutions and objectives. 82% of them meet more than half of the objectives. The other 18% meet less than half of their objectives. No one in the cohort reported not achieving anything, and none achieved 100% of their goals. This shows that we have the tendency to be overly optimistic with our plans, we lose motivation down the line, or we do not adapt to change as we could be. So how can we manage our expectations of the new year in a realistically optimist way?

How to Start your New Year: Implement Purposeful Planning

In a recent poll we carried in linkedin, we found that 100% of people achieve only part of their new year’s resolutions and objectives. 82% of them meet more than half of the objectives. The other 18% meet less than half of their objectives. No one in the cohort reported not achieving anything, and none achieved 100% of their goals. This shows that we have the tendency to be overly optimistic with our plans, we lose motivation down the line, or we do not adapt to change as we could be. So how can we manage our expectations of the new year in a realistically optimist way?

100 Ideas for your 2024 Bucket List

Are you an adventure seeker who craves the thrill of being alive? if you want to spice up your year, we are here for you. we prepared an all thumbs up expert based bucket list for your year.

How to Start your New Year: It’s about Time

How to Start your New Year: It's about Time

In a recent poll we carried in linkedin, we found that 100% of people achieve only part of their new year’s resolutions and objectives. 82% of them meet more than half of the objectives. The other 18% meet less than half of their objectives. No one in the cohort reported not achieving anything, and none achieved 100% of their goals. This shows that we have the tendency to be overly optimistic with our plans, we lose motivation down the line, or we do not adapt to change as we could be. So how can we manage our expectations of the new year in a realistically optimist way?

How to Start your New Year: Winning Objectives & Resolutions

In a recent poll we carried in linkedin, we found that 100% of people achieve only part of their new year’s resolutions and objectives. 82% of them meet more than half of the objectives. The other 18% meet less than half of their objectives. No one in the cohort reported following through and achieving 100% of their goals. This shows that we have the tendency to be overly optimistic with our plans, we lose motivation down the line, or we do not adapt to change as we could be. So how can we manage our expectations of the new year in a realistically optimist way that garantees a higher success rate?

The L.L Luxury Feature: The Dorchester Hotel

In this review, we feature the iconic Dorchester Hotel in 45 Park Lane, Mayfair in the heart of London. With its gorgeous interior, service, and high end restaurants, The Dorchester is a must for everyone who wants to indulge in that London luxury.

Understanding Empathy: A guide to leveraging empathy for the good of self and others

Empathy is a hotly discussed topic both in society and business, yet many are unaware of what empathy really is, where does it originate from, how much empathy do we have, and can empathy be learnt or cultivated. What does it mean to be empathetic in the workplace, how does it all affect the individual and the group, how does compassion relate to empathy, and what does recent research tell us about it. In this article, we cover the answers to all these questions. We also provide research-backed solutions and strategies on how to increase your empathy capital, bank on it, sustain it, make it positively impactive for the community and workplace, and leverage it for self-progression without compromising time, energy, or running into burnouts or bias decision making.

Top 5 international brands for Kids

Looking for the perfect outfit for your special little one, wether for a casual outing, everyday wear, or that special occasion, let them shine in a unique style while you get the complement of these cuteness overload pictures. In this article, we list our favourite children fashion brands that got the thumbs up from the experts: parents who keep going back to buy from these brands.

Dress your child like a Londoner: Top London shops for Kids Winter Clothing

Do you fantasise about your little one looking their best as a winter prince or princess? Are you looking forward to posting that cuteness overload photo of them by the chimney or Christmas tree, shopping in the city arcades, or splashing water and mud in the park? Well, we are here to make your wishes come true. Dress your special little one as a true Londoner this season and enjoy the complements while your little one has fun staying warm and cosy.

You’ve been Zuckerberged! The Twitter versus Threads Digest

In the English language, to be zuckerberged is to steal an idea from someone but change it just enough that you can claim it as yours. This terminology came to be after the creation of facebook and the claims against Mark Zuckerberg on the originality of the idea. The social media tycoon surely knows how to execute an idea, no matter how it came about. However, when it comes to threatening another established giant like twitter, this might no longer be acceptable, at least ethically.

Walking on Sunshine? 10 Tips to Stay Safe and Enjoy Your London Summer!

Basking on the London sunshine? Don’t waste a precious ray! But staying safe and cool while maximising your precious time in the sun. Fear not, sun-seekers! This guide offers 10 essential tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and cool this summer while you load up on vitamin D. Forget scorching brows and sun-baked woes – embrace a fun, healthy, and enjoyable London summer with these smart strategies. Dive in and discover everything you need to make the most of those glorious golden days!

High Tea Delights: A Whimsical Journey Through London’s Finest Scone-scapes

From the gilded haven of The Ritz to the whimsical art of Sketch, indulge in London’s top 5 high teas. Explore timeless elegance, vibrant flavors, and artistic flair as you sip tea and savor delightful treats. Whether seeking tradition, adventure, or a touch of whimsy, this journey promises an unforgettable taste of luxury and pure delight. Bon appétit!

Long Live the King

Long Live the King! A sentence we didn’t hear in the United Kingdom in over 70 years! Today, the 6th of May 2023 marks the coronation of King Charles III, the new king succeeding his mother Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the country, and what once was an empire. The coronation is nothing […]

What NOT to do with Fussy Eaters

If you have a fussy eater at home, then this list is for you. Learn how to reduce your frustration and enjoy more meal times in 2 minutes by avoiding the most common mistakes parents make with children at feeding time.

The Stop Loss Line

Have you ever lost so much that you thought if only I had stopped earlier? Well, we all did. It is part of life to go to deep into something that will eventually turn out to be the wrong choice. But it does not have to be this way. There is a trick I learnt from a business concept called “the stop loss line” that traders in the financial business use to manage their exposure to financial risk and limit their potential losses. In this article we discuss how this can be implemented in everyday life to save you from losing on any aspect of your life from relationships to career, to body weight.

How to Avoid, and Deal with, Stress and Tantrums During Mealtimes

Fussy eating can be daunting for both parent and child: the tears, the screams, and the stress can be intolerably painful and the tantrums that your child throws can be painful too. It is very easy for the situation to get out of control; and have something as beautiful as a family meal turn into […]

Dealing with Fussy Eaters: The step-by-step guide to food acceptance

Struggling with fussy eaters? Learn how to improve your child’s experience with food and create positive attitudes towards healthy eating. In this digest, we give you 9 steps of how to improve meal times that we have gathered from talking to parents and NHS expert food for sensitive children workshops.

The Myth of Gender Equality

Is gender equality the right thing for women? is it enough or should we be asking for more? Read to find out our insights into the topic.