Catwalk for real at Portavadie Marina: marine fashion show with, unmistakably, Marilyn

In another fun initiative from the go ahead team at the spectacular Portavadie Marina in Cowal, there is a Marine Fashion Show there on 6th August, from 13.00 – 17.00, with shows at 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00.

Hosted by Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, Unmistakably Marilyn (will she sing a husky Happy Birthday Portavadie?), the shows will preview the 2012 Spring and Summer collections.

Brand experts will be present and there will be a Beauty and Wellness stand.

In keeping with the maritime glamour of the event, there will be an Oyster Bar alongside a Champagne Bar – £6 a glass and £35 a bottle.

With the first show at 14.00, lunch beforehand at the marina’s waterfront restaurant would be a neat prelude to the serious business of deck gear and shore-going gear.

Portavadie Marina Lodge

As well as the restaurant, the Lodge is also now open, with a clever part-covered outdoor eating area (above) beside a light-filled interior (below). Serving breakfast, lunch and supper, it is just inside the marina complex by the Portavadie  Ferry slipway. Very handy.

Portavadie Marina Lodge 2

We’re hoping it will start serving snacks in between mealtimes – and the ability to grab a great takeaway coffee and a really super sandwich – nothing fancy, just really good bread, simple first class ingredients and lots of butter and mayo – to rush on to the ferry with… well, we can dream.

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