Halloween at Fortnum & Mason


Maybe it is a little early to be getting excited for Halloween, but I love some of Fortnum & Mason's festive treats this year! Check out some of my favourites below, and visit their website for a full range of goodies.

LAST DAY: Win a pair of Miguel Ases earrings!


Miguel Ases

Our exclusive giveaway courtesy of Fragments ends today! Don't miss out on the chance to win these fabulous chandelier earrings by Miguel Ases! Click here for full details on how to enter. 

GIVEAWAY: Miguel Ases earrings from Fragments!


Want to share the same accessories as First Lady Michelle Obama? Then make sure you enter our exclusive giveaway!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Fragments.com to offer one lucky reader the chance to win these fabulous pair of earrings by Miguel Ases!

Valued at $425, these 'Blue Magic' chandelier earrings are made from delicate pieces of amazonite, miyuki and Swarovski crystal with 14K gold fill posts. Dramatic and eye-catching, Miguel Ases's chandelier earrings are widely coveted for their intricate design, lightweight feel and unique use of colour. 

First Lady Michelle Obama has been spotted on more than one occasion wearing pieces by Miguel Ases, including at the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2011 and to the NATO spouses function in Chicago in May 2012.

Michelle Obama wears Miguel Ases earrings to the NATO Spouse meeting in May 2012.

Fragments.com has recently relaunched its website, and features pieces by designers such as Anton Heunis, Coralia Leets and Dana Kellin.

For a chance of winning these beautiful earrings answer the following question...

"If you were invited to a State Dinner at the White House, and Fragments.com was providing the jewels for your look, which pieces would you select from the site and why?"

Leave your answer in the comments section of this post and be sure to include links from the Fragments.com website so I can see which pieces you would select! 

For additional chances at winning the earrings, do the following...
(Each 'follow' stands for an additional entry in conjunction with the main entry as described above.)

The closing date for this contest is 24th September 2012. The giveaway is open to all readers. 

Good luck and stay tuned for the announcement of the winner! 

Visit the White House on any device!


The White House

The White House recently announced a revamp of its online presence, with improved interactive platforms available on a manner of all devices.

Over the past two years, the number of mobile visits to WhiteHouse.gov has tripled, reaching 15.17% of local traffic. The new site is available to 99% of mobile visitors.

Some of the app's features include:

  • Live video streams of White House events
  • Access to video and photo archives
  • High resolution photos
  • Latest news from the White House blog and Press Room
  • Tools to search the website and share on Facebook and Twitter
  • Notifications of breaking news
For more information on the new app click here.

Brilliant Boots from Tory Burch


Daniela $525

Amanda $495

Alaina $485

Fox Rainboot $235

Julian $495

Suede Irene $495

To shop these boots and others for Fall click here.

Chasing the Hill- An Exclusive Interview with Sharon Lawrence


Chasing the Hill

People both inside and outside DC are talking about Chasing the Hill, the new drama series which follows the reelection campaign of a Democratic representative from California struggling to fight off a primary challenger. Robin Weigert plays Rep. Kristina Ryan, the show's lead role.

Episode 2 goes live today, and we caught up with Sharon Lawrence to chat about her role as the Mayor of Los Angeles in the show.

"I met the creator Brent Roske (of Chasing the Hill) at a short film festival. The environment of festivals like these encourages and promotes independent projects, guerrilla style production and a quick turn around time. We were all celebrating that style of operation when he told be about this new project, and that Richard Schiff, who I know and adore and Robin Weigert whom I also admire were involved.

A few days later I received a formal offer to participate in his next episode of Chasing the Hill to play the Mayor of LA, which was syncronsicity for me as I am supporting Wendy Gruel, whom I believe is the right choice this election and if elected, would be the first female mayor of this city.

His offer included the link to the first episode. I loved what I saw, thought it was well worth $1.99 to download. The schedule of the shoot worked for me, and I was delighted with their no nonsense run and gun operation! I am looking forward to how the creators incorporate their visit to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte with several real politicos. Stay tuned to this timely stuff!"

To download Episode 2 of Chasing the Hill which features Sharon click here. 

You can also follow Sharon on Twitter: @SharonLawrence

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