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How to Stay Productive on a Business Trip To London 

London is an incredible city filled with a diverse range of businesses, which is why it’s a popular destination for business and leisure travellers alike. 

For business travellers, visiting London can quickly become a chore. When you’re not going home in the evening, not sleeping in the same bed, not eating the same food or working at the same desk, it can get all too easy to switch into vacation mode instead of being in your usual hard-working mindset. 

Despite the jet lag, unfamiliar surroundings and the back to back meetings you’ve likely got planned, the good news is that there are some steps that you can take to make sure that any business trip you go on, is a productive one. Keep these tips in mind to help you minimize distractions and get work done, no matter where you are. 

Upgrade from a Hotel Room:

Anyone who’s ever tried to work from a hotel room will tell you that it’s certainly not the easiest of experiences. Even if you have a desk, space is limited, and the Wi-Fi might be patchy at the best of times. Plus, you’ve got the noise of all the other guests distracting you. Instead, upgrade your stay and find furnished apartments for rent for a month or more, that you can take advantage of. London’s fully furnished rentals provided by Blueground are ideal for any business trip; you get plenty of your own carefully designed space in a premium accommodation, with a separate living area and bedroom that can help you get more done. Plus, you get a fully equipped kitchen, so you can prepare your favourite meals without having to rely on hotel dining times. 

Utilize Technology:

Before setting off, determine which of your gadgets are going to be most useful to you on your trip and pack accordingly. Will you need your laptop for writing projects and spreadsheets, or will your tablet and smartphone do the job? Depending on the purpose of your trip, you might not need to take all your gadgets and leaving some at home will lighten your load. Whatever devices you decide that you need to bring, make sure that you have access to reliable Wi-Fi. If you’re flying, many airlines now offer this as an in-flight service but it’s worth checking, especially if you’re only taking a short flight where it’s less likely to be available. 

Keep Up with Your Office:

Keeping up with your normal workload in unfamiliar surroundings and settings is perhaps one of the hardest parts of going on a business trip. It can be difficult to stay on track when your day to day routine is nothing like normal, so one of the best ways to get around this is to keep up with the people at your office regularly. Before you go, meet up with your team to get status updates and review any upcoming deadlines; talk about the upcoming trip and get a plan in place together. Once you’re there, it’s a good idea to spend some time every day catching up with the office; you can do this via video chat, for example. 

Familiarize Yourself with Your Destination:

The last thing that you want is to be rushing around stressed out because you’ve got a meeting to get to and have no idea how to get there, so spend some time getting to know your destination both before you set off and once you first arrive. Find out which part of London you’ll be staying in and what’s nearby; figure out how far away the place is from anywhere that you will need to go for meetings and other work-related events to help determine how hard it is to get a cab or whether the nearby public transport will be good enough for getting you from A to B. Of course, you should also see if there’s anything interesting that you could do in your downtime; tourist attractions are always worth the visit. 

Be Productive When Commuting:

If you’ve got a long flight or train journey ahead when setting out on a business trip, you can take advantage of this time and really use it to be as productive as possible. Even if you’re not going to have Wi-Fi in transit – pretty rare these days, but it can happen – then figure out what work you can do without needing to be connected to the internet and get that done during your commute. The more you can get done while you’re traveling, the less you’ll have to do once you arrive and the more relaxed and focused you will feel. Signing up for airline or hotel loyalty programs that offer business traveller perks can be a good way to help boost your productivity when traveling; you can take advantage of first-class lounges that provide a quiet and relaxing place to get stuff done while you wait for your flight. 

Staying productive on a business trip can be difficult; after all, your routine has completely changed and you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. Keep these tips in mind to help achieve maximum productivity on your next trip to London. 

Totem Fashion × BESFXXK

Totem is pleased to announce its collaboration with the talented label BESFXXK.

About BESFXXK

BESFXXK is a play on words ”bespoke + fucked up”, and is pronounceable as /bi’s fak/.

Founded in 2017 by Jae Hyuk Lim and Bona Kim, BESFXXK is an experimental fashion house that takes a surgical approach to design and product development.

