New iPhone app to help plan holidays and days out.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Official Visitor Guide iPhone app is the quick and easy way to discover things to do and places to stay, eat, drink and shop in the
Windsor, Maidenhead and
Ascot area. 2012 in particular promises to be a very special year for the Royal Borough: The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to
Lake and there will be a host of other events to enjoy. Once downloaded, the app will put you right in the middle of all the best things to see and do.
Updated regularly by the visitor information team, this is the app for both visitors and residents alike. The app costs just £1.49 and is available from iTunes and the App store www.windsor.gov.uk/iphone-app-download
Monday 2nd May 2011 - Wacky Windsor Tea Party
"You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!”
To end the busy bank holiday weekend Windsor Royal Shopping held the ‘Wacky Windsor Tea Party’. The Punch & Judy show proved it can still entertain children after 170 years, whilst the magician ‘Steve G’ amazed both adults and children alike with balloon tricks. The Madhatter was causing trouble around the centre, informing children of the upcoming show times and telling his story.
Saturday 30th April 2011 - Windsor Royal Shopping Fashion Show
Windsor Royal Shopping held its annual Fashion Show on the sunny Royal Wedding weekend. It was the first show to be held on a Saturday and all 4 shows had the seating area full to the brim. The show’s theme was ‘Love is in the Air’ and had 7 models showing over 77 different outfits from the centre’s various fashion houses. The new Jewellery store; Vogue Diamonds kindly offered to dress the models with a selection of their rings and necklaces, and also offered 25% off all jewellery for the day. A colour consultant was on hand to advise women on which colour would suit their skin tone, and did her own talk on-stage named ‘All About Colour’. Jo Malone also took to the stage to promote their brand new fragrance; ‘Sakura Cherry Blossom’ which was exclusive to the Windsor branch for the day of the fashion show. The pods adjacent to the catwalk provided a good spot for other tenants to take advantage of the increased footfall.
Friday 29th April 2011 - Screening of the Royal Wedding at Windsor Royal Shopping
Situated opposite an official royal residence; Windsor Royal Shopping had to do something to commemorate the wedding day for William & Kate. Two screens were set up a day before the fashion show to screen the wedding live to the customers of the centre. The screening attracted upwards of 400 people, with the crowd joining in to sing the national anthem and ‘Jerusalem’ during the wedding service. 5 Women in full bridal dress arrived in the centre to add to the atmosphere (Along with a bottle of champagne each!). Union jack flags were handed out by Joules, and the rain held off to ensure the locals of Windsor could celebrate the big day.
Saturday 23rd April 2011 - St. George's Day
Windsor Royal Shopping celebrated St George’s Day with the inner-circle magician ‘Steve G’ performing the ‘magic’ version of the Story of St George. Children of all ages were encouraged to take part in the re-enactment, acting out roles of the princesses, knights and dragons. A ‘Knights and Princesses’ fancy dress competition was also held and prizes included a family ticket to Legoland.
Carluccio’s Picnics 2011 are now available
Choose from kids, adult classic or adult vegetarian options. Cutlery and napkins provided. Adult picnics are provided in cool bag’s and children’s in a box. Picnics may be pre-ordered, or Carluccio's chefs’ choice will be available at the caffè on the day of your picnic. Orders can be made 24 hrs in advance from your nearest Carluccio’s. For more details, please contact Carluccio's deli staff, or visit carluccios.com. To view the perfect picnic wines and full menus online visit www.carluccios.com/picnics
New Opening - All Bar One
All Bar One Windsor is a vibrant city centre bar where you can eat, drink and escape the stresses of the day with laidback sophistication. Relax in stylish surroundings and choose from a fabulous range of food and drink to suit your mood. Whether you're winding down after work or gearing up for great night out, set your own pace with our deliciously modern food menu’s, extensive list of wines, perfectly mixed cocktails and excellent service with attentive and welcoming staff.
