May 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Connect ~ Learn ~ Share Ideas You are invited to join us at our home business club to connect with like-minded people, learn new skills & knowledge and have time out to think about your own business. Topic: Personal Brand Styling With Anita Feron Clark This fun and helpful morning is all about exploring your brand's style personality and how it is conveyed across your personal styling and through to your business brand.  Personal, corporate and home stylist, Anita Feron Clark, will go through her approach to personal brand styling step-by-step, exploring the relationship between the clothes we wear and the business brand we wish to project.  She will look at how you can add personality to your clothes whilst continuing to respect the professional dress code of your business. Anita will also share what is new and how that can be incorporated into your brand look. Whether you are an experienced or novice stylist we very much hope that you can join us for what promises to be a fun and inspiring morning, to connect, learn and share ideas. About Anita Feron Clark Anita Feron Clark is a personal, corporate and home stylist. She has worked as a clothing buyer and as an associate lecturer at the London College of Fashion. She was style editor for Essence, Surrey’s premier lifestyle magazine. Eleven years ago, Anita set up her own company,, to work with individuals and corporate teams to improve their image and personal presence. She is a multi-award-winning image consultant. Clients describe her as professional, approachable and energising. Venue: This Decorcafe morning will be held at home with Anita Feron Clark, in New Malden, Surrey.

May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

London Fashion Show Insiders host a series of innovative talks with speakers such as Christopher Whites, Catherine Teatum and Elai Jones,

May 29, 2019 9:00 AM

St George’s - home of ‘24 Hours in A&E’ and the biggest hospital site in the country - is recruiting Band 5 staff nurses to its friendly and supportive teams. You’ll enjoy an excellent salary (including inner London supplement), exceptional training and development, unrivalled opportunities in the widest range of services and specialties – and the unique experience of one of England’s busiest Trusts. Find out more at our Open Day on Wednesday 29 May here at St George’s Hospital in south west London. Meet fellow nurses and ask them about life here and the support, experiences and opportunities to develop your skills and career. You will hear more about all we have to offer and can tour wards and services that interest you. APPLY NOW FOR AN INTERVIEW ON THE DAY Whether you’re a newly-qualified nurse, or looking to move on from your current role, or return to nursing, we would love to meet you and discuss opportunities that suit you. You can register to attend via Eventbrite. Band 5 salary £29,000 - £36,100 Widest range of specialties and experiences at London’s biggest and busiest hospital Great education and training: dedicated preceptorship and NQN Development Pathway, Band 5 - 7 Career Pathways, flexible options Easy public transport across the city; best of London’s leisure and lifestyle on your doorstep We are minutes’ walk from Tooting Broadway tube and the Northern line, with further easy access to the whole of London and to the south via nearby train stations and bus services. You can also apply online and be interviewed on the day. To apply, please click through here. Read more about the Open Day and hear from some of our nurses here. For more information please contact: [email protected]

May 26, 2019 12:00 PM

Our Story: I started this organisation, because I believe in creating world leaders and nation shakers. I believe in creating the impossible. I believe in reconstructing the world as we know it and dominating law and order. I want to empower, inspire and empower young people to achieve greatness. Sapphire is a safe home. Sapphire is a place where you are not judged for being yourself. Sapphire is a creative hub. Sapphire is a place where we birth legacies. Sapphire is a place to express yourself and create something that has never been done. At YOUTH CLUB, we believe in the power of youth culture heritage as a catalyst for creativity, self expression and connecting communities. We have observed a continual and growing demand for youth culture to be preserved, shared and ultimately celebrated - connecting the past, present and future generations. We celebrate youth culture through curated events, exhibitions, collaborations and consultancy, and are working towards the goal to open the world’s first Museum of Youth Culture in London. Our images, features and essays are a real reflection of British and International people's lives, celebrating self expression, energy and passion. Content featured includes but is not limited to: subculture, counterculture, fashion, music, art, travel, genres, social issues, lifestyles, sports, nightlife, environments, humour and much much more… Current Projects of 2019: -Fencing Club -City Leaders -Film and Dance Project -Music Projects

