Archive for November, 2015

5 STEPS TO PARTY SEASON PREP

What is it about December that sends even the sanest of women into a whirl? Well, added to the pressure of present buying, Turkey stuffing, decorating, wrapping and a partridge in a pear tree, there is – of course – the stress of looking your most sparkling self on the party circuit. Night after night, canapé after canapé – these things really can take their toll on a girl. Which is why you should start you party prep plan now – and supercharge those engines for when the season of mistletoe and rather too much wine kicks off in a couple of weeks. Here’s how…

  1. Perfect those pins: With some Pressotherapy – a treatment that involves wearing super long booties that supercharge detoxification and lymphatic drainage for those that tend to hold water. The result is smoother, sleeker legs after just one treatment.
  2. Hone those arms: To tackle bingo wings for your sleeveless dress, a two-pronged tack is best. So book in for a course of Radio Frequency and Microfirm – then add a triple whammy with some mesotherapy to tighten and tone super fast.
  3. Tighten that neck: A Quick Lift using the Q-switch laser – a non-invasive, marvellously effective method of lifting, firming and tightening to diminish those fine lines and smooth out that sagging when you won’t to show off your décolleté.
  4. Smooth that back: Backless dresses are back this season! But flashing a spotty behind is no way to make an entrance to a fabulous party. So book in for a bacne facial – a salicylic acid peel and LED light therapy that rebalances the skin and makes it look radiant once more.
  5. Buy the ultimate LBD: Naturally! After all that body perfecting, all you’ll need to look and feel utterly fabulous is a brand new party dress. My failsafe designers that always add a bit of sparkly magic to my wardrobe are Amanda Wakeley, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan.

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MY CHRISTMASSY HOTSPOTS

When it comes to Christmas, it’s natural to think of Austrian markets and Father Christmas’ home in Lapland. Yet peer a little closer beneath the hustly, bustly, shopping-crazed surface of London, and our Capital city really does have some seasonal delights of its own. Here’s where to go and what to do when the season of madness descends…

  1. Eat: At Sexy Fish – the trendy new restaurant on Berkeley Square. Serving Asian food, the restaurant itself is decadent and inviting – and features artwork from Damien Hirst, Frank Gehry and Michael Roberts. There’s even a resident DJ at weekends!
  2. Drink: Oodles of tea at the ever so classic Connaught. Perfect for an afternoon jaunt with the girls, their festive feast includes everything from seasonal cakes to melt-in-your-mouth pastries set to the sound of a strumming harp.
  3. Be merry: At a drinks party. This year, I’ve totted up more than my fair share of Christmas party invites. So I’ll be taking along some wonderful mandarins from Wholefoods – an unusual but lovely treat for any hostess.
  4. Shop: I have to admit, I hate shopping! This year though, my top tip is good old Argos. Perfect for the practical person in your life – or for finding children’s toys, it really is the place where you’ll find everything under one roof or in one catalogue!
  5. See: I love a Christmas show – and none more so than a seasonal ballet. Having seen the Nutcracker! many, many times, I’m partial to a performance of Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Matthew Bourne’s modern day take of the latter kicks off at Sadler’s Wells on December 1st.

Happy Christmas hotspotting!

Sexy Fish

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