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Fargo the TV Series: Netflix Review

  Fargo – TV Series Where do I start with this? Ok, so, I didn’t love the Coen Brothers film Fargo (cue sharp intake of breath) I hasten to add, once you’ve picked yourself up off the floor that, that also doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it. I did….

Amar Akbar and Tony- Review

Amar, Akbar and Tony: Review Review by Karen Bryson Amar Akbar and Tony is a coming of age romantic comedy drama. Set in Hounslow, Southall and around West London. It follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends a Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic. The film, spanning…

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…

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The Beat Beneath My Feet Giveaway!!

We at Those London Chicks are huge fans of the fantastic feel good movie The Beat Beneath my Feet! We had a Chicks Chat with the films producer Fiona Gillies of Scoop Films. See here! So we are pleased as punch to offer one lucky winner 2 tickets to see…

Better Call Saul catch up review

If you’re in trouble, you either A.want to be Saul Goodman or B. want to give him a call…. Four more episodes in and I feel like this series really has legs. Saul, or Jimmy McGill as we know him to be for now, is an underdog of the best kind,…

Minimalism, the Japanese way….

Minimalism – the Japanese way… I am finding of late, a new appreciation for contemporary Japanese design. As I scroll through the latest design projects my eyes are drawn to the clean lines, the continuation of fresh colour / material palette, the innovative ways in which the project is carried…

Tooting Arts Club’s Sweeney Todd is back!

Since publishing our original Chicks Chat with Rachel Edwards, (see below) Tooting Arts Club enjoyed huge success with their highly acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd. We are so pleased to say Sweeney Todd returns for a run at a pop-up space ‘Harrington’s Pie Shop’ in London’s West End! Tooting Arts…

Made in Dagenham – The Musical

We Chick’s owe a lot to our forefathers (or should I say foremothers) before us, who have championed women’s rights to allow us to become the women we are today. For me, it has always been less about the grand gestures such as burning your bra or Geri Halliwell in…

Gemma Oaten on Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Well, It’s that time of year again. Where did the time go? I remember my Dad always saying “The older you get the quicker time flys Gem!” He’s so right. Makes me realise how long a journey it’s been. To get to this position I’m in…

Chicks Netflix Picks – Dexter

An 8 season affair with ….. a serial killer? I don’t know whether to say you are unfortunate or lucky that Dexter is now finished. When you start the season(and get hooked as we are sure you will) you will be gutted it has finished but so glad you have…

Chicks Netflix Picks – Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul Netflix have done it again by securing the much anticipated, eagerly awaited prequel to Breaking Bad ‘Better Call Saul’ from AMC and for those die hard Breaking Bad fans (much like myself) who were desperate for more ‘on the edge of your seat’ type drama that only…

Sunny Afternoon ….. A Review

‘Lazying on a Sunny afternoon…in the summer time…’ At this time of year, summer certainly feels like a distant memory doesn’t it? However if the long dark nights are getting you down and you feel like you need a kick of Vitamin D in your system, then my advice is…

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Debt and Relationships- When Things Go Wrong

Debt and Relationships Right about this time of year is a time a lot of us are dreading. We can all imagine the sound of credit card bills hitting the doormat with an ominous thump, a reminder of how much we’ve spent over the holiday period last year. And what’s…

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Netflix Chicks – Filth just may be your cup of tea!

Filth: a Review Newish to Netflix is Filth it’s based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting’), his darkest yet! There have been two adaptation’s of Welsh’s work which didn’t work! ‘The Acid House’ and ‘Ecstasy’. This adaptation was written and directed by Jon S. Baird. Staring James McAvoy who…

Orange is the new Black-Netflix Review

‘Strong Women’ is very every season-Netflix Chicks Orange is the new black Review ‘Orange is the new Black’, this Netflix exclusive seems to be generating a lot of critical acclaim….and I see why. It’s the story of ‘Piper Chapman’ played by Taylor Schilling, a priviledged New Yorker, who is sentenced…

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New Year, New lifestyle:Meal Plan-Day 3

Lianne’s meal plan ideas – Day 3 Eat healthily, not less! I love omelette for breakfast and eggs are a great source of protein. The Tuna salad for lunch is really quick to prepare and delicious.The Laksa is also a quick dish to prepare and packed full of flavour, one…

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New Year, New lifestyle! Meal plan-Day 1

Lianne’s meal plan ideas – Day 1 Eat healthily, not less! To kick off the 5 day meal plan I have detailed some of my favourite recipes. The key is NOT to starve yourself! Eat healthier not less. You can substitute any meats for fish, or fish for Tofu, or more veg,…

The Theory of Everything-Review

My Theory on ‘The Theory of Everything’ “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at.While there’s life, there is hope.” ~ Stephen Hawking New Year is the time when many of us start contemplating what life has in store for us – what…

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Those London Chicks Wish You A Very

Those London Chicks want to wish you a Happy New Year. We hope you all had a great 2014 and are excited about starting the chapter of your life called 2015. We plan to grow and develop, to bring you even more positivity and inspiration over the next year. We…

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Chicks Top Netflix Picks for Christmas

Its ‘that time’ of year again and hopefully most of you have settled into and are starting to feel that Christmas spirit. It is also that time for some overdue rest and indulgence of good food, good wine and cheer. Here are my top four picks of TV series available…

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Unique Christmas Wish List

Want To Give Or Get Something Unique This Year? Have you been struggling to write your Christmas Wish List? Those London Chicks have scoured the new designers fairs and handmade events to find you unique pieces to either give or ask for this Christmas. We have found some great new…

Kids Company

At Christmas some of the questions a lot of ask ourselves is :“What do I get my loved one who has everything?” “What size Turkey will I need for the guests I’m catering for?” or “Which game to buy for my child’s console? Don’t get me wrong, all very valid…

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Chicks Netflix Picks: Detachment

It was, purely by chance, as I flicked through Netflix, that I came across the movie Detachment starring Adrien Brody. Detachment takes an unflinching look at the people displaced in today’s society. Tackling issues on care for the elderly, the state (if you’ll forgive the expression) of state schools in…

Gifts for ‘Him’!

We thought this would be a struggle to pull together but in the end we found it was a difficulty choosing what not to include! From a main gift down to stocking fillers we have chosen some great gifts for him, the boy, the idiot, the old man, whatever you…

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The Cancer Fighters are “In The Mood”

Dragons Den’s Hilary Devey ‘loves’ them and Theo Paphitis thinks The Cancer Fighters are an ‘amazing initiative.’ Gold Medallist, Andy Turner supports them and has been photographed wearing THE CANCER FIGHTERS official pink tee shirts! And it’s not by anyone’s terms a subtle pink! They are called “THE CANCER FIGHTERS.” A…

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What do you get for someone who has everything?

Rachel Hoath Gave Us A Great Idea  Fused Glass Workshops or Gifts Fancy unleashing your inner Kirsty Allsop and creating beautiful glass Christmas decorations, jewellery or other beautiful glass gifts? Thinking of an experiential Christmas gift for your loved one? Or perhaps something you can do together or with a…

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La La Piano bar

Looking for a “something slightly different” night out? Well, we at Those London Chicks have a recommendation of just the place!! Everyone loves to gatecrash a private party…  La La is like the best private party ever, with all those personal touches you love, but this time you’re definitely on…

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MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL

Hot from Broadway, ‘Memphis The Musical’ has rolled into town and is set to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the masses with high octane performances and catchy tunes.  Simply put – it’s going to take you by the soul, knock you off your feet! Dubbed ‘West Side Story meets Hairspray’,…

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Fancy A Night In A Pie Shop With Sweeney Todd?

Rachel Edwards, producer and co-founder of Tooting Arts Club. With a number of successful productions under their belt, Tooting Arts Club is continuing to go from strength to strength. We at Those London Chicks are pleased as punch to speak with Rachel Edwards about Tooting Arts Club and their exciting…

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The Commitments

The Commitments Review To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the show’s opening in London, I was invited down to see the musical of The Commitments earlier this month.  The show has been a huge hit since it opened last October, garnering praise from the critics for the high energy, witty…