Do you break a sweat even thinking about the trail of destruction that can be wrecked by you inebriated Christmas guests? Sit down, take a deep breath and read our 5 easy guest-proofing tip. They may sound obvious, but do each of these things and you’ll sleep more soundly. You can thank us later.
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We are now officially in the month of Christmas, but if you’re like me and still running around like a loon trying to appease your boss, get your shopping done and sort out all the admin, don’t fear. Here are five things you can do right now to keep your hair from going grey.
Here you’ll find exclusive insights into the mega-deals our retailers are offering over Black Friday weekend, as well as any current deals they’ve already started!
Every Christmas my go-to tipple is a warming batch of mulled wine and while I absolutely love it and will certainly be getting merry on it this year, I also want to try something new and different. So I went to Fever Tree to see if they could help me out and they’ve come back with three gorgeous recipes for us all to try.
Waste not, want not so the saying goes! Here’s one of my cosy Winter decorating ideas – how to turn your old knitwear into festive tealight holders.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I can’t help but notice that everything (really, everything) is lit up! I mean, what is Christmas without Christmas lighting?
Adding a splash of homemade charm to your gifts needn’t take ages and cost the earth. Here I’m going to show you how to add a little sparkle to a gorgeous Anthropologie mug, with just a chocolate bar (or two).
Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night has wistfully skipped by, it feels like everything-pumpkin flavoured is over and it’s like, suddenly everything has gone full on turkey Christmas mode!
If you love a fruity little number and you’re on the hunt for a special sparkler to pair with that Christmas day smoked salmon or turkey, read on. Bluebell sparkling wines are made using the same method used to produce champers, so they’re pretty special. What’s more, you’ll be supporting home-grown talent when you raise that glass for a toast. Read more »
With so many offers flying around, it can be tough to know where to go for what. Here’s some tips to make the most of the next 24 hours of discounts.
We’ve trawled the sales to bring you a selection of gorgeous gift ideas that make the most of the discounts.There’s beautiful espresso mugs for coffee lovers, silky soft throws, delicious scented candles, and pretty jewelery boxes and photo frames. If that’s not enough, browse our full collection of gifts for him and her here (a discount will apply to many of these until Monday).
If you’re a champagne lover, this is for you. Hambledon’s grapes are grown on the same chalk that you’ll find in the Champagne region in France, resulting in delectable sparkling wines that are basically champagne in all but the name. So why not wow your guests this Christmas by buying local bubbles and backing British? Over to Hambledon.
I had a gorgeous morning at the OKA showrooms in London yesterday, and I was so inspired by some of their beautiful festive sets I thought I’d share a couple of videos alongside a few of my favourite picks for gifts and for creating a warm, wintry home. They’re expected to offer a site-wide discount this weekend, so now is a great time to plan your buys.
For this week’s Best of British I spoke to Robert Welch, makers of english silver cutlery that recently made an appearance in Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Burnt.
If you need something truly unique and special to pair with that Christmas turkey, look no further. Sparkling red is back and on this week’s English Wine blog Bolney tells us more about theirs (and all their other mouth-watering wines). Over to the team at Bolney.
Did you know Newgate Clocks is based in an old renovated Laura Ashley unit? Everyone has a 1940’s style desk with a vintage alarm clock by their side (jealous, us?) and there’s an office dog called Badger.
A smooth-running Christmas is all about preparation and organisation. This means….lists! Print them out, stick them on all the wall and work your way down. Before the big Black Friday (27th November) extravaganza, let’s work out what we have, what we don’t have and what we need. That way we know what we’re targeting in the sales and can get the most out of those discounts coming our way.
It’s Thursday, it’s high-time we indulged in a large glass of wine. This week we speak to English winemaker Denbies to hear more about their sparkling wines and white wines, what they taste like, how we should drink them and what foods we should munch alongside them.
With Thanksgiving creeping closer we picked the brains of Kristina, the founder of Lexington, for some ideas on how to create magical festive spaces. She tells us how to use colours and layers, foliage and candles to weave charm and character into our homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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I’m a highly visual person when it comes to this game of matching-and-pairing. I’ll buy an entire outfit if I think the mannequin looks hot, and deck an entire room based on a magazine clipping.
One day, more than 16 years ago, three friends embarked on a great adventure over land and sea, to the farthest corners of the earth, in search of treasure. They scoured markets and factories from India to China, hunting high and low. What did they find?
My long-suffering family will attest to the fact that I am a born scatterbrain. I’m constantly scribbling to-do lists to try and combat this insufferable trait, but inevitably this means I have scraps of illegibly scrawled paper lying all over the house.
As the mornings darken and the evenings draw in, take a step onto the dark side with this season’s trend for gothic glamour.
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The wonderful thing about Christmas this year is that anything goes. It’s really about personalisation – creating your own personalised style and colours.
Christmas. Season of merriment, parties, lights, decorations, and that warm feeling of anticipation that something wonderful is about to happen.
This winter has seen a big key trend towards fairytales, folklore, enchanted forests and most predominant of all, woodland creatures. How many of you during your festive Christmas shopping have noticed a sly Mr Fox captured on a plate or cushion? Or perhaps you have spotted a proud stag emblazoned on a jumper, mug or a placemat?