Last modified on Mar 22, 2021 17:43 GMT Leanne Bayley If you've been lusting over the Chanel dad sandals trend but can't quite justify the £1000 price tag, we've shopped the high-street for all the best chunky dad sandals that look like they've come off a catwalk but without the splurge. From Marks & Spencer to Birkenstocks, ASOS & Kurt Geiger, we've found the best black, white, leopard print and pink dad sandals... If you've been lusting over the Chanel dad sandals but can't quite justify the £1000 price tag, we've shopped the high-street for all the best chunky-soled sandals that look like they've come straight from the catwalk but without the splurge. Dad sandals were scoffed at when the trend emerged back in 2015, but since then they've gained popularity - no doubt because they're hella comfy - and peaked when Chanel launched the cult famous sandals in 2018. In fact, chunky summer sandals have become so popular that according to the Lyst 2021 report, Birkenstock’s Arizona sandals were the world's number one hottest shoe for women this year. Searches for the sandals spiked 225% and they sold out across many retailers. If you've yet to join the chunky shoe club, scroll down to pick your favourites... Shop the best dad sandals for summer 2021 Dune Lockstockk quilted black dad sandals, £110, Selfridges SHOP NOW Public Desire chunky dad sandals, £24.99, ASOS SHOP NOW Leather strappy dad sandals, £45, Marks & Spencer SHOP NOW Arizona pink sandals, £35, Birkenstock SHOP NOW Nice flatforms, £215, Russell & Bromley SHOP NOW SHOP: The easy chuck-on summer dresses we're adding to our basket right now Aqua chunky dad sandals, £24.99, ASOS SHOP NOW Chunky dad sandals, £42, River Island SHOP NOW Whistles 'Noah' dad sandals, £169, Selfridges SHOP … [Read more...] about 13 best chunky dad sandals we love for 2021: From Marks & Spencer to ASOS & Birkenstocks
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The ascent of EDM has transformed the sound of the radio more than any other trend of the past decade. Photo: Yulia Skya Classics The essential party starters, as selected by an expert panel of the city’s most influential DJs, dance-label heads, and party promoters. By Piotr Orlov 2000 Antibalas, "Si, Se Puede" "Incredible record from New York's Afrobeat kings." (Rich Medina, DJ-Promoter) Daft Punk, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Fischerspooner, “Emerge” “The defining track of the electroclash scene.” (justine d, dj-promoter) Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z and Missy Elliott, “Is That Your Chick” 2001 Blaze Production presents James Toney Jr. Project, “Revolution Poem” “A seminal record; introduced the dance world to Afro-house.” (medina) Jay-Z, “U Don’t Know” Le Tigre, “Deceptacon (DFA Remix)” M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes and Remy Ma, “Ante Up (Remix)” “A club song about robbing people in the street!” (eleven & ayres, djs) Antibalas, "Si, Se Puede" "Incredible record from New York's Afrobeat kings." (eleven & ayres, djs) Jon Cutler feat. E-Man, “It’s Yours” Morgan Geist, “24K” Shaun Escoffery, “Days Like This (Spinna Vocal Mix)” 2002 LCD Soundsystem, “Losing My Edge Nas, “Made You Look” The Rapture, “House of Jealous Lovers” “Started the skyrocket launch of the label [DFA].” (tim sweeney, dj) 2003 The Diplomats feat. Cam’ron and Jim Jones, “I Really Mean It” AJay-Z, “Public Service Announcement” “This B-side from the Black Album became a club classic in New York without any promotion.” (dj soul, radio host) Toli & the Femm Nameless, “See Line Woman” !!!, “Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)” 2004 Abe Duque feat. Blake Baxter, “What Happened?” Fat Joe, “Lean Back” 2005 LCD Soundsystem, “Tribulations” M.I.A., “Bucky Done Gun” Spank Rock and Amanda Blank, “Blow” “In 2008, you couldn’t go in a house party without hearing Spank and Amanda.” … [Read more...] about The Beat Goes Boom: What’s Driving the Dance-Music Moment
Last modified on Mar 16, 2021 16:46 GMT hellomagazine.com Fun & challenging 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles, 3D jigsaw puzzles and mindfulness puzzle books: these are the best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021 Sales of jigsaw puzzles for adults have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and with lockdown still going in 2021 a jigsaw is the perfect way to keep the family entertained – and it's also a great way to practice mindfulness . Whether you're a first-time puzzler or a more seasoned pro, we've found the best jigsaw puzzles for adults from some of our favourite brands, so you can challenge yourself and keep busy. MORE: The best family-friendly board games to play during lockdown: Cluedo, trivia and more What is a good size puzzle for adults? Well, that really depends on your skill, time available and patience level! For a minimal challenge, the best jigsaw puzzles for adults we've included in our edit all have at least 500 pieces, with the exception of 3D puzzles, which can be just as complex with fewer pieces! We love a good 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which may take an average of just a few hours to around 10-12 hours to complete. So, depending on how much time you can commit daily to piecing your puzzle together, you might finish in one day, or it might take you as long as... well, the sky's the limit! Fun fact: According to the Guinness Book of World Records , the jigsaw puzzle with the most pieces that has been completed consisted of a whopping 551,232 pieces! It was put together in a Vietnam stadium by 1,600 students from the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City in 2011. Impossible clear jigsaw puzzle, from £4.95, Always Personal SHOP NOW If you think you've tackled all the best jigsaw puzzles for adults out there, and you want something harder, then hold on to your hats. This is honesty the hardest puzzle you will ever do – trust us, we’ve tried it … [Read more...] about 15 best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021: Fun & challenging jigsaws for lockdown
