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features Maria Powell Producer TV Host - page12 Mark Pritchard Seasonal Affected Disorder - page14 Anna’s Panorama Meet Chris Majer - page18 We interview country girl Wendy Lynn Adams - page34 Meet the remarkable Marneen Lynne Fields - page46 We brush up against artist Steven Bruce - page60 Haute Couture with Adil Bouarbi - page64 Tammie Starr meets Auturo Velenzuela - page72 Ana Nita empowers real women - page84 3

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contents 06 Cali Treadwell Rossen 12 Maria Powell 14 Really, It’s SAD 16 Consultations 17 It’s a Dog’s Life 18 Anna’s Panorama - Chris Majer 24 Richard Leah gets up close 30 Out and About with Kevin 32 Re-visiting an old friend 34 Wendy Lynn Adams 38 Homes of Distinction - Haddon Hall 40 A taste of the Exotic 44 Philip Ashley on Artist Lee Harrison 46 Marneen Lynne Fields 54 In the Oven 56 Milana make her mark 60 Tommy Bosse 64 Steven Bruce Art 66 Beauty Secrets 68 Haute Couture with Adil Bouarbi 74 Model Morgan Prada 76 Auturo Velenzuela has designs on the future 80 For the Love of Maria 84 Ask a PC 88 Real Women on the Catwalk 92 Mailbag 94 My Lines 96 The voice that is Jade WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PHOTO’S OR ARTWORK WITH COPYRIGHTS THAT ARE SUPPLIED TO US BY INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR FEATURES

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Letter from EDITOR Christina Howard | +44 (0)7713 973640 howardpr3235@btinternet.com The Editor Hello Everyone MARKETING/PRODUCTION/ DESIGN Christina Howard Bob Alston SOCIAL MEDIA EDITORS PA Stan Dwight EDITORIAL SECRETARY Sandra Boyce JOURNALISTS Welcome, as you join us in a discovery of surprise pages and get to know our regular correspondents from around the world sharing their columns. We especially welcome their featured interviews. Special thanks to you for taking the time to read us, as we value and appreciate all our readers. Many of you will be wondering why I am wearing this hat? Well, as I really enjoy wearing red I thought I would change it this issue. Myself and some of our media team, we enjoy entertaining and dressing up in vintage costumes singing to freely help many charities that we support and it is fun and exciting and we tend to have much fun and laughter, which is a great tonic. We send you all our warmest wishes. Christina Howard Anna Karin Daniel Milan Nicole Sitzler Francisca Mendoza Garcia MAGAZINE DESIGN & PRODUCTION Bob Alston PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE RAPhotograhy | enquiry@raphotography.x10.bz Stephen Kimber | stevek100@yahoo. co.uk CVH 1st Class is a Not-for-Profit organisation (As a family magazine we reserve the right not to print unsuitable material) QUESTIONS, FEEDBACK AND SUBMISSIONS howardpr3235@btinternet.com Phone: +44 (0)7713 973640 Christina Howard Editor Christina V Howard Profile - Journalist, Radio Correspondent, PR/Marketing, Events Organiser, Fashion Style Coach, Theatre Producer, Former Textiles Lecturer, Fashion Catalogue Designer. Enjoys Science, Technology, Classic Cars, Singing, Cooking and Animals. Charity helper and a strong Humanitarian. ON THE COVER: Cali Treadwell Rossen (©Kim Marra PKM Images) and Wendy Lynn Adams (©Syed Faisal Raza) plus JAZZ 1 Statement of Copyright: CVH 1st Class magazine is owned and published electronically by CVH 1st Class Group. ©2015 all rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the prior consent of CVH 1st Class Group. Requests for permission should be directed to: howardpr3235@btinternet.com

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F A E U T E R Cali Treadwell Rossen © Kim Marra PKM Images

