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Portman Village hosts its first spring beauty event 28th-30th April

Calling all of you beauty junkies, here is an event you won’t want to miss. April is beauty season in Portman Village, with a three-day celebration of special events and offers for visitors to Marylebone’s hidden gem. From discounts to free one-to-ones with make-up artist to the stars, Francesca Neill, the PV Beauty Bash is running from 28th – 30th April and has everything you need to get set for summer.

Events to look forward to are:

Bespoke perfumery, Les Senteurs, is offering free thirty-minute consultations with resident perfumist James Craven with a further 20% off fragrance purchases.

Homemade London, is hosting special beauty events for the occasion and offering guests 20% off their beauty workshop on the April 28th and perfume making on April 30th.

Celebrity make-up artist to Alesha Dixon and Cheryl Cole  Francesca Neill, will also be on-hand on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th April to give free consultations and make-overs to visitors who book any one of these treatments.

All guests will receive a glass of champagne on arrival at their treatment; all you have to do is mention PV Beauty Bash when booking.

Visit www.PortmanVillage.com for more information

Things to do this weekend in London – 12th – 14th July 2013

Not only is this weekend going to be an absolute scorcher! It’s also jam-packed with things to do in London. I was rubbing my hands in glee when I discovered all the potential activities I could get up to in the sunshine (well only if I have a body double). Anyway here is the low down. No excuses to stay in this weekend guys! 

Malibutique at Westfield 

Everyone loves a good FREEBIE! Enjoy styling from ASOS, manicures by Nails inc, hairstyling by TONI&GUY and delicious Malibu cocktails at Malibutique pop-up at Westfield Stratford City from 12th-14th July.

Glastonbury 2011

Hampton Court Flower Show 

If you are the green fingered sort then this is just  the event for you. Finishing on the 14th July visitors can discover a mix of glorious show gardens with a wealth of opportunities to see planting and country crafts close up; fine dining with dazzling floral displays and all things ‘grow-your-own’; live music with fabulous shopping, fashion and food.


St Martin’s Courtyard Food and Flowers Festival – Saturday 13 July

“St Martin’s Courtyard will pay tribute to the heritage and future of Covent Garden this summer with a festival celebrating food and flowers. On Saturday 13 July between 12 noon and 5pm, all six international restaurants will serve unique, exclusively created dishes and drinks with a floral theme, al fresco in the courtyard”.


Bastille Festival 

Calling all Francophiles,  the Bastille Festival is London’s largest free celebration of France’s national day. This year’s festival features educational workshops, cultural presentations, promenading tours, waiters’ races, bi-lingual storytelling, face painting, loto and snail racing. Plus an artisan craft market and the finest French food from Borough Market’s traders and Bankside’s famous restaurants. The celebrations will continue into the night at the Bal Populaire, a traditional open air party with live music, theatrical spectacles, DJs, outdoor eating, drinking, dancing and singing.


Mex Fest 

Mexican fiesta takes over London! A packed weekend of exciting contemporary Mexican cinema, music, and food!


BST Hyde Park

A music extravaganza in Hyde Park, Join me and hundreds of others bopping our heads to the sounds of Lionel Richie, Jlo and Eliza Dolittle.


Coronation Festival 

Party at The Queen’s everybody! The Coronation Festival, taking place over four days in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. This exciting and unique event, hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association brings together over 200 companies who hold Royal Warrants of Appointment.

Contiki Challenge 

Contiki Holidays will be holding their Great Contiki Challenge which is a large scale London scavenger hunt designed to take participants on a day’s fun discovering or re-discovering London’s most loved, quirky and secretive sights. There will be a great after party which will be held in a secret South London venue to be revealed on the day! Prizes on the day include Contiki trips to Europe and entry is FREE!


Other events to go and visit:

Enjoy your weekend Everyone!

Lanky Girl Attends Regent Tweet 2013

Recently I got to attend Regent Tweet, a day where bloggers from around the globe descend on Regent Street to enjoy talks, workshops and freebies galore from Regent Street brands. I had a fantastic day out, made some new friends, learned how to ice cakes, watched talks at the apple store, ran amok collecting different goodies from each of the sponsors and came home with a hairstyle courtesy of Toni and Guy. See if you can spot me in this short video.

Regent Tweet 2013
Regent Tweet 2013

After registering at Regent Tweet HQ the day started with breakfast at Titbits (which I missed) before listening to two talks at the Apple store:

Superblogger Susie Bubble talked about how she got into blogging and how sees blogging community developing in the future.Susie-stylebubble

Professor Chris Riley gave a talk about how the microchip is responsible for the development of twitter.

Professor Chris Riley at Regent Tweet

Then it was time to hit Regent Street with my partner in crime My Daily London. In no particular order we hit the shops hunting for treasure!

