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Work from Home • Essentials for Entrepreneurs

When you’re working from home, your surrounding environment can be one of the most important aspects of your business. A comfy, warm and welcoming office space is much more appealing than waking up in your bed and pulling out the laptop with coffee stains on the keypad. Your mental attitude…

Inspiring Tips for Future Female Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is no longer considered a man’s world. As a matter of fact, many female entrepreneurs who decided to start their own business have reached success. Over the past nine years, businesses owned by women have grown five times faster in the U.S. alone and they generate $1.6 trillion in…

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DO YOU HAVE THE ENTREPRENEUR’S CHROMOSOME?

DO YOU HAVE THE ENTREPRENEUR’S CHROMOSOME? I had an interesting encounter recently, with a lady I will call Frieda. Frieda is a young, single mother, who started her own business towards the end of last year. Frieda is immensely talented doing her thing, but was beginning to suffer with low…

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Books • Mensah Williams’s New Rom-Com Imperfect Arrangements

Ghana Is The Setting For London Author Frances Mensah Williams’s New Rom-Com Contemporary British fiction in an African setting featuring smart, strong-willed women dealing with themes of substance – think love, guilt, race, careers, identity and the challenges of clashing cultures – and written in a humorous and accessible style….

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Partner Yoga How To with Christy and Meg

Hello There Chicks! WE ARE BACK! Some of you may have followed our partner yoga project in 2017, but if you didn’t, here’s the gist of it: Every day, we post a new partner yoga pose on our Instagram page, with some words of wisdom and sometimes some bloopers. It…

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Queens of Sheba • Theatre

Queens of Sheba Award-winning five star play by Jessica L. Hagan Presented by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre Battersea Arts Centre 18th – 23 Nov, 7.30pm, Press night 18th Nov bac.org.uk/queens_of_sheba National 10 venue tour until 29 November 2019 “They ask me where I am from! I say I am…

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The Music Diet by Dr Rock • Books

The Music Diet • A Rock and Roll Guide to Staying Alive.   Julia Jones (aka Doctor Rock) has written a fantastic new book The Music Diet. Doctor Rock- aka Dr. Julia Jones- is an inspirational academic who has published a new book called The Music Diet. She is evangelical…

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Chicks Chat Careers with… Zuzana Breznanikova

Zuzana Breznanikova. Vogue published fashion photographer living in London. She specialises in editorial and commercial fashion photography for fashion campaigns. In the age of the Instagram celebrity this luxury photography influencer is bringing traditional photography to social media. We at Those London Chicks are so pleased Zuzana has taken the…

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THE PASSING PARADE OF INTEREST

I have worked with a number of start up entrepreneurs who – depending on their field of expertise – bemoan the marketing and social media aspects of getting their venture off the ground. Whilst in the long run it’s imperative this work is outsourced ASAP, the early days of an start…

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American Animals • Chicks at the Flicks review

American Animals: The balance between documentary and narrative paints the perfect picture in this absorbing, bold, skilfully made, arresting heist movie. When the film opens we are presented with a statement: This is not based on a true story. As ‘not based on’ dissolves off the screen, it reveals a…

Gemma Oaten • Somebody Call me a Cabaret

Actress, Singer Gemma Oaten has teamed up with entrepreneur Richard Lamberth – to launch production company Amigo Productions. Amigo will produce Cabaret shows, provide coaching, create unique corporate performing arts experiences and more. In addition Gemma is also proud to lend her name to an inclusive theatre school for young people which she…

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Greatness is Sifted Through the Grind

The past couple of weeks has been a veritable cornucopia of world class sport. England beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup, Formula One visited Silverstone in Northamptonshire, we’re in the throes of my beloved Wimbledon and, most importantly of all, my children are preparing for their respective sports…

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Chicks Chat Career with… Alicya Sinclair

Alicya Sinclair. Award winning designer, founder and director of Sinclair London. A luxury fashion house designing bespoke wear for women. Their mission statement is; “We’re not here to change the world, we only dress the women who do.” Sinclair London are known for bringing Saville Row to women’s wardrobes.  We…

