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One Tree Hill Returns in 2008

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

One Tree Hill is returning to the CW network (American television) on Tuesday the 8th of January 2008. That means it will be crossing the pond to UK televisions a little later into 2008.

The new series sees the cast four years on, having left high school and having become young adults. Lucas returns having released his first novel and becomes the coach for his old basketball team, The Ravens. Brook is a fashion executive, designing her own line was a success and now she is a famous, glamorous celebrity. Peyton was living her life in L.A. working for a record label but did not bode well with the life style so moved back to Tree Hill and Mouth obviously went off to college and is now a young professional, still chasing a career on camera. Finally the Scott family, Hailey is now a teacher and Nathan is a loving husband and father. So bring on season 5, I can’t wait for the drama.

Watch the preview above or visit www.cwtv.com to find out more about the new season.

Movie Box Sets

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Lord of the rings box setStill stuck on what to get your loved ones this Christmas? www.play.com can help … Although films are not the most meaningful gifts, they are fabulous stocking fillers, and box sets just mean more hours of emotions, be it laughter, horror, love or sadness.

For action/adventure fans the Lord of the Rings 6 disc trilogy is currently just £12.98. Although it may be old it is still one of the best trilogy’s to be released in recent cinema. Something new may be more preferred like The Ultimate Bourne Collection costing just £17.98 or Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 also £14.98. For film fanatics The Godfather Trilogy box set costing £13.98 and for horror fans The Scream trilogy £13.97.

BBC iPlayer

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

BBC iPlayer LogoThe other night I was enjoying watching Fanny Hill on tv, but it was on really late and I fell asleep and missed the end. I wished that I had got up and set the video. However I was happy to discover BBC’s iPlayer the next day. I could watch the whole episode again as well as Eastenders, the real hustle or any of the BBC’s popular programmes from the previous week. If you have a decent Internet connection you can watch the programmes as they stream and the quality is uncompromised so its just a good as watching TV, but you can pick what you want to watch when you want.

If you prefer you can download the programmes to your PC using the BBCi player download manager. Unfortunately there are only a limited selection of shows available at one time so its not ‘TV on demand’ just yet but this site is one to watch for the future.

Originally this service could only be used by Windows XP and Vista users but it has been officially reported this month that Mac and Linux users be also able to download programmes as well as streaming. There will be also applications to make shows viewable from websites such as facebook and Youtube. Eric Huggers of the BBC said “We’re actively pursuing relationships with more suppliers to make sure the iPlayer becomes available on more services as well as Virgin Media, so that users have direct access to content on a TV through the iPlayer, “Use of iPlayer will no doubt become widespread in 2008. Watch out for the marketing campaign of the revamped iplayer which is to be launched on Christmas day.

Sale at the Savoy!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Sayoy HotelThe Savoy hotel in London is a national treasure and has had some of the most famous people of the 20th century sleeping in its suites and performing in its lounges. The hotel closed a couple of days ago for a 100 million pound refit and for the next three days they will auctioning some of the historic furniture, dinnerware and fittings from the hotel. You can pick up some very collectible items from china cups to the 12-panel, trompe l’oeil painted screen by Lincoln Taber.

Some other interesting things up for auction are a 24-light chandelier under which Noel Coward and Anna Pavlova performed and the contents of the Monet suit where Claude Monet painted a view of the Thames. My piece to watch is the white grand piano, which was often performed on by Frank Sinatra during his many stays at the hotel. Its expected to reach a modest 2-3000 pounds which would be an absolute bargain.

You can pick up some more affordable art deco treasures such as lamps and rugs, and even asparagus tongs. If you have ever stayed in one of the hotel’s magnificent suites and wished you could take something home with you pay a visit to the hotel between the 18-20th of December. To gain entrance you need a copy of the catalogue, which costs £30. If you want to bid, you need to register beforehand. See www.bonhams.com or read the article from the Telegraph from more information.

Victoria’s Secret

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Unlined embroidered BraYes, the famous American lingerie company is amazing and they ship to the UK. I envy the USA, its home to some fantastic clothing stores and Victoria’s Secret is one of them, amongst American Eagle, Kitson and Fred Segal. So it delights me that I can purchase products without the added cost of a flight and hotel.

