April2016

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Rasheed Ogunlaru – Coach on the Couch – April

Dear Rasheed, I have been in business for just over eight years. I’ve carved out a niche for myself in the food industry.  About 10  months ago, a friend who had never really shown an interest in setting up a business, did just that and the business she has set up is quite similar to…

Spring Clean Your Style | Zoe Huskisson

If you always wear a small selection of your ever increasing wardrobe then you’re not alone- most women only wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. Now is the perfect time to be brave and raid your wardrobe. Be ruthless and bin anything that you haven’t worn in a year. I know that…

Books| Banana Bottom by Claude McKay

In ‘Banana Bottom’, Claude McKay explores his own version of Pygmalion in the Caribbean island of Jamaica. After enjoying a European education via white missionary benefactors, Bita Plant is returning home. The missionaries, Malcolm and Priscilla Craig, have mapped out Bita’s life completely. She will receive training at the mission in Jubilee; she will serve…

An oasis of Identity in the heart of Hoxton

It was a Thursday afternoon, it was raining, but I was excited. Why? Because I had been invited to the Identity Salon in Shoreditch, London, to try out a new hair technique called Thermasmooth. Created by hair specialists Mizani, apparently it strips away the need for your usual relaxer, as it straightens the hair using…