Alice Olins and Phanella Mayall Fine of STEP UP CLUB, and D&D London are calling on all empowered women to come and be fed and entertained for International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March, in a series of foodie events across the city.

#YESYOUCAN Brunch @ The German Gymnasium

#EATWELLWORKWELL Lunch @ 100 Wardour Street

#NORDIC Tea @ Aster

#YESYOUCAN Brunch, Special Guest Clemmie Telford @ The German Gymnasium 9.30am
We’re thrilled to be kicking off the day with the #YESYOUCAN brunch at the German Gymnasium to celebrate the newest breed of modern working mums – the ones who are getting the job done their way.

Between Clemmie, Alice and Phanella they have 7 children, 6 jobs, a handful of throbbing social media accounts and a published book. They aren’t trying to Have It All – heaven forbid – they are saying that today, #YESYOUCAN and they want to show you how.

Feast on a traditional Mitel – European breakfast – a selection of pastries, muffins, croissants, cold cuts and cheese as well as fresh fruit and muesli. With freshly made juices teas and coffees and an inspiring talk there will be no better way to kick of IWD 2017. 


Clemmie Telford 

Clemmie Telford is a creative Strategist at Facebook and Instagram and a mum to two young boys. She is also a successful InstaMum and her hugely successful blog, Mother of All Lists explores what it means to be a 21st century woman.


#EATWELLWORKWELL Lunch, Special Guest Melissa Hemsley @ 100 Wardour Street 12.30pm 
Why are we breaking in the middle of the day at the glorious underground eaterie at 100 Wardour Street? To remind women that breaks – balance – matters. And who better to explore modern working patterns, with Step Up Club than the all round brilliance that is Melissa Hemsley.

#EATWELLWORKWELL is the simple act of not sitting at your desk: it’s getting out, it’s eating well, it’s making time for personal space, thinking and good food in the middle of the day. Guests will enjoy a delicious banquet of Tiger Prawns with Citrus Butter, Crispy Pork Belly with Celeriac and Apple Puree, Iron Age Steak with Chimichurri and Crispy Shallots as well as Mushroom Flatbread with Crème Fraiche and Garlic. A selection of sweet and savoury treats will follow, including Pecorino and Truffle Honey, Vanilla Panna Cotta and Plum Compote.


Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley is a real food lover and one half of Hemsley + Hemsley, who have a primetime cookery show on Channel 4, two bestselling cookbooks and an all-day London café at Selfridges.

Melissa is a Young British Foodies Judge and has recently spoken on Channel 4 news and SKY News on behalf of Cook For Syria. Melissa is committed to bold, simple, healthy food based around accessible ingredients, minimal waste, preparing ahead and freezing for later, and innovative recipes that anyone can cook and enjoy. Melissa has exciting projects in the works coming soon!

#Nordic Tea @ Aster 3.30pm 

To round-off the day D&D opens the doors of its latest addition to the group, Aster in the heart of Victoria. Guests will be invited to a traditional Nordic Tea with freshly baked pastries, Cinnamon Buns and their famous Smorgasbord’s.
The final part of the series will see three female chefs discuss their passion for food, what it means to be a woman in a high pressure environment: Executive Head Chef at Aster, Helena Puolakka and new chef at Skylon Kim Woodward have achieved their goals as female chefs in the industry and will be discussing how they rose to the top, stamina in the kitchen and how they relax after a long day.


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Step Up Club

Alice and Phanella are the fresh, new voice for women – and their careers. The pair sit at either ends of the creative/corporate spectrum and know that it’s just as valid to aspire to career contentment, as it is to want to become the next CEO. Through their stylish but instructional events, and their recently published book ‘Step Up: Confidence, Success and Your Stellar Career in 10 Minutes a Day’, Alice and Phanella are changing – and improving – the future for professional women

Step Up Club has a monthly column for Get The Gloss and work with some of the leading female brands in the UK, including Stella McCartney and Karen Millen. They also lead regular workshops at corporations, getting straight to the heart of the career conversation in the workplace.

Alice Olins
Alice has worked at or written for nearly all of the country’s broadsheets and women’s glossies. Having spent a decade at The Times as its Senior Fashion Writer, followed by a stint as Marie Claire’s Fashion Features Director, Alice is now the Fashion Features Director at Red magazine and continues to write on a freelance basis.

Phanella Mayall Fine

Phanella began her career as a finance lawyer working on multi – billion dollar transactions in London and New York. Today, she is an executive coach and development consultant.Working globally, she coaches and trains clients to feel more confident, present better, lead authentically and progress their careers. 

Website: http://www.step-up-club.net/

Instagram: @thestepupclub