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Note from our Award Winning Editor... August is one of my favourite times of the year. The days are long, there’s no need to get up for the mad school dash and best of all I get to spend all day with my children. That’s the beauty of working from home. Of course if it does get a bit too much then we can always go out and here in our region we are spoilt for choice. That’s why you’ll find our selection of events happening this month for big kids of all ages. This month we chat to Misha B and Tyler James, two rising pop stars who have created success on the back of television shows. Our marketing campaign for Liverpool Fashion Week gets underway this month, with just two months to go we are putting the final touches to our campaign which begins in the city centre with posters. With such a great line up of companies taking part in some of the best water front venues this is sure to be an outstanding event for the city and we are excited to be hosting it. Lifestyle magazine continues to strive to be the best, to inspire and excite. We are passionate about our city, and the businesses who work hard to achieve success. Our message is to be number one in whatever you create and the companies who work with us share our ideas. We are committed to looking after our advertisers, sponsors and supporters of the magazine, hence we will shamelessly shout about Lifestyle magazine.... number one and going strong. Until next month have a wonderful summer break and see you soon.
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ECHO ARENA BOX OFFICE RELOCATES TO NEW TICKET OUTLET. Echo Arena is relocating its box office to Queen Square, Liverpool city centre, to make it more convenient for customers to buy tickets. The counter service will move from the venue to the recently opened TicketQuarter outlet, located within the Merseytravel Travel Centre, from July 23, providing a city centre service for advance sales of tickets for arena events.
Award Winning TV Producer Brings BBC Natural History Series To Life TV series producer, Dale Templar, is about to embark on a nationwide tour to give audiences a behind the scenes look at the making of the remarkable double BAFTA award winning series “Human Planet”, made at the world famous BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. More than five million viewers a week tuned into watch this iconic eight part series. Human Planet took four years to produce and was filmed in over 80 locations around the globe, merging together inspiring stories of man’s survival on the planet. The series transmitted in 2011 and 2012. The “Human Planet Revealed” tour will see Dale talk about her team’s encounters with humans who live in the most remote places on Earth, from the arctic to the tropical rainforests. This fascinating and entertaining evening is accompanied by video footage of some the most dramatic scenes from the series and featuring music from the original score by award winning composer Nitin Sawhney. A must for anyone interested in diverse cultures, the natural world and travel, as well as photography and film-making.
The box office will still open at Echo Arena for ticket collection, sales and customer service from noon on event days only and for special on-sales which will be publicised in advance. The decision was made to move the arena box office counter service to a new permanent home at TicketQuarter, which is run by the arena’s team of ticketing experts and sells tickets for Echo Arena and more than 500 events across the North West, after receiving positive feedback from customers. TicketQuarter sells tickets for hundreds of music, comedy, theatre and arts, family entertainment, exhibitions and sport events across the North West offering a huge choice in entertainment. Recent event announcements include Sleeping Beauty which will be held in a specially-built big top adjacent to Echo Arena. Venues selling tickets through TicketQuarter include O2 Academy, Farmaggedon, Chester Racecourse, Epstein Theatre, St Georges Hall, St Helen's Theatre and the Floral Pavilion. For more information please visit www.echoarena.com
Series Producer, Dale Templar describes the series as “a spectacular snap shot of the diverse human world we live in. Human Planet filmed people who are still directly dependant on the natural world for their survival”. “In Human Planet Revealed I give the audience behindthe-scenes insights into filming in extreme environments including: oceans, deserts, the arctic, jungles, mountains, grasslands, and rivers and detail the many trials and tribulations faced by my production team who worked in such challenging and remote locations.”
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Dale will take the audience on a mesmerising journey that will divulge secrets of the culture of our magnificent species to create an inspirational event ideal for adults and families alike. The UK tour will visit 15 venues across the UK in September 2012 and is scheduled to come to Molloy Theatre, Chester University on Friday September 7th 2012 starting at 7:30pm. This is a not to be missed event, suitable for family audiences aged 10+. Tickets available here: 6 MONTHLY www.humanplanetrevealed.eventbrite.com LIFESTYLE
The rather fabulous and unforgettable former X-Factor star Misha B has just released her debut single “Home Run” on the 15th July. I asked the Manchester singing sensation about life after the show, her fantastic new album, working with Kelly Rowland and about “that” incident in the X-Factor that nearly ended her music career. by Joy Lewis Hi there Misha how are you? I’m great thanks for asking. I’m all happy and really excited about my single being released. It’s been lots of hard work and really long days with me traveling up and down the country but it’s done now and I’m proud!
No rest for the wicked then hey? God no, I was a busker on the streets of Manchester before X Factor and as soon as I got the chance to go on the show I realised that this was my chance, my break so since then I have grabbed everything with both hands.
