One to Watch
- June 22, 2018
Stéphanie Tumba knows a bit about love and romance. The former fashion marketer, property investor and financial consultant turned entrepreneur is a divorcée and head of dating agency—Celest Connections. Interestingly, this latest business venture began life as a blog: while talking… Read more →
- June 14, 2018
At only 32, Charlie Siem has garnered worldwide recognition, performing internationally with some of the world’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and Israel Philharmonic.
Not only… Read more →
- May 31, 2018
What inspired you to create Wild Child Kitchen?The idea itself was something that came together over a few months—I had become increasingly interested in the growing wellness space but couldn’t understand why so much of our attention was focused on fixing problems retrospectively, rather… Read more →
- March 26, 2018
Can you tell us a bit about Homie and what inspired you to set it up?Homie is London’s platform for renters providing a service that rewrites the way people currently rent. I came up with the idea back in June 2015, when I was helping a friend move from Paris to London. I managed to find him a home in just one… Read more →
- March 19, 2018
What inspired you to up sticks and move to the French countryside to start your wine brand, Mirabeau en Provence?That’s simple- Stephen and I were madly passionate about Provence Rosé and we were big time Francophiles. So when the moment presented itself and because he would have had to move jobs… Read more →
Latest One to Watch
The Christmas Forest founder Kelty Caston on adventures from Africa to Richmond, the challenges of working with trees, reforesting African drylands, and a 40-year-old knitted Christmas pudding!
How did you get started in in the Christmas tree business, and what did you do before it?
I was a bit of an adventurer—I was a ski instructor and then I had a holiday company and took people to … Read more →
Yoga expert and founder of Good Vibes Studios Nahid de Belgeonne on mindful movement, singing chakra mantras with Alicia Keys, and being an eternal student
What inspired you to take up yoga, how did it all begin?
I had a really stressful job in technology dealing with TV companies. The contract over-promised and my job was to negotiate the under-delivery…!
I’ve kept fit all of … Read more →
Royal Choral Society Music Director Richard Cooke talks intimate choral venues, getting into conducting and all-encompassing Beethoven
Did you always want to be a choral conductor or did you start out as a choral singer or musician?
I was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral from the age of eight, and I used to listen to a … Read more →
Actor-director Alexander Mercury discusses the inspiration behind his directorial debut, Mama - Saint Sebastian, being kicked out of the UK, and the enduring power of Charlie Chaplin
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I was born in Siberia, an industrial town called Krasnoyarsk. Countless factories kept the sky wonderfully grey all year round. Regardless, I had a beautiful childhood escaping to my dacha—a countryside house—where I spent … Read more →
Singer and actress Natasha Barnes on signing to Sony Music, being tone deaf as a child and an alternate life as a boxer
You’ve just been signed to Sony Music; how does that feel?
It wasn’t something I was expecting at all; I work mainly in theatre and, despite always being in love with many genres of music, I never saw myself as … Read more →
Andrew Pollard, currently playing Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days at Cadogan Hall, on his childhood stars, church pantomimes, playing the straight man and the downside of Victorian style
How did you get started with acting? Have you always been drawn to it?
I was first drawn to it watching my grandparents doing church pantomimes. They also had a stash of photos of them and my mum doing panto … Read more →