! Last Sunday the girls & I had a #ThursdayFriday lovely lunch & pamper session chez Bar Galante in South Kensington.
Sunday Sanctuary For Ladies is a brilliant idea conceived by the Gaucho Group to use an otherwise quiet space on a Sunday afternoon.
On arrival at the glam Bar Galante we had high expectations for the afternoon.
Today’s #5aday is 5 reasons to get involved & booked in!
Enjoy a complimentary Bellini on arrival. Then choose from scrummy Galante cocktail list & some tasty canapes.
Bliss Spa goody bags of slippers, soapy suds, body butter, face wash & voucher for skin consultation & brow wax at Bliss Spa salon. Indulge in a complimentary
mini-mani or massage from the lovely Bliss Spa girls while sipping a bellini & nattering to the girls. Chill out while watching a
classic chick flick (with headphones) such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or in our case Friends with Benefits.
Relax with your girlfriends in the beautiful, glamorous surroundings of Bar Galante while catching up on the latest gossip!
5 great reasons to unwind in comfort with Bar Galante & Bliss Spa. Sound too good to be true? Well hurry, there are only a few spaces left!
To book a place at Sunday Sanctuary each week at 12pm or 3pm, email email@example.com. Bar Galante is located at 87 Sloane Avenue.
Hello! It’s the new
#GTime (5pm) & time for ! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend & ready for tonight’s Oscars. #SundayTimes
This last week we’ve seen some gorgeous A/W13 looks from London Fashion Week & the anticipation now builds for tonight’s Oscars red carpet.
On Friday, thanks to , I was lucky enough to go to #canonfashion Somerset House for London Fashion Weekend to drool over all the lovely labels & looks.
I watched the amazing
Alice by , so Temperley show today is dedicated to Alice & my favourite 5 looks from the S/S13 collection.
Clarinet V-Neck Jumper & Bayadere shorts (not yet available) – Look bright & breezy in this casual knit @ £185.
Harp Jacket & Bayadere trousers (not yet available) – Look on trend this S/S in minimalist & monochrome @ £325.
Puccinella Jumpsuit - Look effortlessly glamorous in this print jumpsuit in a soft jersey material @ £345.
Nijinsky Print Shirt & Long Print Skirt - Look pretty in this bold print @ £325 & £365.
Long Pirouette dress & Temperley London black belt (not yet available) – Look sophisticated & sexy this spring.
5 sexy & highly wearable S/S13 outfits from Alice by Temperley but which will be springing into tonight’s #GTopSpot?
goes to #3 #SundayTimes #GTopSpot Puccinella Jumpsuit - Look sexy without trying. G x
Evening! Welcome to
. With the Oscars this coming Sunday & the BAFTAs last Sunday, tonight’s #BookClubMonday #GTime is movie-inspired.
nominations for the Golden #5aday #GTopSpot in the category of favourite books turned West-End shows &/or movies are…
Les Miserables by Norman Denny, Victor Hugo - Incredible trio of book, stage show & blockbuster movie @ £8.24.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Sensational book turned 3D cinematic experience @ £6.29.
One Day by David Nicholls - Incredibly moving love story turned film @ £5.59.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - Gripping thriller turned Swedish & Hollywood movies @ £5.59.
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo - Emotional story of friendship turned sensational stage show & film @ £5.24.
5 great books & 2 amazing stage shows (my favourite of all time) turned blockbuster films but which will win tonight’s Golden
goes to #1 #BookClubMonday Golden #GTopSpot Les Miserables by Norman Denny, Victor Hugo - Epic storytelling!
Evening! This past week has been busy with celebrations galore from Chinese New Year to the BAFTAs, NYFW, Pancake Day & Valentine’s Day.
If I were to sum it up in 5 words they’d be -
Chinese, Cinema, Catwalk, Crepes and Cupid… Tonight’s theme is #ThursdayFriday ‘The 5 Cs’. So whether you fancy dim sum in Chinatown or a romantic cocktail, tonight’s #5aday features places to go in London, for things beginning with C!
Chinese – New World, Gerrard Place for cheap & cheerful dim sum or Yauatcha, Broadwick Street for chic-er dim sum.
Cinema – Watch Lincoln at the Curzon Cinema, Chelsea or Casablanca at Curzon Cinema, Richmond.
