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Maggie’s Column
I was recently given a piece of artwork that has enthralled me for weeks. Intrigued, I set out to find out more about the artist, Marius Bercea, as the imagery was complex. Born in Cluj Romania, Marius Bercea experienced the demise of the communist period as the USSR disintegrated and the 1989 Romanian Revolution took...
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March is the month when much of the world celebrates women – every day women – who they are, what they have achieved and the phenomenal barriers that exist for us to be valued. My March month began with celebrating Ruby Bridges day on 5 March; a day that commemorates a brave little girl’s entry...
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Deep down I am a storyteller – I see the world in a cinematic way. Images and words stay with me; seeing a discarded carrier bag caught in the branches of a tree, observing a child who has fallen and in a split second is unsure whether to cry or not. Hearing people’s comments when...
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Each new year beckons the start of exciting promise, and it is these aspirations which keeps us all propelling forward.  Of course there will always be the occasional hurdle, but these unexpected challenges make us stronger, and on reflection, give us important life lessons which we learn from and take forward. While we all hope...
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Last week I returned from visiting Jordan where I continued my exploration of another Arabian country, and I remain fascinated by the culture, history and the people of the Middle East. I am also continually amazed at just how small the world really is, as I found myself reading a column on the plane to...
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Two weeks ago, MSL’s Brand Manager and Commercial Manager attended the latest WEConnect International event, which was held in the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel. The event was an introductory session for female business owners who own 51% or more of their company to network, be inspired by each others successes, and to hear from their corporate...
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If there is one November 5th, we at MSL will always remember, it will be this year’s. On Tuesday we celebrated our third birthday and the launch of Semple Magazine issue IV at The Club at The Ivy, where our friends, family and our MSL supporters all came together to toast our successes, rekindle memories...
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Last Tuesday, I was honoured to be invited to sit as a panelist at the first of a series of events entitled, ‘How She Made It, held by the team at The Club at The Ivy. Myself and the Semple team arrived at the intimate and glamorous surroundings of The Loft where we were warmly...
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Last week I embarked on a journey to the great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a place which, for many, purely exists in their imaginations. I was not aware of who would be collecting me from the airport so I was delighted, but also relieved, to see a sign bearing my name as I walked though...
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I was looking at MSL social media data recently and it revealed some interesting information. While MSL is female focussed that hasn’t stopped males from being strong followers of what we do. I invited a male friend to be my guest journalist this week and I am delighted to introduce Anthony an amazingly kind, sharp...
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