Thursday, July 26, 2007

Events in New York and London


New York’s nutritionist Amanda Young will be at Bare Escentuals store on Thursday July 26th. She will be offering tips on raw food cuisine, detox plans, skin “diet” and make up solutions using Rare Minerals. Participants will sip “beauty cocktails” and taste healthy hors d’oeuvres. As a Bare Escentuals beginner, I plan to attend and learn more on how to make the most of their natural products. Thursday, July 26th, from 8 pm to 9.30 pm Bare Escentuals 1140 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021, tel: 646 537-0070

Pepe Villegas and Lucy Mink: Two new shows at BAG
Brooklyn Artists Gym is proud to present two new shows. Pepe Villegas won first prize in our "Look See: Reflections" show. Lucy Mink won first prize in our second annual "Small Works Show."
Both artists bring exciting new work to the Brooklyn Artists Gym Gallery the first two weekends of August. Come join us for artists' receptions, Saturday, August 4 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


The NEW GerMANIC- Summerparty 2007
Saturday 4th August
The 2 famous DJ's together... can only mean fun
WITH: OUR special DJs flown in again to bring you the best of GerMANIC Oompah-Music..
WHEN: Saturday, 4th August 2007
FROM: 8.30 pm till 3 am
WHERE: The Wall
45 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HU
T: 020 7588 4845
COST: GBP 10 at the door before 22.00 hrs, AFTER 22.00 it's GBP20
For further information and to get your name on the guest list for this fun event just go to RSVP by 3rd August!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

London Events

Event Name: Meet at Last Supper Evening
When: 7:00 PM, Sunday 15 July 2007
Where: United Kingdom
Papageno Restaurant, 29-31 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DB

Meet at Last Supper Evening. New restaurants, new people, a new way to spend an evening out. Join us for the next Supper evening on Sunday 15th July from 7pm at a fabulous new venue. Papageno Restaurant, in Covent Garden takes its name from the bird catcher in Mozart's ever popular orchestra "The Magic Flute". Appropriately located in the heart of theatre land, the décor is an exuberant cross between an opera set and Aladdin's Cave a striking gold façade leads to an interior with colourful stage props, flamboyant artwork, gilt furniture and heavy drapes. Papageno is a wonderfully styled restaurant in Covent Garden - you have to see it to believe the decor and detail in the room! We've chosen it as the next Supper Club venue and are looking forward to a sumptous evening in dining style.

Enjoy delicious mediterrian food, lovely drinks, entertainment and of course new people to meet.
Only 30 places available so please book early - tickets only available in advance. Please book online using Paypal or NoChex. Any problems booking online please email or telephone 0870 766 5245, Age Range 35+
Dress Code Dress to Impress
Price £45 advance only
Supper Ticket £45
to include* welcome drink* 3 course meal* 1/2 bottle wine* entertainment** up to 30 single people

Event Name: Wine Tasting Evening & Party Night with Helen Lede
When: 7:30 PM, Saturday 21 July 2007
Where: United Kingdom
Jamies Bar, 74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH
Wine Tasting Evening & Party Night with Helen Lederer
We are delighted to have teamed up with the well known comedian and actress turned wine buff Helen Lederer. Helen is famous for her role in the hit BBC one series Absolutely Fabulous and is working with us to put on an event with a difference for Meet at Last guests. Helen will put on an entertaining workshop on wine so that guests will leave knowing their chardonnay's from the pinots and reds from their roses. There will also be some funny anecdotal confidence boosting tips on how to 'show off' at the same time...The comedienne with years of practice at wine tasting will be passing on her knowledge, and first hand experience, in a light hearted "hands on" work shop to show people who think they don't know much about wine how to get full enjoyment and appreciation from drinking the stuff.

Not to be missed and places limited to 30 for wine tasting - it's going to be a very popular night, book early!
Join at 7.30pm for the fabulous wine tasting & light buffet with Helen until 9pm. Stay til midnight for the Party Night with DJ, dance floor and great new people to meet. Date Saturday 21st July 2007
Dress Code Dress to impress - it's a party!
Age Range over 30s
No of People up to 30 for wine tasting - 100+ for Party Night
Price £40.00 advance inc welcome drink and wine tasting
£25 Party Night only

Saturday, July 07, 2007

LONDON remembers 7/7

We apologize for the delay (article written and published in 7-7, 2006).

As one of the thousands of Londoners who uses public transport, I often complain for the delays, passenger acts and signal failures. After all, they all result in delaying my journey in the capital. And for the not so humble amount of 85 pounds that I pay for a zone 1 and 2 pass, I deserve a better treatment. And respect.

Ladies and gents, we will remain for a few seconds on this (Bond street) platform, I have been informed that some of the lines are closed because of a power search, said our driver on the 7th of July, 2005, nearly at 9.20 in the morning. I was one of the lucky ones, I thought. After an early pilates class in a central London gym, I was heading back to work from home that day. Central line to Bond street, then Jubilee North to West Hampstead. A few minutes later the train was on its way to Baker street. There again we had to remain on the platform for the same reason. Well, not for long. All of sudden an emergency exit operation was in force and a loud voice was saying: please evacuate the station now. Not again, I mumbled. Every day. The same delays, the same problems. And I blamed, the chancellor, Gordon Brown and its cabinet. He wants to save Africa, why not the London Underground first? A smartly dressed gentleman was swearing bad words for the same reason. At the end we all evacuated Baker street station. On my way out I saw that all lines were closed on the LU board. And I jumped on the first bus I saw.

When I got off, I overheard passengers saying that now even the buses have been stopped, not only the London Underground. Something terrible must have happened. I didn’t care. That’s life in the city, I thought. Back in my flat, I saw that the red message button of my phone was blinking. I pressed to hear and surprisingly enough the voice of a friend who works for a major British corporation abroad. I hope you are fine, give me a call when you come back. Of course I was fine, nothing had happened, just bad management of the London transport.

As I was curious, I started my computer and immediately I went online to check the London for Transport website to find out what had happened.

The site was down.

That was the first time I thought myself that maybe the situation was serious. I decided to turn on the TV for live news.


Images of the blown up bus without the top
People walking, running or crying
The grim faces of the reporters
Sad voices of television presenters in charge of covering the event.

That day, the delay was inevitable. For a few unlucky ones, it lasted for ever. They won’t use the public transport again, not because they found other means but because they died that day.

From that day, I stopped complaining. After all, I was one of the lucky ones. I remained alive.

Monday, July 02, 2007

London events

London does not celebrate the 4th of July but there are a number of events to attend this month!

The Women’s International Networking
London “Mobilizing Women” event July 5

Location: IBM UK Limited, 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PZ
Time: 18.30-21.00

Join women living and working in the UK on July 5th to network and to become part of W.I.N.’s “Mobilizing Women” 2007 discussion tour. You are guaranteed a lively, varied and interactive evening.

W.I.N.’s mission is to inspire women worldwide and to develop, empower and connect female leaders. We are coming to London to listen: to listen and to learn more about the needs and aspirations of women living and working in the UK, to understand the local issues related to diversity, leadership, and the future. We will also introduce you to the W.I.N. Global Leadership Forum to be held in Oslo in September. The event is one of the leading and most innovative voices in the world on issues relating to feminine leadership and women working internationally. To find out for about W.I.N. Global Leadership Forum please visit our website

Mosaic Masquerade party
The party will take place on Saturday 21st of July from 8pm til late on the 8th floor at the Penthouse, 1 Leicester Square.
Dress code: smart with mask! Entry fee: 20 pounds and a free welcome drink before 9:30pm
RSVP by 16th july.