A modern take on the side plait by Ellie from Saks

We first saw the side swept plait in 2010 for Alexander Wang by session stylist and Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau. He wanted something that was sexy, cool and casual. He added extensions for extra thickness and length and did a simple three strand plait pinned loosely on the side and pulled over the shoulder. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Cheryl Cole wore this and today there is a great fresh up-to-date version of this original look.

In 2012 we are wearing this look still loosely pinned and to the side but with a twist. This is now with a super easy fishtail...

“Cheaper than therapy and more fun” - Forever Young

People don’t often talk about the downside of singing. A few years ago Chris Rowbury wrote something about it in his blog - http://blog.chrisrowbury.com/2011/04/why-singing-is-bad-for-you-and-7.html We know about the health and social benefits but, apart from Chris, few mention the problems.

Singing can become addictive — once you start it’s very hard to stop. It’s such an enjoyable activity that you will start noticing it everywhere and begin to take every opportunity you can to sing and even whistle (space limitations prevent a detailed description of the negative aspects of...

City Centre Manager John Harvey declares Friday a fantastic day

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Sat, 10/13/2012 - 9:29am

Exeter city centre manager John Harvey will be submitting a full report on the successful opening of John Lewis yesterday. Although there were a few 'teething problems' mainly to do with water flooding the lower ground floor, and insufficient water pressure in the 4th floor restaurant the day is being described as a resounding success for the whole city centre. Mr Harvey is extremely optimistic for an increasingly busy weekend.

Enjoy a week of 2-4-1 world-inspired breakfasts at Giraffe

Oscar Wilde once said “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast”... well the great wit of our time didn’t hear about the fantastic new breakfast menu at Giraffe!

From Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November Giraffe on Princesshay in Exeter will cast some much-needed light on the most momentous meal of the day by delivering a delectable 2-4-1 breakfast deal. For those five golden mornings, diners can buy one brekkie and get another absolutely free by simply going to www.giraffe.net/classic/promotions and downloading their voucher.

New dishes include...

Level One Training in Childhood Grief opportunity

The first training session for Balloons Level One in ‘Childhood Grief’ was delivered by Deborah Butler and the feedback from delegates was excellent.

Balloons Level One training has been designed to meet the initial demands of adults who want, or need, to understand the impact of grief on children and young people. It is a course that will be valuable for many agencies, establishments and individuals.

If you are interested in booking a place, Balloons is running Level One on the

17th October and 22nd November at Cardinal Newman House, Wonford Road, Exeter, EX2 4PF....


Event Date: 
19/10/2012 - 7:30pm

FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER Exeter Great Hall Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes Plus support Unreserved seating £17.00 (plus booking fee) Doors open 7.30pm

Box Office Number: 01392 667080


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SHOW OF HANDS Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – often described as England's finest and most popular roots duo."Formidable operators in...

Ballet Theatre UK present A Christmas Carol

Event Date: 
04/11/2012 - 7:30pm to 05/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Filled with Joy, laughter and heartbreaking moments Ballet Theatre UK's new production combines traditional ballet with captivating theatre performed to a glorious classical score.

This beautiful production is not only for those already fans of dance, but also for those experiencing dance for the first time.

Tickets £15/£10 under 16s.

Box Office: 01395 514413.


Sidmouth Living with Cancer presents A Grand Variety Show

Event Date: 
02/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

For one night only a Grand Variety Show of songs music and comedy by local artistes in aid of Sidmouth Living with Cancer.

Tickets £10.

Box Office: 01395 514413


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at The Great Hall

Event Date: 
18/10/2012 - 7:00pm
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Vaughan Williams' tribute to Tallis calls for a large string orchestra divided into three parts: the full string choir, a single desk from each section and a solo string quartet. The Tallis melody "Why fum'th in fight the Gentiles spite, in fury raging stout?" is one of nine included in the Psalter of 1567 for the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. The theme is heard in its complete form three times and serves as the source for a wonderful miasma of variants and developments in this rich orchestral composition.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Delius :...

Lunchtime queues for newly opened John Lewis

When John Lewis opened its doors this morning at 9am there was already a queue of around 150 waiting to be the first customers in the doors. Now a few hours have transpired but there seems no sign of a let up, as shoppers line up down Sidwell Street.

City centre workers on their lunch breaks stared in amazement at the queue, but many went to join it after seeing that it was swift-moving.

It seems many shoppers had taken notice of Exeter City Council's advice to travel in by public transport, as traffic was relatively free-flowing in the city centre, and although the car...