What else have you been up to since leaving the X Factor? Busy, work work work! I didn't waste any time, as soon as I left the show I started preparing for the X Factor tour. I also had various different meetings with different labels but in the end I went with the one that I had an instant connection with.
Your new single is “Home Run”, are you happy with people’s reactions to it? Yeah, I’m really surprised, people have been really positive and I’m getting Tweets all the time saying people love it. So it’s put me in a really good happy place right now.
Which was? Well not Simon Cowell’s label, I went for Relentless Records which is much the better fit for me anyway. So from there I went straight into the studio. With a break for the X Factor tour, which was, let me tell you, one of the best experiences of my life! No breaks for me though because as soon as I was done with that I went straight back into the studio. 8 MONTHLY LIFESTYLE
We saw you perform a lot of different styles during the X Factor, which one is the true you? I wouldn’t say I have a personal style I just love music, all music, if I like a song I just like it, I don’t have to check which genre it comes from first. When I perform a song I have to find some sort of a connection with it otherwise I can’t find a way of performing it. I don’t want to be boxed into any genre of music I just want to be free.
Who are your biggest influences? Michael Jackson, you know because you just don’t get better than him. But there’s more, Tina Turner, Lauren Hill, Missy Elliot, Beyonce, Eminem, loads of people, oh and Adele, she’s just amazing I could listen to her all day! There have been a lot of rumours that you are going to be collaborating with one of your idols Missy Elliot later this year, is that true? Yeah, there is a lot of truth in that but nothing’s been settled yet, everything is still up in the air, she’s working on her album at the moment so its finding the time to get together but we are definitely both keen to do it, so………………………….. You got loads of bad press about a daft remark you made about one of the judges , which blew up out of all proportion, did you nearly walk away from it all, with all the publicity how did you keep the faith and stick with it? It was really difficult for a time. I questioned everything; I kept asking myself why is this happening? Is this
for me? Do I want to carry on with music? But it’s like, without struggle there’s no success, so yeah I carried on for every high there is a low. You were also accused of bullying, is it just that you have a strong personality? Do you think it got blown out of all proportion again just for the TV audience? To this day I still don’t see where is really came from. It’s all, for me, just a misunderstanding. We all lived in this house together and everything that happened in it got blown up. I had a stand still moment, it didn’t kick in till I got on twitter and I saw peoples reaction and the abuse I was getting. I’ve been bullied myself in the past so I would never do it to somebody else. My mum always taught me to put God first, trust him and know that everything you are going though there is a reason, you just have to overcome and be stronger there are always lessons to be learned. What was working with Kelly Rowland like? Was she a good mentor? Let me tell you it was a total life changing experience, she kept telling me, “Misha Misha you gotta loosen up”, but I kept just saying, yeah but do you know who you are? But I loved it, she was great. Away from the cameras she was 100% real, as real as you can get, proper down to earth. I really struggle with confidence and self-esteem issues. Kelly supported me throughout the show. She’s not had the best of life so she is a great example in how to overcome hardship. She is my guardian angel, my big sister. She pushed me to be better all the time, she told me to always keep my feet on the ground and to stay true to who you are and work hard. Did Kelly Rowland contribute to the album? Erm……… I cannot confirm or deny that! I’ll take that as a yes then (She laughs) not saying! So who else did you work with for the album? That I can say, TMS, Kat Krazy, Naughty Boy, Fraser T Smith and Ballistic, loads of people, I’m a lucky girl right? Have you gone for lots of different styles for your album? Yeah, totally. With my album, “home
run” the single, is just one chapter of it. I’ve experimented with rock and indie too. I just want to celebrate music. It’s important for me not to be boxed. We just went into the studio open minded, I wanted it to be fun and free. I just wanted to work fresh, we just had loads of ideas that we just threw about and we ended up with lots of styles. I like experimenting with all genres of music so every track is a new chapter to listen to. When will it be released? We’re still working on it, but it will be out by the end of the year, October time I think.
Misha B “Home Run” is available to download on itunes now. There are rumours that you are taking this album to the US later in the year, can you confirm? (She laughs again), where you getting all your info girl? I don’t know fingers crossed right; again I can’t confirm or deny. I’d say that it’s one of my main goals in life to take my music to the world and I spent loads of time there when I was a child so yeah at some point. Thank You Misha, good luck with the single - Cheers Lifestyle Monthly! MONTHLY 9 LIFESTYLE
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AUGUST bank holiday in Liverpool will have a distinct Merseybeat feel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles. As part of the Mathew Street Music Festival, which takes place on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, there will be a nod to Liverpool’s most famous sons as the second day has been renamed Merseybeat Monday, celebrating all things Beatles and Beatles-influenced. Two stages will be dedicated to the Fab Four as that week marks 50 years since Ringo joined John, Paul and George. A selection of tracks from every Beatles album will be performed.
Once again, businesses are being asked to support the festival which can no longer be solely funded by the city council due to budget pressures. Local businesses benefit from the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the city over the August weekend, and a range of opportunities are available for them ranging from sponsoring one of the acts performing right through to making smaller contributions.
Over the two days, five stages across the city centre will fantastic live host music to attract all ages. The line up will be announced in the next fortnight, but the stage themes are:
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The wristband scheme – which gives festival-goers access to special offers and discounts from retailers across the city - will return this year. Details of the initiative will be released in the next couple of weeks. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Mathew Street Music Festival and the weekend offers 80 hours of FREE live outdoor music. The 2011 event brought in crowds of 320,000 to the city centre and contributed around £20 million to the local economy. For the latest news about the festival visit www.mathewstreetfestival.com
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Peppa and George - 12th August Visitors to Knowsley Safari Park on 12th August will not only go face to face with over 700 animals in the 550 acre safari drive.
Sunset Safari - 17th August Ever wonder what the animals at Knowsley Safari Park get up to at night? The Sunset Safari introduces families to the sights, smells and sounds of the Safari Park – long after the gates normally close. All for the same price as a normal visit! The last safari drive is at 8pm, park closing at approximately 9pm.
Elephantastic Evening - 25th August Tickets are £15 adults and £12 for children (minimum age 7) Back by popular demand and in support of Space for Giants, the African Elephant Conservation project, Knowsley Safari Park will be inviting families to spend an Elephantastic Evening at the park. Elephant keepers will be on-hand to explain their job and talk about how to identify each elephant, discussing their different personalities. A delicious BBQ will follow at the Karamoja Restaurant, where children will be able to try on costume elephant ears, feet and trunks and also see a model of elephant foot bones. The elephants are all set to meet guests and each family will receive an exclusive up close and personal opportunity to feed the elephants.
HOPE STREET On the streets, in the park, by the bus stop, up a tree . . This summer, Hope Street Ltd is bringing four large-scale, outdoor performances bursting onto the streets of Liverpool, and best of all, itâ€™s all for free! Hope Street Limited has been creating exciting and innovative performance and opportunities for creative development with the people of Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond, for over twenty four years. Its Emerging Artists Programme, which is currently underway, is unique to the city. Over a period of six months it trains, nurtures and develops a new generation of talented artists, from film-makers to actors, directors to designers. Selection is based on passion and ability regardless of age, educational background or chosen speciality. The programme provides a space for the twenty-three selected artists to learn practical skills, experiment and challenge themselves in a supportive atmosphere.
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Everton Schools' Pageant Children created banners and other art works, inspired by themes of regeneration and renewal. The children were encouraged to explore their hopes and dreams. Having been launched in a lovely morning event in Everton Park, the artwork produced by the 6 schools will be now be exhibited in a city centre vacant space over the summer. Floating World Wednesday 15th August Inspired by the mythology and atmosphere of the Turner Monet Twombly Exhibition, this production will begin in Everton Park and celebrate this areas' green spaces and spectacular views. Pop-up performances, live music and film will be presented and the audience will have an opportunity to have a picnic in the park. The second part of the event will take place at the Albert Dock and in the Tate. The Lost Games of Liverpool Sunday 16th September The annual Hope Street Feast will have a sporting Olympic theme as we rediscover lost games including: The Pram 100m, The Egg and
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Omelette Challenge and Distraction Tug-of-War. Deadline Saturday 20th October Produced in partnership with Liverpool Biennial, this will take the form of a treasure hunt. Members of the public work together to solve clues and prevent the unimaginable from happening! As always the answers lie in the art. The quest leads teams around the Biennial sites, to Everton Park with a finale around the former Everton Library. Supported by smaller pop-up performances, in unexpected locations around North Liverpool, South Sefton, the city centre and the waterfront, we hope to bring our enthusiasm and energy for all kinds of performance and creation to as many people as we can, and share our passion with the city. Underpinning all of the public performance projects will be a participation programme involving community groups, schools, colleges, youth centres and youth
theatres. It is our aim to make opportunities available for anyone who wants to be a part of something special. Hope Street is the only organisation in the area that invites artists from around the world to create innovative cross art-form projects with emerging artists and community groups. Each year it delivers in the region of 300 workshops in schools, more than 100 in community settings and produces 10 shows that are site-specific, outdoor, family friendly events, best of all FREE of charge. Our emphasis is always on them being available to everyone. Last year, over 125,000 people saw productions by Hope Street Ltd. It is a multiple award-winning organisation invested in by Liverpool City council and Arts Council England. More information on any of these projects can be found on the website www.hopestreet.org or at our Facebook page: Facebook.com/hopestltd Photography: Pete Carr
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Friday, 3rd August at Monte Carlo Restaurant, 22/24 Market Street, Hoylake Join us at the Monte Carlo Restaurant on the 3rd of August for a Gala Dinner in aid of the British Red Cross. The evening includes drinks and canapés on arrival, followed by a luxury four course dinner and coffee, with live entertainment and a goody bag for every guests. Tickets are only £30 per person and group tables can be arranged. Call 0151 632 2041 or visit www.montecarlorestaurantbarandgrill.co.uk to reserve your place at what will be a memorable evening in support of the Red Cross. Sponsored by Lifestyle Monthly Magazine, supporting the British Red Cross. MONTHLY 21 LIFESTYLE
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The Barclays Premier League season starts the weekend of 18/19 August 2012, slightly later than usual due to the Olympics Games. Liverpool welcome a change in the hot seat for the new season, with Brendan Rogers facing a tough task to take over from the Legend Kenny Dalglish. Liverpool and Everton have both launched new kits for the new season.
