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The competition, part of the Brighton and Hove Festival of Shopping in April 2011 was for a gorgeous booty of prizes and was co-organised by Brighton Visitor, alongside city centre manager Soozie Campbell, Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Marina in conjunction with media partner, Look Magazine.

Clare Franklin, a 25 year old trainee accountant from Cardiff, and her partner Gareth were offered, as part of the prize, first class travel from London and a 2 night stay at the fabulous Hotel du Vin, where they celebrated with champagne cocktails in the bar. Pampering at the prestigious spa The Treatment Rooms was also part of the prize and Clare relaxed there with a soothing massage soon after her arrival. There followed a day of whirlwind shopping with Personal Shopper and Stylist Jane Busby on hand to help, £500 to spend in Churchill Square and £400 to spend in Unique Brighton shops - all part of the prize. Clare and Gareth barely had time to fit in their requested fish and chip lunch on the beach before it was time to carry on shopping for that perfect outfit to wear to for the final part of the prize - the Full House Experience at G Casino. I do hope Gareth remembered his Tuxedo!

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All photos ©Julia Claxton.

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