Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.

Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

'Selene 6' by Juliana Do - Buy Saatchi Art Online

Forget teddy bear and chocolates. Be original, buy original, and say I love you with an original art piece from Saatchi Art onlineHere is a selection of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those that deserve something unique…

…Alphabet Lifestyle Top Tip:  SAVE 10% on originals and prints for Valentine’s Day Use code Valentine10 at checkout.

‘SEXY GIRL WITH A GUN ABSTRACT ‘ by Cherie Steinberg

Buy saatchi art online Click to order 'Sexy Girl with a gun' by Cherie Steinberg
Click to order ‘Sexy Girl with a gun’ by Cherie Steinberg – Prints from $140 >

‘Lovers’ by Pedro Abreu 

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Click to order ‘Lovers by Pedro Abreu’ – $800  > 

‘We say YES’ by Hennie van de Lande

Click to order ‘We say YES’ by Hennie van de Lande – $1,495 > 

NUDE 4130 from the series “las mujeres transparentes” by Michael Lentz

Shop Saatchi art Nude by Michael Lentz
Click to order ‘Nude’ by Michael Lentz – $250 >

‘Selene 6’ by Juliana Do

Click to order ‘Selene 6’ by Juliana Do – $4,600 >

……And all that jazz!


“The real power of Jazz is that a group of people can come together and create improvised art and negotiate their agendas… and that negotiation is the art”

– Wynton Marsalis from ‘Jazz, a film by Ken Burns.’

Drummer Art Blakeley, the Jazz Messengers
Drummer Art Blakeley, the Jazz Messengers
Thelonius Monk, New York, 1975
Thelonius Monk, New York, 1975

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Paul Newman and Louis Armstrong, 1961 :Frank Horvat
Paul Newman and Louis Armstrong, 1961 :Frank Horvat
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Thelonius Monk, New York 1975
Alfred Eisenstaedt, summer jazz workshop -Lennox 1959
Alfred Eisenstaedt, summer jazz workshop -Lennox 1959
Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard, Paris 1958
Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard, Paris 1958
Miles David, Guy Le Querrec Paris 8th
Miles Davis, 1969 Guy Le Querrec Paris 8th

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Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village

Alphabet Lifestyle visits Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar.

No visit to Doha would be complete without a visit to Katara Cultural Village.

Katara architecture
Discover traditional Qatari architecture

The village includes a theatre, art galleries – hosting modern and local Qatari art, an opera house and the piece de resistance; an open amphitheatre. The project was conceptualised to reflect the heritage of Qatar through traditional architecture.

Katara amphitheatre
Walkway to amphitheatre
Katara art sculptures
Katara art sculptures

The Katara Opera House is home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the breathe-taking amphitheatre hosts world class events (Alphabet Lifestyle Top Tip: Take a cushion, as several hours seated on concrete steps can be seriously uncomfortable!). You will find some of the best cultural performances in Doha, so ensure that you make time to enjoy a performance at the opera house or visit the latest exhibitions. See the link for more details of upcoming events – Katara.net.

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Katara Amphitheatre
Katara Amphitheatre

As well as offering a diverse culture experience, you will also find some of the best restaurants in Doha within Katara. We recommend that anyone visiting Katara should experience L’wzaar sea food restaurant, or Saffron Lounge for an exceptional culinary experience. For a traditional Middle-Eastern food visit Chac late, or Mamig restaurant doha for casual authentic Armenian and Lebanese cuisine.

Watch this space for upcoming Doha restaurant reviews and click here for more photographs from our Katara visit.