GIVEAWAY: Tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!

Listen up dolls! I’m sure everyone has heard about the infamous Sex and the City tours in New York City. Well… I actually have 2 tickets to giveaway from On Location Tours for the daily Sex & the City Tour in NYC! ($84 value). The gift certificate never expires, so one lucky winner will be able to use them whenever they find themselves in NYC.

On this guided tour, you will follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. You will be visiting hotspots from the SATC series and movie, shops and boutiques. You’ll drink where they drank, shop where they shopped and gossip where they gossiped. It’s an extensive tour with insider knowledge.

Hotspots you’ll get to see:
– Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
– Have a Cosmo at “Scout,” – The bar owned by Aidan and Steve
– Aidan’s furniture store – Remember that beautiful armchair Carrie bought, that I would DIE for!?
– Magnolia Bakery – Where Carrie and Miranda enjoyed a cupcake each.
– The Plaza Hotel
– Charlotte’s gym
– The church where Samantha met Friar F**k!
– Visit the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked
– Shop at the hottest boutiques and stores in Greenwich Village
– Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner and where they shared their ‘last single girl kiss.’
– See new locations from Sex and the City: the Movie

And much more! The sightseeing tour includes more than 40 locations from the show!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.

This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

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Magazine Junkie

Ok, so I’m a bit of a gossip junkie. I used to be addicted to all the weekly and monthly mags – OK! Magazine, Famous, Grazia, Woman’s Day, New Idea, Madison, Cleo, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, InStyle, Marie Claire, Shop Till You Drop and Cosmopolitan (after L’Oréal Paris Melbourne Fashion Week I haven’t purchased this mag again – read my earlier post to find out why! https://kirstensstylereport.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/l%e2%80%99oreal-melbourne-fashion-week-boring)

I love escaping into the world of celebrity and catching up with what they are up to, where they have been, who they are seeing and what they are wearing. I have also built up quite a collection of FREE gifts. My highlights recently have been Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara, ModelCo Lipgloss with light and a Kookaï headband. FREE! Woooo! 🙂

I can’t believe I used to spend so much money on magazines every week! I have now just managed to narrow it down to my monthly Vogue subscription that comes right to my door and Ok! Magazine which I sneak in with the grocery shopping every week.

www.okmagazine.com.au
www.vogue.com.au

Love Kirst xx

L’Oréal Paris Melbourne Fashion Week…. BORING!

 
One thing I am surprisingly not looking forward to this year is L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week. 

A friend and I attended our first fashion show a few years ago and were not impressed at all. We decided to go check it out only a few weeks before, so our tickets were booked quite late. We weren’t surprised to find our seats were in the back stalls hidden behind the glamazons and wannabe fashionistas where we could hardly see the runway. We had taken half a day off work and travelled an hour and a half to get there in time to see a less than exciting show that lasted no more than 20 minutes with clothes we had already seen in store and online. We paid $45 for a ticket plus parking and tolls. I could have bought a new lipstick with this which I think would have been much more worthwhile.

We had to walk a small marathon from our parking spot in very high and uncomfortable heels (though absolutely gorgeous and totally worth it – they were the highlight of the night!) to get to the venue.

After the show you could visit the L’Oréal Paris Powder Room where you could have your nails polished and your lips done, and on departure receive a free gift. The line was gigantic and my poor little feet could not take it any longer so we returned back to the car.

I was so disappointed I decided to compose an email to L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week. I have never complained before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the least they could do would be to post me the ‘free gift’. Their response was unfortunately not what I was hoping for. They advised they were sorry I was disappointed and would take my email into consideration. The L’Oréal Paris Powder Room is a free consultation with one of L’Oreal’s team and as this is a free service it is very popular so they recommended that I pop in during one of the fashion shows as there are usually no lines then.So basically, bad luck – come back later. I was unhappy with this response so I decided to email Cosmopolitan who sponsored the event. I am still waiting to hear back from them and have not purchased another copy of Cosmopolitan since.

So really, the only thing that I got from that night was a plastic fan, a back issue of Cosmo I already had and blisters from my shoes.

It is unfortunate as this was my first and will probably be the last fashion show I attend.

Love Kirst xx

Cocktails anyone?

To be honest, I’m not the biggest drinker in the world. Although I do love a cocktail!

I went to a friends cocktail party on the weekend for her birthday. Don’t you love a party where all you have to do is just turn up and you get fed and liquored up to your heart’s content?!

I don’t go out and drink very often, but when I do my friends never leave my drink less than half full. (I’m definitely a half full kind of gal!) Ever since I was of legal drinking age I was usually the designated driver (DD). This was usually because I was a student and only worked part-time and I couldn’t really afford to drink and pay for a taxi home. It had to be one or the other. My dad paid for my petrol so I could at least afford to drive and still go out with my friends. I was also a DD because I would only have 3 or 4 beverages before I felt sick so I would get stuck into the waters and coke instead. My friends well and truly had me covered and it is fair to say that each one of my friends could drink me under the table. I was so poor I had not even discovered cocktails yet. So I was happy to drive everyone if it meant that we would all have a good time. I didn’t need to drink in order to have a good time. I carved up the dance floor (or so I thought!) without it.

So this weekend I decided to make up for all those times I was a DD and my goodness I most certainly did! I had quite a selection of cocktails to choose from. Some were not as memorable as the night wore on but here are some: the coveted Cosmopolitan (which almost burnt our throats off as there was double the amount of alcohol and half the amount of cranberry juice (oopsie!)), Vodka sunrise, Fruit Tingle, Midori illusion, the Kilbesi (a concoction made by a few guys who named their cocktail with a mixture of their last names). Then lets not forget any good hostess throwing a cocktail party would provide shots! There were Cowboys, QF’s and Jager bombs OH MY! And this was just to name a few!

I have a feeling that at this stage a certain someone suddenly took off around the corner and came back red and teary eyed a few minutes later. I wonder what they were up to? Aren’t we a classy bunch!

Now I have to admit that I thought I did pretty well keeping up with everyone due to my lack of practice. I really did try my best to push through the growing sickness and sore stomach from all the sugary, alcoholic liquid but I just couldn’t! I personally do not think it’s a good look being sick, so I had to stop immediately. I think that all my efforts will now put me back on the DD list again but at least I know that I won’t wake up with a hangover in the morning!

Midori Splice Recipe
Ingredients:
30ml (1 shot) Midori
30ml (1 shot) Malibu
120ml (4 shots) Pineapple Juice
15ml (half shot) Cream
Ice

Method: Build Midori, Malibu and pineapple juice. Serve with ice or Blend all together. Float cream on top.

www.cocktail-maker.com
www.absolutecocktails.com

Cheers!

Love Kirst xx