Monthly Wrap Up: A Rant or Reality Check? A Partner Worth Investing In

The month of ‘love’ has flown by (apologies for the late wrap-up!), though not without my fair share of courageous ventures including finding the confidence to take my platform Diversity Matters to the next level… and a more coy venture which involved butterflies in the stomach thanks to a special someone (I’ll save the details of the latter for another post!) Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch Travel| Czeched-in: City Break in Hradec Králové

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One of my top tips for urban girls wanting to get ahead and expand their networks is – travel. Sometimes getting out of your ‘comfort zone’, your usual routine, can be enough to re-spark some vitality, or simply help you re-focus on your goal. Besides, it’s a great way to make new contacts, not to mention create meaningful connections outside your usual circles.

So I took my own advice and found myself heading to Stanstead airport last Saturday to czech-in for a flight to the Czech Republic… And no, it wasn’t to Prague this time. Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Pretty in Pink: Glammed Up with Pride for the First Black Beauty and Fashion Awards, London

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Kai Lutterodt, founder of Diversity Matters & Let’s do Lunch Network

I had the honour of attending the first ever Black Beauty and Fashion Awards (BBFA) which took place at London’s Porchester Hall on the 23rd March. Styled by my friend, fashionista and style icon Julius Reuben, I wore a hot pink long straight glitter dress from his Untribe Collection, accessorised with my side hustle Wrap Star Accessories, for a seat at a VIP table in honour of an awards show celebrating people of colour, particularly black women, and their contribution to the beauty and fashion industry… Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Beast from the East: The Snow Storm causing Disruption in the UK and Concern for those Sleeping Rough

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A dark hue over as the storm hits Regents Street, photo ©Kai Lutterodt

I arrived back from a mini break in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic to be met by a snow storm as I arrived into London. The Serbian weather I’d been expecting in the -11 temperatures of my city break, took me face-on with on Tuesday afternoon – nothing short of a ‘welcome back to London’ surprise. I marvelled at the sight of lashings of snow falling in Central London as my bus took a turn onto Regents Street. I exited for home through Soho, braving the cold winds and and freezing temperatures to take some pictures on my DSLR which was conveniently at hand. Continue reading

Engagement Skills: 8 Characteristics of a Driver Personality (I can actually relate to!)

To be an efficient networker (you know, making those contacts to build meaningful connections – the general philosophy behind Let’s do Lunch Network), it helps to be aware of the various personality types, which could help avoid those awkward personality clashes. A bit of research is all it takes to understand how different personality types work and communicate in very different ways… I wasn’t aware of my own, until I attended a workshop at Barclay’s Global Headquarters yesterday. Continue reading