March 13, 2014 - 15:29 GMT hellomagazine.com HELLO! In History: The Voice judge and pop princess Kylie Minogue is our Throwback Thursday star from March 2002 As Kylie Minogue prepares to release her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once , we make the Australian pop princess our Throwback Thursday star this week. CLICK ABOVE TO ENLARGE IMAGE Back in March 2002, when HELLO! spoke to star, now 45, Kylie was getting ready to go on a UK-wide tour in support of her eighth album, Fever , and talked about she had always felt like an adolescent. The KylieFever2002 tour was at the time the biggest production Kylie had put on in Britain and involved numerous set and outfit changes to compliment hit songs such as Can’t Get You out Of My Head and Love at First Sight . After leaving the popular soap Neighbours in 1987, she released a string of hits albums which included the popular tracks I Should Be So Lucky, Hand on your Heart , and Especially for You, a duet with her Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan . In 2005, chameleon Kylie, who has gone through many transformations in her 27-year career including dance diva and indie darling, discovered she had breast cancer and cancelled her worldwide Showgirl tour. She came back fighting to resume the concert dates later that year and in the subsequent years has gone on to produce three more albums and perform four more international tours. CLICK ABOVE FOR A GALLERY OF KYLIE'S BEST LOOKS Now one of four judges on BBC’s hit reality show The Voice , during a recent live chat with fellow judge Ricky Wilson Kylie showcased her new positive state of mind, adding that she planned to “go into the future with abandon.” Also on our 5th March 2002 cover, the Duchess of York showed off her new trim look, and model and photographer Penny Lancaster talked about her relationship with crooner Rod Stewart whom she married in 2007 and now … [Read more...] about HELLO! In History: Kylie Minogue is our Throwback Thursday star
April 01, 2021 - 13:39 BST Rachel Avery With the UK looking forward to weddings after lockdown, discover which wedding trend is set to be massive for 2021. During the coronavirus pandemic, many weddings up and down the UK have been cancelled, plus we've been forced to spend more time at home – and as a result, over half of Brits would now be happy to say "I do" in their back garden ! LOOK: Outdoor wedding inspiration for your post-lockdown ceremony In research conducted by Premier Polytunnels , they found out that 56 per cent of people would be satisfied with a garden wedding at their own home, with just close friends and family on the guestlist. The survey included 1000 participants and has suggested that the weddings landscape may be changed for the foreseeable. Loading the player... WATCH: 10 of the most amazing HELLO! exclusive weddings In line with the findings, Pinterest has recently reported a 190 per cent year on year increase in searches for 'small back garden wedding' across the UK, USA and Brazil. The Premier Polytunnels research also indicated an uptake in DIY wedding elements with 33 per cent considering a homemade cake and 36 per cent opting for DIY flowers. Getting married in your backgarden isn't legally binding READ: "We earn £100,000 and have saved £10,000 on our wedding so far - here's how" MORE: 21 beautiful wedding themes for every type of couple These more intimate, DIY weddings have upsides like cost saving, but they don’t come without risks. Of course, there is the UK weather to consider, which can be temperamental at best – but also weddings hosted in the grounds of your home are still not legally binding. Couples are now more likely to DIY elements of their wedding At present, the law states that you must get married inside a permanent structure that has a specific grant of approval. However, the good news is … [Read more...] about 2021’s biggest wedding trend revealed – and it’s affordable!
Photo-Illustration: Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Much of Clubhouse is boring — or, at least, disproportionately filled with the awkward in-between of group interaction. This is far from a novel observation, and it’s an observation that continues to be made even as the attention and discourse around the audio chat app rose to fever pitch over the past few weeks. Pulling data from Apptopia, the New York Times reported that the app had been downloaded over four million times in the past month alone, which broadly corresponds with my own immediate networks. I started out the year with few outside my professional circles knowing what the app was; now, it’s something that gets brought up in my various Whatsapp groups every few days. That I personally find much of the app boring is a subjective contention, of course. I’m certain a substantial portion of the app’s user base would passionately differ from my assessment, and perhaps rightly so. I’ve only been on the thing for about a week, and I get the sense many users have cultivated a different relationship with the platform than I have. I, for one, picked up the app in search of experiences that justify time away from other things I could be doing: watching a movie, chasing my cat, lurking in far-flung subreddits, plowing through more podcasts. On that front, I often find little of comparable value, even when there is spectacle. Yet I am compelled, because there is something genuinely compelling about the Clubhouse experience. I keep dipping back into the app when I have a few minutes to spare, leaving it on in the background as I do other things — cleaning the house, making lunch, figuring out tax forms — when my brain is tired from listening to podcasts demanding close attention. Again, I rarely find anything worthwhile, but that’s part of the pleasure I get from it. And let’s be clear: Boringness is not antithetical to pleasure. It’s kinda why I’ve developed great affinities … [Read more...] about Does Clubhouse Mean Bad Things for Podcasting?