Have a beautiful day
Here at BrandAlley, weâ€™re celebrating Sunday with all sorts of savvy treats in our sales. For starters, you can save up to 70% off dream dresses from Wish Want Wear â€“ the fabulous, design dress hire destination. And if you havenâ€™t done so already, snap up your free Â£50 voucher here to use in the sparkling accessories section on their site.
The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned
If you like celebrity gossip and fashion, youâ€™ll love this scandalous temporary exhibition at Hampton Court! The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned is a fascinating story of beauty, debauchery and decadent art at the late Stuart Court of 1660-1714. And itâ€™s all told through spectacular portraits, including Charles IIâ€™s principal mistresses like Nell Gwyn and Barbara Villiers. Click here to find out more and watch the preview film.
Head over to Battersea park for the Foodies Festival. Bring the family and your autograph book, because youâ€™ll be rubbing shoulders with top chefs. Watch cooking demonstrations from experts, including Levi Roots, Clare Smyth and MasterChef finalist, Andrew Kojima. Sample and buy artisan goodies from over 100 exhibitors – and sip glamorous cocktails created for you by talented mixologists.
Make the kids smile with a trip to the LolliBop Festival in Regentâ€™s Park today. Dubbed the â€˜Big bash for little peopleâ€™, Lollibop is a magical land of endless fun for under 10s. Thereâ€™s everything from a wacky-races obstacle course for under 5s, BMX stunt displays, Moshi Monsters, Shrek the Musical, The Mr Men and Little Miss Party Show, Bowjangles, Disco Shed, the Gruffalo, to the LolliBop Kitchen and lots more. Theyâ€™ll sleep well tonight!
Festival of Quilts 2012
This weekend at the NEC Birmingham, the Festival of Quilts celebrates its 10th anniversary!Â Thereâ€™s loads to inspire you, including an exhibition of work by leading international quilters, a display of around 1,000 amazing quilts entered in an exciting competition, fashion shows andÂ workshops. Plus you can shop a huge range Â of patchwork and quilting supplies, including unique, hard-to-find treasures. Craft heaven!
Get into quilting and patchwork
Quilting and patchwork are two of the trendiest needlecrafts around. If you fancy having a go, youâ€™ll find lots of advice and free patterns online. Like these pretty patchwork and quilting patterns from The Cotton Patch and All About You.
Picture credits: Portrait of Nell Gwyn as Venus c1668 by Peter Lely. Photo (c) Private Collection. Foodies Festival. LolliBop Festival. Star quilt, Festival of Quilts. Cath Kidston laundry bag patchwork project featured in Country Living Magazine January 2012 issue.