Barnes Monthly Pond Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday! 3rd June 9am – 3pm

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Barnes Monthly Pond Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday! 3rd June 9am – 3pm

On the first Saturday of the month – weather permitting – there is an open air collector’s market held on the green next to Barnes pond and across the road from the farmers’ market. More info at:info@barnesauctions.com

More dates are Saturday June 4th, from 9am to 3pm.

 It’s a fun shopping trip, a great walk and if your thirsty pop by the OSO Arts Cafe for a cuppa!

Celebrate Christmas In East Sheen & The Hare & Hounds, 1st, 2nd, 3rd December 2016

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Celebrate Christmas In East Sheen & The Hare & Hounds,

Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd December 2016

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As you can see there are a few fun filled days of events for all ages, all provided by local business’s, an integral, important part of our community.  Let’s go and support them with a bit of festive cheer!

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There is something for everyone.  If you havn’t been to this event before you are missing out on a great community gathering, a time to catch up with friends, have a drink, shop, meet new people and find that fabulous present for Christmas and get to know your local shopkeepers over a glass of mulled wine!

Ibstock Place School Christmas Market Saturday 12th November, 11am – 3pm

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Ibstock Place School Christmas Market Saturday 12th November, 11am – 3pm

This is a Christmas Market that I always look forward to every year and the fact it is hosted by one of our lovely local schools, even better.

You know the place, the time, the date, tickets are £2 per person and all welcomed, the more the merrier!

This year there will be over 90 stalls, many new so you won’t necessarily see the same thing again.  If you come with hungry tummies don’t expect just the usual yet well known BBQ, you will also find also Filipino street food, hot soup, crepes and a wonderful new cake stall, yum!

Hot off the press!  There will be an ice rink this year, advanced tickets for certain time slots have gone however there will still be a few available on the day.

If skating, shopping, eating or socializing isn’t your thing then there will still be the usual rodeo reindeer, laser tag and bouncy castle and a variety of stalls which will appeal to children or even adults young at heart.

See you there

Ibstock Christmas Fair 2016

Barnes Pond Monthly Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday! 3rd September 9am – 3pm

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Barnes Pond Monthly Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday!  3rd September 9am – 3pm

On the first Saturday of the month – weather permitting – there is an open air collector’s market held on the green next to Barnes pond and across the road from the farmers’ market. More info at:info@barnesauctions.com

The last date will be October 1st.

 It’s a fun shopping trip, a great walk and if your thirsty pop by the OSO Arts Cafe for a cuppa!

Barnes Monthly Pond Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday! 4th June 9am – 3pm

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Barnes Monthly Pond Outdoor Collectables Market is on this Saturday!  4th June 9am – 3pm

On the first Saturday of the month – weather permitting – there is an open air collector’s market held on the green next to Barnes pond and across the road from the farmers’ market. More info at:info@barnesauctions.com

More dates are Saturday June 4th, from 9am to 3pm. Future dates for the season are July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd and October 1st.

 It’s a fun shopping trip, a great walk and if your thirsty pop by the OSO Arts Cafe for a cuppa!

 

Lash Perfect Is Perfect & Is In East Sheen at Oh Darling Lifestyle & Beauty Boutique

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Lash Perfect Is Perfect & Is In East Sheen at Oh Darling Lifestyle & Beauty Boutique

There are lashes and then there is Lash Perfect.

I am sure some of you might have seen people with those lashes that look luscious yet so natural that you wouldn’t dare think that they were false, they were just blessed with naturally looking lashes to die for.

Well the secret is out, Lash Perfect is most likely the answer.

I got invited very kindly by Ali at Oh Darling to sample Lash Perfect after I had had my patch test to make sure I wasn’t allergic to the glue.

The glue used by the way is medicinal glue which is used in hospitals instead of stitches, so it is safe and designed for the purpose of putting on skin and naturally dissolves after a suitable period of time.

As you can see below, my lashes really weren’t much to talk about, barely even visible with mascara on.  I have tried to wear false lashes in my 20’s but just felt like there were a dark cloud over my eye obscuring my view with spider like tendrils.  Either that or the glue irritated me, so I gave up and just admired from afar people who seemed to be able to enhance their lashes with ease.

The day arrived and I must admit I was a little nervous.  Not sure whether I would enjoy the actual procedure of putting them on and also how they would look on me.  I have not got huge puppy dog eyes and so lashes have to be fairly natural on me or they would swamp what little eyes I have already.

Justyna is the therapist at Oh Darling who performs this treatment.

Oh Darling Lash Perfect

Before Oh Darling Lash Perfect Extensions

First of all she tinted my lashes so that they would match the lashes.  Then she performed a marvelous tint on my eyebrows, a light brown which ended up matching my hair perfectly.  Bravo, no more time wasted putting on brow pencil or shadow, have a shower or a swim and it’s still there, can’t ask for more.

Oh Darling Lash Perfect

Before Oh Darling Lash Perfect Extensions

After this, Justyna chatted to me a little about how she would perform the treatment whilst I relaxed on the couch.

She split one row of my lashes in to two and lifted the top layer so that she could work on the bottom layer, before releasing the top layer and finishing off.

