It has been a long week of Bloggers Event and more to come 👩🏾‍💻 so watch for updates.

Today, MUST ATTEND EVENT is the London Design Fair which is taking place till the 24th of September at Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR. Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions.

As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 25,000 influential retailer buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday 21 September: 10am – 7pm ((Trade Only)
  • Friday 22 September: 10am – 7pm (Trade Only)
  • Saturday 23 SeptemberL 11am-6pm (Trade & Public)
  • Sunday 24 September: 11am-6pm (Trade & Public)

Ticket Information

  • Public: Adult: £15.00 & Children (6-16 yrs): £6.00
  • Trade: Before the show: Free & On the door: £15.00

Venue Address: Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street. London. E1 6QR

As usual, I am teaming up with TreniqLive (part of Treniq Worldwide) as one of their influencers for the Red Carpet Blogger Experience to bring live-streams via The Renaissance Lady instagram page and also do not forget visit the Treniq stand (J080) at the Design Show where there will be more information on how to join as a design industry professional.

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I am proud to announce that as a Brand Ambassador for Breast Health Angels Foundation, Inc. (BHAF) and foundation member of the London Branch, we are having our 2nd Annual 5k Walk 🚶🏾‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️on the same day of 30th of September across 10 cities worldwide

  • London, England
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Atlanta, United States
  • Dallas, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Houston, United States
  • Arkansas, United States
  • California, United States

Everyone of us know someone – either a loved one or another experience cancer. In the past few months of 2017, I have known so many people passed onto glory from this dreadful disease both old and young, so you see this cancer is no respecter of age or race and words cannot explain how I much I detest it.

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterised by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. I have seen and known some loved ones have one of the worst cases of cancer – ‘breast cancer’ which starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

One survivor is a dear sista-friend by the name of Chika Akwiwu otherwise known as The African Barbie, who is a passionate advocate is on a mission to educate us women on how to detect breast cancer very early and ensure that we get treatment and follow the course of a good and healthy lifestyle.

As a result of her new sense of purpose, she founded a non-profit organization BHAF (Breast Health Angels Foundation, Inc.).  BHAF has Advocacy deeply embedded in its core and is unique because it combines Chika’s experience as a Breast Cancer Survivor alongside her training as a healthcare provider to Educate, Empower and Engage women worldwide. She is a strong advocate for Early Detection because it can make the difference between life and death. BHAF’s mission is to Empower, Encourage, Educate and Engage women to Embrace their breast health and overall well-being through Early Detection and Support Services.

Last October, Chika organised the very first annual 5k Advocacy Walk held in various cities worldwide like London, England; Port-Harcourt & Abuja in Nigeria; Atlanta, LA, Houston, and other states in the US amongst other countries and it was a great and successful movement which helped raise awareness amongst our various communities…  

They say: ‘It takes a Village to SLAY this Cancer so what are YOU waiting for! Join the MOVEMENT and let’s make a Difference…

To find more information on cancer, please visit The African Barbie, (link on text).

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Hey beloveds, I am super excited to team up with TreniqLive (part of Treniq Worldwide) as one of their influencers for the Red Carpet Blogger Experience which is taking place over the next ten days attending such exciting events as the Decorex International, London Design Fair and Restaurant & Bar Design Shows.

Treniq is a trade platform for professional buyers and sellers of luxury interior products. At Treniq, the aim is to enable interior designers, stylists, architects, and retail buyers discover and source exclusive furniture, lighting and decor from around the world and make it Easy!

The main objective behind TreniqLive is to bring together the interior design community through networking events where professionals, bloggers and media can meet and greet, build relationships and discover business opportunities. On Monday, 11th September, there was a preview, networking and cocktail evening at the Treniq London office, which included an introduction to Treniq with details on the upcoming trade shows. Plus, we also had a big opportunity to network with other bloggers, designers and professionals like Simon Hamilton of Simon Hamilton & Associates who is a specialist in interior design with 25 years of experience.

The first event of the Design Season will be Decorex International which is taking place from the 17th – 20th of September at Syon Park, Brentford Middlesex, TW8 8JF, United Kingdom. With a rich heritage of 40 years, Decorex is internationally renowned for being the destination where interior design professionals discover the finest and most coveted luxury products from new, emerging and established talent. Yours truly aka ‘Moi’ will be LIVE at the event among the industry’s elite, reporting back on design inspiration and motivation so watch out for live streams on The Renaissance Lady instagram page.

The second event will be the London Design Fair, taking place from the 21st – 24th September at Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, United Kingdom. Located in the creative heart of East London, London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions and galleries. As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 25,000 influential retailer buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.

The third event is Restaurant and Bar Design Show, taking place on the 26th – 27th of September at ExCeL London Royal Victoria Dock , London E16 1XL, United Kingdom. Restaurant Design Show is a wealth of information on numerous sections in interior design, latest trends in restaurant interior design, new ideas and methods in designing your establishment and finding the most cutting edge products and services in interior design. The show is also the perfect opportunity to get advice and guidance from the industry’s leading names. 

For this and much more of what TreniqLive has in store globally for you this September, visit the Treniq Blog. And do not forget to view the various shows live streams via The Renaissance Lady instagram page and for tickets to these events, click on the events link on here or visit Treniq where there is more information on how to join as a design industry professional.

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Tips on how a perfect partnership can secure your success.

Can you imagine years of teamwork, planning, dreaming and scheming in your own business with a partner. Of boosting each other’s confidence and believing in each other’s ideas.

Do you have THE business idea but require a partner to make IT work.

Questions are constantly being thrown at successful entrepreneurs who have made it in society – when’s the right time to start a business; “most response are whether they have raised finance/proved their model/sussed out the competition, whether they are working with a business partner or going it alone?”

But as sourced via Stylist; if you want to call the shots, stay solo. If teamwork and moral support are what you cherish most, that’s unlikely to change.

FINDING ‘THE ONE’

– If you talk enough with friends and colleagues about your business ideas, you’ll soon meet like-minded souls.

– Look for differences, not similarities. Holly knew I could do things she couldn’t, and vice versa.

– Choosing a colleague-turned-friend is much better than trying to turn a friend into a colleague.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

– Set acid tests. Do you know each other’s strengths and weaknesses? Do they complement each other, or will you be fighting over the same turf while other things get neglected?

– Ask awkward questions. We did this early on, via a huge questionnaire. How much money do you want to make? How hard do you want to work? Who’s in charge? Questions that become a lot more awkward a few years later.

– Be sure you share the same big vision and long-term plan: sharing only a dream to get rich just won’t cut it.

– Regroup regularly and communicate. This might be having daily and weekly meetings.

If you’re fortunate enough to find the yin to your yang, grab them with both hands – the effect on your business can be electric.

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