How about we revisit the snapchat and Instagram stories fun I took you all on live whilst I attended the London Lifestyle Awards? #LLAwards2016
Kick starting the night off with a drinks reception and photographs, on the 3rd October guests arrived glamorous, dapper and of course sassy at London's luxurious Lancaster Hotel. Amongst myself and the guests including the beautiful Sinitta, Lady Victoria Hervey, Jodie Marsh, Michelle Heaton, Arlene Phillips, Vanesa Feltz, Denise Welch and several other well known faces.. We were treated to fine dining, live ballet performances and music acts. Not forgetting the fabulous hosting from Chris Hopkins who was in high sprits for the duration of the event, ensuring we were all kept entertained with his engaging wit.
The night was topped off by a live performance by Ben Ofoedu (leading singer of Phatts & Small) singing their international hit single "Turn Around." Although I was wearing 5 inch heels (and slightly regretting it after a couple of hours), that definitely didn't stop me and the rest of the guests dancing the night away.
Coffee Shop of the Year - My Place Soho (sponsored by The Handbook)
Cultural Attraction of the Year - Natural History Museum (sponsored by Gulf Air)
Live Venue of the Year - Pizza Express Live
Late Night Venue of the Year - Tape London (sponsored by Interr)
Live Event of the Year - Udderbelly Festival
Beauty Facility of the Year - Como Shambhala Urban (sponsored by Skin Matrix)
Fitness Facility of the Year - The Clock
Members Club of the Year - Home House
Fashion Retailer of the Year - Melissa Odabash (sponsored by Zebrano Bars)
Private Dining Room of the Year in partnership with the Nth Degree Club William Kent Room – The Ritz (sponsored by Business Channel TV)
Most Influential Company in Hospitality in partnership with Nth Degree Club - D&D Group (sponsored by Rolls Royce )
Chef of the Year in partnership with with Nth Degree Club - Clare Smyth (sponsored by Boadicea the Victorious)
Hair Salon of the Year - Stuart Phillips
Pub of the Year - The City Barge (sponsored by Seymour Valentine)
Hotel of the Year - Edition Hotel London (sponsored by Letyano)
Theatre Show of the Year - Kinky Boots (sponsored by SEE Tickets)
London Personality of the Year - Vanessa Feltz
Hospitality Company of the year – Inception Group
The London Ambassador Award – Simon Cowell
Bar of the Year - Radio Roof Top Bar (sponsored by Plymouth Gin)
Restaurant of the Year - Sexy Fish (sponsored by London Talent)
A MASSIVE thank you to House of CB for coming to my rescue and sorting me out with the absolutely beautiful gown I wore to the awards literally 2 hours before the event started (My other gown was mixed up with a different delivery date, typical.) Anyway, I suppose everything happens for a reason and in hindsight I definitely felt even sassier in this beautiful gown. (There's always room for more sass.)
Also can we please take a moment to give the LLA's CEO Jason Gale a HUGE round of applause (Or in this case go and like his recent insta pic... @jasonjgale) for creating such a wonderful annual event, now in their seventh year running, celebrating our beloved London "Open for business" and all it has to offer.
Now for 2017!
Are you a London based business and believe that you are the best of the best? Or are you a member of the public who would like to suggest a potential nominee? Nominations are now OPEN for the London Lifestyle Awards 2017. Click here to make a nomination!
Stay Sassy, xoxo