Lisa FullerLisa FullerFebruary 17, 2018


Entrepreneur, Jordan Kensington was invited to Buckingham Palace on Valentine’s Day (14.02.18) to be honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his achievements.

Kensington who was born in the UK but has an African background from Cameroon, Africa proudly represented the continent at the reception hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of the Commonwealth Diaspora community.

The event, which was held on Wednesday evening, was also attended by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Gloucester, and by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The event offered an opportunity to recognise people of Commonwealth heritage who have made a positive contribution to business, community and culture in the United Kingdom.

Jordan Kensington commented “18 years of running several companies and getting hardly any recognition. It was great that the first recognition I got was from the very top! God is Good”

“I am happy, proud and excited but at the same time,” said serial entrepreneur Kensington

“I  am representing young people around the UK and the world who sometimes are underlooked to show them that hard work, dedication and being smart with our present choices certainly pays off. It is a huge honour”.

The serial entrepreneur is behind the brand Invincible, a media, events, hotel property and brand marketing agency he launched at age 18 in 1999. Kensington made his millions in the early 2000’s investing into the property market both in Europe and Africa. In the entertainment industry, he championed a plethora of artists and entrepreneurs founding the Urban Music Awards and British Small Business Awards. His net worth is reported to stand at 18 million dollars. His media and marketing agency Invincible has worked with brands such as Samsung Mobile, Footlocker, British Airways and much more.

When introduced the Queen commented “Jordan Kensington, we are all very proud of your achievements”

His book, ‘Mr. Invincible’ – Following My Intuition was released in December and sold over 5000 copies in its first week. Mr Invincible – Following My Intuition is an autobiographical journey that sees one of Britain’s most inspirational serial entrepreneurs go through his start-up years of launching a successful media, music, entertainment, and property company with offices in six countries from age 18. The book recounts memorable stories, featuring characters such as Beyoncé, Diddy, Boris Johnson, MP Vince Cable, Kanye West, and many more. Kensington is often called the King of Urban Music in Europe, as he is well known for championing urban music in Europe; through the prestigious Urban Music Awards (an organisation he created over 15 years ago).

Overall, the book sees an actual woven connection to the core title “Following My Intuition”, which shows that every aspect from random meetings, acquaintances, and opportunities exists in life to open the doors and windows to bigger and better things; especially if we decide to believe in our gut instincts, and appreciate the cards dealt with. A great read, and already shortlisted by the judging panel of the Global Best Books Awards in the “Best Non-Fiction” category.

To Order ‘Mr Invincible’ – Following My Intuition. Go here


Lisa FullerLisa FullerFebruary 16, 2018


You did it. You completed one of the toughest events on the planet. You have earned the right to say #CheersToMe. Now gather your tribe and celebrate your epic achievement with a bottle of Limited Edition Fruity White by the Official Wine Sponsor to Tough Mudder UK, Black Tower. Missing the mud? No problem! Just head down to your local supermarket and pick up a souvenir bottle of this wonderfully smooth wine. For just £5.99, you’ll be digging those muddy vibes all over again. Perhaps you’ve been training hard for your very own coveted headband? Well, you still deserve something tasty (all in moderation of course).

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Bursting with hints of fresh pineapple, ripe mango, sweet passion fruit and rich honey, this iconic white wine is the perfect celebratory treat after a successful gym session. Pair it with spicy chicken for the ultimate post-workout feast.The Black Tower Fruity White Limited Edition will only be available for a couple of months, so be sure to bag your muddy companion before it flies off the shelves. For half a century, Reh Kendermann’s Black Tower has stood the test of time and today it is still the No.1  wine brand from Germany in many countries. Along with Fruity White, the range also includes Silvaner  Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Rosé, Blush and Smooth Red as well as White and Pink Bubbly plus B by Black Tower, a range of low alcohol and low-calorie wines.

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Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongNovember 17, 2017


On Friday 15th December the vocal cords of guests and their dogs will be harmonising to raise much needed pounds for homeless hounds. The first ever Dogs Trust carol concert, held at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, will be raising awareness, and money, for dogs and their owners who are either homeless or in housing crisis.