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Cali Treadwell Rossen is an actress, writer, director and producer who grew up in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A well known household name, her many film and TV roles are too numerous to mention. In 2011 she became an ambassador for the ‘Save the children of Tibet project’ and was honoured to meet the Dala Lama. Here we meet her in an exclusive interview. Temple mostly, as, I too became an actress, singer and children’s ambassador. I wish I had the courage to belt it out like Judy, and I do my best to share life lessons like the character Michael played in both ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and ‘Highway To Heaven’. Years later I had the privilege to be cast in the leading role opposite actor Jim Troesh, who was a major character in the show ‘Highway To Heaven’, and he also wrote many of the episodes. Sadly my friend passed away before we could sell our show ‘The Hollywood Quad’. Jim is absolutely a role As a child who was then your favourite actor model for me too, as he was an Actor, Writer, and why?  Director, Producer, Comedienne, and more. All that without being able to move from the “Michael Landon was the best father figure in neck down, as he was a quadriplegic. Our Little House on the Prairie.” show also stars Emmy award winning actor Bryan Cranston: https://www.youtube.com/ Who was your favourite actress and why? watch?v=PGHS52DR1F0 Check out the full episode of this.” “Without a doubt the remarkable gifted Shirley Temple. I was mesmerized by Shirley Which past movie stars style did you and the ultra riveting Judy Garland for admire?   both their talents; acting, singing, dancing and their ability to emote deep emotions “There are sooooo many I admire that I that I believed and felt while watching their could not list them all below. Admiration performance. Both actresses captivated me runs deep with these movie stars: Doris Day, in all the films they were in the incredible Debra Reynolds, Katherine Hepburn, Grace dedication; depth and rawness drew me into Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, their performances. Also, Melissa Gilbert for Shirley MacLaine, Melissa Gilbert, Barbara her portrait of Laura Ingalls in Little House Steisand, Meryl Streep, Olivia Newton on the Prairie.” John, John Travolta, The entire casts of Q&A Footnote: Recalling my favourite actors and actresses from yesteryear I have to mention the best father on TV, Michael Landon, and the actress who played the role of Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) in ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Michael Landon was the perfect father in this. I longed to have a father like him. He was patient, loving and slow to anger. His character taught his family and the community valuable life lessons. While attending the Director Guild Awards a few years back I had the delight to meet Melissa Gilbert in person. She is a very kind and graceful soul. Which one was your role model?  “Hmmm... I think perhaps all of them had an impact on me really. Shirley 7

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Zone’ commentaries: http://calirossen. com/2011/03/the-twilight-zone/” ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Laverne & Shirley’, Ed Asner (Who I had the amazing honor to act opposite in ‘The Sand Castle’, Frank Sinatra, Peter O’Toole, Jimmy Stewart, Burt Lancaster, Ron Howard, Sean Penn, Christopher Walken (amazing to work with him on the set of ‘Catch Me If You Can’), Chris Farley, Robin Williams (Met him at the Sonoma Film Festival and he was so kind and soooo funny) , Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Peter Falk (Very kind to me when I was on the set with him in ‘Checking Out’ as a stand in for Laura San Giacomo), Rock Hudson, Michael Landon, ‘Odd Couple’s’ Jack Klugman & Tony Randall, ‘Fantasy Island’s: Ricardo Montalban & Herve Villechaize. Loved ‘The Waltons’: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, (Drove ‘The Waltons’ Writer & Narrator Earl Hamner to the audio tapings for ‘The Twilight Zone’ Audio commentaries - when we began to record I recognized his voice immediately and was awe struck in that moment as memories of listening to him when I was young flooded my senses), A little more info on ‘The Twilight 8 Did you always want to act? “From very early on in childhood I did act, though as a child I did not have the knowledge it was called ’acting’. I was just having fun expressing myself. My most significant childhood memory acting is my sister Brenda & I pretending to be singers & guitar players in a band. We’d strum on imaginary strings on a set of pots & pans & serenade our mom and sister Debbie. Another memory I have is playing in the woods down the street, and creating an imaginary world that I lived in.” Where were you trained? “I have been trained by many coaches over the years, both private & class structured. I’ve also attended acting & theatrical courses with Second City, The Groundlings, University of North Texas and The Actor’s Place. My best training happens when I am performing on stages and in front of the camera with amazing actors.”

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Did you always want to act? “From very early on in childhood I did act, though as a child I did not have the knowledge it was called ’acting’. I was just having fun expressing myself. My most significant childhood memory acting is my sister Brenda & I pretending to be singers & guitar players in a band. We’d strum on imaginary strings on a set of pots & pans & serenade our Mom and sister Debbie. Another memory I have is playing in the woods down the street, and creating an imaginary world that I lived in.” Which film or documentary was your favourite? “If you’re wondering what my favourite was to work on: I have a few favourites. Playing the leading characters among some of the most amazing talents in ‘The Hollywood Quad’ with Jim Troesh and Award winning actor Bryan Cranston, ‘The Sand Castle’ with Award winning actor Ed Asner and the series I am co-producing ‘Three Orbs of Light’, aka: ‘3 Orbs of Light’ with a group of wonderful friends with extraordinary talents. My top favourite to watch film and documentary: These ones in particular had me laugh & cry the hardest: ‘Rain Maker’ starring Katherine Hepburn & Burt Lancaster, ‘Tommy Boy’ starring Chris Farley, ‘Bowfinger’ starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, and the animations: ‘WALL-E and ‘BEE Movie’ Favourite Documentaries: ‘Mile… Mile and a Half ’, the story about the John Muir Trail was so breathtakingly beautiful I cried. The doc ‘Inside Job’ was impactful & mind blowing about Wall Street. I Love most all the ‘Ted Talks’ I’ve ever seen too! I’ve finished production on my first documentary for Operation Project Hope, and now on my second, title currently: ‘The Child Within All Of Us Prevails’. I’m considering shortening the title to ‘Within’ with the tagline ‘Go without or go within and go beyond’.” How did you meet your husband? “I met my wonderful husband, Chris Rossen while we were both attending a transformational training course called The Landmark Forum in Houston, TX March 1994. We happened to cross paths in the hallway during a break on the last day of the course, and we began a dialogue. I secretly noticed him on day one thinking what a good-looking young man he was. That evening we went to dinner and a week later I accepted his marriage proposal. Over the years we have faced many challenges, and I believe all of them have created a connection within us that is golden. I am grateful everyday to be Chris’s wife. He is loving, kind, patient, intelligent, committed, strong, confident, honest, brave and gentle. I am truly blessed!” Was it love at first sight? “I adored him at first sight of course, and as each day passes our love still continues to grow even stronger everyday. We continue to challenge ourselves, and learn new things all the time. He supports my dreams and always cheers for me.” 9

