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Where to go for the perfect wedding brows

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So you’re getting married, you’ve secured the date, chosen your dress and your honeymoon plans are well underway, but there could be one thing you haven’t yet thought of yet…your eyebrows!!

Yes, it might sound like the last thing on your mind right now, but we can guarantee that having your eyebrows, lips and even eyeliner taken care off and professionally applied using the microblading, semi permanent makeup technique will ensure you feel confident and beautiful at all times throughout the entire wedding process. Even when you’re barefaced, sunbathing on your honeymoon you will have perfectly applied makeup in place to enhance your features AND your confidence during the happiest time of your life.

The ‘unplugged’ wedding trend gains pace with up to a third of couples putting a social media ban over their big day

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Couples can perfect their wedding social media strategy at an interactive workshop on 19 July at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.

London, June 2017: Sheraton Grand London Park Lane surveyed the B.LOVED bridal community to understand attitudes towards social media and weddings in 2017 and found that more than 1 in 3 brides are opting for an unplugged wedding this year, following in the footsteps of Pippa Middleton, banning phones and other digital devices during the ceremony or reception. Half of respondents cited their guests missing key moments from the big day because they are on their phone as being the main reason for enforcing the ban.  

Alternative suits for the groom for your rustic, festival or vintage wedding.

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By Kate Beavis

 

So often we see amazing new dresses for the bride and even bridesmaids but what about something different for the groom? With more couples choosing an alternative wedding, whether it be boho, festival or vintage, getting a suit to match the look can be a tricky one.

Let us introduce you to 20th Century Chap, a vintage inspired menswear collection aimed at the dapper gent or the hipster groom.  Think Don Draper cool, with a bit of Peaky Blinders mixed in, with pieces that are closely based on the early designs from the 1930s-1950s.

The chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition

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Save the date: the chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition, 13-15th October 2017

For the fifth anniversary edition, the chocolate show, the UK’s biggest celebration of our favourite sweet treat returns to Olympia from 13-15th October. Attracting over 20,000 chocolate fans and foodies, the event showcases chocolate in all its forms, from bars and bakes to desserts, patisserie, ice cream and truffles. 

 

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Elizabeth Shaw

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Today is World Chocolate Day, the day for chocolate addicts to indulge in their favorite chocolate, whether it may be milk, dark or white. Devoted to making every moment special, the chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw have a selection of delicious, decadent chocolates that will leave your craving for chocolate completely satisfied. 

 

Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating original and irresistible treats to be enjoyed. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that friends and family can enjoy together, which is why they remain a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and Easter. 

 

Chocolate traditions around the world

Chocolate is consumed, enjoyed and celebrated across the globe. From those that treat themselves to their favourite bar at the end of a long day, to the true chocoholics counting down to their next fix. All around the world, countries create their own chocolate traditions and we at Andrew James have rounded up the 6 best places for any chocolate lover to visit, and of course, sample their wares!

Italy

 

The Italians have a deep relationship with chocolate, with many considering it to be an aphrodisiac! As well as enjoying the more sensual aspects of chocolate, Italians are also Europe’s biggest fans of bitter chocolate varieties, especially those made with hazelnuts or a rich liqueur. 

 

Brightening up your hen party

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With all the wedding preparations underway and the highly anticipated Hen Party looming, the world is truly the bride-to-be’s oyster when choosing the perfect location in celebration of this occasion with her nearest and dearest.

A hen weekend away with the girls when the sun is radiating can be an absolute treat, especially in the UK, guaranteeing a memorable beginning to your celebrations. There are endless activities available to suit any type of bride that will now be explored to gain some essential inspiration.