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

Mortlake Summer Fair, Saturday 25th June 2016, 12-4pm

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Mortlake Summer Fair, Saturday 25th June 2016, 12-4pm

Don’t forget our local fair is on this weekend and promises to be full of fun, music, food and much more.

Mortlake Summer Fair 2016

Please share and spread the local news, thank you, Justine.

Living in East Sheen

Richmond May Fair, Saturday 14th May 2016, entertainment from 10.30 onwards

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Richmond May Fair, Saturday 14th May 2016, entertainment from 10.30 onwards

As many of you will know, the Richmond May Fair is a wonderful event, packed with stalls of delights from near and far, plus lots of activities.

Let’s hope the sunshine comes out like yesterday.

ADDRESS

The Green,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 1LX

FREE ENTRY

If you wish to find out more about what attractions are on, please click here:  Richmond May Fair

Please invite your friends along and share this through your social media, the more the merrier, thank you.  Justine, Living in East Sheen

The lightning speed merry go round

The lightning speed merry go round

The Reiki H’Art Healing Hub Has Come To East Sheen

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The Reiki H’Art Healing Hub Has Come To East Sheen

What is Reiki I hear some of you ask!  What’s all the fuss about, hopefully I can elaborate a little further as written by Klaudia Kadar, our resident Reiki expert:  (my experience you will find underneath the photos, so please stay a while)

Reiki is a very gentle, highly intelligent and most efficient spiritual healing energy. Reiki helps you regain your balance on four levels, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Reiki goes to the root of your problem and makes the necessary corrections in the energy system of the body in a holistic way. As a result, most of the times after a therapy you will feel not only balanced but also happy and content.

Reiki is universal and not only in its name – meaning Universal Life Force Energy or Spiritual Energy – but also in the sense that it has a wonderfully beneficial effect on everybody and everything be it a human being, a plant, an animal or an event, with no contraindication whatsoever.

Sometimes Reiki can bring about positive changes almost instantaneously, depending on the problem it is channelled for.

Potential benefits:

• Strengthens the body’s natural healing abilities

•Accelerates recuperation after surgery

• Supports substance abuse recovery

•Reduces side effects of radiation and chemotherapy

•Deep relaxation during and after treatment

•Reduces anxiety and depression

•Enhances overall well-being

• Strengthens self-esteem & self-awareness

 

Now that is the official bit over, how about I tell you about my wonderful experience with Klaudia, who not only is a Reiki practitioner, but a Reiki Master which means she can teach it as well.

Klaudia has been practicing Reiki for a number of years and what you get with her during a session is a no frills therapeutic experience.  In this I mean, you get ‘Reiki’ from a very skilled practitioner.  I say this with a degree of confidence having been trained in it myself and my father being a Reiki Master.

During my session I lay down on the couch, fully clothed, the lights dimmed, some very gentle music was playing in the background, other than that the place was quiet.

Klaudia was due to start, my eyes were shut, but I knew instantly where she was as there was this incredible heat that almost had a physical entity, like electric fingers running all over my scalp, yet she was not touching me at this stage.  The heat ran down my face until there was an intense tingling sensation, almost pressure in my nose.  At this point I had a very surprising experience where I became aware of this smell coming from her hands, but not actually from her hands if that makes sense?  It was a familiar aroma that brought me great comfort, I’ve yet to work out what and why that happened.

Klaudia then worked over the rest of my body, sometimes touching my body, sometimes just hovering above. It felt as though I was melting in to the ground, there was no desire to move and it felt like my legs were lead, in a pleasant way!  There was heat running through my body in different places and I could feel the energy shifting throughout.

Then it was over, I didn’t want to leave but unfortunately I had to.  Would I visit Klaudia again?  Yes I would.

If you want to find out more about what she does, please visit her website: The H’Art Healing Hub

Or if you wish to book an appointment, you can contact her here:

Therapies take place at:

317 Upper Richmond Road West
East Sheen
SW14 8QR
Richmond upon Thames, London

Reiki in your home:

South West London: Barnes, Chiswick, East-Sheen, North-Sheen, Mortlake, Richmond, Kew, Twickenham, Teddington, Ham, Petersham, Putney


Book an appointment: 0752 3196 271  or  harthealinghub@gmail.com

Opening hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday:          9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

www.harthealinghub.co.uk

facebook.com/harthealinghub

http://www.therapy-directory.org.uk/therapists/klaudia-kadar

Reiki Pages

 

Open House Christmas Sale, Handmade Goods, Fashion & Thermomix Demonstration, today Tuesday; 15th December, 11am – 1pm

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Open House Christmas Sale, Handmade Goods, Fashion & Thermomix Demonstration, today, 15th December, 11am – 1pm

Local online retailer Eclectic Odds n Sods ( Eclecticoddsnsods.com ) has offered to open up her doors after a few requests to host a Christmas Sale of her handmade products that are sourced from all over the world.  There is a limited collection of vintage items as well as handmade accessories, jewellery, homewares, children’s items and much more.

At the same time there will be a display of limited editions of clothing, handbags and shoes, showcased on behalf of a fashion blogger.

Last but not least there will also be a Thermomix advisor on hand demonstration and sharing info on this wonderful machine that makes cooking a breeze.

There will be a prize draw, the ticket cost of £1 will be being donated towards Tourettes Action.

More info in the leaflet

Open House Christmas Sale Save The Date

Open House Christmas Sale Save The Date

A few items from the online store, if you wish to see more, please click here:  Eclecticoddsnsods.com

Eclectic Odds n Sods

Eclectic Odds n Sods

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Richmond Park Academie’s Christmas Tree Market & Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday 5th December, 11am – 3pm

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Richmond Park Academie’s Christmas Tree Market & Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday 5th December, 11am – 3pm

This Saturday 5th December sees the second RPA Christmas Tree Market and Christmas Tree sale at RPA.

Come to the Herford Avenue entrance for a fantastic selection of non drop Norman Fir Christmas trees with 25% of the profit coming to RPA.

There will also be an enticing array of market stalls in Hertford Hall including Christmas cards, decorations, Christmas chutney, hot chocolate, biscuits and cakes, jewellery and the inevitable raffle!

Come and share some festive cheer and a glass of mulled wine between 11 am and 3 pm.

RPA Christmas Tree Sale

RPA Christmas Tree Sale

Come and support one of your local secondary schools and get some Christmas shopping and mingling done at the same time!

East Sheen’s Late Night Shopping Thursday 3rd December and Saturday 5th December 2015

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East Sheen’s Late Night Shopping Thursday 3rd December and Saturday 5th December 2015

Last year’s East Sheen late night shopping was a grand success.  If you weren’t there, you really missed out on a great community event.

Many, many attractions, stalls, treasure hunt, Santa, raffles etc.  See more in the leaflet below….

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