May 25, 2019 1:00 PM

"You are about to go on a journey through the many dimensions of your own self. This journey will take you through a transformation of consciousness - across a vital bridge - connecting spirit and matter, Heaven and Earth, mind and body. As you transform yourself, you transform the world. This journey is a colourful one; it offers an alternative to the drab, grey mentality of the modern era. Reclaiming the multidimensional diversity of the human experience is the task of this journey. The vital bridge, the Rainbow ridge and its seven colours represents the seven vibratory modalities of human existence, related to the seven chakras of the yogic tradition, the energy centres that exist within each and every one of us. Crossing the Rainbow bridge is a metaphor for the evolution of consciousness. On our journey through life, the chakras are the wheels that take the Self across the Rainbow Bridge to reclaim our divine nature once again.” (Anodea Judith)   A powerful and insightful introduction to the seven subtle energy centres known as “chakras” through asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra and essential oil applications. Part asana, part yoga psychology and comprehensive body-mind therapy, this workshop will be an exploration of the chakra system blending Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. The chakra system is rightfully considered a map of the human bio-computer, a clear understanding and fluency in this system allows us to have a better relationship with ourselves and consequently with others, thus cultivating more meaningful and mutually enriching relationships, whether at work, at home or in social circles.   What you will learn in this workshop:   Overview and characteristics of the chakra system (location, bija mantra, developmental stage, physical function)   Balanced and imbalanced characteristics Targeted asanas and mudras to restore balance to the chakras   Healing strategies and lifestyle consideration (including the use of specific Young Living essential oils to restore balance to the chakra system)   Therapeutic journey through the Rainbow Bridge where we you will reflect upon your relationship with yourself and other participants, as you revisit each Chakra and the area of life it represents   Class is open level, beginners are welcome. Limited places, booking is essential.     Lisa Boccia Lisa is an RYT 500 and a meditation instructor specialised in Advanced Yoga Psychology and is passionate about empowering people to become the best version of themselves. Lisa trained in the UK, India and the US under the guidance of some of the most sought-after and revered spiritual masters (Yogrishi Vishvketu, Ashley Turner and Sianna Sherman). Lisa teaches weekly classes in South-London and leads workshops and events all over London. For information about Lisa or to connect, please visit Lisa is on Facebook at and Instagram: lisa_boccia     Dagmara Rosiecka Dagmara is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Aromatherapist (Young Living Distributor) and a co-founder of Essential Skills Hub (Women Space) in London. In her therapeutic practice she developed a Comprehensive Body-Mind approach which combines various client-crafted healing and self-reflecting techniques. Her approach is direct and active, yet rooted in symbolism, metaphor, body work, arts and use of essential oils as medium to self-knowledge. Dagmara facilitates therapeutic workshops and individual sessions (South London) and her main clientele are women. Facebook Page- Essential Skills Hub    

