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LIVING THE DAIRY FREE LIFE

Simple, food makes you feel good, especially dairy products. In this trend setting world we live in now. Everyone is after finding that health-craze substitute, lucky enough gives people like me ‘lactose intolerant’ a vast array of options to pick from! The rise of lactose intolerant people in countries has increased rapidly. According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global lactose-free food market is expected to reach over USD 10 billion in revenue by 2020. Just to put it into scale! Three types of milk use to be the common selection of choice (semi-skimmed, skimmed and full fat dairy). Now people pick from over five alternative sources to get the substitute. Explaining The Intolerance? “Lactose intolerance is a difficult one as even people who are intolerant can actually tolerate some lactose in their diet,” says Dr Miranda Lomer, senior consultant dietitian in gastroenterology at Guy’s and St…

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

The rise in mental health awareness has increased and improved in London, (United Kingdom in general has), you have numerous amount of people in the limelight talking about these issues. From the Government Officials, to The Royal Family giving public talking and investment in charities, plus the on-going list of Famous Celebrities. This post is going to talk about the improvement, importance, and the steps you can take in order for you to take control. Improvement In the last decade from 2013, studies have shown that the publics attitude towards mental health has improved immensely. Still work to be done to fight discrimination and stigma, but overall charities and programmes have been fighting for years and still are. Hopefully the fight will be over soon. Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: In recent years we’ve seen thousands of people starting to speak out, challenging big high street brands…

THE RATBITCH EMPOWERMENT

Firstly to point out, this is not about speaking badly about men. This is about the empowerment of women, a topic upon a discussion of the importance of “defying society’s mould of femininity”. Searching into the past in order to reflect upon the future, can teach us peace and understanding. We must empower this generation of women and teach the past what is wrong. This magnificence and connective community Rat Bitch is a perfect example into the confidence, that women and young girls need in today’s society. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. – Madonna Ratbitch’s idea is to inflame and set out opportunities to connect to women worldwide, send a message as a safe place to find others. Be a part of a group. . . a community. That will centre around removing “stigmas, taboos, and judgement” , a…

YAYOI KUSAMA-INFINITE OBSESSION-ART IN LONDON

The artist who succeeded to capture infinity-Yayoi Kusama. One of the reasons that Yayoi Kusama is one of my favourite artists is not only the avant-garde nature of her work but actually the fact that she is a real-life example of what  Bukowski successfully quoted:  “Find what you love and let it kill you” Seeing her work in London not long ago, was one of my most memorable experiences in this city until today. When I got the news that her work would come to London, my excitement was beyond words. Her art is absolutely phenomenal. Yayoi was born in 1929 in Matsumoto City. She was part of a big family. Even from the age of ten, she was driven by her passion for drawing, which her parents were completely opposed to. According to her mother’s will, she had to get married to someone from a rich family and become a…

ILAKATI WORKSHOP

INTRODUCE YOURSELF Sofia and Marina met a few years ago in their hometown Veria, Greece. Sofia moved back from Mykonos (where she had been living the past year) and got a job at her mothers tailoring shop which happened to be close to Marinas workplace. That is how they met and became friends almost immediately. What they had in common was their love of fashion, design and bags especially. Every day during their morning coffee they would brain storm and share their ideas with each other. And one day Ilakati workshop was born. Just like that! Ilakati workshop is a fresh talented duet that creates bags mainly and their designs stand out because of their unique style. They are going to introduce themselves to us today, enjoy… Who Are You? What Do You Do? Hi!! We are Marina Zaharioudaki and Sofia Ekmektsi and we are both from Greece. We are two…

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SKIN

Our skin care methods may differ depending on where we live. Weather and climate are a couple of facts that affect the appearance and health of our skin. Women in London, for example, should take into consideration London’s pollution-filled air and treat their skin accordingly. A polluted complexion may add years to our face and who wants that?! One of the things I regret massively is the fact  that I never listened to my mum when she was telling me how important skin care is. When you are 20, you don’t appreciate what you have. You think that it’s absolutely normal to sleep with your makeup on, never wear sunscreen or face cream just because at that age regardless what you do your skin continues to glow. Unfortunately, it takes a few years and the first fine lines to start putting some effort and start taking care of your skin (at least in…

FASHION INDUCTION: HAUTE COUTURE VS READY-TO-WEAR

 As I was thinking about a what my new article would be about, one thing was definitely on my mind- I’ d like to write about fashion. It is well know to many that London is one of the leading cities in the fashion world, proof of that is the fact that  around 46,400 people are currently employed by the fashion industry in London in one way or another. I kept starting my first paragraph and then deleting it, not being sure of what I want to say or how i wanted to start. I kept thinking, should it be about new trends? Colours? Shapes? At that moment, I gazed upon a book which lies on my coffee table “The dictionary of Fashion”. Then it occurred to me that I would like to write about the basic things. Haute couture is the first thing that came to my mind as many of…

SUMMERTIME… LONDON TRENDS AND THE LIVIN IS EASY

Having still a festive flavour from December’s madness in our mouths (if you replace the word festive with chocolate still makes sense), everyone is trying to get ready for the next big thing…Spring/Summer 2018!!!! Fashionistas around the world start wondering about thing like what it will be worn? What colours will be the hottest trends and what materials will be preferred?  All these unanswered questions in combination with the stress of returning to the beach body (which usually we wave goodbye to during Christmas time) can drive a man nuts, right? But one shall not be worried… I am here! After researching every dark corner of the internet, I am here to present the new trends for Spring/Summer 2018. Plastic is Fantastic After Raf Simons debuted Vinyl in his Calvin Klein autumn 2017 collection, many big Houses adopted it for their 2018 collection. Valentino, Chanel and of course Calvin Klein…

BEST RESTAURANTS IN LONDON FOR DATE NIGHT

 You made great effort on flirting, being charming and smiling (a lot!) and finally got it! You have your first date!! Then you start stressing out (first dates can be really stressful) because you have to make a good impression and make this first date a good one (this is what I call hard work, right?). You have so many things to think about, like what to wear, what subjects are good to discuss, where to go… and should it be dinner or drinks…? One thing less to worry about as I have a list with the best restaurants in London that offer great food and amazing cocktails and will transform this night to a unique experience. Please remember: love goes through the stomach.   INAMO: Covent Garden, Soho, Camden When restaurants make a quantum leap into the future London leads the way. At Inamo guests use tablets to place their…

PILLOW TALK: WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR BEDROOM

Many people think that the most important room in a house is the living room and I get it, this is where you spend your day, chill with your friends and family and of course, welcome your guests. But have you considered how much time you spend in your bedroom if you add sleeping into the equation? A lot! Research has shown that the environment in which you’re sleeping is highly important for your mental as well as physical rest and well being. This is where you start and finish your day, this is where you go to relax and feel comfortable, in short… this is your kingdom. Finding your perfect flat/room in London can be challenging. Most of the times we settle for something less than what we originally wanted because of our budget, or lack of time.   Here you can find a list of things to take into…

FUNKY HOME DECOR GUIDE

Living in London, one thing is absolutely sure… you’ll have to move many times until you end up finally finding the one and only place that meets your standards perfectly, as well as your stuff and your pocket. If that happens and the stars are alined or you win the lottery, you should actually buy it! Finding the perfect flat can be challenging! It can be really tiring but really refreshing at the same time. Every time you move to a new place, you get the feeling that of starting all over again. It feels like when you turn your notebook in a new blank page. But as with the notebook, you have to be cautious which pen colour you’ll use, so the result looks pretty and not smudged. Thankfully nowadays online shopping has saved us so much time and actual physical effort, not mental though, because you still need to spend…

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