My haul of goodies included:

Some of my goodies

Nikon Poin and shoot from Bose
Nikon Poin and shoot from Bose

We stopped byWholefoods to meet Cat and The Cream who gave us a cupcake icing Class


Step 1 – Lay out your cupcakes:


Step two -ice those bad boys!

You can mix flavours if you wish

Step three: Smother them in melted chocolate …hmmm yummy!

Next we paused for a delicious lunch at Mash Steak House Resturant on Brewer Street

Argentinian Steak At Mash

Got to have those greens…


After this we learned how to make cocktails at Dirty Martini

Learning to make Cocktails at Dirty Martini
Learning to make Cocktails at Dirty Martini


Then we raced along Regent Street to get our hair done by Toni and Guy where we  ran into fellow London Blogger JaimeLondonBoy

How do I look?

Lanky Girl goes for an audrey hepburn inspired updo

The last part of the day involved going back to Mash to enjoy cocktails and canapes and mingle with other bloggers.

FREE Macs-Salon Event – Pampered in Paradise, Kensal Rise

MACS are hosting a FREE beauty event in Paradise By Way of Kensal Green pub on Friday 28th September. Pampered in Paradise will be an evening of free cocktails, canapés and above all, beauty.

Macs will be offering For FREE manicures, pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash grooming as well as hair and colour advice  and once you have got ourself all dolled up by the Mac team you make your way to the dance floor for a bit of a boogie to the tunes of DJ Lou & Nova.

Time 6.30pm
Date: 28th September 2012
To get in RSVP to info@macs-salon.co.uk

French Martinis And French Manicures With Chambord

Here is a lovely little event taking place next week on the 23rd November

Chambord, the black raspberry liqueur, is holding an evening of French Martinis and French manicures at London’s Haymarket Hotel.

 They will be trying to set a new world record for the number of French manicures to be painted in one hour. 

 After having their nails manicured,  ladies will be treated to a French Martini cocktail – a delicious mix of Chambord, vodka and pineapple juice.

 Chambord is inviting the ladies of London to join them from 6pm for a free French manicure and French Martini. To join in simply register on the Chambord UK Facebook page. 

 What? Chambord French manicures and French Martinis

Where? The Shooting Gallery, Haymarket Hotel, London

When? 6pm-9pm 23rd November

Why? Help them set the record for the most French manicures to be performed in one hour and enjoy a free French Martini and French manicure for your efforts!

How? Just register your interest by visiting https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142527919180719

 Hurry, places are going fast x

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur©2011. Chambord is a registered trademark.  All rights reserved.

Spa Relaunch Night At Citypoint Club

To celebrate the relaunch of their spa, Citypoint Club in Liverpool street is hosting an open spa night. (My sister is a therapist there). It’s a chance to get a taster of the fantastic luxury treatment they are offering at the spa. Check out the leaflet below. All the money will be going to Breast Cancer Care. To book your place please call 020 7920 6200. If you can’t view the Picture see here spaLaunchHTML_Prospects (6).

What’s on in London this weekend

So the weekend is upon us, here are my recommendations of things to do:

Jan 28th – 30th My2011 festival – Westfield Shopping Centre

From tomorrow until the 30th January Westfield is hosting London’s biggest  health, beauty, and fitness event. Already given up on your new year resolution to get fit? Why not attend and give yourself that kick to get fit for 2011. Gymbox will performing intensive training routines for all those who want rock hard abs (and to watch men in tight shorts). There will be exclusive preview performances from the cast of Shoes -The Musical and there will be a chance to try out  Nike’s training club.

For more information visit: http://uk.westfield.com/london/offers-events/events/my2011/my2011

Nearest tube – Shepherds Bush

London International Mime Festival – Ending Sunday 30th Jan – Various Venues

Probably the most unusual festival that you will ever attend. Finishing on Sunday, London’s Mime festival takes place at various venues around London including the Southbank Centre, Barbican, ICA, Roundhouse and the Royal Opera House. On Saturday go and see ‘Du Goudron et des Plumes’ (‘Tar and Feathers’) at the Barbican for show-stopping acrobatics and dance.

For more information visit: http://www.mimefest.co.uk/festival2011intro.html

Buy My Wardrobe – Saturday 29th Jan – Adam St Members Club

Wonder how that colleague or friend of yours is always seen with a new designer bag on the same salary as you? It could be credit cards or even better bought it from someone else’s wardrobe. Buy My Wardrobe is London’s Premier fashion recycling event and this Saturday is your chance to snag a designer bargain (some 80% off!). Uber – fashionistas will be opening their closets to discerning members of the public! Get ready to delve into a designers treasure chest!

For more information and to purchase a ticket visithttp://www.buymywardrobe.com