LUXURY LIFESTYLES - LIMITLESS LIVING
Welcome to the March edition of Phenomenal Woman magazine's online page - Phenomenal Living. Here at PWM we love to celebrate life and each other and we absolutely believe in living lives that serve us (as I talked about in last month's blog piece). The Phenomenal Woman likes to live a culturally blessed and luxury lifestyle (and why not) she is elegant, intelligent and classy, she is giving and nurturing and always her unique self and our philosophy is to celebrate that.
We like to keep things simple, celebrate vintage values and incorporate a little glamour wherever possible. The phenomenal Woman is a trailblazer, she does not 'follow fashion,' she creates it! Ladies, the Phenomenal Woman Mission is here to help you do just that. 'Welcome to the House of Divinity' We aim to serve you a little luxury living for a phenomenally stylish you!
Phenomenal Living On-line brings you monthly ‘Hot Picks' that work to luxuriate and motivate you to life. Your very own phenomenal what's on, style and luxury living guide. We love to test drive a little luxury and bring it straight to you, so all you have to do, is click on the pictures of the things you like and go straight to the information that you need. For a quick ‘Hot Picks’ fix and where to find them, or a an injection of inspiration, Phenomenal Living is here to keep you 'Living a life that serves you'. Why not indulge yourself every month and gift yourself the opportunity to become your greatest self.
This month, we will be busy celebrating Easter and Mother's day on the 6th March, but also Women's history month, with International Women's day on 8th March. There's an abundance of activities taking place across the World, so why not get involved, it’s definitely going to be a phenomenal month. We are especially looking forward to seeing the Vogue 100 exhibition in London, at the National Portrait Gallery, followed by afternoon tea at the Berkeley hotel. With so much to do this month, we've highlighted just a few of the things we think will make for a phenomenal march into Spring.
If you would like to share your own findings with us, or share your phenomenal services, please feel free to drop us an email and we will be more than happy to tell the world about it.
This month we continue our support of women with cancer and as always, are supporting the many wonderful charities that make a life saving difference. So many of us have been touched by Cancer in some way, so let's continue to support and bless all those that need us. That's the Phenomenal Woman way. Stay phenomenal Ladies.
Please take some time to read about the incredible work cancer research do here and support in your own way. Thank you.
fashion & beauty
TOM FORD BEAUTY RANGE. What's not to love about this ex Gucci and YSL designers new beauty collection. Looking for a runway ready look? Tom Fords complextion enhancing primer, sparkly celestial eyeshadows, luscious lip colour and long lasting nail laquer will have you looking phenomenal in no time. Head to the website and Find something fabulously Ford for yourself.
Tired of using fake lashes or avoid them like the plague? Want lashes with length that scream movie star material, but are oh so 'real?' well we're loving the results of Benefit's *'They're Real' *mascara. With a specially designed brush that reveals lashes you never knew you had, we think it's fabulous and at under £25, we place this in our 'Hot Picks' top 3 this month.
VICTORIA SECRET GYM WEAR. Fallen down on your New Year's gym resolution? Why not try jumping into Victoria Secrets new sports wear. Sexy, chic and super comfortable, this supportive sports wear (with a bra within bra technology and adjustable straps) will have you running to hit the gym in no time. Clothing made for the phenomenal woman we say Why not go get your gym chic on.
MOTHERS DAY TREATS
Enjoy the luxury of classic simplicity and tasteful creativity this month with any one of our top 3 chocolate box choices. Let your taste buds travel the world with Fifth Dimension's Journey Box or be quintessentially English with Fortnum & Mason's Rose & Violet creams. Finally, there's Rococo's mouth watering rose champagne truffles. All so delightfully decadent and delicious, we struggled to only choose 3.
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Wash away the stresses and strains of the day by transporting mum to a world of relaxation with the Parisian Whisper bath tub set. This cute little hamper set includes body butter, shower gel, bath salt, soap and body lotion all with a fresh orange blossom fragrance.
Packed with fabulous skin essentials such as Almond Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Cocoa Butter, this cute little bathroom number will pamper perfectly and wont break the bank either. We think it's a really sweet and stylishly packaged gift choice for mum.
