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Swarovski Fashion Rocks 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Fashion RocksThis year The Fashion Rocks event in association with the Princes Trust is coming to The Royal Albert Hall in London. On Thursday the 18th of October music and fashion will unite for this one off spectacular event. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson the show will showcase the latest collections from designers confirmed such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Armani, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Burberry.

Previous Fashion Rocks events held once before in London and in Monaco saw pairings between Mariah Carey and Versace, Grace Jones and Stella McCartney, Kasabian and Burberry and also Beyonce Knowles and Armani.

Tickets went on sale back in May and are still available from starting at £85 ranging to £350 plus booking charge. For those of you who are not able to attend the lavish occasion you can watch the televised event on Channel 4.

50% off Top Cuisine

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

838957_fish.jpgThis month some of the best restaurants in the London area are offering 50% off the total food bill in conjunction with the London Paper and Top Table.

There is a wide range of styles to choose from – from Thai in Madienhead at the Aroy Thai (the place to go for traditional cuisine), to exclusive Mayfair restaurants such as Artisan (an elegant restaurant close to bond street) and 104 park lane in the Marriott hotel (which serves fresh contemporary cuisine).

In my opinion the trendiest option is the First Floor restaurant on Portobello road. Elegant Victoriana décor and British and ethnic cuisine make it an excellent place to visit after a long day haggling at the markets. You can book online by following this link.

Get your own social PA!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

836592_porto_city_10.jpgI bet many of you who read this blog would love to do most of the things we mention but never get round to it because you just don’t have the time to organise it – am i right?

I for one feel quite depressed writing about the latest summer picnic craze or wine tasting event, knowing that despite my good intentions i’m not going to get round to actually trying it! I spend so much time at my desk and anserwing phone calls and emails – even when i’ve gone home! – that the last thing on my mind is organising tickets and taxis to a night out. If only i could employ someone to organise my social calender as well as i organise my work one!

Well apparently there is such a service. Exec Events Club is designed to help busy workers in the city find time to socialise. They organise a range of exciting nights out, parties, day trips and holidays and members are all invited. You can join as a single person, couple or group and there is a choice of 6-8 events a month so you are bound to find something that suits your tastes and your busy calendar. Example events organised by the club are trips to the Ballet, Sailing Weekends, Royal Windsor races, Gastropub nights and Cultural Holidays. If you are new to London this is a fantastic way to meet similar people in a very relaxed and entertaining environment. Membership is £205 per person or £350 for a couple, to get a social life you dream of this is money well spent!

Get Loaded in the Park

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

591914_roskilde_festival_2006.jpgGet Loaded in the Park, part of the Metro Weekender, boasts to be Mike Skinners only festival date this year (alongside their linked Cardiff Calling festival).

But if seeing the Streets live is not enough reason for you to head down there, musical giants such as Dizzy Rascal, Dirty Pretty Things and 2 Many Djs will also be playing. The event will be held on 26th of August in Clapham Common and tickets are a measly £35 from Ticketmaster, with only 20,000 capacity this day is bound to sell out so grab them quick! If you want to get into the festival for free join the street team and help promote the event or enter the Myspace competition.

Find out more on the official Loaded in the Park website and Myspace/getloadedinthepark.