Catwalk - for highlights from London Fashion Week & designer bargains. London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House 21-24 Feb
Crepes - Crepes Affaire, Spitalfields for lunch or Chez Lindsay, Richmond for dinner & cidre.
Cupid - William Curley Chocolate Classes in Belgravia or Cocktails at Duck and Waffle, on the top of Heron Tower.
5 ideas of what to do & where to go to enjoy the 5 Cs in London over the coming weeks but which will claim tonight’s coveted #GTopSpot?
goes to #3 Catwalk - #ThursdayFriday London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House 21-24 Feb. See you there #CanonFashion! G x
p.s. Happy Valentine’s Day! x
Bars, Cocktails, Dating, Eating, Fashion, Film, Food, London, Restaurants, Richmond, Shopping, Valentine's Day.
! Many of you are having a dry January as part of your new year, new you regime. If so, I hope it’s going well! #ThursdayFriday
It may also be cold but you can’t hide indoors all winter. Instead,
hide out at some of these secret & experiential London venues & events.
Bar Night Jar ”Hidden between two cafes… a hidden slice of old-school glamour on the fringes of Shoreditch.”
Dining in the Dark ”A sensory experience that awakens the senses… re-evaluate perception of taste and smell.”
Evans and Peel Detective Agency ”An underground secret venue hidden in the depths of Chelsea.”
Gingerline ”A clandestine dining experience for London’s food adventurers.” on the East London Line.
Secret Cinema ”Secret audience. Secret film. Secret locations. Secret worlds. Tell No-One.” from Future Cinema.
5 London experiences which will excite and evoke all the senses but which will exult in tonight’s #ThursdayFriday #GTopSpot?
goes to #5 #ThursdayFriday #GTopSpot Secret Cinema. Tell No-One. Get a taste for it with Future Cinema’s Shawshank Redemption. G x
#SaturdayShopping & my 150th post. In honour, today’s #5aday features 5 brands celebrating significant anniversaries in 2012.
20 Years of Christian Louboutin - To celebrate, Louboutin launched a capsule collection of 20 shoes & six bags.
30 Years of Calvin Klein Underwear - A special men’s underwear line was launched in honour of this milestone.
50 Years of James Bond 007 - Global Bond Day celebrated 50 years on Friday 5 October with the release of Adele’s Skyfall Theme Song.
60 Years of Chloe – To celebrate, an exhibition in Paris documents the brand’s contribution to fashion.
125 Years of Smythson of Bond Street - A limited edition collection of Panama notebooks & clutches celebrates this milestone.
5 fabulous brands celebrating important milestones in 2012 but which will also celebrate as the recipient of tonight’s #GTopSpot award?
#SaturdayShopping #GTopSpot goes to #5 Smythson of Bond Street for 125 years of luxury from this iconic British brand. G x
Welcome to the
when on the 1st Monday of each month, I interview someone doing interesting stuff with their life. #MondayMonthlyInterview
Today I’m delighted to welcome
Abs Shaid, the founder of the Asian Music Awards (AMAs) which celebrates its 10th anniversary in Oct. Abs is working hard to put on the most spectacular event at Wembley Arena on 25 October, showcasing the best music from South Asia.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“Music production, DJ’ing & gigs were all things that interested me. I got into event management & then created the Asian Music Awards.” What makes you get up in the morning?
“Working on a project which I’ve been passionate about for the last 10 yrs. Everyday there’s an opportunity to build the event further.” If you won the EuroMillions what would you do?
“First and foremost I’d take a holiday… A very long one!! In fact I may even just buy myself my own holiday destination!” Who would your fantasy 5 dinner party guests be?
“Gordon Ramsey, so he can take over in the kitchen! The remaining guests would have to be Barack Obama, Jay Z, Steve Jobs & Kanya King.” If you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 items would you wish you had?
“My iphone, a box of cigarettes (sorry), my shades, a microwave and my watch.”
Thanks Abs! From Bhangra to Bollywood… the AMAs celebrate the v best of South Asian music & culture from the UK & internationally.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has just been announced as the headline act for 25 Oct. He’ll be performing his popular Bollywood hits. Tickets are ON SALE now. Book now to experience the vibrance & wonder of South Asian music & culture! G x
As well as amazing sport, there are lots of great cultural experiences to be had as part of the London 2012 Festival. #ThursdayFriday!