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What in life is your philosophy for a balanced heart, mind and soul? “ ‘Go within or go without’ is my philosophy. Focusing on my breath and being present is key to staying balanced. Being grateful, humble, compassionate and gentle with others and myself. What is your advice to people who miss out on the real beauty of life? My advice? First of all, I would like to find out what one considers being the real beauty of life and then focusing on that now. For me real beauty of life is My loved ones, nature, smiles, laughter, music, dance, painting, wind, colors, movement, sharing, creating, yummy food, experiencing, exploring, travel, adventure, touch, kindness, curiosity, courage, breath, connecting, softness, gentleness, learning, growing, expanding: LOVE, FAITH, HOPE.” Who do you wish to specifically thank for supporting you and your dreams? “I would especially like to thank my beloved, Chris Rossen for always cheering me on and at times coaching me to go beyond my comfort zones. I believe his motivation is out of deep care for my happiness and wellbeing. Grateful to my Mom & Dad; Pat & Phil Treadwell, Mother-in-law, Kate Potter and Father-in-Law, Dr. Roger Rossen, whose ongoing love & support over the many years is an immense contributing factor to my success as an actress and filmmaker. My parent’s motivations are rooted in love and wanting to see me succeed in fulfilling my dreams.” Not forgetting your lovely dog! “Our dog Emmy, who passed away last December was named after a dream I have and Ricky Rocket, continues to be endearing & inspiring. Our furry babies have shed lots of light on my way as well. The joy is so vast.” Also, your work with the children in Tibet. “In 2011 His Holiness the Dalai Lama donated 3 acres of land in India to build Sera Mey Pobhor Khamtsen. Sera Mey is a prayer hall and orphanage that will house 500 monks, who will care for 200+ orphaned children. The Director of the Save the Children of Tibet Project, Lama Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang, who left Tibet alongside the Dalai Lama in 1959 prepared me for my meeting with the Dalai Lama, and personally introduced me on Earth Day 2012. Before this time Stephen Chetrit, Public Relations Director for Save the Children of Tibet project reached out to me to assist in bringing awareness to the plight of Tibetan & Himalayan children traveling to India on foot, and the Tibetans who were selfimmolating themselves to protest their exile from their home country of Tibet. I got to 10

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work creating awareness & funds, and along with an incredibly heart driven team we hosted 2 benefit concerts in Los Angeles to assist in completing the building of Sera Mey Pobhor Khamtsen. “Construction is still under way and in need of funds to complete @ http://www. savechildrentibet.com “You can also sponsor a young monk directly @ http://www.serameyfoodfund.com/monk. html” You are, I believe, creating a film about this? “Yes, I am creating a documentary film now, with the focus on orphaned children of Tibet, The Dalai Lama, and Lama Khensur Rhinpoche, the Director of Save the Children of Tibet project. I am planning to film in India at the site of the construction of Sera Mey Pobhor Khamtsen. I am in need of assistance or sponsorship for the production costs.” CVH 1st Class wish Cali Treadwell Rossen every continued success and she has a lot of exciting films coming up we will bring you at a future date. as we are very excited and happy for her, as Cali has brought loveliness and transparent goodness to all she does. Useful Links: www.thepowgirl.com www.facebook.com/thepowgirl www.twitter.com/thepowgirl www.instagram.com/thepowgirl 11