Dogs Trust’s Hope Project has helped thousands of dogs and their owners with the costs of veterinary care and by encouraging more hostels and homeless organisations to accept dogs. Now in its 22nd year the Hope Project has grown from one solitary veterinary clinic in London to a nation-wide scheme offering help and support to homeless people and their dogs.

Says Clare Kivlehan, Head of Dogs Trust Outreach Projects:

“Every year we send out Christmas hampers for dogs and their owners who are experiencing housing crisis and this year we are set to send more than ever. This increase is reflective of the growing number of people who find themselves experiencing housing crisis. For those who have a four-legged best friend, the challenge to find a way out is even harder. With more people than ever to help we are incredibly grateful to St Paul’s Church for hosting us, and raising awareness and money for the Hope Project.”

The Hope project has worked tirelessly to provide support to dogs and their owners across the UK, as Clare explains:

We have worked hard to establish a network of homeless organisations across the country that accepts dogs and gets them and their owners off the streets, and we know that this has made a huge difference to the lives of many homeless dog owners. Since the project started in 1995 we have been able to help hundreds of dogs and their owners and we’re hoping that the pounds raised from our first ever carol concert will help us make an even bigger impact.”

The concert will be followed by drinks and festive nibbles in the courtyard and tickets are priced at £35 for adults, £10 for children and can be purchased from Guest speakers on the night will include Nicolas Parsons, Freddie Fox and Robert Powell who will be delivering some Christmas readings.

To find out more about the Hope Project please visit

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongNovember 15, 2017


2017 has been an amazing year for business in the borough . The nominees for the Chelsea Monthly Awards are here and represents some of the most successful businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. From restaurants to hotels. Health care facilities to estate agents. The list covers a plethora of successful nominees.  The Chelsea Monthly Awards takes place on Friday, the 8th of December 2017 where all winners will be announced.  Click here for Tickets

Please, find below some of the nominees. Full List will be announced  on the 5th of November 2017.

Chelsea Monthly Awards – The Nominees list:

Best Restaurant:

Kitchen W8 (W8)
Clarke’s Restaurant (W8)
Bluebird Chelsea (SW3)
L’Etranger (SW7)
The Five Fields (SW3)
The Ivy Chelsea Garden (SW3)
Zaika of Kensington (W8)

Best Bar:

K Bar (SW7)
Barts Bar (SW3)
Nam Long Bar (SW5)
The Troubadour (SW5)
Portobello Star (W11)
Eclipse Bar South Kensington (SW5)
Juju Bar (SW3)

Best Hotel:

The Ampersand Hotel (SW7)
The Gore Hotel Colezione (SW7)
Bulgari Hotel London (SW7)
Mandarin Oriental London (SW1)
Egerton House hotel (SW3)
Crown Plaza London (SW7)
The Kensington Hotel (SW7)

Best New Business:

Claude Bosi at Bibendum (SW3)
Garage 108 (W10)
Bread Ahead Pavilion Road (SW1)
Prezzemolo e Vitale (SW3)
Maddox Gallery (W2)
Core by Clare Smyth (W11)
Dinings (SW3)
CLINIC | DPC Dental Pro Care(SW6)

Best High Street Shop:

Bodyism (W11)
Church’s (SW3)
Rag and Bone (SW1)
Smythson (W11)
Caramel (SW3)
Rene Caovilla (SW3)
Hirst Antiques (W11)

Best Luxury Shop:

Harrods (SW1)
Baar and Bass (SW3)
Sunspell (W11)
Boodles (SW1)
Harvey Nichols (SW1)
Anya Hindmarch (W11)
Feathers (SW1)

Best property/estate agent:

Douglas & Gordon (SW7)
Marsh and Parsons (SW3)
Winkworth (SW3)
Palace gate (W8)
Saunders 1865 (SW7)
TLC London (SW5)
Foxtons (W11)

Best private health care company:
HB Health of Knightsbridge (SW3)
Dr Rita Rakus Clinic (SW3)
Chelsea Private Clinic (SW3)
The Kensington Clinic (W14)
Cadogan Clinic (SW1)
Botonics (W1)
EF Medispa (W8)
Oasis Dental Care (W8)
London Cosmetics Clinic (SW3)

Best PR Company:

Midas (W8)
Taylor Herring (W10)
The Article Agency London (SW10)
JPR Media (SW10)
Public Eye (SW10)
Peretti Communications (SW5)
Nexus Communication (SW7)

Best Beauty & Hair Salon:

Beauty and Melody (SW1)
Richard Ward (SW3)
Mimi et Mina (W11)
Aldo Coppola (SW3)
Paul Edmonds (SW3)
Valentino Salon (W8)
Sebastien (W8)
Limoz Logli Haire & Beauty (SW3)

Local Entrepreneur of the Year:
Francis Boulle
Gina Miller
Larissa Kunstel Tabet
Lady Karren Brady
Ben Goldsmith
Sir Ronald Cohen
James Palumbo

Best Luxury Concierge Service:
Queen of Clubs Lifestyle luxury services (W14)
Concierge Slovakia (SW3)
Chelsea Concierge (SW10)
White Circle collection (SW3)
Harrods Concierge Service (SW1)

Best recruitment agency:
Recruitment Squared (W8)
Extraman (SW5)
Nurole (W8)
Sports Recruitment (SW1)
James Beck Global Partners (W8)
Sequoia Associates (SW7)
Joyce Guiness (SW3)

Best Highstreet Bank:
Barclays Bank (W11)
Lloyd Bank (SW3)
Metro (W8)
Natwest (W8)
Royal Bank of Scotland (W11)
Santander (SW3)

Best Interior Design Company:
Oro Bianco Interior Design (SW7)
Taylor Howes (SW7)
Helen Green Design (SW3)
Casa Forma (SW7)
Business Interiors (W11)
HBA (W2)
Godrich (W11)

Click here to Vote for the Chelsea Monthly Awards 2017 and joins us at the awards party on the 8th of December 2017

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongAugust 21, 2017


Bio-Synergy joins the list of sponsors for the 7th annual National Reality TV Awards 2017 sponsoring the Best Reality Competition Show category.   Nominees include; Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent , Big Brother , Come Dine with Me, The Jump, Celebrity MasterChef, Love Island, Take Me Out, Britain’s Got Talent, Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest , Dance Dance Dance , Coach Trip and CelebAbility

Bio-Synergy is the leading health and fitness brand behind one of the best ranges of sport nutrition. Whether you’re preparing for an endurance event like a Marathon or simply looking to maximise your gym workouts, Bio-Synergy’s clean, effective and high quality range of nutrition and supplements is here to fuel your performance and help you #MAKEITHAPPEN.


The award-winning range includes everything from Whey Hey® Protein and Creatine to Body Perfect Capsules and Skinny Water. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle or enhance your performance, Bio-Synergy’s constantly evolving collection delivers the perfect solution no matter what your goal.

Since its launch 20 years ago, over 4 million passionate sports and fitness enthusiasts have chosen Bio-Synergy to achieve their goals and fuel their performance. Its protein and supplements have been used by many of the world’s most respected athletes and teams, in fact, Bio-Synergy has fuelled more Gold medals, PB’s and World Cup wins than any other brand!

The 7th annual National Reality TV Awards 2017 takes place on the 18th of September in London. Winners for the Best Reality Competition Show sponsored by Bio-Synergy as voted for by the public will be announced. For more information on Bio-Synergy. Click here

Lucy ColemanLucy ColemanAugust 8, 2017


Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice UK, Dragon’s Den, Love Island,  Take Me Out, First Dates, and Love Island are a few of the nominees announced today ahead of the the prestigious 7th annual National Reality TV Awards taking place next month on the 18th of September 2017 at the Porchester Hall in London.

The National Reality Television Awards is the only awards ceremony worldwide to re-define the sub genres that make up the whole industry of Reality TV with all categories nominated and voted for by millions of television fans.

Over 4.6 million submissions were received for this year’s nominations. Each year all nominations for the NRTA are submitted via the official NRTA website by the public between the 7th of  January till the 1st of August  and the public decide winners of each category by voting on the official NRTA website for their favorite shows, celebrities or participants. This year (2017) the National Reality Television Awards has partnered with broadcast partner, Sky Showcase  who will be broadcasting the event.

VooVix will be the official streaming partner for the NRTA’s. Exclusive highlights of the National Reality TV Awards 2017 will be streamed live on . The coverage supported by Sky Showcase will include live broadcast of backstage interviews with winners via Facebook Live.

