I went to a star-studded event in Birmingham at the ICC last Saturday night, called the MVSAs. It was packed to the rafters with prestigious actors off the telly – and all hosted by Angie Le Mar and Rudolph Walker (who plays Patrick Trueman in BBC One’s EastEnders). My pal and fellow newsreader Charlene White was there, plus I got chatting to lots of fascinating people, including Krissi Bohn (who played Jenna in Coronation Street), Chizzy Akudolu and Petra Letang (who play Mo and Adele Effanga in Holby City) and many many more. I had a superb night out with my fabulous girlfriends, Debra, Liz, Yvonne & Sandra; we danced the night away at the afterparty at Marco Pierre White’s rooftop bar, and everyone loved my super-sparkly Ronni Nicole dress!
Last week Austen and I celebrated three years of marriage (and incidentally eight years since our very first date) – we nipped away for a couple of nights down to Cheltenham to stay in a fab little boutique hotel called No.131, which happens to be a fave of Jackie Kabler’s too – check it out if you have chance.
As well as doing some retail therapy and eating good food, we took in a little culture. I enjoy listening to a lot of classical music, and this year happens to be 100 years since Gustav Holst started composing the infamous ‘Planets’ Suite. Holst was born in Cheltenham, so we visited his birthplace – a glorious Regency house – to see the piano upon which he crafted this historic piece, as well as a snapshot of Victorian-Edwardian life.
If you know a stylish man in your life, then I might just have found you the perfect Christmas present to satisfy his hankering to being at the forefront of a new men’s fashion trend. My pal Terry is a jewellery designer and he’s linked up with his international male model buddy, the gorgeous James Smith. Together last week they host a star-studded launch of their ultra-chic range of men’s bracelets, TerryTerry4JamesSmith. Liam from One Direction has already been seen sporting them, as well as a whole host of footballers. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video shoot James did for the range:
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A massive thank-you to everyone who entered my 1st birthday at QVC competition – there were over 1,000 entries! WOW! Lots of you sent me a Happy Anniversary message too which was very kind, I do appreciate each and every single one. The winner is LAURA STEWART and the prize is winging its way to her right now. Keep your eyes peeled on this blog and also my Facebook page (link below) for getting the gossip first hand on any more competitions and all my latest gossip.
Where can you find me on QVC?
Fri 7th November
9am The Morning Show with Kathy Tyler (inc Butler & Wilson TSV)
10am – Lulu Guinness
1pm – In Cashmere – 1st Anniversary
Fri 14th November
9am The Morning Show with Kathy Tyler (inc Clarks TSV)
11am – The Christmas Shop
Saturday 15th November
1pm – Lulu Guinness
2pm – Sounds Innovations from Bose (inc TSV)
4pm – Skechers Footwear
I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you’ve bought from us or anything you want to tell me – so come over and say HELLO anytime!!