Sunday, 15 November 2009

Come on girls, less than a week to go.......

We've had lots of requests for tickets so far, but we know there are alot more of you out there.
If you're a "Swish Virgin", don't be shy....... come a long for a great girlie afternoon.
It's great fun, it's all for charity and you get some great new clothes and accessories - for free !!

Call us soon to reserve your tickets for only 5 euros ( it will be 7 euros on the door)

We are very excited about this event, we've got some great raffle prizes for you and some festive gifts for you to buy before you start swishing.

Free wine and mince pies for everyone !! so get there early. The Swish will open at 3 pm, but remember we need your swaps before hand.

See you on Saturday.............

Lots of love
from The Walk in Wardrobe Team

Sunday, 4 October 2009


Anyone requiring tickets please calls us on the numbers below.

Karen 916 277 733

Bev 915 178 597

We will arrange to meet you and hand your tickets to you.

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Here we go again..........
The third event is coming in November !!

We've been busy organising another exciting swishing event for you, in aid of local charities.

The date for your diary is Saturday November 21st at 3 pm at Restaurant Fonte de Pedra - the same venue as the last event in May, which was a huge success. As the main 'Swish' will start at 3 pm, the team will be at the restaurant from 1 pm to transofrm the venue for your party, so why not come along, leave your donations and then have some lunch? Carlos and his staff can offer a wide choice of wonderful traditional Portuguese fayre, and some great wine too.......

With the proximity to Christmas, there will be a number of special stalls selling festive 'girly' gifts as well as the usual chance to win some super prizes in the, now customary, raffle.

We are supporting 3 charities this time around.
Tickets sales will be in aid of Nandi Animal Charity in Lagos, the raffle will provide a donation to NECI ( for physically and mentally challenged children) in Praia da Luz. We would also like to do a "Secret Santa" . We are asking everybody to bring along a small gift for a child at the Lar De Bom Samaritano in Alvor.
Please wrap your gift and mark it for 'boy' or 'girl'.

With the chance to swap fabulous clothes, get into the Christmas spirit (with a free glass of mulled wine) and do so much for our local charities, what are you waiting for??

Book your tickets now !!
Advanced ticket price is 5 euros.
On the door ticket price will be 7 euros.

Group bookings for 6 ladies will receive a bottle of bubbly on the day!!

Directions to the venue are on the blog already - just click on the entry at the left side of the blog page at the entries made in May.

Call us soon for any further information and tickets:

Karen on 916 277 733
Bev on 915 178 597

Also check out our feature in the October edtion of 'Good Life' magazine.

Look forward to seeing you there .....................XXXX

Friday, 8 May 2009

Directions to the Venue

Well ladies, only 1 day to go !!

The team are working hard, gathering great raffle prizes, preparing donations we have already received and answering your many enquiries about the Swish.

Our venue, Fonte de Pedra, is a traditional Portuguese restaurant offering a typical andvaried menu. We would recommend the Prawn and Avocado or Gazpacho for starters and the Monk Fish kebab, fantastic omlettes or Piri Piri Chicken for your main course. As well as local wines.
All tried and tested of course......

Don't forget if you want to make a reservation for lunch or stay on afterwards for dinner, give Carlos and his team a call on 282 471 034 - you are sure to receive a warm Algarvian welcome.

Now - how to get there....... Look out for the pink balloons to guide you

If you are coming from the West, eg. Luz or Lagos

Get onto the EN125 towards Alvor/Portimao. Just after passing by the village signs for Figueira, the Penina Golf Club and Le Meridien Hotel will come up on your right hand side. Opposite the entrance to the hotel you need to go left across the road towards Alcalar.

**You will pass by the Adega on your right.
Then you need to pass under the single lane bridge, you must give way to the oncoming traffic. Once under the bridge continue on the main road, which bears around to the left. Go up the hill and then over the bridge (over the motorway). At the other side of the bridge on your right is the urbanization of Serra e Mar. Continue for approx 3 km, until you come to a cross roads. You need to turn left (there is a sign post for the restaurant here and we will put pink balloons on it as a marker).
Fonte de Pedra is approximately 50m on the left.

