As anybody who knows me well would agree, I am mad about Christmas. I have no shame in admitting it’s the happiest time of my year. It is a time that brings families together from all over the world, a spell for a moment of calm, when time almost stands still in a very peaceful and merry way. And with this festive period comes decorating our home. Nothing can make a home look more magical than with a Christmas embellishment or two.
There is nothing more magical in London than Claridge’s Hotel at Christmas time. Well… maybe one thing: When Karl Lagerfeld designs the tree in the famous marble hall of this landmark hotel. It’s the eighth year that Claridge’s has invited a creative visionary to interpret the tree in their own way and this year’s certainly didn’t disappoint. Original, upside down, sparkly and dazzling, Karl’s tree even had what appeared to be a mound of snow beneath it.
Fresh from New York Fashion Week , with a pit stop at home in Cambridgeshire for a night in-between, I boarded the train heading South to see my home city shine for London Fashion Week. We are known to be brave, to be bold, and also to be resilient. This English way was never more present than at the shows this season. Perplexed by Brexit, and our weak political situation, designers were determined to brush this aside and confidently display their bold, fearless British collections.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".