Waldorf Astoria The Palm- Dubai

When venturing out to Dubai, you can expect a big breath of humidity in your face with the air being hotter than an Arabs armpit and expect sweat appearing on your upper lip (SULA). So I would firstly advise a fan, lots of suncream and a pashmina.

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For my birthday, I planned a trip to Dubai as I love it there so couldn’t wait to get back to some sun, sambucas and sassy Arabs. So we’ve jumped off the plane and walked through arrivals and waiting there is a well dressed driver to escort us to the car – brilliant. Perfectly timed. After a swift drive to the hotel, we were greeted by the straightest teethed bellboys as we got escorted up to the club lounge for a private check in. The hotel is nothing short of a palace. Everything is immaculate… the stairs, the lifts, the check-in, the staff; the service is amazing. As we had our breakfast in the lounge, we look outside onto the rest of the palm which was a sight for sore eyes.

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Waldorf Astoria the Palm is a 3-year-old luxury beach hotel offering beautiful skyline view rooms all located on the iconic Palm of Dubai. Well slap me thrice and hand me to my mother I hear you say, yes we were in for a treat. So when looking for a luxury hotel, I think it’s good to break it down into the following sections:

  1. Facilities – 5/5

 

From the entrance to the reception, the interiors were bloody fabulous, featuring crisp marble surroundings with trendy décor. The concierge took our bags off us…(I know… casual) as we entered, and ice cold water bottles were delivered on the sun loungers as we tanned like a crisp. The bedroom was fit for a queen, with a marble bathroom including a bath with a television, wet room and our lovely view of the skyline. The hotel was so big, it felt as if it wasn’t busy which was nice as it felt a lot more private. With so many things to do such as paddle boarding, afternoon tea, relaxing in the spa; I could have stayed in the hotel and had plenty to do.

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The hotel also provides an afternoon tea experience, where you smelt different ‘erbs and whichever one tickled your fancy, you have it in your tea. Alongside this, we enjoyed a Parisian and English styled brunch with goats cheese, scones, pate and loads of French crap that tasted tres, tres amazing.

  1. Dining – 4/5

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The hotel food was holy god damn, great, which showcased Lao, a Vietnamese restaurant, Social, a 3 Michelin star Italian and Mezzerie, an All Day Dining Restaurant.

Lao was a real delight to dine at, the food was presented like in MasterChef and tasted amazing. The service was very good, with our wine glasses being topped up regularly. They also have a very extensive menu with traditional Vietnamese cuisine which was good as quite often menu’s can be limited.

 

Social was well…. Nothing short of excellent. The service was impeccable, with the staff looking like a trio of James Bond lookalikes with an Italian accent, I know, dreamy. The presentation of the food was fit for a king, and it truly was a fine dining experience however, not the kind where you literally get a crumb of meat and a leaf on top… Thankgod. Each dish was packed full of flavours from traditional Italian recipes with a lot of food on the plate – always a good thing!

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Lobster Salad

This hotel also prides itself on educating their staff on the implications of food waste, and exactly what foods can be recycled to be eco-friendlier. Although this may not be important when selecting a holiday destination, it does make the hotel stand out from the rest.

Overall the dining was delightful however the only criticism I had was for Mezzerie, the drinks were included for Breakfast such as water, juices and coffees however, in the evening we got charged for all of the above which was just inconsistent and a bit annoying.

 

Accommodation 5/5

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Well, the room was immaculate, the softest robes and slippers making it very difficult to leave at all. There was a shower, wetroom and a bath with a TV obviously variety is key in these situations. It was spectacular, the whole décor screamed luxury. The marble interior was stunning, and looked, crisp. Already in the room was a variety of amenities, with a dental kit, Salvatore Ferragamo shampoo, conditioner, soap and moisturizer – may have taken some of those bad boys for the road…. The hotel delivered fresh towels every day with new bath robes (which is like being wrapped in a silk). I also got delivered a birthday cake I think everyday and a personalised note to wish me a Happy Birthday which was lovely.

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The room was fully equipped, with a coffee machine, snacks, a fridge filled full of chilled beverages and even a sewing kit just in-case you popped a button! With an iPhone dock on the side of the bed, it was a perfect combination of tranquillity by day, pre drinks by night.

