Tennis fans start getting excited, the Aegon Classic is back! Starting this Monday, the Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club will be welcoming some of the most important, talented female tennis players to Birmingham for the tournament that is seen as a precursor to Wimbledon.
This year, the tournament is welcoming Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, last years winner Daniela Hantuchova along with British hopes Heather Watson, Johanna Konta and Naomi Broady. Exciting new hopes, Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens are also in the line-up, making this year’s tournament one of the most exciting and anticipated in years.
The Aegon Classic is something which Birmingham is rightly very proud of, and there are some very special celebrations that will be taking place during the week. Brand new venue The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge have created a delicious cocktail that will be available all next week. I’m not sure what it contains, but it sure looks like strawberries and cream, and totally scrumptious.
Of course, one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the Aegon Classic is Ladies Day, which this year is Thursday 12th June. Every lady attending wants to look her absolute best, and so Harvey Nichols in The Mailbox is providing a one-stop beauty stop, with a selection of hair, beauty and make-up treatments that offer a little bit of extra pampering on that extra special day. The offers offers run from 8-11am on Thursday 12th June.
In full – you can enjoy:-
A Shavata file and polish £12
Benefit make up £20 (redeemable on Benefit products)
SHOW Beauty hair dry styling £20 (redeemable on SHOW Beauty products)
Electric Hair dry styling (£20 redeemable on Electric Hair products)
A Pamper package £45 includes Shavata file and polish, Benefit make up and dry styling of hair by Show Beauty or Electric Hair with £35 redeemable on products (*can be spent on any products)
(To make a booking call Benefit on 0121 616 6031)
Of course, Ladies Day calls for a very special outfit. Last year I was lucky enough to be dressed by AX Paris in a stunning maxi dress which made me feel like a million dollars.
This year I am going to be wearing an equally glamorous frock, this time by Jacques Vert and I will be writing a review post next week. Before then, here are a few more fabulous frocks from Jacques Vert that would be wonderful choices for this special event.
If all this has wetted the appetite for a bit of glamorous tennis, you can check out the LTA website for ticket information. http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/LTA-summer-grass-court-events/AEGON-Classic/