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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.

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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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