The event of the year is finally here!
The Ideal Home Show is now open in London and has been in full swing ever since last Friday. The home show event is one of the best ways to find inspiration and ideas to improve your home. Perhaps the show may even help you create the home of your dreams.
From home decor and interior ideas, to new tech gadgets and artisanal food, there’s a little something for everyone here. Meet the celebrity show ambassadors Katie Piper, George Clarke, Martin Lewis and Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and additional guests including Candice Brown, Fred Sirieix & Olly Smith.
The show continues right up until the 9th April. You can check out the show timetable here.
Furthermore you can also check out the show highlights, which include the Pamper Lounge, the Good Homes Magazine’s Room Sets and the Gadgets Lab. Don’t forget to visit the Ideal Champagne bar, sponsored by yours truly.
Join us as our guest at the Ideal Home Show by registering your interest in attending here.
Never been to the show before and not sure how to get there? Here’s a list of handy travel tips.
Can things that were hot – still be cool after 20 years?
This year was notable for the birth of the first clone, Dolly the Sheep, which was pretty cool. It was also the time that the first girl band with Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Scary and Baby of the Spice Girls’ had their first hit ‘Wannabe’.
Also hitting the news in ’96 was the introduction of the first genetically modified (or GM) food to go on sale in British supermarkets. Modified tomato puree was the cause of all the fuss with some critics dubbing it a “Frankenstein food”.
The world of sport was dominated by England’s hosting of the European football championships (Euro ’96). The England v Scotland group stage match drew much attention with Gazza’s wonder goal eventually stealing the win for the home team.
Entertainment wise, carrot topped Chris Evans re-invented the chat show format with his hit show ‘TFI Friday’. Presenting celebrity gossip, the hippest bands and lad friendly guests, this unscripted, chaotic program briefly made Evans the most sought after man on TV … we’ve yet to see how he does on with his latest incarnation on ‘Top Gear’.
The big screen was blessed with one of the best British films, ‘Trainspotting’. Despite featuring heroin, needles, vomit and disgusting toilet bowls, this was the coolest thing of the year and took Ewan McGregor from nowhere to ‘Star Wars’.
The more family friendly film of 1996 was ‘Toy Story’; it being the first feature length movie ever to be animated entirely by computer. The results were quite stunning and people flocked to see ‘Woody’ (a pull-string cowboy) and ‘Buzz Lightyear’ (a high-tech space ranger) battle it out to become little Andy’s favourite toy.
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Ahh Southampton…that time of year has already come and gone again. The phrase “We came, we saw, we conquered” comes to mind. We had such a fabulous time down in Southampton. The weather for the most part was reasonably decent and there was all kinds of fun attractions to see and cool exhibitions on show. From the hotly anticipated Sunseekers’ stand opening (this time featuring musicians Suzi Perry & Collabro) to the wonderful stands from fellow show sponsors Land Rover, Peters May, Honda Marine, Crown Pavilions, Intercontinental Wines & the British Marine.
There was also the Honda Youth RIB Championships going on by the Marina and we were treated to an amazing air performance by none other than the amazing Red Arrows. We even had a visit from the Minister Of Shipping during the show. Southampton Boat Show 2015 is definitely one for the memory banks. Wonderful time, just wonderful!
Be sure to check out the gallery below of our lovely time at the Southampton Boat Show 2015. You can also see much more images on our Pinterest.
Our time at the Ideal Home Show was amazing! Hosted in the famed 1886 Olympia London exhibition centre in West Kensington London, Ideal Home Show 2015 was a surefire hit. With attendees and guests from up and down the country, the 18 day event including everything from build products, home-ware and decor inspiration, to food, gadgets and clothing (and everything else in-between). We reprised our role as Ideal Gardens sponsors again this year, with other headlining sponsors which included Lexus, Virgin Media, House Beautiful, Thirst Pockets, Thomas Sanderson & Express Bi-Folding Doors. We were honoured (as always!) to be sponsoring the fantastic Ideal Home Show alongside such fantastic brands.
We were treated to seeing our lovely celebrity hosts throughout the whole 18 days, which including Katie Piper, Gregg Wallace & Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. The celebrity ambassador host line-up also included George Clarke, Alan Titchmarsh, Suzi Perry & Martin Lewis.
We enjoyed every minute of it to be quite honest. There was such a rich array of home ideas, amazing products & new tech that impressed and inspired us. We can’t wait until the Ideal Home Show Christmas event later this year. In the mean-time if you missed seeing the Ideal Home Show, fret not. We’ve got the wonderful Grand Designs Live event coming up in the beginning of May! That event will take place on 2nd-10th May. To find out more just click here. Also you can also see the Ideal Home Show’s sister event in Scotland in May also (22nd-25th May). Also we have a gallery of some of the highlights from the Ideal Home Show 2015. To see much more, see our Pinterest mood board here.
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