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London Fashion Weekend 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

London Fashion Weekend 2007The fashion event of the year is coming this September. After London Fashion week takes place between the 15th and 20th of September, the London Fashion Weekend in association with Grazia magazine begins on the 26th of September, it continues each day until the 30th September and is held at the Natural History Museum in London .

Enjoy a fabulous day out with discounted designer buys from some of the biggest names in fashion but also the most exclusive and unique. Gain advice from experts in fashion, beauty and style, watch catwalk shows, treat yourself and pamper yourself. If all that begins to wear you out, enjoy a bite to eat and drink from either the Skinny Cow bar, the Topshop Café or the Restaurant.

To book tickets call 0870 890 0097 or go to www.seetickets.com.
For more information on the event visit www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk.

London Fashion Week 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

London Fashion Week LogoThe Fashion Week is held in each fashion capital of the world; New York, London, Paris and Milan, London Fashion Week takes place every September where all the top fashion designers or houses preview their brand new collections before they hit the shops. Usually packed with celebrities and fashion insiders, it’s one of the ‘be seen’ events of the year.

Fashion designers such as Matthew Williamson, John Rocha, Jasper Conran, Julian McDonald and Nicole Farhi will be at this years Fashion Week held between the 15th and 20th of September 2007.

The ready to wear and haute couture collections are photographed and published by fashion and weekly magazines such as Vogue and Hello! So look out for the new trends for the season that will be unveiled at the Natural History Musuem. See the London Fashion Week Website for further information.

Wish To Go To Beauty School?

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Selfridges Beauty SchoolSelfridges in Manchester is hosting a Beauty School Event on the 13th September 2007 from 6-11pm. Learn some valuable beauty hints and tips, tricks of the trade and latest trends from professional make up artists and beauty insiders.

Unfortunately there will not be a qualification on offer at the end of the evening however, there will be a complimentary bar and an exciting goody bag as you leave for you to help continue and practice what you have learnt.

Who knew school could be this fun?

To receive tickets call 0161 6291135 or visit the beauty hall which is on the lower level, Selfridges, Manchester Trafford Centre, priced at £10 each.

Ice Cream On Topshop

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Ice Cream at TopshopTopshop have commissioned an ice cream van to travel to five different locations around the UK to offer complimentary ice creams to Topshop customers.

Although the weather is ever so unpredictable a hard days shopping can always work up a sweat so why not take advantage of this cooling offer in either:

Edinburgh, Princes Street, during the 22nd-26th August between 12-6pm;
York, Coppergate, during the 29th August-2nd September between 12-6pm;
Leeds, Brigggate, during the 5th-9th September between 12-6pm;
Liverpool, during the 12th-16th September between 12-6pm;
Brighton, during the 19th-23rd September between 12-6pm

All customers that make a spend in one of these shops that coincide with the ice cream vans visit are entitle to a voucher for an ice cream.

National Glamour Week

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Glamour MagazineThe time of year has come when Glamour Magazine release their September issue with a selection of discounts. Glamour have teamed up with high street stores; Wallis, Oasis, Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse, H&M, Principles, Office and The Body Shop to offer customers 20% off on specific days throughout Nation Glamour Week. Not content with that? Glamour are also offering readers 20% off a hair cut at Essensuals, 20% off at Nails Inc. and a free cocktail from any Living Room bar or coffee from Coffee Republic.

So invest in Glamour’s September issue and splurge on a well earned outfit or treat yourself to some beauty therapy, a manicure sounds perfect! The Glamour Week runs from 3rd-8th September.

Free Fringe Guide

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

theaterfordatesfordiary.jpgIf you haven’t done so already pick up a copy of The Stage newspaper for a fantastic free guide to the Edinburgh Fringe and a chance to win an iPod Nano. You can pick up The Stage from most newsagents in Edinburgh at the moment – They all stock up due to the amount of luvies around you know. The guide contains 57 pages of reviews and tips to get the most out of the festival while keeping the cost down. It includes interviews with people such as native Scot Alan Cumming as well as Q&A’s from key players at the fringe.

There is a very handy street map on the back with all the major venues listed and vouchers which allow you to purchase weekly copies of the stage for half price during the whole of august. Today is your last day to get the issue including the Fringe Guide but don’t worry if you miss that – next weeks paper will also be packed with reviews and more offers. For more on the Fringe visit the special Stage/Edinburgh website.

Free Champagne!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

812054_champagne_chin_chin.jpgPlanning a celebration? Well I hope you’ve remembered the champagne – its an essential ingredient to any celebration no matter how small. Lastminute.com might not be the usual place that you think about buying your champagne from but it’s a great place to pick up a couple of good quality, reasonably prices bottles.

At the moment there is a buy two get one free offer on Louis de Custine champagne so you can afford to invite an extra guest or two!

Prom of the Week

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

802714_sun_behind_clouds_789.jpgThis week’s ‘prom to watch‘ is not for the faint hearted. Sunday evening brings an epic performance of Wagner’s opera Gotterdammerung to the Royal Albert Hall. The work is part of Wagner’s famous 18hour ring-cycle, which consists of four dramatic operas depicting the struggles of gods and mythical creatures to obtain a coveted ring that brings the bearer power to dominate the entire world – a bit like the story behind the lord of the rings, only even longer!

This performance is the last of the four movements of the masterpiece. The other three were each performed in the previous three years of the proms so this year is where the Proms Ring Cycle reaches its climax. But don’t worry if you didn’t manage to catch the others because each of the operas can stand alone and are often performed on their own. The work contains some of the most powerful music ever written as well as themes that you will be familiar with from watching movies and TV. Rare instruments will be added to the traditional orchestra and a large chorus consisting of the BBC singers and the BBC Symphony chorus as well as leading soloists such as Sir John Tomlinson and Christine Brewer will be bringing down the house with rousing anthems. The concert will last 256mins but there will be intervals of 60 and 30mins. Make sure you have an early night the day before!

Essential Viewing at the Fringe

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

71250_experimental_5.jpgIf you are lucky enough to be at the Edinburgh fringe festival this week, there is one show not to be missed. A giant tent has been pitched up by Argentinean dance troupe Fuerzabruta behind the Ocean terminal shopping centre.

Inside is a spectacular display of circus tricks and special effects, but the highlight of the performance is the dance show taking place on a raised swimming pool. The audience stand just inches below the transparent floor of the pool and look up as dancers slam themselves on the floor of the shallow pool creating shapes and movement, and slide across the pool at high speed narrowly missing each other by centimeters. The show is exactly what you’d expect from a dance company who’s name means “brute force” in Argentinean. Its an exciting and sometimes scary experience for the audience as the pool seems like it could shatter at any moment and come caving in on everyone but of course its perfectly safe.

The show lasts approximately 1 hour and there are two showings per evening on most days until September. Visit the official Edinburgh Fringe website to book

Elvis Week

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

460974_carnival_rides.jpgYou might be forgiven for not knowing this but the second week in August is actually Elvis Week. This is a week when Elvis Presley fans from around the world gather in Memphis Tennessee – the place where Elvis grew up and went on to live in the huge white columned building known as Graceland.

Among the weeks events are candlelight vigils to commemorate Elvis’s death, or everlasting life, which ever way you look at it, Merchandise and Memorabilia shows and fairs, Music and Movies at Graceland as well as dinners and a whole host of other parties and shows. If you are a fan of the King or just fancy a trip to Memphis when it’s at its most buzzing you should head out there between Saturday August the 11th and Sunday the 19th and get a multiple day Graceland pass for only $20.00.

Visit the Elvis website for more info