My Week – April 4th, 2013

I write this with a rotund ‘egg-shape’ tummy, I’ve survived the last week on a diet of chocolate eggs: with foil, without foil, crunchy exterior, soft interior, milk, dark, hollow, patterned, plain – pretty much anything I could get my hands on, and being the mother of a six year old it is part of my duty to help, don’t you think???

easter donna

So now back to some healthy eating to try and venture away from a future filled with elasticated waistbands, quinoa is being embraced wholeheartedly and Vita Coco coconut water to rehydrate where cocoa solids didn’t.

Before the Easter weekend I went to the Brasserie Chavot restaurant opening, wow – filled from wall to wall with people trying to get a glimpse of the Chef Eric Chavot – sadly not me as he insisted on staying in the kitchen until the very last canapé had gone out and so tasty they were too, and always good to see the champagne generously flowing – it was a great way to cheer up a very cold evening. The next night it was the Save the Children Night of Funk and Soul Charity night at the Roundhouse in Camden – one of my bosses is an ambassador and what a brilliant night it was!

green dress at charity event

The music only stopped briefly for the live auction, so we barely got to sit down all night for dancing to such great music; incredible artist’s performed including Beverly Knight, Jocelyn Brown, Hamish Stuart and Nile Rodgers. A lot of money was raised for the charity and we all left the building still dancing.

Fortunately, the next day I had an appointment at Rossano Ferretti in Mayfair who managed to take the Seventie’s flick out of my hair from the Save the Children night and make me a little more groomed for several QVC shows that weekend.

I went to Hays on Cheapside in the City of London to look at the room I’ll be holding my next London seminar at in May. Such a great location and I’m thrilled to be working with them and to have Victoria Darragh coming to talk all things recruitment to my attendees. I’m also honoured to have Stephanie Davies from Laughology a major motivation expert and Lucy Brazier of Executive Secretary and VA Magazine to share some of her contacts and networking experience – I’m so excited!

seminar photo

How funny that it doesn’t feel like Spring in the UK at all, yet I’ve been to several press days to look at AW13 already, Penelope Chilvers have some amazing boots (as ever) and I LOVE these wedges (insert pic), Lulu Guinness has too many to choose from great bags, including this selection MEOW.

lulu photo penelope photo

Balthazar restaurant was bursting at the seams but I managed to get a table (see review), and I was taken by another client (with the Minx) to see Dogs Don’t Do Ballet at the Little Angel Theatre in Islington. An adorable puppet show based on the Children’s book, it was truly wonderful and so adorable seeing all the kids laughing so hard (and the adults come to think of it!).

And I can’t finish up my week without mentioning these fab heels from Daniel Footwear. This cute shoe brand literally has something for everyone and these were totes me, every time I’ve worn them (mostly on QVC) everyone has asked where I got them from. A fab platform at the front also gives me (much needed!) height without making me feel as though I’m wearing stilts. 😉

daniel footwear

And to wrap up, we were housesitting for a client for the Easter weekend so the Easter bunny had to make a detour, fortunately said bunny has sat nav so all was good.

And then a trip to the Wolseley for Easter Sunday lunch – of course, the minx came in character!

minx and donna

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