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International Women’s Day Playlist

By March 7, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

This March we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and we want to take this opportunity to recognise brilliant women, past and present, who have made an impact on all our lives. With an all-female playlist, these songs are for women about women, so be ready to hear them roar!

From Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga, Les 100 Ciels has revisited the archives with empowering and inspiring tracks from motivating singers who convey positive messages through the power of music.

These talented singers will leave you feeling ready for anything!

International Womens Day

 

Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. Aretha Franklin – Respect
  2. Beyoncé – Run the world (girls)
  3. Katy Perry – Rise
  4. Cyndi Lauper – Girls just want to have fun
  5. Rihanna – Diamonds
  6. Lady Gaga – Born this way
  7. Destiny’s child – Independent Women
  8. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  9. Madonna – Express yourself
  10. Alicia Keys – Girl on fire

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L100C LISTEN: MAHALIA

By January 18, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We regularly share on our blog the music that we love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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Singer, writer and actress, Mahalia Rose Burkmar (stage name Mahalia), is a 20 year old rising star from Leicester. Starting her singing career at the early age of 13, Mahalia signed to the major record label “Atlantic” at the age of 15 and recorded her first album, Headspace in 2012. Describing her music as a “psycho acoustic soul”, Mahalia spent much of her youth absorbing the sounds of her native city, releasing music with a touching intensity that goes far beyond her years.

Mahalia’s music is always introduced with an amusing, remarkable story about a peculiar moment of her life: “Marry Me”, for instance is a very intimate ballad she wrote about a new boyfriend at school, or “Sober”, her celebrated summer single, is for those suffering from a love hangover. Having already toured with Mabel, this soul-pop prodigy released two EPs in the last few years, as well as an album and more recently two beautiful songs titled, “Honeymoon” and “Surprise me”.

This talented singer is the new voice you’ll be replaying over and over on your commute home. Don’t miss out!

Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. One Night Only
  2. Sober
  3. Surprise Me
  4. Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz)
  5. Marry me
  6. Honeymoon
  7. Good Reason
  8. That’s OK
  9. No Pressure
  10. I Remember

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Three Books to inspire your New Year

By January 11, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION
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With a New Year starting, it’s inevitable to remember all the things we wanted to but didn’t get around to achieving in the previous year.  Remember when you planned to eat healthier and do more exercise? Or learn French? We all know that resolutions are tough to stick to, that’s why we made a selection of our most loved books to inspire you in 2019! From motivational books with goal setting advice to how to change your life habits for the better, we have rounded up 3 must-reads to stimulate you this year.


Wear no Evil – Greta Eagan

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Why not start the New Year with a more sustainable approach? Sustainable fashion has grown fast in the last few years and as a brand we deeply support this practice. This new book, titled, “Wear no Evil” is written by Greta Eagan, a New York based eco-stylist, who has provided us with a useful guide to navigate this important area of the fashion industry. As well as being an educational read, the book is a guideline for all fashion lovers who want to dress ethically and still look glamorous. We loved this book, as it offers valuable insights into alternative and more eco-friendly materials, consumer empowerment and ideas on how to be more commercially transparent. It also signposts a number of sustainable brands who are acting as role models and examples of how we can shape the future of eco-fashion in a millennials market.

“Greta Eagan has ignited the beginning of a movement towards more conscious and honest fashion where what you wear surpasses aesthetic, and is elevated to an action that enforces good commercial practices and ethics.” – Savant Magazine

 

Becoming – Michelle Obama

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Is January synonymous with new challenges, new jobs or a new life stage for you? If the answer is yes, then you will want to read “Becoming.” The debut novel of Michelle Obama, speaks eloquently and passionately about strength and change, giving readers an insight into the ex First Lady’s life- from a childhood growing up in a one bedroom flat in the South Side of Chicago, to her arrival at the White House and the political tensions felt during those years. This book is a revelation we didn’t know we needed, not because of any obscure stories we may have always wondered about, but because her honesty in speaking about her career, and the hopes and dreams she was carrying for herself and her country, are ones we can all identify with and draw encouragement from.

 

Who says you can’t? You do. – Daniel Chidiac

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The start of a New Year should be a time for self-care and a focus on wellbeing. This book is an excellent self-help book that will give readers a platform to take a deeper look into their life. How many of us often live a moment or an entire phase of our life where we don’t feel any kind of enjoyment or fulfilment? Daniel Chidiac’s book supports you to begin the journey to the life you deserve and reflect on how to re-direct your energy in a positive way.

