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Vitae's Visionary Women

It’s International Women’s Day and, not just here at Vitae, but across the world, people are celebrating and continuing to boldly take steps that propel women to achieve their fullest potential. We’re extremely honoured to have incredible women in our Vitae family, who inspire us everyday, and support our mission to empower disadvantaged children through education. The influence they have had in shaping their surroundings has indefinitely carved a way for aspiring women to truly make an impact and be bold for change. Join us as we appreciate these powerful women in all their brilliance. Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay is screenwriter, producer, director and distributor of independent film. Ava is most famously known for, Selma, her transparent depiction of Dr. Martin...

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City Life After-Hours

A big and lively city is exciting, invigorating, and always offers something new, whether that be the entertainment, the people, or the constant residential developments. While there are moments of rural stillness in every city, the swarm of bustling bodies and roaring traffic are a daily encounter. Such a vibrant environment can be taxing on its citizens, with many of us dragging ourselves through the door and collapsing onto the sofa. While it only makes sense to crawl into bed, most people retreat to an evening in front of the television, laptop or plugged into a smartphone for something entertaining that allows them to mentally switch off. We’re all different and approach our down time in different ways, but some...

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Top Pancake Spots

Happy Pancake Day! Whether you’re celebrating in preparation for Lent or just love pancakes, the indulgence is worth it. Who knew such a simple combination of a couple cupboard ingredients could create one of the tastiest breakfast options? The endless variations of toppings are an infinite delight ensuring that the simple dish can never grow boring. A fruity concoction, savoury eggs and bacon, veggie sausages and sweet potatoes - pancakes can be enjoyed with whatever please, be adventurous with it! Some of us are excellent chefs at the top of our game, flipping pancakes with ease, while some stare at the pan in disappointment as a crispy slab of coal stares right back. Pancake Day landing on a workday every...

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Last Minute Plans in London

As a phenomenal city that basks in a rich melting pot of culture, London is the perfect place to never get bored! Whether it’s film, music, theatre, food, exhibitions, talks, funfairs, and so much more, it’s likely to be going on somewhere in the metropolis. Perhaps you were ready for a relaxed weekend in, and have caught the night life bug, all of sudden? Co-ordinating last minute plans can be a pain and the overwhelming choice is a tough one to navigate. Thankfully, we have come across a few unique options to explore this weekend in the big city. Saturday 25th February Mardi Gras Brixton Inspired by the festival based in New Orleans, Mardi Gras Brixton delivers a bluesy parade,...

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Top Travel Spots for March 2017

We’re two months into the new year, and the summer months feel so far away. If you’re London-based, the grey skies, abundance of rain and piercing, cold winds mean the city has a case of the winter blues. Thankfully, glimpses of sunshine have been a saving grace during this dark season. Many of us are navigating our way through travel guides in search for a warm getaway to escape to for a week or so in a few months. However, you definitely don’t have to wait so long to fly. A long weekend away in March is a great opportunity to book cheap flights and avoid the overwhelming tourist crowds of peak seasons. Keep reading to see our recommended travel...

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