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FASHION FIX: Mona McTaggart will be showing women what suits their shape at the etc Home Show
FASHION FIX: Mona McTaggart will be showing women what suits their shape at the etc Home Show

STYLISH home furnishings, luxurious accessories and much more – etc’s Home Show promises to be a shopping experience like no other.

Held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland this Sunday, the show brings together hundreds of quality exhibitors from across the North-East, including headlining exhibitor, Home Interiors, of Portrack Lane, Stockton.

It’s the first year that etc, a luxury lifestyle magazine for the North-East which is owned by Northeast Press, has held such an event.

Georga Spottiswood, etc editor, said: “It’s going to be a fantastic day. The etc Home Show has been the talk of the office for the last few months and we’re all really excited about it – I can’t wait to do some serious shopping and give my home a new look!

“We have an excellent array of exhibitors, with some of the hottest and trendiest stores in the North-East coming along. There will be everything you need to spruce up your home with stylish accessories as well as experts on hand to offer their advice on all your home interior needs.”

The home show will have many themed areas from interiors – showcasing the best in kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms; exteriors – which will display the best in windows, doors, summerhouses and conservatories and also a food and homeware area with local produce, cakes and sweets.

And, for fashion and beauty there’s the Fashion Fix suite, where Mona McTaggart - owner of high-end womenswear store Joulani in Darlington - will be showing women of all shapes and sizes what works with their figure.

Georga added: “Mona will be demonstrating different styles on the ladies from the etc team. I can’t wait to see what outfit she’ll put together for my shape. I’m sure it will be fab.

“We also have Ramsay and Johnson hair salon coming along and the team will be showcasing how people can wear the latest hairstyles.”

Other exhibitors will include photographers, florists, home entertainment and there will be a cooking masterclass from SAFC’s executive head chef, Patrick Lesca.

Lisa Aynsley, Northeast Press events manager, said: “The etc Home Show gives businesses a chance to showcase their products and services to a huge audience.

“There will be a wide variety of international brands and one-man bands, showing what the biggest and smallest businesses have to offer.”

The home show will take place on Sunday, September 11, at the Stadium of Light between 11am and 4pm. Entry is £5 and parking is free.

For more information about the etc Home Show visit

To buy tickets for the event, call Lisa Aynsley on (0191) 5017129.