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ASOS 10% Discount

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Look MagazineLook Magazine has got together with ASOS to offer a 10% discount for one week only! The discount is available from the 25th of September to the 1st of October so you best get in quick!

ASOS has always been a popular shopping haunt on line for fashion savvy shoppers looking for items similar to the items the stars sport, but now it’s becoming more and more like our very own Topshop and Miss Selfridge. Along with its own brand, ASOS stocks Ted Baker, Diesel, Miss Sixty, Mina and Darimeya to name a few. Recently ASOS launched its premium brands including the début of Sienna Miller’s label Twenty8Twelve.

To make use of this offer purchase this last weeks issue of Look Magazine dated the 1st of October 2007 and visit to buy

Some Interesting Facts about Halloween

Friday, September 28th, 2007


  • The celebration of Halloween is believed to have begun in Ireland where it was known as Samhain Night
  • Halloween only properly became a holiday in America in the 19th century when the potato famine brought Irish immigrants across the water.
  • The commercialization of Halloween did not start until the 20th century beginning with Halloween cards which where popular in 1905. Mass produced costumes appeared in the 30s and ‘Trick or Treating’ was not featured until the 50s
  • Halloween is now America’s second most popular holiday after Christmas and its sixth most profitable – after Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentines Day, Easter, and Father’s Day
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  • The jack o lantern comes from the Irish ledged of stingy jack, who was a greedy gambler who was cursed to wander the night after he tricked the devil into climbing a tree and trapped him there by carving a cross on the tree.
  • At one time there were rumors of sharp objects such as pins and razor blades being embedded in soft candy and toffee apples that were given out to ‘trick or treaters’. This worried parents and some hospitals offered x-ray screenings of children’s Halloween loot to discover such items. Finding anything was very rare and there are no reports of serious injury occurring due to malign apple giving! It is reported that virtually all of the few candy poisoning occurrences involved children placing the object there themselves in bid for attention or even more sinister – parents poisoning their own children’s candy!
  • Learn to Sign Week

    Friday, September 28th, 2007

    bsl-umbrella.jpgThe British Deaf Association is running a campaign to encourage more people to learn British Sign Language (BSL). Next week is Learn to Sign week and Signing courses are being promoted across the UK. Knowing how to sign is a rare and useful skill to have. It’s a real plus on your CV – work places are always looking for ways to create a more disability friendly environments and knowing how to sign is an unusual skill that would put you a step above your workmates in whatever career you choose. There are also many careers that require full time sign language experts – you could even end up on television! So if you fancy a change, learning to sign could be a step towards a lucrative and socially rewarding new career.

    Other’s learn British Sign language just for fun. Just like a foreign language sign language has its own grammar and syntax and is a challenging and enjoyable thing to teach yourself or learn by attending a BSL course. Learn with a friend and you can infuriate those around by talking about them in a language that most will not be able to understand. Or use your new skill to chat to each other clearly in a noisy club –you are bound to get all the guys on the dance floor flocking to you to get you to teach them how sign chat up lines and declarations of love!

    There are many opportunities to take part in a level one basic course or a GNVQ in BSL, just visit the Royal Association for Deaf People for more info on courses near you. If you can’t spare the time to learn to sign but want to encourage the activity you can donate to the BSL charity, or buy a BSL umbrella and show you support in style from the official website.

    An Evening Courtesy Of Mango

    Monday, September 10th, 2007

    Glamour Mag October 2007Glamour Magazine and Mango have teamed up to offer a wonderful evening at the Mango flagship store in London, on Oxford Street. This reader event will begin at 6pm and be an evening of pure shopper’s heaven! There will be complimentary drinks along with several pamper sections that include Benefit makeovers, nails done by OPI Nails and hair perfected by a Nicky Clarke stylist.

    Glamour’s retail editor will be on hand to offer advice of new trends and there will be a raffle and goody bag available for every guest. Not content with all this, you will also get an exclusive 20% discount off your shopping (excluding the Penelope and Monica collection).

    For tickets get Glamour’s October 2007 issue but hurry as only limited tickets are available.

    The Taste of Italy

    Thursday, September 6th, 2007

    The Taste of ItalySelfridges on Oxford Street in London is hosting and invites the public along to an Italian Wine tasting evening on the 19th September starting at 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The evening will consist of tasting eight different Italian wines, white and red complemented by a delicious selection of Italian canapés.

    Tickets are on sale now for £40 and are available to purchase from Selfridges on Oxford Street in the wine and spirits department or via telephone on 0207 318 2375. Spaces are limited so get calling ASAP.

    While your there why not dine in Selfridges too? Frankies inside Selfridges is an Italian restaurant and grill serving a variety of Italian food including pizza and pasta. Click here to register for a 20% discount voucher valid throughout September 2007.

    Kurt Geiger And Tatler Fashion Event

    Thursday, September 6th, 2007

    Tatler MagazineSelfridges in Birmingham is hosting an exclusive shopping event in association with Tatler Magazine and Kurt Geiger shoes. It’s the beginning of September which means the high end designer’s autumn and winter collections are being previewed in fashion week ready for release and high street clothes will be hitting the stores nationwide.

    With new clothing collections come new shoe collections so to celebrate there will be an evening of canapés, champagne, a chocolate fountain of Godiva chocolate and 10 minute makeovers applied by Laura Mercier. Along with these fabulous treats you can enjoy at 10% discount on a selection of designer brands and have the chance of winning a pair of Kurt Geiger, KG or Carvela shoes every 30 minutes and even a years supply of Kurt Geiger shoes.

    Sound good to you? For more information about tickets and the date invest in Tatlers October 2007 issue.

    Last Night of the Proms

    Saturday, September 1st, 2007

    banner_inside_lastnight.jpgThe last night of the proms is one of the biggest events in the musical calendar. Classical music lovers and proud Brits gather from across the country to attend the last concert of the 2 month long Proms festival because this is one prom where listening on BBC radio three just won’t do. The last night is held at the Royal Albert hall but spills out onto live video screens in Hyde Park, London, Manchester, and Leeds – to name a few venues – for Proms in the Park, where providing the weather is good a fantastic evening can be had experiencing the proms near you. The concert always features classic pieces by famous British composers such as Elgar, Parry and Harry Wood, but the concert has an international flavour as well with some of the most famous performers from across the world including this years conductor Ji?í B?lohlávek and soprano Anna Netrebko as well as pieces by Rachmaninoff and Bellini. Tickets to the indoor event at the Royal Albert Hall are between 20-85 pound and tickets for Hyde park are £23 pounds. Visit the official BBC Proms site for more information