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Rebecca Violette • Disruptive Fashion Brand Launch

Rebecca Violette is a brand created by Rebecca, a doctor and fashion designer. Rebecca’s vision is to create wearable art that challenges societies perceptions of visual difference, storytelling through fabric and fashion. The launch of ‘Rebecca Violette’ is the culmination of over a decade of works re- garding anatomy, skin, and…

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Chicks Chat with … Jay Kamiraz

Jay Kamiraz aka Mr Fabulous. There’re no boundaries to what Jay does. Singer, Creative director of Verve Fashion, Princes Trust Ambassador, All Together Now (BBC) TV Judge, choir director, the list goes on… Founder of JK arts and the Sing to Smile programme.  We at Those London Chicks are pleased…

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WHY IT’S IMPERATIVE YOU PRUNE YOUR BUSH

Good Lord, I meant rose bush! I was taught something about rose bushes recently, which I thought I would share with you. They are complex little devils, which need a great deal of attention, and their care and maintenance is not wholly dissimilar to nurturing your productivity (as an entrepreneur). Did…

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LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE  Whilst visiting friends and enjoying a BBQ recently, something made me stop, chuckle and take this photograph of a drainpipe. You’re probably thinking I should get out more, or find more scintillating friends, but I go out plenty and these are the best friends a girl…

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Chicks Chat with… Preeya Kalidas

Chicks Chat with… Preeya Kalidas award winning actress, singer/songwriter and radio presenter. The woman with the huge voice despite her petite frame. She’s proving to be a firm favourite on the West End stage since starring in the award winning AR Rahman’s Bombay Dreams playing the original female lead at…

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Does Your Brand Qualify For PRECIOUSHABA?

Even if you are not a company looking for recognition, following The Precious Hair and Beauty Awards (PRECIOUSHABA) could lead you to brands you wish existed, just didn’t realise they already do! Brands that are considered too niche for the mainstream market but that your beauty routine is screaming for….

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Chicks Chat Careers with… Sadia Sisay

Chicks Chat Career with… Sadia Sisay CEO of the gorgeous lingerie brand beingU. In August 2011, beingU she won two prestigious business awards for the start up concept: PRECIOUS Business of the Year 2011 and PRECIOUS Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. You will be able to get your hands on these gorgeous…

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The Side Room • Members Club for Women

The Side Room • EVENT • Helping Women Move Mountains   The Side Room is a members club for Women in London!! They offer Pop up cultural events for women to meet, share ideas, knowledge, experiences and meet and socialise with women from various sectors. Gone are days of yesteryear,…

Chicks Chat Career with… Meet the Masons Photography

Chicks Chat Career with… Maruška and Donna-Marie Mason. The new Chicks on the block, these incredible women are a photographic duo with a difference. From two contrasting professional backgrounds have teamed up to form Meet the Masons Photography. With some gorgeous portfolio shoots under their belt, they are going from…

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Theatre Review – The We Plays

The We Plays are two one-person, one-act plays both written by Andrew Maddock.  On at The Hope Theatre until the 15th October. Both plays touch on similar themes of anxiety, loneliness, starting a family and violence, and both are told with an element of spoken word poetry.   The first,…

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YOU NEED A THINKING PARTNER, NOT AN ECHO CHAMBER

In a previous lifetime I was a Team Building Instructor, and had the pleasure of working with some of the great corporate behemoths of our time: ING Group, PriceWaterhouse and GlaxoSmithKline, to name but a few. Once deployed on a mission, we would organise theatrical “corporate kidnappings”, where the Grande…

Faith: Evidence of Things Unseen

What is faith if it doesn’t endure when we are tested the most? This is the question I asked a mentee of mine (Adam) earlier this week, whilst he was trying to persuade me a long-standing project should end, be terminated…should cease to be. Adam was clearly demoralised, he’d lost…

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Push vs Flow

A mentee asked me the following question yesterday: “Don’t your messages to push on, march forth and then go with the flow contradict each other?” This is an excellent question, and I can understand why an apparent contradiction exists in the eyes of some. If this question has occurred to…

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…