Shopping: Isle of Wight

The shopping on the Isle of Wight is refreshingly independent.

While many areas around the UK look very similar with chains in every town, the Isle of Wight shopping is staunchly independent.

Travelling Trends Fashion Show Tonight

Travelling Trends Fashion Show Tonight

Don’t forget that the Winter Gardens sees the return of the Girls Night Out fundraiser tonight. Enjoy a fabulous fashion show and afterwards snap at the chance to buy fantastic high street and designer fashions

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2009 10:50am

By Kim Fry

VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Winner

VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Winner

Ooops …. didn’t quite get around to this on Friday night as we’d Tweeted – Soz. As you may remember, we’ve been running a competition to win £250 (!) to spend at IKEA in Southampton. The

Sunday, 1st March, 2009 9:19pm

By Sal and Simon with 3 readers' comments

IKEA Competition: Some Ideas To Get You Going

IKEA Competition: Some Ideas To Get You Going

As we mentioned last week, when we first set our IKEA competition, we realise that we might not have been clear enough about how to win the £250 big ones that IKEA have generously

Monday, 23rd February, 2009 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Ikea Competition Explained

Ikea Competition Explained

£250 Prize! We're giving more time for the Ikea competition, while we make it clearer. Doh!

Wednesday, 18th February, 2009 9:20am

By Simon Perry with one comment

IKEA Southampton: Opening Day A Success And 18,000 Meatballs Consumed

IKEA Southampton: Opening Day A Success And 18,000 Meatballs Consumed

We weren’t able to make it over to IKEA for the grand opening last Thursday, but throughout the day 15,450 others did. Apparently 1,500 curious shoppers were present at the official opening, carried out by

Monday, 16th February, 2009 3:02pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

£250 VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Announced

£250 VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Announced

To mark to opening of the IKEA store, we’ve negotiated a great prize for VentnorBlog readers with IKEA – £250 to spend there! Given we saw a completely fitted out starter room for £550,

Thursday, 12th February, 2009 12:55pm

By Sal and Simon

Travelling To Ikea Tomorrow? Plan Your Journey Carefully

Travelling To Ikea Tomorrow? Plan Your Journey Carefully

That’s the advice coming from Southampton City Council in advance of the grand opening of the IKEA store tomorrow. IKEA will have about 1000 parking spaces available for eager shoppers and if you’re travelling from

Wednesday, 11th February, 2009 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ikea: Pre-opening Tour (Podcast)

Ikea: Pre-opening Tour (Podcast)

It won’t have escaped you attention that Ikea is opening in Southampton on Thursday. We popped over the water to go and have a chat to them and have a look behind the scenes before

Wednesday, 11th February, 2009 8:38am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

IKEA: 200 Lucky Islanders Get A Sneak Preview

IKEA: 200 Lucky Islanders Get A Sneak Preview

Isle of Wight Business owners were some of the first people to check out the new IKEA store in Southampton last night, as Red Funnel and IKEA gave them an exclusive sneak preview of

Wednesday, 4th February, 2009 3:17pm

By Rachael Brooks with 4 readers' comments

Ikea Red Funnel Ferry: More Details

Ikea Red Funnel Ferry: More Details

Following our news about the Ikea-fication of one of Red Funnel’s car ferries, we’ve more info for you. The lovely people at Red Funnel have been in touch to give us some more

Wednesday, 14th January, 2009 2:13pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Ikea And Red Funnel Get Into (flat-pack) Bed Together

Ikea And Red Funnel Get Into (flat-pack) Bed Together

Red Funnel is preparing one of their ferries to be festooned with the Ikea logo and distinctive yellow paint. Thanks to an eagle-eyed VentnorBlog reader (Thanks John!), we’ve got an exclusive photo of it sitting

Tuesday, 13th January, 2009 5:46pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Sleepwell Luxury Heated Mattress Cover Review (9/10)

Sleepwell Luxury Heated Mattress Cover Review (9/10)

No kidding, this has made a major difference to the way we live.

Thursday, 18th December, 2008 6:14pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments