I haven't been at the QVC Beauty Bash for the last couple of years as it usually coincides with me being away for a winter break to celebrate Chris and my anniversary. This year though there was a bit of forward planning and I was asked in December if I would be available to go to the event and also co-host the live broadcasts with Ali Young. How could I miss that??
I absolutely love working with Ali, she's funny, informative and forthright (to put it mildly!) The location was The Business Design Centre in Islington and it gave us plenty of room to set out over 35 of our beauty brands so that guests could enjoy treatments and advice galore from all the experts on hand.
I really loved the fact that this year all QVC viewers had the opportunity to apply for tickets so it was a lovely mix of people who know our beauty brands well and people who were eager to learn more.
As always it was an immense pleasure to meet everyone who attended and then there was the added excitement of the live broadcasts.
It was quite different from broadcasting in the familiar surroundings of the studio and it was a little tricky to hear my producer and director at times as it was quite noisy but both Ali and I really enjoyed it, as did the guests who joined us on the 'set' and either chatted to me or 'modelled' for Ali. If you were watching at home I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did??
It was quite a long and tiring day so afterwards we went next door with our 'crew' for a wind down drink. I think I actually ordered a white wine spritzer but somehow ended up with a cocktail – and so did Ali. Not to give too much away it was lucky that Keeley (Elemis), Fiona (Decleor), Alexis (L'Occitane) and Abby (Ultrasun) were on hand to whisk us away for dinner after the second round of 'shots'!!!
Looking forward to the Kipling TSV tomorrow midnight… all I'm saying is large Fairfax!
See you there,