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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

miss b loves........attending The Marina Dalglish Appeal Grand Ball at Knowsley Hall


Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be able to attend The Marina Dalglish Charity Ball at Knowsley Hall, near Liverpool. It's not very often that you have the opportunity to go to such a glamorous event!! The long driveway was lined with flaming torches and the illuminated Hall looked stunning.



After a Champagne Reception in the main building, we made our way into the marquee.........beautifully decorated......a truly breathtaking sight and an amazing atmosphere...........






Cherry blossom trees with hanging candles were so effective as table centrepieces.....



Of course the food was wonderful ......cured and poached salmon with celeriac slaw and micro herbs, fillet of beef with scouse pastry crock pot......


and just in case we were peckish later .....there was a Midnight Feast!

An entertaining charity auction raised thousands of pounds and there were certainly some fabulous prizes........including this drum skin signed by the Rolling Stones......  




and finally.....my outfit.....I opted for a classic LBD with a square scalloped neckline with a touch of sparkle from my shoes, bag and vintage diamante necklace.........





and to take home.....a Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar goody bag full of treats including this gorgeous sleep candle and make-up bag.......




A truly unforgettable evening and for such a worthwhile cause.



Following Marina Dalglish's successful treatment for breast cancer, The Dalglish Family (Kenny Dalglish, Marina's husband, is a former Liverpool Football Club player and Manager) set up The Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2005. Their aim has been to improve cancer care in Merseyside through various fundraising events.


The first appeal raised £1.5 million to build the Centre for Oncology at University Hospital, Aintree. The second appeal raised £3.2 million towards a £17 million Radiotherapy Unit at Aintree which opened on 14th February 2011 and recently £500,000 has been donated to Southport and Formby District Hospitals to refurbish the Chemotherapy Unit.  

The Current Appeal is to raise £2 million towards an iMRI scanner  at the Walton Centre Liverpool. This scanner will be used to clearly see brain tumours while performing surgery, greatly reducing the risk of damaging other parts of the brain.


Please click here to find out more about fundraising.



76 comments:

  1. Wow Miss B, such a magical event for a good cause. You must have looked fabulous in your LBD and stylish shoes and bag.

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  2. Such a great cause and a fantastic event to fundraise. Well done to everyone who contributed. I wish all the cancer sufferers and their loved ones good luck and better health.

    A lady can always rely on a LBD to save her. Love the detail on the handbag.

    xxx

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  3. Wow looks like a fabulous event for a most worthy cause. Love you're outfit choice. Giving back is the best gift we can gift our self. Xo HHL

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  4. WOW! Such a great event! Love your dress! :)

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  5. Your photos are amazing! Looks like a fabulous event
    Stacy

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  6. Wow - what a fabulous event and love your chic and sophisticated outfit!!

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  7. oh wao! what an amazing evening! Surreal to say the least. Love your outfit and the swag bag was so nice!! Incredibel opportunity.

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  8. Love your outfit for the event--very Audreyesque!

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    htt[://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  9. Bonjour miss b. Thank you for stopping by chez Moi today. My eyes were caught by that amazing pink building! I have never attended such an event, and it was all for a good cause, which it makes it even more special. Love your LBD by the way. Who makes it? Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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    1. Glad you liked the dress, Véronique! It's by a UK company called 'Damsel in a Dress.' I knew what I was looking for, tried on quite a few (too many!)in various stores but this fit as if it had been made for me. It's beautifully made and the fabric is excellent quality too.

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  10. What a lovely party...Tres chic!! Your dress is stunning!

    xoxoxo

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  11. Greetings Miss b from snowy Canada! I just found your blog through Design Chic and I figured that I should find you...seeing as I go as b myself. Great blog, happy to find you! Now catching up on previous posts:)

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  12. This event looks like a page out of a Hollywood fairytale, its so stunningly designed and for a great purpose too. Your outfit looks perfect and polished!

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  13. oh miss b! i love charity auctions towards a great cause. your dress and accessories were so beautiful! i love that bag! the building and set up for the event was gorgeous :D those cherry blossom tree centerpieces were exquisite. i've never seen such beauty. the rolling stones have always been very generous. they donate a lot of their things. good for them. i'm so happy you had a great time. thanks for sharing this with us doll.
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  14. What an amazing event! I love the outfit you chose to wear. Very classic and chic. And I would have loved to win the Stones drum skins!

    LUXESSED

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  15. Stunning photos I love the table centrepieces. Your outfit was so chic. It is lovely to attend such a glamorous evening particularly when it is helping such a great charity. Plus the goodie bag was an extra treat

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  16. Grand Ball.. sounds so sophisticated :) Nice photos of nice places!

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  17. What a gorgeous, pretty, lovely event.

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  18. Impeccable. Glamorously styled event in every detail.

