The Special Yoga Centre is a fantastic yoga centre, not only for adults, but for children too. The centre holds classes for children with special needs, and many of the children that attend have been known to feel more relaxed and are able to enjoy a fun activity with their parents.
On November 12th, The Special Yoga Centre held a special Charity Auction hosted by committee member, Gaby Roslin and British comedian Simon Day, with guests including actor Craig Kelly , presenter George Clarke and fashion photographer Matthew Donaldson .
The auction offered many amazing prizes, and with fabulous cocktails being served all evening, it led to some amazing offers...and also led to whole new ‘prizes’ being made up on the night, like Simon Day selling himself to cook dinner and tell jokes for the evening for £1,200!
Other lucky winners won prizes including George Clarke from the Home Show to redesign your house for £5000 and Liam Gallagher’s guitar went for £3000.
Overall, the night was a huge success! £40,000 was made on the night!
This registered charity needs £250,000 per year to support the work they do. Every bit helps. Click here to go to the website to find out more information.
Shockingly, it's December 1st tomorrow! The year has flown by!
To get into the Christmas Spirit, I will be sharing fabulous stocking filler ideas with you all!
For all you green-living people out there, Intelligent Nutrients is a fabulous new award-winning beauty brand from Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. He has created seven masterfully blended plant active aromas - all USDA certified organic -- each created from plant-derived, organically-grown food grade aromas and ingredients. His aromas range from Make Love Seductive to add a bit of romance in to your life, to feeding your mind with a bit of Focus and winding down with Inner Calm.
Ever since I heard Lykke Li's cover of my favourite Kings of Leon song, Knocked Up, I’ve been a huge fan! I LOVE the original version, however, Lykke Li's version is also just as beautiful but different.
The 23 year old from Sweden, has such a sweet, angelic voice and has been increasingly popular with indie music fans. She released her first album Youth Novels in the UK on June 9th 2008.
Most recently, she has contributed an amazingly beautiful song for the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. After Lykke Li was asked to contribute she wasn’t sure if she wanted to write a song, however, once she saw an early screening of the film, she wrote Possibility especially for it – and it fits extremely well in one of my most favourite scenes from the film.
I would recommend her album, Youth Novels, to everyone! Buy it now!
New Moon is out in cinemas across the world now (as if you didn’t know!) and the official soundtrack is also available to buy.
Movember is a global campaign that encourages men to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer.
Demistache, a collection of moustache-inspired jewellery designed by Rachael White, will be sponsoring Movember by donating $8 from the sale of any Urban Demistache purchased from November 1st until January 1st 2010 at www.demitassejewelry.com “Demistache is more than a fashion statement, it is an emblem of strength and we are proud that we can utilise our moustache desgins to help Movember raise much-needed awareness and funds for the cancers that affect men. Demistache designs are a way for both men and women to help show their support of this campaign” - Rachael White.
The collection is fabulous, featuring a chic moustache made in rose, brass, gunmetal and silver and are hung on a ball chain or black, pearl, smoky quartz or garnet rosary beads. Prices range from $38 to $98 and are available to buy at www.demitassejewelry.com
I have always been interested in psychics. I may not have had the courage to go to one yet (slightly afraid of hearing something I don’t want to), but I know some friends and family members who see one all the time!
Instead of having my future told, I’ve found some amazing pieces of jewellery from a psychic turned jewellery designer, Mairead. She is a naturally gifted psychic and healer who has devoted many years to working with healing energies and has over 11 years experience as a powerful healer and clairvoyant.
As a child she was always fascinated with beads and crystals, and has now integrated her healing and psychic energy work within the jewellery crafting process by channeling powerful healing and abundance into each piece of jewellery she makes. The gemstones natural energy vibration is enhanced to bring about positive and increased energy for the wearer.
Fans include Jemma Kidd, who is often seen out wearing the delicate pieces.
I’m a huge fan of Mairead’s new design, The Alchemy. It’s a beautiful piece. The necklace is extra long and delicately made with 18ct gold and precious multi Tourmaline in a rainbow of colours and beautiful sky blue Topaz gems. You can also detach a section to create a smaller necklace and bracelet, or separate the two necklaces to wear both together with one laying just beneath the other and even spiral the long chain around your wrist or ankle!
Alice Temperley has partnered with the human rights organisation, Amnesty International , to a create a gorgeous scented candle to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th.
Alice Temperley is a long-time Amnesty supporter, and says:
“I am thrilled to be working with Amnesty International again, producing a candle for this Christmas. The symbol of the candle highlights perfectly the hope that Amnesty gives to so many people around the world by improving human rights. I am very pleased to be helping to spread this message and hope many people will support the cause.”
Annie Hart, the creative mind behind Hartfelt Design has developed a fabulous application technique to create eco-friendly cushions.Not only do they come in a variety of designs and colours but they are super soft and are made using 100% recycled plastic bottles!
Hart has made sure every aspect of this cushion is eco-friendly – either recycled or Soil Association approved - with the removable inner made from organic cotton and stuffed with recycled filling.
Hartfelt Design has partnered with charity Friends of the Earth , donating £1 of every cushion purchased.
These fabulous cushions are fun and quirky and come in brilliant designs, with the option of designing your own! They’re perfect for gifts and adding a bit of hart into your home!
Forever 21 is my American Primark. I can't walk past one without popping in and purchasing just a little something for a bargain price for the thrill of having something new...and there's ALWAYS something in there I want!
On Sunday, I bought this super cute t-shirt! I love it! The print is cute and it would look great worn casually with leggings - I made sure to buy a size up as I love my t-shirts to be loose and comfy - or you can even dress it up with tight jeans and heels.
The t-shirt is available in stores now for $14.80, and for people not in the US, Forever 21 are now delivering to the UK, woo! =)
I had the pleasure of meeting Hollywood's leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Leslie Stevens a week ago.
He's done work on many celebrities, most famously Sharon Osbourne. He refused to do anything on me right now (I had a huge list of things I would like done...), however, in 20 years time I would like him to be the one making me look young!
Since coming back to the UK after spending 3 months in New York in mid April 2009, I've been dying to go back! So I did on Thursday night.... just in time to go to the Yankee Parade on Friday!
The crowd was crazy - there were SO many people, and being...petite... I couldn't see a thing...so I headed to a bar with my 3 new best friends of the day that I randomly made who (very) easily persuaded me to join them at the parade!
From the comfort of a rather packed bar and a bottle of beer (yes, beer) I watched the parade on TV =)
The theme tune of the day was inevitably Jay Z and Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind. It was thrilling hearing the whole crowd in the streets and bars break out into the catchy chorus...and at the end of the parade, Jay Z sang the song live for us!
Click here to listen to Jay Z and Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind.
CRED Jewellery,a fair trade jeweller has launched it's brand new website today. The beautiful CRED jewellery is made from recycled silver and ethical and fair-trade 18ct gold and platinum.
There are some beautiful pieces on the website. I particularly love this Kolibri Multi drop pendant, £3,600 designed by Sophie Harley. It's made from 18ct Yellow Gold and is beautifully accented with stunning amethyst, teal sapphire and fine natural ruby.
On Friday 30th October, I was given the opportunity to attend a reception to support former US President Bill Clinton's foundation at The Dorchester, Park Lane.
He was very inspiring speaking about how to turn ideas into action and treating HIV, Aids and Malaria, telling us stories of people he'd met along the way and how they touched him and motivated him to work on the Clinton Foundation.
I feel extremely privileged to have heard his speech.