Two new family friendly zones to be created at Anfield
Liverpool FChas created two new family friendly zones at Anfield in time for the new season. The adult and child section in the upper tier aims to engage, interact and share the history of the Club with families while ensuring their match day experience is one to remember. The second zone is a new “Family Park” which will be open to families pre and post match and will have a range of entertainment to keep youngsters occupied including interactive activities. It will stay open after the game to ensure families have a fun place to go while avoiding the post match traffic. The Family Park will be located between the food village and Anfield Road car park and entry is free to all families who have a match day ticket. Andrew Parkinson, Liverpool FC’s Operations Director said: “Providing a family friendly enjoyable match day atmosphere is a high priority for the Club and we are delighted to be able to make these developments at Anfield. Families can expect a welcoming, sociable atmosphere where they can interact with each other and not only enjoy some top class football, but the wonderful entertainment provided within these areas.
Warrior Sports, are the new Liverpool kit manufacturer, they have released 3 new kits for the forth coming season. The new 2012/13 Liverpool FC third kit is on sale from the 2nd August A bold and colourful shirt designed by Warrior Football and to be worn by Liverpool during their upcoming UEFA Europa League campaign and selected Barclays Premier League games. Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard believes the new kit is one of the best in the country. EVERTON FC’s new home strip has been well recieved though there has been a mixed reaction to the return of blue socks. The stylish Royal Blue jersey is the Club’s first home kit to feature the famous Nike swoosh, after the global sportswear giant became Everton’s technical partner for next term. The classic shirt features broad white cuffs and a white v-neck trim, and is made from Nike Dri-Fit fabric which is lightweight and manages perspiration, keeping players dry and comfortable for 90 minutes and beyond. The shirt is also part of Nike’s Considered Design programme aimed at reducing environmental impact, and consists of 100% recycled material. Good luck for the new season to both Liverpool and Everton FC,let’s hope the season brings us success and triumph. 24 MONTHLY LIFESTYLE
Everton’s ‘1878’ Lounge gets a new look for the 2012/13 season.
Designers have already finished shaping the new-look for the Lounge and as part of Everton’s commitment to offer supporters the optimum matchday experience, the ‘1878’ will be significantly refurbished over the summer to enhance the hospitality packages available at Goodison Park.It will be completely transformed into a chic and contemporary brasserie-style restaurant, which will be complemented by fine cuisine and first-class service. And the ‘1878’ is one of three Goodison Executive Lounges that will undergo an extensive makeover ahead of the new season. The Blues 100 Lounge and the Dave Hickson Sponsors’ Lounge will also be given a new-look and improvement work is also taking place in the People’s Club. “Our Executive Lounges are the optimum way to spend a matchday, with fantastic food, premium service, and now, the refurbishments will guarantee the finest surroundings too. The improvement works are an exciting step forward and we are confident they will only serve to enhance the hospitality packages we offer.”
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Passengers Give Merseyrail the Thumbs Up We all love to moan about public transport – it’s unreliable, expensive, overcrowded and dirty. Not so for Merseyrail. In the latest survey about passenger satisfaction, commissioned by industry watchdog, Passenger Focus, the company scooped the highest score in the country with a record 96%, the highest it’s ever got. This is 13% higher than the overall national average, 10% above the average awarded to other regional train operators and 5% more than it achieved for the same period last year. 94% of people polled said that they found the service punctual and reliable and two thirds agreed that Merseyrail represented value for money. Both of these were the highest scores of all the companies polled. And 80% were satisfied that there was enough room for people to sit and stand, with the same amount saying they were happy with the cleanliness of trains. And it doesn’t stop there. Last month, Merseyrail bagged another record result, scoring a dazzling 98% for performance, meaning that over this period, it was the best performing train operator in the UK. This measurement takes into account arrival times at final destinations, cancellations and stopping at all designated stops. Maarten Spaargaren, Merseyrail’s managing director, said: ‘It is great that passengers are recognising the huge efforts our staff make to deliver a safe, reliable, punctual and comfortable journey for everyone. We are delighted to get this recognition from our customers.’