May 31, 2019 6:00 PM

Join us in Part 3 of our series of interactive and jargon-free money management workshops to help you get your personal finances in order!  In this session, we've partnered up with property and lifestyle vlogger, Jade Vanriel, deposit saving scheme, StepLadder , and digital mortgage broker, Habito to demystify the world of property and guide you on the best way for you to own your first property.  They will be answering the biggest questions first time buyers have, from how to save for a deposit, steps to take to get yourself ready to be accepted for a mortgage, how to watch out for hidden charges, to different types of mortgages, and reliefs/government schemes.  BREAKDOWN Mortgage 101 (what is a mortgage, how do you go about getting one, where it comes in the process of buying a house).  Getting 'mortgage ready' (saving for a deposit, getting a good credit score, making use of government schemes).  Getting the best deal (a little jargon buster - what interest rates mean, what does LTV mean and why it is important, fixed or variable, what length of mortgage to go for and why you shouldn't pay for advice).  Watch outs (things to avoid and tips to help you avoid them) How to make your mortgage pay (a final word on how to manage your mortgage to save thousands in the long run once you've completed and exchanged on your house) AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Doors Open, Registration and Light Refreshments  6:45pm - 6:50pm: Introduction to Cashmere 6:50pm - 7:00pm: Presentation by Lucy Mullings (StepLadder) 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Presentation by Jade Vanriel  7:30pm - 7:45pm: Break (food, drinks and networking) 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Presentation and Q&A with Emily & Tuki (Habito) 8:15pm - 9:00pm: Break out session + close  ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Urenna Okonkwo DipPFS is the founder and CEO of Cashmere. Prior to this, she was a financial adviser at a leading wealth management firm in London, providing financial advice to high net worth individuals and a Forensic Analyst at KPMG. She is experienced in providing advice on topics such as investments, savings, cash flow forecasts, pensions, protection/insurance and estate planning. Urenna currently holds the Diploma in Financial Planning. ABOUT YOUR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:  Jade Vanriel is a Content Creator on Youtube covering a variety of topics ranges from property, saving and decor, to lifestyle and fashion. She bought her first property at 23 and now has her own interior brand - Vanriel Co and a YouTube series called 'Move with Jade'. Jade has been feautured in publications such as The Mirror, Daily Mail, Pride magazine, BBC and ITV radio and has worked with brands such as Rightmove and Skipton Building Society. With a legal background, a full time job in publishing, and 37k+ subscribers on her Youtube channel, Jade's passion is to raise more awareness around homebuying particularly for 1st time buyers. Tuki Sande joined Habito in January 2018 having worked for Independent Financial Advisers, and with experience mentoring young people in financial education. As a Case Manager, her role is to support customers through every step of their mortgage application journey from when it's submitted to a bank or lender until the offer is accepted.  Emily Smith has worked as a mortgage broker for the last eight years and is CeMap qualified. Having joined Habito as a Mortgage Expert in August 2019, her role is to give advice to customers on how much they can borrow and what the best mortgage deal is for them. Emily also gives guidance on the whole buying process and how to prepare your finances for applying for a mortgage.  Lucy Mullins fell in love with the StepLadder mission as soon as she heard it – helping people achieve the dream of owning their own home.  Trained as a sports psychologist and executive coach, Lucy has spent her career motivating and supporting people to reach their goals. Lucy started her career at HSBC in London and has held relationship management and leadership roles in financial services and higher education. She is Co-Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching at Leicester Castle Business School and is currently writing her first book – a handbook for millennials to navigate working life.  She has a BSc in Sports Psychology and Physiology from the University of Bath, an MBA from the University of Oxford. Lucy is part of the founding team at StepLadder and is responsible for educating potential members on how StepLadder could help them, and ensuring they have a fabulous experience from initial contact through to buying their first home and beyond. She also works with HR and Benefits Managers who want to offer StepLadder as part of a financial wellbeing and employee benefits strategy.  ABOUT OUR VENUE PARTNER Rise, created by Barclays, is a global community of the world's top innovators working together to create the future of financial services. Rise operates FinTech hubs around the world, where cutting-edge startups and scaleups can connect, create and scale their businesses, backed by our Barclays' global network of industry experts, mentors, investors and partners. Get unparalleled access to mentorship, insights, guidance and world class facilities to accelerate your business, right in the heart of Shoreditch at Rise London. For more information about Rise, click here

May 24, 2019 5:30 PM

Ayurveda Retreat is inviting you to a unique practical workshop on managing chronic musculoskeletal pain. Learn, try, experience!

