July 30th, 2010
If anyone knows how to achieve fantastic looking skin it is holistic skin therapist Julia Hart! Julia has worked in different fields of complementary medicine including various types of massage therapies and reflexology, and has learnt that treating the person as a whole is vital. She has over 15 years experience as a skin care professional and has worked in top London Day Spa’s and Skin centres and has worked on many a famous face! She now runs her own clinic in Kent.
Julia’s philosophy to skincare is simple: Optimum nutrition, exercise, stress management and of course effective skincare products! The holistic approach: basically trying to create a balance in many aspects of your life, so you will age well with less health issues – what are we without our health?
Julia has agreed to share all her tips and advice on how to achieve radiantly healthy, glowing skin on your wedding day…
July 28th, 2010
It’s official, for the first time anywhere in the World, George Watts (Wedding TV’s The Wedding Fairy) launches NATIONAL WEDDING DAY across the UK this Sunday.
Yes Ladies and Gents, it’s time to dust down your wedding dress, dry clean the morning suit and re-live your big day all over again. Whoever said a girl only get’s to wear the dress of her dreams once was lying because now you get to embrace and rejoice in the moment you said, ‘I do’ every 12 months and it’s all for an incredible cause!
NATIONAL WEDDING DAY is a chance to celebrate the most sensational day of your life. It doesn’t matter whether you were married 10 years ago, getting hitched tomorrow or even in 2012, this is your chance to celebrate your wedding day whilst at the same time, reaching out and helping vulnerable children across the UK.
July 23rd, 2010
Girls if you are looking for some glamorous beachwear to add to your honeymoon wardrobe look no further than Papillon Bleu! I absolutely LOVE their Caribbean collection, from their luxurious kaftans to their silk chiffon skirts, every single piece has been created to make you look and feel gorgeous!
The collection introduces chilled glam, island chic holiday pieces in candy coloured 100% silk chiffons, silk georgettes and soft cottons. The collection has over fifty designs and is available in over twenty colours.
Each piece is beautifully made and embellished with embroidery, beading, sequins and swarovski and the collection also includes limited edition and vintage items.
The pieces are so perfect for honeymoons, they are really versatile and most of them can be worn either on the beach thrown over your bikini or on a night out with a pair of towering heels and some striking jewellery.
Check out their online store www.papillonbleu.com
July 21st, 2010
Calling all brides-to-be… The beautiful White Closet on Burton Road, West Didsbury is holding a Vintage Accessories Evening on Friday, July 30th at 7pm till 9.30pm.
Charlotte Balbier – one of the industry’s top designers – will be at this event, with her exciting new vintage-inspired accessories collection.
The evening will be a great opportunity for brides-to-be to try on Charlotte’s new accessories to help get that all important ‘complete look’ for the big day. You’ll get to chat to other brides over a glass of bubbly, finger sandwiches and, of course, melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes lovingly baked by Silver Apples, our lovely next door neighbours. Another local company, The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, will also be providing their famous Vicky Sponges to tuck in to. Local musician Zoe Chiotis will be performing on the night.
Discounts and goodie bags will be on offer on the night. Places are limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment. To reserve your place on the guest list, contact email@example.com or call 0161 445 5678
July 18th, 2010
I have recently come across a fabulous cupcake company Cupcakes To Go. Each of these cupcakes is a little taste of heaven! With light fluffy sponge and buttery creamy icing that melts in your mouth. All the cakes are baked to order and made with the finest (only happy hens eggs are used in their cakes) ingredients.
They offer 4 flavours of sponge, Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon and Sponge.
They do a whole range of beautiful wedding cupcakes and their cupcake towers make a great alternative to a traditional wedding cakes. You can have from 24 to 500 cupcakes displayed on a stunning stand (available to hire) which can be customised with cupcake wrappers, ribbons, flowers etc to match your wedding theme. You can also combine your order with some mini cupcakes as well, which are a perfect bite size portion.
They can also provide individual favour boxes for your guests to take home their cupcake.
Prices start from just £1.25 per cupcake. This price includes basic decoration of sprinkles, and a flavoured/coloured butter icing of your choice. For more detailed decoration or flowers or hearts etc see their website www.cupcakestogo.co.uk or contact them for a quote.
July 16th, 2010
Finding that perfect scent for your big day is really important, not only will it set your mood for the day it will also forever be a reminder of the happiest day of your life.