5 minutes with model, TerriAnn Stewart representing Southport at Miss Supranational this month. How did you get into modelling? Last year I was a finalist in Miss Liverpool, I had tried before that, aged 14 and 18 doing photoshoots but didnt know where to start. At Miss Liverpool I won the MissrRouge title and became the face of a makeup business and from there it just opened so many doors and bought so many things my way. Tell us about the pageants you have entered. Miss United Kingdom supranational was a break away from miss intercontinental 4 years ago, in those 4 years Miss supranational has became the worlds top pageant winning all awards in 2011, over miss world and universe. First of all i had to find a sponsor I managed to get one quite quickly, thanks to Micheal Ellen Photography. Tell us about Miss UK On the 9th August girls get chosen for Miss England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The overall winner is crowned Miss United Kingdom on the night, the winner also gets a 3 week fully paid trip to world finals to compete to be the overall winner of Miss Supranational. What is your beauty regime? I just cleanse, tone and moisterise every morning and night and make sure i drink plenty of water to keep my skin soft and hydrated. What is your most precious beauty product? My moisteriser! Oh and a bit of lip balm. What is the best thing about your job? I love the experience of all the things I get to do, I get to meet so many new people, try some outrageous things and I love that it's not predictable. Where do you shop? I like River Island, Topshop, asos.com and Liverpool's fabulous little boutiques. Oh and now HOTfrocks after seeing their amazing dresses for the shoot! What are your plans for the next 12 months? I want to further my modelling career get some new experiences, try and squeeze in a miss uk title Are you looking forward to Liverpool Fashion Week? Yes! It's a amazing opportuinty to take part in LFW, I am so excited for this years Its going to a big one with all the hype surrounding it from the press and media its the place to be seen! I love the atmosphere everyone is so friendly and lovely, its a great oppurtunity to network and I cant wait to catch up with the girls who took part last year and MONTHLY 27 to meet some new models this year. LIFESTYLE
SAVE THE PLANET A STITCH AT A TIME Have you ever looked into your wardrobe and wondered how you’ve managed to collect so many clothes? Are you ever going to wear that pair of jeans you bought two years ago, or that jacket which has never been off its hanger? Hoarding clothes is something a lot of us do – we’ve tried them on, we’ve bought them, it’s hard to let go – even if they don’t fit anymore! Huge amounts of clothing end up in landfill every year, an unnecessary expense for you and for the environment. But instead of stressing over storage, there are things you can do to de-clutter your house. First and foremost, if the clothes are in good condition, then chances are somebody else will be happy to wear them. If this is the case, then offer them to friends and family, chances are they’ll get more use out of the items than you do. Alternatively, a local charity shop will always be glad to take quality items from you. If you can’t get to a local shop, a lot of charities have textiles banks at supermarket car parks. Some charities also make door-to-door collections, as do some local councils, so
check what services you get at home. If you’ve got worn-out clothes that have seen better days then you’ll probably be better off recycling them – even a sock with a hole in is worth recycling. Your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre will have special textile containers that accept all sorts of clothes and footwear. The fabrics are shredded and reprocessed into new items, which is much better than them sitting in a landfill site generating methane, which contributes to climate change. Most importantly, next time you go clothes shopping ask yourself if you’re really going to wear what you buy, or will it end up gathering dust at the back of your closet. For more recycling information go to www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.com
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FASHION As I like to be different with my style I love mixing vintage clothing with high street labels. Urban Outfitters in Liverpool One is one of my favourite shops for finding quirky and unique items. I relish rummaging through the rails in the concessions section and I found a printed retro T shirt which had been customised into a cute shorter top. I am a huge fan of customising old clothing, reinventing classic items making them more current and accessible.
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To complete the look I teamed it with high waisted faded denim shorts from www.stylewardrobe.co.uk which I love being accessible with any outfit. So if you are a festival feind too be creative with your clothing and mix it up with vintage.
Liv Stringer vintage fashionista from the Wirral shares her fashion finds and style tips with our readers this month. Combining both vintage and high street clothing for a quirky and unique look. Summer is here and when looking through recent magazines ‘festival fashion’ seems to be a recurring theme with summer trends. Being a festival fiend, this month I went to Cocoon in the park in Leeds. For my outfit this year I raided the high street and came across a quaint vintage shop called Lily Vintage in Chester’s city centrewww.lilyvintage.co.uk. The army jacket in the window was a must have and I thought it would be perfect for the festival with its retro and grunge feel. The shop floor has a mega collection of handmade, retro and vintage pieces and being a shopaholic I was in heaven. It was an awesome find.
