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THIRD EDITION: 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go (Travelers’ Tales) “Women love Italy because Italy loves women,” says author Susan Van Allen, who has been traveling there for 40 years. “When you land in a country that’s been adoring the feminine since the earth was cooling, with all those goddesses and Madonnas surrounding you, something wonderful gets unleashed in us. We feel deeply valued for all that we are, and that opens women up to...

The eagerly awaited official opening date of Alpamare Scarborough, the £14 million alpine themed, innovative and thrilling waterpark, due to open on the Yorkshire coast later this month, has been announced today as Thursday 28 July 2016 . With Alpamare’s plan always being to open in time for the main summer season, contractors are working at a phenomenal pace to put the all-important finishing touches to the multi-feature waterpark ready for the grand opening.     Like...

The moment we bring home a new dress, we want to cherish and keep it safe forever. But there are risks and dangers crouching behind every corner, waiting for the right moment to fade our fabrics or tear holes in the most embarrassing of places. These clothing villains lurk in our washing machines and hide in our coffee cups. Constant vigilance and a little bit of stain removal knowledge can help us defeat these villains and help us deal with surprise attacks. Stains It’s a little...

Beauty salon treatments are becoming ever more popular All around the world nail salons are opening more a more, and they are becoming increasingly popular. It tends to be that women are the vast majority of the clients for these establishments, however in recent years men have been seeking out manicures and pedicures more. It is also the case that women who once saw these treatments as a luxury, are now seeing them something that they can regularly pursue. According tothe National...

  The super group ABBA was reunited when Björn Ulvaeus presented the world premiere of MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY. Together with director Roine Söderlundh, Björn Ulvaeus has created an extraordinary experience for all fans of MAMMA MIA!, the musical that has been seen by 55 million people around the world. The world premiere of MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY was held today in Stockholm.       First came the musical, then the film and now it is time for MAMMA MIA! THE...

A British based atelier is shaking up the luxury scents’ market with a range of enchanting perfumes that take advantage of the fact that fragrances can’t be trademarked so is able to duplicate brands often at ten times cheaper than the original. Blended with the highest quality natural ingredients, and packaged in beautifully labelled glass bottles, Arôme Parfum is underpinned by a philosophy that high quality scents shouldn’t cost the earth.     “There’s...

If you’re a busy, active woman, you’ll know that exercising on a regular basis not only keeps you fit and healthy, but it also brings your energy levels up. After all, there’s nothing like the endorphin rush you get after a good spin class or a run in the park. But if your schedule is already packed, how do you fit regular exercise into your life — and all the maintenance that goes with?  From knowing your laundry symbols to having a spare pair of running shoes, here...

England women’s football captain Stephanie Houghton has joined forces with Leeds-based marketing agency Fantastic Media to create a personal website where fans and sponsors can find out more about the football star. The website will deliver up-to-date news and information on the Manchester City player’s life both on and off the pitch. The site will be a one stop shop for all her social media accounts and will feature free and exclusive behind the scenes content, competitions,...

Quirky and fashion forward women’s wear brand Frock N Doll are launching with their first ever collection. Selling primarily online, the début collection from Fock N Doll features figure hugging dresses, perfectly formed playsuits, jackets, coats, accessories, skirts, shorts, tops and shoes, all in on trend yet edgy designs.     Believing unique and ground breaking style should be accessible to all, Frock N Doll make getting your hands on unique and daring pieces...

Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK but with lots of styles, clubs and organisations to choose from -how do you find the perfect cheer squad? Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK but with lots of styles, clubs and organisations to choose from -how do you find the perfect cheer squad? Living Cheer, suppliers of cheerleading uniforms , campwear and accessories for squads of all styles and ability nationwide, have years of experience...

Anyone who needs convincing that relaxing is a necessity not a luxury, need look no further than Pamper Parcels, the online chill-out shop, that is making it easier to kick back than ever before. Whether it’s manic mums, dead-beat dads, sizzled sisters, frazzled friends or even a puffed out postman, there is no doubt that the delivery of a Pamper Parcel packed full of gorgeous goodies will allow them to stop and enjoy a little bit of that elusive ‘me time’. Naturally...

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Radio DJ & broadcaster gets into gaming with Obama Llama: Matt Edmondson launches new party game with founders of Linkee National radio DJ Matt Edmondson has launched his outrageously entertaining Obama Llama rhyming charade game. This new super-simple party game features hundreds of weird and wonderful rhyming charades based around celebrities, famous figures and fictional characters – there’s Tom Cruise in his platform shoes, Piglet eating a Twiglet and, of course, Barack...

A cultural social media phenomenon of recent years, ‘selfie’ was declared the Oxford English Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year. Since then it has become a powerful means of self-expression, particularly for young women in their teens and early twenties. But do selfies merely represent shallow online narcissism? New research published in Consumption Markets & Culture explores ‘the political urgency at the heart of the selfie phenomenon’. Though he acknowledges that...

Vivi K Perfumes has announced the launch of four new fragrances inspired by summer. The exclusive fruity scents embody the spirit of summer, set to a backdrop of fun, laughter and happiness, golden rays and long, lazy days at the beach. Vivi K Perfumes was created by friends Vivian Kokunda and Ankit Talwar. The brand was inspired by their shared love of perfumes, trying new ones, saving antique ones, and building a collection of signature scents. On creating the brand the pair...

First Stop is delighted to become the first tyre group in the UK to be accepted by the country’s unique female friendly Tyre Services Register, guaranteeing women drivers will never be overcharged in any of their 76 branches. First Stop retail centres join a growing network of UK garages, accident repairers and car dealers that have been approved as female friendly by meeting the quality standards required by FOXY Lady Drivers Club. Approved businesses are required to sign the...

