Archive for July, 2008
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
In a world of corporate sponsored festivals, smoothie company Innocent are offering a refreshing alternative at their Village Fete this weekend. Taking place in Regents Park in London on August 2nd and 3rd, the fete will be a mixture of live music and quintessential village fete activities, with free smoothie and cake tasting.
Bands to delight your ears include Aussie brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone, Scottish sweethearts Boy Least Likely to and Findlay Brown, a part-time boxer-turned-singer. There will also be duck herding, ferret racing and a knitting tent.
It’s definitely a family affair too, with face painting, funfair rides, a petting zoo, and it finishes at 7pm so you can get home in time for bedtime.
There a still some tickets yet, so grab them while you can, as the festival was a sell out last year.
Monday, July 28th, 2008
Legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen recently took to the stage at the O2 in London as part of his World Tour, which has now been extended and sees him return to the UK in November.
Cohen played a mammoth 3 hour set that spanned his entire career, including ‘Bird on a Wire’, ‘Everybody Knows’ and a truly religious performance of ‘Hallelujah’. At age 74, Leonard Cohen, and more importantly his voice, have aged well. Sounding as rich, warm, and of course deep as it ever did, Cohen’s voice filled the entire O2.
Leonard Cohen embarked on this tour in an attempt to reclaim the $5 million swindled out of him by a former manager, but from the way he performs you’d have no idea he’s only in it for the money.
Acquaint or reaquaint yourself with Leonard Cohen, by investing in some of his huge back catalogue available at Amazon.
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
I have just come across possibly the best invention a girl can ask for, being both useful and fun! PediCouture is a fantastic product designed to make pedicures more comfortable, with the little tow separators to keep your toes away from one another when painting your nails! No more rolled up tissue that inevitably gets stuck to the nail varnish, or those huge foam separators which gives me cramp, also you can take them to the spa with you when you feel the need for some feet pampering.
These are found online at Pedicouture.com
I haven’t managed to find a UK supplier that are selling these, please let me know if you find one and I shall put it up.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
Whilst we might finally be experiencing a taste of summer this week, it’s inevitably going to come to a soggy end this weekend, and the shorts will be packed away again for who knows how long.
As a result of the definite lack of hot weather this year, most of us stuck in lovely old Blighty will have been reaching for a jumper rather than a halter neck recently. But every cloud, no matter how grey, has a silver lining, and this year’s summer sales are some of the best we’ve had in years, full of top notch summer clothes that we just didn’t want to buy, now available with massive reductions.
If you’re jetting off for some summer sun, or just plain optimistic, get rifling because there are bargains to be had. Topshop in particular have huge reductions across all ranges, including Kate Moss and the vintage ranges available in the flagship store on Oxford Street. I recently spotted a Christopher Kane dress reduced from £120 to £20.
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
I am so excited, almost as excited as when I find a new dress that is orignal and unique. Sex and the City:The Movie is available to pre-order and soon will be dropped through my post box.
Well I say soon but actually its not actually for another two months which is a little depressing but I still have the wonderful memories of the movie played at the cinema and the complete box set of every season available. Join Carrie and her favourite girls, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they come togther four years after their hit show finished for one more time to entertain us with thier comical drama filled lives, complete with the best Manalo’s.
The DVD will be released on September 22nd so pre-order your copy now for £12.98 at Amazon online.
Friday, July 18th, 2008
If you’ve ever felt like listening to your music in the bath, around the pool or out in the garden but have been too scared of ruining your iPod, this Wireless Floating Speaker could be just what you need. A small transmitter is used to hook your sound system up to the speakers, enabling you to wirelessly hear your tunes up to 150ft away. The speakers are waterproof so you can even float them in the bath with you if you want a relaxing soak with your fav tunes.
The speakers are reasonably priced at £39.95 and available from I Want One Of Those.com