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  19. lovely inspiration, Happy Valentine's Day
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.hu/

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  20. That looks like a fun event! Happy Valentines day :)

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  21. Wow great event!!! nice post!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear! and my g+ for you...

    besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  22. wow, wow! your outfit looked so perfect for the event, so classic and timeless. i absolutely love that cherry blossom table decor - it looks like a fairy tale come true! happy valentine's day!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  23. Woooow! the place looks amazing! Wish I lived there!
    :)

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  24. Hi dear, it must have been amazing:) Never went to an event as this, and it is also for a good cause. Your outfit for the occasion was perfect, love the dress:))) Kisses and happy Valentines! xo

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  25. Wooow what a magical atmosphere, I would love to experience such a ball, and all for a very good cause! : ) I loved all the purple light and cherry blossoms are gorgeous. Great goody bag too : ) Your LBD is a great piece and you matched it perfectly with your accessories : ) So I am sure you will go back next year too : ) About Dubai Laduree box, I am sorry that it was sold out, I hope they stock it again there and you find it in your next visit : ) Thanks so much for all the sweet thoughts : ) Happy Valentine again : )

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  26. i really love the atmosphere! i bet you had a great night! xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  27. Beautiful event for a great cause.

    I love the centrepieces, very Preston bailey.

    I hope they hit their target...

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  28. Wow! So jealous and I love that theme of cherry blossom projected right onto the hall. Your outfit was stunning, love the scalloping on that dress, its a really charming neckline. Would Love to have seen the dress on you!!!

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  29. Thank you for sharing the photos - what a fabulous event! x

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  30. Hello Miss b,
    What a wonderful event.
    I can just imagine how beautiful the hall and marquee looked lit up.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.
    Looking forward to looking back over your previous posts.
    Hope you have a lovely day,
    Liz x

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  31. Looks so glamorous, what an amazing event! Great photos! :) Happy Valentine's day!

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  32. What a lovely event and for such a good cause. I bet you looked really chic in your outfit too. The building is so imposing lit up like that. good to attract attention for such a worthy cause!

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  33. This sounds and looks like such an amazing night - and for a very worthy cause :) I think I would have been totally overwhelmed, in a good way, being there; the lighting alone looks just stunning!
    xox,
    Cee

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  34. Vintage diamante, oh beautiful ... I'm certain you looked amazing in your outfit. That's great that they raised much for the cause. The drum skin is quite cool! xoMadison Enjoy the w/e Miss b..

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  35. Completely utterley jealous! The building itself looks incredible let alone the rest of the evening. Ohh I have always wanted a goodybag. Reminds me of going to kids parties when your younger!

    xx

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  36. thanks for the comment! i totally agree with you!

    you're been lucky to have this opportunity!

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  37. I'm so jealous! It must have been an amazing evening. :)

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  38. Gorgeous pictures! Stunning.


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  39. Looks like you had an amazing night x

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  40. Lovely photos, thanks for bringing us along:) xo Caroline

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  41. Μy God, this is so amazing. Sorry for asking but are u living the fairy tale life???
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    1. It certainly felt like it on that special night!!

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  42. Thank you for your taking the time to say hello and leave a lovely comment on my blog!

    So happy you did - I love what I see here!

    xx

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  43. wow that looks fantastic. I would love to go to an event like that. Somday.
    Kayleigh http://www.thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.com.au

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  44. What a worthwhile cause. It looks like you had a great night and it all looks totally fabulous and PINK!!! Love an excuse to get dressed up. xx

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  45. It looks like a great event for a great cause!

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  46. First of all, I'm in love with your outfit! The dress is so elegant and the necklace is gorgeous. What a wonderful charity this is and going towards very important causes. I love the pink and purple lights! I'm so glad you had such a great time. The girls are going out tonight for "girls night" and getting all dressed up to have some fun.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  47. What a beautiful event, and for such a beautiful cause! Coming from family affected by breast cancer, I'm always so happy to see people taking their time to promote this cause and educate women on how important it is to take care of your health every day!
    And of course, your outfit couldn't have been more glamorous :)

    Have a lovely sunday, B!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  48. Gorgeous event--so wonderful that you supported this cause!

    xo Mary Jo

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  49. Wow, what a lovely event ... looks like the backdrop to a magical evening and it feels so good when you know it was for such a good cause. Love the outfit you chose ... I always feel just right in an LBD, they're always sophisticated and perfect. Thanks for stopping by this week, sweet ... and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  50. What an amazing event! Very glamourous and such a great cause. Great outfit choice. Timeless and elegant.

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  51. amazing pics!! seems like you had a great time!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  52. What a great event! Your outfit was fabulous,black is always so classy:) Have a good week!
    ~Anne

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  53. Wow looks like a great event, love the interior! Hope you had a great time :)

    www.tlnique.blogspot.com

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  54. Dear Miss B! Thanks for popping by my blog and I am in love with the photo of the Pink cherry blossom tree with hanging candles! So beautiful, seems like you had much fun!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  55. Amazing pics! And great event:)

    Check out my blog: http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de

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  56. Wow, so glamorous! Love the building washed in hot pink; how fun!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  57. Thank you very much to everyone for all these lovely, kind comments. I do know how fortunate I was to attend such a wonderful event.
    miss b

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    1. Miss b! You must post pics of yourself in dress!

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  58. I love the lighting. It totally transforms everything!
    xo
    Sharon

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  59. oh woaow...how cool itsnt that house ;)

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  60. That pink lighting is beyond fabulous!
    xo
    Sharon

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  61. Gorgeous event. Love the pink! Thanks again for your recent visit. :)

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