Lim and Kim’s technique involves combining items with diverse backgrounds and histories. The outcome is always both innovative and wearable.

BESFXXK set out to reinterpret symbols from both streetwear and luxury fashion. The brand reexamines the definitions of both current and past trends. 

Designers Jae Hyuk Lim & Bona Kim studied at the prestigious Royal College of Arts In London and the London College of Fashion respectively, before launching BESFXXK in 2017.

Their collection is now stocked in more than 40 stores in over 15 countries worldwide.

About Totem Fashion Paris

Totem is a communications agency that promotes both French and international fashion labels. Totem has discovered and launched designers and institutional brands for over 10 years. Their clients include designer labels Raf Simons, Jeremy Scott, and more, as well as institutional brands like Diesel, Mustang Jeans, and l’Atelier Renault.

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Arlissa – Healing

Arlissa, the London-bred singer-songwriter who last year ignited major buzz with a string of critically acclaimed singles, returns with “Healing,” available today via Def Jam Recordings. “Healing” is the newest advance track from Arlissa’s hotly anticipated debut album set to arrive in 2020.  “Healing,” co-written by Ryan Williamson and Kameron Alexander, was produced by Rykeyz.

The music video for “Healing,” also out today, “was super inspired by Ayahuasca,” said Arlissa. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It really helps you face your demons and raise your vibration. So with that in mind, the video is all about breaking free from all that binds you; It’s about growth, and rebirth; shedding your skin and becoming the person you were always meant to be.”

Arlissa’s defiant 2019 anthem “We Won’t Move” was included as one of two original compositions on the Def Jam soundtrack for The Hate U Give, the celebrated film adaptation of the Angie Thomas book. The song garnered early buzz when Arlissa debuted it at the movie’s Toronto Film Festival premiere, followed by performances on ABC’s Good Morning America, and Wendy Williams. Arlissa went on to feature on the Ariana Grande helmed soundtrack for last year’s Charlie’s Angels and pen R3HAB and Zayn’s hit song “Flames.”
 
Arlissa had been piling up a string of independent hits when Brit DJ/producer Jonas Blue’s electronic remix of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” broke through in early 2018.  She debuted the acoustic version of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” on NBC’s Today Show, as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. The performance sent the song into viral overdrive, virtually tripling the worldwide streams and views of the original.    

Niall Horan × “No Judgement”

NIALL HORAN UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR “NO JUDGEMENT” FEATURING VIRAL DANCE SENSATION BOSS BABY BRODY AND HIS FAMILY

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HEARTBREAK WEATHER, HORAN’S NEW ALBUM, IS OUT NOW

Boss Baby Brody – the four-year-old boy who went viral when his mom posted a clip of him dancing to “The Nutcracker” – takes on Niall Horan’s “No Judgement” in a new video, which premiered today. View HERE Brody, also known as “Tiny Dancer” and “Baby Fosse,” was named “Dancer of the Week” by The Radio City Rockettes and has earned praise from “Good Morning America,” and numerous other media outlets.

The joyful clip – directed by Kanya McMahon, who also helmed Horan’s “Heartbreak Weather” video – depicts an average day at the Schaffer family household. When Boss Baby Brody and his sister Dylan grow bored watching TV, they venture into their parents’ walk-in closet, where they find costumes and dance with abandon to Horan’s “No Judgement.” Soon mom Danielle and dad Bobby join in the fun. When brothers Jackson and Roman arrive home, it becomes a full-on family dance party.

The lyrics to “No Judgement” read like a family anthem to the Schaffer’s, who are longtime fans of Horan, and they felt inspired to offer up their take on the track. When you’re with me, no judgement You can get that from anyone else You don’t have to prove nothin’ You can just be yourself The original video for “No Judgement” celebrates the unconditional love between an elderly couple, with Horan serving as narrator. MTV News hailed it as “a quirky, charming, kinda gross love story.” View HERE.

