Gucci helps UNICEF for Christmas

Gucci have collaborated with UNICEF constantly for the past five years, helping to raise awareness and funds for children in Africa. “A Snowman in Africa” is the new book by Michael Roberts in collaboration with Gucci, which will help to raise money for UNICEF. Author and illustrator Roberts published the prequel to this book, “Snowman in Paradise” in 2004.

Snowman in Africa

“I think Roberts has the capability to communicate with children.” Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini said, “I was attracted by Roberts’ collages and the unique creative style. This book will bring a lot of pleasure to children.”

The release of this latest book marks the 5th anniversary of Gucci’s UNICEF project and 100% of the retail price will go to UNICEF.  Since the campaign started five years ago, the Gucci Campaign to Benefit UNICEF has raised $7 million, supporting many issues, such as education, health care and clean water programmes for children in sub-Saharan Africa. This year, South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique will also benefit from the campaign. In fact, Giannini herself is due to fly to Malawi in early November to promote the cause.


The book will be on sale on and in stores from November 16th. Book signings are being scheduled for major cities such as New York, Paris and London. As soon as we know when and where, we’ll let you know!

Posted on : October 14th, 2009 Comments : 0
Category : Travel

"Friday Night Bites" by Karen Berman

friday night bites

Karen Berman is an American writer and editor who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She has worked on various books and publications, including the New York Times. A mother of one, she was looking to find activities, that don’t involve television, for the whole family as well as to encourage children to eat healthier food. That is where Friday Night Bites comes in. She has created twenty themed family meals, with names such as Teddy Bear Picnic, An Evening at the North Pole and Dinner on a Pirate Ship. Entire dinner parties are planned for you along with recipes, craft projects, educational conversation ideas and after-dinner activities, plus suggestions on how children can get involved with the preparation of the food. However, each menu is customizable with a starter, main course, side dishes and a fun dessert, meaning that you can choose when to prepare certain parts. With the inclusion of over a hundred recipes, flavours are designed to be pure and tasty, without being too spicy or strong. Plus, Berman has also included lots of fruit and vegetables to help kids get to their five-a-day in a fun and delicious way!

The idea behind the book is to make Friday night ‘Family Night’. It is Karen and her daughter’s favourite night of the week, as they cook, giggle and bond at home. It’s the perfect way to end the week and start the weekend.

The book is available on Amazon UK and currently costs just £8.09.

Posted on : October 8th, 2009 Comments : 0
Category : Travel


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