The Best Television Presenter category sees a plethora of talent go head to head including; Paddy McGuinness for Take Me Out , Nick Knowles for DIY SOS, Bradley Walsh for the The Chase , Stephen Mulhern for Catchphrase , Susanna Reid for Good Morning Britain, Lorraine Kelly for Lorraine and Naga Munchetty for BBC Breakfast are among the list of presenters competing for this category. Whilst the Best TV Judge category sees;  Simon Cowell for Britain’s Got Talent, David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent), Danni Minogue (Let it Shine) go head to head with WIll i am (The Voice UK & Voice Kids) , Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den) and Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK).

Previous NRTA Best TV Judge winner Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den) commented “I have always supported the NRTA’s from the first ever awards show at the O2 over 7 years ago and it is amazing to see how far this has come as an awards ceremony celebrating not just the faces we see on our screens but the Producers, Directors and production companies who play an excellent part in delivering contents to millions of TV viewers each year”.

Swiss Luxury watch brand, Dechavel watches has been announced as headline sponsor for this year’s 7th annual National Reality TV Awards with a 3 year sponsorship deal worth 2.2 million pounds per year and will be gifting their Royal Champion 2017 watch which costs £25k per timepiece to winners of their sponsored categories.

Louis Thurbolt, Head of Marketing for Dechavel watches commented  “Our remit as a luxury brand is to invest in the TV, Sports, Music and off course the Fashion industry. We are very excited to partner with the National Reality TV Awards and are proud to sign up for the next 3 years as exclusive luxury watch sponsor. Congratulations to all the nominees and looking forward to celebrating together at the event in September”.

Find full list of the 2017 NRTA nominees here:

Best TV Presenter sponsored by Dechavel watches

Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out)

Nick Knowles (DIY SOS)

Noel Edmonds (Deal or No Deal)

Bradley Walsh (The Chase)

Stephen Mulhern (Catchphrase)

Brendan Sheerin (Coach Trip)

Rylan Clark (BB)

Alex Zane (Rude Tube)

Caroline Flack (Love Island)

Paul O Grady (Blind Date UK)

AJ Odudu (Trending Live)

Susanna Reid (Good Morning Britain)

Lorraine Kelly (Lorraine)

Naga Munchetty (BBC Breakfast)

Best Docu-Soap 2017


Ross Kemp: Extreme World

Who do you think you are?

Oxford Street revealed

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways

Nadiya’s British Food Adventure

Katie Price: My Crazy Life

The Bionic Vet

Heir Hunters

Don’t Tell the Bride

Best Entertainment Show  sponsored by St. Moriz

The Only Way is Essex (Lime Pictures/ITVBe)

Made in Chelsea (Monkey Kingdom/E4)

Britain’s Got Talent (Fremantlemedia/Syco/ ITV)

Love Island (ITV2)

Dinner Date  (ITVBe)

Celebrity Masterchef (BBC 1)

Big Brother (Bazal/Brighter Pictures/Channel 5)

Take Me Out (Fremantlemedia/ ITV2)

The Voice  (ITV )

Let it Shine (BBC One)

Trending Live (4 Music)

First Dates (Twenty Twenty/ Channel4)

Best Dating Show 2017   sponsored by ONE Condoms

Love Island

Take me out

Dinner Dates

First Dates

Ex on the Beach

Celeb Go Dating

Naked Attraction

Dinner Date

Blind Date UK

Celebrity Personality of the Year

Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules)

Alesha Dixon (BGT)

Susanna Reid (Good Morning Britain)

Ampika Pickston (Real Housewives of Cheshire)

Martin Kemp  (Let it Shine)

Ashley Roberts

Amanda Holden (Britain’s Got Talent)

Trisha Goddard (BOOTS)

Piers Morgan (Good Morning Britain)

Sarah Harding (CBB)

Simon Cowell (BGT)


Best Business Show sponsored by Chelsea Monthly

Dragon’s’ Den

Secret Dealers

Four in a Bed

Escape to the Country

Flog it!

A Place in the Sun

Salvage Hunters


Most Inspiring TV Show

The Wright Stuff


Dragons’ Den

First Dates


Binky & JP’s Baby: Born in Chelsea

Who do you think you are?

