I hope all’s well…
As May shows off its spectacular spring finery, we once again unpack our fave short sleeves, trousers and dresses or shop for new styles purchased in preparation for summertime – or is it partytime? With al fresco lunches, get togethers and barbecues!
This summer is extra special as next month, over an extended bank holiday weekend, the nation celebrates her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, marking an incredible 70 years on the throne. Communities and families across the country will come together enjoying street parties, fetes and carnivals.
At the Q we want to do our best to help you prepare for this special summer in the form of our Summer Garden Celebration Event, which is also held over four days from this Friday (9pm) until the end of Tuesday (17th). Saturday and Sunday will be geared towards preparing your garden and/or party food for the Jubilee and Monday and Tuesday will be more focused on fashion and beauty ideas, to help you achieve your best summer look.
On Saturday we also have a Bell & Howell set of four 21 Lumens Solar Flame/White Stake Lights as our Today’s Special Value (TSV) to add an evening ambience to your patio, garden or pathway, powered by the sun.
Then on Sunday Andi Peters and I will be presenting two Andi Peters’ Food Fest Specials from 11am – 1pm and again at 3pm – 5pm, brought to you live from our fabulous QVC garden (weather permitting). Andi and I will be showcasing the Ninja Ice Cream Maker TSV with Gail Samways, which makes it so easy to make your own ice creams, gelatos, sorbets etc. just as you like it – ready for the celebrations! It features seven one-touch churning programs and comes with five dessert storage tubs and of course, a recipe guide.
You simply create (or buy) your own mix, be it custard, crème fraiche or smoothie, then pop it into one of the supplied storage containers, freeze it for 24 hours and pop it back into the Ninja Ice Cream Maker to let it churn away on your chosen setting. The result is a smooth, soft and delicious treat to enjoy immediately or put back in the freezer for later – ideal for any ice cream lover with special dietary requirements.
There’s also a setting for “adding in” your favourite ingredients. I experimented with salted caramel chocolate flakes and a tiny wee dram of Chocolate Velvetised Liquor from Hotel Chocolat added to my shop-bought luxury custard base – naughty but nice! 🙂
In our 11am show, Andi and I will also be introducing you to the “Baking Boys” who specialise in creating mouth-watering cakes and tarts… but who are the Baking Boys? Tune in as we to welcome back a familiar face to the Food Fest. 🙂 You can also expect gourmet treats from the likes of the two Simon’s from The Original Cake Company and Chunk of Devon, 6’Oclock Gin, Altham’s Butchers, new brand Charlie & Ivy’s and many more. As always we’d love you to get in touch on social and hope you can join us for either or both shows.
But what will I wear you may think? Well… Monday’s TSV sees the launch of a Wrap Fronted Printed Maxi Dress by Du Jour in a choice of Regular or Petite length and then on Tuesday we feature a TSV from Tan-Luxe with their two-piece Super Glow Hyaluronic Tailored Tan Collection.
Oh and across the whole four days you can enjoy four interest-free instalments (Easy Pays)!! YES! You can use the code ALL4EZ on everything that’s in stock (including clearance prices) at QVC across this special weekend!
Until next time… get set to celebrate in “tasteful” style!