As I'm sure you probably all know we're celebrating 16 years of Ali Young having her own shows on QVC, but she has actually been on air with us longer. She started a couple of months after me, back in 1993, and she has been a fantastic source of advice and information about beauty products down the years.
I owe her a special debt of gratitude for her help getting me through my very traumatic time when my psoriasis flared up really badly about 18 months ago. I couldn't use any beauty products at all, but with her help I was able to find pure oils for my skin and my hair that kept things conditioned until I could reintroduce more active ingredients.
I'm also fortunate to count her as a friend even though she tried to get me tipsy on shots after the Beauty Bash earlier in the year! So Happy 16th Anniversary Ali and here's hoping for many more!
Someone else celebrating their 16th Anniversary with us this year is Simon Wilson of Butler & Wilson. His anniversary shows are not until August, but you don't have to wait until then to see him on air as we're launching his TSV together at midnight tonight. It's a very pretty stretchy flower bracelet (above), and for the first time for him we're offering it in two sizes, S/M or M/L. It comes in four colours and is under £25! My favourite is the pink … see what you think tonight.
You know Simon is always moaning that I never go into the shop to see him, well not this time as I popped into London to share a Caesar salad lunch with him on Tuesday.
He has some GORGEOUS things in the shop including some bejewelled bags which I'm trying to persuade him to bring to QVC for his Couture show later in the year. I'm sure we'll also being showing a few photos of model Ali's wedding. I wonder if he behaved himself?
And yet another 16th year celebration coming up this weekend is Elemis. As usual I'm really looking forward to spending time in the company of Keeley Aydin, especially as I missed the recent Today's Special Value.
So all in all a great few days ahead and the promise of some decent weather too … at long last!
Enjoy the weekend.