The Journal
The Art of Producing a Standout Event With Rapport

By Amira Hashish My creative studio Rapport thrives on working with global design, home, lifestyle and travel brands to shape their narrative through compelling stories and experiences. We work with everyone from Soho Home to SUITCASE Magazine to bring their stories to life. Event production and hosting is at the heart of our process. My […]

19 May 2022
The Rise of Rome: New Hotels to Have On Your Radar

By Amira Hashish Rome is having a moment and we are here for it. The Eternal City is essentially an outdoor museum with breathtaking landmarks at every turn. Little wonder it has long formed the glamorous backdrop to movie sets or romantic breaks away.  Despite its incredible architecture and Italian flair for style, there has […]

16 May 2022
Festival Packing Essentials

Festival season is almost upon us. Eager groups of friends have gathered conspiratorially around laptops for tickets, while piles of tents, wellies, face paints and sleeping bags have begun slowly to amass in the corners of hallways and living rooms across the country. The steady, growing ascent to the crescendo of the mosh pit, the […]

9 May 2022
Work Flow…With Jane Shepherdson CBE

By Amira Hashish Jane Shepherdson is a trailblazer in the fashion industry. With more than 20 years of experience as brand director of Topshop and CEO of Whistles, she has a wealth of knowledge to impart and is passionate about nurturing talent.  Having transformed the High Street retailers into global fashion brands, she is using […]

27 April 2022
Summer Sun Culture Spots

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Picture the scene: you’ve donned your coolest, floatiest clothes, a pair of trusty flip-flops and a rather sweet straw hat you picked up at the stifling market square just yesterday afternoon. Your skin smells of suncream and there is a light breeze to cut through the relentless rays of glorious sunshine. It’s […]

25 April 2022
5 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Who doesn’t love a podcast? The multitaskers dream, podcasts are an easy and accessible way for us to absorb new information whilst keeping up with our busy work/life schedules. So whether you’re walking the dog, working on that latest project or enduring the daily commute, take joy in the fact that you can always be […]

20 April 2022
Passion Investments & NFTs

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting For many, investments of passion are a welcome balm to the complexities and intangibilities of more traditional investment categories like stocks and bonds. At their most basic, passion investments involve the purchase of items you love that tend to be defined by their rarity, quality, cultural or aesthetic value and of course, […]

14 April 2022
Ibiza’s Chicest Hotels With a Sea View

By Amira Hashish Ibiza is slowly opening its doors for this year’s season and we cannot wait to don our kaftans and espadrilles. Whether you are seeking a buzzy lifestyle hotel on the beach or a more rustic seaside retreat, the White Island is brimming with super stylish escapes that will get you in that […]

11 April 2022
The Benefits of Investing in PR

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Ironically, the public perception of public relations is inaccurate. For an industry so concerned with the positive reputation of its clients, its own image in the mainstream has been warped, defined by uproarious recalcitrants like Samantha Jones, Malcolm Tucker and Edina Monsoon. The reality of PR has less to do with shambolic […]

4 April 2022