Madonna in London

Madonna

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The world-famous singer and songwriter that is Madonna needs no introduction, having made quite the name for herself over the years by continuously pushing the boundaries in the mainstream pop music industry. While Madonna may be American, and have strong ties to New York City, London has long since held a special place in her heart, so much so that the artist recently decided to relocate to the city.

The West End
The theaters that line London’s West End have become a significant part of British culture, and it was in 2002 that Madonna took her first foray into the world of theater. The play, titled Up for Grabs, was written by Australian playwright David Williamson and is about a female art dealer who is trying to establish herself in the city and in the industry. Madonna performed the lead role in the play, and while her performance may not have been met with much appreciation from the critics, it was an experience that this multi-talented actress does not regret.

Homes in London
Madonna owns six different properties in Central London, with her current permanent residence being located in Marylebone. While many celebrities would automatically opt for the sophisticated district of Mayfair, Madonna recognizes the potential that Marylebone has, which is why she owns three properties here. In addition to her £7 million family townhouse, Madonna has also recently purchased the adjacent property for £6 million, and also owns two cottages nearby. Outside of Marylebone, Madonna also owns a Georgian townhouse near Regent’s Park, a sprawling estate in Wiltshire, and two West End buildings, which are currently being used by the Kaballah religious sect, something that is of a huge personal importance to the star.

Favorite London Spots
Madonna is constantly being spotted all over the streets of London, but there are certain spots that she tends to favor. The Ivy, in London’s West End, has long since been one of her favorite restaurants to dine at, although the artist also regularly frequents Kensington Place, a modern seafood restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill. When it comes to an evening of drinks, Madonna truly enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of a classic British pub, with the Scarsdale Tavern in Kensington being one of her favorites. When it comes to Madonna’s favorite London clubs, the list is extensive, but China White, Rock and Kabaret are among her top five. Of course, Madonna is also renowned for her style, and she appreciates the diversity that comes with British fashion. From Koh Samui in Covent Garden to Voyage on Fulham Road, London has always been one of Madonna’s favorite cities for a shopping trip.

Madonna is considered to be the best-selling female artist of all time, and her music has touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. With all of the investments that the artist has made into the London property market, it would seem as though Madonna is in the city to stay, which is something that London locals are most definitely excited about.

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Celebrity Diet Secrets – OROGOLD Reviews

Model having a cup of coffee in a cafe.

Celebrities are known for their crazy diets, often taking it to the extremes in order to shed a few pounds. However, OROGOLD has looked at the many different celebrity diets out there, and found some that are really actually quite beneficial to the body. Take a look at some of the best celebrity diet secrets out there.

Woman having her breakfast in bed.

Never Skip Breakfast
The phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ couldn’t be more true, and this is why American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, has one rule when on a diet; never skip breakfast. Rather than opting for a large, greasy breakfast, choose something light. For those who are rushed for time in the morning, OROGOLD recommends a protein bar, as these can be a great source of energy and nutrients.

Woman on a vegan diet.

The Vegan Diet
The vegan diet is a popular one amongst celebrities, especially when it comes to losing baby weight. Beyonce and Jay Z completed a 22-day vegan diet together, while Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding and Kate Mara also try to eat as vegan as possible. Simply put, a vegan diet means cutting out any foods that come from animals, including meat, all dairy, eggs and even candy that contains gelatin. Instead, you would focus on a plant-based diet that is rich in grains, seeds, nuts and lentils. Although this may seem difficult, there are many delicious vegan alternatives to your favorite meat and dairy foods that should help curb any cravings, and there are plenty of tasty vegan recipes out there that will soon have you wondering why you didn’t try going vegan sooner.

Woman enjoying wine and salmon on bread.

The ABC Rule
Celebrities such as model/actress Kate Upton keep themselves in shape by following the ABC rule when it comes to their diets. This means cutting out alcohol, bread and processed carbohydrates, which is much more simple than other diets. For her main protein, she chooses a simply cooked salmon or a grilled chicken breast, and pairs this with steamed vegetables. Upton also makes sure that whenever she snacks during the day, she chooses healthy foods, such as raw almonds, a green juice, or a protein bar.

Woman sipping on coconut water in a beach.

Coconut Water
Hydrating, low in calories, and with four times the amount of potassium as a banana, it is no surprise that coconut water is a favorite with many celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Demi Moore and Sienna Miller. Madonna has even gone as far as to invest $1.5 million in Vita Coco Coconut Water, truly showing her devotion to the product. In addition to lowering blood pressure and aiding with digestion, coconut water is also packed with electrolytes, which are the minerals that are necessary for many important body functions, such as brain operation and muscle movement.

Although some celeb diets may seem slightly crazy, celebrities do have plenty of great diet secrets that we can all benefit from. From cutting out animal products to hydrating the body with coconut water, these are all great tips that we should all consider incorporating into our lives.