Escape to the Country

Voice Kids


Best Reality TV Judge

Gregg Wallace (Celebrity Masterchef)

Simon Cowell (Britain’s Got Talent)

Touker Suleyman (Dragon’s Den)

David Walliams (Britain’s Got Talent)

Danni Minogue (Let it Shine)

Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den)

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK)

Amanda Holden (Britain’s Got Talent)

Judge Rob Rinder (Judge Rinder)

Sarah Willingham (Dragons’ Den)

Gary Barlow (Let it Shine)

Will I  Am  (The Voice)


Best Television Chef

The Hairy Bikers

Lorraine Pascale

Nigella Lawson

Ken Ho

Mary Berry

John Torode

Ainsley Harriott

Simon Rimmer

Jamie Oliver

Nadiya Hussain

Gordon Ramsay

James Martin

Best Reality Competition Show

Strictly Come Dancing

Britain’s Got Talent

Big Brother

Come Dine with Me

The Jump

Celebrity MasterChef

Love Island

Take Me Out

Britain’s Got Talent

Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest

Dance Dance Dance

Coach Trip


Best Reality Non-Competition Show   sponsored by Sebamed

The Only Way is Essex

Made in Chelsea : Ibiza

The Real Housewives of Cheshire

Dinner Date


Geordie Shore

Ibiza Weekender XXL

Say yes to the dress

Tattoo Fixers

Reality Personality of the Year

Lauren Simon

Vicky Pattison

Leanne Brown

Charlotte Crosby

Ampika Pickson

Drew Pritchard

Olivia Attwood

Paisley Billings

Best Male Personality sponsored by DeChavel watches

ALex Mytton

Jamie Laing

Stephen Bear

Joey Essex

Chris Clark

James Diags

Drew Pritchard

Simon Rimmer

Best Game Show


The Chase


Tipping Point



Ninja Warrior UK

Best Food Show  sponsored by

Sunday Brunch

Celebrity Masterchef

Great British Bakeoff

Who’s Doing the Dishes?

Saturday Kitchen


Nadiya’s British Food Adventure

Best Female Personality sponsored by Lash Perfect

Megan McKenna (TOWIE)

Chloe Simms (TOWIE)

Sarah Willingham (Dragon’s’ Den)

Deborah Meaden (Dragon’s Den)

Amber Davies (Love Island)

Ampika Pickston (Real Housewives of Cheshire)

Montana Brown (Love Island)

Lydia Bright (TOWIE)

Rachel Riley (Countdown)

Chloe Meadows (TOWIE)

Katie Price: (My Crazy Life)

Olivia Wardell (Britain’s Next Top Model)


Best Performance (on a Reality TV Show)  sponsored by

Mo Adeniran (The Voice UK)

Issy Simpson ( Britain’s Got Talent)

Jess Folley (The Voice Kids)

Sarah Ikumu (Britain’s Got Talent)

Tokio Myers (Britain’s Got Talent)

Michelle John (The Voice UK)

The Mersey Girls (Britain’s Got Talent)

JB Gill & Chloe Gill (Dance Dance Dance)

DNA (Britain’s Got Talent)

Daliso Chaponda (Britain’s Got Talent)

Clara Hurtado (The Voice UK)

Jess Robinson (Britain’s Got Talent)

Best Male Personality sponsored by DeChavel watches

Pete Wicks (TOWIE)

Harley Judge (Love Island)

Dan Edgar (TOWIE)

Marcel Somerville (Love Island)

Paul Hollywood (Great British Bake Off’)

Jamie Laing (Made in Chelsea)

Matthew Wright (The Wright Stuff)

Fred Sirieix (First Dates)

Kem Cetinay (Love Island)

Chris Hughes (Love Island)

Best International Show  sponsored by

Vanderpump Rules

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Keeping up with the Kardashians

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Shark Tank

Pawn Stars


#RichKids of Beverly Hills

Married to Medicine

Hardcore Pawn

Love & HipHop – Hollywood

Best Talk Show

Good Morning Britain

Loose Women

Big Brother’s Bit On the Side

This Morning

The Jeremy Kyle Show

John Bishop: In Conversation with….


