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Best pets for working people

Choosing a pet is a decision often influenced by the lifestyle one leads. Although day to day commitments make the idea of having one seem difficult, many people would still love to and it is just a matter of finding the right one so that both owner and pet are happy. Those who have even the busiest schedules like to ...

Dog Stories: How to survive life with your “bad” dog!

Dogs are a blessing. They are affectionate, sweet, and loving. They are therapeutic for anger management. They help children with special needs. They save the world as police dogs. Let’s face it; dogs serve a million positive purposes. Dogs can be smart, however some are not. Dogs can behave, although some won’t listen to a word you say. Some dogs ...

The Race For Gold: Martin Scorsese enters the 2017 Oscars with ‘Silence’

It will be a decade come 2017 since Martin Scorsese last won his first and only Oscar with the motion picture The Departed. And despite the lack of trailer or even poster, the American director’s newest feature Silence has officially been set for a 2016 release and already is in the Oscars’ race for best film. Adapted from the 1966 novel of the same name written by Shusako Endo, ...

Fall in love with Amylee’s flowers and colours



Native from the French Southern city of Nimes, the artist Amylee fell in love with painting early on but only decided to make it her full time passion aged 30. Her art is best represented  by bright, strong and radiant colours just like the women and the flowers depicted in her paintings. The artist’s vision of art is portrayed by picturesque scenes vibrating with emotion and sensuality but also romantic characters full of sensitivity with a hint of seduction and elegance.

The now London-based artist takes her inspiration from the masters of figurative painting. A touch of Klimt and Mucha’s graphic codes is detectable in many of her paintings just like the large influence of Alma-Tadema, Monet and Morisot. All of her artwork shows her love for the Pop Art movement with a particular attraction to paintings by Roy Lichtenstein or more urban artists like Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Eduardo Kobra or David Walker. But since femininity and bright colours aren’t restricted to paintings, Amylee is very keen on the patterns deployed on fabrics that can be

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10 Places in America to Visit this Autumn

The USA is world-renowned for its colourful autumnal foliage. All across the United States, from the iconic New England coast to the Pacific Northwest, dazzling golds, reds and yellows have delighted visitors for centuries.

Cath Kidston and Winnie the Pooh team up

British designer Cath Kidston recently teamed up with Disney to create a new range featuring the beloved character Winnie the Pooh – and friends, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore, a one-off edition that launches today. So if you’re fond of the designer’s trademark floral prints and equally cannot resist the adorable naive and friendly bear then keep an eye out for the exquisite new ...

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

“They fought like seven hundred”. It’s possibly one of the most famous taglines in film history, and when you look at the legacy of the original it’s easy to understand why. John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven (1960) was one of the first great cinematic throw-downs, the story of a ragtag band of gunslingers hired to defend a little Mexican village ...

5 Contemporary Piano Solos You Should Listen To

One of the wonderful things about music is its inherent ability to change our emotions from the core. A melody with a few minor chords and delicate piano keys definitely makes tears well-up in my eyes! Listening to classical piano music can be such a calming and enjoyable experience- obviously not for everyone. Then there’s contemporary piano melodies or what ...

Is Luke Cage The Hero We’ve Been Asking For?

Marvel fans around the globe have had a lot to shout about recently: a new Spider-Man joining the Avengers, Jon Berthnal finally doing the Punisher character some justice, but the news that got many excited was the potential for a Defenders TV series on Netflix in 2013. Since that date, we’ve had Charlie Cox boss it as Daredevil, a character ...

Potter, Pop Culture and the Property Ladder

The housing market is a fickle playing field. A Waitrose pops up somewhere, and pretty soon every house within a five-minute walk can slap a couple extra thousand onto the selling price, at least in the local estate agents’ books. On the flip side, news breaks of a local batch of troublemakers acting up and just watch the realtors sweat. ...

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