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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – The Beauty Event, Bristol, Somerset

August 18, 2013

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BL eposterWelcome to The Beauty Event ! In 2008 the idea was born and it continued to grow until the launch in May 2012 at Hotel du Vin Bristol. Since then it has continued to grow & develop into an opportunity for women to enjoy something different and unique. I’m passionate about making TBE the ultimate in relaxation & indulgence. The aim is to offer wonderful, enjoyable & inspirational experiences, in a welcoming & friendly environment.

In August of this year TBE was nominated for the What’s On 4 Me Awards in the ‘Best Beauty, Lifestyle & Well-being Services’ & ‘Best Relaxation Retreat or Getaway Provider’ categories. I’m delighted to be nominated, it’s wonderful to be recognised for my events and that guests are enjoying themselves so much they are telling everybody about what TBE is all about !

And this is what it’s all about….Relax & unwind, treat your senses ! Enjoy beauty & massage treatments, sample the very best products in health, beauty & well-being. I’m incredibly lucky to have wonderful guest speakers, therapists and health & beauty experts who have a wealth of experience and knowledge across a broad range of health, beauty & well-being areas.

In the Autumn we have a series of Sunday Vintage Afternoon Tea Parties @ Berwick Lodge Bristol. There are 3 dates, with 3 special guest speakers all held at the beautiful manor house near Cribbs Causeway. We’re very lucky to be sponsored by Bristol Vintage who are supplying beautiful vintage crockery for the events as well as Viktoria Kuti Photography, our event photographer and Co-op Food. Our special guest speakers are: Sam Holman from Holsam Life Coaching, Laura Ann Murphy from Melt into Yoga & Karen Lowe Personal Stylist.

The Beauty Event is honoured and proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Women Outside The Box (WOTB) festival ( and to be hosting a wonderful Pamper Area sponsored by Elizabeth Shaw Luxury Chocolates. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample these irresistible chocolates produced from fair & ethical cocoa trading. The Pamper Area is dedicated to beauticians, massage therapists, Reflexologists and more, The Pamper Area offers a place to relax, indulge and recharge. We have the very best in health & beauty products as well as well-being professionals from all over the South West. It is set to be a truly magnificent day !

WOTB Director Joni Farthing: “Women Outside The Box exists to champion women running their own businesses. Launched with a festival in Bristol in October 2012 we have developed into a movement that celebrates the way women work today. There was a real sense of the power women can leverage by their sheer numbers. The feeling was that here was an army of entrepreneurs. Some in training, some hovering on the brink of joining up and others charging ahead with flourishing, profitable businesses. But united by being women.”

If you’d like to exhibit in The Pamper Area and be in the centre of everything beauty, health & well-being related, please get in touch!  Wherever possible I strive to support charities close to my heart. Some charities I’ve had the pleasure of working with include Penny Brohn Cancer Care, The West of England MS Therapy Centre, Breast Cancer Care & The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

I look forward to welcoming you to The Beauty Event and hope you have a wonderful time!  See you soon, Sarah x

The Beauty Event has been nominated in TWO categories: Best Beauty, Lifestyle & Well-being Services AND Best Relaxation Retreat or Getaway Provider.  To vote for The Beauty Event, please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

If you want to keep updated and find out how to attend our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earls Court in November, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas, then add your details here

Treating yourself can also be a great way to raise valuable funds for charity!

September 13, 2012

Sarah Cook, from The Beauty Event, has found a brilliant way for people to raise funds for charities whilst enjoying a unique, pampering event.

The Beauty Event was born in January 2012 after 5 years of brain storming, tweaking, quizzing all my girlfriends & making a ginormous list of all the beauty and skincare brands that I wanted to be involved! Right from the very beginning I had some very strong ideas about how I wanted the events to be and I believe these principles have remained strong and will continue to do so to provide amazing events for women to really treat themselves, relax, be pampered and feel special with other like minded women.

Supporting a charity is a fundamental core of our events and these charities are carefully chosen as they are especially important for women. Our launch event supported the MS Therapy Centre in Bristol , which does an incredible job to support those with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. They not only offer many different therapies including counselling but also support, advice and a place for friendships to form and grow.

For our next event we are proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Care . £5 of each ticket will be donated to the charity . Breast Cancer Care helps anyone affected by breast cancer, they bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care.

We aim to offer a truly wonderful evening of quality beauty treatments, the very best products in beauty, health & well being to sample, try and enjoy (available to purchase at a discounted price), a complimentary private bar & sumptuous chocolate fountain ! There are other numerous beauty treats on offer (complimentary) in  addition to each guests booked treatment, for example facials, mini make-up lessons, brow shaping & semi-permanent eye lash flicks !