“No Judgement,” which has already racked up 55 million combined streams worldwide, is from Horan’s new album, Heartbreak Weather, available HERE. Heartbreak Weather came in at No. 1 on the NPR “All Songs Considered” list of the week’s top 10 new albums. Newsweek said, “‘Nice to Meet Ya’ and ‘No Judgement’ are suave works of seduction…[while] ‘Put a Little Love on Me’ is a tender, piano-focused ballad.” Stereogum observed, “The Forecast Is Improving For Niall Horan.” American Songwriter noted, “Horan guns right for the eye of heartbreak’s storm…He feels the sting quite viscerally, yet instead of writhing around in his misery, he fashions his acoustic guitar in new smoldering settings or opts to dance it out into the wee hours of the morning.”

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SHANNON K.

Born in India and raised in London, Shannon K is answering the call for diversity with her stunning voice. As a singer, songwriter, actor and influencer, music was always in the crosshairs of her formative years.  Born into a family of entertainers including her father, famed Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu, Shannon attended The Royal School of Music in London where she studied under vocal coaches Eric Vetro (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Shawn Mendes and Katy Perry) and Billy Purnell (Tory Kelly).  

After a successful budding career oversees, Shannon brought her musical talents to the States. In 2018 she released, “A Long Time,” which was written and produced by 4x Grammy award winning producer and songwriter, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Drake, Pink etc.).  Striving to create music with a message, Shannon’s empowering 2018 release “Give Me Your Hand” was awarded a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Best Song With Social Message, for inspiring her fans to rise above bullying. 

Not only is Shannon charming her American fan base, but she has also captivated audiences in India. She has sung with top Bollywood singers like Himesh Reshammiya, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kumar Sanu and has also had her vocals featured in Bollywood films. 

In March 2020, Shannon released her new single “I Do.” Produced by Infinity (Rita Ora, Mary J.Blige, Ludacris), the dreamy pop-track sets the stage for what will be a busy year for the globally renowned India-born songstress. With a multitude of new tracks and collaborations slated to release throughout 2020, it’s obvious Shannon isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Her raw, authentic talent has generated over 80-million views on her music videos worldwide, and her airy, beautiful voice continues to mesmerize fans across the globe.

*Photo credit: Marcel Indik

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The Hottest Looks Straight from the Catwalk for Spring/Summer 2020

Some people mistakenly assume that fashion is about conforming to the crowd. Believing that style is something shared by the masses, they shy away, writing it off as shallow, frivolous, and unimportant. Anyone who has ever had a flair for it, however, knows that this is not the case. Art made (quite literally) material, it is a way to express oneself, to make a bright and unashamed mark on the vibrant world around you. 

The catwalks are, of course, where fashion is done best. Providing a glimpse into the minds of the most talented and fantastical designers, their shows are a source of inspiration – one that all of us can sip from. Sharing sartorial delights and chic ideas, here are a few of the looks you might want to add to your own wardrobe in spring/summer 2020.

Neon 

Observers often ask themselves what the season’s key color is, but for spring/summer 2020, there isn’t one single shade to steal the limelight. Instead, it’s a certain palette that’s proven popular: neon. With an explosion of eye-catching color seen on catwalks ranging from Christopher Kane to Valentino, this a trend that’s bright, vibrant, and unashamed of making a statement. While the head-to-toe look might not be quite as easy to carry off in a more everyday environment, add a few key pieces to your wardrobe this spring to bring it up to speed.

Elegant and ethereal

Sometimes a fashion is not easily defined as a simple color or style: it’s more about an aesthetic. Elegant and ethereal is one of them, with diaphanous white dresses proving all the rage for spring 2020. We saw this everywhere from Alexander McQueen to Miu Miu, with ivory and porcelain outfits helping to bring a dreamy and romantic vibe to the stage. It’s not only about choosing the correct shade, however; lace, satin, and a delicate drape are essential to nailing the look this summer season.

Astrology and the occult

Another trend we saw repeated was intricate, zodiac-inspired outfits. The models’ garments were based on the occult and supernatural elements celebrated by those who believe in divination and destiny. The popularity of psychic readings has held a steady course for many years, helping people to find a clarity that might otherwise elude them in their daily lives. TheCircle suggests this might be because we have all at some point felt like we had something of a sixth sense. Now it seems the fashion world wishes to capture that sphere, with the astrological symbols and star-spangled constellations that typically accompany it and flowing navy and black silhouettes dotted with rich silver and gold detailing.