For further details please visit: http://www.allbarone.co.uk/allbaronewindsor
New Opening - Patisserie Valerie
Patisserie Valerie Cafés are a haven for self- indulgence in the most exquisite cakes and patisseries you will ever feast your eyes upon! All of their delicious hand-made cakes, gateaux and patisseries are a taste sensation using traditional recipes and authentic methods achieving an international reputation. All of which can be enjoyed in their cafés, to take-away or by ordering on line. Their extensive menu includes continental breakfasts, lunches and the finest teas and coffees.
Please visit http://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk for further information.
Tuesday 8th March 2011 - Windsor and Eton Flippin Pancake Challenge
Hearts were pounding and nerves were tweaked as the 6th annual Flippin Windsor and Eton Pancake challenge took place at Windsor Royal Shopping on Tuesday 8th March. With an increased number of teams for 2011, the event was always going to be a close affair. However the Men from Atlantis (aka Legoland) came out as victors for the second year in a row. New teams included the Irish Guards, Town Wardens and East Berkshire College and a special Mascot race which was won by Nandos restaurant. Keiran Foley from Legoland’s winning team and who were wearing snorkels to promote their new ride opening this year - said "It feels really good to have won. At first we thought it was a bit of fun, but when we got to the final it was quite tense!” The prize for the best dressed team for the day went to Mercure Castle as all members had taken the theme of the 15th century house wife to the extreme with full fishnet stockings, hair rollers, foundation and lipstick. All funds raised will go to Help for Heroes and the Windsor and Eton Christmas lights fund. It is hoped that over £700.00 will have been raised once all of the sponsorship has been collected.
Links of London are proud to have been appointed creators of the Official Jewellery Collection of London 2012.
Alongside new versions of the iconic Sweetie and Friendship Bracelets, is a brand new collection for London 2012, Play. In addition to these collections are a host of precious metal gifts; key rings, photo frames and cufflinks among other items. The Official London 2012 Jewellery Collection will be available nationwide in Links of London stores and online at www.linksoflondon.com
Bare Escentuals new store opened on Friday 15th October
Love. Understanding. Community. That’s what Bare Escentuals represents. It’s a trusted source. It’s the belief that products can actually be good, makeup can be fun, business can be personal and companies can behave more like communities. Millions of women have already discovered the benefits of 100% pure bareMinerals makeup - makeup so pure you can sleep in it. We regularly change the way that women feel about their skin and give women back the skin they were born with.
Please visit www.bareescentuals.co.uk for more information
New Store Opening - Aquascutum
Understated British Elegance. The British weather is famed for its inclemency and unpredictability. Aquascutum invented the first waterproof cloth in 1853 and created the raincoat to protect English gentlemen and ladies from the elements and preserve their stylish appearance. This understated approach to solving a perennial fashion problem (how to look elegant in the hustle and bustle of city life) has continued for over 155 years. Fine craftsmanship, luxurious tailoring and attention to detail have been applied to all matters sartorial, creating a company with a quintessentially British point of view for whom the pursuit of style is a way of life.
Please visit www.aquascutum.co.uk for further details.
PANDORA is now open for business!
Established in 1982 in
Denmark, launching its ever so popular charm bracelet in 1999 turned the jewellery company into a global brand. Pandora is a universe of jewellery that allows women all over the world to express their own personal style. Whether you are looking for a unique gift or something special for yourself, romantic or casual with elegance Pandora has something for everyone. www.swaguk.co.uk
Joules Opens New Store in Windsor Royal Shopping
To celebrate the opening of the NEW store at 19 Windsor Royal Shopping, Joules will be hosting a launch party on Tuesday 1st December between 12pm-8pm. Visitors to the store will be in for a treat, with fizz and canapés available on arrival and entertainment will be on hand to get customers into the Joules spirit,whilst they peruse the new Winter collection at their leisure. ?xml:namespace>
MINT VELVET opened on Saturday 14th November
Mint Velvet are absolutely delighted and more than a little excited to announce the opening of our first boutique! As three women with a passion for fashion we felt continually let down and frustrated by the lack of glamorous yet relaxed clothes to suit our lifestyles. Read More