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    The Berkeley: Elevate your stay in London by residing in this modern-classic property


    by Amy Sessions
    2 hours ago

    The Berkeley hotel in London delivers top tier service with a modern cool. If you want location combined with a cool factor, this is it.
    The Stay

    Situated right in the beating heart of the city yet with the kind of peace that feels a world away from the fast pace of London’s inner city – The Berkeley is the ultimate if you’re looking for refined stay that delivers old school service with a modern eye for detail. With a selection of rooms and suites, The Berkeley flexes around your needs whether you’re on a swift business trip alone or booking in for the festive period with extended family. Cosy fireplaces make for the perfect detail to enjoy during winter andwith views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridgeyou’ll feel like this is your second home just a stone’s throw away from the best shopping in town and a five-minute walk from Harrods.
    The Dining

    The Collins Room is airy and feels cosy yet spacious making it the ideal location to dine whether you’re travelling alone of meeting friends. The chic interiors are designedby by Robert Angell and create the perfect backdrop for the super popular Prêtà- Portea. Also, not to be missed is Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley — With a string of accolades citing him as the best pastry chef in the world, Cédric Grolet – known for his trompe-l’oeil artistry, fruits and flowers – has opened the doors to his first patisserie outside of France, Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley in London. This is popular from morning until late afternoon – so schedule yourself an hour to indulge.
    The Wellness

    The Bamford Wellness Spa at The Berkeley delivers a sense of the Cotswolds within the confines of the city. You’ll feel a different pace of life wash over you as you indulge in a choice of refined, holistic treatments within the luxurious, ample sized rooms. The perfect predinner treats to have you feeling your best.
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    Discover London’s stylish urban escape: The Arts Club Botique Hotel


    by Amy Sessions
    51 mins ago

    London’s The Arts Club is the chic, boutique hotel that provides an ideal bolthole within the centre of the city.
    The Stay

    The Arts Club’s rooms and suites offer Members and guests a discreet escape in the heart of bustling Mayfair, situated above the Members Club which was historically founded byCharles Dickens in 1863. The elegant rooms and suites offer a discreet escape in the heart of Mayfair for members and their guests, allowing access to all the facilities of the club during your stay. In the rooms, the finest Beltrami silk linen and towels await, as well as a lavish art deco marble bathroom complete with separate bath and shower. The carefully chosen mattress and bespoke furniture will answer all your comfort needs for an optimal night’s rest whether you’re post travel or at the end of a long workday in the city. Service wise the team are exceptional and at your beckon 24-hours a day to ensure your every whim is responded to swiftly. Some roomsadditionally have a balcony and a peaceful courtyard view for some much-needed fresh air; others overlook the buzzing Dover Street with its glamorous boutiques and galleries.
    The Dinning

    The Brasserie is a lively and spirited restaurant and bar located on the ground floor with adjacent garden. Members and their guests can enjoy its atmosphere throughoutthe whole day. Jean Luc Mongodin, our Executive Head Chef, has created a modern and ambrosial menu, celebrating seasonal produce and Mediterranean flavours. Designed to be shared, the food is light, cooked with the greatest of respect for the carefully sourced ingredients using classical techniques from Chef’s native France.
    Also, not to be missed is Ofelia, The Members’ Lounge that delivers an Italian sensibility and thoughtful areas, comprising a newly designed bar, seating areas, conservatory, Drawing Room and Ante Room. Perfect for all-day meetings, it serves Italian classics with a contemporary twist from a menu curated by our Head Chef, Stefano Mazzonzelli. In the evening, the DJ sets transfer the space into a high-energy lounge.
    The Wellness

    Just over the road from The Arts Club is Lanserhof, whose core ethos is to simply “live better, for longer”. With a holistic approach to patient medical care, accommodating an exclusive patient base, as well as a membership community focused on health and longevity services this is the one stop you need for everything from a quick IV drip boost to an entire body overhaul. The multi-disciplinary medical team is committed to delivering the highest standards of specialist care: each patient receives individualised attention, with care plans tailored to their unique health requirements, lifestyle factors, and personal goals. One visit and you will be entirely addicted.
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    Emirates Airlines to scale up London Heathrow flights


    by Ruman Baig
    4 hours ago

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will be expanding its London Heathrow flights between October 31, 2023, and March 30, 2024.
    The additional five-a-week service aims to meet the rising demand during the winter season and provide travelers with more options. Currently operating six daily A380 flights to London Heathrow, Emirates will add extra flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, utilizing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration.
    The departure from Dubai is scheduled for 13:20hrs, reaching London Heathrow at 17:20hrs, while the return flight departs Heathrow at 20:15hrs and lands in Dubai at 07:15hrs the following day.