What happens when 2 girls tackle 2.5 thousand miles in 6 days? You’ll hear those engines revving thanks to the TOP SECRET 2015 Cannonball Run regardless of your location. The all-female team #gogirl, Kaz Aston and Jasmine Palmer, have gotten the jump on their competitors thanks to the Huffington Post article published earlier this week, highlighting their efforts to raise money for multiple sclerosis (MS). Children, the elderly… while most people are diagnosed between the...

What we type into the search engines when we want to know more about our biggest idols – the strangely frequent ‘Is Taylor Swift a robot?’ for example – seems to be driven by a weird mixture of love, jealously and sometimes just a good dose of twisted humour. A study carried out by Ticketbis.net into the most common ‘Google Suggestions’ for pop’s biggest names highlights some of the bizarre but reoccurring questions being asked. ‘Is Shakira a goat?’ is just...

Summer always means a diary full of celebrations and parties. When the sun is out and the living is easy, nothing is better than joining friends and family for a good old party. Barbecues, summer weddings, christenings, significant birthdays, Father’s Day – you name it, summer brings with it a host of fun events. Celebrating special occasions usually involves buying a gift. Find out what’s hot this summer in the world of gift buying: Beard gear First up, let’s...

With the popularity of video content on the rise, more and more people are looking to capture the most important moments in their lives. In the past, marriage proposals have been a private moment shared between lovers and eternalised only in memory. However, “the recent trend of ‘showmance’ – grand romantic gestures caught on camera – “has meant that marriage proposals are an occasion to be shared with everyone. Thanks to the creation of the new Ring Cam, proposals...

Hen nights are great moments to spend with close friends and to have fun.  These parties are almost always put together by your bridesmaids and your closest friends and they can imply a lot of things. Your bridesmaids however shouldn’t have to come up with everything! You can give them of few tips on what you would like and make things easier for them. Hen nights have to be fun experiences so let your imagination run wild. One of the most important aspects when it comes...

A number of women around the world are involved in philanthropic efforts that seek to improve people’s lives. Many of them are doing this through philanthropic organisations that they head, on top of using their influence and wealth to make a difference in the world. Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey, the famous TV personality and entrepreneur, has her own private charity, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which is involved in empowerment and education projects targeted at women and children...

Contrary to popular belief, tea is not just for drinking. Tea can be used for many different things, from cookery to relieving tired eyes. If, like the rest of the UK, you’re a tea addict why not make the most of your tea? Whether you’re a strictly Yorkshire girl, you indulge in the Japanese health tea culture or you take your tea on ice, you can always get more from your cup. Tea bags, you have heard how placing them on your eyes will relieve a tired, sunken look – however,...

With a hectic schedule juggling meetings, business trips and other work demands, it is very easy for a modern business woman to get burned out. That is why it is imperative for you to take some time out to let off steam and indulge in some of the luxuries life has to offer. As a busy business woman, you may be guilty of failing to find time for yourself. However, letting your hair down and letting go every once in a while can be tremendously beneficial both for yourself and those...

Festival season is just around the corner and so are the biggest events on the music calender. We’ve highlighted the best bits of all of the European and international music festivals we’re working with below, including Snowbombing (Austria), The Garden Festival (Croatia), Melt Festival (Germany), Positivus (Latvia), Oasis (Morocco), OFF Festival (Poland), EXIT (Serbia), Sea Dance (Montenegro), Mysteryland and the Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands). From sun-kissed...

What do you buy the woman who has it all? Whether you feel as though you cannot possibly find something she actually needs, or it is just hard to decide what she may want, chocolate and Mother’s Day always seem to go hand in hand. It is a gift that shows you care, with just the right amount of luxury and indulgence for the occasion. Godiva brings you an array of Mother’s Day chocolate gift options. Choose one of our suggestions below or browse our entire site for a gift to...

You’re busy, you need to book a holiday and work out how social media works, and you just had to Google ‘how to clean makeup brushes’. But with more people working over 48 hours a week than ever, Britain’s long-hours culture isn’t leaving us time to think – let alone figure out how to clean makeup brushes. So why is being busy so often considered almost a badge of honour? In his book CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap!, Dr. Edward Hallowell...

Melt your lover’s heart at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel this Valentine’s Day. It’s the ultimate night for chocolate lovers. Indulge in chocolate to your heart’s content before snuggling up in cosy chocolate themed rooms and melting into each other’s arms. As you step over the threshold, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold bottle of bubbly and a cascading Belgian chocolate fountain with succulent strawberries and luscious marshmallows. Later you can sip delicious...

Most people think that if you eat fat it makes you fat.  What I like to say is that eating the RIGHT TYPES OF FAT actually makes you thin!! Nowadays we have low-fat this, reduced fat that.  Fat is normally what gives the food its taste.  Take the fat out and there is very little taste left.  So what do you think food manufactures put into the food instead to replace the removed fats? CARBOHYDRATES – the blimmin’ things that raise insulin levels and nine times out of ten...

  After the excesses of the festive season, make looking after yourself your New Year’s resolution! A simple change that can make a big difference to your skin and hair, your quality of sleep, and your overall health, is switching to silk. Silk isn’t just luxurious; it offers a host of beauty benefits and is a natural, allergen-free alternative to traditional down, feather and synthetic duvets and pillows. Don’t believe us, here’s what the experts say: Sarah Chapman,...