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The Good Food Show 2007

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Good Food Show LogoFrom the 28th of November to the 2nd of December 2007 The Good Food Show will be at The NEC in Birmingham, so if you missed the Scotland and London shows get yourself to Birmingham.

With something for everyone The Good Food Show will incorporate over 500 exhibitors selling food gadgets, drinks and fresh produce and educators in the master classes and theatres, which will also entertain and inspire.

Join some famed and very talented chefs who will be taking to the stage in the Supertheatre, sponsored by Sainsbury’s such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay to teach you all some great new recipes for the Christmas period. Or join some famed and talented drink experts in the Drinks Tasting Theatre who will be giving advice and tips on the party season drinks.

Tickets are available online at www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com or over the phone by calling 0870 040 0390. A standard entry ticket is £18.50 in advance or £20.50 on the door and for more information on other available tickets visit the same website you can purchase tickets, mentioned above.

Debenhams Christmas Spectacular

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Debenhams ChristmasThose few days have finally arrived and perfectly in time with Christmas around the corner. An event that happens only twice a year is beginning this Wednesday 21st of November through to the Friday 23rd of November 2007.

Enjoy discounts of up to 25% throughout the store. Debenhams stocks brands such as Topshop, Oasis, Kookai, Faith, Warehouse, Morgan and Jane Norman to name a few so get yourself a whole new wardrobe! Not to mention all the wonderful potential Christmas gifts they have including make up by Urban Decay, MAC, Benefit and perfume by Gucci, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.

This spectacular discount is also available online if you are unable to get to your nearest store.

20% Off Urban Outfitters

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Religion Chiffon DressThe stylish company has teamed up with Elle Magazine to offer a 20% discount off your next order from the Urban Outfitters website. Invest in some party pieces or casual day wear perfect for the winter season!

Full Circle Crochet Back Mohair TunicThis Religion Chiffon Dress is in season, in midnight blue and costs £80. Keeping with the blues perhaps a casual number like this Full Circle Crochet Back Mohair Tunic would be more appropriate. It’s £65 and would look great with jeans, black leggings or footless tights.

To enjoy this great discount, purchase the December issue of Elle Magazine to get your online promotional code. This discount is valid from the 7th of November to the 5th of December 2007.

Kate Kuba Discount

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Berta High Heeled Black ShoeElle magazine and Kate Kuba have teamed up to offer a 20% discount to Elle readers to celebrate the party season.

Choose a pair of party heels from there extensive collection of shoes. The Berta High Heeled Black Shoe is stylish, will go with anything and will stay in season no matter what. They cost £129 but with the discount you can minus a cool £25.80 meaning they are a slightly more justifiable £103.20.

Val High Heeled Bowed ShoeOr the somewhat dressier Val High Heeled Bowed Shoe also in black might be more suitable. They cost £115 but with 20% off only cost £92.

To make use of this discount purchase the December issue of Elle magazine to get your discount code and visit www.katekuba.co.uk to invest in some shoes.

For the Geek in your Life

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

lg-caffeine-mug.jpgOk so its not quite time to think about Christmas presents just yet but I’ve found the perfect place to get gifts for…..well all of my friends. I’m really excited about finding this website I think I might be able to get my entire Christmas shopping done in one day. The site in question is called Think Geek and sells t-shirts, gadgets and other random stuff that would suit all types of geek…they even do stuff for potential geeks!

Some of my favourite items include “I void warranties” tshirt, the ,“I see fragged people” tshirt and the “I’m with genius” t-shirt. I’m sure that this will actually make people think you are smarter than you are. I also like the caffeine molecule coffee cup and the “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1” door mat, Even your mum might appreciate those gifts.

Christmas in Europe

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

christmas_market1.jpgIts always been my dream to go to New York a few days before Christmas to do some Christmas shopping. It’s a little bit out of my price range this year so I’m going to have to settle for something a bit closer to home and a little bit lighter on the wallet.

A friend of mine suggested a trip to one of the Christmas markets in Germany or Brussels which I thought was a great alternative. If these traditional markets don’t get you in a festive spirit then nothing will. They are a great place to pick up some interesting presents that you just won’t find on the high street. Traditionally the markets sell things like wooden tree decorations, gifts and toys, hand embroidered Christmas table cloths, pottery as well as typical Christmas foods such as stolen, gingerbread and mulled wine.

The markets are always colourfully decorated and take place in picturesque market towns. You feel like you are stepping into a Christmas card. Trips to historic markets towns such as Munich or a stay in Brussels or Prague costs as little as £100 for three nights so you will have plenty of spending money. Visit lastminute.com for more details or www.praugeexperience.com to get more of an idea of what’s on offer.

Calling All Billion Dollar Babes

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Billion Dollar BabesIn need of a party outfit? Visit Billion Dollar Babes sample sale, which is stocking a selection of designer pieces at discounted prices.

Think Amanda Wakeley, Lola Rose, C & C California and Janet Reger and think of their beautiful creations all under one roof. Pick up a fabulous dress for the party season or a range of Christmas gifts for some friends even before December.

The sample sale will take place on Saturday the 10th of November at Lindley Hall, Vincent Square in London SW1, from 9am till 6pm. Visit www.billiondollarbabes.co.uk to get invited and then RSVP to attend. A £2 entrance fee will be required but supports a good cause, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Happy Birthday Hat

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

oob010-birthday-hat.jpgWe usually give serious gift ideas on this website but I came across this hat this morning and I just thought, how cool! It’s definitely a more obvious way of letting everyone know its your birthday than a simple badge, I’m not sure I would be brave enough to wear it out on the town but I’m sure it would get you plenty of offers of birthday drinks.

If the hat itself isn’t drawing enough attention at the touch of the button birthday music will start playing from inside you head! Get this for anyone you know who is going to be out celebrating a birthday soon and don’t let them shy away from the attention…I’m sure they’ll thank you for it in the morning. Get one for £4.99 from Find Me A Gift.

The Clothes Show Live 2007

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Clothes Show LogoReturning again for another exciting year, The Clothes Show Live will be held at the NEC, Birmingham from the 7th to the 12th of December 2007 and with yet another exciting line up of entertainment.

You can enjoy a spectacular catwalk show, expect to see Peaches Geldof and Shayne Ward amongst others, pamper yourself at the beauty counters of Rimmel London and Bourjois to name a few. Shop at Paul Frank, Juicy Couture and other fashion branded stalls and enjoy live music at a choice of the many drink and food stands.

Standard tickets cost £23 which includes a free Clothes Show Live children’s t-shirt worth £10 and Platinum passes cost £35 which include fast track entry into the fashion theatre, excellent seats, a goody bag, show guide and also includes a free Clothes Show Live children’s t-shirt worth £10. Both tickets have an additional booking fee of £2 and include a seat for the catwalk show. To book call the ticket hotline number on 0870 040 0386.

Visit www.clotheshowlive.com for more information.