Best Social Experiment Show

Love Island

Big Brother

Naked Attraction



Coach Trip

Just Tattoo of us

Celebrity Big Brother

Geordie Shore

Celebrities in therapy

Best Production Company

FremantleMedia UK




Shed Media

Endemol Shine UK

Pulse Films

Two Four

Voting is currently live @

Winners will be announced on the 18th of September 2017.

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongAugust 4, 2017


Lexus underlines its commitment to cinema in a new partnership with one of the world’s leading film festivals.
The car brand has been announced as the main sponsor of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, taking place on the Venice Lido from 30 August to 9 September. This first-time partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals is a further illustration of Lexus’s commitment to cinema, as highlighted by the annual Lexus Short Films series and its collaboration with Luc Besson’s science fiction blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, “International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale”), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

The film festival is part of the Venice Biennale, which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895. Today, the Biennale includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids’ Carnival; and the annual Venice Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events.

The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Venice Film Festival has grown into one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

The heart of the brand’s presence at the festival will be the Lexus Lounge on the Biennale Terrace. Here, two flagship models, the new LC coupe and LS saloon, will be displayed. In addition, an all-hybrid fleet of 40 Lexus vehicles will be provided for VIP and guest transfers during the festival.

Annette Bening, President of the Jury, will arrive at the festival in the brand new LS 500h hybrid.“We are proud to take part in such a prestigious event, capturing the attention of the world across 11 days,” said Luigi Lucà, Director of Lexus Italy. “We share many values with movie world. Just like actors and directors, we want to improve and refine our art every day, mixing style, elegance and attention to detail to convey unique emotions and create amazing experiences.”

The 74th Venice International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 30 August to 9 September 2017

Justine PhilipponJustine PhilipponJuly 28, 2017


We have asked our experts for other ways that we, ourselves, can support our health in the workplace…

1. Does the shoe fit?
You could spend less time sitting in traffic, or being cramped on a tube, by swapping public transport for your feet (or at least for part of the way), which can also help to up your step count. However, make sure your footwear fits properly to avoid discomfort. “Sore feet after even a short walk? This is a common occurrence for those of us who do not have correct fitting shoes, and this can put us off walking altogether. Be sure your foot has enough room in the toe box. There should be a thumbnails width (or about a half inch) between your toes and the end of the shoe. The shoe should be wide enough in the toe that your toes can move freely. Your heel should not slip, and the shoe should not pinch or bind, especially across the arch or ball of your foot,” explains Carnation Footcare Podiatrist Dave Wain (

2. Opt for a packed lunch
Are you a regular at the local lunch hot spots near your work? Skip the lunch queues and start by making your own lunches; not only can this be much cheaper but you also know exactly what is going into your meals, rather than thinking the salad you purchased is healthy, before learning how calorific the dressing is.
“Making your own lunch gives you full control over what you eat and how much of each food group you consume, which can help especially when looking for lower calorie options. You can prepare sandwiches or salad bases over the weekend if you struggle to find time in the mornings,” suggests Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.
If you’re not sure what to add to your lunchbox to make a nutritious and filling meal, try the general rule of having the size of your clenched fist as your carbs and the size of the palm of your hand as your protein.

3. Curb your sugar cravings
If you’ve had a stressful meeting, have had to deal with a difficult customer or are struggling to get through your emails try to avoid the feeling that you ‘deserve’ a high calorie treat each time. Identifying your emotions and finding alternative ways to deal with them, as opposed to powering your way through the likes of endless crisp packets, can help you take back control of your eating habits. “This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decision-making, retraining and application of willpower – with a little help from your Slissie friend,” explains Psychologist, Corinne Sweet.

Slissie (from £24.99, is the first of its kind as it delivers curb-craving flavourings that instantly help you resist the temptation of sugary, calorific snacks. Once the flavours that contain aromas are detected by your tastebuds and olfactory receptors, messages are sent to the appetite control centres of the brain leaving users feeling their appetite has been satisfied. At the press of a button you can taste flavours such as, chocolate, vanilla and mint, making your brain think you’ve had that sweet treat without any nasty sugars being involved!

4. Don’t become a desk potato
Feeling snowed under at work? Make sure you still take a break and stretch your legs to help combat against stress. “Exercise is a great stress reliever. Take a brisk walk to stimulate anti-anxiety effects, this helps to clear your thoughts and feel more relaxed upon returning to the office,” suggests Cassandra.

