AWBS International Women's Club
All Women of Berkshire & Surrey
AWBS is a sisterhood of international and local women living in Berkshire and Surrey, who come together to enhance their UK experience through fun and fulfilling volunteer-run activities.
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we are not able to hold General Meetings. Our Best of Britain vendors are very important to us and we are working on a way to bring to our members a way to continue to support them and for them to continue to support our charities.
As part of the General Meeting, AWBS Members and Guests are invited to meet and shop with local small businesses.
Vendors are charged a small fee to participate and 100% of this money goes directly into the AWBS Philanthropic fund in support of each year's chosen charities.
Our general meeting is not just a wonderful opportunity to meet friends old and new, sign up for activities and hear our celebrity speakers.
Its also a bit of a bespoke shopping event where local businesses are invited to showcase their products and services. We are delighted to offer an intimate pop-up experience for fashion, homewares, travel, health and wellbeing and gifts.
LOVE WATER »
AWBS loves The Love Water team. If you are new to AWBS, please stop by and chat with Nick about their delicious water. Their unique MINI water dispenser is available in a number of colours, offering chilled and ambient mineral water with an 11 litre bottle of exclusive Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water.
To learn more about Love Water, www.lovewater.co.uk
AND SMILE »
And Smile Ltd is an independent distributor of SheerSense / Senegence products. We sell a range of long lasting makeup products. This includes LipSense which is a waterproof, smudge proof and kiss proof lipstick in over 80 different shades. We also have creme to powder eye shadow, liners, mascara, foundation and skin care. Kim is a qualified makeup artist and will be there to give advice on colours. We are delighted to offer AWBS Members and Guests a Christmas/Thanksgiving specia- Pick’N’Mix Lipsticks and Eye Shadows 3 for £60.
JO SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY »
Jo is a professional photographer, living in Windsor, Berkshire. She predominantly works in the Home Counties of Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, but travels all over the UK, photographing families, businesses, artists and the world in general. My images stir the emotions, generate connections and tell a story.
To see Jo’s work, please visit https://www.joscottimages.co.uk
ATELIER CHOKERBALI »
Vermeil Gold and Gemstones Jewellery Crafted by a French designer based in London with unusual minerals and pearls sourced from around the world. To view the entire range, please visit www.chokerbali.com
Ladies fashion and accessories
HIC HAEC HOC »
Humorous and stylish gifts and stocking fillers designed by Hic Haec Hoc. Please visit https://www.hichaechoc.co.uk
ATELIER INTERIOR DESIGN »
We have enjoyed being welcomed into your lively ex-pat community with this being our third event with you. We hope you are enjoying our beeswax wraps, washable wipes and palm oil free soaps. As a special thank you just for the AWBS we have sourced, from America, an amusing Thanksgiving themed fabric. We have made super-extra large platter wraps of 55cmx45cm (21.6 inches x 17.7 inches) to cover the biggest family sized dishes. We have a limited supply of 16 wraps at £12 each. Carolleigh are delighted to offer our own printed fabrics using pure Winchester wax. We also have Christmas soap and flower design soaps especially for that festive feeling and gift giving. For more great products, please visit https://carolleigh.co.uk
CC GIN »
Produced in the Cotswolds, CC GIN offers a range of delicious flavoured gin. Beautifully boxed gift sets make elegant presents at any time of year, but especially at Christmas with the new ‘Christmas Cheer’ flavour.
Please visit https://www.cc-gin.com
DIANE ELSON »
Diane creates paintings and limited edition prints with a London and British theme and is happy to discuss commission pieces too. Great memories of your time living in London, or that special gift. To learn more about Diane and her illustrations, please visit www.dianeelson.com
Margaret from Elegance Fashion is returning to Best of Britain with a range of fashion and accessories to freshen up the winter wardrobe.
EXQUISITE ROCKS »
‘As new’ designer clothes accessorised with sparkly jewellery.
ENGLISH FOLLY »
Fun, original soft furnishings made to order, or off the shelf, there’s also a bespoke range of textiles and stationery to choose from. Perfect gifts or moments of your time in the UK.
JILLI ISAACS »
Ladies fashion accessories.
ANTIQUE TEACUPS AND CANDLES »
Be tempted with over two hundred years worth of the best of British tea porcelain, transformed in to pure burning organically scented candles, with pieces dating from 1790-1950. Perfect gift for yourself, or a friend. See more items at antiqueteacupcandles.com/home
FACETS FASHION »
Luxury, affordable thermals (wool/silk) from Italy, cashmere/modal thermals from Germany & co-ordinating outerwear from Italy.
HOUSE OF COLOUR - ASCOT »
Ciara offers the best in image consulting services. Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak. The key is knowing your style and colours. With Ciara’s professional help, you will learn what colours and styles best suit you which makes shopping easier, and you feel great.
