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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Launching the first UK branch of American Eagle at Westfield London, Executive Vice President Simon Nankervis said, “The brand’s changed since 2011 and we’ve moved from being a US retailer to a global retailer.”
American Eagle Westfield London (photo – worklondonstyle)
Launching in time for Christmas.
With more than 1,000 stores in the US and annual sales of $3,3billion, American Eagle is best known for its denim.
Denim (photo – worklondonstyle)
Nankervis said, “Our ranges will be differentiated because the guy in London wears his jeans tighter and the girls [follow] trends a lot quicker because of the proximity to Europe. It will be closer to what we do in New York than Middle America.”
The first UK store at Westfield London (photo – worklondonstyle)
The opening at Westfield London will be followed by another 10,000sq ft store over two floors, on the upper level at Westfield Stratford on Saturday. From next Wednesday Bluewater shoppers will be able to visit their own local store.
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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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The launch of .london on April 29 confirms the growing power of London as a global city “brand”. Following in the footsteps of Berlin and Vienna, this will make London the third city ahead of New York and Paris, to launch its own web domains.
London’s Financial district. (photo – worklondonstyle)
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson said,”It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago few of us had heard of the internet. Now we take it for granted: watching films on demand and buying weekly groceries.”
Boris Johnson – The Mayor of London
Johnson’s open letter in the Evening Standard newspaper, who made history by becoming the first business to adopt the new “Dot London” website name, was signed by 40 prominent figures from culture, business and charity. Johnson said, “Twenty five years ago it was about connecting computer networks. Today it is about connecting with people, communities and customers – and being relevant to them.”
From 29 April London businesses that until now defined their online presence with internet domains ending in .co.uk and .com, will have the opportunity to choose the .london domain. Web addresses are expected to go live by late August or the beginning of September and will cost from £40 per year.
An initial three month “grace period” will prioritise London-based applicants over those from outside the capital, when applying for the same name.
For information about Dot London go to http://www.dotlondondomains.london.
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Phoebe Philo and her team opened the doors to their elegantly designed new flagship store on Mount Street today. Clear grey marmorino plastered walls and marbled floors inlaid with semi-precious stones, greeted eager customers. Danish artist FOS created specially commissioned artistic details including door handles, floor lamps and a chandelier.
Born in Paris and educated at Central Saint Martins in London, Philo won the ‘British Designer of the Year’ award in 2010 and the ‘International Designer of the Year’ award in 2011.
worklondonstyle shopping Celine’s new flagship store on Mount Street on opening day. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Attention to detail includes beautifully inlaid marble floors. (photo – worklondonstyle)
Geometric shapes were integral to her accessories for the season. Bags featured square handles coupled with cubic bangles and chunky, rectangular platform shoes.
The Summer 2014 Campaign (photo – Celine)
In a move away from her usual minimalism and understated elegance, Philo introduced bright colours and bold graphic prints for Spring /Summer 2014. The layered look and asymmetrical pleated skirts were teamed with coats and blazers.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
Travel informed the Spring/Summer collections of many designers at Paris Fashion Week. It is represented by colourful tribal prints in the collection at Celine.
Spring/Summer 2014 (photo – Showbit)
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Early Morning – Langebaan Lagoon
Fun Friends – Steve Hofmeyr
Getting There Is Half The Fun.
Jacobsbaai – Wilde Magrietjie
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It was a last minute decision to take part. It would be the 36th Winelands Marathon and the 16th Half Marathon. It would be a difficult and hilly route, undulating through the vineyards and strawberry farms of Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape of South Africa. One international phone call later my plane ticket and place were booked for the race. I am a keen walker but had not done any running in my London lifestyle in the past few years. It sounded like fun.
Winelands Marathon Stellenbosch (photo Runner’s World)
The race serves as official qualifier for the 2014 Comrades and Two Oceans marathons. The cut off time for the marathon is 5h30 and 3h30 for the half marathon. There would be medals for all finishers.
The Langebaan West Coast team consisting of myself, my sister and her running partner Shoneen.
The route started in rain near my old Alma Mater, Bloemhof Girls’ High and crossed the Eerste river taking us down towards the Strand and Somerset West. So far so good. Then we hit the gravel stretch. The road turned up towards the mountain, with the next 7 km a corrugated, muddy gravel road.
Happy, but exhausted medal winner. (photo-worklondonstyle)
From here it was almost all down hill. I finished in a respectable well under 3 hour time, just ahead of my team mates, which enabled me to grab a West Coast Team photo finish.
Bravehearts-Hendrika and Shoneen
Langebaan Running Club.
West coast marathon taking place 15 March 2014. Entries open December 2013 at Weskusmarathon.co.za. (Photo worklondonstyle)
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