A week of partying, presents and Paris!


Craig at ChristmasHi there, hope you are well and have managed to get through what can be a busy time without too many frazzled nerves?!

Partying – I have had a great week, there's been lots of wonderful gatherings over the last week or so – the QVC Christmas Party where we danced all night, the presenter lunch where my Secret Santa pressie was a Marmite Cook Book (thanks Julia!) and meeting friends for a few glasses of festive cheer.

Then of course, presents – presents, presents everywhere! I always do it and go over the top, I just get carried away! I did, however, do some very wise shopping – mostly on QVC and I took advantage of the Yankee, Prices, Thorntons and Elemis TSV's buying several of each – a couple of days ago my living room looked a bit like the QVC warehouse – now these have all been wrapped and delivered, phew!!

Eiffel TowerAs well as the Christmas celebrations my friend Alexa and I went to Paris for lunch! Sounds so decadent doesn't it?! It was actually a birthday present for what she calls her "30-10" birthday – only thing is it took us 3 years to actually get on and do it, ah well, better late than never!

We had a great day, a champagne breakfast on Eurostar, a visit to the Salvador Dali exhibition in Montmartre, a boat trip on the Seine and then Craig and Alexa at Kong restaurant in Paristhe highlight – lunch at 'Kong' a gorgeous restaurant with the most magnificient view over the river and the Pont Neuf. Alexa is a huge fan of 'Sex and the City' and this restaurant was used as a location in the final series, so it was a real buzz to be there!!

So, there we have it, my final blog of 2011. Oh and by the way, I will continue my skincare blog in 2012 and fingers crossed you will also see me on more skincare shows. Thank you so much for your support this year and whatever you are up to over the festive season I wish much happiness and peace to you and yours.

Stay well and much love from the bottom of my heart,


  1. Michelle Roberts December 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas thank you for all the great QVC shows especially the Yankee Candle ones. Hope you a fantastic 2012.
    Michelle x x

  2. Liz Clements December 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, Writing from the other QVC warehouse! Have done some last minute shopping yesterday when I thought I had finished. QVC is so tempting and the fact that charities were benefiting made it easier to buy! Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Love Liz.

  3. Janice Anderson December 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a guid new year (as we say here in Scotland). I’m looking forward to another great year with QVC.
    Love Janice

  4. Christina Tedds December 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Merry Christmas and continued success for 2012.
    Thanks so much Craig for keeping me entertained over the past year and taking us into your life, know it is appreciated.

  5. JANET ANCHORS December 25, 2011 at 2:21 am -  Reply


  6. daisie December 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    hi Craig, I think you are wonderful! you have the knack of making everything you do look effortless and genuine. One of my very favourite presenters! All the best for 2012 x

  7. craig rowe January 3, 2012 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Michelle,
    thanks for your comments and kind words.
    Yes, I loooove doing Yankee and I am in fact launching the next Yankee TSV on 15th/16th January, cant wait!!
    Happy New Year!

  8. craig rowe January 3, 2012 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    hi Liz
    haha, that made me laugh – you and me both had qvc warehouses in our living room!! So easy to shop that way though isnt it?!
    Hope you had a great xmas and new year.
    Much love
    xx stay in touch xxx

  9. craig rowe January 3, 2012 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    hi Janice
    happy New year!! Hope you had a great Hogmanay!!
    Much love and thanks for reading my blog, stay in touch.

  10. craig rowe January 3, 2012 at 9:57 am -  Reply

    HI Christina
    thanks for your comments and kind words – all I can say is, its my pleasure!!
    Happy New year and stay in touch, always good to hear from you.

  11. craig rowe January 3, 2012 at 9:58 am -  Reply

    hi Janet
    thank you for your kind words!! Yes, I love the hat too, I have had it since 2000, its a miracle I havent lost it!
    Happy new year and stay in touch!

  12. Susanne Fitzpatrick January 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Hello Craig
    What a lovely ‘snowy’ photo of you graces this particular article – fabulous.
    Happy New Year to you, and here’s to more of your travel news. Can’t afford a holiday this year (it’s a holiday OR ordering from QVC and you’ve got so many lovely goodies on offer (not the model!)) so I love to hear where others have been.
    Take care

  13. Craig rowe January 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Daisie
    Thank you so much for those kind words, that is a real compliment!
    Happy new year! Here’s to a great 2012!!

  14. Craig rowe January 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    H Susanne
    Great to hear from you and I am glad you like the travel photos.
    I will hopefully have lots more to put that this year. I am lucky, I have friends dotted all over the place so often just book a cheap flight and that’s it’s, I’m off!
    Happy new year and wish you a happy, healthy 2012!
    Much love

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