If you are coming from the East, eg Alvor, Portimao, Armacao de Pera, Loule

Get onto the EN 125 towards Alvor/Lagos. Just after you go passed the Portimao Retail Park, the road drops downhill. You will then pass 2 BP petrol staitions, on each side of the road. You turn right immediately after the BP stations, towards Alcalar. The directions are then the same as above from **.

Any problems please call one of the Walk in Wardrobe team to talk you in.

Look forward to seeing everyone.

Monday, 27 April 2009

23rd May: put it in your diary!

The Walk in Wardrobe is back, with a fantastic new swish planned for Saturday 23rd May!
The event will take place at Restaurant Fonte de Pedra in Alcalar, just north of the Meridien Penina Hotel, between Portimao and Mexihoeira Grande.
Entry to the swish costs just 2 euros per person, with proceeds going to the new cancer charity, Madrugada (more details below).
The swish commences at 3pm on the Saturday afternoon, where there will be plenty of fabulous clothes to choose from, plus an exciting raffle full of wonderful prizes.
Bring as many items as you like, but please ensure that they are all freshly laundered and ironed and are in excellent condition. This is a perfect opportunity to find new homes for those clothes you no longer wear (or no longer fit you!) and for you to find a few little gems of your own.
If you were unable to attend our last swish in February, or just don't know what a swish is...
The "Walk In Wardrobe" is a girlie "Swishing" event which will support local charity, so you get to look good and do good too!!
Swishing is the latest fashion craze fresh from New York, Sydney and London. Inspriration for this event was taken from the recent BBC series "Twiggy's Frock Exchange" and simply involves getting fashion conscious women together to swap gorgeous clothes and party at the same time. Attendees must bring with them at least 2 items of clothing they would be proud of and want to see go to a good home, in order for you to grab something else and give it a new lease of life.......only then can we expect to see a high standard amongst the swishers!

Fonte de Pedra (one of our favourite restaurants !) will be open for lunch and dinner, so why not make an afternoon of it and book a table?! There is also a bar, so your husbands can sit and enjoy a few beers while you swish away! Contact / book Fonte de Pedra on 282471034. A map will be uploaded soon.

For further information on the swish, please contact Karen Lennon on 916277733 or Suzy Turner on 919556630.

It has been recognised that there is a desperate shortfall in the care and information available for those living in the Algarve and suffering from cancer and other serious illness. While local hospital facilities adequately cover the essential treatment of patients while in hospital, there remains little or no care and support available for those affected once they return to their home and family. The lack of organised specialist care in the community, including hospice care, MacMillan nursing, centralised information and resources and complementary therapies to support the recovery of affected residents continues to cause great distress and concern. All the skills are available if you know where and how to find them.
The charity Madrugada (meaning 'Dawn') has been established to support a new initiative which, in the first instance, create a resource centre in Praia da Luz offering free advice on how best support the treatment of serious illness, ensuring that those affected have the very best chance of achieving recovery while reducing the side effects caused my many allopathic protocols.
Their eventual aim is to build a support centre which offers residential and day care, training, complementary therapies and care in the community. Their approach will be totally holistic and all services will be delivered under the guidance of a highly qualified team.
Right now, Madrugada needs volunteers for good organisational skills. They need people skilled in accountancy, legal procedures, planning applications, IT and Web design, administration and fund raising, commitee members, people with influental contacts, people with drive, determination, compassion and spare time, as well as donations of equipment and funds.
If you can help in any way at all, please contact Alison on 964951570 or Val on 917759617.

Monday, 30 March 2009


We are looking to hold the next Walk In Wardrobe towards the end of May. Keep checking back for further details!
The Walk In Wardrobe team