If you can’t stretch to such material masterpieces with your own meager budget, one way to incorporate the look into your wardrobe this summer is to pair long, dark dresses and/or leather skirts and trousers with richly detailed jewelry, such as extravagant earrings and arm bangles. Think witch meets fortune teller, and you’ll have got the look to a tee.

When it comes to updating your look this summer, a number of new and exciting styles are set to dominate in clothes stores and on the catwalks. Their diversity is key, as it allows you to find a fashion to match your preferred aesthetic, giving you the ability to remain on-trend while still expressing exactly who you are.

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LOLA YOUNG

Lola Young, the 18-year-old South London artist recently hailed as “a rising star” by MTV UK, has signed with Capitol Records in the U.S. Today, she shared the official music video for “3rd of Jan,” a track from her debut EP, Intro. Directed by Balan Evans, the intimate clip captures Young alone in her dressing room, singing and dancing along to the track with abandon. View “3rd of Jan” HERE.

A song about past love, future love and love that maybe isn’t meant to be, “3rd of Jan” was written by Young and produced by Two Inch Punch (Rex Orange County, Kali Uchis, Sam Smith).

Young explains, “I wrote this song the day before my birthday. It is a song about many things all in one, and about being ‘too much for anyone.’ I think this video is a raw, honest interpretation of how I act and how I am before I get ready to perform.”

Available HERE, the seven-track Intro also includes “6 Feet Under” and “Blind Love.” An atmospheric, piano-driven song about pulling oneself out of depression, “6 Feet Under” was penned by Young and co-produced by Al Shux (Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z). In its first week of release, the track received more than 100,000 Spotify plays, including UK & US New Music Friday placement. Streams now top 450,000. British GQ hailed “6 Feet Under” as a “sultry pop banger” and Clash Magazine praised it as “touching [and] honest.” Young earned early support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and will perform at Mac’s AMP London 2020 in March.Drawing on a unique gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. She began writing music at age 11. She won the 2015 Open Mic competition in the UK, beating over 9,000 acts with the original song “Never Enough.” Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner and Rex Orange County. 

*Photo Credit: Francis Plummer

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Oh Wonder – Happy

Oh Wonder welcomes you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy” out today—listen HERE! The new track arrives just weeks before the band’s fast-approaching third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, is released on February 7th. The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
 
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album, and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex-girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
 
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences—some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
 
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in their brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah”—a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
 
Ultimately, it’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.

*Photo credit: Olga De La Iglesia

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GOLD SEASHELL

By Mark Quinn

Quinn states “ ‘The Big Wheel Keeps on Turning’ is the story of the planet and everything that lives on it. It is our lives in time. Like the spiral of a shell, the world is in constant revolution.” He further says “… To me they are actually sculptures of the space-time continuum. By that I mean you have the rings on the outside of the shell, which look and act like the rings of a tree – showing the past of the object – and at the same time, the rings are to me like a map of the turning of the world. Then, on the front surface, you have the highly polished, reflective part, which is of course always in the present moment. This surface is always reflecting the now, and so together the form of the shell is like a found structural diagram of how the present becomes the past.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Marc Quinn is internationally recognized and one of the leading artists of his generation. He is best known for exploring the relationships between art and science, the human body, and perceptions of beauty; elementary questions of the universe relevant to mankind. He rose to prominece in the early 1990s among the Young British Artists (YBAs) who shook up London’s contemporary art scene with their conceptual works. the same time, the rings are to me like a map of the turning of the world.

Then, on the front surface, you have the highly polished, reflective part, which is of course always in the present moment. This surface is always reflecting the now, and so together the form of the shell is like a found structural diagram of how the present becomes the past.” Quinn has exhibited in many important group and solo shows internationally including: the Tate Gallery in London, Fondazione Prada in Milan, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Musée Oceanographique in Monaco, Multi media Art Museum in Moscow, and The Yorkshire Sculpture Garden in the UK, among many others. Quinn lives and works in London, UK.