Crowning glory: Braid bar opens at Gina Conway hair salons

By Laura Rutkowski Who has time to braid their hair? Not us. More importantly, who actually knows how to braid their hair into a pretzel-double-back-flip-cross-over braid? Again, not us. Forget YouTube tutorials and asking your friends for help, Gina Conway hair salons are making the whole process a lot easier with their recently launched braid…

Putt your way into the weekend this Friday Lunch Break

Staying healthy can be such a chore sometimes. Especially when you hit Friday and all you want to do is let your hair down. This lunch break why not combine the two – engage in some friendly sporting activity while getting moderately sozzled with Junkyard Golf Club. 1:00 Leave Liverpool Street and head on down…

Beautify on your break at KIKO Covent Garden

By Laura Rutkowski  KIKO, an Italian cosmetics and skincare brand, offers complimentary (win!) makeup touch ups, which are perfect for the working woman on the go. You’ll be in and out within 10 to 15 minutes (double win!). Once you exit Covent Garden tube station, you’re only a minute’s walk away from KIKO. Beauty products…

Tinder Dating Challenge

You’re in a flat spin this week, but determined to keep a few flames alight besides the midnight candle. This is a date on a schedule. Because there’s always time for romance.

Nocturnal Animals: Plan your evening this afternoon

By Laura Rutkowski The only introduction that new film Nocturnal Animals needs is that it’s written, co-produced, and directed by fashion heavyweight Tom Ford. Based on the book Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, this psychological thriller follows art gallery owner Susan (Amy Adams) as she is sent a novel written by her ex-husband Edward…

Charity Lunch Challenge

Complete a charitable task for GlobalGiving Time UK during your lunch hour, target time 15-30 minutes.

Take your mind away from the London life with meditation this lunch break

On the happiness index, we Londoners come out as the most dissatisfied and anxious in the country. From the claustrophobic commute to work, to the painfully long hours between sleeps and the ever-rising rents it can tough staying afloat in the big city. In terms of our health we should be thinking of more than just bicep…

Sample sales: A lunch break spent well is one where you spend

By Laura Rutkowski  Now that it’s November, it’s officially acceptable to start mentioning Christmas and all of the shopping that goes along with it. Allow the sample sales this month to help you on your hunt for gifts, while finding some for yourself in the process. If you’ve never been to a sample sale before,…

Go ice skating in London on your lunch break. Get your skates on!

December’s weather is unseasonably balmy at the moment, so what better way to try and experience some proper winter scenes than ice skating? With outdoor ice skating rinks dotted all around London, you really are spoiled for choice: the Natural History Museum, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, the Tower of London, Somerset House, Hampton Court, and…

Beat boredom with board games at lunch

East Londoners, give yourselves a pat on the back. You’ve survived another week at the office, and no one was harmed – not even Colin from accounts who definitely stole your yogurt from the fridge on Wednesday. After a busy week, you’ve earnt the chance to sit back with a drink or three and socialise…