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Competitions, Drinks, London

WIN Tickets To The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop

With the festive season in full swing, it’s time to think about what tipple you’ll be serving at your Christmas and New Year celebrations.

So what perfect timing for The New Zealand Cellar to host its hotly-tipped Great New Zealand Pop-Up Shop.

Sample some of New Zealand’s finest wines and meet the producers while shopping for bottles with huge discounts.  There’s even free coffee courtesy of Caravan and a breakfast BBQ from Provenance Butchers in Notting Hill for guests.

The wine sale will be held at Brixton East, so why not make a day of it with a lazy Sunday brunch at one of Brixton’s favourite foodie spots?

Chérie City has partnered with The New Zealand Cellar to offer the chance to WIN a pair of tickets to The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop.

To enter, simply head over to Twitter and retweet the following message:

Win a pair of tickets to The Great @NZCellar Wine Pop-Up Shop for tastings & discounts, 14th Dec. Simply RT & follow http://bit.ly/1GadkG2

The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop takes place at Brixton East from 8.45am to 2pm, 14th December.  Tickets can be bought here.

Terms & conditions:
Competition closes at 6pm on 11/12/14
The winners will be offered a pair of tickets to The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop on 14/12/14
No cash alternative will be offered
Travel and transport are not included

Competitions, Hotels, Hotels - Design, Restaurants

Win a Meal for Two at Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia – London

Hotel Xenia opened in chic South Kensington last year, set across a row of charming Victorian townhouses.  It boasts an enviable Cromwell Road address and is close to the V&A, Natural History Museum, Kensington Gardens and Knightsbridge designer shopping.

The cosy, contemporary boutique hotel houses Evoluzione, a stylish Italian restaurant with a bar counter and outdoor terrace.  It’s overseen by Michelin star chef Andrea Angeletti, who gained the prestigious accolade for his cooking at Le Busche in the Marche region of Italy.

Angeletti’s culinary philosophy focuses on respect for tradition and using seasonal products, while exploring creativity with new tastes and flavours.

The menu is full of tempting dishes such as Roasted octopus with potatoes, aubergine and crispy sesame waffle and Hereford tagliata with sweet and sour onions and rocket pesto, followed by Hot orange sponge with aubergine cream and extra-virgin olive oil.

Chérie City has partnered with the lovely folk at Zomato to offer the chance to WIN a voucher worth £100 for a meal for two at Evoluzione at Hotel Xenia.

To enter, simply head over to Twitter and retweet the following message:

Win a meal for two worth £100 to @EvoluzioneLDN compliments of @Zomato & @cheriecity. Simply RT & follow http://bit.ly/1pIbhhN #zomp

Zomato is one of the fastest-growing websites and social networks purely for foodies.  It’s a fun, user-friendly place to share reviews and photos of your dining experiences across the world.  I use it to share my favourite restaurants, find the latest openings and keep track of the restaurants on my wish list – it can become a little addictive!

So what are you waiting for?  Enter the twitter competition and be sure to share your dining experience on Zomato.

Terms & conditions:
Competition closes end of 10/10/14
The winner will be offered a voucher worth £100 to dine at Evoluzione at Hotel Xenia, London.
The voucher can only be used once and if the full value is not used, no change will be given.
No cash alternative will be offered
Travel and transport are not included
Voucher expires 15/11/14

All photos by Hotel Xenia

Beauty, Competitions

Win a Set of Surya Brasil Sapien Women Products

Surya Brasil is a fantastic skincare and body brand that has been using the finest natural ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest for almost 20 years.

The eco-friendly brand is based on Ayurvedic principles and is committed not only to beauty and health but also environmental conversation, animal protection and social responsibility.

I first discovered Surya Brasil a few years ago when I picked up the Amazônia Preciosa Brazil Nut Hair Mask on a shopping trip and loved how nourishing and natural it was.  I’ve tried a few other Surya Brasil products since and am excited to discover the new Sapien Women collection.