 

Service 3/5

 

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The overall service of the hotel was spectacular, we definitely couldn’t have asked for me as the housekeeping staff were so polite, and the food and beverage staff were very attentive. The front office staff were very pleasant and professional being available 24/7 via telephone from the room as well as room service. However, we had some problems with the bill at the end of the stay as we had been overcharged. It was all a bit disorganised as I went to check the day before and I informed them of the changes that needed to be made. However, there seemed to be a lack of communication between the teams. We then left the hotel for the airport to come home and I received a phone call that they had made another mistake on the bill and undercharged us. I just thought this was unprofessional and a bit disappointing as we had already rectified the bill numerous times. However, this didn’t detract from the amazing hotel and its beautiful facilities. I would definitely return there if I was booking a holiday to Dubai.

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iS Clinical Review – S-Thetics Clinic

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So a couple of months ago, I was approached by Miss Sherina Balaratnam, a fully qualified surgeon who has specialised in the latest non-surgical cosmetic treatments throughout the last 8 years, I know, casual. The clinic is in Beaconsfield and is such a lovely place where you are greeted with smiles and everyone that works there looks like there skin has been photoshopped to be quite honest. It’s like a commercial their skin is that good!

She began to teach me of the ways of cosmeceuticals products versus cosmetic. In a nutshell, the ingredients in a pharmaceutical based product are always going to be purer and of a higher quality therefore better results.

So whilst we all spend away on a high street products, we may as well save our money and put it towards higher end products that actually work! I am having serious “ragrats” about forking out so much money on cosmetic skincare as it is something that I have always been very passionate about.

I have tried numerous brands of cosmetic skincare, Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Simple products, haven’t we all? But which one actually works is the pending question I hear you ask. iS Clinical… That is what works and that’s how the cookie crumbles ladies and gents.

iS Clinical, which in itself, sounds god damn serious. All of the range use Botanical based ingredients which are of the highest purity which cosmetic products will never have.

The range slaps cosmetic skincare round the face with the ingredients being of the highest purity, and the products are formed without chemicals or parabens, so you could say very ‘au natural’.

The product range is used by some of the top celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley not because they are paid to use it but because it actually works.

You use five products every day,  and I trialled this for a total of 6 weeks. The smell of all the products is enough to make you want to rub it on your face, it has such a fresh and natural smell with all having such great consistencies.

So you drag yourself out of bed in the morning and start your day with the ‘Cleansing Complex’ which is the deep cleansing step which you use morning and night. You lightly damp your face and rub in circular motions. The solution comes out of the bottle as a gel however, as you rub it into your face in circular motions, it turns almost into a silky cloud of foam. This resurfacing cleanser helps to smoothen the skin, remove makeup and reduce pore size aka, an all round bargain. Within days my skin felt baby bum smooth, and because of this I actually started not wearing makeup during the day ( I know… it must be serious).

The ‘Serious’ Serums

In the morning you apply two serums before moisturising, which is the Super Serum Advance, and the Hydra Cool Serum. The Super Serum is applied first as this is your daily dose of antioxidants in a bottle;  a combination of Vitamin C concentrate to prevent DNA damage on the face, reduce fine lines and is so potent that it effectively treats hyperpigmentation and scar tissue (For any readers with acne scars on the face, this would be great for you).

This was my favourite serum as you only need two or three drops and you can feel a slight tingle when you apply it (in a good way). I also suffer from hyperpigmentation and this is the first thing that actually reduced this which was actually nice to see results from a product so early on.

Secondly, the Hydra-Cool Serum which provides a concentrated amount of antioxidants to penetrate the lower levels of your skin for ultimate hydration. This serum is a great option for oily skin. This I used both in the morning, and in the evening because it gives your skin a dewy and bright look.

In the evening, I was recommended the White Lightening Complex Serum as this is a healthy way to treat hyperpigmentation by reducing the melanin production in the face. A perfect and safe way to even out the skintone good for people with pigmentation concerns. Followed by the Hydra Cool again to give your skin that extra hydration for a super speedy skin cell regeneration overnight.

The best thing about all the serums is that they come in a sleek, glass bottle with a pipet top, as you only need a few drops on the face. I mean I have had a few people come into my room and immediately ask what it is as it looks so god damn classy. The appearance of the brand shouts professional, pharmaceutical and most of all, potent.

Now moving onto the last two magic moisturisers to go alongside these fantastically light serums. One for the day and one for the evening, so this part is simple!