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I have recently set up my own business providing afternoon tea on vintage china. Cupcakes are a big part of afternoon tea now and give what was once an old fashioned concept a modern twist. I am running a series of workshops with afternoon tea and a craft session. Obey of these sessions will feature how to create a bouquet which consists of cupcakes not flowers! I also made some fabulous muppets cupcakes recently which were fun to make! Website: www.victoriarose.org.uk
My favourite cupcake style for a Summer picnic would have to be a vintage style cupcake design. Vintage cries out the Summer feel and I love this style. It would also have to be filled with a good old fashioned style sponge cream filling too. I love vintage bunting, brooches, shoes, bags and floral designs that are bright and colourful to the eye and taste buds! I began my little business from a hobby and taught myself most of the recipes and techniques in my spare time, as I work part time. My family and friends started commenting on my cupcakes and wanted orders. I then turned a hobby into my own little business called The Cupcake Fairy by EmmaJ The Cupcake Fairy by Emma @ Facebook Maghull,Liverpoo
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PREGO 4 Kenyon Steps | One Park West | Chavasse Park Liverpool |L1 3DF Situated at the bottom end of Liverpool 1, it is an Italian restaurant with unique qualities. Myself and Radio City Power House producer Liam Hincks were greeted by the main man David and Giovanni with a typical warm welcome that your guaranteed to get at Prego. from the great selection of starters including calamare,crab fish cakes, numerous starter platters to share including the hot combo Italiano which feature meat balls, goujons, spring rolls, king prawns and Sicilian rice balls. I opted for the crab and pancetta fish cakes with tarted sauce while Liam opted for Pollo Fritto which is breaded strips of chicken with a selection of dips. But no true Italian meal would be complete without a portion of Garlic Bread , we were presented with a mouthwatering thinly hand rolled garlic , tomato and basil oil bread , I really do highly recommend It , The fishcakes were beautifully flavoured with the the panchetta through it , just gives them that extra bite , topped with a crisp selection of salad leave and homemade tartare sauce it went down a treat with an Ice crisp glass of Peroni. Liam’s Chicken gougons were again meaty, crunchy and both the BBQ sauce and garlic mayo were good starter choices. For the mains, Prego’s beef stroganoff - although not typically Italian - is very much a popular dish here. It is definitely more than your normal Italian. Liam ordered that and we both tucked in. It was creamy, beefy with a hint of smoked paprika and a good splash of brandy and came with a side order of rice so it’s both delicious and filling. My main was Chef proprietor Francos’ special chicken dish, Chicken Calabrese, named after Calabria where Franco comes from. It’s chicken breast with spicy Calabrian pepperoni , olives onion, tomato and chilli, served with seasonal veg. I skipped the potatoes and opted for a mixed salad beautifully dressed, you can’t beat Italian olive oil, in my opinion the best in the world. Puddings - greed more than need! Tiramisu which incidentally means Lift Me Up in Italian and Ameretto Chantilly , 2 classic dishes together with a small plate of Profiteroles made personally by the chef. It’s always a pleasure and a treat to come to Prego: reasonably priced, great service and top notch food. It’s what dining out is all about.
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GALA LEO CASINO 44 Chaloner Street Liverpool | L3 4BF
On entering the Leo Casino its top floor restaurant offers an amazing riverside view of the Mersey. We were greeted by Keiron, and the lovely Hannah who made us so welcome. I loved the fact the restaurant is set beside the tables, although not too close. My guests for the evening were my beautiful niece Seainin and her boyfriend Llyr. We started the evening with a fine range of starters with Seainin going for The Beetroot Hummus. Llyr opted for the Crab and Lemon Grass Tortellini with Thai dressing and I decided to go for a Double Baked Cheddar and oven dried tomato soufflé. All the starters tasted as good as they sounded. They were delish! The Beetroot Hummus was the most unusual starter as I have never seen it before on any menu. But gosh, was it moreish! Llyr’s choice of Crabmeat and Tortellini in Thai Spices was a great fusion of Italy and Thailand, but without being biased, my Soufflé packed a flavour you could taste with every ingredient and the sweet tangy caramelised onions was the perfect marriage on a plate. For our main course's , Seainin went for the Chicken Supreme stuffed with a Chorizo mousse, set on a Potato and Onion Rosti with crunchy fresh asparagus and mederis Jus. The chicken remained moist thanks to the mousse. Seainin loved it so much she even managed to consume a portion of hand cut chips complete with skin - oh yes she did! Llyr opted for the Rib Eye Steak with peppercorn sauce, a good sized steak, sealed and seasoned to perfection. I went for the whole grilled Plaice in a Brown Shrimp Butter with chopped new potatoes. It’s been a long time since I tasted Plaice so good. With the French beans and sugar snap peas it was as good a complete meal as you could hope for. I too could not resist having some of the above mentioned chips and a selection of Salads. All I can say is “Wow! “, Then Hana announced PUDDINGS. Bloomin' heck! As the sun set over the Mersey, 3 of the best puddings you could ever imagine arrived at our table. Seainin chose the Asiette of Nuts, Llyr opted for the Choux Pastry filled with an espresso chocolate Ganache and I went with the Limoncello Cheesecake with vanilla Tuile, candied strawberries and blackcurrant sorbet. After careful consideration and much debating, my desert came out on top. To be honest, if you never visit the restaurant you'll never know how fantastic the deserts are. Seriously, one word that best describes the deserts is “AMAAAAZZZIN” Well done to the chef and the team! LIFESTYLE
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In an interview with Jaiden Micheal. Fresh from his success on The Voice,
TYLER JAMES is establishing himself in the music industry. He chats to Lifestyle..
