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Back to Black: How to Wear the Dark Horse Trend for Summer

Back to Black: How to Wear the Dark Horse Trend for Summer

It’s debatable as to whether or not the sun with make another appearance during this summer. Happily for the sartorially-minded, there is an unpredictable style solution to turn up the heat, by way of this season’s most alluring and captivating trend; Summer Black. Already a perennial wardrobe staple for so many women, dressing in black...
You Shouldn’t Have, Valentine! The Competition

You Shouldn’t Have, Valentine! The Competition

Whilst the true origins of Valentine’s Day are widely thought as contentious, the recognised story of a sadly martyred roman priest – Saint Valentine – is notably understood as the inspiration behind what is meant to be the most romantic day of the year. Valentine’s Day, now something of a commercial circus, is the day...
How to get the best night of beauty sleep ever

How to get the best night of beauty sleep ever

New year it may be, but spring it is certainly not, not yet anyway! Although the darkness of winter does seem to linger for so long – and the desire to hibernate is intensely compelling – before we know it the clocks will go forward and there will be light once again. Therefore, now is...
Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Darlings, dearest darlings, I hope that you have been tenderly nursing your home-baked Christmas cakes by night with regular feedings… of brandy of course! What else? Well the time has just about come to crown your cinnamon-scented bakes with their regal icing or frosting (depending upon your preference). And you do have several options when...
Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Ah darlings, all this deliberation over gifts and stocking fillers is so thrilling! I am almost giddy with anticipation now there are only a mere 10 sleeps until Christmas. Oh, and I know what you are all desperately wondering… what will be in my stocking come Christmas morning? Well, darlings I shall confide in you...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas time is (most certainly) in the air again – as Charlie Brown would have it! Oh, darlings, I am simply in raptures since the start of December; the advent calendar is merrily counting down the days, the little ones are all rosy cheeks with woollen mittens and Mr C’s in his element, to say...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

  There’s nothing I love more than a couple of cheeky Christmas cracker jokes before the turkey feasting commences. In my book, the sillier the joke, the merrier the crowd! Besides darlings, it’s just hideously disappointing to find a pesky scrap of paper preaching some pretentious nugget of wisdom inside your cracker; pish-tosh, what rubbish,...
Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Goose, beef, pork, pheasant, duck; you name it, we’d eat it for Christmas dinner – all apart from reindeer, obviously! But Mr C and I absolutely love a good old traditional turkey; for us there is no beating it, but only the most splendid of birds will do. We order our bronze turkey all the...
Halloween Treats: Bleeding Red Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Halloween Treats: Bleeding Red Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Halloween may still be a few days away, but we have been busy beavering away in the kitchen planning our bewitching bakes very carefully. And lets be honest, why delay the fun with cake? The witching hour is close at hand so embrace the baking bug, get into the kitchen with our recipe and rustle...
Biba by London College of Fashion

Biba by London College of Fashion

Biba is celebrating it’s second Birthday since its re launch at House of Fraser. To celebrate, we asked aspiring film makers and Illustrators at London College of Fashion to create a video about iconic House of Fraser Brand Biba . Here’s what they came up with….  Show which video is your favourite by voting or...
Happy Birthday House of Fraser: Vanilla Birthday Cake with Strawberries & Cream

Happy Birthday House of Fraser: Vanilla Birthday Cake with Strawberries & Cream

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday today! As you may have  gathered from our Facebook page, today marks the 5th birthday of Houseoffraser.co.uk. So, in honour of the occasion we present to you our original recipe for a deliciously moist and milky sweet birthday sponge cake. Frost the cake with a thick slathering of vanilla...
A House of Fraser girl in Paris: Caramelised Milk & Honey Madeleines with Lime

A House of Fraser girl in Paris: Caramelised Milk & Honey Madeleines with Lime

A summer holiday typically involves a sandy beach of some sort and whilst this can be wonderful, many do also enjoy the cultural diversions and glamorous hotspots synonymous with a stylish city break. And, as most of central London unexpectedly seems rather quiet whilst the glorious whirlwind of the Games comes to a pinnacle, I...