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An interview with Jamie Lewis (aka JLEW)

This week we've had the absolutely pleasure of chatting with Jamie Lewis, founder of JLEW bags. She went from a career in investment banking and private equity to starting her own business in fashion. We hope that you'll join us in thinking that she's an inspiration to women in all aspects of life.    1. What inspired you to start your own brand of bags? I never set out to start a bag company, really.  When I couldn’t find a bag nice enough looking and big enough to carry everything a city girl does from morning until night I decided to make my own.   When I realized others recognized this gap in the market too and that I could make...

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Making the world a better place

I am just a ordinary girl who happened to be born profoundly deaf. I grew up with my family in London who all learnt sign language to communicate with me and to make sure I fitted in at home. I went to a local deaf primary school from two years old and then on to deaf boarding school in Brighton which I loved! I had a great time with the friends I met there doing so many fun things and being mischevious! When I reached the age for going to college I had to decide whether to do my diploma courses in a normal boarding school in Berkshire or to stay at the same school environment I'd grown up in until this point....

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Spookily healthy halloween treats

It’s almost that time of year again, where big cartoon-like spiders hang from shop ceilings, cotton wool spider web covers the walls and the first thing you see when you enter any supermarket is a big display of pumpkins and halloween goodies. This year, we’re doing things differently.   Though we all don’t lives in areas where kids come knocking on doors (NYC definitely has London beat in this regard), we’ve found some fun, healthy and easy treats to make this halloween season which we hope you’ll love as much as we do.   Banana ghosts   What you’ll need (makes 8)   3 bananas 1 tub of greek yoghurt (or melted white chocolate if you’re feeling naughty) A small...

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Best TRX classes in West London

Looking for some workout motivation over the Autumn and winter months? We’ve got just the thing for you. If you’ve never used a TRX, be warned: it doesn’t look like much, but it’s one heck of a piece of kit when used correctly. You can isolate a muscle group or get a full body workout just by using those two yellow handles. We’ve tried and tested many a TRX class in West London, and so far these have been our favourites: Core Collective - Resistance This studio’s TRX class, otherwise known as Resistance, is a 45 minute full body workout where each instructor brings their own personal flair to the session. The scene is set with a mood lit room,...

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How to set goals efficiently and effectlivey

We all know the importance of goal setting, whether we’ve adopted it as a habit or it’s something that we only do on a rare occasion. In whatever discipline, setting goals provides focus and direction. Not all goals can be long term, when you ask yourself what you want to achieve, it could even be by the end of the day or the week Not only have we curated expert advice on how to make your goal setting most effective, we’ve also spoken to 5 influential women about their goals until the end of the calendar year. Here are the key aspects to remember when setting goals of your own.   1. Define your dreams and goals Jim Rohn, considered...

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