Does fame feel different this time round after being on a prime time show? The biggest difference is that by being on a prime time tv show people know you more as a person and so it feels more personal. The viewers get to see more of your personality. If you had to choose 1 other reality show(celeb bb,jungle,strictly etc) which would you do and why? I already got to be on the best reality show, the voice, so i couldn't top that Your 2005 album recently went top5 on itunes,can we expect similar sounds from your new material or something new? Tell us about your stuff so far... As the years have gone by i've had many different experiences so i guess it's developed more in that way through my lyrics and what music i enjoy. Who would your perfect duet be with? Adele, such an incredible artist. Do you think you would be good as a coach to other artists in the future? Yes, i would hope so. I love music and would love to share my experience with new talent. How close are you and will? He has been a fantastic mentor. I think we all know him pretty well with all of his tweets! He loves twitter! We are still very much in touch and i've even got to perform with him recently in malta and at bbc hackney. You recently signed with select models,how's that going? It's not so natural for me to be posing for pictures as im shy so i find it a bit weird, but i love wearing nice clothes.... So that is great! Who's your favorite designer and high street brand? Fred perry. Always. Your hair is amazing, what do you use on it? Lots of hairspray! What do you think of liverpool fashion? Love how everyone has their own style , scousers aren't afraid to be individual Will you be attending liverpool fashion week in oct (I have invited you). Would love to if i am free! Who's your favorite liverpudlian? Jaiden What's next for tyler james? Living the life of an artist - recording new music and lots of gigs!
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KINGDOM Kingdom Liverpool held a charity night last month in aid of the children’s cancer charity Click Sargent. A great night was had by all. With thanks to KU by Spendlove, Pearl Boutique, Liquorice Boutique, Platinum Menswear, Scouseworld, Silverberg Opticians and Capello. For more information about Kingdom – Liverpool and how to book or reserve a booth email: email@example.com
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FLETCHERS Based in the heart of Woolton Village is Fletchers Tea Room.. A real favorite with the local WAGS in the leafy suburban area of the city, whiling away their afternoons in an unassuming tea room in the midst of a leafy suburb. Fletcher’s Tea Rooms in Woolton Village, owned and hands-on run by Peter Fletcher, whose previous professional homes include 60 Hope Street is the place to call into when in the area for a bite to eat. From eggs benedict to homemade cakes and tea see www.fletcherstearooms.co.uk
EYECALL On Saturday 14th July Eyecall Opticians in West Derby Village recently held their Roberto Cavalli & Swarovski product launch in store. A full range of Ophthalmic and Sunglasses where available with 10% off only on the day. The event ran from 9-6pm with hundreds of various styles and designs on offer. Raffle Monies from the day through all stalls on site went to Zoë’s Place Children’s Charity. See www.eyecallopticians.com for more details. The Eyecall range is personally created by our design team to provide fashion function at fantastic prices so make sure your looking great.
TRIBBIANI’S What on earth is going on over on Hatton Garden – Liverpool at the moment? It seems to be that a new business opens every week at present. The area is becoming a destination in itself like some of the cities other sectors. It was this month the turn of Tribbiani’s. An authentic Italian style pizza place where you can dine in or order take out / to the house. See www.tribbianispizza.com for more info or follow them on twitter @TribbianisPizza
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Don’t forget puss in your holiday plans this summer
Cats Protection’s St Helens Adoption Centre has come up with a holiday checklist to help owners make arrangements for cat care during their summer break. The charity hopes the tips will help owners arrange for their cats to be well cared for when they are away from home – giving them the peace of mind to relax. “We all look forward to getting away on holiday but leaving your cat can be a real worry for some owners. By following some simple steps you can make sure your cat will be properly looked after and suffer minimal disruption.” As cats are territorial, says Cats Protection, they are happiest in familiar surroundings, so if owners are going away it is best to make arrangements with someone trustworthy, such as a neighbour or a professional cat sitter, to care for their cat in his own home. Alternatively, owners should contact the Feline Advisory Bureau on 0870 742 2278 or www.fabcats.org for a list of recommended boarding catteries. When choosing a cattery, owners should: • Make sure your cat is up-to-date with his vaccinations. Most reputable catteries will not accept cats which are not fully vaccinated and will want to see their vaccination certificate or veterinary record. • Ensure the cattery is licensed with the Local Authority to ensure it has been properly inspected. • Ask to have a good look around the cattery, particularly at where your cat will be staying. Any good cattery will be happy to show owners around.
