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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Christabel Blackburn

This year's Sky Portrait Artist of the year Christabel Blackburn spills the beans about painting Nile Rogers' portrait and what she loves about west London...

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Do you live in west London?

Yes, I live near Barnes in South West London.

What is your favourite thing about the area?

I love how relatively quiet and leafy it is. Both my family and my husband’s family live in Dorset so it’s great for getting out at the weekend. It’s also so easy for me… Read more →

Personal Trainer and Love Island Contestant Anton Danyluk

Love Island's Anton Danyluk , founder of Anton Fitness talks about body image, feeling good and the importance of getting moving...

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What drew you to the health and fitness world?

I was bullied as a kid for being overweight until I found the gym and it completely changed my life. I started working out, eating right and I never looked back. I qualified to become a personal trainer and I’m still doing that today, at my own gym ‘The Ranch’ in… Read more →

Nia Elin

Nia Elin, founder of Yūgenial, fills us in on the incredible properties of CBD, combining a scientific and holistic approach to wellbeing, and some things to look out for when choosing CBD products...

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Do you live in West London?

Yes I live in Fulham

What’s your favourite thing about the area? Any favourite haunts?

I love that it’s a little more removed from the chaos of Central and East London, with an abundance of greenery, dogs, cafes and riverside views. Some of my ridiculously millennial… Read more →

Ewan Grant

We catch up with Ewan Grant, COO of Notting Hill Academy of Music and find out what sets the organisation apart from other music course institutions...

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How long has NHAM been going and where did the idea come from?

NHAM is now in its fourth year; we took our first intake in January 2016 and we started a 6-month non-validated course. From December 2016 we began an academic cycle from September to June. The academy was set up to fill a void in music education;… Read more →

Dominic Paul

Dominic Paul on what it's like setting up your own cosmetics brand with your adopted mother...

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What do you love about west London?

I love how west London feels like you live in a small community even though you’re close to the hustle and bustle of London. I also love how relaxed and chilled everyone is.

What piqued your interest in makeup and cosmetics? Where did it all begin?

As a young child, I was… Read more →

Evelina Girling

Founder of the London Cabaret Club Evelina Girling spills the beans on what it's like to run one of London's glitziest offerings...

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What led you to work in such a fabulous industry?

Following business school in Sydney, I spent some time working in management consultancy & finance in London then moved to New York to continue further study in the Arts, where I became a huge Broadway theatre enthusiast. My working life subsequently… Read more →