The is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the games & #London2012 Cultural Olympiad today’s #GTime features 5 to visit.
Road to 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery - Free portrait exhibit following athlete journeys to #London2012.
National Gallery’s Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 in collaboration with The Royal Ballet - Reveals Titian’s influence on today’s artists.
Julius Caesar, Noel Coward Theatre 8 Aug-15 Sept - Part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012 & London 2012 Festival.
BBC Proms 2012 - World’s Greatest Classical Music Festival which culminates with Proms in the Park on 8 Sept.
In the Moment: The Sports Photography of Tom Jenkins, Kings Palace until 24 Aug - Award-winning photography.
5 different cultural events celebrating #London2012 through art, music & theatre but which will sing for joy in tonight’s #GTopSpot?
#ThursdayFriday London 2012 Festival goes to #4 #GTopSpot BBC Proms 2012 & in particular Proms in the Park. G x
Today is a special day for Ginger & Spice. This is
my 100th post, so today’s takes a look back at the highlights. #MysteryMonday
On this special occasion,
I have rated my favourite posts so far. So in order from the top, here are my 10 favourite posts:
ROYAL SOLE OF APPROVAL posted 1 June - A Jubilee inspired #ShoeFriday post featuring shoes fit for a queen.
EDINA! SCOTIA’S DARLING SEAT! posted 21 May - A #MysteryMonday post featuring 5 things to do when in Edinburgh.
LOVE ST MARGARETS posted 5 May - A #SaturdayShopping post featuring gorgeous shops & boutiques in St Margarets.
CUISINE CULTURE posted 3 May - A #ThursdayFriday post featuring 5 different national food eateries around London.
RICHES OF RICHMOND posted 1 April - A #SundayHome post on 5 stylish ‘interiors’ shops in Richmond-on-Thames.
THE ONLY RED SOLE posted 15 June - A #ShoeFriday post featuring my 5 favourite Christian Louboutin Shoes.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF LONDON posted 7 June - A #ThursdayFriday post featuring 5 cool things to do around London.
SWEET DREAMS posted 17 June - A #SundayHome post featuring 5 beautiful bedroom pieces/accessories to inspire romance.
BABY GIFTS posted 17 April - A #TuesdayTreats post showcasing 5 cute personalised baby gift ideas.
RACE READY posted 21 March - A #WellbeingWednesday post sharing 5 race tips from my friend & ultra-runner FitChickTori.
goes to a #GTopSpot post! Here are the #ShoeFriday Top 10 most viewed posts by you…
BBQ SUMMER posted 6 May
WHO’S THE DADDY posted 12 June
WALL OF FAME posted 13 May
DRESS TO IMPRESS posted 2 June
EDINA! SCOTIA’S DARLING SEAT! posted 21 May
HOLIDAY ACTION posted 12 April
CENTENARY CELEBRATION posted 4 June
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY posted 7 May
A FAT LOT OF GOOD? posted 16 May
AL FRESCO DRINKING posted 24 May
Thank you for following my blogette & for your feedback so far! From now on my 5-a-day
#GTime will be posted every other day from 6pm…
So please clock in at 6pm this coming
for #WellbeingWednesday my next . Thanks again for following. #GTime post
Lots of Love. Ginger x
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. Who can believe it’s already nearly the weekend?! Yippee! #ThursdayFriday
After all the festivities of last w/e, we need something to look forward to. Today’s 5-a-day features
5 cool things to do around London.
for the amazing @ DesignMuseum Louboutin exhibition - Late nights Weds & Sat until 9 July. Head to
for @ kewgardens @ kewthemusic Kew The Music - Enjoy an outdoor picnic concert in magical surroundings between 3-8 July.
Watch classic films al fresco at Kensington Roof Gardens or Queen of Hoxton Roof Garden with @ rooftopfilmclub Experience eclectic mix of classical to contemporary music at
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival from 8-23 June. Head to
for @ selfridges The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party - Celebrate all things British until 2 Sept. Must book.
5 amazing things to do this summer, I think it’s virtually impossible to choose a favourite!!
goes to #1 #ThursdayFriday #GTopSpot ‘s @ DesignMuseum Louboutin exhibition. Red soles. Need I say more? G x