• Ensure you leave contact details of your own vet in case of an emergency – it is important your cat’s medical records can be accessed. • Pack familiar items to go with your cat for his stay at the cattery – puss will appreciate his own bedding with its familiar smell. Ensure you also take your cat’s favourite toys and scratching post for entertainment. • Whilst any good cattery should be fully secure, make sure your cat is microchipped to increase the chances of him being found in case he does manage to escape. • Ensure the cattery only looks after cats and doesn’t have kennels for dogs. Dogs are much noisier than cats and many cats will be distressed by the sound of dogs barking.
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• Write down special dietary requirements, likes or dislikes or any other quirks your cat may have, and ensure cattery staff are fully aware of these.
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• Choose a cattery where your cat has access to an outdoor run, for both exercise and fresh air.
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Prior to adoption, all of our cats will have been vet checked, microchipped, neutered* and vaccinated. We also provide four weeks’ free insurance** giving invaluable peace of mind and reassurance as you and your cat embark upon this lifelong friendship. All he needs now is a loving home to make his dreams come true – over to you! Find us at: 100 Chester Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4DD T: 01744 817 718 E: StHelens@cats.org.uk W: www.sthelens.cats.org.uk Reg Charity 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland)
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Lots of very fit bodies to swoon over, definitely long run, which we were very pleased to hear. She also shared with us how lovely it has been getting to know leave your other halves at home! her new X Factor co-host Nicole Sherzinger properly, Aside from reading THE book, I have got engaged (big and promises there will be no fireworks after those grins) so busy looking, (I cannot stop) at magazines with Kelly Rowland last year - the N Dubz star says she and online at all wedding related stuff, I hope I don’t reckons this year all’s going to be sweetness and light! become a bridezilla! If your getting married too, drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org I am thinking of Alesha Dixon has been unveiled as a Team GB celebrity says she doesn’t reckon she’ll stay setting up a facebook page for us brides to be! 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Welcome to what bugs me or what I think is boss. BUG 1 - Lily Allen “comeback”
Oh sweet Mary! 1 word... WHY?? The mouthy troll famously stated she had started to hate the music industry and would never make another song,well maybe the bank balance is a bit on the dry side eh? Lily has announced she will make her music comeback this year. Woooooooo! I’d rather The Cheeky Girls made a comeback,they have better voices and at least their faces don’t resemble a smacked arse 24/7.
BUG 2 - The Bachelor
Biggest piece of CRINGE I’ve ever seen! I’d rather watch back to back episodes of Mastermind for 7 days solid than watch this shocking
programme ever again. Shamed Made in Chelsea snob,Spencer is so annoying and smug,the girls are just desperate and the whole format of the show is degrading to the girls on it! Spencer really thinks the girls are falling for his personality...ARE YOU MAD?? With the personality and sex appeal of a dead flea,it’s clear that the girls are only in it for one thing- his money! Tragic.
Around The World. With a real Liverpool dance sound to her music,with thanks to producers such as the leg end,Lee Butler,I’m sure we will all get behind this beauty and make this a well deserved hit!
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Since being told to grow my hair for a potential new tv show, snapbacks have become my best friend! Nothing better than hiding vile bed head behind a cool cap! Imagine my face when @streetsboutique contacted me on Twitter and sent me this personalised,crystallised snapback!! I nipped into their shop in Camden a few weeks ago whilst I was down in London and I was like a cougar in a college rugby scum!! LOVED everything in there. If you love caps and adore bling,get yourself 1 ASAP. Check out www.Streetsboutique. co.uk for news on a SnapBack designed by me :) Until next month - if you can’t be good, dont get caught! LIFESTYLE
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Hello Lifestyle readers! I hope you are all enjoying the fabulous summer of sports, even if the weather has left a little to be desired! I have been busy this month, but I have also managed to spend some time with friends and family and get away for a holiday in Spain to get some of the ingredient our summer has sorely missed so far: sun! It was also great to head “back to where it all began” for me, the Big Brother studios, to film for Big Brother’s Bit on the Side with Emma Willis and Alice Levine, the spin off magazine show from Big Brother. Since getting back, I have also been on a photoshoot with the Swedish clothing manufacturer Blåkläder, showcasing some of their latest ranges and I have also been doing a number of interviews with national newspapers about the forthcoming Keith Lemon Film, which I am in. This month, I’ve got a really simple tip for something that can really transform the inside of your home, if your door handles are looking a little tired and past their best. This is something useful you can get on with while watching all the fantastic sport on television this summer!
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