When I was invited to be the keynote speaker for International Women’s Day, I decided to take a look at the strategies that have propelled me to success in key industries. I spoke about the power of the individual: investment and return, self knowledge and attainable aspirations. You can see this special training video here
Delivering the keynote speech for International Women’s Day at Carnegie Room. (photo – worklondonstyle)
With Aprils Dawn and Dr. Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons (photo – worklondonstyle)
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Having just returned from my recent visit to Australia I was reflecting on how my life has changed in the last two years. It started with a decision to combine my years of diverse experience and study to serve women entrepreneurs all over the world, teaching them to combine Business and Lifestyle through my coaching.
Soaking up the sun with Carol at Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia. (photo – worklondonstyle)
En route to the Sydney Opera House for a performance of Madame Butterfly (photo – worklondonstyle)
Speaking to an international audience on Personal Branding and Style at the Shangri-La hotel in Sydney, Australia.
Sunset walk in Sydney harbour (photo – worklondonstyle)
With Gina De Vee at the Shangri- La in Sydney, Australia
Celebrating with friends at a Sydney Soirée. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Lunch at Moo Cafe Bondi beach with Lorna Sophocleous and Tracy Neely (photo – worklondonstyle)
Hosting an Intensive with a client at Hotel Carlton Lyon, France (photo – worklondonstyle)
Shopping in Lyon, France (photo – worklondonstyle)
Back in London. Enjoying the freedom lifestyle ‘workinglondonstyle’ from anywhere. At Bill’s in Richmond with a view of the Thames. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Breakfast meeting at Bill’s in Richmond in London. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Next time I will see these ladies – second week in May in Paris, France. (photo – worklondonstyle)
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I was recently asked whether my upcoming trip to Miami was business or pleasure. “Isn’t that the same thing?” I asked.
My role as Transformational Coach and Professional Speaker sees me working with clients around the globe. This Summer I was privileged to coach in South-Africa, France, Prague and London.
IDRAC International School of Management in Lyon, France (photo – worklondonstyle)
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (photo – worklondonstyle)
St. Remy de Provence, France (photo – worklondonstyle)
Prague (photo – Marissa Loewen)
Mentoring is fun in luxurious surroundings. With Jean Thompson in Prague (photo – worklondonstyle)
Time to say goodbye. With Amanda Smith at the Marriott in Prague. Ready for the flight back to London. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Working London Style at the Corinthia Hotel in London (photo – worklondonstyle)
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Mykonos Yacht Club (photo – worklondonstyle)
Pelicans At River Studio Velddrif (photo – worklondonstyle)
Early Namaqualand Daisies in Laaiplek. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Milo (photo – worklondonstyle)
‘Die Hel’ Strandfontein (photo – worklondonstyle)
Water-wise Gardening in Doringbaai (photo – worklondonstyle)
Beach Cottage Yzerfontein (photo – worklondonstyle)
Sushi at Bouzouki (photo – worklondonstyle)
Trusted Timberland’s Mykonos (photo – worklondonstyle)
Sunset Run Langebaan (photo – worklondonstyle)
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Five months since her appointment as global merchandising director at All Saints, Anita Barr is on the move again. She will be joining Harvey Nichols as its new group buying director at the end of March. She will be responsible for womenswear, menswear and accessories buying and report to new chief executive Stacey Cartwright, who joined Harvey Nichols last month.
Cartwright said, “I am delighted that Anita will be joining the senior management team. This is an exciting time for Harvey Nichols and her expertise and experience in this market will help strengthen our fashion leadership in the sector.”
Barr is moving to Harvey Nichols from All Saints where she is global merchandising director.
Barr said, “I am thrilled to be joining Harvey Nichols in this transformative chapter in the long and proud history of one of the world’s leading luxury department stores.”
Stacey Cartwright former CFO at Burberry who was appointed new CEO at Harvey Nichols on 17 February 2014. (photo – Harvey Nichols)
Barr previously held senior positions in buying and merchandising at Harrods and Selridges.
Harvey Nichols London (photo – Harvey Nichols)
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Forget the Presidential love triangle; the high street is in love with France. Bag your own bit of Gallic flair with le sac du jour – the bucket bag. Update your wardrobe with the bag created by Angele Lancel in 1925.
Lancel opened her store near the lively new Opera Garnier in Paris in 1876, selling smoking accessories. In 1925 she creates the iconic bucket bag renamed the Premier Flirt in 2006.
Brigitte Bardot with her famous basket in beloved St Tropez.
In 1987 the bucket bag is rereleased under the name Elsa. It quickly charms millions of women to become an international bestseller for the house. I succumb to its charms buying two in different sizes.
My big Lancel Elsa bag photographed during a 2003 stay at Ma Cachette chambres d’hotes in Arlanc in the Auvergne. (photo – worklondonstyle)
My small black Elsa bucket bag ideal for work and short trips. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Lancel reinterprets its cult bucket bag in 2006 and rechristens it the Premier Flirt.
