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A Royal Affair: Welcome, George Alexander Louis, Prince of Cambridge!

As I eagerly await the arrival of my own prince or princess (coming soon and so far completely paparazzi-free), I have relished, savored and sweetly adored every last detail regarding the birth of Will & Kate’s baby boy. Like many others, I fell completely in love with Princess Diana for her grace, style, gentle demeanor and social conviction. The addition of this new life is special in its own right, and keenly reminds me of the importance each mother’s touch brings to her child’s destiny. For better or worse, our greatest hopes, fears and desires for our children will shape their character, from cradle to beyond. I am inspired and reassured to see the loving legacy of an exceptional woman carried out through her greatest accomplishment; her children. So, enjoy a little taste of royal style below. Here’s to mothers everywhere, especially my own beloved and exceptional mother, and cheers to William, Kate and their new little prince!



We love you, Diana!

Looking to furnish your own regal nursery? Copy these looks from high-end to Ikea.



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52 North

Winner of the prestigious ‘Best New Bar’ award at the London Club and Bar awards, 52 North Bar & Kitchen is conveniently located on Poland street, Soho. The restaurant serves the best of British cuisine with some European influences with all ingredients being sourced in Britain

There are two floors at 52 North Bar & Kitchen – the ground floor includes a large bar, lounge area with fireplace & large sharing tables and is the main dining area for both lunch and dinner service; the lower ground floor boasts another bar and fireplace in a speakeasy-style environment.

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Spotlight: Ray Kelvin of Ted Baker

Ray Kelvin founded the Ted Baker brand in 1988, when he opened up a men’s shirt specialty shop in Glasgow. Kelvin relied on word of mouth and early viral marketing initiatives alongside the creation of a rich personality to anchor the brand.


U.K. designer label Ted Baker (www.tedbaker-london.com) is a British lifestyle brand known for applying innovative and unique twists to all of its products. Following the opening of the first store in 1988, stores quickly opened in Manchester, Cambridge, and Nottingham. Initially, Ted Baker exclusively offered men’s limited edition shirts. Six years later, a store in Covent Garden opened and Kelvin bought the company outright from part-owners Goldberg and Sons. Additional stores in Soho in London, Nottingham, and Leeds opened in 1994. In 1995, Ted Baker launched Ted Baker Woman. Ted Baker has since become a global brand, which produces men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. The company also produces fragrances, eyewear, footwear, watches, and accessories. The Ted Baker collections are also sold by other retailers. Ted Baker has launched new collections in partnership with Debenhams, including Baker by Ted Baker and B by Ted Baker. Ted Baker has stores, outlets ,and concessions across Europe, the U.S., Australasia, Asia, and the Middle East, and has expanded its presence in these territories through its wholesale and export business, which now covers Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, Norway, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Finland, the Netherlands, and Belgium, as well as the U.K.

When you look back to 1988 and the creation of the brand, what did you see in the market that made you feel there was an opportunity?

I started the business and called it Ted Baker because I thought, from day one, that it would be a failure, and I didn’t want to be “Ray Kelvin the bankrupt.” So it was a good name to hide behind.

Now that it is a global success, Continue reading

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NEON: A bold and  acquired taste; not for timid, subdued, or average Jane. But whether it’s head to toe, or in small doses, anyone can incorporate it’s electric appeal when paired with the right neutral, balancing tones.

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