“We can have all the knowledge in the world, have ten university degrees, travelled the globe, or know how to speak five different languages, but if we don’t have true knowledge of ourselves, we will never create the life we want.” – Daniel Chidiac

 

We hope these books will help you grab 2019 with all the energy and spirit in you! Go for it!

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L100C Listen: She&Him

By December 13, 2018 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We regularly share on our blog the music we love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores, and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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Get ready for an early Christmas present as the She & Him band have just announced their return to the scene after a five year absence with a trio of holiday concerts!

She & Him is an American musical duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. After the success of their first album, “Volume One”, in 2008, the duet evolved into a bonafide band realising two more albums in the following years, aptly named Volume 2 and Volume 3. Their music is thoroughly spontaneous, simple and deliberate, in the same vein as their albums and band name! In an interview with the New York Times, Deschanel said: “I wanted a name that was very humble, modest and anonymous.” Matt agrees: “We wanted the music to come first, which sort of explains the band name as well as the names of the records. The songs are what we want people to remember.”

In 2011, the band released, “A Very She & Him Christmas” a 12 track Christmas album with a range of classic holiday songs covers delivered with the typical, quirky Deschanel vocals and the cool allure of M Ward. The album is an oasis of calm, perfect for winding down over Christmas without a hint of the mayhem of Christmas shopping.

If you haven’t heard of She & Him, don’t miss the chance to get into the festive mood and see them live at their “A Very She & Him Christmas Party” concert with three dates  all set to take place in the USA, between Los Angeles (06-12-18), San Francisco (08-12-18), and Austin (10-12-18) this December. Can’t make it? Enjoy their albums from the cosy comfort of home!

Click here to listen on Spotify.

  1. The Christmas Waltz
  2. Christmas Day
  3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  5. Christmas Wish
  6. Sleigh Ride
  7. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  8. Silver Bells
  9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  10. Blue Christmas
  11. Little Saint Nick
  12. The Christmas Song

 

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L100C LISTEN: NAO

By November 9, 2018 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We regularly share on our blog the music that we at Les 100 Ciels love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores, and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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As the days grow shorter, keep winter blues at bay with some fresh tracks from NAO. After the release of her new single “Make It Out Alive”the British artist has officially announced her new album Saturn. Released on October 26 and featuring masterpieces like “Make It Out Alive” and “Another Lifetime”, the album drifts through a mindset in flux, largely focusing on heartbreak and the regenerative bliss that comes after.

But why name it Saturn?  

“My friends kept telling me about the term ‘Saturn Returns’. It’s this idea that Saturn takes 29 years to orbit from when you’re born and it is the planet of blessings and growth. So by the time you’re around 29, something big happens in your life. It’s like waking up and coming of age, like: ‘I’ve been going through my twenties and what have I been doing in this relationship?’ What have I been doing in this job?’ You start to rethink everything – old stuff that your parents taught you or ideas that you believed in. It’s like a complete shedding of skin and it can be painful.” – NAO.

The East Londoner has created the kind of tracks that will have you singing to your mirror and her honest exploration of love, lust, and hardship will keep you awake on those longer nights.

Click here to listen on Spotify.

1. Another Lifetime
2. Make It Out Alive (feat. SiR)
3. If You Ever
4. When Saturn Returns (Interlude)
5. Saturn (feat. Kwabs)
6. Gabriel
7. Orbit
8. Love Supreme
9. Curiosity
10. Drive and Disconnect
11. Don’t Change
12. Yellow of the Sun
13. A Life Like This

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L100C Listen: Dean Lewis

By September 28, 2018 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We are excited to share with you the music that we love at Les 100 Ciels and our edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores, and be able to listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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Ease into the new season with our new favourite artist, Dean Lewis. Five-time ARIA Award nominee, Lewis is an Australian singer-songwriter from Sydney best known for his debut single “Waves.” By the end of 2018 Lewis’ newly released single “Be Alright,” reached number one in Australia and was certified platinum within four weeks of release. The lyrics of this talented musician are beautiful so be sure to add his music to your playlist and don’t miss his next studio album expected in 2019!

Click here to listen on Spotify.

  1. Be Alright
  2. Waves
  3. Chemicals
  4. Lose my mind
  5. Need you now
  6. Let go
  7. Adore

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