Sweet Easter treats for all the family
Happy Easter from all us here at BrandAlley HQ!
To celebrate the first bank holiday weekend of 2012, weâ€™ve got a very special Easter treat for you. If you hit the BrandAlley sales today, youâ€™ll enjoy free p&p when you spend Â£75 or more until midnight tonight, so donâ€™t miss out! Weâ€™ve got loads of fabulous designer bargains on offer in fashion, beauty and home, so itâ€™s the perfect excuse to do a bit of savvy shopping while youâ€™re munching your way through your Easter eggs.
Now, step away from the chocolate (for now) and check out these stylish suggestions to help you have a lovely time while youâ€™re burning off some of those calories.
Easter Egg Trail
Looking for bright ideas to entertain the family? Hop on over to the ever-popular Easter Egg Trails. For the fifth year running, Cadbury are supporting National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland to bring the magic back to Easter with traditional fun and games for everyone – all in beautiful surroundings at over 250 locations across the UK.Â To join in, go to the Easter Egg Trail website to find your nearest trail.
An artful daffodil display at Somerset House
Daffodils are blooming everywhere at the moment, but if you fancy seeing a spectacular display of 10,000 beautiful, ceramic flowers, head over to the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House. There you’ll find the astonishing and large scale, courtyard installation called Out of Sync by London based Chilean artist, Fernando Casasempere. Designed to recreate the joy we all feel at the sight of blossoming daffodils, signalling the end of winter and the start of spring, it really is gorgeous and definitely worth a look!
And now that Kate has moved into Kensington Palace, why not go and visit the fabulous public areas, which have just re-opened after major refurbishment? The Queen has given her blessing to the refit and thereâ€™s lots to see. One of the highlights is a small but special display of some of Dianaâ€™s dresses in the temporary exhibition space set up in Apartment 1A, where Princess Margaret used to live – and where William and Kate will eventually make their permanent London residence. It wonâ€™t be ready for the royal couple to move into until at least mid-2013, but for now the apartment is open to the public, so you can see it for yourself!Â Then afterwards, you could always go and admire Queen Victoriaâ€™s wedding dress in the new, permanent ‘Victoria Revealed‘ exhibition, explore the new public gardens and shops, and enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful Orangery or Palace CafÃ©. (Opening hours at this time of year: 10am to 6pm.)
Of course, before you set off to any of these events, please remember to check the details for yourself just in case of last-minute changes that we donâ€™t know about.
Happy Easter Sunday!