The Lancel Premier Flirt 2006. (photo – Lancel)
Lancel expresses its proximity to the French cultural background with collaborations with French icons Isabelle Adjani and Brigitte Bardot. The design elements of the 2012 BB bag respected the actress’s strong conservation convictions as all materials were environmentally friendly and the leather look required no animal hides.
The curvaceous Brigitte Bardot bag created in 2012. (photo – Lancel)
For Spring/Summer 2014 the slouchy bucket bag is the perfect accessory. Topshop, Next, H&M, Zara and French Connection amongst others, all have affordable versions of the bag, allowing for a balance between casual and chic.
The 2014 high street version of the bucket bag from Zara. (photo – Zara)
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“London is without doubt the greatest city on the planet” said Boris Johnson after figures showed that the number of foreign tourists surged by 20% last summer. July to September saw 4.9 million visitors, making it the world’s most popular destination and setting London on course to welcome a record 16 million overseas visitors in one year.
Boris Johnson – The Mayor of London.
The charismatic mayor known for his sense of humour and public pranks such as the high wire act during the 2012 Olympics, is London’s most passionate promoter. Outspoken on petty bureaucracy, bicycle thieves, the airports commission’s plans for Heathrow, tennis with Pippa and life’s general absurdities; he has now waded into the Southpark Skateboard development debacle.
The ‘long live Southbank, you can’t remove history’ campaign was set up by supporters of London’s world famous Southbank Skatepark in defense of development plans for a Southbank Centre that will see the park moved to an alternate site 120 yards away under Hungerford Bridge.
Summer on the Southbank
Mr Johson said: “The skate park is the epicentre of UK skateboarding and is part of the cultural fabric of London. This much-loved community space has been used by thousands of young people over the years. It attracts tourists from across the world and undoubtedly adds to the vibrancy of the area. It helps to make London the great city it is.”
Visitors of all ages enjoy the view from the Southbank. (photo – worklondonstyle)
The Southbank Skateboard Park. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Skateboarders were delighted to receive the Mayor’s support. Tommy Wright said: “We’re stoked the Mayor is backing us. Anyone down for preservation gets mad props. Boris is a real G.”
The Urban Dictionary describes a “real G” as “a robust individual who did not change course under rough circumstances”. “Mad props” means thank you.
The Creative Director of arts organisation UpRise, involved in the Long Live Southbank campaign said: “It is great that Boris recognises the importance of the cultural heritage that exists in this space.”
Catherine Croft, Director of the 20th Century Society conservation group said: “The proposed massive extensions to the Centre will overwhelm one of the best groups of brutalist buildings in the UK, if not the world.”
A skater showing off his skills at the Southbank Skateboard Park. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Boris who writes a column for The Telegraph was one of the most popular guests on the comedy TV program “Mock the Week”.
Boris – ‘A real G’ promoting London.
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On the drive to Kraalbaai, part of the Langebaan Lagoon, you pass a signpost for Joanne’s Beach Cottage. This is the entrance to the sanctuary that is Churchhaven; a hidden, beautiful little fishing village with white washed fisherman’s and restored holiday cottages.
The lagoon is one of only three in the world that is fed by the sea and not by a river. (photo – Hendrika Blignaut)
The Flamingoes at Churchhaven are protected birds. Joanne’s Beach Cottage is a fully equipped self-catering cottage near Churchhaven within walking distance of the lagoon.
The signpost to the hidden village of Churchhaven. (photo-worklondonstyle)
The village is just outside Postberg Flower Reserve, a part of the park that is only open between August and September. Only 120km outside of Cape Town on the R27 it provides a beautiful glimpse of the magnificent Namaqualand spring flowers. Daily guided walks depart from Abrahamskraal Waterhole at 10am and 1pm.
The area forms part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) designated by UNESCO in 2000.
The unspoilt lagoon teems with wildlife.
Only descendants of the original inhabitants of Churchhaven are allowed to own property here. It does not appear on the official map of the West Coast National Park. This adds to its desolation, mystery and beauty.
Churchhaven is a holiday destination to the chosen few descendants of the original inhabitants.
More information on the West Coast National Park is available at http://www.sanparks.org.
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Fly fishing enriches people from all walks of life, and one may discover it’s joys at any stage… Just yesterday I met Ed, a relative newcomer to the sport and I could tell he is loving every minute. Judging from the exquisite flies he made himself, and the way his eyes lit up when describing his surprise that fly tying is actually enjoyable, I know he will derive much pleasure building his knowledge and expertise in the coming years.
My Darling Wife shared her cosmopolitan girl insights (http://worklondonstyle.com) into the life and accomplishments of Karen Graham, a true champion of the Great Outdoors. After a phenomenal career in modelling (Estée Lauder‘s spokesperson for 15 years), Karen built a business as a professional guide and instructor. I find this inspirational as it resonates so well with the quote “You can have it all – perhaps not all at…
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