Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Sharm El Sheik

How misunderstood all muslims are in the middle east/ africa. On the whole they are so kind and full of humour eg when we landed at Sharm: upon seeing my dear Wife the customs officer broke in an arabian song with Habinti all over it. Hilarious! We chose a package holiday and due to a technical hitch were rewarded with a super VIP Upgrade thanks to Nassr and Ibrahim at the Kiroseiz 3 corners hotel. Guys - thanks for the upgrade suite and free excursions on the sunset cruiser and bedouin party- "Allāhu Akbar" Best 10 days on hols we've had in a long while and I learnt to scuba a little :-) Now I know the best places for your dream holiday and diving in Sharm - you don t have to blow your budget either ......

Sharm El Sheik - The simplicity of sun, sea and sand. The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai peninsula. All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea. There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about all the amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to ever suffer from boredom.

Four miles south the southern section of the town stands on a cliff overlooking the port. and is a great view.

Na'ama Beach is one of the center of the tourist activities. Located just north of Sharm, this area is developing into a resort town of its own. Most hotels at Na'ama Bay have their own, private beaches with comfortable amenities such as chairs, shades and even bars.

Shark's Bay is also nearby, and again is a growing resort community with more and more to offer, along with several diving centers.

The small harbor known as Sharm el-Moiya is located next to the civil harbor, has accommodations for boats, and includes a Yacht Club with rooms.

For those who live to shop, the Sharm El-Sheikh mall provides shops with both foreign and local products, including jewelry, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books.

It has been said that this is a must visit for all diving enthusiasts. There are many diving sites along the 10 mile beach between Sharm el-Sheikh and Ras Nusrani. COMMENTS PLEASE !

Essex Party For A Pregnant Lady

One of my better half's best friend's husband threw her a wonderful party 2 saturdays ago( the night before we left for Egypt- the flight we almost missed) at their magificent mansion in Loughton Essex. When we arrived at the station and caught a cab: the taxi driver strangely remembered driving us home from last year's monster party. How bizarre is that? Out of all the cabs we could have caught after 365 days it was the same one that took us home the year before. Abi - there must be a mathematical formular for that one: please analyse. Always a great vibe to see Danielle, Nick and their Family - especially as they are expecting any day now. God be with you mes amis. Great party, people, drinks and an awesome cook who reminded me of Blanche(sic) in Deperate Housewives :-) Thanks for the Love Guys!!!! Partied far too late and almost missed our flight by ending the night with Koya and the Merry Men at Momoms ...... oh well thanks to God we did nt miss it xx COMMENTS PLEASE!

Aynhoe Park - Great Gatsby Parties

2 weeks ago Estefania's Friends Angela and Caroline introduced ( Well actually they were treated to a fabulous Chammpagne lunch and VIP tour) us to an awesome summer venue owned by their close friend not more than an hour away. Great for takeover Great Gatsby and Stylish Parties.....mmm think we may have a hit here. With it just being opened to Private Events I bet we could get you awesome rates here for a Birthday Party or even a Wedding. Checkout these pics and the website below!

Aynhoe Park is set in the traditional English village of Aynho on the Oxfordshire/Northampton­shire border. Just sixty miles from central London and a mere ten-minute drive from the M40, this private home offers a beautiful setting for any event. With a layout that could have been created with modern entertaining in mind, the house can play host to parties for as few as ten or as many people as you wish. With an array of beautiful reception rooms and exquisitely appointed bedrooms, Aynhoe also has gardens and a park that are perfectly proportioned to accommodate marquees or temporary structures.

This is the first time in over 400 years that the house has been made available for private events.

Aynhoe Park has a civil license which allows weddings and civil partnership ceremonies to take place in the house. It also has a commercially equipped kitchen that has the capacity to cater for all events in the house.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

A Week Of Promise & Activity

Mmm..... green shoots they say. Well there has been some movement from prime clients. It seems with a new fiscal year there is positivity in the market. Packages & Hospitality enquiries are being turned into trades....Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas, Beyoncé & MJ in London, F1 GP in Monaco & Cartier Polo in Windsor. Early days yes but we sing thanks and praises for the rays of light ! Long may it progressively continue. Professionalism, great prices, variety, prudence and tenacity are own mantras now. Keep up the good work Guys !

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Easter Week-end - Clapham , Nofit Tabu Circus & Shah Abbas

Wow........does nt the Easter fly. As soon as the week-end is over and then the sun comes out. Typical UK. Still love it though. Spent some wholesome time with my Family and Friends. Great club in Clapham called Aquum. Guys and Girls think this will be one for the Summer . Thanks for the drinks Chaps.

Saturday was a refreshing and inspirational day spent gardening with my Beau and her Sister ( Thanks Girls). In the evening Daniel , the Girls and I took a great Client and son to see the intiguing Nofit Tabu Circus . Just like a Smirnoff advert or a surreal dream. Not as good Cirque De Soleil but worth the watch!!!! Afterwards we had a great dinner at Gilgamesh in . Not as good a Hakkasan but lots of good furniture and killer cocktails......

Took my niece to the British Museum to see the Iranian Exhibition of 16th Century Ruler Shah Abbas ...... WORTH A LOOK IN for those who enjoy History. Loved It !!!

Loire Valley For My Cousin's 40TH

On the week-end of the 4th April my beau and I were kindly invited to the Loire Valley, France by our cousin Koya for his 40th Birthday. Only 18 of us in the middle of the Loire. Fine wines, cheeses, gourmet dining and luxurious surroundings. Matt & Stephanie opened their beautiful Manoir to us. Dancing till late helped my diet but my constant eating did nt much. The real surprise was finding Leonardo De Vinci's tomb at the magnificent Castle in Amboise......what a revaltion.

We stayed at a most beautiful farmhouse near Hermitages on the way to Tours called La Boissiere . Great place for Kids and cycling. Also awesome wines from Maison Arragon.

Good shout Koya ....what a charmed time xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Merchant Archive - Treasure Trove In Queen's Park

One of the great things about having a Stylist for a Wife is you'll always be on the front edge of fashion and what's new. Thanks to the Mrs we went on to meet some of her Friends that run what I would say is London's best kept fashionista secret shop. I was interested in the Boutique Dinner Experience. If you're into Vintage Clothes, Jessica McComack, Zambesi or the next new designer before they go mainstream you must visit this shop. From Goldfrapp, Sienna & Savannah Miller, Vogue Writers to Fashion Stylists....they are all guilty of keeping this place a secret. Well news is out now!!!! Worth a visit Ladies & Gents show your girls you know Fashion :-)
Merchant Archive is a vintage and contemporary lifestyle shop which has grown from modest beginnings into a hub for stylists, fashion, interior designers and celebrities alike.

This inspirational space was once a Lipton general store, and much of the original decor remains, allowing beautiful vintage gowns to sit against an industrial backdrop.

Owner Sophie Merchant's love of the fine detailing and quality of yesteryear is apparent in the pieces she sources.

Her belief that vintage works best when paired with clean-lined modern pieces brings an unexpected contemporary edge (see stockists).

Garments are displayed on and around furniture and objets d'art which are also for sale, allowing the space to constantly evolve.

Tucked away in a corner of Queen's Park, Merchant Archive is a treasure to be found.