Sapien Women is Surya Brasil’s newest natural, organic and 100% vegan skincare collection for the face and body.  Created with a natural coconut, mango, raspberry and vanilla scent and exotic ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest from sustainable organic farming, the collection is ideal for all skin types and is free from sulphates and silicone.

The full Surya Brasil Sapien Women collection is available to buy online in the UK at www.yourtonic.com

Surya Brasil is offering one lucky reader the chance to try a luxury set of its natural skincare and body products.  The prize includes:

Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shower Gel – 300ml, £19.50
Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shave Gel – 200ml, £14.99
Surya Brasil Sapien Women Facial Scrub – 100ml, £14

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your top natural beauty tip…

Terms & Conditions:

- Competition closes: 6pm, 13 May 2014.
– Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook.
– Open to UK residents only
– The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
– No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

Competitions

Flowers and Friendship

In the springtime, I love to take long walks in the park and pick up some blooms from Columbia Road Flower Market to brighten up my home.

Flowers are such an instant mood lifter and it’s such a lovely feeling to give or receive a beautiful bouquet.  Peonies are my favourite flowers, but I also adore hydrangeas, vintage roses and sunflowers.

The Flower Council of Holland invited me to take part in their challenge on Facebook to guess a friend’s favourite flower and have the chance to win a bouquet of flowers.

It’s often said that the friendships that you make at university are the ones that really last.  I was lucky to have an amazing group of girls around me to experience the best and worst of uni life and among them was my best friend Coralie, who now lives in Paris.

We first met over lunch with friends from my French class at Glasgow University where Coralie was on her Erasmus placement and I was in my second year.  Since then we’ve had all sorts of adventures including a fun trip to Barcelona and countless festivals, DJing together at our club night in Glasgow and spending hours just chatting away, whether in a restaurant or simply perched on a park bench.

A trip to Paris never feels complete unless we’ve had a catch up.  Luckily for us last month it was over breakfast in the glamorous setting of Le Bristol, one of our favourite Paris hotels.

Here are a few questions I’ve answered about Coralie’s favourite things…

What is my friend’s favourite cafe?

Le Loire dans la Théière in Paris

What’s my friends’ favourite place to shop?

Small and trendy shops in Le Marais

What’s my friend’s favourite city?

New York

What’s my friend’s favourite movie?

Singin’ in the Rain

What’s my friend’s favourite flower?

Viola

What’s my friend’s favourite fragrance?

Frangipani flower

How well do you know your best friend?  Could you guess their favourite flower?  Enter the Flower Council of Holland Facebook challenge and if you guess correctly, you could win a stunning bouquet of flowers.

I nominate Hungry Becs and Cellophaneland* to do the challenge and see if they can guess their best friend’s favourite blooms.

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All photos by Chérie City

Beauty, Competitions

WIN Seascape Island Apothecary Bath & Body Products

Seascape Island Apothecary has quickly become part of my body care routine and I adore its luxurious, natural products.

Inspired by the idyllic beaches of Jersey, Seascape uses local produce and extracts from herbs distilled on the island in its soothing premium bath and body products.  Whether it’s an invigorating Uplift Body Wash to wake up in the morning or a relaxing Unwind Body Lotion with lavender and Ylang Ylang to promote good sleep, Seascape has a range for every mood.

Seascape is offering one lucky reader the chance to try a luxury set of its natural bath and body products, worth £54.  The prize includes:

- Uplift Body Wash
- Unwind Body Lotion
- Soothe Body Butter

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite island destination…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at 6pm on 7 April 2013.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 7 April 2013 at 6pm.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- Seascape reserves the right to offer alternative products if unavailable.
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

Competitions, Hotels, Hotels - Luxury

WIN A Stress-Free Trip To Stobo Castle, Scotland

I’m a firm believer that a relaxing holiday is great for the body and soul, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on the world on your return.  AXA PPP healthcare confirms this with research into reducing every day and work related stress.