In the morning, start your day with Extreme Protect SPF Treatment Moisturiser. The most important thing that I have learnt with this brand is how important it is to wear SPF everyday which is a great combination to this morning moisture surge. Due to it being a broad range spectrum UVA and UVB protection, it is clinically proven to prevent DNA damage and repair collagen damage. In a nutshell, youth in a cream. This cream is something to get used to, as it does come out rather thick due to the strong UV protection so it takes a good 10 minutes to sink in. Nonetheless, works as a great base for makeup and most importantly, prevents sun damage and premature ageing signs like fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, in the evening after a long day of hard work, you apply the Moisturising Complex after your night time serums. This is a very light but hydrating moisturiser which acts to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, provide an anti-oxidants and hydrates… I know, all in one bottle! This is almost instantly absorbed by the skin as it is a very smooth consistency.

Overall, a good product however a bit pricey but this is due to the purity of all of the ingredients used and it has that extra concentration of ingredients for maximum efficacy and most of all amazing results. Ma girl Gwyneth and Rosie don’t just use it for fun, the product actually works.

I would recommend visiting Miss Sherina as she can tell you what your skin needs and tailor your skin care regime based on this. If you are interested in the product, pop into the clinic and you can buy the product straight from there! Have a browse on the website and see for yourself…

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Nobu – Berkeley Street

Being quarter Japanese, I do love Japanese cuisine so I have been to a fair few places that do Japanese food. However, if you are going to London, Nobu is a must. In the heart of Mayfair, you are bound to be in for a luxury treat however is no place for your Nike Huaraches or a bandana that’s for sure.

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Being renowned for one of the most glamorous restaurants, I was pretty god damn excited for the experience. I was there with a guy friend and we were greeted with smiles upon entrance and showed to our table by a lovely Italian lady. As we sat down amongst maybe Britain’s most good looking other Nobu customers, before I could even get to grips with the beautiful interior, we had been poured a bottle of Fiji water. It was almost like a dream? Not Evian, not Buxton, just a casual bottle of Fiji water in a metal case, no biggie. I mean can you even get those in the shops? I think I have only seen them on celeb instagrams, anyway this seemed to be the norm so I just went with it.

Something that was very apparent in the first half an hour was the level of service, within this half an hour, we were checked on regularly and my wine glass was topped up casually and with a smile which was lovely. Plus she also said she thought my friend and I were a great looking couple – brownie points to the Italian waitress for the compliment although he was deffo punching..

The guy I went with was a bit of a regular so chose the supposed best things on the menu which consisted of the following:

Baby Tiger Shrimp Tempura

I have had shrimp before but this one was enravelled with what I can only describe as the most mouth watering light batter I’ve ever tasted. It came with three sauces, Jalapeno (yuck I hate jallies, so not my thing but could be someones thing), a thousand island lookalike but with a luxury edge and some sort of soya sauce encrusted with diamonds and sapphires. Apart for the jallie sauce, the other two were delightful. I actually felt like a child, as the food was ridiculously good, and the presentation was impeccable as well. The portion sizes was big as well; we didn’t manage to finish but this was absolutely delicious so this should be on your top list if you go.

New Style Beef Sashimi

“Do you like Sashimi” asked my friend, in my mind I was thinking what the fuck is Sashimi? Is that the same as Sushimi? Am I pronouncing it right? It sort it sounds like a breed of dog but obviously, like a noob, I answered “Erm what is Sashimi?” It was described to be as finely sliced beef, briefly seared and I tell you what. It was just that… holy guacamole it was good. It almost melts in your mouth and it was in some sort of soya sauce but with a slight hint of euphoric zest?

Nobu Scallop Tacos

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At this point, my palette was well prepared for the next dish as my mouth was watering! However, this taco was firstly in a leaf and was larger than suspected. I recently had my wisdom teeth out and had problems with my jaw opening to its full potential let’s say. Therefore, as I attempted to fit this bundle of tasty wonderlust into my mouth, with the additional struggle of the perfectly sculpted chop sticks, the taco bounced back out of my mouth after smacking my teeth which were locked at a certain distance apart… As you can imagine, I was mortified. At least I attempted, I guess it’s the effort that counts and my friend found it funny (or at least he pretended to find it funny whilst he was probably repulsed). God knows what that orange crap on the top was, but it was the best crap I had ever tasted. Amazing crap on top of the best cooked scallops that have ever laid on my tongue – literally food porn.

