Tomorrow is QVC UK’s 23rd birthday, and we’re celebrating!
We are kicking off the day with a special birthday Morning Show (we don’t normally have the Morning Show at weekends) with myself and Pipa Gordon and I hear there will be cake! There is also a lovely line-up of guests including Keeley from Elemis, June from Frank Usher, and Lee and SJ from Bareminerals as we will be launching the new Beauty Product of the Month – it’s lip colours and you have a choice to make but apart from that little titbit, I’m saying nothing… you could say ‘my lips are sealed!’
We will also be joined by Jemma Forte as the ‘birthday’ Today’s Special Value is from Molton Brown, which I think is going to fly.
There are three 300ml sizes (normally £20 each on Molton Brown’s own website) plus 100ml of the very Christmassy Frankincense and All Spice hand wash and hand lotion.
It’s already up on our website here if you want to order early, and it is gift-boxed so ready as a present for someone! Jemma and I also have some other fabulous treats to share in our whole hour together at 11am, in fact the whole day is packed with new products, old favourites, event pricing and Easy Pay offers.
After the Molton Brown show I will be doing a Facebook live chat about some of my favourite memories of the past twenty-three years at QVC before I rush off to a birthday celebration of my own.
Some of you will remember how thrilled I was that my family bought me tickets to go and see Andrea Bocelli in concert as my 60th birthday present. Well the day has finally arrived and I am beyond excited as I LOVE him. Not only that but there is a special guest appearance from Nicole Scherzinger, who also has the most amazing voice – I’ll tell you all about it on here next week.
On last week’s blog, I mentioned that I would be missing the thunder and lightning forecast for Spain… well, not quite! As we approached Valencia airport the sky ahead was growing increasingly inky with an occasional zig-zag of lightning.
By the time we had returned the hire car, it had developed into a full-on thunderstorm directly over Manises airport – causing all flights to be delayed by an hour or so. It’s one thing watching a storm from a distance, but something else entirely sitting in a plane on the end of the runway with the pilot telling you he is going to try and dodge the weather – I was a tad nervous!
It was a very restful but also productive five days in Spain. I didn’t quite manage my target of 10,000 words before being back on QVC yesterday, but 6,500 isn’t too shabby.
Okay! Drumroll time – particularly appropriate as ‘im indoors’ is a drummer!
The new website, www.juliarobertsauthor.com that Chris has been working on for the past two months is NOW LIVE. I think he has done a great job, but do head over and check it out for yourselves and if you sign up to receive my newsletter during the month of October.
If you sign up, you will automatically be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of each of the books in the Liberty Sands trilogy. Even if you already have them, they would perhaps make a good Christmas present for friends you have who may be keen readers. I will be doing a blog on my website too and you will be able to link back to this blog from there. It’s all widgets, plug-ins, short codes and other technical stuff that goes completely over my head so it’s a good job I’ve got ‘im indoors’ doing it for me!
The top I am wearing in the picture on the homepage of my new website is one of my QVC favourites and leads me nicely into Focus on Fashion.
Quite appropriately, as it is our 23rd birthday, Fashion on Friday today is featuring Michele Hope, one of our longest standing fashion ranges. Then tomorrow at 5pm there is a Winter Catwalk Collection hosted by Catherine Huntley.
We have had two full hours of Label Lab so far and they have both been virtual sell-outs so I thought I would give you a heads-up on these two pieces. There’s a 100% cotton coated jumper that is available in black only and there’s a pair of grey jogger trousers – the two would work very well together.
That is the only fashion show on our birthday but we do have a two day fashion event on Monday and Tuesday.
It’s a Kim & Co Today’s Special Value on Monday, another of our long-standing brands celebrating their nineteenth anniversary with us in November, and I’m hoping it will still be around for our 2pm show together particularly as there’s a soft touch waistcoat which goes with it perfectly. It comes in four colour choices; Aubergine, Black, Navy and Oatmeal and is at an event price of £33.60. There is also more stock available of a boucle duster if you’re after something a little longer.
You can catch me on QVC this week at these times (always subject to change):
5pm Michele Hope
6pm Mally (Today’s Special Value)
9am Birthday Morning Show
11am Molton Brown (Today’s Special Value)
2pm QVC Selection (Tom Tom Today’s Special Value)
2pm Kim &Co
5pm Spotlight on Jewellery
2pm Lori Greiner
4pm Household Helpers
I’m hoping my weekend kicks off (sorry) with a win for my team, Crystal Palace, who are playing Everton this evening live on Sky Sports and I hope you have a great weekend too.