Saturday, 26 November 2016

Featured in Fab UK Fashion Magazine!

So very proud to announce I am featured in this month's Fab UK Magazine!!!

This classy fashion magazine brings you current, up-to-date fashions, alongside throw-back influences with a modern-day twist. It shares inspirational insight into the amazing lives and journeys of artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, musicians, designers; what drives them, how they attained their goals.

I loved doing this interview. In the past, I haven't always been so open in my interviews but I found I actually enjoyed this one!

Get your copy of the magazine here: http://fabukmagazine.com/store/product/fabuk-magazine-issue-3-november-2016/ and read my two page feature interview.

Anna-Christina feature interview page in Fab UK Magazine image

Massive thanks to Harald Haugan, Natalya Malyghina and Cem Kaplan.

Anna-Christina 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Chocolate Heaven!

In October I went to The Chocolate Show! I've been wanting to write about it for weeks now but I've been extremely busy and didn't have time to go through the many photos I took! Anyway as you can imagine, it was amazing! There were truffles, bars, fudge, brownies, cakes and every kind of chocolate you can think of. It really was Chocolate Heaven!

Held at Olympia’s National Hall, it's the UK’s biggest celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat! Delightful and delectable things happened throughout the day such as a selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and many countries around the world introducing their new creations. Celebrity chefs were showing off their skills in the Chocolate Theatre with demonstrations. A chocolate fashion show with designs made out of chocolate and a chance to learn how to sculpt with chocolate with Hotel Chocolat's School of Chocolate.

Here are some of my favourite companies and chocolate designers I met at the show...

I absolutely love Choco Passion! Their designs are so detailed and incredible as you can see below.











I also really loved Hideko Kawa's chocolate cigars. Her company is called SweetArt Lab. How cool are these...



I went to this event leading up to Hallowe'en so of course there were lots of pumpkin heads around! Madame Oiseau's were my favourite.




And Little Black Cat Gourmet skulls and chocolate jewelry was great too.



Then there were the companies that made chocolate clothes and shoes and...







And here's some other things to marvel at...









And...






And I must show you this!


One last thing... Chocolate Art! This was extraordinary. I was very lucky to meet the artist Matty C Pyratee Roche and see him in action creating one of his pieces.





Finally you've made it to the end of this Blog post lol! :-D

The Chocolate Show is the ultimate chocolate shopping opportunity and experience. It's a great day out and I recommend everyone go next year. I'm not sure when the next Chocolate Week is so keep an eye out for it and look up some of these amazing Chocolate Masters! :-)

Anna-Christina

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Amadeus Live

Since the beginning of this year, I have been patiently waiting for this night to come - Friday 14th October! Finally it came and I have to say, it was so worth the wait! Amadeus Live at the Royal Albert Hall was brilliant!


Winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, Amadeus - the most acclaimed film ever made about classical music, was brought to vivid life at the Royal Albert Hall. This remarkable screening of the film featured live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Amadeus (1984), directed by MiloŇ° Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and written by Sir Peter Shaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.



Mozart is an important composer to me. When I was at school, I was a little bit obsessed with him. He was the first great Rock Star! I remember being inspired by his playful childlike melodies and perhaps, this was an early influence on me. I never could have guessed that many years later I would be drawing on this influence to help me create the classical scores I compose for Music Audio Stories! When I think of all the hours I spent alone at school (I went to a boarding school) listening to his music, it was obviously time well spent. Isn't it funny how musicians can absorb music from so many different sources and reproduce it in a completely different way!


If you can, check out some of the other films the Royal Albert Hall are putting on. There's nothing more delightful than watching a great film with an amazing orchestra performing the music live!


Anna-Christina 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Baby & Children's Market

I am soooooo excited to be taking part again in the Baby & Children's Market this month with my company Music Audio Stories! :-) These markets are where smart parents buy, sell and save a fortune on baby and children's items and introduce new businesses and their products to the community.

SHOP & SAVE A FORTUNE!

On sale: toys, clothes, shoes, bikes, buggies, strollers, books, maternity wear, nursery furniture, high chairs, car seats, stair gates, DVD's, games, outdoor toys and products not found on the high street.

Jolly Tots and Jo's Books will be entertaining with music, dance and storytelling plus Queen's Park Farmers' Market will be running 10am - 2pm with tasty food and refreshments.

OUR PRODUCTS

We'll have our Cds, stocking fillers & special offers on all our merchandise available at this event!

WHEN AND WHERE

Sunday 13th November
10.30am - 1.30pm
Salusbury Primary School
Salusbury Road
London
NW6 6RG

PARKING: Free on a single yellow line and on all pay and display bays. Queen's Park is 2 minutes away - free parking around the park.
Adult entry £1.50 first hour | £1 after | Kids go free


Come and say hello to me! Anna-Christina

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