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Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a Creative Director at a global PR and integrated communications agency. I get to work across a broad range of industries; from sports to fashion, tech to travel. It’s always different, and there’s always a new challenge, which I love. I also lead the content team for TEDxBrixton.claire (1)What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating and drinking! Without a doubt. We’re spoilt for choice here – so many amazing places. There are too many to list all my recommendations, but some of my favourites are Bukowski, Made of Dough, Mama Lan, and Chicken Liquor. Outside of The Village and Pop Brixton, I also like ThreeEightFour and Effra Social (they do a good pub quiz on a Tuesday).What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? For me it’s about constant evolution. About retaining beauty, despite an always changing form.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Thrive by Arianna Huffington. She wrote the book after collapsing from exhaustion and severely injuring herself. It caused her to dramatically rethink her life, revaluating the choices she was making. Her book is neat summary of this reflection.What’s your favourite TED talk? I love a lot of the iconic talks such as Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson and How I held my breath for 17 minutes by David Blaine. One of my personal favourites is How Sampling Transformed Music by Mark Ronson.
Bedroom. Published at Thursday, October 11th 2018, 14:24:45 PM by Shelby G.
As stated previously, grey often conjures up a masculine type room, but with the use of shape, motifs and contrasting colours, you can even create a bedroom fit for a boutique hotel. One of the key pieces is sleek bedroom furniture, with wardrobes and drawers all matching, they must always be in either a lighter colour or darker colour than the grey you are using.
Make use of accessories to make the shocking contrasting colour you are using explode. You could have candles, flowers or even an alarm clock, to set off the look. Don't forget about using texture, as this will bring life to the masculine quality of the grey. By using soft fleeces or cashmere and wool for the cushions and the throws, it will give more depth to the design of your room.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 11th 2018, 14:24:44 PM by Shelby G.
For food, your options are numerous if you are hosting your graduation party at home
Having four children who graduated two years apart, I have been planning high school or college graduation parties for over a decade. The two most important pieces of advice I can offer is to set a budget and plan early. Figure out how much money you have to spend on your celebration. This is critical, as your budget will determine the number of guests you can have and the venue you will use to host your party. Many families have their parties out at restaurants, in halls or other locations. These will cost more money. With four who graduated within a 7-year span, we knew with our oldest that we couldn't set a precedent that we couldn't continue with the rest. So the idea of the "Backyard BBQ" took shape. It's easy, casual and relatively inexpensive. Plus the outdoor theme allows for a larger guest list for your graduate. Our kids invited their friends, fellow grads, teachers, coaches, and of course, all the family. We ran the graduation parties like an open house.
Decor. Published at Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 15:26:46 PM by Shelby G. Goody Bags are Good Party Fun
Parties generate a lot of take home items and goodie bags are reasonable party expenditures because of this. The variety available allows for just the right goodie bags to match with just the right occasion.
It saves time if the participants are all given a name tag to fill at the beginning of the meeting or party which they can stick onto their own goodie bag.Also if lots of different colors are used and children are allowed to choose their own it helps them locate their own later when things start getting more active.
Backyard. Published at Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 14:00:42 PM by Shelby G.
Still others may have to hire an experienced contractor who has the expertise to do the job. Just take note that creating pits may pose as a dangerous project. When it is not done right, fire pits can cost a large sum of money for damages. It would be advisable that you entertain several bids to do the project for you. As they compete for your business, in addition to their estimates, designs and ideas including the finish type of materials that they will use. These bids will provide you with more ideas to choose from. Just be careful about some unscrupulous bidders, who would lower the cost of the project just to win your business but they may somehow finish the project below your expectations. Still, others may not finish your stone fire pit at all and you end up hiring another to finish it. The lowest bid may not always be the best value for money.
Basement. Published at Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 14:00:40 PM by Shelby G.
One of the most practical uses of a basement is to transform it into a home office. This is most practical for small business owners and it can also double as a study area for your kids. They will be able to focus properly.
A finished basement idea must be made with a lot thought to the previously mentioned considerations
Decor. Published at Tuesday, October 09th 2018, 15:26:45 PM by Shelby G. How To Host A Gingerbread House Party
Share your family tradition with your friends, and host a gingerbread house decorating party. It is a great annual event that can let you catch up with your friends during the holidays, and have them go home with something special to share with their own families. Here are some tips to get you started on hosting your own gingerbread house party.
Basement. Published at Tuesday, October 09th 2018, 14:50:44 PM by Shelby G.
Do you sometimes feel like you never see your kids any more?
You'll be surprised at how much a finished basement will add to the value of your property. After all, it amounts to doubling the living space in your home, so instead of having a small 1,200 square foot area to work, play, and relax in, you'll end up with almost twice that. It's like buying a larger house without having to move. In addition, if you decide to sell your home, potential buyers will love the fact that the house is a lot bigger than it looks, and you'll be able to command top dollar for the property.
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