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It’s Christmas Party Time Tonight at Heal’s with Chocolate Maestro Paul A Young

December 5, 2013 in EH Spy

Christmas Wishes Invitation

Heal’s are hosting a fabulous Christmas party!

Tonight (5th December) Heal’s are celebrating Christmas in style, with an amazing party in aid of  Nordoff Robbins, a national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK

There will be live music on each floor to help get you in to the festive spirit, including The National Deaf Children’s Society performing in the rather splendid setting of  the iconic Cecil Brewer staircase. Look out for the cat!

Don’t miss the expert demonstrations and tastings taking place throughout the kitchen departments! So get ready for some exciting talks from the talented likes of super hot chocolatier Paul A Young, chef James Mackintosh (Winner of the World Cookbook Award), wine experts Riedel, and boutique spa brands such as Bramley, EPSA and Aqua de Parma

Those of you with health conscious sweet tooths can look forward to a talk from the gourmet popcorn chefs, at Joe & Seph’s. There will also be a chance to sample the popcorn. (remember everything is good in moderation…I can never have just one handful!)  Handmade in England, flavors include Salted Caramel, Toffee Apple and Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter.

The event takes place at the at the Tottenham Court Road Store (the Heal’s Building, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7LQ ) and  runs from 6pm to 8pm, but don’t be late as the first 200 shoppers to arrive will receive a free goody bag worth £35.

This fabulous event is free, but a donation would be much appreciated.


This Essential Burt’s Bees Kit is a wonderful Christmas gift for someone who is always ‘on the go!’

The beautifully packaged gift set contains all the Burt’s Bees essential miniature beauty items, perfect for either a handbag or travel case.

All of the products are fantastic. The Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing cream (20g) smells like scrumptious Love Heart Candy and will undoubtedly transport you back to your childhood. The plant-based cleanser contains extracts of chamomile, echinacea and aloe to help calm skin and reduce redness. Even after the first use skin felt softer and well moisturized.

Dry hands will easily be saved with the luxurious Hand Salve (8.5g).  Packed with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax this great product not only smells fresh, but also moisturizes hands instantly, soothing irritated skin and giving a super smooth feel. Use sparingly as too much of this product can feel slightly greasy.

The Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Lotion (25g), absorbs instantly and can keep dry skin moisturized for up to 24 hours, however it does not make skin feel as soft and silky as the Hand Salve. The smell of milk and honey will also make you very peckish! Milk nourishes while honey helps to soften skin; plus, coconut and grape seed oils and vitamin E deliver beneficial nutrients to the skin.

If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, you will love the Foot Cream (20g). The gorgeous smell of coconut will put you in a holiday mood (who doesn’t want to feel like they are on a hot beach holiday when it is this cold?) Made from coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin to revive – this will rejuvenate even the driest and most neglected feet! The smell may be scrumptious, but too much can be overwhelming, so use sparingly!

What Burt’s Bees kit would be complete without the Beeswax Lipbalm? This is a classic cult beauty buy for a good reason. Coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, help to nourish, condition and soften lips, while beeswax seals in hydration. Lips stay soft for hours with this wonder product, no beauty bag is complete without one!

All products are organic, and at only £12.99 this gift set is a well-priced bargain! Available at Boots in-store and online, also available at Burt’s Bees.


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Alison Jane Reid

Alison Jane Reid - Journalist, Editor & Emerald Princess of Slow, Sustainable Luxury Living - 18 year track record interviewing real icons for: The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life. Now leading her alluring fairtrade, emerald revolution - Don’t Miss Out - Have you joined The Ethical Hedonist set?

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