 

Black Cod

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“You must have had Black Cod before” I just nodded as if I had OBVIOUSLY had black cod before. I mean DUHH, obviously, I eat at these places all the time, benjamins to burn, too much dollar in the pockets me! However, this really was an amazing dish, it was so well cooked, best fish I have ever had in my life. I always find actually cooking fish, is very hard to cook well, therefore I had some some serious appreciation for the dish. It was really soft, and due to the fish being cooked in a Japanese wood- burning oven (don’t know what the flip that is, but I read it on the website), it had a smoky flavour.

We did order some Sushi as well but got a tad distracted amidst the great Pinot Noir and left without it being delivered! But I can only imagine that it would be the creme de la creme of all sushi.

Overall this is my first michelin star restaurant review and the experience was incredible  to be honest. I think I will struggle to find a better place for Japanese food – next stop Sushi Samba. But if in London area lads, dress to impress, bring a hot date and head down to Nobu Berkeley Street – you won’t regret it.

 

 

 

Ten Minute Makeover in under Ten products…

 

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So we all dread the waking up, getting ready for work and having to look half presentable to be seen in public. Therefore I have nailed a look which takes just 10 minutes (maybe 15 if you’re a faffer) to get you out the door.

 

I know that if I don’t wear makeup out in public, I actually get nervous with who I will bump into. Classic example of when I went to Tesco to grab some ice-cream, my best friend assured me I could go make-up free and not bump into anyone we know. Well obviously, (as these things always happen to me), naturally, of course, I bump into my ex-boyfriend (who I hadn’t seen in well over two years) wearing a bucket hat (ew) parked in the car next to me. What the flip flop flap are the chances of me bumping into my ex-boyfriend in Tesco’s car park, at that exact time, when I had no makeup on, didn’t even draw on my brows on…. I was speechless. Bet that showed him what he was missing…. not much!

 

Therefore, I thought that this is a handy blog to have your essential products to get you out the door not quite looking like Vicky Beckham, but maybe at least a coupla’ pegs up from Vicky Pollard.

 

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I am fully aware my roots are frizzy..

So here I go, my easy steps to prevent yourself from looking like Gollum from the bloody Lord of the Rings.

 

Step 1: My favourite foundation in the world, my best friend Estee (obviously), put a few dabs on my fingertips as I hate using brushes as all of the ones I have tried are – to be polite – shit! In circular motions, rub this on your face and rub into your neck so it blends.

 

Step 2: I apply my Nars creamy concealer under my eyes, and blend in to look funky,fresh, fleeky and fabulous. I think it is really important to find the right colour for your concealer and I always encourage getting testers before walking out of the shop. Department stores have the really nice lighting where even if you looked like the rear end of a donkey, you’d look fresh, so take my advice, and make full use of testers.

 

Step 3: This is without a doubt the most important step, if you walk out of the house without doing this, well then you might as well pull the trigger. Draw your for god-saken eyebrows in. I personally have really short eyebrows, if you’re blessed with bushy eyebrows that are lengthy then this does not apply to you. But if you’re anything like me, where they look as short as a club thumb, this is a must. I use my Mac Eyebrow pencil (Spike) as it’s really super thin, so you can achieve those instabrow goals so that the start of your eyebrow isn’t as thick as the end. Research shows that women are perceived being of higher status if they wear makeup. So even if your doing a B-Tech in Urban Dance, people will still think you are clever if you flip of the wrist and get your brows on fleek.

 

Step 4: Whip that bronzer out girl (Bronze Goddess – Estee Lauder) and get some blush on those cheeks. Bronzer is life, the only reason girls bond in the bathroom is because they are all topping up there bronzer or talking tactics how to pull the fittie in the white shirt, grey chinos and short back and sides, sitting on the far left of the room at precisely 11:45 from a North- East angle if your looking at the club from the front. I would always put bronzer lower than you think, it looks a lot more natural if it’s below your cheekbones. Less is more in this situation as you are on a tight ship my friend (I think that is the saying), no time to buff your cheeks for more than 10 seconds.

