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If you fancy swapping the traditional chocolate egg with something a little more wow this Easter, here’s our pick of the cutest and most luxurious gifts that will make even the most chocolate-loving kids smile.
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What you have by your side and what you choose to trundle is vital for the image and if you want to give the right impression. ''Travelware-upmanship'' is a game all travellers play. Travellers are brand conscious. They are as loyal to their luggage brand as the car they choose to drive and airline they choose to fly by. It matters what wheels they choose to have under them. “My seat in Business Class on a plane to a very important meeting is waiting”, “I am on my way to an extended and very luxurious vacation that few people could ever afford” and “ I buy my carry on in Mayfair” are impressions we all like to create. It starts in the airport car park when we take longer than necessary unpacking so everyone can admire our super lightweight, bought from London’s Burlington Arcade Globe Trotter four-wheel spinner grey/caramel new check-in case which screams “ Just out!”
What could be better than checking into a hotel and walking out in Louboutin’s? From 1 August to 31 October 2015, guests can opt for a 2-night or more stay at Hong Kong’s, The Upper House Hotel to experience a collaboration that has never been done before. In collaboration with Christian Louboutin (yes, that’s right), guests can opt for this exclusive hotel package by booking into Studio 70 rooms for two nights or more and will receive exciting perks during their stay. Upon arrival, guests can expect a Loboutain ‘With Love’ card holder, Red Slipper welcome drink, and a choice of in-room classic Louboutin Manicure or Sole Pedicure from The Nail Library – the first beauty collaboration for the designer. If that’s not satisfying your shoe craving appetite enough, one can also choose to upgrade for HK $ 1,000 and receive a pair of Louboutin Air Loubi Flats (redeemable in store), and to top it off, a a private consultation for custom embroidery service at Louboutin’s ‘Tattoo Parlor’ at their store, along with around-trip airport transfer in a Lexus Hybrid RX 450h.
Jason Collier is a hairstylist to the stars, he has an impressive client list which has included Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Laura Whitmore and Sienna Miller. In 2017 he was named London's Best Colourist in the London Beauty Awards, and in 2018 he was named Best Stylist in the Marie Claire Hair Awards 2018. For Jason, becoming a hairstylist was his calling, his mum was a hairdresser and he remembers her styling his nan's hair in the kitchen every weekend. Then at 14, he started at a salon back home in Cardiff before heading to Toni & Guy where he did his basic training. When he was just 17 he moved to London and started with Cobella - after that his career went from strength to strength. His work has allowed him to tour the globe demonstrating incredible hair looks and working with some incredible brands. However luckily for us London ladies he is back in the UK.
Footballers arrive at grounds wearing them. Gamers are never out of them. Kids communicate with their parents in sign language from under them. Sonic ear muffs or headphones are de rigeur. We all need a hearing aid at some time in our lives. For various reasons. To be able to hear some things some people say. Sometimes. And to enjoy music. Or silence. The sort of headphone you choose to wear over or around your ears depends largely on the size of your wallet and your head and how much you appreciate music and value silence. Gary Lineker, Martin Keown, Owen Hargreaves, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer have one thing in common. They are noise irritants. At times, they need to be silenced. Is there such a thing as high-quality, high-fidelity silence? Certainly, especially when you have neighbours who have just been granted planning permission to demolish their home and rebuild it. If you work from home as I do – or pretend to – there is nothing worse or less conducive to getting things done than a cement mixer and pneumatic drill going full blast less than twenty yards from your laptop. These days it is called noise pollution. I still know it as “a ‘kin din”.
Starting to write this article has forced me to confront a few truths about myself with respect to my clothes, the largest of which is that I'm a creature of habit. Immensely, and profoundly. Subsequently, there are some habits I love and protect passionately, and some I'm eager to kick. There are no free lunches though, so loyalty is earned, not freely given. Let's start with Timberlands, I love Timberland boots and they have earned my adoration, they've been a staple of my wardrobe for years. In fact, I've bought a new pair of the same Timberland boots when they’ve worn out every 18 – 24 months for nearly 27 years. They're hands-down, the shoes I wear most often. I've never found better, more comfortable and sturdier boots whose aesthetic I like so much. Other habits though, I'm chomping at the bit to relegate to the history bin. Mostly, these habits are due to two predominant factors, I don't like shopping for clothes, and I'm frustrated by expensive stuff that is either or both poor in function or longevity.
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