Yay, it‚Äôs bank holiday weekend! So we‚Äôre celebrating with fabulous, purse-friendly discounts in the BrandAlley sales, including Diesel‚Äôs signature denim and edgy urban basics for men and women. Plus, there’s free p&p on top when you spend over ¬£80, so it‚Äôs the perfect excuse to treat yourself to an extra-savvy shopping spree.
Grand Designs Live
Looking for bright ideas to restyle your home? Get down to Grand Designs Live at Excel London today, the brilliant contemporary home show based on the Channel 4 series and presented by design guru, Kevin McCloud. You‚Äôll find all the inspiration you need for every room, including home improvement, self-build and renovations, gardening, gadgets and lots more – all under one roof!
Real Food Festival
If you love Sunday food markets, check out the Real Food Festival. Taking over the whole Southbank Centre site along the river Thames and around the Royal Festival Hall in central London, it‚Äôs the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday. This bustling, vibrant event showcases the very best, passion-driven, sustainably and ethically produced food. And it includes of some of the finest small producers in the UK as well as the best street food vendors on the scene, top chefs, live animals and music. You can also enjoy the evocative culture and culinary delights of the Streets of Spain, which is part of the Festival Village.
Brockwell Lido Modern Movement Design Fair
Head over to Brockwell Lido for their annual Modern Movement Design Fair. Set¬†within beautiful Grade II listed architecture, you can browse and buy gorgeous 20th century furniture, vintage clothes, jewellery and objets d’art from specially chosen dealers and architects. And to top it off, the lido caf√© will provide BBQ food and refreshments all day around the pool at this classic 1930s‚Äô lido.
Craft shows around the UK
If you‚Äôre in Surrey, don‚Äôt miss the Contemporary Craft & Design Show at RHS Wisley Gardens. As well as getting the chance to purchase gorgeous treats direct from the maker, you‚Äôll discover sculptures, garden art and outdoor exhibits as you wander around the world-renowned gardens. Also on today is the Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show. Situated in the picturesque grounds of Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, it‚Äôs a treasure trove of unusual handmade crafts for your home and garden from over 250 UK craftspeople. Plus there are workshops, demonstrations, live music and much more.
Creating a warm welcome
Inviting family and friends around over the long weekend to dine al fresco?¬† Glam up your outside entertaining space with handmade bunting, using oddments of your favourite fabrics. You‚Äôll find the instructions for this super-chic but surprisingly quick and easy idea on All About You, plus lots of other stylish projects.
Picture credits: ¬© Image of bunting from www.prweb.com; ¬†¬© Image of Kevin McCloud for Grand Designs Live from homesandproperty.co.uk; ¬†¬©Image of Real Food Festival, Southbank Centre from realfoodfestival.co.uk; ¬© Image for Brockwell Lido Poster for Modern Movement Design Fair from timeout.com; ¬© Banner for the Contemporary Craft & Design Show at RHS Wisley Gardens from craftinfocus.com; ¬© Image of bunting from the All About You website.