I’m always torn on holiday. Half of me wants to pack the kitchen sink, get glammed up to the nines and hit the town, the other half of me wants to kick back, wear my scruffiest, most comfortable clothes, let my hair go au naturel and not bother with a scrap of make up. Over the years I’ve found a happy medium on all fronts, (it’s good to switch off and relax, but that wardrobe of beautiful clothes aren't going to take themselves out you know) and found a snappy make up routine that literally takes about a minute, thanks to some really hard working products.
As a multi-disciplinary design studio working within this field, we are discovering that more of our attention is focused on this issue. Based in Clerkenwell, within central London, we are constantly experiencing the social and environmental impact of overcrowding, congestion and high levels of pollution. These are only set to rise with global warming and the increasing migration within cities, widely predicted to be two thirds of the world population by 2030*.
As Albert Einstein once said: “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”. Indeed, much the same could be said for the Russian Revolution of 1917, the 100th anniversary of which is being marked by the BBC this November with range of TV and radio broadcasts in a Russia-themed season.
While BBC Four delves into the art, architecture and music of the period, a selection of commissioned programmes examine this significant historical event and its continued impact on society.
The most elegant of convertible Aston Martins begins a new chapter with the introduction of the eagerly-awaited DB11 Volante. Joining the DB11 Coupe, which was launched to wide acclaim last year, the new DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT.
When you know you look good, you feel good and your confidence soars. So ladies, follow these few simple tips to elevate your personal style and enjoy the compliments as they flood in - it will make you feel great.
1) Make friends with your neutrals. Whether navy, grey or taupe is your thing, make sure most of your everyday outfits are based on these easy shades and minimise the decision-making before you've had your morning coffee. They all coordinate with each other, leaving you play with adding a pop of colour if you wish.
Kitzbuhel is one of the great classic resorts; interesting and beautiful mountains, varied standards of skiing all well covered and complemented by a resort centre that sets the standard for the travel industry. However, its reputation faded as they failed to invest in new skiing infrastructure resulting in slow and inadequate lift capacity for ‘eco’ reasons.
For families wanting to hit the slopes this winter without breaking the bank, choosing the right resort is crucial - and getting it wrong can be a costly mistake. New research by the travel money specialists No1 Currency has exposed the huge disparity in prices between some of Europe’s most popular resorts, and reveals where you can get more bang for your buck.
Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned, whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide, it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine.