This weekend I wanted to share a little something that I felt strongly about and I’d really like you all to get involved in. For a while now, I’ve been an avid reader of Emerald Street, the daily emails that pop into my inbox set up by the sister brand Stylist magazine. Now if you read Stylist, you’ll know exactly how good these emails are going to be, or maybe you already know about Emerald Street, but if not, consider it a mini blog post to cheer you up every morning with a variety of tidbits, just like Florence Finds) ranging from fashion to food and everything in between – now where have I heard that before?! As if I needed an excuse to introduce you to Emerald Street, now I have an even better one…
This Christmas, Emerald Street has teamed up with Look Good Feel Better, a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of women with cancer. By teaming up with people in the beauty industry they offer make-overs addressing all the problems a Cancer patient has from dry or lack-lustre skin to hair loss, including filling in brows or trying wigs.
From now until Christmas, we’ll donate £1 for every person who signs up to our emails…We’re hoping to raise £20,000 in the next three weeks, but we can’t do it without you.
As someone with direct personal and professional experience of women who are affected by cancer, I have seen what a devastating effect it can have. Often women even say that the reality of their illness doesn’t hit home and really bring them down until their appearance is affected, reminding them every time they look in the mirror and meaning they can no longer hide it from the world. I can only guess what a blow it must be to a womans self confidence and esteem at an already hugely distressing time in their lives.
So, if you don’t already subscribe to Emerald Street, click here and sign up. I wouldn’t recommend it just for charities sake, but you can do this small thing and feel good that you’ve helped someone who might be having a difficult Christmas, now or in the future. Thank you.
Decorating this weekend?
On a lighter note… as I know some of you will still be putting up your Christmas tree’s and decorations, don’t forget my plea for your Real Christmas decor pictures. It can be your tree, mantlepiece, table top, anything, just send in a couple of pictures and I’ll slot them in with the inspiration posts I’m preparing for the next couple of weeks. (Send them into firstname.lastname@example.org)
Book club reminder!
The week after next is book club week. Don’t forget to finish off Breakfast at Tiffanys before Rachel reviews it and in case you were wondering, I finally commented on One Day… Read my thoughts and add yours here.
The sales are a-coming so this is just a reminder to make sure you have ‘liked’ Florence Finds on Facebook. I am receiving updates and emails everyday from the high street stores on their sales starting, so if you’re looking to save on your Christmas shopping, or grab a bargain for yourself, all the updates will go on there daily.
In the meantime, here’s a list of the ones we already know about:
- Dune Shoes started their sale yesterday with up to 50% and free P&P online.
- Are you pregnant? Looking for something stylish to wear over Christmas? Isabella Oliver has 25% maternity knits until 20th Dec and free UK delivery.
- Dorothy Perkins have 30% off until Sunday
- Designers Guild (wow-factor interior decor and accessories)are doing 20% off special this weekend and Free Delivery over orders of £30
- Links of London are doing free P&P on orders over £100 and 20% off watches if you’re looking for a present for a special someone.
Astley Clarke Gift Wrap from Astley Clarke on Vimeo.
And lastly, I got sent this the other day and just had to share it… talk about anticipation! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m over the tiffany blue box and would like to receive one of these blue and white (Astley Clarke) boxes instead 🙂
Have a great weekend readers, and please drop a comment in the box below if you’ve signed up to Emerald Street to help Look Good Feel Better.