 

Step 5: Brush those lashes, personally I don’t have a preference in mascaras as they seem to do the damn same thang. I have tried Mac, Lancome, Estee Lauder but I am never one to buy luxury mascaras so I am currently using Rimmel which is giving me some serious volume at the moment. Being partially Asian, if I have no mascara on, no makeup and I laugh? Well, it’s safe to say I can’t see a god damn ting! My eyes disappear into those Japanese slits of mine. So mascara is really one thing for me that really makes a different and makes my eyes looks bigger which is one of my main things.

 

Step 6: Lippy. Get yourself a Mac lippy, I mean come on, who doesn’t have a Mac Lipstick? If you don’t have one then for goodness sake, get yourself down to Debenhams and get one. They last ages, and they have different textures whether you would like a matte finish or a shiny finish, they have everything. But please whatever you do, don’t lip line the hell out of your lips to make your lips look bigger as you look like Dolly Parton.

 

Overall, here is just some essentials that I use for something quick and I just want to point out that everyone has flaws. I know society is slightly warped with this whole lip filler (obviously won’t be needing that), boob jobs and plastic surgery phase. But, everyone hates something about themselves, and I am only recently learning that I don’t care if my nose is flat as fuck, or that my eyes sink into my face when I laugh as those are the cards I was dealt. There will always be girls prettier than you and uglier than you and you should just shake what your mama gave you and embrace yourself and then maybe one day (if you’re lucky), you can look like this….Picture below)

 

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Also, as a quick side note to finish this off…. Ladies and Gents, if somebody who normally wears makeup like myself, then on the rare occasion doesn’t wear make up; do not ask me “are you ill?”. Erm no….. no I’m not ill, actually I am just going ‘au natural’ for one day of my bloody life which I now will regret doing and probably never do again….

Over and out! If anyone has any suggestions on what they would like me to blog about in the future then please let me know 🙂 Or any feedback is much appreciated.

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The Real Life Truths of an Internship…

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Happy Friday everyone, TGIF!

Recently, I’ve been inspired to begin my own blog, writing about different topics that interest me and advising my readers on health, beauty and fitness. It’s something I really enjoy doing, so I imagine my delight when I was asked to write a blog-style piece by my boss! Who said work can’t be fun? So here is my post on what to expect when taking part in an internship and the different experiences I have had as an intern.

 

I have been doing internships for a good few years now. My mother used to encourage (force) me to do them during summer holidays from the age of 14, for which I am grateful now, but absolutely hated at the time. So I have become a bit of a pro regarding what to expect in an internship. Prior to my first few experiences, I was so excited, beaming with enthusiasm, raring to go and get stuck in. Little did I know the generic fate of an innocent intern: the classic ‘bitch jobs’. Making teas and coffees, filing, giving foot massages and arse kissing everyone, because everyone is your superior. All this while living by the motto ‘service with a smile.’ That old chestnut.  Exploitation, basically. That is what you should expect from an internship; especially if it is a month or less.

 

I remember interning for a marketing company in London for a month, and in my first meeting they made the job sound so exciting. ‘We have designated you an amazing role, with lots of responsibilities. You are going to be the office Runner!’ With a capital ‘R’ to make it seem extra important! Completely oblivious to what that word actually meant, naïve 16-year-old me was thinking ‘Ooh, I must be so important to be the designated office Runner, I am so lucky!’. Little did I know, my job would consist of running out to Pret, Prezzo, Yo Sushi, Starbucks and anywhere and everywhere else anyone fancied a bite from, fetching my seniors, clients and colleagues food and drinks from around London. To be honest, everyone was really nice at the company, but does that give me marketing experience? No. Was I being paid more than minimum wage? No. Were my expenses covered? Ha! Don’t make me laugh. I didn’t actually have a desk; my office was the kitchen and my job was to wait for someone to call and give me their lunch order… thrilling. Although I have never sighed with boredom so much than I did in the month during this internship, something I did learn is that you have to start at the bottom of the food chain and stick it out, because experience is experience, however useless.

 

My most recent internship before the one I am currently completing was a position based in the Middle East for Hilton. I had had several internships before that (all of which were pretty similar to the first one, I won’t bore you by describing them one by one) so I thought if I can survive those, why not try it abroad! Before I knew it, I was on a plane to Dubai and had arrived in the desert. And then it was my first day. I felt the excitement oozing out of me again, I was ready to dive in, head first. I remember asking to be taken to my workspace for the next 12 months, and being shown to an empty desk. No laptop, no stationary, nothing. I politely enquired, ‘Sorry, (typical English, apologising despite having done nothing wrong) could you possibly tell me where my laptop is please?’. The reply? ‘Oh, you have to go to HR for that.’