According to a recent survey, one in every four adults experiences stress on a daily basis.  Major life changes such as bereavement, moving house, divorce and even happy occasions including marriage or a new baby can trigger stress.  Sometimes the cause of stress is difficult to pinpoint and can lead to feeling overwhelmed and anxious.

Symptoms of stress can show themselves in a number of ways, from poor sleep and loss of energy to mood swings and a feeling of loss of control.  Avoiding and managing stress as it occurs can benefit your long-term health and help re-balance your life.  One helpful stress-reliever is to remove yourself from the daily grind and indulge in a little ‘me-time’ with a holiday or short weekend break.

AXA PPP is offering one lucky winner a luxurious stay for two for 2 nights at the five-star Stobo Castle in Scotland – organised by Visit Scotland.

Included in the stay is a complimentary back massage and access to the spa facilities, access to guided country walks, evening activities and optional fitness classes.  Meals are also offered, from dinner on the day of arrival to lunch before departure, plus £200 spending money and £200 towards the cost of travel.

To enter the competition to win this relaxing stay, visit Facebook.

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Competitions, Websites

First Choice Advent Calendar

There’s nothing like opening the doors of a chocolate advent calendar to get excited about Christmas, but First Choice, the experts in all inclusive holidays have gone one step further with their countdown to Christmas.  Each day, a new prize is up for grabs, including iPads, Kindles, cameras and holiday discounts.

Visit the website each day to see which treat is behind the door.  Christmas might just come early and these gifts are sure to keep you occupied on your travels.

Don’t forget to visit on the 24th December when one lucky person will receive all of the prizes from each window (excluding holiday discounts).  Feeling lucky?  Give it a try…

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Accessories, Art, Christmas, Competitions, London, Shopping

Charlotte Cory’s Cabinet Of Christmas Curiosities

For unique, quirky festive gifts that you can’t find on the high street, Charlotte Cory’s Cabinet of Christmas Curiosities should be top of your list.  London-based artist Charlotte Cory’s work is all about English eccentricity, combining Victorian imagery with taxidermy to create exquisite artwork, homeware and accessories.

Charlotte Cory has pieces hanging in the House of Windsor and on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man and Liam Howlett of The Prodigy is a fan.  Her work usually features at The Green Parrot Gallery in the ‘artisan quarter’ of Greenwich, but for one week only, you can see her pieces, more conveniently, in the heart of Fitzrovia, central London.

The cabinet is full of inspiring, hand-made gifts such as Charlotte Cory playing cards, illustrated china mugs, leather notebooks, silk handkerchiefs, brooches, lockets and even ‘ruffled’ (stuffed) animals.  Alongside Charlotte Cory at the Cabinet of Curiosities are like-minded artists including Josephine Hague, Emily Hoffnung, Keren Luchtenstein, Paddy Robinson, Willy Smaxs and Lucy Temple.

One of my favourite Charlotte Cory gifts is the trio of stunning Christmas mugs, designed to reflect the ritualistic devouring of the traditional Christmas Pudding – before, during and after.  Whether the mugs are filled with coffee, mulled wine or a nip of whisky is up to you!

The Cabinet of Curiosities will run from 17-23 December at The Framer’s Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JT

For more information, visit: www.theframersgallery.co.uk and www.charlottecory.com

WIN

Chérie City is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a trio of Charlotte Cory Christmas Pudding mugs worth £99.

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite Christmas dessert…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at 2pm on 12th December 2012.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 12th December 2012 at 2pm.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- The prize offered may differ from the designs specified, subject to availability. 
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

books, Cherie Soleil, Competitions

Win A LUXE City Guides White Linen Box Set

LUXE City Guides are the ‘pocket rocket’ destination guides that give the inside scoop on the most stylish design hotels, the best restaurants in town, cool bars and those hard to find fashion and design concept stores.

