Tara loves… zero waste shopping

There are a few stand-out moments from my time at Stella McCartney; Lily Allen wearing a dress (my favourite from that season’s collection) that I chose and sent to her stylist for a TV appearance, and being at the PETA event when Pamela Anderson famously stood in the store window naked are definitely up there. One of my other highlights was working on the launch of Stella Care; an organic skincare range that I think was before its time.  When it launched, little did I (or the average consumer) know about harmful parabens, petrochemicals, or just how much lipstick we

Hattie Loves… Queer Eye

Keeping up with my moniker of Queen of Reality TV(-watching), when asked for my topic of choice for EV. Loves, there really was only one front-runner… If you’ve heard the phrases ‘Serving you lewks’, ‘Get it, henny’ or (and I stress that the number of ‘A’s in the following is very, very important) ‘Yaaaaaaas queen’ reverberating around Colmore Row as of late, it’s probably because I binge-watched all the episodes of Netflix’s Queer Eye in a month and I cannot stop talking about it. Long story short, I’m *obsessed*. For anyone unfamiliar with the series, let me introduce you to

Tara Loves… Steve Bartlett

Sometimes business is tough… really tough… and running a business on your own can feel like the loneliest place on earth. Don’t get me wrong, I have the most incredible support network; not just my amazing team here but family, fiancé and supportive friends. But when the buck stops with you and you alone, it’s hard for other people to truly understand how difficult it is.  Most people say that year three is a milestone, which gives you a false sense of security that surviving those initial 1,095 days means you’re destined for an easy life. Anyone else who owns

EV. Loves… Edinburgh Gin’s Summer Serves!

  Gin might not be everyone’s go-to when it comes to an easy, refreshing summer drink… but put down the Pimms, sack off the Sangria, and let us introduce you to Edinburgh Gin’s selection of summer serves. It has already been a busy summer for the brand, after launch ‘1670’, a limited-edition collaboration with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Working the festival scene, Edinburgh Gin headlined Birmingham Cocktail Weekend last week, and will also be a participating brand at Gin In The City (27-29 July). We spoke to Claire Sumner-Hughes at Ian Macleod Distillers, which owns Edinburgh Gin, who has picked

EV LOVES… Secret Santa

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… here at EAST VILLAGE. HQ we’ve been celebrating with everything from decorating the office, to listening to music through our bluetooth speaker christmas tree (extra, we know…) to shopping for secret santa presents! As we all know each other (almost too) well, luckily everyone was over the moon with their gifts! Keep reading to see what everyone received…       How did your secret Santa go? Let us know @eastvillagepr!        

ELLA REVIEWS… Jane the Virgin

  If you love whirlwind romances, unprecedented drama, kick-ass leading ladies, emotional rollercoasters, and nail-biting cliff-hangers as much as #TeamEV does, then do we have a recommendation for you… Jane Gloriana Villanueva was first introduced to us back in 2014, the role that launched actress Gina Rodriguez into the role of America’s sweetheart. With an omnipresent ‘Latin Lover’ narrator setting the scene, we were introduced to Jane’s sometimes too close-knit family: her abuela, Alba, and her mother, Xiomara. The drama kicks off from the very first episode, as Jane, who has promised her abuela to save her virginity until marriage,

EMMA REVIEWS… Umberto Giannini’s ‘Beautiful Breakfast.’

On Friday 15th December, #TeamEV were invited to spend the morning at Umberto Giannini’s hair salon situated on Newhall Street in the city centre for their Beautiful Breakfast. It was a fabulous morning, with bucks fizz and orange juice offered on arrival, and a lovely welcome from the Umberto Giannini hair team! Upon arrival, we received a complimentary drink and a walk through of the hair salon, to where we were then taken to the back of the salon and offered some amazing food provided by Purnell’s bistro. Below is an image showing some of the delicious canapes we tried,