May 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion about THE ART OF DESIGN When: Wednesday, May 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm Where: Christopher Guy Showroom (8900 Beverly Blvd. Suite 108) Members: $25 Non-members: $35  (Current members, please email [email protected] for member code) Meet the panelists:  Gregory Phillips Born in London, Gregory Phillips trained at Bristol University and Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture. In 1991, he established Gregory Phillips Architects with the aim of bringing a unique holistic approach to high-end residential design. Over the last 25 years, he has integrated his unique brand of elegant, refined modernism within country retreats, city homes, period properties and contemporary architecture. Gregory’s talent, professionalism and discretion has attracted a loyal following of discerning clients, from film directors and fashion designers to art collectors and city financiers. For more info, please visit Ina Soltani Is a Los Angeles based celebrity designer who took the fashion scene by storm. Her designs has been worn by Hollywood Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart, Cindy Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Jessica Chastain, to name a few. She pursued a variety of design-related fields in film, acting, and jewelry design. Eventually she turned her energy to another theatrical pursuit: fashion. She subsequently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and started her own label. A finalist of the 2009 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, Ina Soltani’s designs are strongly inspired by the dramatic narratives of artisan traditions, and deep appreciation of the arts and crafts. Her collections are passionate and glamorous filled with high drama and mystique. Influences are as varied as they are complex, from her upbringing in Sarajevo to a profound respect for the contemporary art and design of the world. Ina has been developing her collection with private clients and building retail partners for her business. She recently designed and help refine the staff uniforms at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and partnered with the “Race to Erase MS” event to create a handbag to help raise funds for the charity. She has shown her collection on the runway of LA Fashion week to favorable reviews by the LA Times. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles. Ralf Knoll Is a Los Angeles based interior designer that founded Knoll Interiors in 2003. A versatile and exciting firm with widely acclaimed projects ranging from a light filled Malibu beach home, to a sumptuous bohemian hotel, and classical Bel Air homes. Knoll Interior’s attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality sustainable materials extends to custom furniture, installations, and innovative solutions which caters to his client’s lifestyle and needs. Inspired by a range of styles from traditional to modern and contemporary, art to nature-vivid juxtapositions of color, texture and object, Knoll Interiors reflects Ralf’s romantic and bold vision as well as his translation of his client’s personality into their living environment. Recent projects include Le Petit Hermitage hotel, an avant-garde ode to renaissance; A circus theater nightclub at Beacher’s Madhouse in the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas; A Fortune 500 company headquarters; And a 5th Avenue NYC penthouse. Knoll Interiors have earned a firm place in Vogue magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and the Huffington Post.

May 25, 2019 10:00 AM

Join Daniel Motlop from Something Wild and The Adelaide Hills Distillery for a journey through the flavours of and working with native ingredients, as well as a discussion on sustainable ‘foraging’ and the impacts it has on the outback and what is being done to support these local Indigenous communities. Participants in this workshop will taste Negroni, Martini and Spritz cocktails as well as Green Ants, Magpie Geese, and Kangaroo, all using native ingredients from the Darwin area. Initially rising to fame as a professional Australian rules football player, Daniel Motlop became general manager and part-owner of Something Wild Australia in 2016. Proud of