Anita Bott of Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs and Clemmie Myers of Lime Green Bow are hosting a unique shopping experience at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill this Sunday, 24th May – The Way We Wear fashion fair.

The Way We Wear Shopping EventMixing high-end vintage designer pieces with handpicked contemporary clothing and accessories, over 20 exhibitors will be selling items from the 1920s right through to the present day. These will include a selection of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, antique clothing, retro pieces, high end second hand fashion, old books and textiles. This exclusive, specially curated event will be the perfect place for you to pick up clothes and accessories throughout the eras to compliment your own unique style – and it’s sure to be an event that everyone will enjoy!

Entry is £5 before 11.30am and £3 after 11.30am (students & over 60s free with ID card).

There will be a free glass of prosecco with every purchase of £30 and above!

Homemade cakes, handmade sandwiches, salads and refreshments will also be available on the day.

The Way We Wear
11am – 5pm, Sunday 24th May 2015
The 20th Century Theatre
291 Westbourne Grove
W11 2QA

The Way We Wear Shopping Event

The Way We Wear Shopping Event

We’re sure you’re all avid fans of MYZ Beauty Boutique, the stylish beauty salon located on Powis Terrace that’s loved by locals and celebrities alike!

Rather excitingly, for the start of the New Year MYZ Beauty Boutique have some very special offers for a number of their fantastic treatments. These are the perfect pick-me-up during this dreary month and a great way of getting some pampering in – or perhaps the ideal way to keep up with the resolution of “new year, new me”!

Offers at MYZ Beauty Boutique

The treatments available at special prices are:

  • 1 hour massage – £45
  • 1 hour Yon-Ka, natural and botanical facial – £60
  • 1 hour Caci facial – £55

These special prices are only valid until 31st January 2015, so make sure you book in an appointment very soon!

As anyone that’s a regular at MYZ Beauty Boutique, you’ll know their welcoming salon offers a very wide range of treatments – from a variety of manis and padis in their beautiful ground floor space, to waxing, massages, facials and more. Take a look at the full range of treatments on the MYZ Beauty Boutique website at www.myznailsboutique.com.

I also checked out the salon soon after they opened last spring – see what I thought here: Spotlight on: MYZ Beauty Boutique, a brand new Notting Hill salon. (Spoiler alert: I loved the place!)

Book yourself in for a bit of extra-special pampering today!

MYZ Beauty Boutique
20 Powis Terrace
W11 1JH
020 7221 1277

MYZ Beauty Boutique opened its very smart doors to Notting Hill locals a few weeks ago, so we went down to Powis Terrace to check out the swish new salon and its very wide range of beauty treatments.

Welcomed by owner Maryam – and her amazingly adorable puppy, Cookie – MYZ Beauty Boutique sits in a double-floor premises just off Kensington Park Road. Up on the exceedingly stylish ground floor level are the manicure and pedicure stations, all decked out in muted and stylish beiges and browns. There’s a number of manicure areas lining the salon and three pedicure areas at the far end – with cosy and comfortable reclining chairs and porcelain basins (no plastic tubs and awkward seating here!), this has got to be one of the most decadent pedicure areas I’ve ever seen. Downstairs are two private rooms that are used for a range of treatments, including massages.

Notting Hill salon - MYZ Beauty Boutique

Notting Hill salon - MYZ Beauty Boutique

I was at the MYZ Beauty Boutique to try one of the manicure treatments and ended up having the paraffin wax option, a manicure that’s also known as “Maryam’s favourite” – what better recommendation than to get the owner’s top choice! After picking a tropical orange-y red number from the great selection of OPI and Essie shades, I sat down with the super-friendly nail technician Annabel who would be working her magic on my nails. The paraffin wax element involves having your hands “painted” with warm wax – which is both weird and strangely delightful in equal measures! – before you place your hands in warming gloves for ten minutes. The end results means your hands are left wonderfully soft and your nails perfectly prepped for the rest of the manicure. End result – a week later my manicure is still perfect on my (normally) far from beautiful nails. I can’t stop looking at how nice they look!