    These tickets can be purchased through various channels, including Emirates’ website, sales offices, travel agents, and online travel agents. With over 125 weekly flights to the UK, Emirates also offers a diverse range of entertainment options with its inflight entertainment system, ice.
    Furthermore, Emirates’ base in Dubai remains a popular destination, and UK visitors can leverage the Dubai Experience platform for customized travel itineraries.
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    In pics: Sheikh Mohammed’s wholesome portraits from his recent visit to London


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    London is often regarded as a key hotspot for Royals to visit.
    The most recent member of the UAE Royal family to a travel there is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
    With various portraits resurfacing of him on the internet meeting various important individuals, the photos have been making their rounds on social media portrait his humble nature and an approachable personality.
    The ruler was spotted at various key spots in the UK, where fans had joyfully expressed their excitement as they took pictures with him. Seen at both Hyde Park and at the Harrods store, the UAE ruler was seen in comfortable attire on all occasions, even when his brother shared a picture of them looking over fondly at each other on his Instagram.
    In a post shared on Twitter, Hussain Sajwani, Founder and CEO of Damac, thanked the UAE leader for meeting with him and his son, saying that it was an honour for his son Mehdi.
    He said, “We were captivated by his remarkable wisdom and unwavering dedication to the well-being of his people.” He continued, “May Allah bless Your Highness with a long and prosperous life, and may you continue to be a beacon of pride for our nation!”
    Also, Tajikistan-singer, Abdu Rozik took to Instagram to share a picture with HH Sheikh Mohammed, which gained traction from the globe over with 200,000 likes and several wholesome messages singing his praises.
    With all his social media fans showering their love, swipe through the gallery above with all the portraits shared on Instagram from his current visit to the United Kingdom.
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    Body Fwrd Founder Kenzie Burke on the importance of nourishing within

    As Kenzie Burke launches her first Body Fwrd challenge today, “The Cusp” podcast host, BRÛLÉ designer, and wellness expert shares with Emirates Woman what kickstarted her passion in wellness, overcoming challenges and the importance of “feeding” your skin.
    Tell us about the concept behind Body Fwrd.
    Body Fwrd brings forth practices around food and living in a cleansed body. Using the power of food to clear and cleanse the body to have the space to move forward, with clarity and light energy. I have committed to true transformation, doing the hard work, overcoming myself, and awakening on a spiritual level. I have created Body Fwrd to give the world tools and practices to unleash the core of who you are, transform yourself through nutritional healing, create a balanced mindset, and challenge you to be disciplined to make choices that will help you cultivate the life you truly want to live. Body Fwrd is for those who want to live an elevated life and take the journey towards becoming the very best versions of themselves. It is the home for those who are here for true transformation. Here, we show up, do the hard work, and overcome ourselves daily. As a health and wellness expert and multifaceted entrepreneur, I am here to share the life-transforming nutritional information that has grown from decades of experience, knowledge, and understanding. And no… it’s not only about food! Body Fwrd is the deep dive into the pillars of nutrition that contain the power to transform our lives entirely. What we use to fuel ourselves impacts us in every way – our physical bodies, emotional health, and spiritual balance. Your body is your home; the cleaner it is, the more space you have. Physically and mentally. I have been on a path of improvement my entire life but specifically dove into the power of nutrition, improving and evolving my ways of nourishment since 2018. It hasn’t only been about food and the more I have committed to true transformation, doing the hard work, overcoming myself, and awakening on a spiritual level, the more I have deepened my practices around food and living in a cleansed body. I created my eating method based on realizing that we are meant to clean and clear out the body and live in a cleansed state. It is our birthright to feel abundant, clear, and healthy and create an environment that can thrive. Not one that is prone to illness and disease, and we should all be proud and love the body we live in. We have normalized being sick, eating rubbish, applauding, and hopping on and off different, trendy ways of eating. But I wholeheartedly believe that we are meant to live and embody a cleansed state. We are energetic beings; what you put into your body, the energy and people you have around you, the thoughts you think – these things live inside of us. I look at my body this way: you wouldn’t leave dishes in your sink for weeks, forget to vacuum your rug, or never do your laundry. You want your physical house to be ‘clean’; otherwise, it would affect your life. Your body is no different.

    “Here, we show up, do the hard work, and overcome ourselves daily.”

    Your visuals are stunning – do you create them yourself?
    I do! I have a photographer who has worked with me through all the seasons of my entrepreneurship journey – and it is cool to see how we have evolved throughout the years. But, as far as the images that are not of me – I take them! I love visuals, a vibe, and good branding. All my visuals for Body Fwrd are the easiest for me to create. Body Fwrd is my lifestyle. Every picture and moment is taken in real time as I am about to eat, move my body, do meditation, and the list goes on. My strongest sense of Human Design is ‘taste’. I think that plays a role in creating beautiful environments, visuals, food dishes, the way I dress… I am a natural-born tastemaker.