This month I have gone on a mission to find all the best Summer scents, some old favourites and some brand new ones, here is a round-up of all the best fragrances I have found…
Benefit Crescent Row So Hooked On ‘Carmella’
Benefit have just launched 3 new fragrances in to their Crescent Row collection, Eva, Rita and Carmella. They are all equally as gorgeous but the one that really stood out to me was Carmella, I can’t quite put my finger on what makes this fragrance so seductive but I can’t get enough of it and neither can my h2b! It has a sort of floral vanilla scent, which is made up of scents such as rhubarab, vanilla, amber and tiare flower. As well as the gorgeous scent I have to give a mention to the oh-so-cute packaging, if you haven’t already seen the Crescent Row collection, The fragrances are based on a fashionable strip of flats in Bath, which serve as home to several imaginary gals. each perfume comes in a fabulous bottle that sits inside a gorgeous box designed as an apartment that opens up from the front. Tres adorable! 30ml £29.50 www.boots.com
Ted Baker – Limited Edition Woman
I simply love this new Limited Edition Summer fragrance from Ted Baker, it is sweet and feminine and simply divine! With a decadant blend of musk, rose and jasmine topped with notes of pepper plum and bergamont this perfume
The limited edition bottle has been designed with a key print from this seasons Summer collection and will be available all Summer in all big department stores. 100ml £22.50 www.boots.com
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea
To celebrate 10 years of Aqua Allegoria scents Guerlain released this spring Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphéa. This is a really unique floral fruity fragrance with citrusy top notes that are sweetened by touches of wild berries and heightened by green accents. The heart consists of orange blossom and syringa and magnified by honey, it is a very individual fragrance and really reminds me of being out in nature. 75ml £34 www.debenhams.com
July 14th, 2010
If you’re looking for a glamorous and unusual way to throw your hen party then look no further than the exclusive new Cupcake Decorating experience with Cake Boy, the cake emporium and cookery school owned by sexy French Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard, who has baked cakes for the likes of Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, Liz Hurley and Elton John.
Red Letter Days launched the Cupcake Masterclass to celebrate 21 years in business with a range of over 1000 experiences. So I went down to the very first class to check things out…
The hands on experience takes place in Eric’s gorgeous Cake Boy boutique, a unique cake emporium in London’s Battersea, which looks like it’s straight out of a scene from Sex and The City!
July 12th, 2010
I am getting married in August and my wedding has a vintage theme. I am looking for a cute fascinator or hair comb to complete my look. Can you recommend anywhere for me to look?
Stacey – Soutfields
Hi Stacey, I actually have the perfect place in mind www.oliviaroat.com. I only came across this designer recently but her pieces are simply gorgeous and will really add a bit of vintage glamour to your look. The designer is Olivia Roat, she is a very talented miliner who trained with Philip Treacy and hand makes all her pieces from her Chelsea studio. She works with each client to design something usinque and special just for them. I simply adore this Flower Comb and this 1920′s Pearl fascinator. Her prices start from £120.
To view more of her pieces visit www.oliviaroat.com/couture.php
July 7th, 2010
Now I know I have a lot of women reading my blog who are already married but ca’t quite drag themselves away, well now I have a treat for the already-married couples. Holiday Inn has just introduced a second honeymoon rate at hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for this summer only. So romance strapped couples can feed some love back into their relationships.
Traditionally a once in a lifetime event, the honeymoon is one of the most romantic experiences in a marriage. With one in three marriages ending in divorce and marriage on the decline, re-creating those magic moments has never been so important.
With the new Holiday Inn second honeymoon rate, offering a 25 per cent discount for stays between 6 July and 31 August 2010, there’s no need to fork out a fortune to make a bold romantic gesture.
The Holiday Inn second honeymoon rate is available at 163 hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in locations including London, Paris, Barcelona, Moscow, Turin, Valencia, Madrid, Vienna, Cape Town, the Algarve and Greece for stays between 6 July and 31 August 2010 (booked between 6 and 18 July 2010). Couples will need to present a second honeymoon rate voucher and a photograph taken on your first honeymoon, when you check in. The voucher can be downloaded from www.holidayinn.com/secondhoneymoonrate
July 4th, 2010
Starting today Caroline Castigliano will be holding an amazing sample sale for two weeks only at her Berner Street butique, with up to 70% off.
You must book an appointment as they have limited places. Call their Berner Street boutique on 0207 636 8212
62 Berner Street