It’s November already, which means the ground should be cold enough to embrace my tulip bulbs without turning them to mold, so I enjoyed a few hours in the garden clearing the containers, planting the bulbs and generally having a pre-winter tidy up.
There is still colour and interest: from the magnificent beech tree autumn palette of greens and golds against a clear blue sky on the road up to my front gate, to the bright fuchsia petals determined to keep memories of summer alive – even while dripping with rain – and the lovely geometric shapes created by mushrooms near my compost heap.
But, November also brings thoughts about the approaching season and the fact that Christmas is on its way! Working at QVC means that I am never caught out, as we are always so well prepared with ideas for gift giving, home decorating, party preparing and easy entertaining.
This week is a perfect example. We end it on Sunday with what is always one of our most popular beauty Today’s Special Value offers of the entire year. It’s Elemis, of course. This year is a fabulous seven piece collection in either Skin Nourishing or Modern English Rose.
It contains all our favourites, from the Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, Facial Oil and Cream, to body essentials such as Hand & Nail Balm and Body Cream. This would be a huge treat to receive as one whole gift, but would also be perfect to divide into a number of smaller presents.
It’s available to order already to allow you to beat the rush on Sunday… just click here!
And when it comes to cooking and preparing food to feed the crowds this season, we have the perfect aid as Today’s Special Value on Friday – it’s the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer (808814) with a 4.8l bowl and lots of accessories. It’s perfect, of course, for mixing a huge Christmas cake, but it will help you perfect so many other recipes, too.
The first ever Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber will be with us from 9pm on Thursday and through Friday to show you how versatile the KitchenAid is and to inspire you with some his recipes.
And what to wear for that special festive event?!
Well, we may have the answer for you on Wednesday with a gorgeous Kim & Co jumpsuit in a regular length (182416) and a petite length (182417). There have been many different variations of this style, amassing almost 700 five star reviews across the options available on our website at the moment. I’m sure there will be plenty more for this one, too.
The stylish piece features a flattering cross-over design, a V-neckline, short flutter sleeves and a straight-leg fit. It comes in six different plain colours: classic and neutral Black or Pewter, or sophisticated jewel tones of Aubergine, Cobalt, Raspberry or Teal.
So many women have tried one of Kim’s jumpsuits and fallen in love with how easy-to-wear and flattering they are. Teamed with trainers or ankle boots and perhaps a leather jacket, this outfit will be a great option for daytime. And with a change of heels and the addition of some statement jewellery, it will take you to the riotous office party or an elegant evening do as a real alternative to your cocktail dress.
I’m wearing it in Aubergine in these photos and I love it!
I hope you can catch it on one of the shows with designer Kim Mendelson at 9pm on Wednesday and 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Friday. I’ll be there in the Morning Show and again at 11am.
Have a good week!
Love Kathy x