Summer has finally arrived…


Jackie Kabler with LuluHello!

At last – summer is here! Hasn’t it been absolutely gorgeous? I went to the Post Office the other day and people were actually chatting in the queue (something that rarely happens!) about what a lovely day it was. It seems the sunshine just makes everyone feel better – long may it last!

Work’s been pretty busy though so I haven’t been able to sit out in my garden quite as much as I’d like – although I’m not complaining as I do like to be busy. I spent a day last week filming in Wiltshire, preparing some material for a media-training course (one of the things I do outside QVC, with my journalist hat on!).

Well, I say we were filming in Wiltshire, but I was actually filming in front of a green screen, pretending to be in Vietnam (a green screen means the editor can cut in pictures afterwards so it looks like you are somewhere you’re not, it’s very clever!). Then the following day I ended up in Buckinghamshire, again media-training and pretending to be in Afghanistan. It can be a weird old job at times…

Family wedding

Family wise, it’s my youngest sister Sarah’s wedding in a couple of weeks time so we’re all getting excited about that! She’s a drama therapist and lives in Sydney (she’s marrying an Australian marine biologist) but they are flying over to get married in the west of Ireland where our family home is.

We obviously don’t see each other that often so it’s going to be a great reunion as well as a brilliant day! She’s asked all of us other sisters to make a speech, so we’re writing that at the moment – as I live in the UK and the other two live in Dublin the speech writing is being done via email, bouncing back and forth. It’s coming together slowly, and it’s hilarious – er, well I hope it is. I think so anyway. We shall see how many laughs it gets on the big day!

My first show with Lulu

Back at QVC I had the great pleasure of doing my first show with the lovely Lulu. Honestly, what a nice lady she is. I’ve met and interviewed so many celebrities over the past twenty years, some great, some downright nasty. But QVC seems to get the good ones…I’m very much looking forward to working with Lulu again soon. 

Kelly Hoppen bed throwI’ve also been lucky enough to get a quick peek at a gorgeous Today’s Special Value that’s coming up next week. It’s the Kelly Hoppen Reversible Bed Cover. I’ve always been a fan of Kelly’s design style – she uses a lot of calm, neutral colours like taupe and beige and likes to create a balanced, harmonious look.

It’s won her lots of awards, a big celebrity following (she’s designed for people like David and Victoria Beckham) and she’s also the latest dragon to join the BBC’s Dragons’ Den!

I have her new bed cover in my spare room and it looks fantastic – it has one textured, matte side and one shiny, satin-look side so you can flip it over whenever you fancy a change. It’ll be the Today’s Special Value on Monday 15th July so you can grab yours then if you like the look of it.

That’s it for now – have a great week!
Jackie x


  1. Gill July 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, I’m sure that your speech will be very funny and hope that your sister’s wedding day is a wonderful, sunny occasion. It will be fabulous to have all the family together.
    Loved the Liz Earle show today…. spent most of it on the phone ordering things! Can you please tell me what colour/make of nail varnish that you were wearing? It looked lovely and pearly. Speaking of which.. your necklace was fab., I loved the thickness of the chain.
    Best wishes
    Gill. (Nottingham)

  2. Jackie Kabler July 23, 2013 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Gill
    Yes getting very excited about the wedding! That nail varnish was a Leighton Denny one called Starry Eyed, it’s a lovely pearly gold/green colour with a hint of sparkle. The necklace is by Nour, item number 301968, I like a chunky chain! Thanks for getting in touch.
    Love Jackie x

  3. October 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    Hope you are well.
    Could I ask you about the beautiful dress you are wareing in the photo with Lulu and I have notice you are also wearing in October beauty pick vt.
    Dress is stunning with your hair colour.
    Kind regards
    Les Gee

  4. Jackie Kabler October 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Les Gee,
    Thanks so much, that dress is the Ingenue tile print dress, you can find it on the QVC website!
    Love Jackie x

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