We make it our mission that each and every guest has a evening to remember & everyone is welcome ! Our fabulous venue Hotel du Vin is wheelchair accessible and a truly beautiful setting for The Beauty Event. So if you like the sound of what we do and why we do it, we still  have a few tickets remaining for our next event on Friday 12 October so get in touch!

I look forward to seeing you all at our next event !

Sarah x

Anyone for Rocktails?!

August 9, 2011

Guest Blog by Diane Francis

Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

There is nothing we at What’s On 4 Me like more than sampling new products and letting you know what we think!! This month we were delighted to be invited to try Rocktails, the new cocktails that have been launched in Cardiff and Bristol this summer, before being rolled out to the rest of the UK later this year. So I rounded up a few girlfriends for a tasting session!

Rocktail range

Rocktails are available in three fruity flavours: Frostberry, Arctic Passion and Coolcumber. They are a fusion of refreshing fruits and vodka that have been expertly blended to create a spectacular frozen cocktail that looks and tastes amazing!

Frostberry flavour RocktailRocktails come in a handy double serve pouch, which you simply pop into the freezer and leave for around 4 hours, then take it out and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes, give it a squeeze to awaken the frost and then pour.

We were expecting a normal fruity vodka-based cocktail, but we were being unfair to Rocktails! Firstly the fabulous frost-effect you get on your glass makes these cocktails look as if they have been expertly mixed and served by your very own bartender. Then you taste them – refreshing, smooth, sophisticated, elegant – these are for discerning adults who know a thing or two about a decent cocktail! We spent the next hour debating the relative merits of the three flavours and trying to decide which was our favourite, which was, it turned out, an impossible task!

We are all now huge Rocktails fans and will be hot-footing it to those bars that have joined the Rocktails revolution! But fear not if you’re not near Bristol or Cardiff, Rocktails are available NOW to buy online throughout the UK!!

Party in the Park!! Making the most of your “Me Time”!

July 19, 2011

What’s On 4 Me Joined the Crowds in Peasedown St John to celebrate Party in the Park!!

Guest Blog by Diane Francis

Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

The community of Peasedown St John, near Bath in Somerset gathered to celebrate the third Party in the Park on Saturday 16 July 2011 which has been labelled as the biggest event in its calendar.

Party in the Park was launched in 2009 by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, who opened the event, and in that time has seen thousands of people flocking to Beacon field to enjoy live music, fete stalls and activities.

Despite the blustery, wet weather people turned out in force to support the community celebration, including 39 stall owners from organisations and charities across the area.

The event was set up by a group of residents who wanted to create a greater sense of community in the village. Residents who attended the festival said they felt this is what the event had really achieved.

Jo Drywood, who has recently set up her own craft business called Dolly Daydream from her home in the village, went to the event last year and was inspired to set up a stall this year. She said: “I saw how busy it was last year and there were lots of activities and a really good feel. I started doing my own stuff and thought it would be good for me to come along. I love it here and there is a really good atmosphere and lots of stalls. It brings people to the village and it brings lots of different people together.”

Saturday’s festival saw five bands performing on the stage in the Beacon Field including Midsomer Norton band BlackJakk and South West duo Metson. We also saw a fabulous display by a local majorette group and some Zumba-enthusiasts got everyone in the party mood!

Thousands of pounds were raised at last year’s event, which was attended by nearly 3,000 people but much more is expected to be raised from Saturday’s celebration. The majority of the money will go towards funding next year’s festival, but some has been set aside to be injected back into the community.

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Wow what a 6 months it’s been!!

April 13, 2011

Wow what a 6 months it’s been!!

If you asked me this time last year where my life would be now, I think I’d have probably said I’d be doing the same old job, with the same old people, and doing the same old things in my spare time. In short, I was BORED!! I was looking for a new challenge and a chance to get more involved in my local community.

When I discovered What’s On 4 Me last Autumn I became really excited by the possibilities and realised it was exactly what I was looking for. It was a chance to run my own business putting all my experience into a venture I felt passionate about and a chance to work with some fabulous and inspirational women.

When I signed the franchise contract for What’s On 4 Me Bristol & Somerset on 1 November 2010 it was one of the best moments of my life, and I had no idea at that time, that I was going to experience many more highlights over the next few months!! Don’t get me wrong, it’s been hard work, with mistakes made and lessons learnt along the way but now that the site is firmly established in the local community, with visitor and advertiser numbers increasing every day, I have never enjoyed “work” so much!

I’ve lived in Bath since September 2000 and I thought I knew the Bristol & Somerset region well. How wrong I was!!! There is so much more to do in our region than I thought possible!! One night you could be at an adult learning class getting help with developing your first novel, the next you could be learning how to Tribal Bellydance, and at the weekend you could be heading to a Medieval Banquet!!

What’s On 4 Me is giving me a whole new world to discover and the best bit is, it’s all right on my doorstep!

Diane Francis (Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me)

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