It pays to engage with charm

Charm is the power of delighting, attracting and fascinating others, and having the ability to influence benignly; so why wouldn’t you? Perhaps it’s just me, but I am becoming increasingly aware of the levels of aggression we’re encountering these days, as opposed to the 1800’s when I was a child….

Little people and food

Little People and Food… Advice and Tips for a Healthy Little Person and Happier Household Little people and their relationship with food can be a great source of stress for parents. We all want to give our little ones the best diet possible but there are various factors we cannot…

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Orange, Almond Milk & Honey Smoothie

Orange, Almond Milk and Honey Smoothie This smoothie is really delicious, especially for those with a sweet tooth…much like myself. Honey is the perfect way to add a little sweetness to smoothies with bitter tasting vegetables. I wanted to “doff my cap” to one of my firm favourites honey, as…

May’s MyShowcase Giveaway!!

 How do you buy beauty products? Under pressure at a beauty counter? Shopping online and taking a gamble? Or just sticking to the same products and brands because it’s “what you’re used to”? Sound familiar? Well we have just the solution…. myshowcase, which aims to change that. What’s even better…

Style for Stroke- Show your support!

Style for Stroke-“Famous Last Words” Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies. The Stroke Association provides a number of vital support…

Anti-Social Review

Anti-Social: A Way of Life Review by Karen Bryson    This is the forth film of writer/director Reg Traviss. Anti-Social is a story of two brothers Dee ( Gregg Sulkin) an anarchic street artist: Banksy style and Marcus (Josh Meyers) an armed robber part of a ‘smash and grab’ motorcycle gang. It’s…

Office Fashion…..

Office wear…. With my job I don’t often have the reason to wear a suit or more formal work attire but on occasions I might put together a more structured look if I’m meeting new clients etc. As with everything in life you want what you can’t have, so I…

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Always look to the future…

I’m not gonna lie.   The last few weeks have been ‘bleep’ ‘bleep’ ‘bleepin’ awful. Due a medication mix up I now find myself back in a psychiatric hospital but thankfully I still have access to my writing! Sometimes you really wonder how you can get past the next second,…

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Beauty Industry and Expectations

Beauty Industry and Expectations  There is no denying that the entire beauty industry exists as a crutch for our egos. Still, we must remember that this is by no means a new phenomenon. Suffice to look at the beauty rituals of the Egyptian Pharaohs to understand that we didn’t start…

Chicks Chat with Vanessa Pellegrin

Vanessa Pellegrin, initially began her career as a journalist, specializing in investigative reporting, current affairs and sociological issues in Morocco. Her adventures have taken her to London via Spain and into Film production. She is now a highly regarded filmmaker, who’s latest film is entitled “ The Trouble with the…

Blue hues – Denim

It’s everywhere and there’s no escaping! I’m talking Denim. Denim is diverse and with so many options this season there will be something for everyone. Whether you embrace the look head to toe or just go for accent pieces. The jean shape of the moment is the flare. I’ve pulled…

Chicks Chat with Arnold Oceng

Arnold Oceng multi-talented Actor, MC and Music Producer whose career is going from strength to strength. His acting credits include Top Boy, My Brother the Devil, Adulthood, It’s a Lot, The Knot and recently playing Mamere the lead in ‘The Good Lie’ also staring Reese Witherspoon. We at Those London…

Lets get…..Whimsical – Interiors

Lets Get…… Whimsical! Sometimes, in life, we just want escapism. We want to imagine a magical life, be within a space that enchants us. As if Louis Vuitton need to enchant us more than their merchandise does… This concept space within Selfridges was designed as a collaboration between Vuitton and…

Is Phenoxyethanol a Safe Preservative

Is Phenoxyethanol a Safe Preservative? When the paraben scare first hit the beauty industry, many natural and organic skincare brands quickly looked for a safe alternative.  Many chose to use a preservative called Phenoxyethanol.  At the time this ingredient was considered a safe, gentle preservative which was non-irritating, killed bacteria…

Chicks Chat with Goldy Notay

Goldy Notay, British Canadian actress of the stage, big and small screens. Her credits include Sex and the City 2, Beloved, The Town, Silent Witness and the lead ‘Roopi’ in Gurinder Chanda’s film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. We at Those London Chicks are pleased that Goldy has taken the time out to have a chat with us. Thanks Karen for the interview. Was just looking at the…

Gorgeous Green Monster Smoothie

This Smoothie is full of green goodness and rather delicious to boot…. It is packed full of Spinach, (I prefer baby leaves, less stringy). This is ideal as a mid afternoon yum snack. Well today I want to give a ‘nod’ to one of my fav’s…. good old Spinach. There…

All Girls on Deck – Winners Party

In 2014, Patron of the Pink Ribbon Foundation DJ Lisa Lashes along with  Urban Beauty United launched a competition to find the next big female DJ. The search has now ended and recently Miss Kiff was announced as the winner of the ‘All Girls on Decks’ competition! On Tuesday 21…

5 Baby Shower Chicks Picks!

Baby Shower Time ~ Our Essential Gift Guide A baby shower is a lovely way to treat a mummy-to-be and lavish attention on her to celebrate the pending arrival of her little baby. Traditionally, at a Baby Shower, a mother is presented with gifts for the baby. Nowadays however it…

Chicks Chat with Max Beesley-Part 2

This is the second part of our Chicks Chat with Max Beesley  multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career…

Avocado, Banana and Kale Smoothie

This Smoothie is incredibly simple yet effective, it’s rich in Potassium and tastes gorgeous too! Avocados are high in potassium, a little more than Bananas, ( here we have both) which support healthy blood pressure levels. Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados tend…

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Hop, Skip or Lunge into Spring!

Spring is all about change and growth. Warmth and light are starting to return and it feels great, right? We also have changed. You are not the same person you were yesterday let alone last year. To honor this inner and outer change of seasons I’ve developed a Yoga sequence…

Chicks Chats with Max Beesley – Part 1

Max Beesley multi talented Musician, Actor and Composer. Seasoned percussionist & pianist who has worked with the likes of George Micheal, Paul Weller, James Brown, Incognito, and of course his great friend Robbie Williams. With an incredibly busy acting career to boot…almost too many credits to mention both here and…