SURREY HILLS REMOVALS »
Nick’s companies expertise in moving families up the road and across the sea. If you need a few things moved into storage, or move address please ask Nick for advice. For more information, please visit www.surreyhillsremovals.co.uk
LA MAISON »
Snug hats, gloves, furs , accessories & gifts for the festive season! Hand selected for La Maison in Virginia Water.
NEALS YARD »
Lisa will be bringing a selection of Neals Yard products and gift box sets, along with special offers for the day.
MAISON de JEUNESSE »
Maison de Jeunesse is a home salon offering stem cell technology anti ageing facials and intuitive massage and reiki treatments. 50% off your first treatment for AWBS members and continues discounts there after. Maison de Jeunesse has cutting edge stem cell technology products and supplements so please stop by and chat to Dallia about any of your skincare or wellness needs.
Environmentally friendly products for the whole family, for your pets as well as your home. Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. Follow Lesley on Facebook
SIMPLE JOYS »
Whether you stay at home this coming festive season or travel across the globe to be with family and friends, Simple joys brings to you hand painted gifts for your dear and near ones. We are happy to personalise items, and you may choose from candles, glasses and kitchen delights to add to the festive and holiday cheer. It's simple, personal and yet special. Each piece is hand painted and all proceeds from sales go towards the HSI - protecting animals globally.
THE BRANDING HOUSE »
New seasons designs and colours, mixed with old favourite bags and purses. NEW PRODUCT are bag straps in a range of colours and designs which can be used with any bag that has the ring hardware attachments which most of the bags I sell have. A great way to funk up a favourite bag.
STYLE FIX »
With over 12 years experience in the fashion industry, and a lecturer at The London College of Style, Patricia offers a personal styling and colour service. Unlocking the the key to true style identity gives you the confidence to be the best version of you. Offering tailor made bespoke experiences, this could be anything from a Wardrobe Edit, Personal Shopping trip, Make-over and Photoshoot or Branding shoot tailored to your lifestyle, business and budget. Having a Personal Stylist isn’t an unnecessary luxury, it’s a game changing investment in you!!
THE GLOVE BOX »
The Glove Box is happy to promote ‘ Santa Pants’ a bottle carrier that fits 2 x bottles of Prosecco, wine, champagne or even a bottle of spirit and a bottle of mixer Whisky and dry ginger for example. These really ‘dress up’ a present and are a lot of fun. A great gift idea, or a stocking filler at the special price of £5.99 or 2 x £10.00
WILD CHILD »
All our clothes and accessories are lovingly designed and made here in Britain using the softest, GOTS certified organic cotton. Vegan friendly and approved by PETA. What wonderful Christmas gifts for the little people, and not so little (we have some items for adults) in your life. We are very happy to offer AWBS Members and Guests a 10% discount when buying 2 or more items at the November event.
WRAP UP IN STYLE »
Wrap up in Style this coming winter in our beautiful unusual cashmere shawls and scarves. Wonderful Christmas presents not found on the high street.
IMAGETHIRST PHOTOGRAPHY »
Imagethirst Photography is very please to offer the following Christmas promotion for AWBS members. £20 offer, which is normally £345, giving a 90 minute home/location/studio shoot a bespoke viewing of images in our Central London studio, and the customer's favourite image framed. As these make ideal Thanksgiving/Christmas presents, they will be boxed and ribboned, ready for you to pop under the tree. For more information, www.imagethirst.com
LITTLE LOCKETS OF LONDON »
Little Lockets London was born out of a wish to find the perfect present for a gap year. The words were there, but how to link it to a present small enough for the traveller to take with them? Our charm pendants proved to be just the thing. From there, the range grew from zodiac charms, festival boho chic, Liberty pattern bracelets, our favourite sports teams, gifts for those trinity men; and, as we love anything sparkly, our Swarovski crystal designs too. Each of our designs are handmade using sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and other A grade components. Please visit our website to see our range of gifts, www.littlelocketslondon.com
THE LK COLLECTION »
Exclusive ladies accessories.
SPANISH STEPS »
Shoes! Boots! New season colours and styles.
PRANIC HEALING »
You really must make time to sit with Marie and Tara from Pranic Healing and let them do their magic on you. All member are invited to have a complimentary 10 minute session during the meeting. If you've students who are feeling a bit stressed, mention it to them as they have great ways to help de-stress and refocus. To find out more, please read through her website, otherwise just throw caution to the wind and go for it! For more information, please visit www.ukpranichealing.co.uk
TROPIC SKINCARE »
Tropic is a multi award winning natural skincare and cosmetic range using pure ingredients. This vegan brand, is proudly 100% cruelty free. Receive a gift with purchase, when spending £50 or more.