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SOCIAL DIARY: A week in the nightlife of the North West.

Byline: CAROLYN HUGHES

AN EVENING of showbiz, starring '60s pop legend Jess Conrad, was held at Rafters Restaurant, Holt Lodge, recently.

The evening was hosted by Alex and Andrew Smeaton and raised pounds 3,000 for the Chester branch of the Lady Taverners which helps disadvantaged and disabled children.

Paloma Shoes, in Cavern Walks, recently celebrated its first birthday. Guests were treated to Champagne and canapes and 10% discount on purchases on the night.

The official launch of Posh Hair & Beauty was held last week at the swish new salon in Tradewinds Square, off Duke Street. The guests were greeted by a samba band. Throughout the night, the guests got to sample hand massages and have a prescription written for their hair while enjoying the aromatherapy smells and the sound of a live harpist.

The great and the good of Liverpool's business and civic community joined property company Downing last week to celebrate the opening of its new offices in Myrtle Street.

Downing, which has residential, commercial and student developments throughout the UK, is also a major Liverpool commercial landlord, owning landmark sites such as the Port of Liverpool Building and New Zealand House. Apart from being a cutting-edge business environment, Downing's new headquarters features a gym, steam room and sauna

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Jim Barton, Melanie Barton (Style Matters) and Ann Lodge (Downing; Mrs Chris Talbot (director of the Lady Taverners ), Margaret Price, and Darlene Storrar at the fund-raiser; Mark Fearnall (Chester chairman of the Lord's Taverners), former Chester FC star Gary Talbot, and Peter Miller; Dawn Hugh (Paloma) and Lisa McGorrin (Creative Partnerships) at Paloma Shoes' first birthday party; George Downing (host) and David Robinson (Bespoke Construction) at the new office launch; Mandy Castellain (owner of Posh), Tracy Kershaw; (owner of Peach designer wear), and Maria Roan (DM Robinson) at the new salon's opening; Frankie Blake and Ashley Morgan at the launch of Posh; Tony Burke, Dawn Hugh, and Philip Armstrong (all from Paloma) celebrate the first anniversary of the designer shoe store
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 29, 2005
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