For 36-year-old Aude Giraud, 2021 is a year filled with new beginnings. She is expecting a baby girl in March. She has also launched a new career. Going by the stage name Flanery, Giraud has reinvented herself as a singer-songwriter. Her first single Oh Boy dropped at the start of the year. Layers, her second single, will drop in April. Giraud is a multi-hyphenate best described as boho chic. She arrived in Singapore as a writer and photographer; one of her gigs was the regional correspondent for French publisher and events company Le Fooding. Within a few years, she transformed herself into one of the city’s most unique florists, drawing upon 18th-century botanical drawings as the inspiration for her bouquets and arrangements. While her business Ask a French Flowers is still running, Giraud’s focus is now on her music and motherhood. YOU HAVE WHAT A FRIEND OF MINE LIKES TO CALL AN ECLECTIC CAREER. IS THERE A COMMON THREAD THAT TIES TOGETHER THE MANY THINGS YOU HAVE DONE? … [Read more...] about Creative Capital: This French-Javanese florist and singer calls Singapore home
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Photo: Courtesy of Sundance The Sundance Film Festival is once again upon us. Actors are becoming feature directors (Rupert Everett, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Idris Elba). Comedies are being conflated with dramas. And Ann Dowd and Andrea Riseborough are lacing up their snow boots to walk to a lot of press events. (They will appear in a combined seven movies at the Park City fest.) Some new careers will be jump-started, while other industry veterans will acquire a fresh patina of indie credibility, and every movie will be racing to catch Sorry to Bother You , which has the inside lane on all other competitors in the U.S. Dramatic category. But why is it the front-runner when all we have are a bunch of brief plot synopses and some cast lists? Because, “In a speculative and dystopian not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success — which propels him into a macabre universe.” The movie, which was written and directed by Boots … [Read more...] about The 2018 Sundance Lineup Has Been Announced
June 10, 2011 - 16:37 BST hellomagazine.com The rich and famous enjoy their time away as well as the rest of us. Why not plan your next special holiday in a setting where you just may bump into one of your favourite A-listers? Whether it's simply taking time out from their latest filming or tour commitments, a visit to enjoy the nightlife and culture of some of the world's most cosmopolitan destinations or for more personal special occasions such as weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries, the rich and famous enjoy their time away as well as the rest of us. Why not plan your next special holiday at one of the hotels chosen by the hotel booking website hotels.com in a setting where you may just bump into your favourite A-listers? VIEW GALLERY The Lanesborough , (St Regis Hotels) London just steps from Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the designer shops of Sloane Square and Brompton Cross . Michael Jackson chose the … [Read more...] about Hotels chosen by the rich and famous
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - On a typically hot and humid afternoon in Singapore, a fresh breeze blows beneath the canopy of the South Beach development, keeping temperatures several degrees cooler than on the surrounding streets. The rippling 280-meter wave of steel-and-aluminum runs the length of the Norman Foster-designed complex, funnelling prevailing winds over outdoor patrons of restaurants and bars and saving on air conditioning for the mixed-use complex. The canopy is covered with solar panels and catches rainwater to irrigate the gardens. Offices and apartment blocks designed to be green are springing up all over the world as architects reverse almost a century of trying to insulate workers from nature and instead try to adapt structures to their natural surroundings. The change is being driven by stricter building codes, a desire to cut energy costs and, in particular, demands from corporations and startups that need to show shareholders and customers they are meeting … [Read more...] about From Singapore to Rio green buildings keep tropical tenants cool