his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage Daniel is passionate about promoting ethical, sustainable and permitted use of native Australian ingredients and has become an advocate for educating consumers on ethical harvesting of Indigenous food and Game meats. His company Something Wild is at the forefront of supplying a wide range of Indigenous, Game meats and Native herbs and Spices to restaurants across Australia. With a focus on engaging and supporting indigenous foragers, he hopes to see the current spotlight on Indigenous food will ensure a sustainable, respectful and beneficial industry for traditional landowners and Aboriginal communities. Best known for his work in the spirits industry Sacha La Forgia from Adelaide Hills Distillery travelled the world working in wine vintages in Germany, France, Italy, Chile, California, and New Zealand studying the craft of distilling, before returning home to start the distillery in 2014. With a swag of national and international awards under his belt, Sacha has seen massive popularity in his hand-crafted spirits range known for using Australian native ingredients. He is passionate about crafting spirits using Australian produce and values quality above all else, with his collection including the award-winning 78 Gin - a London Dry and produces the hugely popular Green Ant Gin in conjunction with The Motlop Family of the Larrakia People of Something Wild Beverages. Shannon Fleming was a chef at one of Australia’s top native inspired restaurants Orana before heading to the picturesque Adelaide Hills with his young family. With a strong passion and work ethic, it wasn’t long before he Shannon consults for companies such as Something Wild and works closely with chefs across the country. TICKETS: $70 per person Limited to 30 tickets per class, only 2 classes available. Book Now! Workshop: Native Foods & Cocktails with Daniel Motlop, Shannon & Sacha - Saturday 12pmWorkshop: Native Foods & Cocktails with Daniel Motlop, Shannon & Sacha - Sunday 3.45pm FAQs  Do I need an entry ticket to the Territory Taste Festival as well as my ticket to attend this workshop? Yes, you need an entry ticket to the Territory Taste Festival for the day/s that you have a ticket to see Manu or to attend a masterclass/workshop. You will not be able to enter the live demonstration theatre or the masterclasses/workshops without first presenting your festival entry ticket at the entry gate. Can you explain the Territory Taste Festival in four sentences? Territory Taste Festival is a combination of entertainment and ticketed experiences.  Territory Taste Festival general entry fee will provide you with two full days of live entertainment in the beer garden, and runs from 10am to 10pm offering great value and incredible foodie opportunities for purchase.  Territory Taste Festival is the Territory’s largest curated culinary presentation on the 2019 calendar and has attracted big names since it commenced in 2016. This year's headline masterchef is Manu Fieldel! Relocating to better reflect our outdoor lifestyle, the casual harbour-side setting will be buzzing with roving entertainment, a range of ticked masterclasses and workshops; and for the first time there will be an NT Producers Pavilion with interactive experiences.  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There are no ID requirements to enter the event, however, you must be over 18 to purchase alcoholic drinks inside the event. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available at Darwin Waterfront or in Darwin City, walking distance to the event. FREE BUS: Simply show your 2019 Territory Taste Festival ticket to the bus driver and travel on the Darwin Bus Network FREE OF CHARGE on 25/26 May 2019. AND we have a FREE shuttle service loop from Darwin CBD to the Festival entry from 3pm onwards both days! For details, go to How can I contact the organiser with any questions? You can call the organisers on 08 8980 5700 or email [email protected] with any questions.You can also visit our website or follow our Facebook page @TerritoryTaste for more details. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You can bring your printed ticket or have your ticket available on your mobile phone. You must present your ticket as it will be scanned on entry.