5. Set an alarm
“If you’re a bit of a desk jockey, set a reminder to make sure you have a brief walk around the office to get yourself moving,” advises Dave.

6. Replace your Americano for a green tea
Green tea is an excellent healthy mood booster. “It contains some caffeine, which gives you a bit of a lift, but also contains the amino acid theanine. Theanine which can have a relaxing effect and may help to relieve anxiety and mental stress, potentially by increasing your levels of serotonin, dopamine (responsible for reward and pleasure), and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA, which has a relaxant effect),” explains Cassandra.

7. Learn to say no
“If you feel the symptoms of stress coming on, learn to get your priorities right. There is nothing in your life right now more important than your health. Learn to say no if you feel that you have taken on too much. Being assertive is invigorating and empowering. It also helps to make lists of what is, or is not a priority, and to tackle the priority tasks first. This will help give you a sense of control over your life,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s (

8. Get your veggies
Does your lunch lack vegetables? This can be a significant way of you adding calories to your diet, by filling your plate with other food groups, such as carbs. “Soups are a fantastic way of boosting your veg intake and using any odds and ends of vegetables in the fridge, especially those that are starting to look a bit limp and sad! Gently steam all vegetables, add lots of garlic, onions and herbs such as rosemary, caraway and thyme. Then blend in a food mixer or liquidiser. Serve hot or cold!” says Cassandra.

9. Make time for breakfast
“The old saying says that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and when you have breakfast you are literally ‘breaking the fast’, this supports the idea that you shouldn’t skip breakfast. Sleeping causes your metabolism (fat burning capability) to slow right down and nothing gets it going faster than breakfast,” explains Marilyn.
“But always remember that just as important as having breakfast itself, it’s also vital to choose healthy breakfast options such as wholegrain cereals like porridge, organic ‘live’ natural dairy products like yogurt, organic eggs and fruit. Sugar-laden cereals will cause your blood sugar to rise sharply and drop quite quickly, making you feel more hungry quickly – you need something that will sustain you and keep you feeling fuller for longer,” adds Marilyn.

10. Spring clean your desk
It may not come as a shock to you that the technology you use every day is often swarming with germs. Your computer keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat and your mouse is 45,670 times dirtier than a toilet handle.

Lucy ColemanLucy ColemanJuly 28, 2017


NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company, unveiled a new installation with artist Frida Fjellman in Basel to celebrate the start of Art Basel. NetJets has been an Associate Partner of Art Basel for sixteen years. Ahead of the Basel show opening, the private aviation firm chose to work with Frida Fjellman, a critically acclaimed Swedish Craft Artist, in creating an innovative installation on display at the NetJets VIP lounge in the Art Basel Collectors Lounge.

Frida Fjellman’s piece ‘Crystal Atmosphere’ commissioned by NetJets for Art Basel 2017

Frida Fjellman is one of Sweden’s most prominent Craft Artists. Her hyperreal creations in ceramic and glass blur the lines between the disciplines of Craft and Fine Art and transports the viewer into a dreamlike world of myths and fables. Frida was commissioned by NetJets to create deliver an eye-catching installation that complemented the notion of air travel along with recognising the company’s engagement with design and art.

Fjellman decided to reimagine the ceiling of the NetJets VIP lounge around the theme of a Crystal Atmosphere. The installation incorporates approximately 100 glass prisms of different sizes and colours that are all hung at different heights creating a dreamlike atmosphere where the visitor automatically becomes a participant among the glass crystals. Frida worked closely with the Boda Glass factory to create the installation. Located in the famous glass blowing town of Boda Glasbruk, in Småland, Southern Sweden, the region is known as the Kingdom of Crystal and has been producing glass since the 18th century. The installation took over two months to create and each individual prism was created by hand by the skilled master glassblowers of Boda Glasbruk, each of whom have over 15 years’ experience in the craft.

