Soma Bay

On Wednesday evening, Soma Bay were hosting a cocktail and canapé reception at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in Knightsbridge. The venue was beautiful, very elegant with an array of stunning flowers that created a pleasant atmosphere. On the evening, there were a great variety of drinks for the guests that everyone enjoyed, and also plenty flavour-packed canapés.

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 Soma Bay also provided entertainment for the night (which can be seen in the video below), there were two talented ladies, with beautifully detailed costumes that danced throughout the evening.

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Soma Bay is a holiday resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, with five luxury hotels (The Kempinski Hotel, La Résidence des Cascades, Robinson Club, Sheraton Soma Bay Resort and The Breakers Diving and Surfing Lodge) Each one has different facilities and activities available to suit absolutely everyone; from kite surfing, wind surfing & diving, to golf courses and an impressive spa with 65 treatment rooms! They also have 15km of sea and a sandy beach.

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Soma Bay is a family/child friendly resort, the Sheraton Soma Bay resort has a 'No Mummies Kids Clubs' which provides daily sports and activities for 4-12 year old children. (Babysitting is also available.) Children from the age of 7 are allowed to surf and they are currently building a water park in The Kempinski Hotel for children under twelve. For those aged 18-30, there are plenty events and parties during the holiday season close to the main town, and towards the end of the year, outlets, bars and clubs will also be built.

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Apart from being a holiday resort, Soma Bay also sell properties, stunning villas, residences and town houses. Some are available now and others will be ready by the end of the year, and in 24 to 36 months with prices starting from £130,000.

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For more detailed information on each hotel and facilities you can check out the Soma Bay website here. Also below is a short clip, which includes some highlights from the evening. Enjoy!

  

#SymmetryStreet Runway + Kavita (shewearsfashion) interview!

 

On Saturday I went to see the  Otterbox #SymmetryStreet Runway Show, thanks to A-Listed, at the Spitafield Market, in collaboration with  Tiffany Watson (from Made in Chelsea) and Kavita (from shewearsfashion) who I had the pleasure to meet and even to interview!

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As this year is the 50th anniversary of StreetStyle, Otterbox hosted a Fashion weekend to celebrate it and this weekend, 5 British Designers showcased their collections.

 The winner was Naomi Hatherley,

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They gave us a goodie bag with,

  • Vita Coco (natural coconut water) & Vita Coco (coconut oil),

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  • My Symmetry iPhone 6 cover (I can't actually wait to upgrade my phone and use it!) & Lip Moisturizer,

 

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As they were showing a catwalk every hour, in between, I approached Kavita, an incredible fashion blogger who is such a big inspiration for me (I can't even explain you how extremely lovely she was!), I knew she was going to attend, so I prepared myself a few questions just in case, glad I did so! because she happily let me interview her, here is what she said,

  • What inspired you to start a blog?

She explained me that she started at 16, she didn't have friends and was bullied back then (I really hope that all those bullies can see how successful she is now, and this is for any of you to know that no one should stop you to be the person you want to be!) so she decided to start b/vlogging.

  • Which tip would you give to other bloggers?

"To be yourself and always nice to people no matter how far you arrive".

  • Where do you tend to buy your clothes?

"Normally online, I love Bershka & Stradivarius" ( I was really surprise when she mentioned Stradivarius as you can't find them in UK, but she explained me that she worked there for two years while she was living in Barcelona, I forgot to ask her if she speaks Spanish tho… 🙁  ).

  • When it comes to fashion, who's your icon?

"Rihana" (she actually meet her, as she won a River Island competition, you can check all about it on her youtube Channel).

  • What's the one wardrobe essential you can't live without?

"My Chanel bag".

  • When you can't think of anything to wear, what's your go to outfit?

"A Jumpsuit"

  • Do you have any fashion rules?

"Be confortable, you won't be able to be confident in what you're wearing if you don't feel confortable" (I couldn't agree more!).

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Happy Monday Beauties!

 

BarbieBarbara Garcia is an A-LISTED Blogger: "I am a makeup, fashion and beauty in general blogger from Spain, resident in London since 2010. I've been thinking of sharing my passion through a blog from a long time and finally that day has arrived. Please join me on this new chapter of my life: The Blogger!

www.letstalkaboutbeauty.com

Cahoots

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This spring, a secret is being unearthed in Soho, previously hidden deep beneath the trudge of unwitting feet. Brought to the West End by the award-winning Inception Group, late night bar, Cahoots, will transport guests back in time, to post-war 1940s in a disused underground tube station featuring dazzling cocktails, swing dancing and sing-a-longs around an old piano.

Inspired by true events that occurred in post-war Britain, Inception Group founders, Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, decided to bring Soho’s illicit and nocturnal escapades from the era back to life.

During the war, several disused underground stations were turned into air raid shelters and Londoners would transform the spaces into a ‘home away from home’, with their own nick-nacks and furnishings. There would often be a bar set up so that citizens could drink, dance and entertain themselves in order to boost morale during the dark nights of the Blitz.

Following the war a mischievous group of opportunists decided to keep the Blitz spirit alive by hosting nightly parties in an abandoned tube station that would become known as Cahoots to people in the know! Rationing still existed and liquor was hard to come by so secrecy and tight lips were a necessity.

Those wily enough to find their way into Cahoots (one must first find the Underground tube sign in Kingly Court) will discover a triumph of post- war resourcefulness, from the old fashioned wooden escalators that lead guests downstairs, to the dramatic, tiled, platform bar set alongside vintage train carriages. The 1940s tube carriage seats, mismatched furniture and bunting draped throughout the space, will then complete the perfect backdrop for a jolly good knees-up.

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As well as serving classic cocktails, black market liquor and post-war favourites will also be available, in particular rum and gin based drinks will be furtively knocked back from old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins, finished with ingredients half-inched from nana’s pantry, picked from the allotment and foraged from the ruins. For those that simply want to enjoy the comfort of a classic ale, Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale will also be available to sip, alongside a portion of spam fritters, of course. Those in groups will be able to while away the time with the Cahoots signature sharer cocktail, ‘The Tanqueray No. Ten Station Clock’, served in an actual clock with a working clock face, mind you – the hands do tick backwards in time.

Regular entertainment will be varied with homages to the 1940s stars of the stage and screen, with good time gals, Hollywood starlets, war veterans, politicians, aristocrats, milkmen and, of course, a ticket inspector, all on hand to fling another record on the gramophone.

First timers will be greeted at the entry ticket kiosk and asked to which station they wish to travel. Assuming the ‘correct’ station is requested they’ll be issued with a special one trip ticket that will gain them passage, not to the platforms, but to the staff service entrance. Regulars to Cahoots will be rewarded with a special ‘season ticket’ that unlocks the service door directly and allows themselves and friends to sneakily and slyly enter under the nose of the old bill and without the assistance of a member of the undercover Cahoots team.

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Cahoots will be Soho’s new underground home, where spirits are high and drinks never run dry. For further info stay tuned as our A-L reporter will bringing you more on this soon!