Happy New Year everyone and apologies for the delay in uploading this post. I’ve been on holiday and upon returning I discovered that my blog was down. All seems back to normal so here are my top five don’t miss suggestions for January 2013. Let’s start as we mean to go on on!
1. The Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A ends on 27th January 2013. For any movie fan, this is a must-see. Not only do you get to admire iconic costumes which defined your favourite screen characters but you are also presented with an insight into the creative process through which these costumes were conceived. From excerpts of screenplays to multimedia presentations of actors and directors talking between themselves, I would recommend giving yourself time to move between the displays. There is a lot to take in!
2. More vintage Hollywood. Bob Willoughby: The Silver Age of Hollywood exhibition at Proud Chelsea ends on 13th January 2013. To find out why I think this exhibition is unmissable, have a read of my review post here.
3. You don’t believe in Dry January? Then don’t miss out on Embargo’s Season 1 – Episode 2: What exams night on 8th January 2013! Click here to find out more details.
4. There’s nothing better to help a girl get through the January blues than by feeling pampered. This month (and next), The Hand and Foot Spa are offering 25% savings on their Spa and Luxury Manicure and Pedicure treatments. The offer applies from Monday to Wednesday only.
5. If you cycle and live in Kensington & Chelsea, don’t miss your chance to have your say about cycling events and campaigns you’d like to see in the area. Bikeminded, who were responsible for the fabulous cupcake cycle tour and the styling Pinterest competition in conjunction with Harrods, will be running a focus group on 23rd January 2013 and they are looking for locals to take part. If you do, you will receive a cash thank you for your time. See Bikeminded’s blog for more info!
Recently I popped into The Shop at Bluebird to review the Blink Brow Bar and have my eyebrows threaded as well as a quick mani.
The nail bar includes both Essie and OPI whilst Blink’s nail treatments include a ‘Polish and go’, ‘The Blink signature manicure’, and ‘The Blink Ayurvedic manicure’.
Blink’s eyebrow treatments aren’t limited to threading. They also include the ‘Brow-Hab’, ‘Bold Brows’, and ‘Brow Enhancement’ – if you’re looking to give your brows more definition and a touch of glamour.
For me The Shop at Bluebird is an easy spot to pop into but if you are at the Sloane Square end of King’s Road, Blink Brow Bar can also be found in Peter Jones.
The service I received at Blink was both efficient and very friendly. You feel at ease instantly whilst you enjoy the stylish surroundings. And there is nothing better than to be pampered and to walk back through The Shop at Bluebird: a haven of style and a great feast for the eyes and wardrobe.
*The treatment was complimentary for the purpose of the review.*
This week involved pizza at The Camden Eye; yummy heart-shaped chocolates from Rococo Chocolates on King’s Road; eyebrow threading and a manicure at Blink Brow Bar inside The Shop at Bluebird on King’s Road; dinner upstairs at the recently refurbished The White Horse pub in Parsons Green; The British Museum – one of my favourite buildings in the world; Silver Linings Playbook at Cineworld on Fulham Road (which I wholly recommend!); and trying out an iPad keyboard case from Yoshie & Nico.
What did you get up to? x
Yesterday afternoon, I finally had the chance to discover the wonders of Sophy Robson Nails at Hari’s King’s Road. I’d already perused Sophy’s fabulous blog upon hearing murmurings of her much anticipated move into SW10 but as I stepped into Hari’s basement, I still had no idea about my choice of colour or pattern.
But this didn’t matter. Timi, my manicurist, was great company to have as I tried to figure out which design to choose from. It was also clear that Timi was passionate about pushing the boundaries with her artistry, which made it all the more fun. Before the polish was applied, Timi first prepared my nails and gave me an amazing hand massage, which was blissful. And once my hands were ready and completely devoid of tension, we discussed ideas and patterns for my nails.
White angel wings on a shocking pink background (the reverse of my Chelsea Girl logo) was a serious contender but in the end, I opted for the popular black dots on a pink background for all but my middle fingers, which were tipped with white and had a sparkly bow added to each of them.
Admittedly, I have always liked to play it safe (and relatively plain) with my nails. But since yesterday, I have absolutely loved looking down at my hands (especially when typing away) and seeing the vibrancy of colourful patterns dancing upon the keyboard.
Sophy Robson’s nails aren’t just fun and eye catching. They’re stylish and the perfect way to keep colour in your life.