    You previously built a business around food and wellness then left it. How did you come to a place where it felt right for you again?
    I built a business in food and wellness and then left it entirely. I resisted it. But I also resisted my own power and had (and am overcoming) an addiction to pain. I self-sabotaged and dimmed my own light quite a bit, and doing this to my old wellness business was a part of that pattern. What many people don’t know is that I went through a massive amount of pain and endured a very dark time after doing that to my business. I cut myself off from making money, I had an entire company that I had put my all into, an assistant, and a large following who supported me, and I left all of that. It was not fun. Not empowering, and it hurt. This result stemmed from my childhood — dimming my own light, not letting myself receive goodness, love, and money without pain. But launching Body Fwrd has unblocked me in more ways than any words could express. Through Body Fwrd I am freeing myself from myself. I have felt this deep sense of frustration ever since I can remember. I have embarked on ten million career journeys, travel, and moved houses, cities, and states. Yet… I would still feel it. And it frustrated me because it does not and has not felt like mine anymore, and I know I can live without it. With Body Fwrd, instead of searching for the next thing and creating something new, I have turned inward and got to the root of where this is stemming from. I have been suppressing myself, not letting myself fully step into my voice, knowledge, and potential. Anyone who has followed me for the last four years has seen the forward motion and journey I have been on of deep soul searching, career searching, etc. All along, there was a knock that would not stop. It just got louder and louder and the more I pushed it down, the more trapped I felt. The ‘body’ and nutritional healing aspect of my life is such a massive part of who I am and my life. I have reached the most embodied version of my body (through diet, cleansing, clearing the body, mind, and life choices). I know so much about the body and how to clear the vessel so we can move forward with clarity, self-love, and feeling embodied in our bodies. How did I know it was time to step back into the wellness world? First, I had to stop resisting. I had to stop the nagging. It was jaw-locking me and my life, and I want to move forward each day, freely in my work and my life.

    “…launching Body Fwrd has unblocked me in more ways than any words could express. With Body Fwrd, instead of searching for the next thing and creating something new, I have turned inward and got to the root of where this is stemming from.”

    How important is food and the way we eat it to our skin?
    I believe your internal reflects your external. Sure, you can use fancy creams, get facials, Botox, do all the things. However, nothing could compare to the sparkle in your eye from a healthy internal state. Food is a powerful tool we can use and harness to not only create how we feel but also how we look. Nourishing with hydrating fruits, colourful vegetables, good water and making that a daily priority will show on the external. I am such a ‘deep diver’, and as each year goes by, I learn more. I do deeper cleanses. I expand my knowledge and transform my ways of eating and living. With each year that goes by, my skin has been reverse ageing. And I feel that the older I get, the better I look. This is a result of how I eat, my wellness practices, and my dedication to my spiritual practices – the internal shows on the external.

    Where do you get the motivation to be consistent and are there any practices which have helped you with this?
    I have always been striving and dedicated to growth, evolution, and transformation. I have been like this ever since I could remember. Some of this is my innate personality and the other part is that I have always known the kind of life I want to live, the results I want to experience, the kind of people I want as my friends, the places I want to live in, the entrepreneur I want to be, the kind of wife and mother I hope to be. I have had to create this life for myself. I was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin. I am the pattern breaker in my family. So, I have had to be disciplined and motivated to grow and evolve from a young age. If you want different results, you must have habits, routines, and rituals to help you create the life you want to live and embody the person you want to be. All the practices that I embody and that help me will be expressed through my sharings with Body Fwrd. I suggest you follow along because I have a lot to give!
    What do you avoid in terms of lifestyle to ensure you have the most balanced skin?
    I avoid processed food including sugar, poor sleep patterns, and stress. I avoid anything that brings me down and does not feel energizing or good to my mind, soul, or life. Life ebbs and flows, but I try my best to remain balanced because I know that how you feel internally is what shows externally.
    If you had to pick three hero products for skin, what would they be?
    Agent Nateur, Barefaced, and Standard Self Care.
    This is The Skin Issue – what does it mean to be comfortable in your own skin?
    It’s having a deep respect for yourself, which translates to self-love. The more work and effort I put into my evolution, the more comfortable I feel in my own skin. We all want to feel good not only in our skin but also in our day-to-day life. When you respect yourself and take the time and effort to nourish your body, move, sleep, meditate, expand your knowledge, work hard, apologize when you mess up, confront the hard conversations, and have compassion for the people around you, you build a strong foundation that deepens the relationship you have with yourself. Being comfortable in my own skin is extremely important to me – I want to live my life as an embodied human being, and that is my ‘why’ each and every day.
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    Hotel Café Royal in London delivers style, sophistication, and unparalleled service


    by Amy Sessions
    10 hours ago

    The Stay
    Designed with an incredible ability to seamlessly blend tradition with the modern technology comforts you’d expect from a hotel at this level, you will fully relax and enjoy your stay from a breakfast that caters to every taste to a turndown service that warms the bath towels. Both rooms and suites feel spacious and accommodate bathrooms with a bathtub and separate walk-in shower, so your simple nightly rituals feel like extravagant downtime.

