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Originally from Naples, Paola Langella is a former dancer, but took up teaching Pilates after she suffered a neck injury and had to stop training. With gentle and holistic methods, she’s known to achieve amazing results. We catch up with Paola on her passion for Pilates and unravel some of those top health tips she swears by.
Mrs J Mackay, head teacher at Hawkesdown House, on the education system, what it takes for a busy school head to unwind, and the recent change of becoming co-ed after a long history of all-boys prep schooling.
Hawkesdown House has historically been an all-boys prep, but we hear you’re becoming co-ed. What has sparked this change, and how do you think the school will change with it?Hawkesdown is indeed becoming co-ed and at the same time extending its provision to 11. In my time as Headmistress here, I have… Read more →
With summer in full swing, we catch up with Barry’s Bootcamp master trainer Sandy Macaskill for some expert fitness tips, as well as a glimpse into a typical day in the life of
What is a typical day for you at Barry’s Bootcamp?So the best part of my job is there’s no typical day really. Take the other day – I taught my morning class, jumped into a meeting with my managers, rushed off to row on the Thames for a charity event, literally got taken off the boat in the middle… Read more →
In celebration of this year’s BBC Proms, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has partnered with Josh Bristow, a London-based artist and illustrator. Hosted at the nearby Royal Albert Hall, on display will be a selection of intrinsically designed bunting, created by Josh Bristow and inspired by Kensington, its iconic landmarks, the BBC Proms and wonders of London
Where were you born and where did you grow up?I was born in Chertsey, Surrey, and grew up there which gave me lots of great memories.
Where are you based now?I live in Weybridge in Surrey now. I have just bought my first flat which I am so proud of. It’s a great location as it has fast trains into London and… Read more →
Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, founders of all-vegan and alcohol-free Redemption Bar - which has just crowdfunded over £300k for further expansion - talk ethical business, female leadership, and the wonder of urban green spaces like Hyde Park
What was the inspiration behind the launch of Redemption Bar?It’s brilliant that so many people are choosing to lead healthier lifestyles, not just for themselves but for the planet. The younger generation are becoming more conscious, turning away from alcohol and consuming fewer animal products.… Read more →