A beautifully delicate fragrance with top notes of bergamot, and under notes of Tuberose, gardenia and sandalwood, this sensuous but gorgeously light floral fragrance is absolutely, as Lalique say,'a potion for absolute seduction'
It is also our Editor and author of Phenomenal Woman's signature perfume, who 'simply wouldn't dress or go to bed without it.' It's deliciously affective, so why not treat yourself to a large bottle at duty free on your next trip. You'll need it. A daily wear fragrance that is a wonderful gift for any occasion.
LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
WOW FESTIVAL at the South Bank. Women's events on from the 8th - 13th March. Featuring over 150 inspriring events that aim to feed your mind, nourish your soul and raise your potential. With talks, debates, music, film and comedy, the WOW festival hits London for it's 6th year.
THE VOGUE 100 YEARS EXHIBITION
at the National Portrait Gallery. Celebrate 100 years of British Vogue through a remarkable collection of fashion and celebrity photography. Showcasing the remarkable range of photography that has been at the forefront of British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, Highlights include the entire set of prints from Corrine Day's controversial Kate Moss underwear shoot and a version of Horst's famous 'corset' photograph (1939) which inspired Madonna's hit 'Vogue'.
FASHION RULES RESTYLED
An exhibition that focuses on how three incredible royal women, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, navigated the fashion ‘rules’ defined by their royal duties in a unique style and then phenomenally set their own rules. A beautiful display and history of royal fashion now showing at Kensington Palace, London.
TALISE SPA, MADINAT JUMEIRAH Spice up your life with a luxury spring break at the Talise Spa in Dubai. Voted best Spa in the Middle East at the Wellness Travel Awards, this rejuvinating haven can be found right in the middle of the extraordinary Madinat Jumeirah resort set amongst lush gardens, waterways and elegant architecture. The resort features a private beach and two grand boutique hotels to choose from, the Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, with a shopping centre and souk running between them. An envigorating place to transform your mind, body and soul with personalised wellness experiences, spa treatments, an infa red sauna, plunge pools, healthy cuisine and yoga sessions on the beach at sunset. A truly unique destination that gets a phenomenal thumbs up from us.
MARIO TESTINO, HEAT EXHIBITION, DUBAI. Whilst taking time out at the Talise Spa, why not pop over to Dubai's design district (d3) and check out the Heat exhibition by iconic fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino.
The iconic photographer's work includes images of Kate Moss, Madonna the Rolling Stones and Lady Diana and runs at the Design District Gallery until April 15th.
THE BERKELEY HOTEL, LONDON Why not induldge in some mouth-watering Prêt-à-Portea delicacies at the Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge. A champagne afternoon tea with a fashionista twist that follows the changing seasons in fashion.
Taking centre stage last season was Dolce & Gabbana’s popular pink rose dress from their ground breaking ‘Viva La Mama’ collection, as seen on recent covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
We particularly enjoyed the Prada biscuits on our last visit and can't wait to return to discover what sugary sweet trends they'll be serving up this season. We think that perhaps a little chanel 'Doll's House' cake might be a nice twist. Here's hoping.
With an array of edible moschino, Dior, Fendi and Valentino served with tea and a glass of couture champagne, what's not to love about this little bit of luxury living. Which ever style fashionista afternoon tea you fancy, you're sure to be on trend at Berkeleys.
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THE HOUSE THAT CHANEL BUILT
GABRIELLE 'COCO' CHANEL
The young orphan who knew her own mind and wasn't afraid to use it. A young girl who reinvented herself in her own way and became the most famous designer in history. Discover Chanel's humble beginnings, from her birth in 1883 to meeting the love of her life Boy Capel and leaving us a legacy to live.
Unveiling a woman who transformed the female silhouette and quite simply lived with a phenomenal mindset. Chanel closed one era and launched a new century of fashion and one that continues to this day.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different"
Chanel's Spring 2016 collection housed in a life sized Dolls house, wowed critics and audiences at last months show for Paris fashion week. Pulling out all the stops, Karl Largerfeld certainly delivered the most talked about presentation. Whilst keeping with Chanel's signature simplicity, Largerfeld created a lasting impression with his 'Living Dolls' quite literally hitting the runway straight out of 'The house that Chanel built'.
Watch the video here to see this elaborate piece of creativity from one of the World's best loved designers.
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