Make your party complete with a photobooth

September 30th, 2016

So, the venue is booked, the food is sorted and the disco is organised. What else is there to sort for your party – which is bound to be the party of the year. You’ve got balloons, bubbles, sparkly bits for the tables and all the guests have RSVP’d. The only thing you really need to add now, if you really want your party to go with a bang, is a photo booth. The ultimate in great fun, photo booths offer the opportunity for your guests to take home a memento of a great night, whilst sharing your event with social media. What’s not to love?

The idea for the photobooth is very simple.The exteriors can be customised to suite your venue and then you set it up in a corner of the room with a bit of space, and have props – things like glittery hats, wigs, funny sunglasses etc. You can also have signs for guests to hold. The photobooths offer unlimited photographs for guests, and often also have the capability to provide an online photo album and gallery that guests can tag themselves into and share on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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If you are thinking of hiring a photo booth for your event, it is well worth checking out OMG Entertainments, who have been voted the UK’s number one photo booth hire company. They offer bespoke packages for weddings and parties, and are also provide extra special packages including Christmas booths and selfie pods. OMG Entertainments may also be able to help you with additional party needs as they can also provide chocolate fountains (one of my personal faves!), light up lettering, special dance floors, even a white bouncy castle for the ultimate in wedding party fun.

It seems that every party I attend has a party photo booth – they really are the ultimate in fun and definitely help your party to go off with a (camera) flash, bang.

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An evening with The White Company

September 30th, 2016

Last Tuesday The White Company, in partnership with Style Birmingham magazine, hosted a special evening of fashion and fizz at their Grand Central store. Grand Central was celebrating its first birthday week, so this was a perfect time to showcase the Autumn ranges from The White Company with The White Company’s clothing director Barbara Horspool giving a special trunk presentation of the key pieces from the brand, which truly is the home of minimalist luxury. I went along on the night with my sister Jodie, and basically fell in love with the whole range, which was classic, minimal and oh so stylish.

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The White Company was started in 1995, when the founder, Chrissie Rucker, discovered that she couldn’t buy the classic, minimalistic home ranges that she desired on the High Street. She decided to plug this gap in the market and The White Company was born, later branching out into clothing, toiletries and childrenswear. Today it is one of the brightest lights on the High Street, a byword for stylish. elegant separates that are perfect for weekend relaxation.

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Lace Trim jersey Robe – Black £ 55.00 Click to visit The White Company

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Stripe Border Fringed Wrap Cardigan – Pale Grey Marl £179 Click to visit The White Company

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Barbara Horspool gave us a walk through the key pieces that your wardrobe needs for Autumn 2016, with beautiful leather and cashmere, and the loveliest of shearling making up the hero pieces in the collection. Barbara is just so passionate about the clothing and really gave great tips on how to wear them, and how they can fit in with the current pieces in your wardrobe. I loved the pocket shift dress, that she teamed with a soft grey bag with super cute pom pom charm.

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Double Layer Wool Mix T-Shirt – Mid Grey £ 55.00 Click to visit The White Company

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Patchwork Detail Cardigan – Dark Charcoal Marl £ 139.00 Click to The White Company

 

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Pocket Shift Dress – Silver Grey Marl £ 69.00 Click to visit The White Company

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With Barbara Horspool and Andrew Riley

The White Company has such lovely pieces and the shopping and style evening was a super night.  I’ve added some more pictures of some of my favourite current picks from the range, along with some blogger shots from the night.

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Reversible Sheepskin Gilet – Pale Grey £ 525.00 Click to visit The White Company

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Round Floppy Hat – Putty £ 59.00 Click to visit The White Company

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Alpaca Faux Fur Bobble Hat – Mid Grey Marl £ 39.00 Click to visit The White Company

 

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With Stylist Beth Goodrham

With Stylist Beth Goodrham

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With Blogger Elizabeth aka Rosalilium.

 

Benefits and Employment Allowance – Find out what you are entitled to.

September 29th, 2016

We constantly hear about Benefit Britain, and how the amount of benefits claimed are now a major drain on the country and the economy, but there are actually many people who do not claim a penny of what they are entitled to. For many people, particularly those who were previously entitled to incapacity benefit,  the idea of claiming at all is frightening, from the copious amount of paperwork that you are required to fill in, to just not knowing if you are entitled to anything, and therefore sticking your head in the sand. In addition, for those on low incomes, but still working, the question is always ‘am I really entitled to anything – after all, I do work?’

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If you think you might be entitled to some form of  incapacity benefit, or if you are merely trying to find some information on this area, you need to get in contact with the Employment and Support Allowance Team. As you would expect, phone lines to the ESA team are very busy, so you may find yourself on hold or in a queue. One way around this is to call ESA UK contact number provided by Contact Number UK which may see you put through quicker. A good tip is to have your paperwork to hand when you make your call, this will help you progress smoother and quicker and avoid delays during your call – or even the need to call back. Having your questions written down will also help to focus your call and get the information you need – keep a pen and paper to hand to write down any additional numbers, name of the person dealing with your query, and any additional questions.

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You can use the ESA line for other issues as well as just finding out if you are able to claim. Late payment queries, changes in circumstances and also looking at ways to return to work can also be discussed with ESA, and will hopefully give you some piece of mind and improve your situation.