Notting Hill salon - MYZ Beauty Boutique

Notting Hill salon - MYZ Beauty Boutique

During my pampering, I chatted with the lovely Maryam to find out more about the salon and its ethos, as well as how she came to open it. Alongside manis and pedis – whether express or luxury – the MYZ Beauty Boutique offers a range of facials that use natural and botanical based products, as well as microdermabrasion and light therapy, and skin treatments involving the revolutionary Caci system. All the salon’s massages are bespoke meaning there simply aren’t any different types listed on their menu; you turn up and discuss with the therapist what sort of treatment you’re looking for. For people like me – who don’t really know what kind of massage they necessarily want, but know they like to relax – that’s a real plus! And to round off the complete top to toe range of treatments at this Notting Hill salon, eyebrow tinting, waxing and threading are also all available.

Even more importantly, the MYZ Beauty Boutique is very reasonably priced. All treatments definitely fall into the “affordable” category rather than “special treat” – which of course means there’s the opportunity for plenty of return visits! A number of celebrities have already been in for some pampering – check out who’s in the picture (with Maryam) below!

Notting Hill salon - MYZ Beauty Boutique

Maryam’s own background is in law, specifically in the corporate world. After a few years pursuing this career path, she realised that it wasn’t the life for her – and went into the fashion industry as a buyer. A few years travelling the world in this profession led her to desire a more permanent base, and a job looking after luxury brands at Selfridges followed. The MYZ Beauty Boutique was born of a love of always being a fan of beauty treatments – even as a struggling student – and the salon contains influences and ideas picked from Maryam’s years of travelling in the fashion industry. One thing was always clear to Maryam, however – that Notting Hill would be the ideal location for her business. (Lucky us!)

All in all, I experienced a fabulous, relaxing and fun visit to the MYZ Beauty Boutique – and my manicure was of the highest quality. I’d certainly recommend that you pay them a visit very soon.

Special offer – 10% off treatments!

To celebrate their recent opening, the MYZ Beauty Boutique is very kindly offering all readers of this site 10% off treatments. Simply quote “The Guide to Notting Hill” when booking – call 020 7221 1277 – to take up this offer. (Offer valid until the end of June 2014. 10% off only valid on first booking.)

Do take a look at MYZ Beauty Boutique’s website at www.myznailsboutique.com for full details of the salon and all the treatments they offer. And be sure to book yourself in for some exquisite pampering!

MYZ Beauty Boutique
20 Powis Terrace
W11 1JH

Right in time for the Christmas-present buying season – yes, it’s that time of year again! – Notting Hill’s excellent Book & Kitchen will be hosting their first ever Christmas Shopping Evening on 7th November 2013, from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Book & Kitchen Christmas Shopping Evening - Around the World in 80 Gifts

As well as Book & Kitchen’s own delights – they stock the best in classic and modern literature for all ages – interior design company Maud Interiors and Japanese accessories brand Keiko Uchida will also be displaying their wares on the evening. That means there will be plenty of suitable presents for all book worms, fashionistas and homeware fans available at the event – aptly titled ‘Around the World in 80 Gifts’.

The Kieko Uchida Collection is made up of some very pretty kimono dressing gowns and accompanying accessories, all truly fusing traditional Japanese ideas with modern European aesthetics. Having worked as head of the household division team at Muji for nine years, Ms Uchida launched her own company in 2012 and debuted her collection in the UK at Pulse London in May 2013.

Maud Interiors are an online boutique that offer a wide range of eclectic items – from vintage home accessories, such as hand embroidered tribal cushions, floor cushions, vases and wall hangings – as well as handcrafted gifts. They work with independent designers and social enterprises that seek to provide a livelihood for artisans and help preserve traditional handicrafts.

Don’t forget that you can pop along to Book & Kitchen daily to check out their books, or for a meal – their downstairs restaurant is open for breakfast through to dinner, serving salads, soups, cakes, tea and coffee.

Around the World in 80 Gifts
5.30pm – 9pm, Thursday 7th November 2013
Book & Kitchen
31 All Saints Road
W11 1HE

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