May 31, 2019 6:30 PM

I am super excited to be hosting the Full Figured Fitness Club, a series of motivational fitness and wellbeing workshops in 2019 designed for the bigger body. If you are a beginner or returning to exercise these workshops will help you to get fit, improve your wellbeing - whilst appreciating the body you live in. The club meets at the gorgeous Slice Urban Fitness Studios at the heart of West London - chosen with your comfort in mind. Each monthly workshop is intelligently designed by Lauretta to inspire you to move you beyond your health and fitness blocks or limitations in a supportive, motivational environment. You will receive a workbook to help keep you on track between workshops. Each workshop comprises of a fun creative coaching activity followed by exercise, stretch and relaxation. So much goodness packed into each 90 min workshop! And there is more - you will gain access to a FREE mid month check in where you can draw support from the group (accountabilit), keep on track and celebrate success. You will receive personal attention - the detail, the support and built in modifications and the workbook will help give you the confidence to develop your home fitness and wellbeing practice. Create the fitness wellness lifestyle you always wanted. About Lauretta Lauretta is a plus sized qualified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Obesity Exercise Specialist changing the aesthetic and conversation on fitness. At her heaviest weight she was in constant pain, could not move well, stand nor walk for long.  Trying to get fit she attended gym and exercise classes and was often exercised and fat shamed. 'I wanted to get fit and did not know where to start - so I trained myself at home starting with chair based exercise using bands and weights.'   'I wanted to become the instructor I needed for myself.' Today Lauretta is a leading voice creating a cultural shift in the discourse on movement, fitness and exercise for the bigger body.   Lauretta has been featured in various media including: BBC, The Guardian, Victoria Derbyshire Show, Channel 5, Mail Online, eBay Curve, Sport Englands This Girl Can and BBC Breakfast. Join us, find fun and excitement in fitness! You have 3 Club Pass options: Full Figured Fitness Club Pass 2019 - 8 workshops 1 PCM @ £197.00 (plus Eventbrite fee) less than £25 per workshop save £54   Full Figured Fitness Club 4 Workshops Pass @ £108 (plus Eventbrite fee) save £20 Full Figured Fitness Club 1 Workshop Pass @ £32.00  (plus Eventbrite fee)  What Will I Get In The Full Figured Fitness Club? A facilitated coaching session/ discussion. Learn strategies that can easily be implemented into your healthy lifestyle Specialist plus sized exercise class: including Group Personal Training/ Curvy Aerobics – to promote cardiovascular health and increase your stamina and strength Phat Yoga session: Strengthening, focusing, flexibility, balancing, grounding & nurturing are just a part of this awesome session. Learn how to exercise well with good form and get to most out of each move Yoga Nidra, breath/work/ relaxing meditation - great for enhanced sleep and stress management  Personal workbook/ worksheets including monthly goals and gains template, reflective tools/ creative and reflective journaling A FREE GIFT - with the 8 and 4 month subscription Access to our FREE private monthly check-in (only with the 8 and 4 month subscription) where you will receive encouragement and support from the community  A resistance band (with the 8 and 4 month subscription) with easy to follow muscle strengthening and conditioning tips Full Figured Fitness flannel for those glowing/ sweaty moments Challenges to help keep you focused and motivated Discounts and special offers on Full Figured Fitness classes and services Guest speakers/ presenters/ facilitators (later in the year) Filming and media opportunities (optional) Mats and equipment provided Give yourself permission to live a fitter, healthier, stronger, more confident abundant, authentic life.  Grow in self confidence and self esteem, face your fitness and wellbeing challenges - connect with and love yourself more. Workshop details: Workshops take place on (usually) the last Friday of the month (may be subject to change) Time: Sessions commence at 6.30pm are 90min/ 1.5hrs in duration When:  Friday 31st MayFriday 28th JuneFriday 26th JulyFriday 30th AugustFriday 27th SeptemberFriday 25th OctoberFriday 22nd NovemberFriday 13th December FAQs What should I bring into the Workshop? Comfortable clothes for exercise  Trainers (quality trainers better for your feet - if not sure please get in touch) Water bottle - there is a water fountain in the room  Optional - bring a small blanket for the relaxation element of the workshop Purchase conformation from Eventbrite - on your phone or printed What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? You can park on the main road it does get busy - the nearest train station is Parsons Green on the District Line. The venue is 5 mins walk from the station. Turn right out of the station walk along the road until you come to Waitrose turn right immediately past Waitrose onto Heathmans Road - walk down - the studio is on the corner on the left hand side. I have not exercised since the 90's will I be able to take part in the workshops? This class is for beginners to those returning to exercise and is designed with you in mind. At Full Figured Fitness we pride ourselves in working with all plus sizes and shapes, all levels of fitness, confidence and motivation.  We offer you support in an encouraging, non judgmental environment. ALL BODYS WELCOME! Anything else? important: Please speak to you GP befor you exercise to get the all clear - you will be asked to complete a pre exercise questionnaire before commencing exerciseSessions take place at Slice Studio - may be subject to change - hopefully not!