She glued perfectly one Lash Perfect lash on to one of my own lashes, it appears to be seamless, I cannot see any lines or obvious areas where they are bonded together, it just appears to be one naturally longer darker lash.

Oh Darling Lash Perfect

Lash Perfect Extensions on one eye

The treatment was relaxing, nothing hurt and at one point I think I fell asleep.

As you can see below and immediately above, the difference yet still appearing very natural is in fact strikingly different.  I was excited!

Oh Darling Lash Perfect

Lash Perfect Extensions On One Eye

Oh Darling Lash Perfect Extensions

Lash Perfect

As we neared the end of the session it was time to remove the pads.  Justyna forewarned me that the aroma from the glue might sting my eyes a little at which point she fanned with vigour the fumes away.

Fairly swiftly they stopped smarting.  It wasn’t anything bad.

Once I got home and fished out my glasses I was supremely pleased with the effect.

What do you think?

Oh Darling Lash Perfect

Lash Perfect Full Set Of Extensions

So of course I asked the question of how often does one need to have these beautiful lashes replaced.

The answer is it depends on how you want them to look.  The natural life cycle of lashes is 2-3 months.  So if you are happy for them all to naturally fall out then that is the time span, however as you can imagine it is quite addictive and many people want them tip top condition all the time and as such can pop in for a little tweek and top up.

The full set costs £80 and takes up to an hour or more to perform.

Top ups are around the £40-£45 mark.

You can pop to Lash Perfect to find out more about the actual lashes.

Or why not bite the bullet and just book yourself this luscious treat at Oh Darling:

Address: 226 Upper Richmond Rd W, London SW14 8AH

Organic Marley Coffee Hits East Sheen & My Taste Buds!

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Organic Marley Coffee Hits East Sheen & My Taste Buds!

I confess I am a bit of a coffee lover and have trawled in and out of the many coffee shops in East Sheen, all catering to different taste buds and budgets.

Today I happened to wander in to my favourite Health Food Shop, Apples & Bees, to stock up on my usual medicinal cabinet requirements to fight off the usual colds and bugs that my children seem to share and or pick up when I smelled that lovely aroma, the coffee bean.

I was surprised to find out that as of today they started to offer coffee.

Not any old coffee, but ORGANIC COFFEE & better still Marley coffee.

Read the little bit below for a small snippet before continuing on to my experience!

Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee

In 1999, Rohan Marley, son of the legendary and beloved musician Bob Marley, purchased a 52-acre farm in Chepstowe, Portland, Jamaica, an area where the Blue Mountains are known for its idyllic coffee growing climate. At the time, Rohan had little knowledge of the invaluable soil and growing conditions that the farm held; just a desire return to the earth, fulfill his father’s dream of farming, and help support the local economy in Jamaica.

As taken from Rooted in Legacy

So I am a latte drinker, but was persuaded to try it black!   Oh crickey..I wasn’t really prepared for this, feeling very weary and still needing to wake up, I watched with fascination as this coffee was made with precision and time, it was like a ritual and art in the making.

I relented and tried a bit black, oh boy, my eyes popped, my tongue curled, but I definitely woke up.  I chickened out and added my milk and one sugar and my taste buds could then savour the latte that I am used to and it was truly delicious.  The slightly bitter lingering taste afterwards stayed for at least half an hour.

So if you are coffee lover, why not give it a go, variety is the spice of life after all.

You will find Apples and Bees here: 107 Sheen Lane SW14 8AE

Apples and Bees

Apples and Bees

Winter Design Boutique 2015 16th November – 22nd November 2015 Private View on Tuesday 17th November 6 – 9pm

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Winter Design Boutique 2015

16th November – 22nd November 2015
Private View on Tuesday 17th November 6  – 9pm

Winter Design Boutique: Designers Samantha Warren (luxury accessories); Clover Robin (collage and printed pictures); Natalie Strachan (Hand thrown ceramics); Jamie Palmer, Pen & Gravy (printed ceramics); Emily Daborn, Workshop Studio (printed textiles) and Alice Clark (decorated frames and mirrors) have got together to sell an eclectic mix of fashion jewellery and accessories just in time for Christmas.

Studio 65a is proud to present this new winter just in time for Christmas 2015 retail platform, with an eye on innovative local designers and makers who transform their passion into products.

If you would like to come the private view, please follow this link to register your interest.

OSO Arts Centre Christmas Fair Shopping & Jazz, Saturday 14th November, 10am – 4pm

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OSO Arts Centre Christmas Fair Shopping & Jazz, Saturday 14th November, 10am – 4pm

Pop down to Barnes this Saturday, take a wander around the pond, feed a few ducks & perhaps you might hear the dulcit tones of jazz in the background.

 That would be the OSO Art’s Centre hosting their Christmas Fair.

As you grab a pot of tea and slice of tasty cake in the OSO Art’s Centre yummy cafe take a peruse around the many stalls full of dazzling Christmas handmade items.

Get your Christmas shopping started now, avoid the stressful rush and grab yourself some beautiful personalised items to put under the tree and to fill those knitted Christmas stockings!

Eclectic Odds n Sods Baubles

Eclectic Odds n Sods Baubles

OSO Christmas Fair

OSO Christmas Fair