Embroidered push-upVictoria’s Secret have some gorgeous lingerie available at the moment, take the Glamour by Victoria’s Secret collection with its racy lacy, little numbers like this Unlined embroidered full coverage purple and black bra, $42 and matching Embroidered tanga, $22. Or perhaps you would prefer the Very Sexy collection with seductive numbers like the red embroidered push up without padding demi bra, $42 and matching V-string, $18.

Whatever your preference, I’m sure you’ll find something you like at www.victoriassecret.com and remember the exchange rate is excellent right now.

Desperate Housewives Season 4

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Very exciting indeed, Desperate Housewives will be returning for a fourth season. After missing the first three seasons, I decided it was the right time to catch up and the drama witnessed in all three was desirably addictive.

As we can remember, season 3 left off with an unhappy and unfaithful Gabrielle, who married a politician only interested in his work. A blissfully happy couple, who also tied the knot, we all know to be Susan and Mike. Bree was shown to be pregnant, although later we found out it was her covering for her pregnant daughter, Danielle. Sadly Lynette and Tom received some upsetting news that Lynette had contracted cancer and even sadder, Edie attempted suicide. How will it all pan out? I am eager to find out so bring on season 4 ASAP!

Preview the fourth season above currently being aired in the US.

Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye GelKeeping within the Christmas spirit, we strive for a festive look. What better accessory to an outfit than glitter?

Urban Decay happens to glow with glitter, the range of products, sparkle and shimmer and are some of the best kept beauty secrets. The Urban Decay, Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel in particular can rock up an outfit or add a glitzy touch. Available in six different colours, Arena (golden bronze), Backstage (Silver), Bootleg (blue), Power Ballad (white), Roadie (green) and Rock Star (purple) the gels dry to leave an immaculate finish.

Spice up your Christmas look with the Heavy Metal Gels priced at around £11.50 available at Urban Decay concessions located in selected Boots pharmacies, House of Fraser’s and Debenham’s.

Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Russell Brand’s My Booky WookThose of you who know Russell Brand will know he is a comedy genius but did you know how he got to where he is now? After conquering journalism, television and radio it seems a book is now the right way to go.

Oh the wonders of the biography, the truth behind the lives of the stars we all admire. Well Russell Brand certainly provides that juicy gossip we thrive upon, I mean after the scandal we all hear in the weeklies, could we anticipate it more? From detailed descriptions of his child hood in Essex, to growing up and living with addictions to sex, drugs and drinks, it is a story of salvation as well as being entertaining read.

Get yourself copy from Amazon costing £9.49.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum BoxsetThe exciting third instalment is now available on DVD, and I could not be more excited.

The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy were fantastic, action adventure flicks, following Jason Bourne on his journey to rekindle his memories after suffering from amnesia. After wishing to disappear, Bourne has been chased by the people who made him what he is and his only way out is to find out how he became that person. Travelling from Moscow, he visits Paris, Madrid, London, Tangier and New York to recover his past.

Buy it now from Amazon for £8.98 or purchase The Ultimate Bourne Collection box set, with all three movies costing £17.98.

Global Warrior Scarves

Friday, December 14th, 2007

topshopscarf.jpgWant something a little bit hippy and a little bit ethnic to add warmth to your winter wardrobe? Well if the answer to the above is yes, then trendy traveler’s scarfs are the ultimate outfit finishing fix.

Be fun and creative with colours. Make sure your global warrior scarf is bright or printed. To create the perfect look just add jangly bangles, clump boots and a fitted jacket. Each person seems to have their own individual way of wearing a scarf but if your not sure how to wear yours the answer is simple – just drape, wrap or not and you can’t go wrong. missselfridgescarve.jpg

Topshop have this great Tie-Dye scarf. It comes in a fab red print colour and is finished with a fringe. This is the perfect preppy hippy accessory and will cost you just £15.00. Miss Selfridge also have this Block Check scarf to offer. It’s bright, fun and is sure to keep you extra warm. Get yours for £12.00 either in store or online.