May 28, 2019 10:00 AM

This May marks our 15th anniversary. To celebrate we have created a one off,  masterclass centered around the honey bee. The day will emcompass Petershams core philosophies and will be a wholly sensory experience touching on food, horticulture, style and conservation.  This workshop has been created in partnership with Cire Trudon, long term suppliers of beautiful candles to our shops and makers of our very own Petersham Giardino candle.  In May Cire Trudon are launching 'Cire' a limited edition, candle with a scent of amber-coloured honey nectar. We have gathered a group of specialists – all with outstanding knowledge and skills. Spend an immersive day learning about how a healthy bee population is essential to our human survival. Worldwide, research continues into the pressures on bees. Scientists sight complex causes, including disease, climate change and agri-chemicals as key contributors. Whilst we totally rely on bees to pollinate our crops and keep the cycle of life going, we will also revere the work of this humble insect and the pleasure and joy they bring to our environment. During the day we will discuss the importance of bees and honey weaving through a number of topics. GARDEN Martin Ogden, Head of Horticulture, will share his knowledge - offering tips about colour, scent and successional planting to ensure continuous bee attracting specimens in your garden. Create an oasis for bees and other pollinators by adding to the shrinking inventory of flower-rich habitat in your area. In return, they will pollinate your flowers, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables. TASTE Tutored raw honey tasting session with Sarah Wyndham Lewis, co-founder of the sustainable beekeeping practice 'Bermondsey Street Bees'. Sarah Wyndham Lewis is a writer, speaker and Bologna-trained Honey Sommelier. Honey straight from a hive is full of unique flavor notes based on its location and season. With a little background information all of these delicate variations can be appreciated with the same respect and admiration as the tasting of wine. This session will be fun, lively and interactive, seriously informative and both thought and palate-provoking. As well as demonstrating professional honey tasting techniques (which turns honey from something sweet into something really mind-blowing), Sarah uses honeys as a route into a wide range of other topics - including the nature of raw honey, how it has been 'commoditised', the cultural role of bees and honey in world civilisations, medicinal honeys and many issues surrounding honeybees' survival in the modern world. Taste some very unusual and rare world honeys, each with a unique story to tell. Some of the honeys are sweet, others are bitter or medicinal tasting or have other fascinating characteristics of their 'terroir'. See, smell and feel honey comb, wax and propolis adding to the rich sensory experience. LIFESTYLE Table styling ‘The Petersham Way’ with Ronny de Koning, Global Buyer and Brand Ambassador. Learn the art of styling a table using flowers from the garden and potted, bee attracting varieties of plants. A memorable meal is as much about the little details: the linen napkins, lighting and floral decoration, as it is about the food you eat. Ronny will provide tips and suggestions of how to use fruit, vegetables, glasses and crockery to create a table that is elegantly simple and understated, informal and welcoming. COOK Rachel de Thample – Preserving with honey. Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She currently teaches fermentation and preserve courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon and is currently writing the River Cottage Fermentation Handbook and the River Cottage Bees & Honey Handbook. She’s has a number of other books under her belt, including Tonics & Teas. She also teaches Wild Food Cookery at Made in Hackney. Her passion lies in local, sustainable food. Before working for River Cottage she was the Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole. She lives in Crystal Palace, London and has helped set up numerous local food initiatives, including the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market. In this hour-long hands-on session, Rachel will explain how to use honey instead of sugar to make wonderful preserves. She will offer up a palate of tasters before taking you through the process to make your own jar of honey-fermented rhubarb with rose petals to take home with you. As well as making and tasting, Rachel will talk you through the benefits of using honey in preserves and other cooking. PETERSHAM NURSERIES BEES Linda Howell – Petersham Nurseries Bee Keeper, will explain how working alongside the Petersham team, she has established a thriving population of happy bees in Richmond Participants will enjoy refreshments on arrival and a 2 course honey inspired lunch, created by Head Chef Ambra Papa, which will be served in Petersham Nurseries Café. Participants will dine with speakers from the day providing an opportunity for further questions and conversation to continue. CIRE TRUDON x CIRE Back in 1643, founder Claude Trudon was a respected candle maker and merchant trading spices, fruits and flowers brought back from triumphant ocean voyages to newly discovered lands. Today, inspired by the exotic locations that these new ingredients originated from, the Cire Trudon candle collection celebrates Monsieur Trudon’s favourite discoveries using ingredients in their purest form from some of the world’s most beautiful regions. New for May is the launch of CIRE – the first limited edition Beeswax absolute. Like a drop of sweet honey on your tongue, this mouth-watering combination of bitter orange, sun-warmed Sandalwood, creamy vanilla and crushed Tonka Beans literally melts into the air surrounding you with the warm and comforting scent of amber-coloured honey nectar. To celebrate Petersham Nurseries 15th Anniversary, guests will receive a complimentary CIRE candle to scent your home for spring. A guilt-free sweet treat to enjoy every day.   NB. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note parking is restricted in the surrounding area and we encourage our visitors to travel via alternative means of transport whenever possible.

