Cosmetics a la Carte Celebrating Colour & Couture

Cosmetics A La Carte is an “insiders” secret where those in the know go for tailor made makeup. To celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, there’s currently a great little exhibition curated by Ryan Lanji, Colour & Couture, to remind you of its heritage, influence and innovation in the makeup world. The go to boutique for makeup artists and the A-list, its client list has included beauty icons … Continue reading Cosmetics a la Carte Celebrating Colour & Couture

centre: Ira Mandela Siobhan (Dancing Elegbara). Seated left-right: Noma Dumezweni (Yemaya), Michelle Asante (Oya) and Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Oshun)

London Theatre to Watch Now: Feast at the Young Vic

There’s a great production called Feast currently on at the Young Vic. Yoruba mythology in Nigeria is the starting point of the show, which then weaves a path through the diaspora showing how Yoruba traditions travelled and adapted across time and continents via the Atlantic slave trade to the present day. All packed into a 90-minute multi-media extravaganza of song, dance and a live chicken! It’s a … Continue reading London Theatre to Watch Now: Feast at the Young Vic

London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

Update to “London Beauty Tip: How To Get A Free Chanel Manicure”. Great news – I heard from Chanel that the Covent Garden pop-up is no longer a pop-up – it’s permanent! If you have any Chanel makeup bits to buy, read about the beautique and how you can get your nails done in effect for  FREE manicure at the first Chanel nail bar. Continue reading London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

New London Cable Car: Best Public Transport in London Ever

Unless you’re James Bond it’s not often you can say you commuted to work by cable car. I recently had the chance to do so and it was awesome. In 20 years of using public transport in London, this is unquestionably my BEST JOURNEY EVER. No trying to avoid inhaling random strangers’ BO, no feeling like Garfield squashed against a window, no crowds, no standing … Continue reading New London Cable Car: Best Public Transport in London Ever