Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why We Love the Red Carpet


  Awards Season is upon us once again, and whilst we eagerly watch the shows to see who wins Best Actress and Best Film, the best part by far is the red carpet and the beautiful – and sometimes not so beautiful – dresses that we get to see.   Nude took centre stage at this year’s Golden Globes with Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum (the queen of nude dresses) and Nicole Kidman all opting for this colour. Nicole Kidman was our personal favourite for the night, stepping out in a stunning halter neck gown by Versace. Nicole has

Glitz, glamour and intrigue at the Oscars


  If you’ve missed the buzz about the presenter, then where have you been? First it was Eddie Murphy, then it wasn’t, then the whispers where that everyone from Ricky Gervais to the Muppets would be asked, and finally we could breathe a sigh of relief – it’s going to be the brilliant Oscars veteran Billy Crystal.   And all this before the nominees are even announced!   The 84th Academy Awards are going to take place on Sunday 26th February 2012 at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, and from the skits performed by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, to presenter

Hundreds of Schools: Which one to choose?


  When looking for a place to send your children to school you end up being inundated with prospectuses and league table results which leaves you unsure of where the best place is. After some research into exam results as well as school ethos, below are our top private London schools.     St Paul's Girl's School Brook Green Hammersmith London W6 7BS At number 2 in the league tables it is hard to deny that St Paul’s Girls School is one of the best places to send young ladies. Teaching girls aged 11 to 18; this renowned private school

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


Are you a bit bored of giving your partner the traditional flowers and a standard box of chocolates? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here are a few suggestions in case you’re a bit stuck on what to buy your loved one this year.    For the women in your life:   Love Letters of Great Men – Waterstones A book might not sound like the most romantic thing to give this Valentines Day but this collection of Love Letters by the likes of Mark Twain, Robert Browning and even Charles Darwin is guaranteed to sweep any woman off her feet.

Fairy-tale Festival: The perfect Valentines getaway


  Theatrical, sensual, elegant – I know where I’m going to be hinting my boyfriend take me this Valentine’s Day.   The Venice Carnival takes place every year in the ten days before Shrove Tuesday, and was first held in the 11th Century. The fantastic and colourful costumes and masks, including the Commedie del’Arte. Harlequins, and the courtesans, have become synonymous with the history of Venice, adding extra romance to the already enchanting lovers’ destination. Beginning, as it did in the 18th Century, with a series of balls in Piazza San Marco, the modern Venice Carnival also consists of a parade