Inspiration

Chicks Chats with Nancy Cruickshank

Nancy Cruickshank, wife, mother, serial entrepreneur and self confessed beauty junkie. She has previously led Telegraph Media Group (TMG) where she spent two years focusing on growing TMG’s digital propositions and revenues organically. This included Telegraph.co.uk which today attracts over 50 million users a month! Nancy has worked in the…

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…

Chicks Chat with Bobby Holland Hanton

Bobby Holland Hanton, multi award winning Stuntman in some of Hollywood’s finest action films. The winner of three Sag Awards for his work in Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Skyfall. His credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Captain Philips, Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending the…

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Mindful of time

Mindful Of Time “How long?!” I said, as I was literally thrown back in my seat with shock. “Yes, eighteen to twenty four months” he repeated. This was how long my consultant estimated the process of my treatment and surgery to take. I had so many thoughts running through my…

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…

Mum Knows Best – Books in the Bin

I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Before I had children I thought it would be easy. Having read several books on parenting and the importance of establishing routines before said precious gift arrived, I thought I would nail it. Truth is, I didn’t find it easy…

Chicks Chat with Fiona Gillies

Fiona Gillies, Mother of two, Actress and Producer at Scoop Films along with Micheal Mueller and Raj Sharma. She has starred in a number of productions across a wide range of media. Scoop Films have successfully produced a number of feature Films including ‘City Slacker’ staring Tom Conti and Fiona…

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Ever Feel Like Your Not Good Enough?

Have you looked in the mirror before going into work and felt like you’re not good enough? Do you feel like your appearance is being judged by your colleagues, possibly even your friends? Are you on your guard wondering what they may be thinking about you? You may be wearing…

Chicks Chat with Maria Williams

Maria Williams is an award-winning Executive Producer with 20 years experience in radio.  At BBC Radio 4 she was Deputy Editor of ‘Woman’s Hour’, before launching ‘Saturday Live’, winning a Sony Gold. Working independently, she is currently running Comic Relief 2015 for BBC Radio, and is the founder of Sound…

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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…

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian Cotton The first person I smooched and really fancied after my big love was a friend from Denver who had just moved to NY. We’d enjoyed some mild flirtation in the past but never anything more as I was in a relationship and he was a modelizier. www.urbandictionary.com I…

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A Different Reality

A Different Reality This is my third piece for Those London Chicks about my experience of cancer and I feel drawn to write about perceptions. If I had to name the area of my life which has changed the most, it would be of my perceptions; of everything, including my…

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New Year- New Business

THE ULIMATE JUGGLING ACT Ever considered setting up your own business? Hear from our Chick Lisa Watts, MD at Sparky PR, on the trials and tribulations of getting started. Towards the end of last year, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and launch my own PR agency….

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New Year’s Revolution!!

The New Year’s Revolution!   At midnight our previous year flashes before us as our New Year appears as a welcoming window of hope. We hug and kiss loved ones, chink glasses and promise new resolutions. We do so for the sake of tradition but if we look at hard…

Chicks Chats with Lucy Bee

Lucy Bee is a 23 year old CIBTAC qualified beauty therapist and founder of Lucy Bee Raw Organic Coconut Oil. The company has gone from strength to strength and is stocked in almost every major supermarket in the UK. A partner with FairTSA (Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance), meaning that the…

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Auditions – Second best?

Apparently I’m second best. Recently I’ve had a spate of auditions and recalls. For those smart enough not to be involved in “showbiz” (I write that knowing how knobbish I sound) quite often you will have to audition for something a few times to make sure you are absolutely right…

New Year, new lifestyle: Lianne’s story!

Eat Healthy, not less! Do you ever look in the mirror and wish you hadn’t! That’s pretty much how I felt every day for the last 5 years. One day I decided I had to do something about it! Let me introduce myself, my name is Lianne. I’m a married…

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A New Year’s resolve….

So, it’s that time of year again. The time when we try not to reflect too much on the past 12 months, for it feels a little uncomfortable. “Where did the time go?”…a feigned excuse for not having achieved last January’s New Year’s resolutions; and to mask the nagging feeling…

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Chicks Chat with Jasz Vegas

Jasz Vegas, the gorgeous, multi talented Magician, Burlesque Dancer, Model and Fire Breather, speaks to us at Those London Chicks about all things Jasz, and brand new BBC3 show “Killer Magic”.     •    Tell us about where and how you’re passion for Magic started, and how it’s developed into a…

Chicks Chat with Rachel De-lahay

The super talented Rachel De-lahay is an award winning playwright, whose career and recognition is gathering momentum at a pace; the accolades are piling up! There are lots of new and exciting projects in the pipeline. We’re pleased as punch to have a ‘Chicks Chat’ with Rachel as she really…

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 Chats with Brad Moore

Brad Moore, whose five year acting career is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. He has over twenty short films and seven feature films including ‘Mercenaries’ alongside Billy Zane, ‘Best Laid Plans’ alongside Stephen Graham and ‘The Rise’ with Timothy Spall as part of his illustrious CV. He is…

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Chicks Chat with The Self Esteem Team

Natasha Devon, Nadia Mendoza and Grace Barnett are the Self Esteem Team (www.selfesteemteam.org). They’re a dream team tackling Body Confidence, Mental Health and Self Esteem head on! They each have struggled with issues growing up and know first hand of the possible long-lasting negative impact. Together, they have delivered their…

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Chicks Chat With Illustrator Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith multi talented artist, freelance illustrator who has turned her hand to professionally painting people…. Literally. She creates commercial and individual art. From book and card illustrations, stylised and classic portraits to personalised character or botanical pieces.  She is the creative soul responsible for our much talked about Those…

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The Great Outdoors

  Living under the Californian sun brings a whole new ball game to your exercise regime. Working out is standard here. There are also free options which gives us lazy folk no excuses! Plus Angelinos tend to encourage a healthy diet – kale being a top ingredient…KALE – but we’ll…

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Chicks Chat with Shakyra Dowling

Shakyra Dowling is a London based Casting Director. She works across a wide range of visual media, specializing in British Independent Feature Films, European co-productions, TV and commercials.  We at Those London Chicks catch up with Shakyra who tells us about finding her true ‘calling’… Shakyra, you clearly have a…

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From Islington Care To Skincare

From Islington Care to Skincare BY Dr Lady Clare Eluka. People often ask “when did you start your business?” my answer is: I was an entrepreneur from the age of 5. I used to sell homemade fries wrapped in newspaper from my mum’s front door. We grew up on a…

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Chicks’ Chat with Rebecca Jewell

We at Those London Chicks were pleased to catch up with the gifted Artist Rebecca Jewell about her life and work…… Rebecca, we at Those London Chicks absolutely love your work. It’s clearly a passion, was that always the case or did you have other dreams as a child? I…

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It’s NO-vember for Those London Chicks

Hey Chicks, It’s NO-vember We at Those London Chicks have decided to do our own version of ‘Movember”. On deciding to do this, we obviously had a little Google and saw that all those moustached men who didn’t want to shave, were discounted from really being included in “Movember”, but…

Chicks’ Chat with Tom Benedict Knight

Chicks Chats with… Tom Benedict Knight has over 16 films under his belt including Kick Ass 2, Dracula Untold, He who Dares I & II, God the Father and various TV roles, including the recently aired Houdini appearing alongside Adrien Brody in a mini series for Channel 4. Strasberg Theatre…