 

Okay, great, so after working out where the bloody hell HR was – across the hall, into the lift, down the back alley, past the cafeteria and through the last door on the right – I finally got my hands on the laptop and brought it back to my desk. EUREKAAA, I could finally get to work. But no, that would have been too easy. I opened the laptop and, naturally, had no login. ‘Sorry to bother you again,’ I said to my colleague, ‘but do you by any chance have my login?’ ‘Oh you have to go to L&D’.

 

Firstly, what the hell was ‘L&D’?; secondly, how was I, an English intern on her first day in a foreign country, supposed to know what it meant? Living and Dead? Lollipops and Dumplings?; and thirdly, was anything actually prepared?  Seeing as I had just flown 7 hours to the middle of the desert to work here, it would have been nice. So after finding out that L&D meant ‘Learning and Development, I went there and was given my god forsaken login. Finally, after getting all the admin bits and bobs sorted, I started working. The first phone call I received was a sneak preview into what my time working there would entail. The majority of clients spoke Arabic and, for most of them, English was their third language. Being quite well-spoken and eloquent (if I do say so myself) is something of a privilege in Britain, but where I was, it wouldn’t have made a difference if I’d been speaking Cockney Rhyming Slang. ‘Yes my name is Montana’, I’d say, rolling my eyes. ‘Bontana? Mojito? Mandela?’ Were the type of replies I’d have to sit and listen to. Oh, and there were more. This language barrier was by far the hardest challenge for me, as I was, for once, the odd one out speaking English, surrounded by colleagues and clients who spoke a variety of languages. And for most, as I have mentioned, English was their weakest. On top of this, my internship was disorganised, lacked guidance and was stressful to say the least.

 

Believe it or not, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Best ‘til last and all that. So, most recently, I applied for an internship at Cirkle, on a whim, as they didn’t have any internships posted. I just thought, I want to work for this company, they look bloody good. And, to my surprise, I managed to get myself an interview! Miracles do happen.

 

So when I returned from Dubai in February, I was interviewed by Rikki Weir, who I assumed was male from the name (never assume. Ever.), so I was embarrassed to discover that ‘he’ was actually a ‘she’ after sending an email to ‘Mr Weir’ (I still don’t know how I got that interview). I arrived, and this long legged fashionista with pristine makeup and not a hair out of place came to greet me and introduced herself as Rikki. I immediately thought ‘I want to work here, she looks like she’s stepped straight out of Sex and the City’. Long story short, I got the job! I was overwhelmed, and to be honest, really chuffed. I received my contract in the post the following week (stunned at the efficiency!), signed it and sent it off. It was official: I was going to complete Cirkle’s first internship scheme, starting on June 1st. The title is ‘Experience in the Round’, which means I get to explore the different parts of PR within the company, covering Consumer, Digital and Trade.

 

June 1st came all too quickly and soon enough it was my first day. Walking into the office, I was greeted with smiles all round, including one from the Office Personnel Director, Jo. She walked us (myself and the other interns) into a modern, chic meeting room and handed us a box of stationery, laptops, a book about Cirkle, passwords, logins, post-it notes, everything you could possibly need. Well organised and efficient, oh, the joy! From then on, in my mind, Jo has been a real life Mary Poppins: she clicks her heels and finds a solution for everything.

 

I couldn’t believe it; I thought I was dreaming because it was too good to be true! Still is, actually. Organisation (very important to me, don’t you know) is to a tee, everyone is friendly and I’m getting paid to be ‘just an intern’. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. I’ve just managed to find one of those one in a million companies that has been my light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Since I’ve been working for Cirkle, I have had so many amazing experiences working with some top consumer brands such as Ferrero, Glen Livet, Paul Hollywood and Pernot Ricard. I have had so many opportunities: meeting with Rhodri Phillips, business editor of The Sun; attending media briefing events in London; and supporting my colleagues in their campaigns.

 

Overall, this has been my favourite internship by far. I feel like a part of the team and, for once, not a disposable intern. I already feel like an employee, and I haven’t even been here two months! A company I am genuinely proud to work for and hope to work for in the future, if you ever get offered a chance to join the Cirkle team, do it!