Tova and Craig

Tova celebrations, beloved family and #QVCBEA

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Hello!

Hope you are well, thanks for reading my blog all your comments I keep receiving, I really appreciate them.

Had some very cherished and special time last week; firstly Thursday night was a special evening champagne reception that Tova threw at the Ritz Hotel in London to celebrate 20 years at QVC UK. It was so magical; champagne, canapés and a beautiful touching speech where Tova thanked all the people involved in the 20 years of her being a hugely successful beauty and jewellery brand. Alison Young also thanked Tova on behalf of us all and as she shed a tear so did we all; we all love Tova as I know you do and the evening was so unforgettable.

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I also had my beloved family stay with me for a few days, which was glorious. My older niece Jasmine is now 12 so it’s much harder to get her to have a photo taken with her now uncool uncle Craig, but I managed to get one silly one with her.

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The other ones are with my sister and my 2-year-old niece Ruby, who is always happy to pose for photos and is such a joy to everyone she meets; she smiles, laughs and just radiates love to everyone.

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We did ‘London things’, such as taking in the view from the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building (you can see the Gherkin and the Cheese-Grater buildings in the background of that photo).

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We also took Jasmine shopping (her new favourite past-time) and we had a wonderful sunny picnic with lots of friends on the weekend.

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We also took a trip to Brighton to see my friend Alexa and I love this picture of her and Ruby, playing and having a giggle. They have gone back to Bristol now and the flat feels empty without them. Such treasured moments.

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How excited are you about the QVC Beauty Excellence Awards on Friday night?  I am SO looking forward to them particularly as I will be standing in for Will Gowing who is away on holiday. I will be in the Green Room chatting to the winners and nominees before they are presented with the award by Alison Young in the studio. Please join us 9pm – 11pm on Friday night for the awards show, your favourite brand and guests, glitz, glamour and fun – it’s going to be an evening to remember!

I will be tweeting about it on the run-up to and during the evening, so please get in touch with your thoughts if you are on Twitter using the hashtag #QVCBEA.

Again, thanks for reading my blog, I reply to ALL comments so do post one below. Would love to know what beauty products you think deserve awards!

Big big hugs,

Craig

xx

12 Comments

  1. Carole August 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig hope your well, lovely blog as usual, it’s looks like you enjoyed yourself at The Ritz the high life! Your photos of your family are beautiful, lovely for them to visit but yes sad to see them go back home, I am sure more visits soon. Looking forward to the beauty awards, my hopeful winners are ABC skinwash, SBC Arnica gel, and Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. Keep up the good work.
    Regards Carole X

  2. JENNY RUSCOE August 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, always enjoy you blog. What a lovely photo of you and Tova. I Have many of her Diamonique pieces which I love. My beauty favourites are SBC Arnica gel, Nails inc.and YBF eyebrow pencil. X

  3. Jeremy James Hulme August 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Awww Craig – I know i have said it before but your blogs are ace! They always make me smile & lord know’s we all should smile more,right :-))
    You should write a book lol.
    I wanna come & do London things too! Haha. ( I’m up north btw)
    I’ve heard you mention Ruby on air so its lovely to put a face to her name, albeit a very very cute face,both your nieces are.
    So did you cook for the family or did you eat out more?
    Btw i took your recommendation about the Josie Moran Argan oil & my goodness it gorgeous, my skin loves it,& as you’ll know you only need a few drop’s because it goes such a long way.
    Anyway i’ll wrap this up now before this turn’s into a blog!
    Takecare dude

  4. Linda August 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Dear Craig,
    A lovely blog, as usual. The photo’s of your family are beautiful. You looked like you had a great fun time together. I am sure you will see them all again very soon.
    Love Lyn xx

  5. Sue Cope August 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    So glad you had a good time with your family. Children are a lot of fun to be with. I love being with my 3 grandkids, they enjoy your cbeebies show very much. Hope you enjoy the beauty awards tonight. Take care Sue x

  6. Craig Rowe September 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Carole! How are you? Thank you yes I had a really lovely time at the Ritz! Tova put on an amazing evening! Thanks again I had such a lovely time with the family but it is always sad to say bye :-(. Did you manage to catch the awards? It was brill and definitely some well deserved winners! Hope you’re well and have a fab week. Craig x

  7. Craig Rowe September 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Hey Jenny! Thanks so much for your comment. Aah Thanks, I had such a good time at the Ritz. Tova put on a really amazing evening for us. Great favourite beauty products choices! Stay in touch and hope you manage to catch my next blog! Take care. Craig x

  8. Craig Rowe September 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jeremy! Thanks so much for your great message! Thanks for your kind words and yes we should all definitely smile more! It’s good for us!

    You should definitely visit London soon. If you do let me know and I’ll give you some ideas of great places to visit. Thanks again, I love my nieces to bits and absolutely love spending time with them. Jay wished they lived nearer so I could see them more (they live in Bristol).

    They were up for a few days so I cooked a few meals and we ate out a few times when we were out and about.

    Glad to hear you like the Josie Moran oil. It’s fantastic isn’t it? Lasts ages too. Thanks again for your message and hope you manage to catch my next blog when it comes out. Take care and have a great week. Craig

  9. Craig Rowe September 2, 2015 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Linda! How are you? Thanks so much for your lovely message. Yes I Had such a lovely time with my family. I love spending time with my nieces and hope to go and visit them real soon. Hope you have a fab week and stay in touch. Craig x

  10. Craig Rowe September 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sue! How are you? Thanks so much for your message. Yes I love spending time with my nieces. Kids bring so much joy and we had a great few days. So good to hear the grandchildren enjoy my show! It’s great fun to do.

    I had a fab time at the awards show! Dodd you manage to catch it?

    Hope you’re well. Stay in touch and hope you manage to catch the next blog.

    Craig x

  11. sharka September 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Lovely blog as always, you seem to have a very happy and full life both work and family wise. You deserve it you are such an upbeat type of person.
    I am coming to London soon and trying to book into the walkie talkie building just to have a coffee and look around, is it very difficult to get into as I have been on there site and cannot book as they tell you too, We are coming on the 17th Nov.
    I see from your blogs that you have been a couple of times and it looks interesting.
    xx Sharka

  12. gwen cole September 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    hi craig it was great to meet debbie and yourself at the ritz, i even got to meet tova, so i was one happy birthday girl x

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