The super light guides are packed with tips from local writers who know their cities inside out.  They are edited to only include the things you need to know during your visit, the rest you can research yourself.

LUXE City Guide box sets make a perfect gift for intrepid explorers and the box of the moment is the sleek, summery white linen box set.  This box has room for five city guides and you can pick and choose whichever destinations you wish.

Chérie City is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a LUXE City Guides white linen box set, worth £34, containing the following city guides:

- Miami
- Singapore
- Stockholm
- Madrid
- Venice

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite city break destination…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close on 13 August at 6pm.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 13th August 2012 at 6pm.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- The city guides offered may differ from those specified, subject to availability.
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

Beach, Cherie Soleil, Competitions, Fashion

WIN A £50 Gift Card For Simply Beach

Simply Beach is the place to find everything you need to look stylish on holiday.  Whether it’s an elegant kaftan for sundowners, a statement cut-away swimsuit or a sporty bikini and board shorts, Simply Beach has it covered.

The stylish swimwear brands stocked at Simply Beach include Melissa Odabash, Seafolly, Roxy, Moontide and Sunseeker.

Cherie City is offering one lucky reader the chance to update their beach wardrobe with a £50 gift certificate to spend at Simply Beach.

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite beach destination…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close on 9 August at 6pm.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 9 August 2012 at 6pm.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- The £50 gift certificate can only be used at www.simplybeach.com
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

Bars, Competitions, London

WIN A Pair Of Tickets To The Fringe Pop Up Member’s Club, East London

The spotlight may be on the Olympic Games this summer, but just a few steps away is a sanctuary away from the madness.  Providing a stylish alternative to the Games, Simon Thompson has created The Fringe, a private pop-up member’s club and live music space located in a fabulous 4-storey Victorian warehouse.

The Fringe is an all-day and late-night venue where members can relax and socialise or enjoy a one-off night out.  The Fringe includes five bars, a wifi coffee lounge, gourmet snacks at the ‘Great British Food Market’ and cocktails expertly mixed by London’s leading mixologists.

Renowned artists will perform exclusive concerts on the live stage, the Olympic action will relay on big screens and the club will present DJ sets every night.

The Fringe occupies an ideal spot on the riverside and overlooks the main stadium, just 100 metres away.  It will be open the week before the Opening Ceremony and operate throughout the Olympic Games.

Tickets will be available from 8 June, with membership rates starting from £100 per day. For more information, visit: www.thefringe2012.com

Chérie City is offering a pair of day membership tickets to The Fringe, worth £200.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite Olympic sport…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at midnight on 8 July 2012.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 8 July 2012 at midnight.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- Travel to and from The Fringe and London is included in the prize.
- Specific day membership is subject to availability.
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.

Beauty, Competitions

WIN Over £200 Worth Of Philosophy Beauty Products

Win a luxury set of philosophy skin and body care products worth over £200.

Founded in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, philosophy uses medically-approved ingredients to achieve results, from anti-ageing to brighter, revitalised skin.  The bodycare collection is uplifting and comforting with delicious scents inspired by childhood cakes, cookies and sweets.

One lucky winner will receive a selection of philosophy skin and body hero products worth over £200.

The prize consists of:

- amazing grace spray fragrance
- purity made simple one step facial cleanser
- the microdelivery peel in-home vitamin c/peptide peel
- eye hope eye cream
- the present skin perfector, make-up primer & oil-free mattifier
- turbo booster c vitamin c powder
- hope in a jar moisturiser
- vanilla birthday cake shower gel

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

HOW TO ENTER:

Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your personal beauty philosophy…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at midnight on 22 June 2012.

Terms & Conditions:

- Closing date: 22 June 2012 at midnight.
- Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
- Entry is limited to one per household.
- Product substitutions to an equal value may be made, subject to availability.
- Cherie City and philosophy will not be accountable for any skin reactions or allergies as a result of using the products.
- The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
- No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.