Frida Fjellman’s piece ‘Crystal Atmosphere’ commissioned by NetJets for Art Basel 2017

I was interested in exploring the almost magical sense of tranquility that you experience when cruising above the clouds – flying is perhaps one of the few oasis of calm in our increasingly interconnected digital society. Crystal Atmosphere was designed to impart a sense of calm to the viewer as well as to intrigue and fascinate, making the visitor reflect and take a step back from their everyday lives. I hope that this will be a memorable and unexpected experience for the guests. said Frida Fjellman

Philip Baer, Regional Vice President, NetJets Europe commented: “Art Basel in Basel is an annual highlight for our Owners, both in Europe and across the globe, many of whom are avid art collectors and enthusiasts. NetJets has supported Art Basel in Basel since 2002 and our long-running involvement is testament to the show’s continued position as the world’s leading platform for Modern and contemporary art. This year we wanted to take our partnership with Art Basel one step further and through our collaboration with Frida, NetJets continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing innovative and exceptional experiences for our customers”.

Every year NetJets creates a six-day event at Art Basel in Basel and Art Basel in Miami Beach with their VIP lounge providing owners with hospitality throughout the week, as well as access to the show during the VIP days. The aviation firm saw flight traffic to Basel increase around 19% between 2015 and 2016 and this year is expecting in excess of 90 flights.

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJuly 24, 2017



4-15 October 2017


The BFI London Film Festival in Partnership with American Express® returns from 4-15 October 2017 for its 61st edition. The Festival sees hundreds of new UK and international films screened at more than fifteen locations for the UK’s leading, and most prestigious, film event.

With screenings and events open to the public as well as film industry professionals and talent, the Festival presents the first opportunity for audiences in the UK to see the very best in popular and independent cinema from across the globe. Located at the heart of the world’s most vibrant cultural city, LFF is one of the only major film festivals to be staged in a film production capital, giving it a distinctive appeal for filmmakers and audiences alike.

The Festival brings some of the biggest names in film to the city, as well as providing a showcase for the very best in emerging talent, giving audiences new experiences in film and a chance to get close to the stars and filmmakers. While some films will premiere at the LFF and go on to mainstream release in cinemas and awards success, others will receive their only big screen presentation at the festival, adding to the unique sense of discovery and a one-time only opportunity for audiences to see a film.

LFF is a social experience for all film lovers with a range of ticket options available to the public, including £5 rush tickets for the under-25s, to over 200 screenings, separated into themed strands of Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Create, Family, and Treasures so that people of different ages, cultures and interests can find the films for them.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell attend ‘The Lobster’ – Dare Gala, In Association With Time Out during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue Leicester Square on October 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI) *** Local Caption *** Rachel Weisz; Colin Farrell

Last year’s 60th anniversary edition reached a record-breaking London attendance of 184,700, an 18% increase on the previous year. A further 9,300 people accessed Festival screenings through simultaneous UK-wide presentations and online. The Festival programme included many films that later received significant awards success such as Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The Festival also plays an important role profiling new British talent such as director Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levellingand William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth. The BFI’s major project Black Star – focusing on the achievements of black actors – was launched at the LFF with significant films including Amma Asante’s Opening Night gala A United Kingdom and Mira Nair’s inspirational true story of a young Ugandan chess champion Queen of Katwe, and the Black Star Symposium headlined by actor David Oyelowo who delivered a powerful and rousing speech about diversity in film.  Films from across the globe were also featured at the Festival, with titles such as Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman and Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper presented to London audiences.  At the Festival’s award ceremony, Michael Fassbender presented the BFI Fellowship to filmmaker, screenwriter and Turner prizewinning artist, Steve McQueen, and last year’s winner for Best Film was Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.

This year’s Festival programme will feature hundreds of new UK and international films exploring a diverse range of topical, thought-provoking and agenda-setting themes.

The 2017 Festival will open with the European Premiere of Breathe, the directorial debut of Andy Serkis on Wednesday 4 October.

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead along and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

There will be a live cinecast of all the excitement from Leicester Square and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK.

The acclaimed talks series LFF Connects returns with leading international talent in film, television, music, art, games and creative technologies delivering insights into the creative process and discussing their art forms’ intersection with film.  Previous participants include Christopher Nolan, Louis Theroux and Black Mirror co-creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.  Also returning is the career-focused Screen Talks with previous participants including Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Paul Verhoeven, Ben Wheatley and Park Chan-wook.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® takes place from Wednesday 4 October-Sunday 15 October 2017. The full festival programme will be announced on Thursday 31 August 2017 at ODEON Leicester Square.

BFI Members’ priority booking opens 10:00am 7 September.

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00am 14 September.

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