May 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Connecting and Empowering Women in the UK and Globally Welcome to Global Empowerment Woman Summit - Elite Network Club Harborne/Edgbaston Birmingham. We are delighted to now connect with Female Entrepreneurs on an International level. Our summits and networks are aimed at all women in business at any level and together we connect and network and inspire each other to achieve the best. We offer a platform to network, connect, empower, inspire and collaborate. Our network is aimed at high quality, sophisticated and elegant Women in Business.  Women who empower each other allows each woman to have a voice and through our Empowerment Summits and Networks in the UK and Internationally women from around the world all share our ethos. Women entrepreneurship is on the rise and together we are stronger. Join us at our GEWS Elite Network Club  - on Thursday 23rd May 2019  11.30am-14.00pm Business Network Lunch Global Empowerment Woman UK Summit launched in Birmingham on 21st September 2018 at the beautiful and prestigious venue Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham. A perfect venue which have produced many successful women tennis players throughout the years. After a successful launch we are now launching in 11 countries in 2019 with many more planned. Our empowerment platform raises the profile of our members, so they become more visible and more credible. We run 11 network meet ups per year (monthly) in the UK and globally alongside our Annual Empowerment Summits where we bring all amazing women from around the world together and celebrate our achievements. Members will enjoy a delicious lunch, and tea and coffee will be served. An inspirational afternoon listening to our amazing and inspirational talented speaker. We attract and welcome high profile female entrepreneurs worldwide, hosting events and Private Fine Dining at prestigious venues. Who should attend If you are thinking of starting a business or you are already a business owner and would like to know how you can expand your brand globally and raise more awareness then this network is for you. Benefits in Joining our GEWS Elite Network Club Our members will benefit from: Listening and learning from the experts in their field sharing their expertise. More and more women in business are seeking to find the right balance between family and career and this is why health and wellbeing plays a vital role in business today. Learn how you can implement this into your business. Learn from our coaches and mentors why it is important to have the correct mindset when building a global business and how you can achieve your career goals and have a sustainable business model. Build your network - opportunities to connect, and network with over 1000 inspirational women in business throughout the UK and Globally. This Network will leave you inspired and empowered and you will feel determined to succeed in business. Advertise your brand Members can bring roller banners, leaflets to help promote their brand. Members will also have the opportunity to Feature in our Women in Business publication launching in 2019. Public Speaking - Opportunities to speak throughout the UK and Internationally at our Empowerment Summits. Podcasts - Many opportunities to be interviewed on all our Digital Marketing Platforms to expand your reach. Showcase your business at our summits to raise more awareness of your products/services to the mass market.  Discounted Sponsorship opportunities to help market your brand.  Attend our Exclusive VIP Parties and Luxury Events in the UK and Globally. Meet Our Regional Host Anita Francis Founder/President, Global Empowerment Woman Summit (GEWS) United Kingdom Anita Marie Francis (BAHons) Marketing & HRM. Anita is currently the President and Founder of a Women’s Empowering Network called Global Empowerment Woman Summit and Elite Network Club. She is a Serial Entrepreneur with over 15 years business experience in running several successful businesses from running a recruitment agency, model agency, health and wellbeing company, a publication company and property company and alongside running her membership clubs globally Anita embraces the digital lifestyle and has invested in online businesses. Anita believes in supporting the next generation of female leaders and has launched a project called Inspire Girls Rock with the aim to support and mentor young girls to dream big and become global leaders. Anita studied law in 2011 and was determined to become a qualified solicitor practising in conveyancing in 2016, but due to unforeseen circumstances Anita decided not to continue her law journey and decided to take a risk and launch her businesses. Anita believes a true entrepreneur takes risks and lives outside their comfort zone. Anita has always been passionate about connecting women in business together, nothing gives her pleasure than seeing women go onto do great things in the world.  Meet our Guest Speaker - Joanna Tidman  Presenter and BBC Regional News Editor Joanna Tidman is a TV and radio presenter and journalist who’s been in the business for 18 years. She now works, finding stories in our communities to tell on TV, radio and online – each of which have very different needs. She has presented BBC radio breakfast and Drivetime show and presented TV news bulletins on BBC Midlands Today. She has worked in BBC newsrooms in London and Salford and have covered big, national stories.  These include, the Birmingham riots in 2011, the Alton Towers crash in 2015 and a number of General and local elections as well as Brexit. She has carried out original investigations into care home abuse, modern slavery and the rise and future of electric vehicles. Talking to people, finding out their stories and telling them is her passion and we are delighted Joanna is our guest speaker, sharing her journey over 18 years as a journalist. Non-members can attend once and visit any location throughout the UK and Internationally. Members can attend any prestigious GEWS Elite Network Club locations. Non-members - £32.00 Members - £15.00 Our EARLY BIRD OFFER is only £20.00 for a limited time. HURRY BOOK your ticket TODAY! so we can guarantee you a space. We limit tickets to 25 people and once event is FULL you cannot just turn up on the day. You will be welcome to join us at our next network meetup. If you have any dietary requirements, please contact [email protected] If you are interested in joining our network club and have any questions in reference to our UK Summits and our summits we have planned internationally in 2020 and advertising in our publication Women in Business please email [email protected] Global Empowerment Woman Summit monthly network clubs will be launching clubs throughout 2019. This will be an opportunity to connect and network with other female entrepreneurs globally. We are also looking to expand our global family and looking for female entrepreneurs who wish to raise their profile and host annually summits and networks in their chosen country. Do get in touch if interested. SEE OUR GEWS BIRMINGHAM UK LAUNCH 2018 HIGHLIGHTS  - FULL GEWS MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE LAUNCHING SOON.