I went to The Point today for my cut and colour after having a very thorough consultation with Mia ( I had 4 skin tests and hair strand tests, which is pretty much unheard of in my experience of other salons. This is a very good sign!) I had a colour change from brown/blonde ombré to much blonder. I am so pleased with the result! My hair usually goes very orangey when bleached, but it's come out lovely and shiny. The Cut is great too, just what i wanted and I will definitely go back again!
Visited today to ask for help repairing a watch strap. The proprietor was disinterested at best, he told me that he could do the work but that I should come back in three weeks. He took no details and there is clearly no waiting list, so I can only assume that as the *customer* I'm supposed to just keep coming back until they fancy taking my business.Not only an incompetent way to run a business, but a great way to ensure I advise all others to avoid at all costs.Clever with leather? Foolish with people.
I had a gel manicure and pedicure at the Lanes for my birthday. It was by far the best I have ever had, the staff were so friendly. Def going back and would recommend to anyone that wants nails done to visit The Lanes
I was so impressed with The Lanes I went back for a facial and it was AMAZING. The best I have had in years. Def recommend this spa they seem to be great at all treatments think I have found my new spa
I wanted storage to de-clutter our house and keep stuff for car boot sales, so looked on line to find a reasonably priced company and found alligator on the freshfields industrial estate. Everyone I've spoken to has been friendly and approachable. I went and had a look at the size of the units, the whole place looks clean and tidy, unit sizes very good and access, whilst not 24 hours is every day and at the weekend. Its near my home so easy to get to, parking for loading and off loading is good with trolleys and a lift to move stuff. Also cheaper than some of its competitors!
I've been going to Jen and her team for a number of years now for all sorts of treatments on offer. I first met jen when she was running another salon so when she left to set up Turn Beautiful, i went too. The reason I go back time and time again is because I know that I'm always going to get a high quality and consistent service. I've had too many bad experiences with beauticians - both in Brighton and London - who have either burned me, provided a half-hearted treatment or damaged my skin in some way so when I've found a good one and I'm loathed to go anywhere else.The range of treatments on offer is fantastic and all at really good price points too. They also do brilliant offers now and again which I try and always take up. I always recommend Turn Beautiful to my friends and family because I know that they won't be disappointed.
I love this place. It is friendly, unpretentious with no inane unitiated conversations ( unless you want one! ) The owner Toby with his sidekick Jo work their magic in equal measures. I wouldn't go anywhere else as personally I don't need the glitz of swanky impersonal salons. I have paid loads more in the past and got an average haircut. If you want a chilled experience with great music and a fantastic haircut I would recommend this place any day.
Never can such an unprepossessing exterior have hidden such a gem. From the outside, St Mary's looks like you average, run-of-the-mill neo-gothic Victorian church. It doesn't even look that large, and has the added humiliation of a public lavatory attached on one side.
But once inside, you turn and find yourself in a cathedral-like space: a huge nave, an even larger crossing and a spectacular chancel and sanctuary. This is architecture as drama, writ large.
St Mary's has had an interesting history: opened in 1827 to cater for the burgeoning suburbs of east Brighton, the original church was a rather handsome neo-classical building, modelled on the temple of Nemesis in Athens. Alas, like many Regency buildings, it was badly built, and partially collapsed during building work in 1876.
The architect commissioned to design its replacement was William Emerson, known mostly for his work in India. St Mary's is his only church in the UK, and he chose the decorated gothic style for his new creation, albeit one with other elements: the aisle arches are round-headed and groups of Early-English lancets proliferate - all in red brick, with Bath stone detailing.
The arcades rise to Corinthian capitals, both in the nave and in the apse of the sanctuary. Cleverly, Emerson made full use of the changes in levels, first down from the entrance and baptistery into the nave, and then back up again into the sanctuary, to emphasise the height. (The nave is 40ft across and 60ft high.) The only element not completed was the tower, which was abandoned for lack of funds, although early drawings show what was intended.
The church has a wide array of Victorian stained glass, including an example by Kempe, although other workshops predominate. (The web-site has excellent pictures of all the glass). The furnishings are also of high quality, including a carved pulpit of Caen stone, and a marble font, which stands on a plinth of granite from the Schreckhorn mountain in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. This commemorates the second Vicar, Julius Elliott: an accomplished rock climber, he was the second to ascend the North Face of the Matterhorn, but died in 1869 after an apparently successful ascent of the Schreckhorn, at the age of 28.
The other notable feature is its organ, which is known for its tonal quality, enhanced by the excellent acoustics of the church.
The only downside to all this grandeur is that to-day's rather smaller congregation struggles to resource the scale of maintenance required of such a huge building. It needs generous visitors.
Dear all, refrain from purchasing from Profile Fashion. I
made a purchased from Profile Fashion via its website despite many negative
reviews of the site on their service and products after giving them the benefit
of doubt based on their purported relatively long history and likes on its
Facebook page. Communication was prompt until payment was made. Item arrived 4
days after payment and turned out to be a display piece which had significant
blemishes and scuff marks(See picture http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2580/trainersc.jpg ).
I contacted Profile Fashion immediately and had to send 3 emails before getting
a reply after 5 days. Initially Tom, a representative of the boutique, brushed
off the fact that the item was considered faulty and labelled it as a display
piece when clearly the item on its website at the time of purchase was
ascertained to be free from signs of shop use. After a few exchanges of email,
he acceded to the request for a complete refund which includes the costs of the
item and shipping costs both ways. Item was scheduled for delivery the next day
and arrived 6 days later. I was not notified by anyone until 6 days after the
returns was received by Profile Fashion when I sent an email asking about the
status. In the email response, Tom dishonoured his agreement by refusing to
refund the return shipping fees and after trying to hold him to his agreement,
he did not respond. Legal action was threatened yet he remains unresponsive. I
lost 100 USD in this transaction and a substantial amount of time contacting
consumer associations both in Singapore and UK of which many pointed to legal
recourse which is costly and time consuming. I am writing this review hoping
that no one will make the same blunder as I did of purchasing from Profile
Fashion. A fraudulent, dishonest, cunning and unethical merchant.
We stayed at Lansdowne Place 1. Brighton is a very nice city, and the property itself was a good location and layout. However, there were several issues that would mean that we will choose other companies in the future:On arrival, the cleaners were 'Lippy' to us.The cleaning itself was very very basic.The sofa cushions had lots of - what could only be described as - bodily fluid stains. The bedding was the wrong size for the bed and duvet.The garden was very unkept and overgrown, so we didnt use it.Afterwards it took us 3 months to get our deposit back, despite several calls and emails.