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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,...
The Beauty Christmas List

The Beauty Christmas List

Whilst searching for the perfect Christmas presents for our nearest and dearest, our minds have started to wander towards what we may be unwrapping ourselves on Christmas day.  Beauty items tend to be the best Christmas gifts don’t they? From something new that we’ve had our eye on for months to that certain special cream...
AW '12 Menswear Trend: Inspired by The Great Gatsby

AW ’12 Menswear Trend: Inspired by The Great Gatsby

I remember reading The Great Gatsby as part of an assignment at school. It was a book we had to cover in an English Literature essay… and I adored reading every single page. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic transports you back to the Roaring Twenties, an era famed for its dapper sense of style, and...
Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

If you’re planning a seasonal soiree for the holidays, be inspired by the dazzling, Gatsby-inspired cocktail pieces in the Flapper Girl Edit from our Party Shop. Once you’re suitably bejewelled and as soon as your guests start to arrive, serve them a thirst-quenching drink that The Great Gatsby himself would relish. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s...
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...
What's Your Signature Scent?

What’s Your Signature Scent?

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to ask for that fabulous fragrance you’ve had your eye on for the last couple of months or to try something completely new. We know how important a perfume is for first impressions or to represent your personality. We’ve asked everyone here at House of Fraser HQ what their signature...
Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas is a fabulous chance to get creative in the kitchen. I love to whip up a myriad of festive treats to give to loved ones, friends who pop in for a mug of cheer and a mince pie and even for all of our little poppets who beaver away so earnestly all year through...
Christmas Carole Answers: What to serve as a light starter on Christmas Day…

Christmas Carole Answers: What to serve as a light starter on Christmas Day…

There is no shame in over-indulging at Christmas, we all know it happens! However, if you are playing hostess this year, you certainly don’t want everyone to be stuffed with food before you present the main event; a proudly bronzed turkey is a must at Christmas in our house (psssst…. It’s actually Mr C’s favourite!)...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Songs

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Songs

Darlings, darlings, darlings! Christmas is not a time for rules, but if ever there was a rule for how to have a smashing Christmas, put simply (with cheeky reference to one of my number one Christmas ditties) it would be this: Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)! I don’t care what any Christmas Grinches...
The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

Come now, don’t be a Scrooge, embrace the joy of Christmas wholeheartedly! I love the festive cheer that comes with excessive amounts of celebratory feasting with all of my family and friends. Tis’ the season to indulge after all – and it’s always the season in Casa Claus! But both Mr C and I know...
How I Make: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

How I Make: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a throng of heart-warming hot drinks to boost the Christmas spirit (spirit being the operative word; as my tipple of choice!) At a party, you should have something for everyone, and my favourite indulgence is most certainly a crowd pleaser – especially with a little tot of booze! But...
Tracy's Skincare Picks

Tracy’s Skincare Picks

Our Senior Beauty Buyer, Tracy Van Heusden, shares her must-have skincare products this month. With over 15 year’s industry experience, Tracy is well versed in separating the beauty fab from the beauty fad!     Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Restorative Capsules visibly improves skin tone and clarity whilst supporting the skin’s own natural collagen levels...