Death Jam: Review

Death Jam 05Hello Lovelies,

Earlier in the week I attended the Death Jam, organised by Els of Cookie Von Stir. This event is similar to her Deathless Death Cafes, in that there is cake and talk of death but with guest speakers and a slightly (only slightly!) more formal setting. I baked some death themed cakes to add to the collection of goodies being made by various attendees (I’ll be posting the recipe later in the week) and made my way to The Crypt at St Mary’s Parish Church in Islington.Death Jam 01Death Jam 07

The two guest speakers for this first event was Alom Shaha, author of The Young Atheist’s Handbook (a great read, highly recommended), science communicator and film maker and Peter Cave, philosopher, lecturer and fellow of The Royal Society of arts among other things.Death Jam 10

After a quick introduction from Els, Alom kicked off the evening by reading a chapter from his book, a chapter that dealt with death and his rejection of god; the story of the death of his beloved mother at the age of 13. As Alom read and at some times faltered, I was teetering on the edge of tears, despite having read the book before and knowing what was coming. Once he had finished reading, nothing more needed to be said or asked.Death Jam 11

Peter Cave stepped up next and lightened the mood with his power point presentation on philosophy and death. Funny and irreverent, his presentation certainly gave me food for thought and left me wanting to go away and read all of his books.Death Jam 12

After the talks the chairs were cleared away so people could mingle, discuss death and eat copious amounts of home made treats*. There was a wide range of attendees, both young and old, curious and skeptical, religious and atheist; and it was a pleasure to stay and talk with them about their views and feelings on death and why we are here.Death Jam 14

I very much look forward to the next Death Jam which I believe is on the 28th March, though I will post closer to the time when I know for sure. I highly recommend attending, as eating cake and discussing the macabre side of things are a fine and interesting way to spend an evening. Death Jam 03 Death Jam 02The next Deathless Death Cafe (similar thing, minus the guest speakers) is at Pogo Cafe as usual and is being held on Thursday 28th February. That’s all for now, thank you kindly for reading.

MHB

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*Els made a delicious treats too. Here are the recipes for her amazing chocolate fudge cake, chai coconut flapjacks/cherry bakewell flapjacks.

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#ZOMG!BloggersBash

Hello Lovelies, just a quick post about the #zomgbloggersbash on Monday night. The event was put together by Ree Ree Rockette of Rockalily and ZoZo of London Lipgloss to promote the new Rockalily lipstick shade ‘ZOMG!’; a collaboration between Ree Ree and Zoe. I was at the event to style hair and my goodness, did I coiff a ton of tresses! I hardly took any photos because I didn’t stop from start to finish. It was hard work but a lot of fun.

The ladies of Historical Sauces, Glamourologist, Missy Vintage & Retrochick

I wish I’d had a chance to mingle and meet a few more people. I did get to chat to the ladies from Collectif, Illamasqua and L.Figment, who’s purple hair was so much fun to play with!

L.Figment's hair from the sideIt was great to see so many Wonderful Women (#wwmoob) helping out/working the event. Tigz Rice was there with a pop-up studio, Little Miss B with hats for people to try on, Pip Jolley and Ruff Mutts helped with setting up and making sure things ran smoothly. BBLoungerie was there with her glamorous wares as well as some Wonderland Wigs donated by Sam (who has just given birth to twins, so she couldn’t be there. Congratulations Sam!). The lasses from the Historical Sauces were also there with their vintage library and the Rockalily Lipstick testers for people to try on.

Cake decorating by Temptations Creations, card making from Strange Fruit and burlesque from Rubyy Jones (NSFW) and Banbury Cross (NSFW) was also part of making the event so much fun. To top it all off there was a competition and winners were announced at the end. There were so many great prizes that I wish I could have won, but being part of the event I was not allowed to compete.

The night was being documented by the lovely Kristy Noble who was taking lots of photos and Genna McWhinnie who was filming all the goings on. Looking forward to seeing what they captured!

It was a great night and I am so proud of Ree Ree! So much hard work and dedication had gone into making the event a success, it was a pleasure to be involved. With around 150 bloggers in attendance there was no chance I would have got to talk to everyone but those I did meet were lovely and I can’t wait to see all the #ZOMG!BloggersBash posts. Here’s to the next event, hurrah!

 

Stow Vintage Lifestyle Fair: Full List of Services and Prices

Hello Lovelies. Not long now until The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair: Christmas Gift Emporium(This Sunday 20th November, 12pm-5pm). So if you want to find something different or special as a gift for your family and friends (or even yourself) come and peruse the array of vintage treasures available to buy.

I’ll be the offering mini tutorials as mentioned in my previous post but you will also have a chance to sit back and be pampered if you want. You can have your hair coiffed or your face given a vintage touch. I’ll also be selling hair accessories to pretty up those do’s including hair flowers, bandanas, snoods and hair combs.

Hair & Make-Up: Sit back, relax & be pampered.

*Quick Hair £15 (15-20 minutes)

*Quick Make-Up £15 (15-20 minutes)

*Mini Make-Up £5 (5 minutes)

*Quick Hair & Make-Up £25 (30 minutes)

Mini Tutorials: Learn how to re-create vintage looks at home.

*How to apply fake lashes (strip lashes or individual). Lashes included. £10
*How to create perfect brows £7
*How to get the perfect red pout (covering which shades suit you & how best to apply) £7
*Drawing the perfect flicked cat eye liner £7
*How to tie a retro bandana (covers 2 ways of tying ‘do-rags’ & head scarves). Bandana included £8

To book an appointment with me:

*Contact me via Facebook
*Call 079 868 0911
*Email misshoneybare@heydayhoney.com

The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair: Mini Tutorials

I’m going to be at The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair this Sunday (20th November) with my pop-up hair and make-up parlour. I will be offering a new service this time; mini tutorials (as well as quick hair and make-up sessions). Below is a list of the tutorials available and prices.

Mini Tutorials: Learn how to re-create vintage looks at home.

*How to apply fake lashes (strip lashes or individual). Lashes included. £10
*How to create perfect brows £7
*How to get the perfect red pout (covering which shades suit you & how best to apply) £7
*Drawing the perfect flicked cat eye liner £7
*How to tie a retro bandana (covers 2 ways of tying ‘do-rags’ & head scarves). Bandana included £8

To book an appointment with me:

*Contact me via Facebook
*Call 079 868 0911
*Email misshoneybare@heydayhoney.com

Events: The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair

On Sunday 20th of November I will be at The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair with my pop-up parlour. I will be offering hair and make-up sessions as well as a new feature; Miniature one-on-one tutorials. Teaching you how to apply false lashes, getting the perfect cat eye flick, which shade of red lipstick suits you and more! I shall also have with me lots of different hair accessories to buy, (including snoods, bandanas, combs and hair flowers) to finish off your retro do. Email or call me to make a booking. For more info/prices check out The Stow’s Vintage Lifestyle Fair page.

But of course, I won’t be the only one there! The event offers a whole range of vintage treasures from clothes, jewellery, hats, shoes, furniture, kitchen wares, china ware, books, records and tons more! There’s also a space to put your feet up and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake if you find yourself overcome with excitement. So come and get your unique Christmas gifts and have a jolly good old time too. Hope to see you there lovelies!