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MARIA POWELL PRODUCER / TV HOST Hello to my new friends. My name is Maria Powell, I am here in Tucson, Arizonia USA. I have a local bilingual TV show called Bienvenidos a Su Casa (Welcome to Your Home) the reason why I named this show like that is because in Mexico, (where I am from) we welcome our friends and family by saying, Bienvenidos a Su Casa or Esta Usted en su Casa. Our show is about joining cultures, by encouraging respect to one another, tolerance and kindness. I am so grateful to Christina for having invited me to be part of her amazing magazine, it is such an honour and our viewers all around the world especially in latin speaking Countries can learn English. I just interviewed one of my favourite spacial guests Mr Frans Baviera and his lovely wife Mimi. He is originally from Barcelona Spain and is a very talented and famous fashion designer. In fact, he is the one who designed the outfit that Queen Sofia from Spain, wore at the abdication of King Juan Carlos. We really enjoy sharing all these amazing interviews and personalities. We want to make sure that our show has the class and quality that as a community we all need to better ourselves. I also like to invite singers, dancers and all kind of artists that in some way can teach us and motivate us to have much dancing. Please visit our YouTube Channel @ www.youtube.com/azseagull or by email to mpowelltv@aol. com for more information, videos or suggestions. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Maria Powell | Producer / TV Host | 1201 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson AZ 85711 Bienvenidos a “Su Casa” | Welcome to “Your Home” Cell: 520-975-6697 E-mail: mpowelltv@gmail.com 12

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www.markdpritchard.co.uk Really, it’s SADby Mark D Pritchard Every year, during late February or March, I experience the buoyant uplift of the first spring-like day. It’s as if the dark cloak of winter is suddenly snatched from over my head, filling it with optimistic plans and ideas for the forthcoming months. It makes me start a countdown to the weekend at the end of March where British Summer Time officially begins; the clocks go forward an hour and the light evenings become longer. It was only during fairly recent years that I worked out that we actually have only five months of GMT before BST kicks in for the next seven months. Whenever I mention this to people, they are never aware of this. It’s as if it’s a big secret that the seasons keep to themselves. The seasons certainly seem to have minds of their own these days, with rebellious acts of turning our lives upside down, bringing us unseasonal weather for much of the year. For example, today I felt that first taste of spring after the daytime temperature rose suddenly from around 0C to 12C in a matter of just a few days. I don’t ever remember this feeling of spring occurring so soon in the year. I won’t kid myself into thinking that it will last and that there will be no icy weather to come over the next couple of months. But nonetheless, one of my favourite expressions being “It is what it is!” it certainly was what it was today. I’ve never especially claimed to suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D), but I do certainly feel a gloom over the winter months and my body finds it very difficult to cope with freezing conditions. I’m beginning to think that I do suffer from it to an extent. My wife, Sarah, is the same. But if there is one thing that makes the cold weather all worthwhile for us, it’s a little bit of snow. We like the feeling of community-spirited goodwill that a blanket of snow brings out from most of us. The kind of inner warmth (only inner, mind you), that causes strangers to speak to each other as they pass in the street when on most other occasions they may not bother to even look you in the eye. We also like to have a “snow day” where work is cancelled and we get sent home, assuming we were able to get there in the first place. But most importantly, we want to try out our new sledges! When I say “new”, I mean “unused”. You see, I bought them more than two years ago in November 2013. Sarah was going through her chemotherapy at the time. She had six doses of the stuff, and each time she was inflicted with the nasty, debilitating drugs, I would buy her a “chemo present”. The sledges (although for both of us) were one of these presents. People are often surprised at the notion of a chemo-sufferer going sledging, but it’s not all doom and gloom you know. They get good days and they have to have something to look forward to. So we waited for the snow. It didn’t come all winter – at least not for us in South Wales. Not a single layer of snow. We had a few snowflakes from time to time, but that was all. I would never known a winter like this with no snow at all. Still, we had the sledges waiting in the garage for the following winter when Sarah had recovered from the treatment. Mark Pritchard lives in Wales. He and his wife (Sarah) have both beaten grave, life-threatening illnesses. Bizarrely, they consider these illnesses to be the best thing that has happened to them, changing their lives in exciting, positive ways that they couldn’t have previously imagined. 14

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November 2014 passed… December… January… February… maybe a late snowfall in March... please... NOPE!!! Ever since I bought those sledges in 2013 we have had no snow!!! Maybe I’ve jinxed it! Is it just a temporary blip in the climate? Or maybe a sign of the much talked about global warming? I have insufficient scientific knowledge to have an opinion on the matter. In my lifetime this is unprecedented. We have only had three morning frosts so far – I know this because I am the official household car de-froster. I don’t know what meteorological surprises await us over the next couple of months, but I’d like to do a deal with the weatherman. Please either bring us some snow so that we can make the long dark winters seem worthwhile, or bring on the spring as soon as possible. 15

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