    Hotel Café Royal
    The unwind
    One of the most tranquil spas you will ever visit – the underground Askasha spa boasts a large pool, spacious sauna and relaxation rooms where you can practise Yoga and Pilates, a welcome respite from the business of the city centre. Book in for a well-earned Aromatherapy Associates massage and be transformed back to the freshest version of yourself.

    Hotel Café Royal
    The Dining
    With a menu inspired by the iconic and storied Parisian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, home to Hotel Café Royal’s sister hotel Lutetia Paris, Brasserie Saint Germain delivers on taste and service alike. The menu created by Eliano Crespi and his culinary team offers up the best of seasonal produce in a cosy semi-formal setting, the Sole Meunière and Salade Juliette are not to be missed. More

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    Arab royals arrive in London ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral


    by Olivia Morris
    19 mins ago

    World leaders, including those from the Arab region, have arrived in London ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
    On Sunday, September 18, 2022, King Charles III held a reception at Buckingham Palace where global leaders paid their condolences following the passing of the Queen.
    Several notable royals from the Arab region were present including Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan; His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani; His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain; His Highness Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, the Sultan of Oman; His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad A Jaber Al Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait; and many more.
    Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan also attended the reception.
    ALSO READ: Queen Elizabeth II’s life through the royal archives
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was also present at the reception where he offered his coldences to King Charles II following his late mother’s death and outlined the “significant role” Her Majesty had in solidifying the bonds between the UAE and UK throughout her reign.
    “The historical ties between the two nations will continue to grow deeper and stronger to serve the peoples of both countries and strengthen regional and international security, stability and peace,” he added.

    Following the Queen’s death on September 8, 2022, the UK has been in a 10-day national mourning period, which will end today after Her Majesty’s funeral.
    The Queen has been lying-in-state at Westminsiter Hall for the last four days, where the British public have been queuing to pay their respects to the late monarch.
    The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, a short distance away from Westminster Hall, where thousands are expected to attend, and then her coffin will be transferred to Windsor Castle for a more intimate service and where she will be privately buried alongside her husband Prince Philip.
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    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96


    by Olivia Morris
    2 hours ago

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ever reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has died aged 96.
    Buckingham Palace confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement.
    “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the statement read. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

    The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
    The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.
    — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022

    The Queen, who had been under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, was surrounded by her family members including the King, formerly Prince Charles, the Queen Consort, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and more.
    A monumental life
    The Queen had a monumental life, devoted to the service of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.
    Her Majesty, then Princess Elizabeth, ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, after her father, King George VI, passed away after 16 years on the throne, leaving his eldest daughter, then 25 years old to succeed him as monarch.

    The long-reigning British monarch marked her Platinum Jubilee, celebrating an incredible and monumental 70 years on the throne this year.
    When she was 21 years old, the then princess promised, in a heartfelt speech, that her “whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong”.
    These important words were a symbol of her long-standing devotion, dedicating her life to the service of her country and the Commonwealth of Nations.
    For the majority of her reign, Her Majesty was supported by her devoted husband Prince Philip, whom she married in November 1947. The Duke of Edinburgh died in 2021 at the age of 99.

    In her Platinum Jubilee statement, Her Majesty reflected on being “fortunate” to have had her late husband Prince Philip as firm support by her side for most of her reign.
    “I had a partner willing to carry out the role of consort and unselfishly make the sacrifices that go with it,” she said. “It is a role I saw my own mother perform during my father’s reign.”
    What lies ahead
    So, what’s next for the monarchy?
    The former Prince of Wales, who is now king, succeeds his late mother as monarch. The late Queen laid out her hopes for the future when she marked her Platinum Jubilee.

    While she thanked everyone for the support and loyalty they have shown her over the years during her reign, the Queen acknowledged that when “the fullness of time” would come apparent for Prince Charles to become king, the public would show the same support and gratitude to the heir apparent and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, now the Queen Consort.
    To which the Queen then acknowledged Camilla would be known as Queen Consort. Over the years, this has been up for debate as Camilla is the second wife of Charles, who was married to the beloved late Princess Diana from 1981 to 1996.
    Concluding her Platinum Jubilee message, the Queen shared her hopes that it would be an occasion to bring loved ones and family together.
    “And so as I look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart, I hope this Jubilee will bring together families and friends, neighbours and communities – after some difficult times for so many of us – in order to enjoy the celebrations and to reflect on the positive developments in our day-to-day lives that have so happily coincided with my reign,” she said.
    Her Majesty’s reign and influence across the global stage for over seven decades was nothing short of iconic and we hope she may rest in peace.
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