Hello and thanks for reading my blog.
So this week’s blog has a rather European theme. First up on the agenda is France, because next week’s Big Deal on QVC Beauty (from July 1st) is a limited edition set from L’Occitaine. It’s a five-piece Citrus Verbena aromatic and it’s perfect for the hot, humid weather we’ve been having. I’ve been lucky enough to try out the set and it’s refreshing, reviving and cooling. It has everything you need to enjoy the citrus aromatic from head to toe. Bit of a warning though, not sure it will last the week.
Staying with my European theme, I have just had the most wonderful week holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos. The last time I was in Mykonos was 2001, so as you can imagine the island has changed in many ways but still has a friendly, beautiful charm. The week was a wonderful mix of visits to the beach, lazing by the pool and enjoying evenings out with good food, good drinks, and of course, good friends.
You can see in some of the photos the beautiful weather we were blessed to have. And because of our location on the island we saw some stunning sunsets. I think the one here gives you a really good idea.
People often ask me what kind of things I take when I’m packing for a holiday. In this instance I would say too much! I haven’t had a week’s holiday for a while and I slightly overestimated how many changes of clothes I would actually need! One thing I do have well organised are the grooming products I take away. You can see in the photo some of my favourites: Margaret Dabbs foot hygiene cream and oil; exfoliator and fragrance from Philosophy (a mixture of Pure Grace and Amen which I decanted into the brilliant Travalo travel fragrance bottle); Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish; and a new favourite of mine, the skin complexion cocktail from Lulu’s Timebomb, with refreshing coconut water. (Oh, and one other essential, my Sonic travel toothbrush!)
And of course, I always travel with Ultrasun. I’m normally a Family 30 boy, but because the temperature was so high and the sun was so strong I actually opted for the Factor 50 spray. It’s so easy to use, and I’ve come back with a really healthy glowing tan.
I’m looking forward to getting back on air at QVC, and this Friday (28th of June) at 11am I have a full hour of Alison Cork home design all on special low pricing. Here’s a picture of Alison, Miceal, Catherine and I at a party she hosted last year at her stunning home. In the other photo you can see one of my favourite Alison Cork pieces – the simple Tree Tealight holders. I love their simple elegance.
One of my favourite current pieces of Alison Cork is this beautiful glass and steel lantern pictured below, as it’s such amazing quality compared to others I’ve seen in the shops. Another favourite of mine are these storage boxes in a wonderful matte black. Being a Virgo you know how organised I like to be, with a place for everything and everything in its place! You can see the full range of Alison Cork here.
Finally, some really exciting news about 9 pm at QVC. From 1st July we will preview the following day’s Today’s Special Value offer every day at 9pm sharp! This will mean if you are an early bird (like me) you won’t have to wait up until midnight to see the new Today’s Special Value offer, and also for very popular offers you will get a sneaky look before anyone else. I’m hosting two of these new 9pm previews, so I look forward to sharing more with you then. Don’t worry if you are one of the many of thousands of viewers who LOVES staying up to watch the launch at midnight, as that will still be happening – hurrah!
So until next time I send you big hugs as always.
P.S – Remember to follow me on Instagram. I plan to be doing more exciting things on Instagram in the coming months so keep your eyes peeled.